Category: Schooling at Home

Online Grading: 6 Ways to Connect Powerfully with Your Child

Do you find yourself dreading grading math? Hating that you have to discuss missed problems with your child? If so, you’re not alone. But I…

Saxon Math Challenge: The Unseen Benefits

The Saxon Math Challenge Your Kids Need Right Now. Does your child shy away from the challenge of Saxon Math? Here’s why we need to…

Consistency in Math: 3 Proven Ways to Motivate Kids for It

“Part of Courage is Simple Consistency.” –Peggy Noonan Do you ever feel like something in your homeschooling isn’t working for you or your kids? Do…

Spiral vs Mastery: The 1 Essential Difference You Need to Know

Spiral vs Mastery.  Saxon Math vs Horizons vs Singapore vs Math-U-See… And so many more! If you have homeschooled or even considered it you’ve probably…

Final Grades: A Definitive Guide for Homeschoolers

“Relax. Look around. Make a call.” ― Jocko Willink, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win May… that time when you can almost…

Need Help Staying Motivated? 1 Ridiculously Simple Tip

Oh, the dream day. You wake up after a full eight hours of sleep. You enjoy coffee and breakfast in peace and greet your students,…

Grading: 4 Reasons It Matters

“Celebrate what’s working. Correct what’s not.” –Anonymous Grading. UGH. Grading. It may be one of the most toilsome chores of teaching. I get it. Grading…

Five Simple Ways to Stay Focused Despite Holiday Distraction

A funny thing happens around this time of year. The twinkle lights, Christmas trees, and wreaths go up, and BOOM! Our motivation goes down.  …

Reaffirming Your Child with These Two Saxon Math Rewards

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  –Vidal Sassoon Hey there! How’s it going? I hope you are getting all…

3 Ways to Survive Homeschool Stress

Three Ways to Survive Homeschool Stress   So. September 2020. Here we are. Should we laugh or cry? I’d prefer to laugh but with the…

One Sure Way to Have a Great Math Year

“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” –Dwayne Johnson   Are you craving something good right…

Coming Soon: More Site Features for Your Saxon Math Year!

Hey there! How’s it going? Here at Nicole the Math Lady HQ it’s been busy, busy, busy as I welcome new subscribers and adjust all…

Nicole Answers… Saxon Homeschool or Saxon Intermediate?

Choosing curriculum is hard. Every year, homeschool parents and other educators spend lots of precious time choosing which books and lessons will be most worthwhile…

Saxon Algebra 1, Algebra 1/2, or Saxon 8/7: Which is Best For Your Student?

It’s a question that I get all the time, and it’s about Saxon Algebra: Your middle school student is done with Saxon 7/6 and it’s…

Seven Ideas for End of Year Celebrations

We need a good party, don’t you think? I mean, it’s late May. Late May! And despite the time warp that many of us have…

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