How to Make Digital Curriculum Work for You

There are a number of problems homeschoolers have in using digital curriculum. I’ve had them myself! But now that I have the solutions, I’m excited about using digital curriculum again. I can’t wait to share the solutions I’ve discovered.

How to make digital curriculum work for your homeschool

 

Read the blog post or watch on YouTube

Links

print mission manuals for Grammar Galaxy

I interviewed Beth Napoli about cool webtools for students

The printer I recommend

instructions for opening a PDFs on a tablet.

the free Adobe Reader app

Dropbox

how to use Dropbox

how to use Google Drive

Airtable

the database I’ve already created for you

I’ll show you step by step what to do in this video.

Great Summer Learning Ideas

Summer is nearly here! Whether you are year-round homeschoolers or need to find ways to keep the education going while you take a break, this episode is for you.

6 Great Summer Learning Ideas podcast

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Links

Learn Math Fast (use code SANITY5 or SANITY10 for a discount). Join me at the Psychowith6 Facebook page for a video review and giveaway on Tuesday, May 16th at 4E/3C/2M/1P.

Grammar Galaxy

Learn Math Fast Books

Use codes SANITY5 / SANITY10

Well Trained Mind discussion of mastery math curriculum

Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Sylvan also have summer reading programs

Reading for Treasure Map, books & activities

bowl for free all summer

similar summer program for roller skating

free kid-friendly movies in the summer

Home Depot

nature study

A Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Games for Everyone

playing educational board games.

The Ultimate Guide to Language Arts Board Games

Easy Ways to Add Music to Your Homeschool

The benefits of a music education are numerous and include intellectual, emotional, physical, and social advantages for children who receive it. But with so many subjects we want to teach in our homeschooling, it can be challenging to find the time. I am excited to share some easy ideas for adding music to our homeschools that I learned from Gena Mayo of MusicInOurHomeschools.com.

easy ways to add music to your homeschool

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Links

Get Free Music Printables

Benefits of Fidget Toys

IChooseJoy.org

Raising DaVinci

[Read Free Piano Lessons for Kids]

Amazon Prime Music

Spotify Maestro Classics, Classical Kids, or Music Masters CDs.

Use music apps to note reading, music theory, and even music making.

SquiltBright Ideas Press, Zezok, and NotebookingPages.com

I’m excited that Gena is offering my readers a $10 off coupon for any course (besides the homemaking and sampler courses) through May 15th, 2017 with code SANITY.

>>SHOP MUSIC IN OUR HOMESCHOOL<<

For an inside look and a chance to win Gena’s music curriculum, join me on Facebook Live at the Psychowith6 page on May 9, 2017 at 4E/3C/2M/1P.

6 Powerful Ways of Overcoming Anger

A few weeks ago I shared anger lies that keep us in bondage. If you haven’t read that post, I encourage you to get caught up. I believe that’s where victory with anger begins: meditating on God’s truth about our anger. This week I’m going to share 6 powerful ways to overcome anger. If you’re like most people, you will still experience anger that isn’t perfectly controlled. But you can have a huge improvement in this area like my husband and I have.

6 Powerful Ways of Overcoming Anger podcast

Read this article on the blog or watch it on YouTube

LINKS

Email me at Psychowith6 [at] gmail [dot] com.

FREE ANGER PRINTABLES

Ultimate Guide to Language Arts Board Games

I’ll be talking about my favorite board games and doing a giveaway this week on Facebook. Join me at Facebook.com/Psychowith6 on Tuesdays at 4E/3C/2M/1P or watch the replays.

Titus2.com

“Freedom from the Spirit of Anger” by Dr. S. M. Davis of SolveFamilyProblems.com

[READ SHORT WORKOUTS YOU CAN DO AT HOME]

 

[LISTEN TO THE POWER OF ROUTINES]                 [LISTEN TO HOMESCHOOL FLYING]

[READ: TRUTH JOURNALING, POWERFUL TOOL FOR LIFE CHANGE]

 

Which of these tips do you think will be most helpful to you? Let’s chat about it on Facebook.

