Language Arts Curriculum – Literature

Do you need a great reading or literature curriculum? Do you really need one? When I say literature or reading curriculum, I don’t mean teaching reading as in phonics, what I’m referring to are reading or study guides to test comprehension and promote discussion. In public schools, children are often asked to complete book reports [...]

Language Arts Curriculum – Spelling and Vocabulary

Are you looking for the best way to teach spelling and vocabulary? What is curriculum is available to your students? How would you like to teach your children spelling and vocabulary? There are several ways to teach using either workbooks, lists, or dictation. Once I child is reading well, I like to focus on spelling, [...]

How to Homeschool Lesson Plan

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How do you do your homeschool lesson planning? Do you like to use a program, excel or a planner? You have all of your curriculum sitting in front of you, now what? If you are lucky to have found the perfect curriculum that came pre-planned, all you need to do is open and go. For [...]

Language Arts Curriculum – Grammar

Are you looking for a great language arts curriculum for grammar? What do you need to consider in a grammar curriculum? Different homeschool methods have differing opinions on when and how to teach grammar to children. Charlotte Mason suggests waiting until forth grade and using a more natural approach to grammar study while classical educators [...]

Language Arts Curriculum – Writing

Are you lost in terms of teaching writing? Maybe you have a reluctant writer on your hands, how can you find the a great language arts curriculum for writing? Writing for me is the most difficult to teach because it encompasses so many things. The writing mechanics, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. When I say writing, [...]

Classic Composers Study

A classic composers study will help round out arts in your homeschool. Do you want to design your own composer study? This is a great way to study music appreciation. Charlotte Mason advocates using composer and artist study in your homeschool. Even if your children don’t play a musical instrument, they can learn to appreciate [...]

Back to School Supplies – What do you really need?

School is around the corner, what supplies do your children really need? If you don’t school year round, you will probably be in need of some new things for the school year. August is also a good time to stock up on supplies while they are on sale since public school children will be returning [...]

Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

Do you have a preschooler to teach this year? What should you look for? Once your children are 3 to 4 years old, they are ready to learn. This may mean different things to different people. Learning does not mean that you need to get a stack of books to have your child work through. [...]