Winter, summer, spring, or fall there are nature studies to be had in any season and any weather…that is, if you want to go out in said weather! Nature notebooks can be homemade, or bought. They can be a blank slate for you to self-direct or have pre-printed pages as a guide. What is so great about it is that a nature notebook can be
To encourage independent learning when my girls were younger, I would buy a ‘In The Hands Of A Child’ lapbook and give it to them to work through on their own. Obviously we would have a chat on how to utilize the resource and if they got stuck I was available to help out. These would often be interest led topics. For example, my daughter went
Yes, homeschoolers can navigate the SAT and ACT plus earn college credit through advanced placement and CLEP exams. We have been sharing reviews of some of the top college test prep resources to help your students prepare for these exams. To make it handy for you, we have put those test prep reviews together in one spot – plus added some great homeschooling high school
This past September, I made my biggest curriculum mistake yet. I had researched and thought and finally purchased a curriculum. But when it came time to start school, I realized that I would have to do heavy editing to make the curriculum match my student’s level. I set it aside and bought another curriculum–happily, one that we have been making progress in all year long.
English is not our native language. We learn English in various ways. Last month, I just shared about our grammar curriculum. Today I would like to share about the spelling curriculum we used in our first year homeschooling children, Spelling Workout. We use this curriculum as it is recommended in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition). Well, actually EFL (English as
A couple years ago, I was struggling to find a language arts curriculum that was both engaging and complimentary to our homeschool philosophy. In my quest, I sampled a wide variety of curricula. When I discovered Brave Writer, I knew I had found what I had been looking for. Not only does Brave Writer offer a variety of writing curricula and resources, they also provide
Science is not the subject I excel at so when I find something that helps me teach, I use it! Tops Learning Systems are a perfect fit for us – each book is filled with easy, hands-on projects that teach scientific concepts in a natural way. TOPS Science: Teach Science with Simple Things TOPS Science is a non-profit organization that produces great science activity books
Most kids, regardless of their age, love to investigate and explore. They find joy in things like finger painting, building a volcano, taking things apart to see how they work, learning how to code, sewing a quilt, or constructing a tepee. Sure, it takes time to plan and complete projects and sometimes they can be messy. So why should you bother? Often, hands on learners have a better grasp of subject