To schedule or not to schedule, that is often the question roaming through my mind. I, personally, love a schedule. I like things to be in neat lines and tidy rows. I get excited walking through the organizational aisles at the local shops. A spreadsheet makes me smile and if it’s colour coded I’m in absolutely heaven. My family on the other hand… not so
When my twelve-year-old was seven, math became a chore for him and thus it became a chore for me. When the mere mention of math time caused panic and fear in both of us, I decided we needed to change our routine up. At that point I’d been doing a lot of research and running from something dubbed in the homeschool community as Living Math.
One day while wandering the aisles of the children’s library with my boys I came across a book entitled The Word Spy. It caught my attention on so many levels – I snatched it up and started reading through it. It’s beautifully written, captivating and downright funny. Despite my children’s young ages at the time, I brought the book home and we started reading through
I’m going to start by being really honest with all of you, I’m very very hesitant to accept any kind of curriculum or product in exchange for a review. It’s not that I feel superior to anyone or anything, not at all! It’s actually a few other things. 1, I tend to be tardy when I have to fulfill an obligation. It’s like my schedule
One of the things we choose to use in our homeschool to improve handwriting, spelling, learn use of punctuation & other grammar skills is copywork. Over the years we’ve pulled copywork from the books we’ve been reading, various curriculum, and quotes that really strike a cord with us. There are those days, though, when I totally forget what I’m doing and don’t remember to
We were offered a free code in exchange for a review of the Math Splash App at the 5th grade level. Always looking for ways to add fun to our math lessons I was happy to accept the offer. We’ve played with the app a fair bit to get a good feel of how it works and the abilities that it has. Even still, I’m
Two years ago we made a big curriculum change for our family. Last year we enjoyed using Winter Promise which is known, by many, as a boxed curriculum. I use the term loosely, so please don’t flog me with how it may not quite fit that term. Besides, that’s not really the point of what I’m about to share with you! The point is, that this
Over the years our little homeschool has evolved with many learning styles. I think this happens to many of us. We went from needing a lot of hand holding to being able to create our own unit studies. The first time I ever saw an Amanda Bennett unit study my children weren’t quite old enough and honestly I had no idea what I was doing