Using Dictation as a Grammar Tool is an effective and natural way to teach things like handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, and more.
Reminiscant of the one room school house, where the teacher would write a sentence to be corrected on the blackboard, The Great Editing Adventure series provides adventures that reviews grammar daily in this similar fashion. There are 3 adventure stories in vol. 1 that review grammar, writing mechanics, spelling, vocabulary, finding synonyms and dictionary use. Each day you read a new sentence as you write it
Science in a Nutshell kits by Delta Education are geared towards 2-6th grades. They come in a huge array of life, earth and physical science topics. There are enough materials for 3 children to use together including 3 student journals, and all the materials you will need to do the experiments, except household items. You also get a teacher’s guide. The teacher’s guide gives you
I’d like to start off with a little background before I give this review because I think that understanding the circumstances can be helpful to another mom with a similar situation. So, here I was homeschooling my two oldest boys and getting ready to begin some sort of formal studies with my third son. I was using Shurley Grammar for my older two and knew that I could
Brenda and I had the privilege to review products from a new-to-us company with a funny but memorable name, eeBoo. We decided to combine our reviews into one entry so you can see a variety of their items and get two different perspectives about a line of products that is sure to become one of your favorites too. Here is Brenda’s review to start us
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or, so they say. I’m not an old dog but after homeschooling for a number of years I felt like I’d heard and seen it all. This is especially the case with a classical education, because I’ve been around since the beginning of the resurgence of the ever-so-popular The Well Trained Mind by Susan and Jesse Wise Bauer.
Being a mother of five, I am often asked how I manage our homeschooling day. Some are just curious and others are hoping to see if there is anything that we do differently that might help them manage their day. Each family functions differently, and each mother desires a smooth-running home. But the consistant theme that I have seen with unhappy homeschool mothers is that
Lively Latin or, The Big Book as it is called, covers all the elements of a first year elementary Latin program in a fun and engaging way. These elements include: 1st and 2nd declension Latin nouns in their cases, and genders, the use of the nominative and ablative cases; 1st conjugation verbs in the present, imperfect, and future tenses; the irregular to be verb in