What did we review?
Michael and I have been trying out Algebra 2 from Math-U-See. This mastery-based curriculum includes 31 lessons, and is designed as a year-long curriculum, though it’s flexible based on your student’s needs.
What’s included with Algebra 2?
DVD lessons – Instructor Steve Demme teaches each of the lessons on the DVD, explaining many of the textbooks examples. Unlike some curricula, the video is not merely reading of the material in the textbook – differences between the two give additional insight to the topic. Instruction Manual – A hardbound book, this . . . → Read More: Review: Math U See Algebra 2
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As the piles of library books can attest, there’s no question that we have avid readers in the household, but it’s taken a lot of hard work to get there. Cheyenne has recently been testing out an online subscription service, Reading Eggs, that would have made the learning-to-read process a lot less stressful for all of us.
The Reading Eggs service is actually composed of two separate parts: – Reading Eggs, aimed at 3 to 7-year-olds, for beginning and early readers, with 120 learn-to-read lessons . . . → Read More: Unscramble Reading
If your family enjoys cooking and baking as much as mine does, it’s likely that you’ve spent quite a bit of time teaching fractions the old-fashioned way – following recipes with measuring cups and spoons. While that method works well as hands-on, real-life experience in measuring fractions, it doesn’t involve much practice in adding fractions unless you frequently double or triple recipes.
I’m usually in baking mode this time of year, and since we’re still houseless and staying with family, my normal cookie routine for the holidays isn’t happening. Instead, we’ve made do with a simple cake . . . → Read More: I See Cards
Here’s a sneak peek at a review coming later this week! Check it out, and I’ll be back tomorrow with updates on what’s going on in our little corner of the world.
I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new science materials. Something new, something different, something fun, something simple, etc. So I’m at least somewhat familiar with the main science curricula out there created for homeschoolers.
We were recently sent an issue of Science Weekly to review. Each edition of Science Weekly is available in six different levels, individualized for grades K-6. (The issue for 5th/6th grade is the same.) The theme of the issue was Fractions – not exactly your typical science topic, but useful, since so many science projects do require an understanding of . . . → Read More: Science Weekly
I admit it. In our house, we generally read for pure entertainment. It would be stretching the truth to claim anything less. It’s pretty difficult to become an avid reader if you don’t actually enjoy reading.
For the real book addicts, though, we’ll try pretty much anything once. My dad is like that. I once caught him reading a category romance that I’d picked up in a 3 for $1 bin – he’d run out of reading material. Reading straight the dictionary or an encyclopedia, same difference: those were normal in the house . . . → Read More: Faith-based fiction: The Chronicles of Peleg
Wow. I’d been wishing and asking for a deal so I could rationalize purchasing the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner, and oh boy, did The Old Schoolhouse come through. Wonder if they had this planned all along, or if they got sick of my whining? (Somehow, I don’t think I’m anywhere near that powerful… )
From now until midnight August 5, when you purchase the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner, you’ll get 27 ebooks free, a $190 value.
That Travel the World planner module that I reviewed the other day? It’s included. And so are ALL 23 other modules that . . . → Read More: 2010 Schoolhouse Planner – An absolute steal of a deal!
We all have difficulties to face, fears to overcome, and crazy things that life throws in our way. As homeschoolers, one of our greatest stresses as parent educators is “What if we’re just not enough?”
When a child attends public school, the parent has a false sense of security. The teachers are the ones involved in the day-to-day instruction, so the parent will often blame the teacher when things go wrong. They neglect to realize that the ultimate responsibility lies with those it truly matters to, the individual family.
As . . . → Read More: High School Homeschool Help