Homeschool QuestionsWritten by Mary Joyce
A huge decision it is … homeschooling. Now that you’ve made this decision to teach at home, many questions you thought you had now seem to have doubled. Doubled at least! Now one question just seems to lead to three more. Questions will need to be answered on curriculum, on testing and assessing. What about style of teaching and curriculum.
Have you check out and become familiar with all of state and local mandates concerning operating a home school in your area? As a parent you want best for your child…. But what is best? And on and on.
When you think about it, driving force behind all of this is one word…. Learning. Ask yourself. How does my child learn? Have you just taken time to really observe how your child learns? If not, do so. Think about yourself. How do you learn? What type of learning technique really sticks in your mind? Visual? Hands on? Reading? Do you learn better in a small group or left more alone to figure it out?
Homeschool PreschoolWritten by Mary Joyce
While recently doing some research on preschool learning and preschool homeschool curriculum, and what type of preschool activities would create a positive self motivation preschool learning environment for homeschool, I came across some ideas that are so simple it was almost embarrassing that I had to discover this through my ‘research’ time.
When one preschool teacher was asked ‘what is one preschool teaching tool or tools in your classroom that you could not do without? She answered real life stuff. Pots and pans, staplers, hole punchers, anything around house that will provide real life experiences for preschool activities.
Think about it…. Every thing you need for your homeschool preschool is just around corner at a yard sale! If your going to teach preschool homeschool your classroom should be set up like a real life home. Imagine that. A real life home environment for preschool child, and you did it. Can you teach that way? Of course, you can.