Easy Preschool Science Ideas

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. In the early childhood years, science education can easily follow an interest-based model.  Children this age are naturally hands-on, active learners with eyes wide open to the wonders of the world around them.  These ages are ripe for nature studies and observational learning, […]

How to Build Homeschool Habits

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. You’ve probably heard that you need to turn actions into habits if you want to make lasting change.  The same truth applies to decluttering, health, or cleaning habits as well as learning activities.  I hear a lot of people say they’d like to […]

Starting a Kids’ Book Club

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Recently, I began a book club for some of the children in our homeschooling co-op.  At first, I felt a little nervous about how the kids would respond.  Would they like the books I selected?  Would they participate in the discussions?  Would they […]

Homeschooling with the Seasons: Winter

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. While many homeschoolers take some time off from formal lessons during the beginning of winter to relax and process major holidays, the rest of winter is also a wonderful time to shift gears and adjust your learning rhythms to better fit with the […]