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5 Tips and Flips

Over the thirteen years that I’ve been homeschooling, I’ve learned something about good advice: every helpful tip has a balancing flip. Here are a few examples. Good Tip! Know what your goals are. Does your fourth-grader need more work memorizing his multiplication tables? Does your seventh-grader have to learn how to compose paragraphs? You might […]

A Caterpillar Story

We recently did a very homeschoolerish thing: We captured a caterpillar to watch it transform into a butterfly. My son is obsessed with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and when we discovered a host of black swallowtail caterpillars demolishing my parsley patch, I figured it was a good time to try this experiment. What […]