The first homeschool book I read was The Well-Trained Mind. I loved the premise of the classical education, the history cycle, and the wonderful books. The method seemed like the perfect mix of reading, narrating, outlining, and writing. I was sold! I scoured the book and the forums for curriculum advice, and I dove inRead more
Yes I teach Latin in my homeschool! Or more accurately, I learn Latin alongside my children in our homeschool. Why do we learn Latin? It increases vocabulary. It is a great exercise in logical thinking. It makes learning other languages (especially the Romance languages) easier. It helps with understanding English grammar. For several years IRead more
When planning for a new school year, my favorite task is to create a book list for my children. I can readily admit that I have a bit of a book problem. We’re all huge book worms at our house. I’m never quite satisfied with the lists curated by the various curriculum companies. Therefore, IRead more
This past school year I tried something completely new and different in our homeschool. We tried an online math program! We welcomed a new baby into our family in the summer of 2018 and I felt a bit overwhelmed. Since math is not my favorite subject, I decided to try outsourcing for the school year.Read more
We’ve reached a new milestone. I have a middle schooler. I’ve always feared homeschooling high school, and now that it looms in the near future, I’m more than terrified. However, I think I should have been more terrified of homeschooling middle school. Wow, this has been an interesting ride! Of course, it isn’t allRead more
I received my favorite type of mail – book mail! My poor mailman. He’s got to be in great shape from hauling boxes and packages of books to my door. This month we’ve been reading the graphic novel Covenant Kids: The Law by Andrew Youngblood. My older kids enjoy reading graphic novels, so I hopedRead more
s book is no dry textbook approach to history. It’s written more like a living book and tells the history of America in a story format. There are even breaks in the chapters for narration.
Is middle school really necessary? If a child is ready for more of a challenge, can you catapult over the middle school curriculum and reach straight for the high school levels? A few years ago, I attended a webinar all about skipping the middle school academics and heading straight for high school credits. After all,Read more
Spelling is an entirely different skill than reading. And even those children who learn to read easily might not have the same quick success with spelling. However, I found a program to help us achieve spelling success in our homeschool.
Are you a Charlotte Mason devotee? If so, I’m going to apologize now. But I’m about to make a case for why your child should read some twaddle. But first, what is twaddle for those who are new to the Charlotte Mason education principles? Twaddle is a word that can be difficult to define. IRead more