Schools are not your daycare and teachers are not your babysitters

Every time I would complain about public schools to a friend of mine who is a public school teacher, he would respond with "You don't understand how awful most parents are. You are obsessed with your child's education, but many other parents are not even remotely interested in what happens to their kids. Public school … Continue reading Schools are not your daycare and teachers are not your babysitters

Our human biology and genetics curriculum (homeschooling)

Continuing my series publishing my lesson plans so parents who are interested in homeschooling can see how we do it in detail. This is our 4th grade human biology and genetics curriculum. Our daughter is gifted and interested particularly in science. We go all out in studying science each year so she feels happy and … Continue reading Our human biology and genetics curriculum (homeschooling)

Our read-aloud literature for 4th grade (homeschooling)

Continuing my series publishing our lessons plans so families that are considering homeschooling can see how we do it in detail. Each morning, we start with reading a chapter or two from excellent children's literature. This is a great way to prepare your child for learning while they wake up and eat breakfast. This year, … Continue reading Our read-aloud literature for 4th grade (homeschooling)

American Folk Music, Folk Art, and Folk Tales curriculum (homeschooling)

Continuing my series detailing our homeschooling curriculum for 4th grade for anyone who is considering homeschooling to see how we do it in real detail. As I explained in an earlier post, I try to take an interdisciplinary approach to homeschooling. This year, our theme is our identity as Americans. We are studying American history, … Continue reading American Folk Music, Folk Art, and Folk Tales curriculum (homeschooling)

Our American History curriculum (homeschooling)

Continuing my series on what our lesson plans look like for anyone who is considering homeschooling. This is 4th grade American history. TEXTS: Abeka, The History of Our United States from a Christian Perspective Various Non-Fiction Children’s Books (noted below - there are a lot) Age of Exploration and First Settlements Introductory discussion – What … Continue reading Our American History curriculum (homeschooling)