Surviving Homeschool

Top 10 Easy Things YOU can do to Homeschool  without a “lesson!”

1. Put a world map on the kitchen table under contact paper.
2. Use a + and – die in addition (or subtraction, haha) to your two dice in dice games.  They will need to add or subtract to figure out how many places to move their piece forward on the game board.
3. Put memorization posters in the bathroom across from toilet or in the shower in page protectors.
4. Pay with cash at the store and teach your child to count back change.  Let them keep the change if they get the right answer.
5. Purchase a timeline and hang it on your hallway wall.
6. Learning to Read: Label object around the house (ex: window, wall, door, etc.)
7. Learning to Read: Watch television with the Closed Caption turned on.
8. Listen to audio books in the car.
9. Set books on the couch that you want your children to read.  They will when you aren’t looking.  It works better than telling them to read a certain book.
10. Youtube!  We have found math, science and history videos on youtube.

About Me

I am a reluctant homeschooling mom turned homeschooling advocate. I never wanted to homeschool. I looked forward to the day that my children were off to school and I could finally get some rest! But, after a couple of years at the school, I knew that it wasn’t the place for my children. Lots of wasted time coupled with lack luster learning and a dyslexic child brought us all back home.

We are better for it. There are days that I wish they were in school and it would be so much easier, but the other days in which the light goes on in their mind and I see them bond….I know we made the right choice. I hope you will make that choice too. It’s a rough road (let me tell you!) but it smooths out nicely and you can really enjoy the ride.

I started this site in hopes that I can encourage you to join me on that smooth, yet rough at times, wonderful road of homeschooling.