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
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,
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
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we have entered the rush toward Christmas. With family, church, and homeschooling obligations it can seem like we are always a little bit behind during the month of December. Why not consciously choose to create a little margin? Homeschooling offers us that kind of flexibility. In our homeschool, we will be setting aside the bulk of our studies in
As homeschoolers our days are steeped in books. We connect with the characters we read about. And their stories become a part of our story. Carrot Top Paper Shop has created a wonderful line of gifts celebrating literary heroines from Jane Austen to Lucy Pevensie. The hand-drawn prints are whimsical and evocative. Each girl meets your gaze with an open, friendly expression. Role Models for
I started using Growing with Grammar many years ago after my oldest had taken her end of year NYS required assessment test. While she passed the exam per state standards, I could clearly see we were lacking in the English grammar department. So like any mom would do, I hit the Internet to find something that would help me build her up in this department.
The holiday season is upon us. Wonderful times of family gatherings, traditions and special homeschool learning. This can also be a stressful time since we are running around town to all sorts of activities – plays, parties, productions. To remedy the stress, each year I like to plan some simple yet educational holiday learning opportunities for our homeschool. I like things that I can tuck