Digital Alternatives to Traditional Student Projects

Are your kids excited about writing an old-fashioned book report or creating a tri-fold board to show off what they’ve learned? Those standby projects will probably never disappear, but as homeschoolers who want to prepare students for the future, there are amazing digital alternatives! You’ll want to listen to this episode to learn all about them.

Digital Alternatives to Traditional Student Projects podcast

Want to read this podcast as an article? READ HERE Or WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Links

Free Cool Webtools

Review & Giveaway on Facebook – Comment or share to enter until 4/25/17

TechieHomeschoolMom.com

Online Unit Studies

Techin’ Your Homeschool Facebook Group

15 Projects Your Students Can Create with Canva

Digital projects made with Canva

Canva.

EMaze Art Gallery EMaze Travel Journal

Emaze.

Prezi timeline project

Prezi.

Animaker walk cycle

Animaker.

 

ALL-ACCESS PASS INFO

Famous Artists Volume I Famous Artists Volume 2

You can get an inside look at online unit studies on my Facebook page and enter to win the Famous Artists bundle. Join me live on 4/18/17 at 4E/3C/2M/1P on the Psychowith6 Facebook page or enter all week.

Have you used a digital alternative to traditional student projects that you enjoyed? 

 

Anger Lies Christian Parents Believe

Hey, homeschoolers!

I’m still getting feedback on last week’s episode. You’re saying it’s just what you needed to hear. This week I want to begin talking with you about another sanity stealer you’ve been telling me about: anger. When we struggle to control our tempers, especially with our kids, it’s so disheartening. One of the reasons we struggle is because we’re believing lies about anger.

6 Anger Lies Christian Parents Believe

Want to read this podcast as an article? READ HERE Or WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Links

Free Anger Lies Printable

Psychowith6.com/subscribe

Apologetics Story Books

Facebook page for inside look and giveaway of Apologia books on 4/11 at 4E/3C/2M/1P

Terri Maxwell

[LISTEN TO PARENTING BLIND SPOTS WITH REB BRADLEY]

 

763153: Freedom from the Spirit of Anger DVD Freedom from the Spirit of Anger DVD
By Dr. S.M. DavisThe most destructive force in family life today is the anger of one or both parents. But rebellion in youth seldom goes away until parents deal, not just with anger, but with their spirit of anger. MANY PEOPLE WITH A SPIRIT OF ANGER DO NOT REALIZE THEY HAVE IT. James and John had such an intensive spirit of anger that they wanted to call down fire from heaven and destroy an entire village full of people. Yet they were deceived so that they didn’t know that their spirits were putting off such a spirit of anger.A spirit of anger is also very contagious. Proverbs 22:24-25 explains how fathers or preachers who are blind to their own angry spirits develop followers with the same spirit. Here is an explanation of why ALL of man’s anger is wrong. Here also are 10 STEPS TO FOLLOW TO GET FREEDOM FROM THE SPIRIT OF ANGER. One father testified, “All my life I had a problem with anger. I finally dealt with it when I heard the Spirit of Anger’ message. Three weeks later my wife pointed out to me that my little boy no longer had a problem with stuttering!” “Freedom from the Spirit of Anger”is the second of 5 Sermons in the “Anger Series.”

 
Click for your anger truths printable

Which of these anger lies has been the biggest problem for you? Let’s chat about it on Facebook.

Have a happy homeschool week!

 


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This is Why You Aren’t Failing, Homeschool Mom

This week I’ve been convinced that I’m a homeschool failure, but I’m not. Neither are you. There are six reasons I know we aren’t failures that I share on this episode of The Homescool Sanity Show.

This is why you're not a homeschool failure

Want to read this podcast as an article? READ HERE Or WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Links

Email me at psychowith6@gmail.com if you will be a new homeschooler or are a single homeschooling mom

Affirm Films

My Homeschool Mom Guilt

What I Learned Sending My Homeschooled Son to Public School

How to Handle Homeschool Haters

Truth Journaling

Have a happy homeschool week!

Secrets of Scheduling Success

How can we get it all done? If that’s your question, you’ll love this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. You will want to grab your copy of the scheduling worksheets as you listen. Scroll down to claim them.

