This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit
History is one of our favorite homeschool subjects – in no small part to the wonderful resources from Home School in the Woods. They offer great hands-on products that make history come alive. One of their newest products is part of their Project Passport world history series – this time it’s all about Ancient Greece. This post includes affiliate links. The Project Passport Series The
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.
Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation – A Review Today I want to share a new-to-us resource that my high school freshman is loving this term. I am also using the very first book Fables with my youngest and you can read my review of it here. Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation by Classical Academic Press This is the seventh book
If you’ve considered adding a Classical flare to your homeschool but found the thought of teaching Latin intimidating, Memoria Press has you covered. With their programs, you can teach Latin from elementary school right on through high school, and even prepare your students for the National Latin Exam. Latin with Memoria Press The Latin curriculum available from Memoria Press is a great choice for homeschool
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
Science is not the subject I excel at so when I find something that helps me teach, I use it! Tops Learning Systems are a perfect fit for us – each book is filled with easy, hands-on projects that teach scientific concepts in a natural way. TOPS Science: Teach Science with Simple Things TOPS Science is a non-profit organization that produces great science activity books
Profiles from History by Ashley Wiggers provides a wonderful blend of short biographies and active learning. Long biographies might feel a bit heavy for elementary students, especially those who do not enjoy reading. But I have found Profiles from History to be the perfect fit! These books share the most important information while offering crossword puzzles, word hunts, timeline activities, maps, photographs, and fill-in-the blanks