Archives for September 2013

Homeschooling High School Electives

Homeschooling High School Electives

Homeschooling High School Electives when you don’t know everything.

Have you been faced with the problem of your child wanting to learn a subject that you know nothing about?  Both Confessions of a Homeschooler and The Pioneer Woman offer alternatives on what to do.

I have used co-ops, on-line sources, and local colleges to help my children learn things like chemistry and English in our homeschool. For the first time in my homeschooling high school electives, we are changing roles.

Over the past 13 years of homeschooling, my kid’s choices of subjects have really stretched me. I never dreamed I would dabble with Latin, grade pre-calculus, or sign praise songs at church. [Read more…]

Reading Nook for Kids, A Closet Redesign

Reading Nook for Kids

This week I designed a small walk-in closest into a reading nook for kids. The past few years the walk-in closet housed the many treasures of my oldest son. When he left for college last month and cleared out the bottom level, it left us with some extra space. The loft bed is the only thing left in the space for his occasional visits home.

The closet space measures 7 feet by 6 feet. If you want to see what the closet looked like as a bedroom read my post on Boys’ Bedrooms.

From my on-line search I knew I really liked the tent look for reading nooks. I tied a curtain rod down the middle of the bed. This allowed me to drape a queen size sheet from one side of the space to the other. [Read more…]