Many years ago when I was just starting homeschooling with my oldest in kindergarten, I learned about Tapestry of Grace from a friend. She had been using it for years and advised me to wait to use this amazing curriculum until I was teaching older grades--like junior high. Why? It's because … [Read more...] about Why Use Planning Aids for Tapestry of Grace?
Ok, I'll tell you the truth. I didn't think I'd find anything new in homeschooling. I though I had seen it all in my last 15 years. But, Beth Napoli of Loving Learning Freely has come up with something new! It's a unit study that is done (almost) completely online and are aptly named Online Unit … [Read more...] about Online Unit Studies–You will LOVE these!
Look! It's my 2 precious cuties in the graphic above! My dear friend Melanie Wilson has just released the first volume of her Grammar Galaxy language arts series. (Update: She also has Volume 2 available and is working on Volume 3!) We were blessed to have had advanced copies which we worked on … [Read more...] about Take Your Kids to Grammar Galaxy–the Easy and Fun Way to Do Language Arts!
Times Tales I am reviewing an incredible educational DVD today! It's called Times Tales from Trigger Memory Systems. My kids- ages 5, 7, 9, and 10- watched it twice and now know Part 1 of the upper times tables! The way it works is this. There are stories for each equation (3x7, 8x4, 9x6, etc.) … [Read more...] about Review: Times Tales DVD to learn times tables fast!
Today's review is of a spelling curriculum from Institute for Excellence in Writing called The Phonetic Zoo Spelling Level B [Starter Set]. How to Begin with The Phonetic Zoo The first part of the program is for the mom or teacher to watch the video "Spelling and the Brain," which is … [Read more...] about Curriculum Review: IEW The Phonetic Zoo
I'm so excited to share about our awesome new Spanish curriculum: Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids. It's the only subject that EVERY DAY my kids say, "Can we do it?" What makes it so great? The kids are learning through an immersion approach from videos of kids acting out stories. You can … [Read more...] about Review: Foreign Languages for Kids By Kids~ Spanish