Okay, I have to admit that I’m not the best teacher when it comes to handwriting. I buy a book here and I buy a book there, but we never seem to finish any of them. That’s mostly my fault because there are so many more exciting things to do than handwriting practice! Then, well, I find that I have a fourth grader who doesn’t
Finding a language arts curriculum is a lot like finding a good bathing suit –getting that perfect fit is really tough! Here’s a review to help you “try on” one more curriculum. Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL) is a gentle approach to language arts study that works best for homeschoolers who use a living books approach to learning [I am basing this review on
When I received this curriculum in the mail I was overjoyed. First off I would like to add that I have a reluctant speller and reader in our home and we’ve struggled and struggled to find something that would work for him. We were getting rather discouraged with what we found and what was NOT working. I pretty much gave up until I
Handwriting Without Tears: “My Printing Book” “Printing Power” “Cursive Handwriting” “Cursive Success” “Can-do-Cursive” Handwriting Without Tears is a handwriting program created by an occupational therapist. It is a 30 year program with proven success for thousands of students. We started using HWT right from the beginning of when we started homeschooling. It has proven to be an excellent program in our home. The beauty of
From the time my children were preschoolers, and even now, we have enjoyed the Miller Stories by Mildred A. Martin over and over again! We started our journey with the Miller books by reading Storytime with the Millers. After gobbling up each and every story several times, we realized that the entire set would eventually sit on our bookshelf. And so it does.
The History of the Horse is a Christian, living books based unit study published by Beautiful Feet (BF) Books. I bought History of the Horse for my fourth grade daughter, and I am so pleased with my choice! It was a huge hit with her! She mostly loved the great stories and the drawing assignments integrated into the lessons. I felt it was a great
Biblical Principle Approach is big on reasoning, especially reasoning from God’s word. It can be a challenge to a home educating mom who was not taught this way. One resource to consider to help you on this journey is Walking with Jesus. This is designed for fourth grade, but I believe a fifth or even sixth grader could glean a lot. It is a softcover
As a homeschooling Mom one of my happiest jobs has been teaching my children to read, and one reason it has been such a positive experience for me and my children is a wonderful reading curriculum called Reading Made Easy. When I began thinking about what I wanted in a reading curriculum, I knew that something natural and conversational would be the best choice for my