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 [...]

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 [...]

KingKa – A Classic Board Game with a Twist

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Are your children learning Mandarin Chinese?  Are you always on the prowl for fun activities that integrate Mandarin language practice into your curriculum?  Do you kids enjoy playing Bingo, Memory, Lotto, and other games?  Then this is the game for you! KingKa rolls all of these popular games into one; making it a perfect game for [...]

Five In A Row Review

Five in a Row Review

When we first began home educating our eldest son we began with the Five In A Row Curriculum. I was smitten with the fact that it used many beloved picture books and would introduce us to some new ones we weren’t quite familiar with. We used the Five In A Row (FIAR) Curriculum for five [...]

Homeschool Resources for All Ages

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Want to know something I look forward to this time of year? All the homeschool resources for all ages on sale! I'm sharing three with you today. First, I especially enjoy picking out the Harmony Fine Arts Plans we will enjoy next school year. Harmony Fine Arts for Music and Art Appreciation fit nicely with [...]

Simplified Dinners for New Cooks

Simplified Dinner for New Cooks: A Review

A few years ago Jamie Martin from Simple Homeschooling wrote about creating a Baking School  for her children.  Each child made a sweet treat three times: once just watching Jamie, once with help, and once on their own.  I thought her plan was pure genius!  I had visions of happily working side by side with [...]