Here at The Curriculum Choice we usually talk about curriculum, but a huge part of homeschooling involves extracurricular activities. Of course it can be hard to distinguish between activities that are part of the curriculum and those that are not, so a homeschooler’s definition of ‘extracurricular’ may be somewhat nebulous. It can include sports, music, drama, art, nature, and clubs as well as co-ops, volunteer
Planning for art appreciation is one way to make sure it happens. Many times we leave the planning to chance and then when our busy week hits, we find ourselves dropping this important and fun subject from the schedule. Art and music appreciation is the counter-balance to all your academic subjects and for certain kinds of learners it is the breath of fresh air they
STEM is a buzz word in educational circles that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As homeschoolers, it can be a challenge to find the right resources and tools to teach STEM well. The Curriculum Choice Authors have put together a collection of links for you on the topic of the STEM homeschool. We hope it will provide practical help for your families!
Just as every homeschool is unique in the curriculum they use or the educational methods they follow, every homeschool is also unique in determining where their homeschool students study and learn. Do you have a dedicated space in your home for learning, or are you like many homeschool families we know and have learning materials all over the house? Today the authors of Curriculum Choice are
We hear it often, but what does it actually mean to be “tech savvy”? Cambridge dictionary defines it as one whom is well informed about or proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers. Growing up, few of my peers had experience with computers. My first exposure to the internet wasn’t until I was in my final year of college. Today, tech-savvy individuals gain
Planning our homeschool morning basket reading for each term is one of my favourite parts of my planning rituals. It’s that special time in our homeschooling morning that we gather and share in books, readings and lessons that everyone can enjoy. It creates a sense of togetherness and unity, a sharing in the same rich ideas before breaking away to work on individual grade relevant
History has always been the backbone of the homeschool plan in my home. What I mean is that I often plan and build my homeschool curriculum choices and enhancements around our history for the year. I love to add historical fiction for our reading selections and art lessons for some hands on history projects. I also love approaching this subject in the homeschool environment. If
Our authors here at The Curriculum Choice are bringing you all their homeschool screen time ideas. From tips on managing screen time, to their own thoughts on screen time, and what they are using in their homeschools! In this age of technology there is lots of talk about screen time. How much is too much? What do you consider screen time? Is screen time harmful