It’s back to school time! Two rock-star homeschool moms share tips, struggles, resources and more to help you educate your children. Homeschool, private or public school parents will benefit and be encouraged to continue to make learning enjoyable for both the student and the teacher. Learn the one thing (or maybe two) these moms want you to remember through the process. Listen now!
Read Lisa’s and Kelly’s 3 Steps to Prepare for the Homeschool Year.
Lisa’s resource list:
- Vegsource.com (a used curriculum site)
- Homeschoolclassifieds.com (used curriculum)
Curriculum Lisa likes (and she’s used a LOT of different curriculum in 23 years!):
- ABeka phonics program (all 3 years)
- ABeka Academy
- Math U See
- Shurley English
- Rod and Staff Preschool workbooks
- God’s Design for Science curriculum from Answers in Genesis
Kelly’s Resource list:
- Rainbowresource.com (good source for curriculum reviews)
- 101 Top Picks for Homeschool curriculum
- Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
Mentioned on the show:
- Bankers boxes – Place a manilla envelope for each child with thier papers for the year in a box. Fill until full and label it.
- Kahnacademy.com (math, tax laws, mortgages, fractions, videos of all kinds)
- Book shelves, book shelves and more book shelves. Organize your shelves by category – history, science, English, etc. Here is a picture of Kelly’s Ikea Kallax shelves...a favorite!!
- Tracy’s tool: She teaches her children to figure things out on their own. A great way to do this is to type the exact math word problem into the search bar in Google. You’ll be amazed. It will come up with step-by-step instructions to solve the problem and a many times it will be a video. This has helped her help her child many times!
- Chelle’s tool: The removal of Xbox works every time!
- Be flexible and forgiving. No teacher is perfect. No curriculum is perfect. No student is perfect. No schedule is perfect! Kelly reminds herself of this…daily. 🙂
- “Don’t be afraid to waste money“ is the quote that Lisa heard 20 years ago. It has given her the freedom to move on to something else if a curriculum she spent money on wasn’t working!