Saturday, August 3, 2013

So.....I want to hear more about lapbooking!

I heard about lapbooking when we first became homeschoolers!
It sounded cool!
I bought TONS of supplies and yet here we are getting ready to start our 6th year of homeschooling and they still sit in a box. : (
I was always unsure of where to start, how to get the boys motivated and if they will get it!

Well, as previously that I am working at finding a good writing curriculum or writing ideas... I am revisiting the whole homeschooling lapbooking writing as part of our writing program! Maybe if the boys pick something they would like to do, like earth and space or rocks and minerals then they will be more inclined to do it and do it WELL.

So.... are you a lapbooker? I would love feedback, hints, tips, input and whatever else! Links to some great ideas...anything! And to be able to gear it towards older kids, I have 10th and 11th graders!!!

Happy Homeschooling!

Time to tackle the writing curriculum decisions.....UGH!

Normally, as a homeschooling Mom... I LOVE this time of year.....getting to pick out the Fall curriculum.
I get to play like it is a big scavenger hunt to find the secular curriculum for 2 high school boys!
Will they like this or won't they!
Finding it for the BEST deal I can find on the internet, or even finding it for FREE or a STEAL!

Well, fast forward to now. And I have to find a writing curriculum that helps my younger son with his writing standards overview! He HATES writing! I cannot express how much he hates it. And therefore that hate means a fight with Mom over writing!

We have tried almost everything! Last year, the one thing that DID work semi-well was having him write about rocks and minerals which is something he collects and loves! Same with writing about dinosaurs, another favorite of his!

So, this year.....we are working with that same idea but expanding it because he IS in 10th grade and needs to step it up a bit!

Just another NOT fun part of homeschooling! 99% of the time I love, LOVE, L-O-V-E homeschooling. This time of year, finding stuff that works for 2 totally different personalities AND for Mom... makes for many headaches!

What do YOU use for writing? Do you like it? Would you recommend it to a fellow homeschooler?

Happy Homeschooling!