Teaching writing in homeschool can definitely be overwhelming. However, Apologia’s Debra Bell has a brand new curriculum, Writers in Residence, to help with just that. This fantastic resource is not only a homeschool writing resource but a writing focused language arts curriculum. No more overwhelm! ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We received this Writers in Residence curriculum in exchange for an honest review.
A couple years ago, I was struggling to find a language arts curriculum that was both engaging and complimentary to our homeschool philosophy. In my quest, I sampled a wide variety of curricula. When I discovered Brave Writer, I knew I had found what I had been looking for. Not only does Brave Writer offer a variety of writing curricula and resources, they also provide
We have used a couple of other handwriting programs over the years. But I’ve got to say that Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is my favorite. After my experience with the twins HWT has come through for me again. We have very different five-year-old boy/girl twins. Our sweet little girl has had all sorts of fine/gross motor skills problems. So when we began HWT this year there was
At our house handwriting practice was causing friction. My verbal, creative 2nd grader just didn’t like any kind of writing. I was on the look out for something that might change her mind. She liked how fancy my own cursive handwriting looked! Maybe cursive was the solution to our handwriting troubles? We started a program at the beginning of the school year, but she found
It’s been a few years since we used this resource in our homeschooling but I remember that it was fun to use and my daughter enjoyed it. You can buy this product as a complete Homeschool Kit which consists of a teachers manual and this student book for $56.00 from Christianbook.com. However when I used this book I only purchased the student book which you
It’s December and it’s such a busy time for all of us…with preparations, maybe family coming to visit, and everything else that goes into December for our own families. Then when January rolls around, and it’s time to get back to homeschool again, it can sometimes be hard to get back into the usual routine. It always was at our house. Sometimes, in
I know it comes as a surprise to many of you, however, handwriting is not and never has been an exciting time at my house. For years, I tried to find the perfect handwriting program for my boys. There are so many options to choose from, trust me, we tried most of them! We tried the cartoon-y and colorful programs, we tried just doing copy work
Do your little ones struggle with handwriting? Is it hard for them to hold a pencil comfortably? Or do they grip it very tightly? Learning to write shouldn’t have to be a struggle. There are so many ways we can help, and one of my favorite tools is the Starter Pencil Kit from Draw Your World. ~ Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! ~