Creating a Year-End Portfolio

Whether you are required to by law or choose to organize memories of your homeschool journey, creating a year-end portfolio is an excellent habit for homeschool families. In one binder you can see at a glance what books your student used, what subjects they studied, and samples of their work. A year-end portfolio provides value both now and in the future and can quickly be put together at the end of the year when you clean out your school shelves. Continue reading “Creating a Year-End Portfolio”

Abbreviated School Days When Life Gets Crazy

Have you planned abbreviated school days to fall back on when life takes a left turn toward crazy? Life does get crazy. Sometimes it’s genuine emergencies like car accidents or trips to the hospital. Sometimes you just have a day when you have to grocery shop, get 3 kids to the dentist, and have invited company for dinner. These are the days when schooling takes a back seat to life. I guarantee these days are coming. By planning ahead and writing down three simple learning activities your kids can do by themselves, you can fit in an abbreviated school day even when life gets crazy. Continue reading “Abbreviated School Days When Life Gets Crazy”

Books About Ancient Egypt for Older Readers

Here are eight books about Ancient Egypt for older readers. As you are studying ancient civilizations with your little ones, you naturally want to include older children as well.¬† Many of the picture books I included in my post¬†10 Picture Books About Ancient Egypt have enough substance that upper elementary and junior high school students can learn from them. Let’s be honest, moms learn from them as well! But older children not only need a few facts and dates, they also need reading material that stretches their reading comprehension. Continue reading “Books About Ancient Egypt for Older Readers”