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

Teach Music with Field Trips for Homeschool | Great Peace Academy #ihsnet

Music Field Trips for Homeschooling Fine Arts

Music Field Trips to Consider Exposing your child to live music field trips through live performances can go a long way in the overall artistic development of your child. Whether your goal is to inspire musical creativity or to encourage a love for beautiful musical art, by attending a live performance you can offer your child a chance to see first hand the impact that […] Read More

Winter Games Unit Study Resources | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #unitstudies #wintergames #ihsnet

Winter Games Resources for a Homeschool Unit Study

I love the season of international games. It doesn’t matter if it’s the summer games or the winter games. For the summer games I like to watch gymnastics, swimming, diving and track & field. It might surprise you to learn that my favorite winter games sport to watch is curling. I’m just very amazed at what they can do. I also love watching ski jump […] Read More

Creative Writing Fantasy Story Prompts for Homeschool | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #creativewritng #storyprompts #ihsnet

Fantasy Story Creative Writing Prompts for Teens Who Love Adventure Video Games

In my home, creative writing is the most difficult subject. My son simply doesn’t enjoy the process. Over the years I’ve come to understand that for him to find value in the process he needs to feel like it’s relevant to his way of thinking. He needs to know that it’s valuable to his own interests. Which is why Fantasy Story Prompts are helpful. This […] Read More

Homeschool Notebooking 101 - What You Need to Know | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #homeschool #notebooking

Homeschool Notebooking 101 What You Need to Know

Notebooking, It’s much Easier than You Think Notebooking is one of those terms that you might hear often in homeschooling circles. If you are new to education at home, or, you’ve been homeschooling in a traditional way, you may not be aware of what homeschool notebooking is, and how simple it is to incorporate it into your homeschool routine.  This post contains affiliate advertisement links […] Read More

Self-Guided History for Homeschool High School | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #history #highschool #ihsnet

Using a Self-Guided History Curriculum for High School Homeschool

By the time a student is in high school they most likely are working at an independent level. This is true for my son. It’s been true for several years now. In fact, he’s become his own teacher so to speak, while I’ve become more of a facilitator ensuring he is completing assigned work, reviewing any needed content and tracking his work. This new system […] Read More