Before the start of this school year I asked my older children what they’d like to learn more about. My eldest, then a rising eighth grader, said photography. Specifically digital photography. Hadn’t I just seen Amanda Bennett tweet about that same unit study being on sale? “I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the
“I am a woman on a mission to convince parents that they don’t need to be ‘doing’ a grammar worksheet every day, all year long, for years and years! If grammar is taught sequentially and logically, there is no need for so much repetition.” ~Robin Finley Analytical Grammar by Robin Finley and contributing author Erin Karl is just what the quote above suggests – concise,
“From the time my children were in kindergarten, I have followed the same basic weekly schedule for math. We typically complete three textbook lessons per week and two living math lessons per week.” ~ Cindy West Cindy West’s Loving Living Math has given my family permission. Permission to learn and enjoy the real life stuff of math. See, I admit I am not a math
What immediately drew me to My Father’s World is that the curriculum is the fact that it is fairly stand alone. You purchase either the basic set or their deluxe set, and you are ready to go! I adore this as our little library in this rural community really doesn’t have the variety or selection of books that we were used to in San Diego.
Every online homeschool forum that I belong to eventually gets around to the question of teaching grammar. Parents are concerned about what to teach, how to teach it, and, the biggie, at what age to begin formal grammar studies. For our family, the answer to these concerns differs with each child, but one resource that has become a staple for this subject in our homeschool is English for a
Grammar is one of those necessary subjects that isn’t always the most fun to do. Easy Grammar makes it a little easier to complete what can be a daunting task. Easy Grammar is a grade-by-grade program, teaching kids the essentials of grammar. There is about 180 lessons in each book, making for one easy lesson a day. Each lesson only takes 10-15 minutes to complete,
Wordplay Café by Michael Kline is a set of grammar and vocabulary lessons disguised as a book of games. Truth be told, there are a few lessons that cover logic and Greek and Latin in there, too. The set up of the book itself mimics a menu at a café. There are recipes for games, brain candy (interesting word and language facts), unfortunate cookies (made up
Simply Grammar by Karen Andreola has been simply wonderful for my 5th grade son! The subtitle of the book is: A Revised and Expanded Edition of First Grammar Lessons by Charlotte Mason, Founder of the Home Schooling Movement. Charlotte Mason’s teachings tell us that formal grammar lessons are not intended to start until the age of nine, or around 4th grade, which is the age