I have long used the Dover Art Cards for our study of art. They are very reasonable priced and they are helpful to show a large number of paintings by a single artist. Here’s what we do: *I introduce the artist with a short biography. I particularly enjoy the Getting to Know the World’s Greatist Artists series by Mike Venezia. Our library has a good
We are learning with The Little Man in the Map by E. Andrew Martonyi and my kids are loving it! This is by far, the best strategy I have seen to help kids learn how to recognize the States on a map. This award-winning, beautiful book teaches children how to recognize the States through mnemonics…each state is a picture of something and becomes a part
If you are looking to add handicrafts, art and nature study to your homeschool but do not have the time to gather materials and ideas then Hearts and Trees kits would be the best bang for your buck. We were given a Spring Kit to review and I thought it would be the perfect thing to add to our summer activities. And, it was! The main
I’m going to be honest. Geography has not been a subject that I’ve done a good job of working into our schedule. Every year I have plans to add more geography study to our days, and every year I start off strong and then let our geography studies fizzle out. My husband is a geography fanatic. (He memorized all the nations and capitals in the
This is the third of a three part series to answer why, how, and what in regards to Principle Approach education. We often start our search for education looking for curriculum. What will we teach? What do our children need to know? The mounds of resources quickly become overwhelming. That is why I started this series discussing philosophy. Examining the reason I homeschool gives me a filter to sift the
From the time my children were preschoolers, and even now, we have enjoyed the Miller Stories by Mildred A. Martin over and over again! We started our journey with the Miller books by reading Storytime with the Millers. After gobbling up each and every story several times, we realized that the entire set would eventually sit on our bookshelf. And so it does.
If you are going to the 2009 Southeast Homeschool Expo, raise your hand! I’m going and I can’t wait! I love conventions and expos, especially the vendors and freebies. At my last convention (NECC ’07), I won a bundle of fabulous software. I also came home with enough free pens, notepads, and post-it notes to stock our school closet for the year. If you have
For families with children in high school that are looking for a high quality, easy to implement art appreciation and art skills plan all in one book, Artistic Pursuits Senior High, Books 1 and 2 may be a good fit. Using great art and solid teaching of the basic art elements, your child will be able to work through the two high school level Artist