As an eclectic/Charlotte Mason homeschooler, we have used many wonderful resources over the years, but only two or three have always had a firm place in our home. One of those is Learning Language Arts Through Literature – The Gray Book by Diane Welch and Susan Simpson (published by Common Sense Press). We started on the Blue (grade 1) and Yellow (grade 3) books in
Teaching writing in homeschool can definitely be overwhelming. However, Apologia’s Debra Bell has a brand new curriculum, Writers in Residence, to help with just that. This fantastic resource is not only a homeschool writing resource but a writing focused language arts curriculum. No more overwhelm! ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We received this Writers in Residence curriculum in exchange for an honest review.
I think the biggest learning curve with homeschooling is finding what works best for your family. Fortunately, for our family, Tapestry of Grace is a wonderful homeschooling fit. If you are on a curriculum search, I highly suggest you take a look at Tapestry of Grace. Because I am so grateful that we found this curriculum early in our homeschooling, I share with you today
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
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