Hot Words for the SAT

Hot Words for the SAT

This curriculum will help students attain higher scores on the SAT critical reading and writing sections.

Fashion Design For Homeschoolers

Fashion Design For Homeschoolers

From Feelings to Fashion is a great study guide and tool for your pre-teen and teenage kids. It is well laid out, contains great explanations, and very accessible and applicable lessons.

Review: Forensics Illustrated: Step Under the Tape

Review: Forensics Illustrated: Step Under the Tape

Many of you have asked for a high school level science curriculum that is fun, challenging, and inexpensive. I bring you forensics for high school students.

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History

The book paints vivid picture of everyday life over thousands of years and includes clear descriptions of historical events — Reconstructions of exciting scenes throughout history — Fascinating illustrations — Over 100 maps — 12000-year illustrated time chart.

Homeschool, History and Minecraft

Homeschool, History and Minecraft

For the last year or so, he has become OBSESSED with Minecraft, and so, I began to watch and observe the game and how he plays it. I noticed that he would always talk about things like spawning, building a world, killing animals for food, and thought: “Hmmm, that sounds a lot like History.” So, I researched the game and found that there are a great many teachers around the world who use Minecraft in the classroom, and I began to set my lesson plan around it. Our family ascribes to the Montessori method of education, so combining Minecraft with history seemed like a natural step.

Singapore Math Level 6 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 6 Curriculum Review

Singapore Level 6, like the rest of their curriculum, is divided into semesters – 6A and 6B. I have very mixed feelings about level 6. There are a number of new concepts presented to prepare the student for Pre-Algebra. As with most things Singapore, they are presented in a logical and engaging manner. Unfortunately, there are not enough practice problems on the new concepts to prove useful. There is also a great deal of review of basic math skills and concepts. Read more…..

Singapore Math Level 5 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 5 Curriculum Review

As with the rest of the Singapore Primary Mathematics curriculum, Level 5 is divided into 2 semesters – 5A and 51B. We used the text book, the workbook, and the Intensive Practice book. With a minor exception, I was very pleased with this level. If you read my review of Singapore Math Level 4, you will remember that I was not thrilled with the section on fractions. Singapore 5A presented Ratios, Rates, and Averages in a practical and engaging manner. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 4 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 4 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math level 4 is divided into 2 semesters – 4A and 4B. To say I am a big fan of Singapore math would be an understatement. As with level 3, concepts are presented in a logical manner allowing more complex skills to seem simple. Level 4 builds the foundation upon which the students higher level math is built. Skills such as factoring and the measurement of angles is introduced all while reinforcing previous concepts. There was one area in which level 4 fell short – fractions. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 3 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 3 Curriculum Review

I was very quickly surprised by how easy the lessons were to teach and by how rapidly my son understood the concepts presented. I very quickly became a fan of Singapore Math. The concepts are presented in such a way that complex material is made to seem very simple. I truly believe that Singapore Math gave my son the skills and the confidence to become a great math student. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 2 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 2 Curriculum Review

We loved this curriculum. In addition to the colorful pages, this math curriculum kept our children engaged. The books are divided into 2 semesters – 2A and 21B. Additionally, I purchased the Home Instructor Guide so that I could provide continuity from level 1 to level 2. We read the textbook explanations and worked the textbook problems together. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 1 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 1 Curriculum Review

As with most homeschoolers, choosing Singapore Math was an easy decision for me. I loved the idea of a math experience that would be stress free from the start. The books are divided into 2 semesters – 1A and 1B. It was super easy to use, and our kids loved the colorful pictures and easy to understand instructions. Read more…

Singapore Earlybird Kindergarten Math

Singapore Earlybird Kindergarten Math

Earlybird Kindergarten Math is the perfect curriculum for new math students! There are wonderful illustrations and very clear instructions. Our little ones loved this curriculum. Like the other Singapore levels, Kindergarten Math is divided into 2 semesters – 2A and 2B. The lessons are short, informative, and fun. We found that the format and concepts introduced in this level, set our kids up for success.Read more….

Nancy Larson Science

Nancy Larson Science

Nancy Larson Science is thorough, completely scripted, has everything you need for experiments in one box, and can be used with multiple ages.

Story of the World Volume IV Modern History Curriculum Review

Story of the World Volume IV Modern History Curriculum Review

Story of the World IV is a history curriculum written by Susan Wise Bauer, the classical educator. Volume IV The Modern Times is an engaging curriculum. The material and skills presented in Story of the World IV, have helped my child to not only learn the material, but to analyze and assess what he has learned.

Story of the World Volume III Early Modern Curriculum Review

Story of the World Volume III Early Modern Curriculum Review

Story of the World Volume III, Early Modern Times is an engaging curriculum. This multi-level text was designed as a read-aloud series for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. This text and it’s accompanying books can be easily adapted for middle school aged students.