Summer Reading Goals

There was a mother who had a plan and bingo was its name-o. B-I-N-G-O! Visual helps like progress charts are a great way for homeschool parents to help their children stay motivated with long-term goals (like more reading and less screen time this summer.) This month,...

Hello, Handicrafts!

Handicrafts are handmade items that are usually decorative, ornamental, or utilitarian. From the knotted and woven Anatolian prayer rugs of Turkey, to the baskets of the Pima people of Southern Arizona, handicrafts can be found all around the globe. In fact, some...

What Is a Co-Op?

Co-op is an abbreviation that stands for co-operative learning. In the context of homeshcool, co-ops are as unique and varied as the homeschoolers that comprise them. In general, co-ops are at least 2 families who agree to get together regularly with the intention of...

What Is a Homeschooler?

How would you answer the question, “What is a homeschooler?” For most of us, it would be pretty easy to answer. We would probably say that a homeschooler is a parent who teaches their kids at home. This seems so simple, but these days with public and private schools...

Summer Vacation

In Danville, there are 104 days of summer vacation, and no one has more game than the Flynn-Fletcher family of the hit cartoon series “Phineas and Ferb.” So if you have no idea what you’re going to do today, you’re in luck. Find a colossal list of backyard projects...

A Message to Our Graduates

Well, I’m sure you’ve heard that we have had to cancel our Thrive! Homeschool Conference and graduation. So sad! I was recently asked to share some words of encouragement to the graduates of the Forsyth Home Educators group by video since they were not...