Are you crazy about Pinterest like I am? You should be! There are sanity-saving ideas galore there. I’m going to assume you already have a Pinterest account. Here’s how to go pin crazy today!
1. Pin the graphic above so more pinners will come to the party. (You can use the Pin It button by the graphic or the button at the bottom of this post.)
2. Follow me on Pinterest. It’s my party and I’ll pin if I want to.
3. Share the following in the linkup below:
– A link to your Pinterest page
– A link to a board you want to share
– A link to up to 3 pins you want to share
Don’t have a clue how to participate in a linky? Leave this tab open. In another tab, go to the page, board, or pin you want to share. Highlight the URL in the white box at the top of your screen. Right-click and choose copy. Click on this tab, go to the bottom of the post and click “Click here to enter.” Click in the URL box, right-click and choose paste. Give your URL a name. If the link is your personal board, write your name. After providing your name and email, you’ll be given an option to choose a photo. Choose “from the Web” and you should see the picture you want. Select it and crop it as desired. Choose “Click here to return to blog” to add another pin.
4. Go pin crazy by following pinners and pinning the great links you see below!
This is the time of year I consider how I’m doing as a mom and homeschooler. The articles I have for you this week reflect that as well as my desire to get OUT OF THE HOUSE with the kids. If you can relate, you’ll love this issue.
One Mother’s Cure for the Resistant Learner
I wasn’t surprised by this cure because I have a son who has the same wonderfully frustrating style. I had to learn how to teach him the hard way, but this article from Hip Homeschool Moms will save you the hassles!
The Two Choices Every Mother Faces Daily
I have made both of these choices and my fervent desire is to make the better choice every day. The difference in results is huge. Women Abiding gives us some excellent food for thought.
Are Grades Important?
The mom who cured her resistant learner mentions her son’s desire for grades. Whether you agree with Blue Manor Education’s position on grades or not, it’s important to think about where grades fit in your homeschool.
The Importance of Formative Assessments (with free letter recognition assessment)
I had never heard of formative assessments before Teacher @ Home shared this article, but it’s exactly the kind of testing I want to do with my kids. If you have younger learners, you’ll appreciate the letter recognition assessment, too.
Sensory Balloon Bugs
These adorable balloon bugs from Teaching Mama are supposed to be for the little guys, but I would love to get my hands on these, too. They’re excellent for fidgety kids of all ages.
Screen-Free Family Activities
I am so ready for some screen-free time. It’s been a verrrry long winter. If you want some fresh ideas for what to do together apart from staring at a box, check out this article from The Holistic Homeschooler.
Want more? Check out the What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week Pinterest board and the great links below this post from fellow bloggers.
Now it’s your turn to share what’s hot in your homeschool this week. Please grab the button from the right footer of the blog or link to this post. If you were featured, please grab the Featured button if you like, too.
Spring may finally be here! Some of what’s hot this week is perfect for those of you with spring fever. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week! If you are featured this week, please grab a button from the bottom of the blog. Want to get even more hot homeschooling goodness? Follow the What’s Hot in Homeschooling board on Pinterest!
Spring Encouragement for Homeschool Moms
Jen at the Most Illustrious Mother offers us great advice for this time of year when many of us are just plain tired!
Homeschooling Before the Storm
Liz of The Hesitant Housewife helps us navigate the often scary transition that occurs after we take a break from school.
Ecclesiastes from a Homeschooling Mom’s Perspective
Homeschool Circus shares further encouragement for us based on Scripture. This would be great to print out and read instead of gorging yourself on chocolate!
30 Gardening Ideas and Activities with Kids
I’m not a gardener, but these activities are enough to have me considering some dirt time. KC Edventures has wheelbarrows full of ideas.
Ask a Next Generation Homeschooler About Curriculum
Ever wonder what a mom who was homeschooled would use to teach her own children? Wonder no longer! The moms at NextGen Homeschool share their experiences.
Speaking of curriculum, few things are more exciting than the word FREE. Guest Hollow has made a variety of curricula (history, science, math) available at no charge. I’m particularly interested in the ancient history for next year as it can be used with Mystery of History (and also Story of the World).
Now it’s your turn! Link up what’s hot in your homeschool this week. Link to this post or use the What’s Hot button on the bottom right.