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
The History of the Horse is a Christian, living books based unit study published by Beautiful Feet (BF) Books. I bought History of the Horse for my fourth grade daughter, and I am so pleased with my choice! It was a huge hit with her! She mostly loved the great stories and the drawing assignments integrated into the lessons. I felt it was a great
Biblical Principle Approach is big on reasoning, especially reasoning from God’s word. It can be a challenge to a home educating mom who was not taught this way. One resource to consider to help you on this journey is Walking with Jesus. This is designed for fourth grade, but I believe a fifth or even sixth grader could glean a lot. It is a softcover
Being a mother of five, I am often asked how I manage our homeschooling day. Some are just curious and others are hoping to see if there is anything that we do differently that might help them manage their day. Each family functions differently, and each mother desires a smooth-running home. But the consistant theme that I have seen with unhappy homeschool mothers is that
Do you enjoy unit studies? Do you enjoy unit studies that are already prepared for you? Do you enjoy unit studies that require little to no gathering of materials on your part? Do your children enjoy learning on the computer? Do you desire for your children to be able to learn independently? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of my questions, then Brandenburg
We use a variety of resources during our morning Bible time, but this past year I purchased a book that has become a favorite in our home. A Child’s Book of Character Building by Ron and Rebekah Coriell is a compilation of short stories that highlight Christ-like character traits. It is designed for ages three to seven, but you could possibly use it with a slightly older