There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, but getting them onto the island was an adventure in
We are using Heart of Dakota Bigger Hearts for His Glory as our spine this year (3rd Grade) and one of the suggested items within that curriculum is Cheerful Cursive (which can be purchased at Mastery Publications, the makers). My son, who is almost nine, has NEVER enjoyed writing. EVER. I have worked really hard to get him to at least not completely hate it.
Science is actually why I finally decided to homeschool. How could I tell my son (then in 6th Grade) to trust and respect his teachers and yet tell him that what they were teaching him was incorrect and not to believe / follow it (specifically when they would teach about evolution). That was the final straw for me. It was time to bring him home!
It’s no secret that I LOVE the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press. We’ve tried many different writing programs and this is at the top of our favorite curriculum list – even my daughter would agree! The second book in the series, Narrative I, focuses on using stories like fables and myths to teach various writing principles. Take a peek at the program
This past September, I made my biggest curriculum mistake yet. I had researched and thought and finally purchased a curriculum. But when it came time to start school, I realized that I would have to do heavy editing to make the curriculum match my student’s level. I set it aside and bought another curriculum–happily, one that we have been making progress in all year long.
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
World history can feel like a daunting subject to tackle with your children, but the Project Passport series from Home School in the Woods is a fabulous resource that will help you and your kids create a personalized history program that’s perfect for your homeschool. Home School in the Woods If you haven’t used the resources available from Home School in the Woods, you are
Why We Love Writing With Ease – A Review Writing With Ease – Strong Fundamentals, The Complete Writer by Susan Wise Bauer has been a welcome addition to our Homeschool Curriculum. The program was created and published in 2008 by Peace Hill Press as part of the growing resources available to parents who enjoy following the teaching ideas set forth in The Well-Trained Mind, also