Every week I ponder some of the wisest sayings of the US Presidents. Here’s what ended up on my desk this morning, in painstakingly neat handwriting: It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God.—Abraham Lincoln Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. –Abraham Lincoln Things may come to
I think the favored 19th century educator would agree — this resource is far from ‘twaddle’. Jimmie over at The Notebooking Fairy has made available an e-book which clearly and concisely explains the art of notebooking. Not at all new to using this method, I was pleasantly surprised to find my definition of notebooking greatly expanded! It’s so much more than simple lines on a
Is your family looking forward to the Olympic Games this summer? My children are already talking about which events they hope to catch on TV. (My secret hope is that the stations show more sports coverage and less chit-chat, but that’s just me.) Even if Olympics fever hasn’t yet hit your house, now is a great time for Olympic Games: A Study of the Olympic
Sing, Spell, Read and Write is a curriculum that I had the joy of being introduced to in the very beginning of our homeschooling adventure. Now, I am in the trenches of this program with my second child. This child learns 100% differently than my first and I am beaming at his success with reading and writing. What type of program is this and how
Both the iPhone and the iPad have become teaching tools. Educational apps abound, with an amazing variety of subjects available. This month, we look at the Language Arts category, with Letter Writer Ocean by Barking Dog Interactive. Letter Writer Ocean is another engaging title; a game that uses the iOS technology to teach writing. It is geared toward preschoolers who are just beginning to write. It teaches
Note – This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy. Draw Write Now handwriting and art program helped my daughter develop her printing skills and have fun while doing it! The series consists of eight books, each with a different theme and all written at the same level.
I like handwriting books. They make life simple: Get out the book, turn to the page, write, put the book away. Repeat until the book is finished. This year, though, I decided that the shipping and handling on my favorite handwriting book was outrageous. I refused to do it. What’s a homeschool mama to do? Download handwriting books instead! So, I tripped along to Currclick
This review is Part 2. If you haven’t already read my review of Primary Arts of Language: Reading, please do so before continuing with this post. Primary Arts of Language: Writing by Jill Pike of Excellence in Writing is the companion program to Primary Arts of Language: Reading. While the reading program focuses on early phonics and reading skills, the writing program focuses on printing,