Tag Archive: curriculum

Was Anne Frank a Homeschooler?

I love books. I’m always reading something. I go back and forth between fiction and nonfiction. However, my love of books can get expensive! So recently I decided to re-read books that I already have on my shelves. Many I haven’t read for (literally) decades. One of the books I decided to re-read was Anne…




Lila the Science Cat – A Review

  The following review is by my daughter Colette who has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and also teaches Chemistry classes at the college level: Lizzy Knight, author of the “Lila the Science Cat” series, desires to write books for children that convey scientific facts at an age-appropriate level. As a scientist myself, I’m an…




Homeschooling Preschool: Is It Even Necessary?

First of all, I’d like to define our terms here. Technically we could say that from the first moment we start teaching our children anything (even telling them “no” when they want to pull on the lamp cord) we’re “homeschooling.” For instance, I know some homeschooling parents will say that they’ve been homeschooling “since birth.”…




Checklist for Your School Year

While I realize many readers may have already begun their school year by now (or school year-round) this post can help you work out the bugs and keep you on track throughout your school year. I recommend you look for the “print this post” icon at the bottom of the post so you can have…




Should Homeschooling Be Fun?

Some months back I was reading a homeschooling article where the author contended that one of the problems with the education system today is that learning is expected to be “fun” all the time.  And I agree with her. On the other hand, I often talk on this blog about ways you can keep your…




7 Tips for Homeschooling Your Teen

A while ago when I asked my followers on Facebook what they would like to see in my upcoming e-book about homeschooling curriculum, one mom asked for ideas for the child who doesn’t want to go the “traditional” college route.  While my e-book does not touch on that topic, this post does!  I wanted to…




You’re Doing Too Much!

Whether you homeschool year-round, or you’re winding up this school year and already planning for the next, this post can help you manage your time and find ways to make sure you (and your kids) stay motivated. Lately I’ve been following a few other homeschool sites on Facebook.  There are a couple of common themes…




Can You Teach Science Without Textbooks?

As I tackle this question I would like to first point out that two of my grown children are “scientists.”  My daughter has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in the sciences (her Master’s degree is in Forensic Drug Chemistry) and my middle son is a Computer Engineering major. And over the course of my…




Welcome (Back) To Homeschooling911!

Notice anything different? Well, I hope so!  Homeschooling911 has a new logo! Several months ago I started thinking that the Homeschooling911 logo should more accurately reflect the name of the site. Some may wonder why I chose Homeschooling911 as the name for my site to begin with.  I go into more detail about this in…




Homeschooling ABC’s: P, Q, and R

Have you thought lately about why you’re homeschooling?  Do you struggle with finding the time to “do it all” as a homeschooler?  Could you use some rest and relaxation?  If so, this post will help you to better focus and feel more encouraged whether you’re a new homeschooler or a veteran of many years.  Take…