After two decades of homeschooling, I sometimes look back and see things I wish I had done differently. If I could do it over, I would get more of Susan K. Marlow’s exciting and wholesome books for my family to enjoy. The Circle C Ranch books are written in several series from beginning readers to teens and, unlike many series, they remain interesting. In fact, I
As homeschoolers it’s sometimes difficult to meet the needs of different aged children. True, we don’t have to manage a classroom full of 30 children. But most classroom teachers aren’t juggling multiple grade levels and a toddler and baby. Even with our best efforts, it can sometimes feel like no one is getting what they need. Easy Changes that Bring Peace At our house we
If you are into seasonal schooling – as I have been our entire homeschooling career – nothing beats being able to download appropriate resources in one click. Enter CurrClick – endless-wonderful-curriculum and live classes at affordable prices and all available in an instant! Does it get any better than that? Well maybe. I absolutely love getting new curriculum delivered and un-boxing it all, but CurrClick
To encourage independent learning when my girls were younger, I would buy a ‘In The Hands Of A Child’ lapbook and give it to them to work through on their own. Obviously we would have a chat on how to utilize the resource and if they got stuck I was available to help out. These would often be interest led topics. For example, my daughter went
This post includes affiliate links. When I am looking for fabulous extras to round out our homeschool year, I always check out the offerings at Home School in the Woods. They have wonderful timeline materials, history studies, lapbooks, and more! Today I’d love to share how we’re using Home School in the Woods Composers Activity-Pak. Learning about composers Teaching music study does not come easily
Are you looking for a fine arts curriculum for your high schooler? Wondering what you might teach for co-op? Maybe your planned time off this summer hasn’t been quite as restful as you’d hoped. Maybe you’re looking for a way to nourish your own creativity even in the midst of this busy homeschooling life. A Year of Art Journaling: A Beginner Course in Artful Discovery
It’s that time of year when we, as homeschoolers, begin to think about our curriculum choices for the next school year. You are likely getting catalogs daily from curriculum companies, browsing the web, reading reviews, and making a shopping list. Choosing curriculum can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. The writers here at The Curriculum Choice would like to help ease that burden.
Do your children enjoy reading books about travel and adventure? One of our favorite stories is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Although my boys enjoy reading interesting books, they also like to be active! We often read books aloud as a family so we can have discussions as we move through the materials. But, to really help bring our learning to