One day, while doing phonics with my first grader, I realized that we needed a break from our regular curriculum – for both of us. My daughter understood the concepts in her phonics book but was just becoming tired of it. I wanted reading to be enjoyable and hands on! I searched our local teacher’s bookstore. I found a book that worked for us: Scholastic’s
When it came time to start our veggie garden, my six-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to help. She was filled with questions about how things grew. I wanted a little book that would explain simple botany concepts, one step at a time. I found All About Plants, from Evan-Moor’s science series. It covers very simple botany principles on a K/1st grade level through hands on learning.
Have you ever wondered how to help your young teens progress with their writing skills? And how to evaluate how they were doing? We did, when my daughter was 13 years old or so. We looked through a number of great homeschool writing curricula and then chose one that writes to the student: SPECTRUM WRITING grade 8. We love their writing exercises and how well they
Note – This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy. Draw Write Now handwriting and art program helped my daughter develop her printing skills and have fun while doing it! The series consists of eight books, each with a different theme and all written at the same level.
Explode the Code is a phonics based program I consider invaluable in helping my daughter learn to read! This is my Explode the Code Review. The series starts with three Primers, all introducing the child to the consonants sounds and written letters. Then the series moves on to the vowels and basic phonics patterns in Book 1 and Book 2. The best thing was that