It’s been awhile since I posted about favorite learning games, and since the lazy days of summer break mean more time for games, I’ve been reminded of some favorites. The 10 Days in … games have been popular with homeschoolers for several years now, and for good reason. Geography, logic, critical thinking and luck of the draw make these games exciting – and worthwhile educationally!
I have recently had the pleasure to read the first e-book by Kris, the widely read author of the blog Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. The book, in true WUSH fashion, features games, projects, learning centers, and presentations all with a focus on hands on learning. Get Your Hands on Learning! has four main sections, as well as an appendix full of even more information. The sections
When I began looking into a history program to use, one name kept popping up again and again: The Story of the World series by Susan Wise Bauer. The Story of the World series follows the classical education scope and sequence for history, dividing it into four cycles, beginning with ancient history and progressing to modern times. I am reviewing the first volume of The
I can’t even describe how excited I am about a new curriculum I’ve been pouring through for next year! Normally, I wouldn’t post about products that aren’t tried and true, but this is an amazing exception. I couldn’t write curriculum that is more “me”! And just what is “me” and what does this curriculum offer that’s has me so giddy? It’s project-based Fits with the
TruthQuest History guides by Michelle Miller are among my favorite, most valued homeschool resources; a gem that I am so thankful to have found. You see, we haven’t ever read our history solely from a textbook (though I have actually found a favorite one recently- that we’re reading from as a spine at the moment!) and since I’m usually designing our history and literature reading
One of our favorite educational tools is lapbooking. Whether we create the traditional lapbook in a file folder or put the pieces on cardstock in a notebook, we love recording the things we learn in a lapbook. We have created our own lapbooks, found free lapbooks online, and bought lapbook files from several companies. The newest lapbook my eight year old, Makayla, has completed is
We have been using the “Trail Guide to U.S. Geography” by Cindy Wiggers for our geography studies for over a year now. This resource is wonderful! For years I had felt guilty because we really weren’t studying geography in a systematic manner. For me, the “Trail Guide to U.S. Geography” is the perfect geography curriculum. Our geography studies are completed together which works really well
I had my eye on the Epi Kardia curriculum from the moment I heard of it. I was caught immediately by their name alone as it conveyed exactly the type of homeschooling theology in our home! Imagine my delight when I was offered a 1st grade set to review! We couldn’t wait for it to arrive! Epi Kardia is a “historically structured, literature-based curriculum using