10 MORE Fun Ways to Study the Periodic Table | Renée at Great Peace #science #chemistry #homeschooling #ihsnet

10 MORE Ways to Study the Periodic Table of Elements

Science can be dry and boring. Or, it can be an exciting hands-on adventure. And the periodic table is no exception. Oh sure, that table is full of what could be dull facts that can make many the student’s head swirl with boredom. But, that table also contains a lot of fascinating information.  I wrote previously about 10 cool ways to study the periodic table […] Read More

100 Must-Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet #homeschool

100 Must Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read

Being a parent to a gifted child is in itself a gift. Although, there will be many days when we’ll think it’s the opposite. Parenting a gifted child comes with great joys as well as extreme frustrations. Often we are tested in our role as parents. On the one hand we become, seemingly the only advocate for our own children. On the other hand, we […] Read More

10 Resources for Outsourcing Homeschool Math Instruction | Renée at Great Peace #math #homeschooling #ihsnet

10 Best Homeschool Math Outsourced Options Online

Math can be one of those subjects that gives pause to many homeschooling teachers. This mom included. It still gives me pause as my son speeds past my abilities time and time again. But one of the best pieces of homeschooling advice I’ve ever learned was the  idea of outsourcing. I do this with online math resources. This post may contain affiliate links to products […] Read More

Homeschooling with FREE Unit Studies | Renée at Great Peace #Homeschooling #homeschoolmoms #ihsnet #unitstudies

Homeschooling with Free Unit Studies

Have you gotten to a place where you are finding it difficult to keep up with the rigidity of a homeschooling text book? Perhaps the suggested schedule has begun to rule your day and your week. Maybe your kids are just struggling to understand it, or keep up with the requirements of it. It could, perhaps, be that those texts are based on a traditional […] Read More

10 Cultural Diversity Books for Middle Schoolers | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #culturaldiversity #ihsnet

10 Cultural Diversity Books for Middle School

A while ago I shared with you a list of 25 Books Every Boy Should Read and one of you asked about books that help to teach cultural diversity. While it would be impossible for me to gather an exhaustive list that would include all cultures around the globe I did choose 10 that I think would be good readers for middle school children. This list […] Read More

10 Cool Ways to Study the Periodic Table | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #science #ihsnet

10 Cool Ways to Study the Periodic Table in Homeschool

I remember in school having to memorize sections of the periodic table.  I remember thinking how boring it was. I also remember that I would memorize what I needed to know for the test, but would forget most of it, if not all of it, after the test was over.  As you know Young Man has one of those minds that loves to absorb facts. […] Read More

Mittens and More a Unit Study for The Mitten | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #unitstudy #printables #ihsnet

Mittens and More a Unit Study for The Mitten

One of my favorite children’s stories is The Mitten. If you are not familiar with this book. The story has been around for a long time. It originally was a Ukrainian folk tale and has been retold many times. It has most recently been made famous by author Jan Brett. This post contains affiliate advertisement links to 3rd party sites. When I was in college, ahem, a […] Read More

How to Use Family Audiobooks for Character Training in Young Teens | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet #homeschool #parenting #Christian @AIO_tweets

How to Use Family Audiobooks for Character Training in Young Teens

As diligent parents we want to lead our teenagers in developing good character traits as they continue to develop into adulthood. But discipline can lead to confrontation which may make for less discipline and more confrontation when emotions are running high. It’s a difficult problem for parents. Utilizing resources such as family audiobooks can take the confrontation out of the equation while still helping teens […] Read More