Are you thinking about homeschooling, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re a homeschool mom who wants to know what else is out there, or an old-timer who wants just *one* resource to share with homeschool newbies. Here’s my suggestion: direct them to the Choosing & Using Curriculum Set by Joyce Herzog.
There are two books in the Choosing & Using Curriculum Set: a print 8 1/2″ x 11″ perfect-bound bound book, and an resource ebook, complete with hyperlinks.
The . . . → Read More: Review: Choosing and Using Curriculum
We’ve been in between-house limbo for several weeks now, and thankfully, it’s been over the holidays – a time of year we usually focus on unit studies, fun activities, and spending time together as a family. It’s been a perfect time to explore a homeschool Spanish Curriculum created especially for use within families.
The REAL Homeschool Spanish bundle includes a 100-page text, a 170-page activity book, an answer book with easy-to-read answers for the activity pages, and audio files. It is available as either a digital download or in hardcopy form. In the download . . . → Read More: REAL Homeschool Spanish
Art: I have this love/hate relationship with art. Love the idea of creating art – hate that I’m terrible at it. And a couple of my kids are much, much better at it then I.
Definitely not something I have any teaching ability in whatsoever. Definitely a skill I want to encourage in the kids.
What to do? Hope and pray that the right curriculum finds us – one that, out of necessity, requires no more actual skill from me then providing the books and supplies.
Lo and behold, I think one found . . . → Read More: Artistic Pursuits
These days, I don’t have any reluctant readers in my house. Reluctant to put the book DOWN and go do chores, yes. Reluctant to read, no.
But, it hasn’t always been that way.
I learned several years back that the real key to creating a reader is that they must want to read.
And how do you make them want to read? Let them read what they like. What they enjoy. What they find fun. What they want more of.
And next time, it’s a little easier.
With a child who can read, who has . . . → Read More: A Solution for Reluctant Readers from Kid Scoop
This week has been full of bad news, so I was very pleased to check my email this afternoon and discover that our family has been selected for the 2010-11 Homeschool Crew! Organized by The Old Schoolhouse, members of the crew will be reviewing products during the year.
This is the third voyage for the Homeschool Crew, and this year, the set-up is just a little bit different. Participants will be split into two groups: K-6 and 7-12. With grades 9, 7, 5, and 3 in the house, we’re with the older group.
. . . → Read More: Sailing with the TOS Homeschool Crew