Is anybody else beginning to stress a little about high school? Come on, raise your hand higher, I know you’re out there! I consider myself a pretty confident homeschooler overall. I don’t over-analyze curriculum choices or worry about counting every single minute of every single lesson. I’m a fairly relaxed homeschooler – which is the way I like it. Until, that is, the “H” word
Okay, I have to admit that I’m not the best teacher when it comes to handwriting. I buy a book here and I buy a book there, but we never seem to finish any of them. That’s mostly my fault because there are so many more exciting things to do than handwriting practice! Then, well, I find that I have a fourth grader who doesn’t
What can be better for learning about composers than listening to a wonderful living story about the composer’s life with his music intertwined in the story? My children and I have SO enjoyed composer study when we’ve been able to add a Classical Kids CD to the mix. The Children’s Group from Canada has been producing classical music products for children for around 15 years
From the time my children were preschoolers, and even now, we have enjoyed the Miller Stories by Mildred A. Martin over and over again! We started our journey with the Miller books by reading Storytime with the Millers. After gobbling up each and every story several times, we realized that the entire set would eventually sit on our bookshelf. And so it does.
Do you enjoy unit studies? Do you enjoy unit studies that are already prepared for you? Do you enjoy unit studies that require little to no gathering of materials on your part? Do your children enjoy learning on the computer? Do you desire for your children to be able to learn independently? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of my questions, then Brandenburg
Our family enjoys lapbooking. We don’t use lapbooks for every single unit we complete, but I like to find two or three really good lapbooking units to use throughout the school year. I find my self going to Hands of a Child quite often when looking for the perfect fit for our lapbooking needs. Their units are typically thorough, easy to implement and well organized.