This is the second of a three part series to answer why, how, and what in regards to Principle Approach education. As I mentioned in the previous article, Principle Approach is a Philosophy, my purpose of education is to give my children life and hope. I want their character to be formed, so they are prepared to achieve all God has for them. I want them to love learning and worship
As a homeschooling Mom one of my happiest jobs has been teaching my children to read, and one reason it has been such a positive experience for me and my children is a wonderful reading curriculum called Reading Made Easy. When I began thinking about what I wanted in a reading curriculum, I knew that something natural and conversational would be the best choice for my
Our family enjoys lapbooking. We don’t use lapbooks for every single unit we complete, but I like to find two or three really good lapbooking units to use throughout the school year. I find my self going to Hands of a Child quite often when looking for the perfect fit for our lapbooking needs. Their units are typically thorough, easy to implement and well organized.
Sue Patrick’s Workbox System© has quickly become a favorite organizational strategy among homeschoolers. With the Workbox System©, homeschool students can manage their school day independently, complete more activities each day, and stay on task. Because the purpose of this article is to provide ideas and resources for users of the System, I would like to just offer a summary of the program. Please visit Sue
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Kim Solga can be seen around the homeschooling world quite a bit and I know a lot of different programs recommend it for a study of great artists. Jackson Pollock-Action Splatter Things I Like About Discovering Great Artists: The chart in the front
Living Math is a curriculum written by Julie Brennan, a professional CPA, a mom of four, and an obvious math lover. If you have heard of living math, you may think that this curriculum is full of hands-on games and puzzles with lots of living math books. Actually it is more of a historical tour through time, looking at the mathematical developments of each period.
This is the first of a three part series to answer why, how, and what in regards to Principle Approach education. What do you think of when you hear the word philosophy? I used to picture Plato and professors, Rodin’s sculpture of The Thinker and monks living tucked away in the mountains. Then I heard philosophy means the love of wisdom and realized I am
Lively Latin or, The Big Book as it is called, covers all the elements of a first year elementary Latin program in a fun and engaging way. These elements include: 1st and 2nd declension Latin nouns in their cases, and genders, the use of the nominative and ablative cases; 1st conjugation verbs in the present, imperfect, and future tenses; the irregular to be verb in