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
Our family enjoys lapbooking. We don’t use lapbooks for every single unit we complete, but I like to find two or three really good lapbooking units to use throughout the school year. I find my self going to Hands of a Child quite often when looking for the perfect fit for our lapbooking needs. Their units are typically thorough, easy to implement and well organized.
My Audio School is an online collection of audio books that are in the public domain. We have been using My Audio School to supplement our TOG yr 2 readings. The simple navigation makes it easy to find the book or subject that you are looking for. You are really not going to believe the selection unless you check it out for yourself! You definitely
IEW, or Institute for Excellence in Writing has a top of the line writing course called Teaching Writing, Structure and Style. It is a DVD based writing program by Andrew Pudewa that teaches you how to teach writing to a child of every age. I’ve used IEW since 2004 and I’ve taught co-op classes and small groups in my home, giving me a lot of experience