12 Books for Teens who Love Fantasy Story Video Games | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #teens #reading #fantasystory #ihsnet

Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy Story Video Games

Teaching homeschooled teens who are fascinated with fantasy story video games can prove to be a challenge. If it seems as if they are so engrossed with video game play that they think of little else, it can seem as if it’s impossible to get them to actively engage in any other form of learning.  But, if you meet them where they are you’ll be […] Read More

Ten Free Learning Programs for the Summer - Renée at Great Peace

Ten Free Learning Programs for the Summer

Summer is a great time for sprinklers, water guns, tree climbing and nature hikes. But it’s also a great time for no-pressure learning. Free learning programs make learning even better. Be sure to read all the way through to the end to discover all ten free learning programs.  This post is a sponsored post containing links to 3rd party sites. I’m being fairly compensated for […] Read More

How Notebooking Can Make Life Easier for Homeschoolers | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #notebooking #ihsnet

Notebooking Can Make Life Easier for Your Homeschool Students

Notebooking is one of the easiest ways to allow a child to explore their own interests. By allowing a child to write, draw, sketch and document their work in their own way, they will find freedom in learning. They won’t feel obligated to do it “right.” Because they get to determine what “right” is for themselves.  This post contains affiliate advertisement links to 3rd party […] Read More

Homeschool Schedules to Fit Your Family Lifestyle | Renée at Great Peace

Homeschool Schedules to Fit Your Family Lifestyle

Is your Homeschool Schedule Winding Down or Gearing Up? Homeschool schedules are vastly different depending on the family. Some are choosing to school through summer, others begin their school year in January and transition with the calendar while others are choosing year round school, taking time off throughout the calendar.  Academic years are ending. Most schoolers are closing out a year and winding down for summer. But not everyone […] Read More

5 Best Ways to Find Homeschool Mom Support| Renée at Great Peace

5 Best Ways to Find Support for Homeschool Moms

Homeschoolers can often find themselves feeling isolated, alone and without much support. But, you are not alone. But, homeschool moms, support is likely closer than you think. In order to find it,  you are going to have to do some leg work. Home Education is the fastest growing form of education in our country and as society becomes more and more dis-satisfied with the public education system you can […] Read More

A Homeschool Writing Curriculum that Takes the Fear Out of Writing | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #homeschool #writing @ApologiaWorld

A Homeschool Writing Curriculum that Takes the Fear Out of Writing

For years now I’ve been telling you that writing is a struggle in our homeschool. Each year I set off to find the perfect homeschool writing solution to help my son get over the fear of writing. But today, I’m not going to tell you about the struggle. Why? Because we’ve finally solved the problem. Yes! You read that right. We’ve finally found the best […] Read More

LEGO Therapy Ideas for Special Needs Children | Renée at Great Peace #specialneeds #LEGO #homeschool #ihsnet

LEGO Therapy Ideas for Special Needs Children

LEGO® Bricks are such a versatile toy. We all know that they make great educational tools because kids love them so much they don’t realize they are learning while playing with them. Additionally, they make great tools for LEGO Therapy for fine, and gross motor development. They also can be used for vision training, speech training, and so much more. These versatile toys, the simple LEGO Bricks […] Read More

Teaching Homeschoolers about the Elephant Poaching Crisis with a Family Friendly Film | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #savethelephants #elephantconservation #ihsnet

Introducing the Elephant Poaching Crisis to Homeschool Students

You know that in our family we purpose to spend time together as a family. What that looks like is a variety of family time activities depending on what’s going on in our world. This month our family time was a family movie night that also doubled as a lesson in elephant poaching.  When you have a child who has emotional sensitivities it can be […] Read More