We are using Heart of Dakota Bigger Hearts for His Glory as our spine this year (3rd Grade) and one of the suggested items within that curriculum is Cheerful Cursive (which can be purchased at Mastery Publications, the makers). My son, who is almost nine, has NEVER enjoyed writing. EVER. I have worked really hard to get him to at least not completely hate it.
Are you looking for a creative way to teach character education to your kids? Have you ever seen it done through a coloring book approach? Last month I found just that, a delightful character education series of coloring books called Donnie Learns. This unique series of seven books is made up of inspiring stories that are paired with coloring activities. The activities teach important character
One of the benefits of substitute teaching is the opportunity to try out new games and technology. Often, I discover new activities that work well in a co-op or a more intimate homeschool setting as well. This is just what happened in the days prior to the holiday break when I was assigned to a sixth grade classroom. Like all schools, the days leading up
It’s the perfect time of year to take on a winter themed nature study in our homeschools. I’ve chosen a NaturExplorers product from Our Journey Westward to look at how animals cope with the difficult winter season. We often watch the birds visiting our feeder during winter and wonder how they survive such bitterly cold conditions so this seemed like the perfect unit study for us
After using Growing with Grammar for many years with my older two, I decided to give Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary a try with my youngest. I really like the independent learning and usage set-up of the JacKris Publishing products so I figured Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary would be just as great an option as Growing with Grammar. Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary is a
A friend of mine posted how much her family loves a card game called Historical Conquest. My husband LOVES history. We LOVE games. So I quickly sent a note asking if they would be interested in a review being posted on Curriculum Choice – they happily agreed – so here we are today! So… what exactly is Historical Conquest? Well, as explained by the creator,
I love those illusion pictures don’t you? I find them fascinating. My girls enjoy them too. It’s fun to see something else hidden in a picture that is not at first apparent. I had a book sent to me by Francis Lincoln children’s Books to review. ‘Illuminature’ is such a fun book. I think that this book would make a fabulous Christmas gift for a child.
Our family absolutely loves board games. While hubby and I have enjoyed games since we ourselves were kids, our passion truly developed when our children were just toddlers and we would gather annually at the home of our dear friends for an extended weekend of gaming and reminiscing. This gaming weekend would take place over Labor Day weekend and the festivities would begin on Thursday