I’m happy to be with you this week, talking about a topic that causes many of us anxiety: gaps in our children’s education. We worry that if we fail to teach them something, they will struggle in college, work, or even if they later return to a traditional school.
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Teaching Tip of the Week
The teaching tip of the week is to teach multiple subjects using one curriculum. I did this from the very beginning of my homeschooling. I used Five in a Row and then Konos, a unit study curriculum. There are many curricula that allow you to incorporate more than one subject and this saves you time. It’s also a natural way to learn. When we learn about things in our daily life, we naturally incorporate multiple subjects and learning styles. This makes multi-subject learning a great way to not only save time, but to appeal to all of our students. One such curriculum that I have used in my homeschool is Notgrass History. I have used their American History curriculum in both high school and middle school. This year I am using From Adam to Us to teach ancient history, literature, Bible and more. I will be chatting with Charlene Notgrass on Facebook Live about a comprehensive approach to teaching history on August 22nd at 4E/3C/2M/1P. You will have the opportunity to see inside this amazing curriculum and even a chance to win From Adam to Us.
What About Gaps in Your Homeschool?
Now for this week’s topic. I am joined by Charlene Notgrass. Charlene is a Christian and a veteran homeschooling mom. Charlene received a bachelor's in urban planning from Middle Tennessee State University. She oversees curriculum development at Notgrass History and is a lead curriculum author.
Charlene is the wife of the most wonderful man in the world. I’ve had the privilege of meeting her husband and he is a great guy. She has always loved being a mother and now relishes the role of mother-in-law and grandmother. She is proud of her grandma name, “Little.” She enjoys working with children, especially in her annual role as assistant director for their daughter Mary Evelyn's historical dramas performed by homeschooled children.
Charlene loves to encourage homeschooling mothers, whether speaking at homeschool conferences, counseling mothers individually, or through her blog, Daily Encouragement for Homeschooling Mothers. Charlene enjoys reading, quilting, drawing, sewing, improving their old house, and spending time with Ray, her husband since 1974, and their growing family.
This episode is such an encouragement. Please share it with your homeschooling friends!