There is a free online math program from the UK called Mathematics Enhancement Programme. Free is always good so I thought I would give it a try. It also had some rave reviews from the Well-Trained Mind Forums. Why not, right? Here is my review: I hate it! Yes, I really do! And I amRead more
I have been planning to homeschool for years. I have looked forward to every aspect of watching my kids discover new things and learning alongside them. But the task of teaching them to read and spell seemed really overwhelming. I did not trust myself and worried that I would leave them scarred for life andRead more
I was reading a post in a homeschool forum regarding preschoolers. The poster did not understand why anyone would have structure in their daily routine and why they would have any type of preschool schedule or curricula. This individual purported that allowing the preschooler to have “free play” during each day was much more beneficialRead more
With the start of a new year and new semester, I’m working to get organized. We had a great fall semester and accomplished much but I’m always tweaking our organizational system. Here is how my calendar works: The first page for each month is my monthly overview calendar. I put in major things like doctorRead more
The kids decided they wanted a decorated homeschool room and they chose a jungle theme. So, I used my back to school motivation to redo our room and get ready for the start of our new year. It started with the lion and progressed from there… We added some jungle trees for our reading corner.Read more
If you know me at all, you know that I am a fan of phonics! A year ago, I began the hunt for the phonics curriculum for Lextin Academy. Through an email from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, I found the Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading. Love it! Both the magazine and the curriculum. TheRead more
At our house, books are our method of learning, but DVD’s are fun for a change. Here are some history DVD’s that I just might have to add to my wishlist. This is the Drive Thru History Series that I have heard so much about. Virtual field trip anyone?