Creative Blogging for Kids

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The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Chances are, your children either see you perusing blogs and homeschool sites like The Homeschool Classroom or they see you writing for your own blog or website. So, when my almost 7 and 9 year old sons both asked […]

Making Soft Pretzels With Your Kids

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The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Are you a fan of cooking and baking with your kids? Do you sometimes include it in your lesson plans like we do? If so, then I’m sure you’ve had your share of great experiences and then some you’d […]

Using Object Lessons to Teach Biblical Truths

Using Object Lessons to Teach Biblical Truths

The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. One of the many beauties of homeschooling is the opportunity to really assess your child’s learning style  so that you can teach them according to the way they learn best. And I believe it’s also important, as their teacher, […]

Fun Math Activity for the Whole Family

Action Math

The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. We love to be outside and will generally do as much of our schoolwork outdoors, including Physical Education,  if we can. However, at this time of year, I can feel the air getting a tad bit cooler as the […]

Scheduling Your Days with a School Box Planner

8 Steps to create a school box planner

—– The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Are you ever frustrated with the flow of your school day? Do you feel like you spend a lot of wasted time searching for that one thing you need for that science project right now? And while quickly […]

Teaching American Sign Language: 7 More Creative Ways

"Teaching American Sign Language to Your Children

The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. In this third and final part of our American Sign Language (ASL) series, we’ll discover even more engaging ways to learn ASL and teach it to your children. Be sure to read  Part 1: how to get started teaching […]

10 Totally Random Homeschool Thoughts On My Mind

Homeschool Planning

The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Like many of you, this is the time of year when we spend time planning and preparing for the homeschool year ahead. I’m also taking time to reflect back on what worked well for us and what really didn’t. […]

10 Tips for New Homeschool Families

"10 Tips for New Homeshool Families"

The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Five years ago, when we made the decision to homeschool our children, I very distinctly remember that feeling of excitement and conviction in knowing we were making the right choice for our family. But we also knew that we […]

Teaching American Sign Language: 5 Fun Activities

ASL Cooking

The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Have you ever considered teaching your children American Sign Language (ASL) as their second or foreign language? Does the thought of it sound a little intimidating? Maybe you’re like I was and just never know where to begin. Last […]

Teaching American Sign Language to Children

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The following is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires at House of the Rising Sons. Did you know that teaching your children American Sign Language (ASL) can help improve their reading and spelling skills, encourage an interest in books and even improve their confidence and self esteem? Did you also know that, from an […]

How to Celebrate Every Day of the Year with Mini Unit Studies

Celebrating!

The following is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires at House of the Rising Sons. We all know about traditional holidays and find ways to celebrate them. We anticipate them and typically have traditions that we look forward to when celebrating those holidays. But did you know that there are long lists of events, […]