Month: November 2014


What is Folklore – great for unit studies

So what exactly is folklore and how do I teach it?  

Folklore is a method of storytelling which is generally passed down from one generation to another and includes one or more of the following elements: Read More…

Last Minute Christmas Activities for Groups

Stumped on what to do with your homeschool group this year?  Did your volunteers fall short or get too busy to plan? 

It's not too late to put something together – here's some great ideas for groups or families: Read More…

Unit Study on Pirates

If you have been following our series on unit studies, you know by now that you can take ANY topic of interest and use it as a jumping off point to incorporate reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, and history.  You can add in art, music, and many creative subjects as well.  For some topics, you can even include physical education.

To read up on the logistics of what a unit study is, visit this link:

Now – let's get to the topic of this post – pirates! Read More…

Is it a Behavior Disorder

Is it a Behavior Disorder?

by Judy Waitley, past HECOA Special Needs Advisory Board Member

Who hasn't heard the high pitched whining wails of a child as you are strolling through your local grocery store grabbing dinner for the next few nights? I have often wondered, as I hear these children using tones that only canines should be able to hear, is this a behavior disorder or just a lack of discipline?  Read More…

Photo Puzzles

Puzzle Me a Picture!

What would happen if you take two things that people love, photos and jigsaw puzzles, and mix them together?

You would get an invitation, gift, or party game that no one could resist and everyone will love. Photo jigsaw puzzles are easy to create and will leave a lasting memory time and time again. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read More…