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
Homeschool parents are serious about teaching well and teaching in ways that meet their students’ needs. So much so, some of them have written their own curricula over the years to give their children a truly customized education. Luckily, many of them offer that brilliant curriculum to us! ~Don’t miss the BIG homeschool curriculum giveaway (worth $951.65!) at the end plus all the discount codes
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.
I can’t help it. My thoughts are already turning to summer. Our eldest is graduating from homeschool and we are celebrating and looking forward to summer fun! This year we are going to enjoy some summer learning with coloring books. As you know, homeschoolers are always learning. And, like me, I am sure that you are always on the look out for simple, frugal and
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This year I was looking for a way to teach my girls about the English language without teaching grammar itself. I wanted to give them an understanding of its beauty and history so that they would learn to love it and also be able to use it more skillfully. And then I was offered King Alfred’s English to review. What a perfect resource to meet
One of the fantastic benefits of homeschooling high school is being able to invite great teachers into your home. We do this every day via Great Books homeschool video courses from Compass Classroom. I share towards the end a list of all of those we love for high school. This year my high school junior and senior tackled one of the more challenging courses, Old
Manners are some of those important life skills we need to teach our children. As you know, it’s not a once and done lesson, it’s an ongoing process. As our kids grow, it’s important to continually build their “manners library,” so they can feel confident in all of the new situations they’ll encounter. The Etiquette Factory has created excellent curriculum for families who want to add etiquette training to their