Handwriting is something I feel is still very important, even in this age of computers and spell correct. But that doesn’t mean I think it should be difficult. We have so many other subjects that need to be covered in our homeschools. How much time and emphasis should be placed on learning cursive in this modern age? Rather than attempt to answer this much debated
Our focus today is on choosing elementary homeschool curriculum. We all have different ways we choose our homeschool programs. Some of us focus on what goals and learning objectives we have for our children. Others focus more on methods and styles of learning because they makes our homeschooling compatible with our daily life and our children’s uniqueness. We hope that some of our suggestions can
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World 3rd Edition is the perfect student atlas to complement any homeschool or geography study. Last year we focused on the United States and this year we will be focusing on the World. I want my son to research on at least 10 countries and write a big report on one of them at the end of the year.
Ever see a book that looks wonderful but you just want to see inside it before you buy? Let me take you inside a lovely little book published by Apologia Press: A Light for my Path by Davis Carman. It is such a lovely little picture book and has so much more in it than meets the eye. Everyone’s familiar with: Your word is a lamp to
Memorizing random geography facts is never fun, at least it was never fun for me. So when I think of geography I like to add hands on activities to our homeschool. Puzzles and games are extra fitting for learning geography. It’s not that there isn’t a time for simply memorizing, there is. But I prefer to do something a bit more fun. I loved the The
How delighted I was when I opened our Kitchen Science Box from Raddish. I love to cook and my son does too. I’ve always considered cooking with my kids part of their homeschooling. I like teaching them measuring and how to cook as a natural part of our homeschool experience. But what’s a mom to do if cooking just isn’t her strength? How can she
Did you know that Tennessee is nicknamed the “volunteer state”? Can your child identify his states and capitals with ease? What about the state flags, any of those looking familiar? States and capitals are something we want our kids to know. But, we don’t want to make a big fuss over it and have it consume tons of valuable school time either. Stack the States
Hands On History Artists Activity-Pak by Homeschool in the Woods “Hands-on” is the perfect description for this product because there really isn’t much reading and text except for what is presented when doing the activities. That makes it ideal for the tactile learner. You can first do the learning projects and activities of your choice and then later use them to build the lapbook. An