The Fight For Freedom: True Stories of America’s War for Independence (review)

The Fight For Freedom: True Stories of America's War for Independence (review & giveaway) for 4-6th grades

  I am always looking for engaging and fun ways to teach subjects in our homeschool. Especially for history, I find that reading about it in story form is more exciting than just reading the facts & dates from a textbook. Well, what if there were a “textbook” that read like a story? The FightRead more

Nature Study Science Resources For Elementary Grades

Nature Study Science Resources For Elementary Grades

  This year we are using a few different nature study science resources to focus on animals, the seasons, weather, and all of “nature” with all 7 of my kids (ages 2-11). In addition to nature science, my oldest will be reading two other general science textbooks that correlate with our history studies. Since he lovesRead more

Sixth-Grade Homeschool Curriculum For 2016-2017

Sixth-Grade Homeschool Curriculum For 2016-2017

  Our eclectic style homeschool allows me to mix & match curriculum and pull resources from a variety of places, and I love doing it! Here is the sixth-grade homeschool curriculum I am using with my oldest child for “occupational education, science, math, language, social studies, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development ofRead more

Lower Grammar Curriculum Choices For An Eclectic Homeschool

Lower Grammar Curriculum Choices For An Eclectic Homeschool (plus $500 Rainbow Resources giveaway!)

  Our lower grammar curriculum choices for 2016-2017 will include grades K4, 1st, and 2nd. We will also have 1 student in dialectic level (6th grade) and 4 in pre-school, or primer level.  I will share about each of those levels in another blog post. These are the plans I currently have, but I mayRead more

Literature-Based Homeschooling With Multiple Children (Plus A Personal Note)

Literature-Based Homeschooling With Multiple Children

  We used Tapestry of Grace (Year 1) this last year and it has been wonderful. It provided a structured guideline for history, includes geography, and teaches social studies from a Christian perspective. Over the last year, I realized that I love literature-based homeschooling and that it creates the atmosphere that I want, as I teach allRead more