Category Archives: Curriculum Talk

First Grade is “done” – Second Grade Plans

We are wrapping up 1st grade for 6 year old Lizzie. It’s been a good year and she has learned a lot. Most of it was very relaxed learning. I’ve often remarked to my husband that it’s a good thing that God did not give me Lizzie first. If He had, I might be one […]

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Economics for Everybody Review

I’m working on planning next year’s curriculum. Confession time, I’m almost ALWAYS planning next year’s curriculum. Maybe I should spend more time focusing on THIS year’s? David is in high school now. I worried and fretted about it for years ahead of time. But actually, it’s been a pretty good year. Maybe I shouldn’t have […]

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Make It Real Learning Activity Library Volume II #hsbloggers

When am I ever going to need this? Why do I have to learn this? Math is so boring. If you’ve ever heard any of the above in your home, I have a suggestion for you. It’s called Make It Real Learning. I reviewed one of the modules: Sets, Probability, and Statistics from Volume I […]

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Sugar Creek Gang Review #hsreviews

Do you long for the good ole days when children played outside with their friends, went fishing, and had great adventures? I know that a lot has changed in the few, short, ahem, years since I was a child. No, I didn’t grow up in the country, but my friends and I did ride our […]

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Crossbow Education: Eye Level Reading Rulers Review

My son William had a lot of trouble learning to read. I read all the advice that said not to worry about it. “It will come.” “Some kids are just late readers.” It was helpful advice when he was 6. It was a little less helpful at 7. After he was 8 and even 9, […]

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Homeschool Legacy – Native America Review #hsreviews

This summer we went on the most amazing vacation to Arizona. In the spring, as we were planning our trip, we were floundering a bit in our history studies. My husband suggested I try a unit study on Native Americans. I thought that was a great idea so I went straight to work on putting […]

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Speekee Review

Much research has shown that early childhood is an ideal time to begin learning a foreign language. Because of this, I’ve always tried to expose my children to Spanish at a young age. I chose Spanish mainly because it’s the easiest foreign language to find resources for children. Ideally, I would teach them Spanish by […]

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Costumes with Character

Do your children like to act out their history lessons? Do you want to make history come alive? Does your history curriculum suggest activities like dressing in historical clothing? I have a fantastic resource to recommend. I was recently given a copy of Costumes with Character from Golden Prairie Press to review. Costumes with Character […]

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Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers

Every year I make a list of topics to study with the kids, and every year I include hymn study. And every year I fail to get it done. That doesn’t mean that my children do not know any hymns. They actually know many, many hymns. In fact, many more than I did as a […]

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Vocab Videos Review

I’ve always thought that the best way to learn vocabulary was naturally. Students can learn vocabulary from their reading. They can also learn from hearing words used in conversation. My husband is especially good at using “hard” words with the children.We’ve also chosen to study Latin in our homeschool. (That’s not as much of a […]

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