One of the few curriculum choices that we haven’t changed in our two years of homeschooling is our math program. Although we came very close to trying out Math U See, we realized that Horizons Math is working for us, and if something is working for us, we need to keep it! What I Like About Horizons Math: Spiral Approach – Because of having some
The Young Scientist Club is a hands-on, build-able science curriculum that is geared for ages from 5 through 12. The units can be used as a whole science curriculum, as an enhancement to your existing curriculum, or as an individual unit study. Here is their current listing of scientific themes they have available: 1 Recycling 2 Scientific Measurements 3 Magnets 4 Weather Station 5 Phases
There are so many interesting animals to learn about. Our favorite family field trip is to the local zoo. We have been going since our oldest was an infant and still enjoy it 8 years later with five children. It will come as no surprise to you, then, to find that we love studying animals in homeschool. Being a unit study family, we have made
I’m one of those homeschool moms who can never use a curriculum exactly as it is planned. I regularly tweak, skip, and add. So I admit that I’ve not used Considering God’s Creation as it is designed, but I’ve loved having it on my shelf as a resource for supplementing science and nature studies. Considering God’s Creation is written for 2nd through 6th grades and
Language arts covers such a dizzying array of subjects — from spelling to composition, from grammar to vocabulary, just to name a few. While, for whatever reason, we have gone primarily with secular sources for much of our language arts materials, we happily use Language of God for Little Folks from Catholic Heritage Curricula for grammar instruction. The Language of God books take a gentle
While I am a unit study mom, I do not feel the need to turn every topic into an elaborate unit for my family. This year I wanted to encourage my 8 year old to work independently of me for one subject. The topic we chose? Geography of the United States. She was interested in knowing where the states were thanks to dear cousins who
We started our official reading adventure this year with reading a-z.com! Right off the bat, I loved the full scope of curriculum the website offers: the website is comprehensive to say the least. No matter where you are starting out, just about anybody who needs an elementary language arts addition to their schooling can benefit from reading a-z.com. There is a very small learning curve
Institute For Excellence in Writing- Teaching Writing: Structure and Style DVDs By Andrew Pudewa Feeling Empowered as a Parent/Teacher Many of my blog readers have been asking me to write a review of Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) for a long time. I have hesitated to write the review since we are still very much a work in progress using their system of writing.