During the Covid-19 Quarantine

This week, Washington has been getting more and more cases of COVID-19, so we’re opting to stay home as much as possible and to try to stay sane amongst all of the scary news stories. Please note: many of the links posted here are affiliate...

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I mean, I have quite a few favorite homeschooling resources including sites like CodeCombat, Tynker and Prodigy which are all super engaging, free and well made educational game sites, but Outschool really takes the cake!...

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What Does it Really Look Like?

I have to admit that I was not a huge fan of the term “unschooling” when I first heard it. It sounded excessively anti-establishment and like the term itself was purposely designed to evoke a strong emotional...

Unschooling

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6 of Our Favorite Video Games for Gameschooling

If the title isn’t self-explanatory enough, then hello there and welcome to the first list of our favorite video games that we love as gameschoolers! If you don’t know what gameschooling is, then the quick and dirty definition is: homeschooling by using games. The games that qualify are video games, board games, card games, typically. […]

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Gameschooling During the COVID-19 Quarantine Homeschool Log (March 15-21)

This week, Washington has been getting more and more cases of COVID-19, so we’re opting to stay home as much as possible and to try to stay sane amongst all of the scary news stories. Please note: many of the links posted here are affiliate links, meaning if you purchase anything from these links, we […]

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Cooking, Gardening and Home Ec Homeschool Log (March 8-15)

Whatever U and I had last week, we decided to start quarantining ourselves, just in case. It could also be just a cold, however, we’re deciding we’d rather be safe than sorry (plus, we’ve been using the excuse to be super introverted this week (it’s a shame, really 😉)). Please note: many of the links […]

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Perler Beads and Minecraft Homeschool Log (March 1-7, 2020)

I’ve decided to start logging our homeschool journey, more as a journal for myself as well as to share some of the fun things we’ve been doing at Raising Abundance! Please note: many of the links posted here are affiliate links, meaning if you purchase anything from these links, we will receive a small portion […]

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Our Favorite Interest-Led Homeschool Resource: Outschool

by Kyrsten Sherwood I mean, I have quite a few favorite homeschooling resources including sites like CodeCombat, Tynker and Prodigy which are all super engaging, free and well made educational game sites, but Outschool really takes the cake! Outschool is a tool that is especially made for homeschoolers who are going the child-led and interest-based […]

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What Does Unschooling Really Look Like?

by Kelly Sherwood I have to admit that I was not a huge fan of the term “unschooling” when I first heard it. It sounded excessively anti-establishment and like the term itself was purposely designed to evoke a strong emotional reaction. The more that we’ve experimented with it, however, to more I’ve come to see […]

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Teaching Older Kids

by Kelly Sherwood In my post about teaching younger kids, I focused a lot on the idea that it’s important to get kids to want to learn. That’s probably easier with younger kids than with older kids. I mentioned that our oldest really likes to play computer games, and at this young age, we’re able […]

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Education Can Happen Anytime

by Kelly Sherwood When we mention that we’re homeschooling our kids, peoples’ main reaction seems to be along the lines of “But how will they learn the things they need to learn?” And almost no one actually says that, because it would imply that we have absolutely no idea what we’re doing (which we totally […]

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How Important is Socialization?

by Kelly Sherwood One of the major reasons people give for not being comfortable with homeschooling is that the kids won’t get a chance to be around all those other kids at school and get “socialized.” When we first decided to homeschool the kids, we agreed that this was the biggest drawback. Now we’re not […]

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Teaching Young Children

by Kelly Sherwood I think parenting requires flexibility more than any other trait. I’ve heard my friends without kids confidently remark about this or that thing that they’ll do with their kids, and I think to myself, “you’re making the classic new/non-parent mistake of assuming that your kids will want all the things that you […]

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