Sara Dennis aims to give helpful and practical advice for simplifying and organizing readers homeschooling activities. She loves to chat over coffee about organizing and simplifying the homeschool to give kids an excellent classical education at home.
Don’t Rush Through High School Are you and your kids trying to rush through high school so you can get on to the ‘good stuff’ in college? These days it seems like everyone is rushing to get ahead. Get an early start. And win the race. But high school isn’t a race. High School Isn’t ... Read More about Don’t Rush Through High School
Pros and Cons of Morning Time Have you ever wondered about the pros and cons of morning time? After all, morning time is wonderful! I have time with my kids in the early morning. At the same time, morning time is hard. It’s hard to gather the kids. To stay on track. And to deal ... Read More about Pros and Cons of Morning Time
inside: how to finish your homeschool year fast Sometimes you need to finish the homeschool year fast. Maybe a baby is coming or the family is moving across the country. You don’t have the luxury of meandering through the school year. The reason doesn’t matter. You just need to be done now! Finish your Homeschool ... Read More about How to Easily and Quickly Finish Your Homeschool Year
Teach your child to stay on task and focused. Nothing is worse than sitting next to your little eight-year-old and watching them avoiding schoolwork like the plague. They wiggle. They squirm. And they tell you every funny story they can think of. So here’s how to teach your child to stay on task! Teach Your ... Read More about How to Teach Your Child to Stay on Task
Advice on how to simplify your homeschool day Are you drowning? Then let me tell you, nothing is worse than following all the well-meant homeschool advice only to discover your schedule has you running around town all day, every day. You’re stressed. You’re exhausted. And you need to simplify your homeschool day! Simplify Your Homeschool ... Read More about You Need to Simplify Your Homeschool Day
6 awesome homeschool planners to choose from Have you picked out your homeschool planner for the 2019-2020 school year? It’s planning season again and many of us are looking for the best homeschool planners to use. Six Best Paper Homeschool Planners Some of these planners are printed and shipped to you, while others are digital ... Read More about 6 Awesome Homeschool Planners to Choose From
Tips for following a schedule Nothing is worse than coming up with the perfect schedule only to discover something keeps knocking you off balance. If it’s not a dirty diaper, it’s a poorly timed phone call or a last minute appointment. But you don’t have to live like that. You can learn how to follow ... Read More about You Can Do It! How to Follow a Schedule
Rhetoric Stage of Classical Education Modern classical education recognizes three stages of childhood development. The first is the grammar or parrot stage when kids repeat everything they hear. The second is the dialectic or pert stage when kids argue with you incessantly and are horrified at how unfair the world is. And the last stage ... Read More about What Do You Know About the Rhetoric Stage?
Amazing typing program for homeschoolers When one of my kids headed off to college, I had yet to discover this amazing typing program for homeschoolers. So my child was told to write a paper for English 101 to share with classmates. And carefully handwrote the paper in cursive. My child handed the paper to fellow ... Read More about Amazing Typing Program for Homeschoolers
The easy homeschool lesson planner you need. As a long-term homeschool mom, I’ve homeschooled over 17 years. And one of the survival tricks I learned is to plan as much as possible for the upcoming year. I filed my papers for the week, picked out curricula, and prepared as much as possible. And I knew ... Read More about The Easy Homeschool Lesson Planner You Need