Not a Secular Curriculum: Bookshark

"Bookshark literature-based homeschool curriculum provides parents with engaging full-grade learning programs that offer unrivaled educational outcomes" Source: Bookshark is Literature-Based Homeschool Curriculum | BookShark I was a bit bummed this past weekend. I happened upon Bookshark, and thought, "Wow! This looks great - it's Sonlight without the religion." Then, I took a closer look. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Not a Secular Curriculum: Bookshark

End of the Week Traditions in Homeschooling

Another week is done. What do you do to make it special? Do you think it's important to mark the end of the week? Most of our Fridays end with Princess Boogie's violin lesson. A few others end with a class at our local zoo. We've started to add in a special treat each week: … Continue reading End of the Week Traditions in Homeschooling

Penmanship Practice

How strict are you when it comes to sitting properly for penmanship practice? Princess Boogie, 4, is just learning how to write, so I haven't been a stickler about having to be 100% about her posture (In fact, I'm not sure I was strict about it with College Boy, 19, either). Right now, it's student-initiated. … Continue reading Penmanship Practice

What Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Children?

My small ones love helping around the house with various tasks. Here they are, using the stud finder and measuring tape to "help" mount the television set in our master bedroom. What sorts of chores/tasks do you let children help with? Do you have a list of skills you'd like them to learn by the … Continue reading What Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Children?

Hello From a Secular Homeschooler in Wichita!

I figured that before I start writing about all sorts of homeschooling topics - finding secular curriculum, educational philosophy, etc. It would be best to start the journey here by introducing myself and talking a bit about my own personal homeschooling journey. First of all, I live in Kansas (I actually come from California), and … Continue reading Hello From a Secular Homeschooler in Wichita!