Friday, November 16, 2012

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Do you ever just need to know that you are not alone in homeschooling?  Or maybe want to know how others are doing it?  Well The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has just that.  In The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's November issue there is so many interesting articles.  Every issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is free.  You may also get the app at
I started homeschooling my oldest daughter midway through Pre-K after a bad experience in the public school system.  I had no clue about homeschooling or where to start.  I searched for books and magazines that could help guide me in the direction I belonged.  I came upon The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.  It is filled with so many different things each month that you never get bored of it.  From helpful tips to help you on your way to homeschooling to stories from other homeschooling families.  It is nice not to feel alone out there and you get that comforting feeling after reading these stories. 
In this issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine you will find many articles on different styles of homeschooling.  There is also an article about how the Amish home school as well.  The Amish: Gentle Souls was a very touching read.  It was very interesting to learn the way that they learn.  It is not traditional school or traditional home school either.  They usually learn in a one room or two room building with one teacher that teaches all grades up to eighth grade.  Eighth grade is the highest level of formal education that they believe in. 
It's the Little Things hit home with me.  Just a few days ago I was posting on a home school group page asking how in the world do they keep house and home school.  This article made me see that each little thing makes a difference.  We need to learn that each chore in the home is important to learn as much as the next one. 
I could go on with even more great reads in this book as so many of them are so fitting to me.  I also have a child that has issues with learning and there was even an article in there about that.  Check out Homeschooling a Struggling Learner: Where Do I Find the Time?
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm Thankful!

Today we made I'm Thankful Sunflowers!  They turned out great!  We used brown construction paper for the center and yellow construction paper for the petals.  I then used a hole punch to punch out the center of the brown paper I used for the center.  Then a hole at the end of each petal.  I used a metal brad to put it all together and wrote on each petal something we was thankful for.