Secrets of Scheduling Success

 

Want to read this article as a blog post? READ HERE Or WATCH ON YOUTUBE

I have to apologize AGAIN! I did not have the code set up correctly for you to get the Nature Study printables via text message last week. You can definitely get them in the show notes here. I’ve learned how to prevent this problem in the future, but I’ve learned something even more important. I have the best listeners! I didn’t get one complaint. Not one crabby email about this. You are my people and I love you. Thank you for putting up with all my foibles. I wish I could promise there will be no mistakes going forward, but I can’t.

What did go very well last week was the Facebook Live inside look and giveaway of Our Journey Westward’s Charlotte-Mason friendly materials. We had a great time! You can join me on Tuesdays at 4E/3C/2M/1P for more homeschool sanity goodness at Facebook.com/Psychowith6. Comments and shares during the live video earn double entries, but you can still comment up to a week later for an entry in the giveaway. If you’re not a giveaway lover, there’s still nothing like seeing resources in person and being able to ask questions about them. I love Facebook Live for this purpose. If there’s a discount available, I’ll share that, too.

Teaching Tip of the Week

Last week was a time of grieving Mandy Kelly and three of her family members. This blogger behind Worshipful Living was a friend to many of us in Christian, homeschooling, and blogging circles. We will miss her terribly, but we give thanks to God for using her to minister to thousands of people. The grief that I and many friends experienced prompted me to do a Periscope video on how to manage grief and then a second Periscope on how to help others who are grieving. The second video, in particular, reminded me that we need to teach our children how to help those in mourning. If we don’t, they are likely to make mistakes that will add to others’ pain.  I also recommend the book The Art of Helping by Lauren Littauer Briggs that I contributed to. This book is for your reference and is a great resource when you aren’t sure what to say or do in specific situations.

Links

2:1 conference

Scheduleing Worksheets

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[LISTEN TO: HOW TO HOMESCHOOL IN LESS TIME]

[READ: A YEAR OF LIVING PRODUCTIVELY]

Panda Weekly Planner

Organized Homeschool Life

How many hours did you have left over when you did the exercise? Let’s chat about it on Facebook.

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling: A Sane Approach

Would you like to know more about Charlotte Mason homeschooling? Do you need help incorporating it into a sane homeschooling lifestyle? You will LOVE this interview with Cindy West of Our Journey Westward.

A Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling podcast

Want to read this podcast as a blog post? READ HERE

I have an apology and an invitation. If you texted to receive Barb Raveling’s Bible study last week, you didn’t get it. That code won’t work. You’ll need to go to homeschoolsanity.com/truth to claim that study. And guess what? This week’s texting code won’t work either! Fortunately, you can get your free nature study downloads right from these show notes. You’ll be added to the inspiring Psychowith6 & Our Journey Westward newsletters.

 

Join me for a giveaway of 5 of Cindy’s books on the Facebook page Tuesday, March 21st at 4E/3C/2P/1M. You can enter the giveaway all week. You’ll get to see inside Cindy’s books and ask questions. You can use the code SANITY for 20% everything in the store until March 28th!

LINKS

FREE Nature Study Guide

This episode on YouTube

Ideas for Learning with Nature Walks episode

AmblesideOnline.org

Mystery of History

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons & 100+ Creative Nature Walks

Grammar Galaxy

Next week, we’ll chat about how to be successful in scheduling.

Have a happy homeschool week!

Truth Journaling: How to Use This Powerful Tool for Life Change

Truth journaling is the powerful life change tool that can help you change habits and stop worrying. Listen to my interview with Barb Raveling to learn how to truth journal. Be sure to download your free Bible study excerpt, too.

Truth Journaling: Powerful tool for life change podcast

Want to read this podcast as a blog post? READ HERE or SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES or ON STITCHER

Links

Free Truth Journaling Pages

Watch the YouTube video for this podcast

How to Write a Review on iTunes desktop or mobile

Lost & Found by Kendra Fletcher

HomeschoolingIRL.com

Taste for Truth podcast

Christian Habits podcast

Barb Raveling blog

Taste for Truth Bible study

I Deserve a Donut

The Renewing of the Mind Project

Freedom from Emotional Eating

 

Have a happy homeschool week!

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