When my daughter was young, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering “why’s” and always eager to learn new things. So when we were looking for a elementary curriculum, we wanted something that would nurture this spirit of exploration with lots of hands on projects – yet would still cover all the bases. We
Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite math websites, XtraMath.org. It is a FREE, web-based math facts fluency program. XtraMath is a nonprofit organization supported by grants and donations, dedicated to helping students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. XtraMath: Free Math Facts Practice You choose the program that is right for your child and they begin with a pretest and are given
We are sharing a few of our favorite things! Homeschool favorites for you – on sale! You will want to browse this list for ideas for December and the new homeschool semester. Dates and details are listed below… At Our Journey Westward, you can find creative curriculum like the NaturExplorers series, and how-to teaching guides like Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons and Loving Living
It’s funny, I didn’t set out for it to be that way, but I seem to write a lot of math curriculum reviews! Math is something that my oldest (now in college) really struggled with. It led me down a path of trying many different things to find a good fit for her. While my younger two have an easier time with math, I still
One of the biggest concerns I hear about homeschooling high school relates to how the parent will be able to teach all the high school subjects proficiently. I mean most of us graduated many years ago and if you haven’t been using it, you probably lost most of it! The good news is that there are programs like Teaching Textbooks to help you homeschool high
We live in a state where homeschool testing is required. Beginning in upper elementary, all the way through high school we have to test in varying degrees. Having to do this brings an added element to the homeschooling process. I have needed to spend time researching various tests that are acceptable to our homeschool regulations, and we have tried various tests (even ones not accepted
Do you have a young learner who likes to learn hands-on, or a child in your house who struggles with addition and other early math? Or do you happen to have a manipulatives kit and just aren’t sure what to do with it? Recently I found a great little frugal resource that is all set up to teach basic primary math, including counting, addition and
For the first three years of formal math instruction, we happily used Miquon Math. We loved the short lessons, the colorful yet not distracting workbooks, and the use of Cuisenaire rods. But the curriculum only goes through 3rd grade. Come 4th grade, we were going to need a new math curriculum. We have many friends who happily use Math-U-See, and we thought about it ourselves.