Kids Education

Raising a Reader

By Donita K. Paul

My children are avid readers. Okay, they’re grown and are not under my supervision any longer. I’m not actively promoting this addiction, ahem, I mean, worthy pursuit. But, the love of reading sprang out of childhood habits. I confess, when I’m asked how did I, as a mom, encourage reading, I’m tempted to shrug my shoulders. » Read more

Vikings Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about Leif Erikson, Erik the Red and the Vikings. You will also learn some basic geography including latitude and longitude and directional terms. You will learn how to use a map and make some maps of your own. You will get to dress up like a Viking, build a Viking long house, make your own Viking games and more. » Read more

The Ear Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about the ear. This unit study is written for elementary school aged students. Included are vocabulary words, printables, and activity ideas to do with your student. You will learn a little about the anatomy of the ear and how the ear works. Use our unit study as a guide to help your student learn about the ear. » Read more

Frogs Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn a little about frogs. The unit study was written for early elementary school aged children but could be adapted for older students as well. Your student will learn a little about classifying animals, he will also learn about the frog’s environment, and he will learn about the frog’s life cycle. This unit study can be done at your own pace. » Read more

Ferdinand Magellan Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about Ferdinand Magellan and his journey around the world. You will also learn a little about ship building and navigation, scurvy and vitamin C, and sea animals. This unit study is geared for elementary students and planned as a 2 week unit. The book used for this unit study is Magellan A Voyage Around the World by Fiona MacDonald » Read more

Christopher Columbus Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about Christopher Columbus and his journey to America. You will also learn a little geography. You will learn about the different landforms including peninsulas, islands, and mountains. This unit study is geared for elementary students and planned as a 1-2 week unit. » Read more

Starting a Local Homeschool Support Group

By Shauna Smith Duty

When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, I was worried about not being able to provide enough socialization. I live in Roanoke, Texas, a small suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth, and the few homeschooling moms I knew drove miles for park days, field trips, and special events. I hate driving to the grocery store, so this routine did not appeal to me. » Read more

Homeschool Report Card

Are you looking for a report card to use in your homeschool? We've provided some easy printable report cards for you to use. Homeschool Report Cards 4 semester year report card Pages 1 & 4 » Read more

Free Homeschooling Day Planner & Portfolio

We have created a free printable homeschooling day planner. You can use our day planner to keep organized, make goals, record attendance and keep track of what you are doing. Works great as a portfolio. Use our free printables to help you get organized.   Just print them out, three hole punch the pages, and put them in a binder. » Read more

Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio

By Brenda Hoffman, www.yourhealthyfamilyhome.com

Many school districts now require homeschoolers to present portfolios showing their student's progress in an organized fashion. This is actually a very convenient method of recording whenever it is done properly. Here are some ideas on how to create, maintain, and present your homeschool portfolio for a successful assessment, evaluation and review. » Read more