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.
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.
I have a wild and precocious preschooler who talks a mile a minute and has quite an impressive vocabulary. She can count, sing her ABC’s, recognize numbers and letters, name shapes and colors, as well as cut, paste, glue, and draw. She’s a busy little person who makes messes about 10 times her tiny littleRead more
My little 1st grader just completed her K year during which we moved very slowly and even completed some parts of the curriculum twice. She was only on the cusp of being ready for K work. Throughout the year, she really grew in confidence and maturity. She slowly caught on to concepts in math andRead more
I’m teaching 3rd grade for the 4th time. And this year, I’ve revamped my plan to try several new things, because I really need something new in our schedule. I’m changing up our language arts, science, and history. I think we’re going to have a great year with some new curriculum choices. My 3rd graderRead more
I have a precocious 5th grader this year. She is my artsy, creative, winsome, and compassionate child. She’s more interested in fairytales and far-off adventure lands. You’ll usually find her dancing around the house singing at the top of her lungs. But this girl picks up things quickly, and because of her high reading level,Read more
It’s 6th grade take 2! My second child is about to begin 6th grade. He’s a vastly different learner than his older sister, so our plan looks quite different for his year. He is my late bloomer – brilliant in math and abstract thinking, but a struggling learner in reading and spelling. However, during hisRead more
How did I get here? I have a teenager who is about to enter high school – in fact, she’s already working on some high school credits. We’ve been talking about college and testing and life plans. WHAT? It’s a little bit crazy. As I’ve planned this school year, I’ve felt overwhelmed with thoughts ofRead more
Help! I want to homeschool, but I don’t know where to start! I’m overwhelmed! How many times have I heard these statements from homeschoolers? I can’t even begin to count. As a matter of fact, when I first got started on my own homeschool journey, I felt the same way. So, if you’re new toRead more