Monthly Archives: January 2014

Raising Map Nuts: Learning Geography Naturally

You might be a homeschooler if… Your family quizzes one another on what state their cracker or tortilla chip looks like. Actually that probably makes us weird among homeschoolers. We are a family who really likes maps. Before we were married, my husband and I pored over a map together while waiting to pick up […]

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review

In November I happened to see a post in my Facebook feed about signing up for a chance to be on the launch team for Crystal Paine’s (Money Saving Mom) upcoming book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Based on the title alone, I decided to sign up. At the time, I really felt like I […]

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now about Math

It’s time for the next topic in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week’s topic is Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Mathematical Understanding or Memorization? I think I have pretty thoroughly shared my thoughts on teaching math. Here’s How I choose Math Curriculum. Basically, I value mathematical understanding over memorization. Except sometimes. I’ve found […]

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Focusing on the Important Things

One of my goals for the year is to Block out specific, focused times of day to complete work tasks for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I tend to have my laptop open all day long. I have e-mail, Facebook,  SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and whatever else I might be working on all open. At the same time, Lizzie (2nd grade) and […]

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It Starts with the Alphabet

Welcome to the Virtual Curriculum Fair! This week’s topic is Playing with Words. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I only link to products that I have tried and found to be of high quality. Every child is different, and some of the resources that I have loved using with one child have not worked […]

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