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.
While I love a fun, colorful program as much as the next homeschool mom, sometimes I want something straightforward and comprehensive – especially when it comes to something like grammar. That’s why I chose the Rod & Staff English series for my daughter. It may not be colorful and flashy but it’s thorough and easy for this busy homeschool mom. Rod & Staff English Rod
When we first began the school year this past fall, one of the things we were most looking forward to was the Cover Story writing curriculum. We had utilized a variety of writing programs over the years and none were really very exciting. I had a strong feeling that Cover Story was just what we needed to spice things up. We’ve been working through Cover
On any ordinary day, after we have put in a good share of work, you can find us gathered at the table sharing a pot of tea. After everyone is settled with tea and cinnamon toast, I open a book of poems and read one. We might return to the poem again in the coming days. But that’s the heart of our simple practice–tea and
All homeschool students are required to take an English/Language Arts course during each of their high school years. We don’t often use “boxed curriculum” in our homeschool therefore over the years we have pulled together many different resources to create meaningful Language Arts courses to address subjects such as writing, literature, vocabulary, and more. As my children began moving into the high school years I started to
Dover Publications partnered with Education.com to offer more affordable workbooks that are fun and engaging. We like Dover workbooks to keep our minds fresh and engaged during the summer months but they can also be used to reinforce skills throughout the year. The variety of activities throughout each workbook helps keep my boys engaged because there is always something different to do; they never get
Do your children enjoy reading books about travel and adventure? One of our favorite stories is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Although my boys enjoy reading interesting books, they also like to be active! We often read books aloud as a family so we can have discussions as we move through the materials. But, to really help bring our learning to
A couple of years ago we enjoyed the lovely Word Spy books. We took our time reading through them and enjoyed every minute of them. When we reached the end of both books I really didn’t want my children to forget all that they had learned, so I ended up searching out a grammar programme. After looking at a few and knowing what I wanted,