Category Archives: Homeschooling

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What Continue Reading →

As much as I appreciate the benefits of year-round homeschooling, my husband and I just couldn’t shake our precious, childhood memories of long, leisurely summers, so we passed that tradition on to our children. The only problem with this plan was that the extended vacation time tended to make us ALL a bit lazy, so we had to Continue Reading →

Before we started homeschooling, we had never heard of unit studies. But, once we tried one we were hooked! What began as a trial study soon became the backbone of our curriculum. With our sons now grown and graduated from college, we can truthfully say we wouldn’t have homeschooled any other way! Why? 1.Unit Studies Continue Reading →

Two summers ago, my husband and I decided to buy a German Shepherd puppy. Now, we’ve had puppies in the past and even German Shepherd puppies, so no big deal, right? WRONG! Max proved himself to be a whole new ballgame! Oh! And don’t let appearances deceive you either. This chap was no angel! From the Continue Reading →

“All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington  We tend to think of a homeschool education as a relatively new phenomenon, but in reality it is the publicly educated who are the new kids Continue Reading →

We’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to our favorite moms…Homeschool Moms! We hope you have been truly blessed and pampered by your families today. For all you do, you certainly deserve it! But, just for fun, we thought we’d share a little Mother’s Day trivia with you. Did you know… Anna Marie Jarvis, Continue Reading →

For everyone who has ever done a Once-a-Week Unit Study you know how much I love to make history fun, and how I also like to incorporate interesting trivia. So, just in case you and your children don’t already know the true history of Saint Patrick, this should provide you with a healthy dose of historical trivia… Every March, Continue Reading →

Are you familiar with the dessert tiramisu? It’s a luscious, Italian confection constructed of coffee-dipped lady fingers, layered with a delectable, whipped concoction of eggs, sugar, cocoa, and Italian mascarpone cheese. But, the actual translation of the word tiramisu means “wake me up,” “cheer me up,” “lift me up,” or “pick me up,” depending on Continue Reading →

For many, it’s that time of year. You’re on the home stretch, you were focused on finishing the school year strong, and then it happened… the mid-term blahs settled in. You’re not alone. Even the most gung-ho of homeschool moms can fall prey to these insidious attacks.  But, don’t worry! The remedy is simple; shake up school Continue Reading →

In honor of Presidents’ Day and the 2016 ongoing presidential campaign, I thought it would be appropriate to post an article I wrote for The Old School House Magazine last year titled, Our Founding Virtues. I hope you enjoy it. Blessings, Sharon Gibson Owner and Author | Homeschool Legacy | Once-a-Week Unit Studies Why did Continue Reading →

Each season provides us with a picturesque window from which to view God’s handiwork, but the seasons also present the perfect opportunity to teach our children about the Creator. Spring and summer provide us with opportunities to learn about God’s amazing attention to detail. But, fall and winter exhibit how God continues to provide for the needs of Continue Reading →

Ahh…reading aloud to our children, one of our family’s most treasured homeschool memories! Anyone who has ever done a Once-a-Week Unit Study knows the importance we place on reading aloud to children. No matter how young or old the child, read-alouds play an essential role in each and every one of Homeschool Legacy’s unit studies. Charlotte Continue Reading →

You’re probably already familiar with the Magic School Bus books. But, if you’re not, you’re in for a real treat! These books demonstrate how much fun learning (and teaching) can be! Each Magic School Bus book starts out in Ms. Frizzle’s classroom. But, you soon discover it’s not your everyday, run-of-the mill classroom. Known to Continue Reading →

Are you sometimes frustrated by the rabbit trails your kids take you off on? Don’t be. Rabbit trails are good! My kids were notorious for taking them. We would be studying one thing when all of a sudden the conversation would lead somewhere else, and the next thing I knew they were headed for the Continue Reading →

I can hardly wait! In just a few weeks we’ll be lighting the grills and flying American flags in celebration of our nation’s birth! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sizzling over a bed of hot coals, eggs will be deviled, the sweet smell of molasses will permeate our homes as baked beans are pulled from the oven, buttery Continue Reading →

Tradition! I had the privilege of recently attending a church series about Jewish traditions with the movie Fiddler on the Roof as its springboard. Tevya, the father and film’s beloved main character, opens the first scene as if singing directly to you regarding the importance of Jewish tradition. He explains that it is by following Continue Reading →

What do you serve for breakfast in a magical, winter wonderland?  Snow cream of course! For those of us living in the South, life comes to a screeching halt when snow begins to fall.  Businesses close and whole families, not just children,  enjoy a snow day!  Dixie is hushed and our lives put on hold as we celebrate our Continue Reading →

Do you remember the show Mission: Impossible? Each episode began with a tape recorded message explaining a covert mission and ending with “Your mission…should you decide to accept it…” The message alerted the agent to the dangers involved in the mission and ended with the words, “This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck…” Continue Reading →

America’s story of liberty is one of the greatest detective novels ever written! It is teeming with characters of intrigue and “who-done-its” waiting for us to uncover the clues of who they were, how they lived, what they did, and “why-they-done-it.” And it is more important now than ever in our nation’s history to pass Continue Reading →

Congratulations! You are at the mid-way point in your school year and have accomplished much, but are you having FUN? Let’s face it. We homeschool parents have a lot on us. Not only do we have all the responsibilities of other parents, but we also bear the weight of educating our children. We take it Continue Reading →