Wow. What a curriculum! Primary Arts of Language: Reading by Jill Pike of Excellence in Writing has put together a fantastic set of materials for teaching reading to your little one. Using the “blended sound-sight” method of phonics skills and sight words-based education with a playful, game-like approach, children are intended to have fun and progress rapidly at the same time. There are four stages
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.
This school year I am teaching my 5 year old, Evan, to read. In my short two years as a homeschooler, I had somehow collected about 8 books to teach reading, as well as a huge boxed reading curriculum. We went through the most widely recommended curriculum with Emma, now 7, and she hated them all. Since we had such a difficult time with Emma,
Epi Kardia. In Greek, it means “at the heart.” To me, this curriculum gets right to the heart of what we want homeschooling to be in our family – a Christ-centered relationship and discipleship between parents and their children. My Family’s Story I’m continuously searching for the “best” curriculum for our needs, which are ever-changing. Unfortunately, my small town leaves a lot desired when it
I’ve never wanted to be that homeschool mom that pushed and pushed her kids so hard that they felt like all she wanted was perfection from them. I decided at the beginning of this school year that I would do some “school” with my 5-year-old, but nothing too intense. I decided our goal for the year would be to learn all our consonant sounds and
My beginning readers are children who have been raised on a wide variety of literature, from Dora the Explorer books (which do not really count as literature) to classics like Heidi and everything in between. As they have begun learning to read one thing I have tried to find are beautiful books on their level. I’m sorry, I’ve seen those beginning readers where the whole
Today, after three-year-old finished her page from Color, Count and Cut, we pulled from our Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready book. The activity below is called Finish It. I read the beginning of each sentence and almost four-year-old finished it. I went to the ice cream shop. I am going on a vacation to see horses. Yesterday I played in the snow. Mother and
Ever since my daughter was in Kindergarten she has struggled with spelling. We had a few good years due to a great curriculum and active hands on word studies. However as she hit the junior high level she was no longer interested in spelling games yet still lacked spelling skills. She is a very intelligent girl but spelling is not her forte. I thought that she