We have about 18 years to teach our kids all sorts of academics, from reading to advanced math. It’s an overwhelming load, and occasionally homeschooling parents forget the importance of practical subjects like nutrition and cooking. This is a bad thing, because food and food preparation choices can affect our lives in many ways. In fact, there are some who say that a significant percentage
This spring the National Gallery of Canada is hosting an exhibition about the Impressionists; we bought a membership for this exciting event. To prepare, I borrowed Monet and the Impressionists for Kids by Carol Sabbeth from the library. Since I love art myself and can’t help sharing it, our kids know about the Impressionists, especially Monet. In the past we used to do Ambleside Online’s
When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12
Why should you and your kids care about computer science? As the Sonlight website points out, there are many jobs in the field. Furthermore, as one of our daughters discovered to her dismay, not knowing about programming can make it difficult to find work even in other fields. (The next year she managed to fit programming into her university course schedule.) A careful look at
Although I’ve never considered myself an artistic person, I do enjoy getting my hands messy and trying things out. But can I actually teach my children artistic skills? How do I know what supplies to buy and how to use the various media? Demonstrate a skill to be learned? This mama needs art curriculum for her homeschool. Links in this post to the Masterpiece Society
Choosing a homeschool writing curriculum can be a daunting task for any home educator, whether you are brand new or a seasoned one. Today here at The Curriculum Choice we’re sharing our favorite tried and true homeschool writing programs that span many ages. Homeschool Writing Curriculum There are plenty of choices available to home educators when it comes to homeschool writing curriculum. How do you
Grammar is a subject near and dear to my heart. I know not everyone can (or will) admit to that, but there it is. Throughout my children’s elementary years, we explored several different grammar curricula, and all have had their good points. This year, however, I came across a FREE curriculum that is thorough and easy to use and free. (Did I mention that already?
This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit