This past September, I made my biggest curriculum mistake yet. I had researched and thought and finally purchased a curriculum. But when it came time to start school, I realized that I would have to do heavy editing to make the curriculum match my student’s level. I set it aside and bought another curriculum–happily, one that we have been making progress in all year long.
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
I first discovered King Alfred’s English in 2012 when a friend of mine reviewed it on her blog. With her glowing praise for the book, I ordered a copy. However, my kids were just too young then so it remained on my library shelves until this fall. We have gradually been progressing our kids to become independent learners. When my daughter began 8th grade this past
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
We love discovering new picture books together and re-reading all our treasured and well-loved books. Today’s featured books are among our family’s favorites. Your children are never too old to enjoy picture books, especially books that have a moral to share or are able to impart the gifts of our faith. The books that I am sharing with you today do both. I am sure
I was looking for a way to really dig deep into some literature with our children. However, I was met with the reality that I didn’t have the time to really teach literature the way that I really wanted to do. So, basically in despair, I began to look for really good literature guides and I ran across the Center for Lit which is run
Tapestry of Grace is giving you very special, free gifts all of December! “Tapestry of Grace is an award-winning classical Christian humanities education that uses whole books and is organized in unit studies around the thread of God’s grace as revealed in History. Two December Giveaways For the month of December, we are offering giveaways in each of our two programs for those who have never tried
All homeschool students are required to take an English/Language Arts course during each of their high school years. We don’t often use “boxed curriculum” in our homeschool therefore over the years we have pulled together many different resources to create meaningful Language Arts courses to address subjects such as writing, literature, vocabulary, and more. As my children began moving into the high school years I started to