For kindergarten and first grade with used the complete Catholic Heritage Curricula. As I mentioned in my review of the program, I was very pleased with the program and was going to continue with Catholic Heritage for a few more years at least. I’ve changed my mind.
Continue reading Our Home Education Curriculum 2012-2013
Yesterday, Dawn over at By Sun and Candlelight wrote a great post about Kids, Money and Chores. She asked the following questions:
” 1. Do you give your children an allowance, and if so, must they earn it by doing chores?
2. How do your children handle
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Do you homeschool year round? I don’t know many families who homeschool through the summer months, but we do. It is a decision my husband and I made back when we first talked about homeschooling (before we were even married). If you are curious about homeschooling throughout the summer, here’s my take
Continue reading Homeschooling During the Summer: What Does it Look Like?
A couple of weeks ago, during our homeschooling co-op, Andrew’s Squire and Scroll group talked about the importance of guarding our mouths and using only kind and constructive words. It was a great reminder, for us as adults too, that our words have impact. We can either hurt or build up the people
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Did you know that today is the International Talk Like a Pirate day? Aye, it tis! I stumbled upon the talk like a pirate website by accident and thought it sounded like a fun thing to do with Andrew.
The website has some great ideas but be warned, the writers
Continue reading Are You Talking Like a Pirate Today?
We home educate year round and technically our new school year started in June; but, since I’ve seen a lot of bloggers sharing their curriculum plans I thought I’d share mine, too. We are using Catholic Heritage Curricula as our base program but Andrew is whipping through much of the curriculum already so
Continue reading Revised Curriculum Plans for 2011-2012
Two months ago I asked for some advice on how to get my son to practice his reading. All the support and suggestions that I got from so many people in the comments, emails and calls were so helpful and overwhelming. I can’t tell you how much that support meant to me. I
Continue reading Getting Boys to Read Advice Update
Most families are probably either winding down or completely finished with their homeschooling year (or maybe , like us, homeschooling year round); but, I am going to ask my question anyway.
How do you get your boy(s) to read, or better yet, to LIKE reading???
Overall, our homeschooling is going
Continue reading Need Some Advice From Other Homeschooling Moms of Boys
For those of you who are already planning your homeschooling curriculum (or thinking of homeschooling) next fall, I thought I’d do a review of Catholic Heritage Curricula. I used this program for kindergarten and now using it for first grade with my son. They also put out a monthly newsletter that offers even
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This month’s theme for Works for me Wednesday is “Back to School Tip.” These two tips I have are directed toward fellow new-to-homeschooling moms, but even if you don’t home school (or have been homeschooling a while), it’s still good advice.
I wasn’t homeschooled growing up, but I always knew I would
Continue reading WFMW: Back to School Tip: Trust Your Instincts and Have Fun!