Logic is the one of two subjects I nearly failed in college (the other was chemistry). So, the thought of formal logic instruction for my middle schooler is daunting.
Audio adventures are my family’s favorite way to pass the time on long car rides. While we listen to many books on tape, this was our first encounter with The Brinkman Adventures. We received the newest season of the Brinkman Adventures for review. We listened to our new cds non-stop while driving to visit family and friends in another state. The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 arrived more than a week before our
My 6 year old, Peyton, is often jealous of her big siblings’ computer schoolwork. So, she could not wait to help review Reading Kingdom, an online program that helps children ages 4 to 10 years old learn to read and write to a 3rd grade level. Finally, she felt big like her older siblings with her very own ‘computer school!’ In teaching 4 children to read, I’ve always chosen a straight phonics approach
As a homeschooling Mom, do you often wish you had a worksheet for a specific skill your child is struggling with? Do you have younger children who love to complete a worksheet in order to ‘do school’ like their big siblings? I know I’ve often given my preschooler a used worksheet to scribble on during school, or searched the internet for a free worksheet for older children to practice math
I began homeschooling my oldest daughter her preschool year, in 2007. It’s hard to believe I will begin teaching preschool for the 5th time this year with 4-year-old Emily! I’ve never bought a preschool curriculum for my little ones, but as I add more and more children to my teaching line up, finding the time to put together a really great preschool year becomes more difficult. So the opportunity to review
Earlier this year my crew got to review Heirloom Audio Productions In Freedom’s Cause Audio Adventure. Since our review, we’ve listened to that Audio Adventure several times on long car rides. Each time, my history buff son asks if we can get any other similar audio adventures. When With Lee in Virginia arrived for review he could not wait to begin listening. The Civil War is one of his favorite topics! After our
My oldest daughter starts Pre-Algebra this year. Pre-Algebra! How did that happen? I blinked and moved from choosing Pre-School math to Pre-Algebra! I’ve been confident teaching her myself with just a teacher’s manual as help for all these years. But, as we move toward upper level math, I want to be sure she has longer instruction for each lesson with more examples before moving to the independent work. While our current curriculum
Vocabulary… when I was in school this was a subject I dreaded. It always felt like nothing more than busy work. Now that I’m teaching my own kids, I see why those workbooks were so tedious. It’s hard to find an interesting way to teach vocabulary! Except for one year with traditional vocabulary books I’ve hoped vocabulary would develop for my children just from reading great literature. However, my 4th grader seemed