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
Story Starters, by Karen Andreola, is perfect for your reluctant writers and it is a creative writing supplement that can be used for a change of pace along side any writing program. If you’ve heard about using narration as a grammar tool, you will definitely want Story Starters on your school shelf. The name Story Starters is just what it says, a start of a
As a homeschool mom hopefully you will at least once use a curriculum that will leave you with cherished memories. First Language Lessons was one of those programs for me. It is a curriculum that leaves me with warm memories of cuddling with my daughter on the couch as we would do her grammar lessons. Oh, how I miss it even more as I
What is Tapestry of Grace? Tapestry of Grace is a Christian, classical, history-focused, multi-disciplinary, unit-study curriculum for the entire family. Christian Christ is the central focus of this curriculum. Tapestry of Grace presents the history of the world showing that history truly is His Story. Christ, His coming, and His sovereignty are woven throughout the threads of this comprehensive curriculum. I should mention however, that
We got an amazing pop-up book for Christmas from Big Sister Snail (we are known as the snail family at The Snail’s Trail). who is in college. It is called The Chronicles of Narnia Pop Up Book by Robert Sabuda. It is absolutely the best pop-up book I have ever seen. It is so amazing that it stays high up on a shelf and can
Rod and Staff English: Grades 3, 4, and 5 I am generally a devout Charlotte Mason homeschooler but I do wander off the path sometimes. When it comes to teaching grammar I tend to go the way of classical education. We have been using Rod and Staff English for 3 years now and it has been one of my tried and truly loved curriculums. We