Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices

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It’s that time of year when we, as homeschoolers, begin to think about our curriculum choices for the next school year. You are likely getting catalogs daily from curriculum companies, browsing the web, reading reviews, and making a shopping list. Choosing curriculum can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. The writers here at [...]

Unit Studies with Bing in the Classroom

Bing in the Classroom

I am always pleased when I find free, quality homeschooling resources and this is a great one. Are you looking for a place where you can find lessons in Biology, Chemistry, History, Computer Science, Music, Math and more for absolutely free? You don’t even have to sign up – of course, you can sign up to gain [...]

Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows.  Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve discovered that I need to be realistic and allow some of it.  Getting too much out [...]

Bugging Around Insects Review (and giveaway!)

It's summer! My favorite season of all. I love the freedom to let go of our regular schedule, take frequent trips to the beach and let learning become just a natural part of our carefree, summer days. One thing my little one always loved to do was to explore around our property, for anything that [...]

Around the World in 80 Days Unit Study REVIEW at The Curriculum Choice

Do your children enjoy reading books about travel and adventure? One of our favorite stories is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Although my boys enjoy reading interesting books, they also like to be active! We often read books aloud as a family so we can have discussions as we move through [...]

Elementary Workbooks from Dover Publications and Education.com

Did you know that Dover Publications has joined together with Education.com to offer a brand new set of elementary workbooks for K-5th? ~Don’t miss the discount code plus the giveaway at the end!! We received these Dover Publications resources in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own and we love the benefits [...]

Springtime Science: Butterflies

Spring is for Science

Spring's the right time for science!  After the dark, cold days of winter, spring arrives with warmer temperatures, longer days, and touches of green. It's time to plant seeds and watch them sprout.  It's time to watch caterpillars eat and grow and change into butterflies. This year we purchased a Butterfly Kit from Insect Lore. [...]

Learning Music Theory with The Music Tree

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When my son first began piano lessons at the age of four, his instructor utilized a variety of instructional materials. When we moved a couple years later, we began to seek out a new instructor. The question we would hear most often is, With what method has he been learning? I wasn't able to answer [...]