A Brown Bear’s Literature Study is designed for 9-11 year old children, creatively presents a Bible-based, literature-inspired study that takes an imaginative adventure through Thornton Burgess’s delightful story, The Adventures of Buster Bear.
For some reason, I thought teaching creative writing to my homeschooled kids would feel simple. I’m a writer! But, feeling comfortable as a writer didn’t quite equal to easily teaching the skill. Helping my students put together an academic paper? Not a problem. Teaching creative writing? Not so much. So I feel grateful for helpful tools in this area. I’ve discovered how Bardsy Homeschool can
Do your little ones struggle with handwriting? Is it hard for them to hold a pencil comfortably? Or do they grip it very tightly? Learning to write shouldn’t have to be a struggle. There are so many ways we can help, and one of my favorite tools is the Starter Pencil Kit from Draw Your World. You probably know the folks at Draw Your World
On any ordinary day, after we have put in a good share of work, you can find us gathered at the table sharing a pot of tea. After everyone is settled with tea and cinnamon toast, I open a book of poems and read one. We might return to the poem again in the coming days. But that’s the heart of our simple practice–tea and
Last year I was in a real quandary about what to do for writing with my boys. I don’t know about you, but this is one subject I really struggle to find a good fit for. Some programmes are just too intense, others not intense enough. Morgan, our eldest, has used Cover Story previously from Clear Water Press (CWP), and he’d really enjoyed his time
When November comes, the trees are still in full colorful bloom, the air is crisp and clean from the fall rains. It’s also time a great time for writing… When my teen was a 9th grader, we discovered National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Have you heard of it, too? It is a writing program, offered for students from elementary to high school, which supports and
Oak Meadow English 8 is all about introducing the components of good literature to your middle schooler. As a family, we had been using Oak Meadow curriculum for English and history for many years. We love how Oak Meadow’s focus is on hands on learning and it works to meet the child when she is: head, hands and heart. And their approach worked great for
Have you found a homeschool curriculum you and your children absolutely love? One that is a perfect fit for everyone’s learning style? A nice match for the age range of your household? That, my friends, is how I feel about Tapestry of Grace. Note: Since I first shared this review, I have the perspective of the years of rich education Tapestry has afforded us. I