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The "I'm Bored" Phenomenon

How did I cope with boys in the summer? I made an "I'm bored" list for my kids to use. I posted a list of things to do on the fridge. The lists were labeled "inside", "outside", "for money" and "special request". Any whining, or other expressions of boredom were directed there. The following is about 1/3 of each list from my fridge. I included every activity I could think of, and every toy in the...

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Homeschool + Game Shows = Learning Fun

My husband and I were creating some games for my Father's 85th birthday and we found a fantastic website!  This school district has compiled links to different game shows that can be used for education.  We used the Jeopardy show for our party game, and created questions about my dad for people to answer.  VERY fun, and it was just a PowerPoint presentation. Game Show Templates They have 3 templates for Family Feud, Survivor, and many...

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Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy!

Looking for a fun read?  If your child is in high school, consider looking at one of the reading lists intended for college bound students.  Fun summer reading can help prepare children for college and improve vocabulary. Here are some popular reading lists for the college bound suggesting great literature: College Bound Reading List (by The HomeScholar) Printable Reading List for High School (by The HomeScholar) 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School (by The...

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