Reading good books together is a cornerstone practice of our homeschool. Reading together gives our children a deep well of reliable language patterns. This reservoir helps them become discerning, articulate readers and writers. Good books also spark their imagination and give them a rich sense of lived history. But really, one of the biggest benefits is that it’s enjoyable to share stories together. ~Don’t miss
Most of us will agree that to be able to write is a skill of great importance to have in the journey of life. For a start if our children are college bound, being able to write and take notes effectively could spell the difference between success and failure. To be able to articulate well in the written word is definitely a skill that I
Here I am again. It’s summer and we are enjoying learning history on a Saturday night! True statement. See, Dave Raymond’s Modernity is now available. And since we enjoyed American History so very much (as an elective even!) last year, we find ourselves soaking up another volume of this fantastic curriculum. Yes we do. It is digital homeschool curriculum we love. 50% off for just
Like most of you, I am pulling together resources for the new academic year. Here in England we are still hard at work until the latter half of July, then the summer holidays stretch out before us for the entire month of August – bliss! But before those carefree days can commence, I need to have all my ducks in a row for the autumn.
A few years back I created a history course for my teen using a textbook as a spine and then adding in other related books and movies. One of the movies we watched has stayed with her for years. In fact, we were just talking about it the other night! Movies can be a great visual for kids to hang their thoughts on and thus
Are you looking for a grammar program for your high schoolers? How about a grammar program that is fun? Did I just say fun?? Yes, English 2600 high school grammar was fun! When we were looking around for a grammar program for my high schooler, we were not expecting to find something fun. We just wanted to find something that was a good fit.
More than five years ago I shared with you that Tapestry of Grace was the homeschooling fit for our family. When we started with Tapestry of Grace, my eldest child was in fourth grade. She has now graduated from our homeschool. I now have the perspective of the years of rich education Tapestry has afforded us. “Have you found a curriculum you and your children
Before I was a mother, I worked full-time in the public schools as a science specialist. Now that I am a homeschool mom, I coordinate numerous co-ops and group activities for our local homeschool community. I love working with youth – particularly middle school aged students. I have recently returned to the public school part time, working as a substitute teacher a few days each month.