Over the years trial and error got me where I needed to be for applying methods in order to be the most effective teacher for my learner. But oh how I wish I had had Home Field Advantage just given to me from the beginning! I have homeschooled for over 12 years. I first started with no experience or understanding of homeschooling. We began the
An Overview of Gardens by Amanda Bennett Using Gardens by Amanda Bennett this summer has added the academic component I needed to compliment our garden project. It has four wonderful weeks worth of study to complete which made it a perfect study for our summer homeschool. I would summarize them for you as: What is a Garden? History of Gardens: The Garden of Eden Botany-
Put a Catholic perspective into your next state geography study with Catholic Pilgrimage Press! I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to review this mini unit study on Florida. It was the perfect way to begin our study of the 50 states: with a bit of Catholic culture and inspiration. Whenever possible I try to add our Catholic faith into our homeschool program. A
Sometimes I am looking for a book that holds all my creativity and tendency to wander through the fields homeschooling together. Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 and 2 were just the framework I needed to keep our history program on track this year. We tend to take history exploration literally and wander by adding small unit studies and lots of historical fictions to read.
As a military spouse I know that freedom comes at a price. As a homeschool mom I want to teach my children to be patriotic and to be good citizens. We can’t lose a sense of belonging to our nation nor the acknowledgement of freedoms we enjoy due to the sacrifices of those who have served. How can we pass on to our children an
From the Preamble of the Constitution to the Erie Canal it’s an American experience through song. Of all the great children’s music out there this is my all time favorite to supplement for our homeschool. Wee Sing America! Wee Sing America is a full hour of American heritage through song. It is lively and energetic with a variety of voices and instruments. The American folk
As Roman Catholics, First Communion is a monumental step in the faith life of a child. As parents we want to do our best to help our children understand the Sacrament of Holy Communion and prepare them for it. We want their first time receiving to be special, an experience that stays with them their whole life, upon which they can build their relationship with
Having great resources is a must for any homeschool. Every once in a while I come across a book that won’t be at the local library. I buy it because it’s so good that it’s worth the investment as an asset to our homeschool. Usually these types of books have value now and for years to come. A Child’s Introduction to Poetry by Michael Driscoll