31 Music Unit Studies and More Resources to Teach in Homeschool

31 Music Unit Studies for Teaching Music in Homeschool | Renée at Great Peace #musicappreciation #music #homeschool #ihsnet

Sometimes when teaching music in homeschool you don’t really have time to dive in to a complete 32 week lesson series. Instead, perhaps what will work best for your classroom is to study music in bite size chunks. Allowing your children to learn about great artists, classical composers or music theory a little at a time can help them to retain more of what they […] Read More

5 Solutions for a Bad Curriculum Problem

5 Solutions for Solving a Bad Curriculum Problem | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #curriculum #solutions #ihsnet

What’s a homeschooling mom to do when you’ve got a curriculum problem? If you are like me, you are a homeschooling mom who is working hard to ensure you are providing your kids with the best possible homeschool curriculum and materials. I’m sure you are doing your research, talking to friends, reading expert advice, perusing the aisles at conventions and reading blog reviews. Doing all you can within […] Read More

Gifted Homeschooling and the Need for More

Gifted Homeschooling and the Need for More | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet

One thing that is obvious from even the earliest of ages is that a child who has a gifted mind has an intense need for more. By more, I mean more of everything. A gifted child needs more opportunity, more information, more understanding, more encouragement. They have more emotions, more intensity, more cognition. They exhibit more knowledge,more understanding, more intensity, more anxiety, more excitement, more […] Read More

What to Say to the Homeschooling Critics

What to Say to the Homeschooling Critics | ReneeatGreatPeace #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmoms #ihsnet

Whether you are just starting out homeschooling, or you’ve been homeschooling for years chances are you’ve been met with a critic or two. Often they present you with a question that immediately puts you on the defense concerning your choice to homeschool. Such homeschooling critics are often misinformed or ignorant to the realities of homeschooling.  This post contains affiliate advertisement links. Does that mean you […] Read More

Middle School Selections for Homeschooling 8th Grade

Middle School Selections for Homeschooling 8th Grade | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet

I can’t believe my son is turning 13 this week! This summer I purposed to sit down and make some tough decisions about moving forward with homeschool. With homeschooling 8th grade year upon us and realizing that he already has a couple of high school credits under his educational belt, (math), I know that decisions made now will be foundational to where he is in 2 […] Read More

10 Must Have Homeschooling Books for Mom and Dad

Homeschooling, as a homeschool mom who started out scared to death that I’d mess up my boy and has grown into a mom who after 8 years is ever-growing in the work, knowledge and joy of homeschooling I know that all along the way there are both challenges and rewards. Whatever part of the path you find yourself on, you can rest assured that someone, […] Read More

Educational Video Channel the Family Will Absolutely Love

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My family is quite eclectic when it comes to our personal interests. This is most obvious when it comes to the kinds of videos we enjoy watching. My husband loves documentaries. He could sit through an entire Saturday watching history documentaries about the military and various wars. He also loves anything technology related, whether it’s computer science, or engineering. I on the other hand enjoy […] Read More

How to actually Homeschool Multiple Ages with Expert Advice

How to Homeschool multiple ages with expert advice | Great Peace Academy

I’m a homeschooling mom to one child. That’s because we are an only child family. If we had more children I’d be homeschooling them too. But since we don’t I write my homeschooling blog from our only child perspective. But, I know that most of you reading this are multiple child families and you have questions about how to successfully homeschool multiple ages and do it […] Read More