10 Art Supplies to Keep on Hand for Creative Thinking Kids | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet #homeschool #art

Art Supplies to Keep on Hand for Creative Thinking Kids

My son has always loved to draw. Which is why I always try to keep art supplies on hand for him. From the earliest ages as soon as he could grasp a pencil he began drawing nearly everything he sees. For years we kept a stockpile of paper from office recycling bins. We had friends donate to us boxes, and boxes of office paper because […] Read More

6 Awesome STEM Gifts for Middle School Smart Kids | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet

6 STEM Gifts for Smart Kid Middle Schoolers

If you’ve been around Great Peace Academy before you know my son loves all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In other words he loves STEM activities. Below I’m sharing 6+ STEM gifts for kids who are enthralled by these areas of learning. His mind is constantly active and it’s hard even for him to fall asleep at night because he’s always thinking about […] Read More

How to Expand Gifted Learning Opportunities on a Budget | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet

How to Expand Gifted Learning Opportunities on a Budget

Being mom to a child with gifted learning abilities can be so frustrating when your family lives on a tight homeschool budget. Because we have chosen homeschooling for our son’s education the entire responsibility for educating our learner is on us. Knowing that he has an insatiable thirst for more and more knowledge I’m constantly feeling behind the curve, as if I’ll never be able […] Read More

100+ Architectural Engineering Resources for Smart Kids

I’ve told you before how my son is hoping to be an architect when he grows up. From what I’ve been told it’s a difficult career to get started in and the collegiate program is both difficult to enroll in and challenging to say the least. But, I’m a firm believer in the “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” mentality.  […] Read More

A New Find: Excellent Language Arts Using Great Literature | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet #gifted

A New Find: Excellent Language Arts using Great Literature

Language Arts Study for Gifted Students As we enter what I consider to be our 8th grade year of homeschooling, I’m beginning to realize that my son continues to need increasingly challenging work. Each year it becomes more and more apparent that he needs differentiated learning opportunities in every subject matter. Yet, I find myself always gravitating to more challenging math and science, and steering […] Read More

Inspire Learning with these 10 Homeschool Games | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet

10 Homeschool Games to Inspire the Absorbent Mind

Absorbent Mind Development through Homeschool Games One of the best ways to educate is through the use of games. Whether it be through board games, card games or hands-on fun games a child can learn through active play. The absorbent minds of children makes homeschool games the ideal way to learn. Critical thinking, life role-playing, decision-making skills,not to mention, math, reading and creative thinking skills, […] Read More

Finally! an Online Course for Math Minded Students. | Great Peace Academy #ihsnet

Finally an Online Course that Challenges a Math Mind

To say that it’s difficult to challenge my math gifted son would be an understatement. From a very early age he has progressed through math as if he has some hidden foreknowledge of how it’s all supposed to work. For him, it just clicks. Over the years I’ve tried various challenge math options, bought published printed materials for gifted children as well as tried a […] Read More

Thinking with Logic, Math Mysteries

Challenging Math Mysteries for Gifted Children Middle school aged children love a good mystery. At least, my middle school child does. Anytime they have an opportunity to solve something mysterious there is excitement. Couple a love for mysteries, a need for challenges, an ability to think logically and Math Logic Mysteries, by Marilynn L. Rapp Buxton, would be an excellent workbooks for your gifted homeschool resource library. When […] Read More