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
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.
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.
As a homeschool mom, you want your children to read, read, read and enjoy good books. You read aloud to your children every day, but maybe you want to add more formal literature discussions into your day. Or maybe you would like to begin introducing literary terms. I have found the perfect solution –Read more
Are you looking for a writing program in your homeschool? I have one that I can highly recommend! But first, let me tell you briefly about my thoughts on teaching writing. I have always been intimidated by some of the writing curricula out there. Another program I tried felt scattered and required tooRead more