We are on our 9th year of homeschooling. We’ve used A LOT of different curriculum. We’ve liked A LOT of different curriculum. And we haven’t liked a lot of different curriculum. This year we are using Heart of Dakota‘s Bigger Hearts For His Glory. It is recommended for ages 7 – 9 but the biggest determining factor (for the higher age) is if your student
For the first three years of formal math instruction, we happily used Miquon Math. We loved the short lessons, the colorful yet not distracting workbooks, and the use of Cuisenaire rods. But the curriculum only goes through 3rd grade. Come 4th grade, we were going to need a new math curriculum. We have many friends who happily use Math-U-See, and we thought about it ourselves.
After two decades of homeschooling, I sometimes look back and see things I wish I had done differently. If I could do it over, I would get more of Susan K. Marlow’s exciting and wholesome books for my family to enjoy. The Circle C Ranch books are written in several series from beginning readers to teens and, unlike many series, they remain interesting. In fact, I
As a mother of two adults, I know just how hard a task we face in raising our children for Christ. It’s a mission at the very crux of my homeschool heart; a sublime task we face as parents who really want to pass along our faith to our children. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a program or curriculum we could follow as
If you’re like most people, the thought of history classes produces images of dry textbooks and long, boring lectures. When I first began homeschooling, I was so pleased to discover the many fabulous history programs that were available – and as far from dry and boring as you can get. The hardest part is choosing just one! We share with you today many of our
Looking for Creative Crafts to Do With Your Preschooler? Then The Big Book of Bible Stories to Make may just be one you want to add to your homeschools bookshelf. I love that this book has a hardcover which makes it durable – perfect for little hands. Years ago, before I started homeschooling, I taught in the same preschool that my youngest daughter attended. As
Our family had the privilege of reviewing Heirloom Audio Productions newest release “The Reign of Terror“. Our family has listened to almost all of these audio books and we absolutely LOVE them! Honestly, history can be a little difficult to teach in a way that is exciting and fun – but NOT with Heirloom Audio dramas! These bring history to life like nothing before! These
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