Note! I've established an Amazon Affiliates account. If you click on the links below and order the books (or anything else on Amazon) I'll make a small commission. This has been a delightful summer for reading. I've been blessed by a magical fairy who comes to our Little Free Library and leaves gems for me. … Continue reading Books!
This is a long post. Both the Classical and Charlotte Mason schools of thought spend a lot of time reading and writing, and since I fall somewhere between the two, so do I. It's an incredibly important skill that will serve your kids no matter what they choose to do. Scientists, doctors, screenwriters, business managers, teachers … Continue reading Language Arts – Writing for Homeschool
Simple Homeschool is sponsoring a blog link-up today! Head over there to see what everyone is up to in their daily homeschool lives. I had a hard time submitting this as my 'day in the life' because it wasn't a typical day. I typically shower before my day starts, we typically start at 8, not … Continue reading Brieana’s Day in the Life with a 14, 12, 10, 7, 5 and 1 year old
Reading, writing, grammar and spelling; the building blocks of a great education. If a child can read fluently, he can learn anything. If he can write fluently, he can communicate anything. If he can learn and communicate, he can do anything. Reading How do you teach a child to read? One sound at a time. … Continue reading Language Arts – Reading for Homeschool
Elementary math is incredibly important. It's the time to build a foundation on which all other math (and a lot of science) will be built. It's also the last time math will be fun for many students (sad face). Today's math isn't like it was for you and me. When I was in high school, … Continue reading Math for Homeschool
Ah, history. The story of mankind and his struggles, joys and quirks. I love history. From the time we began homeschooling, we have only used one curriculum for history (as you get farther along in this series, you'll understand why this is so remarkable). The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer is hands down … Continue reading History for Homeschooling
I knew I wanted to homeschool my kids from the time they were tiny. In 2005, I picked up a copy of the first edition of Susan Wise Bauer's The Well-Trained Mind, and I was instantly hooked on the idea of classical education. That's not to say we've always followed her methods - there was a … Continue reading Everything I know about homeschooling