This year my younger son started his homeschooling journey with us. He went to the private school from play group to the second grade of the elementary school. We are not English native speakers. Even our language, Indonesian, has little relationship with the Latin. Therefore, it is quite funny when I share about the English language lesson curriculum to people whose native language is English.
I first came across the idea of Circle Time from Kendra Fletcher at Preschoolers and Peace when my oldest was four years old. We’ve been reveling in leaning together for five years now. And after all these years, that’s still my favorite part of the practice–that we spend the bulk of our time learning, reading, and experiencing together. Circle Time in our homeschool is anchored
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It hurt to let it go, our old silver Daily Grams book. It had been a faithful companion through many years of homeschooling and had helped our children so much. Every morning, I would sit on the couch with my latest middle school child and we would spend a few minutes together learning basic grammar and composition skills. Each lesson included five questions, one each
The Writing Road to Reading was one of the first purchases I made when I began to teach my son. It was recommended on classical-homeschooling.org as being a great resource for teaching reading to children. It really is a great resource! The Writing Road to Reading teaches a phonics based method for learning to read. Unlike other phonics programs it recommends using writing as the
While coming up with a language arts plan for my eleven-year-old daughter I searched for a grammar reference book. I didn’t want a big volume too intimidating and heavy to carry around and use. While perusing Rebecca Rupp’s Home Learning Year by Year I saw she recommended Nitty Gritty Grammar. I contacted Ten Speed Press and they were happy to send me a copy to
‘We can’t go to the store now, it’s raining cats and dogs out there!’ ‘You’ll get through this, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.’ ‘If you advertise this for free, every Tom, Dick and Harry will come out to get it.’ Recognize the idioms in these sentences? Are you sure of what an idiom is? idiom |ˈidēəm|noun a group of words established by
When my daughter was 10, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering many “why’s” and always eager to learn new things. Sometimes she would take her World Book encyclopedia to bed with her for hours and read about penguins, the life cycle of frogs or any other interest of the day. So when we