Daily GRAMS (Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills) This is one of those simple ideas that I love as a review in our weekly schedule. We thoroughly covered grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and sentence writing in our grammar and logic stage years (grades 4-8). As high school students, they no longer needed a full-blown language arts program, but I also didn’t want to get rusty with our
I have to admit, when I find a book or resource that works wonderfully for my family, I love to tell everyone about it. That’s exactly how I felt when I found this book. I was so excited by the results I saw right away that I literally carried this around in my purse so I wouldn’t forget to show it to my friends on
I really love the Rod & Staff English curriculum. It is wonderfully thorough, sequential, and it just makes sense to me. (I even reviewed it on The Curriculum Choice. ) I thought I would continue using it through the 8th grade. But last year my son (currently 11 years old) asked me why he had to keep doing the same things in English every year.
Years ago when I was first introduced to the classical method of homeschooling, I was determined to have my boys attempt a Latin program as suggested in The Well-Trained Mind. We tried two different programs to learn Latin. We got a little farther with a DVD based program, but we still were not able to stay motivated. I know I had a bit of a
Yes, that is really the title of this review: Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. It is not a very catchy title but this compact spiral bound book is a powerful tool in helping our children develop better language skills. The basic idea behind this Andrew Pudewa creation is that children need a foundation for correct and sophisticated speech patterns. Our children are constantly surrounded
When I first started homeschooling, I knew I wanted to make school part of our real life. I knew my children would be involved in more than just textbook learning. We were already spending so much time doing “non-traditional” learning like 4-H Clover Buds, service projects, field trips, plays, church choir, making meals for ourselves and others, and working on the farm. I never knew
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had By Susan Wise Bauer I have a small confession to make. One of the reasons I homeschool is pretty selfish. I want to homeschool because it gives me the opportunity to learn so many things that I didn’t learn in my own years of formal education. Although I have always loved to read,
Lapbook style learning in high school? Absolutely! I have two very visual boys who tend to shy away from normal question and answer, fill-in-the-blanks style learning. When we started high school science with a “real” textbook, I was hesitant about using the review questions in the way they are presented. After a little research, I found Live and Learn Press’ Learn N’ Folder Notebook specifically