Homeschool Blog Post Round Up {February 2021}

Welcome to the third blog post round up for the 2021 Homeschool Review Crew!

The Crew Review Year has begun and we have some amazing new homeschooling products to review and some of our favourites have returned with new products. We are looking forward to a fabulous year of reviews. So far this year we have two reviews: Schoolhouse and PersonalFinanceLab Budgeting Game, Stock Market Game and integrated curriculum.

Be sure to pop in on Saturday mornings where the Crew share posts on particular themes each week. So far we have covered December, January and February. March will see the following topics:

  • Homeschool Travel Advice
  • Perfect Picnic
  • How we Garden
  • Easter Traditions

Be sure to grab your cuppa and a quiet space for some encouragement from our homeschooling Mom’s

From the Crew this month

Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses shares

  • 10 Charlotte Mason blogs to follow – Today I would love to share with you 10 Charlotte Mason blogs that I’ve been learning from. These are presented in random fashion and not in order of preference.
  • Compost in a Bottle {Science Experiment} -Step by Step tutorial on how composting works that you can easily do inside even though it’s snowing outdoors.
  • Shakespeare for a Charlotte Mason Education – Many of the words we use in today’s modern vernacular are created by Shakespeare himself. Here is a sample: “You’ve got to be cruel to be kind” “If Truth were known” “Love is blind” “Seen better days” and many more. Here are some resources to help you get started teaching Shakespear in your homeschool
  • Charlotte Mason Resource List – Today I would like to share with you a very brief overview of who Charlotte Mason was followed by a few resources to help you find out more about this educational philosophy and method.

Susan @ My Happy Homeschool shares

  • Using Literature to Teach Subtraction – With my love for literature and math; it only makes sense to combine the two, so I have gathered some of my favorite books that teach subtraction in the elementary classroom. .
  • Great Expectations: Chapter-by-Chapter Literature Study Guide – Great Expectations: Chapter-by-Chapter Literature Study Guide is a chapter-by-chapter approach to Great Expectations for 9-12 grade levels and is intended to be used with the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Yvie @ Homeschool On the Range shares

  • St. Patrick’s Day Feast & Fun – Plan a Saint Patrick’s Day party as part of your home school! Here are some crafts to decorate, and a traditional Irish meal that the kids can help make… .
  • Esther, Queen of Persia & Celebrating Purim – Purim, or the Feast of Lots, is a happy festival that includes lots of drama! This holiday commemorates the story told in the Book of Esther… .
  • Pi Day Math Fun! – Pi Day – Albert Einstein’s birthday – is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. It’s become something of a cult-nerd holiday enjoyed by math fanatics and geometry teachers everywhere!
  • Pallet Planters & Raised Beds – Get a jump start on this year’s seeds, and be inspired to make something unique and beautiful for your outdoor garden, too!

Annette @ A Net In Time shares

  • Perfect indoor games – What games work for you? Into educational, board, physical, or critical thinking? Find some inspiration here. .
  • God’s Love Shown – How do you show God’s love? in the books you read, the things you do or say? Here are some books speaking to me of God’s love. .
  • My Jesus I love Thee – Sometimes, when you look into the history of the hymns we sing we are surprised. My Jesus I love thee is one such song.
  • Independent learning: a highschoolers day in the life – What would a day look like for your independent learner? Have you worked toward that goal?

Christal @ Mamasweetbaby shares

Candy @ Candy Foote Club shares

Yvonne @ The Life We Build shares

Ellen @ Homeschooling Highway shares

Sarah @ Homeschooling 4 Him shares

  • Homeschool Burnout: What to Do – Are you struggling with a lack of motivation to do homeschool lessons, or do you feel like you are in a rut with your homeschool right now? It could be homeschool burnout. In this post, I’ll share things you might be doing to cause homeschool burnout without even knowing it. You’ll also find a list of the symptoms to watch for, and practical tips for what to do if you are feeling burned out by homeschooling. .
  • Free Printable Homeschool Attendance Sheet – Are you looking for an easy way to keep attendance records for your homeschool? This free printable will help you keep track for legal purposes or for your own records. You will also find tips and ideas for creating and organizing good homeschool records here. .
  • How to Choose the Best Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum – What do you need to consider before choosing a homeschool curriculum for your kindergartener? In this post you’ll find a list of factors to consider that will help you narrow down the choices and find the perfect curriculum to fit your family. I’ll also share some of my favorite kindergarten curriculum options.
  • Your Homeschool Reading List: The Ultimate Guide – Making a reading list for your homeschool is a great way to make sure that your kids are reading a lot of high quality books. Here are some things to think about when making a reading list for your child. You will also find a roundup of 101 other homeschool families’ reading lists for inspiration and ideas.

For more encouragement from our Crew please take a look at our past round up posts here:

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