This is the third post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. I’ve given some advice to new homeschooling mothers and helped you to get your materials organized for a great year. Today, I’m going to give you some tips to avoiding burn out. Whether this is your first year or your 13th, no … Continue reading "B2HS: Tips for Avoiding Homeschooling Burn Out"
This is the second post in the Back to “Home” School series. Yesterday I gave some advice to new homeschooling mothers, and today, we’ll be discussing how to get organized. So you bought your curriculum and you went school supply shopping… now what? If you’re like most homeschooling parents, you’re probably hoping to find a … Continue reading "B2HS: Getting Organized for the New Homeschool Year"
This is the first post in the Back To “Home” School blog series. Stay tuned this week for more inspiration for the new school year. I still remember back when I first started homeschooling my children… I was in my 20s and didn’t really know anyone else who was doing this crazy and rebellious “teaching … Continue reading "B2HS: Advice to the New Homeschooling Mother"
SALE EXTENDED! Build Your Library turns 8 years old in one week! To celebrate, we decided we might as well continue our Back-to-School / Summer Sale until then. Take 20% off all digital, secular #homeschool products until August 22! Same code: summer2020 at checkout! Thanks for 8 great years at BYL! ********************************** I hope that … Continue reading "Summer Sale Has Begun!"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s August 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 08/03/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "August 2020 Monthly Newsletter"
Whether you are teaching a classroom of 20 fourth graders or four children of different grade levels, teaching is hard work. You have to plan out lessons, teach the material, answer any questions, and test their knowledge. It’s almost like its a full-time job or something… If the curriculum is written for you, that is … Continue reading "Why the Student Should Become the Teacher"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s June 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 07/01/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "July 2020 Monthly Newsletter"
Need any help with using the Build Your Library curriculum? We got you covered! FAQs For general questions on any facet of our secular, literature based homeschool curriculum, we may have already answered them on our BYL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For general questions about our Read Aloud Book Club packs, please refer to … Continue reading "Build Your Library Support"
Are you looking for a way to add hands-on activities to your Build Your Library curriculum (BYL)? Then you may want to check out History Unboxed (HU). I was sent one of their kits to review and I’m excited to share some information with you! Hands-on activities have always been a struggle in our homeschool. That’s … Continue reading "Unboxing “History Unboxed”"
Maurice Sendak is widely considered to be one of the most important children’s book authors and illustrators of the 20th century. And though he died in 2012 at the age of 83, today would be his 91st birthday! Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 to Polish-Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!"