Taking an End-of-the-Year Snapshot

If you follow a traditional school year, you’re likely approaching the end of your school year. Set aside some time to celebrate and review your year. Take an end-of-the-year snapshot! You won’t regret it.

Check Out Your Library’s Incredible FREE Resources

Check Out Your Library's Incredible FREE Resources

Iowa homeschooling mom, Michelle Andersen, is also an Iowa library director, which explains her enthusiasm for sharing the many incredible FREE resources available at and through your local public library. Check out this list from Michelle! 1. EXPLORE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, DVDs, AND AUDIOBOOKS All kinds of reading material are available to enjoy or to support your curriculum. Your local library may even … Read More

Discovering & Developing Your Child’s Learning Styles

Discovering & Developing Your Child's Learning Styles

Who knows your child better than you; right? Perhaps you’re fairly confident that you already know what your child’s primary learning style is. Even so, you’ll benefit and enjoy the process of taking just a few minutes to bop through this concise learning styles checklist. You’re likely to immediately identify a predominant style for your particular child. Then take note … Read More

What Can the School Require Homeschooling Families to Submit?

What Can the School Require Homeschooling Families to Submit?

“Can the school require me to provide that information?” “Do I have to file that form?” “Is that a legal mandate?” NICHE receives questions like these all year long – but especially at back-to-school time.  One of the many services we provide is assistance in clarifying and meeting homeschool legal requirements in Iowa.  While the Iowa law and rules governing … Read More

Which Homeschool Option Is Right for Your Family?

Which Homeschool Option Is Right for Your Family?

Every Iowa homeschooling parent has to choose a homeschooling legal option.  Some of you have been homeschooling for years using the same legal option every year. Some of you have utilized a variety of options during your homeschooling years. Some of you are just starting to homeschool and are facing the decision for the first time.  Regardless, you can use … Read More

2 Doors to Homeschool Success

2 Doors to Homeschool Success

In the flurry of back-to-school preparations, we’re presented with many “doors” to homeschool success. Buy this curriculum and your child will succeed. Use this method and your child will flourish. Try this resource and your child will excel. Whether we’re just starting the homeschooling adventure or we’ve been on the journey for years, we’ve all stood before many of these … Read More