July 3, 2019

Sometimes you come across resources that change or reshape the way you homeschool. I have been homeschooling for over 20 years now, so this has happened to me a lot. My oldest is 22 now and I believe I started at birth, maybe before.  I always felt like a homeschooler,...

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!

So, how did last year go for you?

Did you accomplish everything you wanted to?

How about your last semester?

A new year is a good time to stop and reflect.

It is recommended to reevaluate

a few times through the year, some say 3 times a year, which is what I...

October 18, 2017

      Here at AliYah Academy we are always reassuring parents that it's OK, if not typical, for our children to make all A's while homeschooling. For some reason we feel guilty like maybe we aren't hard enough on them or maybe we are showing favoritism, after all, most...

July 25, 2017

      The Life of Fred books by Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, are very different Math books. Two things I have always come back to in our homeschooling are that learning should have real world application and it should be fun. Life of Fred hits the mark o...

June 24, 2017

     There are a few times in the year that I like to regroup. August, at the beginning of the school year; Passover in the Spring, of course being the beginning of the biblical year; and December/ January, the Gregorian new year. These times just seem natural to me an...

May 4, 2015

I get asked a lot, How long each day do I spend homeschooling?, or How do we Homeschool ? Homeschooling will be as different to each family as there are families homeschooling. But for the sake of ideas in your home I will share what works well for us.

First let me shar...

January 6, 2015

So Here it is, January, mid school year and time for us to record semester one grades. I have to confess, even though I am confident in the education that my children are getting, I have a moment of doubt when it comes time to record grades. After all I am a busy mom,...

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