Are you looking for a fun social distance family friendly activity?
Are you teaching a lesson about farm animals and looking for an interactive experience?
I highly recommend Two by Two Petting Zoo at Why Not an American Ark located in Monroe, North Carolina. My family had an opportunity to visit Two by Two Petting Zoo, and we had an amazing time.
My family purchased the ticket on Groupon, and it includes a guided walking tour for only $32, and we paid for a bucket of food once we arrived to feed the animals. The bucket of food cost $8.00. It was a really big bucket too. In my
This is my first ever blog and I am super excited to share my homeschooling journey with the world.
To give a little back story, I am the mother of eight beautiful children.
My husband and I call them “the top four and bottom four.”
With the top four, my husband and I did things the traditional way. Early mornings, bus pickups, parent teacher meetings, and all the fixings. Our outcome includes three of the four as college students. One with a full ride. One on a football scholarship. And the other only 30 credit hours shy of graduating.
Although we handled it all, I can honestly say, it has not been the best experience all the time.
With the bottom four, my husband and I made the choice to provide our children with the educational instruction we felt they would need to be successful in life, We decided to homeschool.
One of the first questions we tackled was, “How in the world do we still feed ourselves if I no longer work?”
That is the big question isn’t it? Some say in order for kids to truly know how they are doing in their school, kids need grades. Others say that when a child is graded, they pay more attention to the grade itself than what they need to improve on.
Growing up, I did not understand the importance of learning a second language. I was viewing the world as black and white only. I understood that English was my native language, and I had difficulties learning it. I did not understand the importance of learning a second language until I was older.
Now, I understand the importance of learning a second language. This is why my children are enrolled in a virtual Spanish class under our current Homeschool Association titled United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited LLC https://uchunlimited.com/ .
Why is learning a second language importance for my children to know?
There are several reasons why. First, learning Spanish will allow my two sons to know, understand, and converse with someone who is Latino or Latina.
Second, my children will have the ability if they travel to countries where Spanish is the spoken language, they can
Do you have school with the other child or children? or Is it a day off for the entire family?
Homeschooling is an exciting opportunity for my family and I, but it does not come without its challenges. There are several challenges that I face as a homeschool parent. The first challenge is homeschooling with a sick child. How is this a problem?
Well, it is a problem because one child is sick and the other child does not want to have school because his brother is not. He does not understand that his brother is sick. He is not; therefore, he is capable of having school.
Although he has school work to complete, it is only a half day for him. This allows me an opportunity to
Angela Jordan Perry, is a homeschooling Mom of eight children for 20 years, mentor, entrepreneur, host of Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry YouTube show, podcast/host of Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry, founder/Executive Director of Educating Our Own, Mocha Homeschooling Moms-SC co-founder, owner/director/administrator of United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited Option 3 Accountability Association, founder of The Homeschool Upstart; host/found The Homeschool Upstart Podcast; direct marketer, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist. Angela and her family make their homestead in Campobello, SC. Angela’s purpose driven life is to make a positive impact on 1,000s of homeschoolers worldwide.
As a homeschool parent, I am always excited to see my children become interested in concepts. I observe them to see how long their interest will last.
Lately, my two sons have taken their interest and turned it into a passion in several ways.
My last blog post I mentioned our youngest son, he wants to be a chef when he grows up. His passion for cooking is so strong every time we visit the library, he checks out a kid’s cookbook. Him preparing and cooking a meal for his family every Friday has inspired him to discover a talent and gives his Dad a break.
Our youngest son continues to learn more about food; also, cooking has motivated him to create two YouTube channels.
The first channel is ‘Game Master Not.’ This channel