Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Unit Studies

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 […]

Celebrating Saint Patrick

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, […]

Tiramisu Homeschooling

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 […]

Learning with Games

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 […]

Presidents’ Day and Our Founding Virtues

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 […]

I Pause for Icicles

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 […]

The Benefits of Reading Aloud

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 […]

Homeschooling with Ms. Frizzle

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 […]

Snow Cream for Breakfast!

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 […]

Mission: Possible

Mission Possible

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…” […]