I was delighted when I found Oak Meadow First Grade. It is full of hands on activities, beautiful art, and lots of resources. The Oak Meadow introduction spoke of developing the whole child: head, hands and heart. ~ I received product samples in exchange for an honest, independent review of this curriculum I love and have used in my homeschool. Please see our full disclosure
Everywhere we go, we are presented with statistics about things to buy, things to do, the economy, politics, health issues, polls, wages, and more. But sometimes these statistics contradict each other, and what then? How To Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff This famous little book by Darrell Huff is a humorous explanation of the ways truth is misrepresented with statistics. With example after example,
We have a love of Compass Classroom curriculum. You may have noticed that in my family’s review of Visual Latin and WordUp! The Vocab Show. Well, our love has grown even more because of Economics for Everybody. Hooray for a high school economics class! ~ We received these Compass Classroom Economics for Everybody resources in exchange for an sharing an overview. All opinions are our
We all appreciate any help we can get in teaching anything to do with Shakespeare. How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig is a guide to teaching your children to memorize some of the best passages from Shakespeare. This post contains affiliate links because I own this book and highly recommend it. See full disclosure policy for more details. This book uses memorization
When November comes, the trees are still in full colorful bloom, the air is crisp and clean from the fall rains. It’s also time a great time for writing… When my teen was a 9th grader, we discovered National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Have you heard of it, too? It is a writing program, offered for students from elementary to high school, which supports and
Taking time for art in the homeschool each week breathes life and spirit into your child. Allowing this time to explore great artists and different art mediums gives your precious children a more rounded education that promotes creativity, problem solving, and language skills. Not sure where to start? This collection of blog posts, tutorials, and art related reviews will give you some inspiration and encouragement
Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here at The Curriculum Choice as well. That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my inter-library loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. Honey for a Teen’s Heart And that’s why I want to
Welcome back! Today’s post is the third and final installment of chemistry lessons I have developed for my high school students. We are exploring ionic bonding by customizing a kit from Home Science Tools. If you have ever mistakenly added salt to your iced tea, you know how similar salt and sugar appear. While these two compounds may look the same, they obviously taste very different.