As an eclectic/Charlotte Mason homeschooler, we have used many wonderful resources over the years, but only two or three have always had a firm place in our home. One of those is Learning Language Arts Through Literature – The Gray Book by Diane Welch and Susan Simpson (published by Common Sense Press). We started on the Blue (grade 1) and Yellow (grade 3) books in
Teaching writing in homeschool can definitely be overwhelming. However, Apologia’s Debra Bell has a brand new curriculum, Writers in Residence, to help with just that. This fantastic resource is not only a homeschool writing resource but a writing focused language arts curriculum. No more overwhelm! ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We received this Writers in Residence curriculum in exchange for an honest review.
Taking the AP English Language & Composition Exam is just one of the things on our list of “things to accomplish in high school” for our oldest daughter’s homeschool high school plan. College prep has been a topic of conversation in our house (and in my mind) since my now graduating senior was in 7th or 8th grade. Laying out a high school plan that
Favorite Books for Homeschool Planning It’s that time of year again when homeschoolers around the globe begin that arduous and exciting task of planning for the new school year. Some homeschooling families enjoy year-round schooling, but our family generally likes to take the summer off as best we can because we have so much bad weather all winter and spring (aka RAIN) that by the time
We have always enjoyed the many resources The Homeschool Scientist has offered. We were very interested to check out her brand new curriculum, The Beginners Guide to Atoms and the Periodic Table. ~ Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! This 23 page ebook will help beginners understand what atoms are, why they are important, which famous scientists studied them, what the Periodic Table is
Teaching writing is one of those things that doesn’t come naturally for many moms – me included! Just because we can write doesn’t mean we necessarily know how to impart that knowledge to our children. Thankfully, the homeschool curriculum market has exploded with a plethora of writing programs for all types of learners (and teachers!). After using quite a few different programs, there is one
I think the biggest learning curve with homeschooling is finding what works best for your family. Fortunately, for our family, Tapestry of Grace is a wonderful homeschooling fit. If you are on a curriculum search, I highly suggest you take a look at Tapestry of Grace. Because I am so grateful that we found this curriculum early in our homeschooling, I share with you today
Reading should be done naturally and I completely agree with that. The problem is that my children don’t like reading and we have a few collections of English books for the natural resources. At the same time, English is not our first language. Both the children and myself need reading lessons, I think. With the limit of resources, knowledge and skill of reading are the