It’s funny, I didn’t set out for it to be that way, but I seem to write a lot of math curriculum reviews! Math is something that my oldest (now in college) really struggled with. It led me down a path of trying many different things to find a good fit for her. While my younger two have an easier time with math, I still
Warning. The free Visual Latin lessons you may download and watch will have you hooked. Watch them with your children only if you want to hear… Laughter. Soon followed by, “Can we watch another?” Then after the second introductory lesson, “Can we watch just one more?” Visual Latin | A Quick Explanation from Compass Cinema on Vimeo. “…better to make students laugh than yawn.” ~
There are many different ways to homeschool to college. Some teens aim to complete their high school years at home, then go directly into the world of work. Others go to community college and earn dual credit or work towards an Associates Degree. Other teens are homeschooling high school and planning to apply to a four year college. My 17-year-old daughter was one of them.
Classical Academic Press is one of my favorite resources for quality homeschool curriculum (and you don’t have to follow the Classical method to use their products!). They offer materials and resources for the expected Classical subjects like Latin and Logic but also offer other programs for grammar, poetry, Bible study, foreign language, and one of our favorite series – the Writing & Rhetoric program. Like
Much of our learning takes place through unit studies. The History of Science Unit Study (focusing on the Ancient Greek Physician, Galen), therefore, was a perfect fit for my sixth grade daughter. If you are looking for a meticulously organized unit study, this is for you. If you are looking for an engaging book about a very interesting ancient figure in science, this is for
Do you hesitate to introduce Shakespeare’s plays because you think your children aren’t old enough? Do you think it would be too confusing, or that they might form an early dislike of the world’s most famous plays? Let me encourage you to give it a try! Introduce your children to Shakespeare. My eight-year-old son and eleven-year-old daughter have both enjoyed their experience getting to know
Most homeschoolers are very frugal and must make their homeschool budget stretch as far as possible. My family is no exception and I think long and hard about investing in curriculum and tools for our learning experiences. My two youngest boys are very science oriented and are naturally inquisitive about the world around them so purchasing a quality microscope made sense as we entered the
When you stick with a curriculum throughout your homeschool years, I believe it speaks volumes to its success and ability to meet the needs of different learning styles. Spelling Workout is more than just spelling. Besides spelling practice, this series teaches: Learning how to spell a word Phonics Dictionary skills Editing and proofreading – including proofreading marks Word analysis Classification Word application Optional – Building