Debbie on “The Perfect Curriculum”

Choosing to homeschool your child can be an exciting yet daunting task.   I was nervous – was I able to teach my kids to read? I knew that reading was the key to unlocking their ability to learn. When you can read you can learn about anything you … [Read more...]

Summer Game #19: Fraction of Twelve

My two youngest children were six and eight when I started schooling them together in RightStart™ Math Level B. About half way through Level D it became apparent that my older son was ready to “fly” while my younger son was ready to “camp.” When the … [Read more...]

Summer Game #17: Remainders Game

Summertime here in Texas means VBS. For those that may not know, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School. My children are too old to attend, so we help with the program. This year, I was the decorations coordinator. I find it a demanding position … [Read more...]

Summer Game #15: Top and Bottom Corners

This has nothing to do with summer but with life in general. Homeschooling life that is. Around eight years ago, I woke up one morning with back pain and, because I’ve had this pain before, I knew it was a kidney stone. Unfortunately this stone … [Read more...]

Summer Game #13: Zero Corners

It usually starts around April if you follow a traditional school year, an excitement that school is winding down and soon to come to an end. Then before you know it, another school year done. Whew! It’s summertime! Now, I do have my children … [Read more...]

Summer Game #11: Make the Amount

July 4th was always an extra special holiday in our home when I was a child because it was also my brother’s birthday. Not only was Yankee Doodle about him being… “born on the 4th of July” but he also got to celebrate with fireworks. It was also … [Read more...]