Every year I say I will use a literature program in our homeschool. And every year this topic gets overlooked in favor of math, grammar, writing, history, or science. This summer I was determined to do a fun literature study with all of my kids as part of a group study. I chose Readers inRead more
Raise your hand if your child loves grammar! Please note that my hand is not raised. How can I, someone who loves grammar, have a houseful of kids who dread the very thought of doing grammar lessons? Well, I’ve discovered a new grammar curriculum that takes a lot of the pain and whining right outRead more
One of the favorite subjects in our homeschool is logic. From the time my kids are in Kindergarten, we do fun logic workbooks together. Then, once they reach middle school, we begin studying informal logic. It’s important that I find a logic program written from a Christian worldview. So I was thrilled when Master BooksRead 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
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
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