Tag Archive: workbooks

Homeschooling ABC’s: D, E, and F

Today I’m bringing to you the second installment in my “Homeschooling ABC’s series.  (Drumroll, please!)  Here, for your enjoyment and inspiration are D, E, and F! D is for Delight-Directed: Many homeschoolers associate delight-directed learning with unschooling, but it can be a part of your homeschooling curriculum no matter what teaching method you use.  I…




9 Helpful Hints for a (Relatively) Happy Homeschool

Today I am offering some “helpful hints” that have been gleaned from my 20+ years of homeschooling.  I hope that you will find that applying one (or more!) of these tips helps your homeschool day go a little more smoothly! Hint #1 – Don’t get into schoolwork when you have somewhere to go or are…




How To: Teach Math (Drills)

In my last post I pointed out that teaching math has basically two components: math concepts and fact recall (or in other words: speed and accuracy when recalling math facts).  Last week I discussed how I teach math concepts and listed some curriculum options that may work for you.  This week I want to discuss…




Six Workbooks That Work

A couple of weeks ago I featured a post by a home-schooling friend who goes by the name of CaptiousNut.  His blog Marginalizing Morons is advertised as “an online home-school curriculum, for adults!”  He has frequently commented on my posts and in his comment on “Have You Ever Done This?” he mentioned that he finds workbooks…




How to Home-School: Traditional Methods

This is the first post of a six-part series on “Teaching Methods.” When we think of traditional methods of home-schooling, we are generally talking about the textbooks and workbooks that we all grew up with.  There would be a textbook for each subject, maybe workbooks for reading comprehension or to work on specific math topics….