We are heading to ‘that’ time of the year where we begin making lists of curriculum that we would like to include for the next academic year. Apart from my choices in core curriculum, I often included (when my children were younger) a lapbook or notebook unit study on a subject that interested my children. This way we were able to explore a theme that
Have you found a homeschool curriculum you and your children absolutely love? One that is a perfect fit for everyone’s learning style? A nice match for the age range of your household? That, my friends, is how I feel about Tapestry of Grace. Note: Since I first shared this review, I have the perspective of the years of rich education Tapestry has afforded us. I
When my daughter was young, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering “why’s” and always eager to learn new things. So when we were looking for a elementary curriculum, we wanted something that would nurture this spirit of exploration with lots of hands on projects – yet would still cover all the bases. We
When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12
Looking for a fun way to study geography with your kids? Then you need to take a look at Mapping the World with Art from Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop! Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop If you’re not familiar with Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop then let me introduce you! Ellen McHenry worked as a freelance illustrator after graduating and starting her family (she even worked with Dover
Teaching geography at home can come in all sorts of ways from using a specific curriculum to including geography as part of your everyday studies. The authors at Curriculum Choice share their tried and true teaching methods for geography. Feel free to bookmark this resource for later! Teaching Geography From the Curriculum Choice Archives At The Curriculum Choice, you’ll find plenty of geography curriculum reviews.
If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
Lapbooks are such a fun way to keep track of what your children are learning! They are fun to create (kids really love those interactive elements) and make wonderful keepsakes to enjoy in the future. One of my favorite places to find great lapbook resources is Home School in the Woods. This post includes affiliate links. Activity Pak series from Home School in the Woods