Archive for the ‘Curriculum’ category

Making Homeschooling Easier and More Fun With Electronics

There is so much available through the computer, apps and electronic devices to help us with schoolwork. We are heavy technology users, with an iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire and smart phone and we put them all to good educational use. Here are some ideas and sites that are great additions to your homeschool routines: […]

Virtual Dissection

Unless you have a budding biologist in your home, you may be wondering how important it is for your children to do an actual dissection on an actual formaldehyde-smelling animal, such as a worm, frog, fetal pig, rat, etc. Or, particularly for those more squeamish students, can they gain a similar understanding of anatomy by […]

Curriculum Review: God’s Design for Science

I have been using God’s Design for Science for over a year now and it has been the perfect science curriculum for my homeschool family. It is intended for grades 1 through 8, which fits well for my girls of grades 1 and 3. Even my three year old will pick up some teachings sometimes […]

Learning Spelling on the Cheap

Being a “minimalist” when it comes to curriculum, I was not really interested in buying some big spelling curriculum, as great as some of them are. I was really excited when I ran across the public domain Webster’s Speller online.  You can not only use it for spelling, but phonics, handwriting and vocabulary as well. […]

Where to Find Used Curriculum

Let’s face it. Homeschooling can be expensive. We cut costs by using the library and finding free resources online, but still there is the need to regularly purchase curriculum, particularly as the kids get older. Fortunately, there are some options for finding used curriculum that can help cut the cost of schooling our kids. Used […]

Curriculum Review: Math U See

“We love how each level covers a math concept tip to tail for mastery before moving on to the next.”

Online & Computer Based Curriculum

There are so many great online resources for homeschooling. Following is a growing list of online resources to check out as you consider sourcing curriculum for your children: What online and computer based programs have you used? Let us know in the comments so we can add them to the list!  

Curriculum Review: Horizons Math

Choosing a math curriculum (or any curriculum for that matter!) can be difficult. There are many good choices and I had a hard time making a final decision because ideally I wanted to choose something and stick with it for the duration. We came close to using Math-U-See and I’m sure we would have been […]

Curriculum Review: Handwriting Without Tears

Before we even began homeschooling, I had heard about Handwriting Without Tears. People raved about it, so when my fine motor challenged little guy was ready to begin a handwriting program I knew it was the method we would go with. Handwriting Without Tears® teaches a simple, clean, vertical style of printing and cursive that […]