The Sunny Mrs. Dorsey

The Sunny Mrs. Dorsey

When I was in sixth-grade, my science teacher was Mrs. Dorsey. She had blonde hair that looked like cotton candy and a slightly mischievous glint in her eye. Mrs. Dorsey stood on her desk and sang memorization songs about mitosis while pointing to her bare feet and...
The Value of Grit

The Value of Grit

I retired after homeschooling for fourteen years. Our school graduated two students who moved on to college and then graduate school. Ours was not a perfect journey—far from it. We weathered multiple significant illnesses. We also lived through the aftermath of 9/11....
What to Teach When

What to Teach When

How does a homeschool parent know what to teach and when to teach it? What do children need to learn to prepare them for their future? What resources are available to make sure your homeschool is on track as your children progress through middle and high school? A...
Homeschool Lesson Planning

Homeschool Lesson Planning

As the summer days start growing shorter, we start looking at the calendar and thinking about lesson plans for the new school year. Lesson planning seems like a daunting task for many of you. You may not know where to start. You might be nervous about figuring out how...