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  In our home, anything that makes offering music appreciation easier is a big plus. Our family has used many of the The Story of ...Introduction to The Classics CDs as part of our weekly music selections. This series makes learning about great composers super easy and enjoyable. There is nothing more enjoyable than turning [...]

Winter Promise Children Around The World

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I wanted my children, especially my eldest, to have a big year of geography again. I had noticed some of his skills were lacking. Not to mention it was time to expand upon some bigger geographical items as well. I looked at both Winter Promise’s Children Around {CAW} The World and Sonlight’s updated Core F. [...]

Your Business Math Series by Simply Charlotte Mason – REVIEW thumbnail

Have your children thought about starting their own business? Would you like your kids to learn how to write checks and “balance the books”? For the past several years our homeschool studies have included discussions and lessons about business and entrepreneurship.  This year we have added a fun and practical resource to our studies called: [...]

Key to Geometry Review

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Do you know what Miss 13 and I do every day?  We sit down on the couch with Key to Geometry, a unique, hands-on geometry course, and spend some happy time together. Presented in eight booklets (the first six just over 50 pages each and the last two around 150 pages each), Key to Geometry [...]

Science and Nature Resources from Curriculum Choice Review Authors thumbnail

"She who opens her eyes and her heart nature-ward even once a week finds nature study in the schoolroom a delight and an abiding joy......She finds, first of all, companionship with her children; and second, she finds that without planning or going on a far voyage, she has found health and strength." Handbook of Nature [...]

How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare

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This post contains affiliate links because I own this book and highly recommend it. See full disclosure policy for more details. We all appreciate any help we can get in teaching anything to do with Shakespeare.  How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig is a guide to teaching your children to memorize some [...]

Ambleside Online: The Perfect Fit for Our Family thumbnail

  When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. [...]

Traditional English Sentence Style Helps Prepare Students for College-Level Composition thumbnail

  Ask a college English professor and chances are he or she will tell you that most incoming freshmen are woefully unprepared for college-level compositions. Why? Consider this commentary from Dr. Robert Einarsson, professor of English at Grant Macewan University in Edmonton, Alberta: In the past, the carefully structured sentence was the medium for encapsulating [...]