Throughout my years of homeschooling we have tried many different resources, curriculum, and teaching methods. When it comes to history and science we tend to lean towards a more hands on approach. Geography has been something I have put more importance on with my children. I didn’t half appreciate the importance of geography while I was in school, and now I find it to be
Before I was a mother, I worked full-time in the public schools as a science specialist. Now that I am a homeschool mom, I coordinate numerous co-ops and group activities for our local homeschool community. I love working with youth – particularly middle school aged students. I have recently returned to the public school part time, working as a substitute teacher a few days each month.
My son began playing Minecraft a few years ago and it wasn’t long before his interest in the game led him further into the world of gaming and computer programming. For a variety of reasons, he was frustrated with the atmosphere of many of the online servers he joined. Minecraft Opens Doors About a year ago, he began hosting his own server and creating his own
I have to admit that in our early years of homeschooling I was very enthusiastic about buying educational gifts for every occasion. Therefore, we have tons, and yes I means tons of educational games in our house. Some have been and a big hit, and others not so much. One that was a favorite of all three of my children is The Allowance Game. The
Daily math lessons elicit groans from many children – my own daughter included. One way that I helped overcome the daily drudgery of math was by including math games whenever possible. RightStart’s Math Card Games Kit is our favorite resource for math fun. RightStart Math Games If you’re looking for ways to add some fun to your daily math lessons, the Math Card Games Kit
We want to thank you, our wonderful readers, for a great 2015. Our authors bring you reviews of their favorite curriculum each month. We bring you reviews of the curriculum we use and love in our homeschools! Here are the top reviews from each of our authors. Those you read and shared the most! Curriculum Choice Review Author Top Posts 2015 Listed alphabetically, these are
During this time of year, with rainy or windy weather outside, we were always looking for fun, indoor play activities to do. My daughter so wanted to play outside but often that was just not possible. With her regular homeschool PE classes on break during the holidays, she was also missing out on her regular exercise. And sometimes, climbing the walls! One year I
One of my favorite ways to work on memorization with my kids is to play games. I have at least one board game for each core subject in our home school. Lately, we’ve been playing The Scrambled States of America Geography Game a lot. We’re studying USA geography, so I’ve been using it to help my girls remember the states and their capitals. This game