Gifted Education in America Learning UP, Dumbing Down | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #gifted #gtchat

Gifted Education in America

Have you ever wondered about gifted education in America? Do you wonder if gifted children are being given the right kind of opportunities? Are they being led toward careers that can change the world?   “Why are you trying to push him ahead? Just let him be a kid.” This is a phrase I’ve heard on several occasions. Perhaps well-meaning, they miss the reality of […] Read More

How to Find Core Math Homeschool Curriculum for High School | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet

How to Find Core Math Homeschool Curriculum for High School

When it comes to high school, math is the one subject that gives most homeschool moms the most worry. Add to that, a good core math curriculum can cost $200, $300, or more and you might just want to throw in the homeschooling towel. But, let me assure you that you can find affordable, award winning, math curriculum without having to break the bank. I […] Read More

10 Ways to Unlock Writing Fundamentals with Diagramming Sentences

I remember sitting in 8th grade English class and Mrs. Senator drawing these strange lines on the chalkboard. They looked like sideways trees and I wondered… what is she doing? She began explaining that one of the best ways to understand the fundamentals of the English language was to break down a sentence into its parts, by diagramming sentences. Doing so helps you to better […] Read More

Music Appreciation in the Homeschool with SQUILT | #ihsnet #homeschool

Music Appreciation in the Homeschool

Clear and Simple Homeschool Music Curriculum Finding a homescool music appreciation curriculum that’s easy to use and really teaches a child how to listen to music makes a homeschool mom’s life much easier.  Plus, it has great information about music dynamics, and composition so you know your child is well-equipped with knowledge or musical arts.   I love listening to classical music. I have since […] Read More

How to Offer Homeschool Field Trips the Virtual Way | #ihsnet

How to Offer Homeschool Field Trips the Virtual Way

I love a good field trip! Field trips have been a staple of homeschools for many years. Field trips can be one of the best ways to broaden learning and open up minds to more knowledge, and possibilities. That’s the fun thing, because it’s during a field trip that a child can see beyond what they know to think about what might be possible. For example, we […] Read More

A New Find: Excellent Language Arts Using Great Literature | #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

How to Develop Thinking Skills with Brain Games

As I’ve shared with you many times I have a child who is constantly needing more. He is always consuming brain games, puzzle books, mind-twisters, logic puzzles, and more, very quickly. He has an insatiable desire to gain more knowledge, to be challenged more and to need more mental stimulation. That’s why I try to keep on hand recreational math workbooks. So he always discovers […] Read More

Turn Drawing on it's Side with 3d Pen Technology | GreatPeaceAcademy #ihsnet

Turn Drawing on its Side with 3d Pen Technology

When you have a child who goes through reams of paper drawing structures like buildings, maps, villages, and cities and also has a strong desire to be an architect when he grows up. Yes, I mean ream after ream after ream of paper is used in our home to draw these things. Then the idea of being able to create actual 3 dimensional items by drawing them […] Read More