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5 In Homeschooling

Our Learning Curve || A Curriculum Review

Our Learning Curve is a resource for children of color, families raising children of color, and diverse classrooms. We provide impactful curriculum and unit studies that promote multicultural learning, self-reflection and self-identity, and self-esteem. We’re excited to be participating in the Wading in Curriculum Series at Just a Simple Home.   Culturally inclusive homeschooling is homeschooling that is culturally responsive. It facilitates the learning of all peoples. This means that it takes into consideration and includes persons of varying or…

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Apologia Botany || A Curriculum Review

My kids are budding scientists.  Nearly every afternoon you will find us carefully mixing household items, creating charts, or dissecting small bits of God’s creation.  From my four year old carefully putting paper clips onto a foil boat and watching them float to my 11 year old learning Greek and Latin roots describing plants, Apologia is hands down my favorite science curriculum. This post contains affiliate links. Presently, we are working through Apologia Botany and I am enjoying it just as…

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All About Spelling || A Review & GIVEAWAY!

I have been wanting to try All About Spelling for several years and last summer I decided this would be the year. At first, I only planned to use the program with my youngest two children and purchased another spelling program for the older four. One of the reasons it took me so long to bite the bullet and buy All About Spelling was that it is not an independent program; you need to sit and teach each student. And spelling…

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An Extensive Review of Apologia Science For High School

In this house, we love science. Discovering how things work, how they function, playing with ingredients, memorizing the elements of the Periodic Table, assembling boxes of physics activities, and performing chemistry experiments, reading on plate tectonics or atomic theory – we’ve done a little bit of everything over the years. And it’s not because dad is a doctor; he likes a break from his work and ironically, his passion is history. This post contains affiliate links. My second daughter is…

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A Review of Creative Littles || Homeschool Preschool

Are you looking for a preschool or kindergarten program to teach your child their alphabet? Look no further. Creative Littles is a great program for ALL kids. It is geared forwards ages 2-5 and can also be used for children who may have a learning disability. Have you ever heard that children learn the alphabet better if it is not taught in alphabetical order? Totally true! I learned this the hard way with my daughter, Isabella. I tried to teach…

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A Review Of WriteShop 1 & 2

I’m one of those homeschooling mamas that hears, “WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!” when I think about using a pre-made, detailed curriculum. So, when I was approached to try Write Shop, I was a little reluctant.   I wasn’t sure what I would be getting myself (or my son) into, but I told myself – either it will work, or it won’t. Well, I’m happy to tell you that it is working! With this subject being one of our son’s advanced areas,…

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An Honest Horizons Math Review

 Ensuring your child has a strong math foundation is crucial to later success. So often homeschool moms feel pressure to choose the “right” math curriculum for their child. What if they don’t understand it? What if I choose the wrong program and my child ends up hating math? So many questions! Well, today I’m going to answer those questions when it comes to Horizons Math from Alpha Omega. Let’s get started! This post contains affiliate links. What is Horizons? Horizons Math is…

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Mr. D Math For High School || A Review

If you are not a ‘math’ person, the idea of homeschooling through high school can feel intimidating. Impossible even. You might be asking yourself questions like, How can I teach my kids something I don’t understand? Even if I find a curriculum, how will I be able to answer my child’s questions? Momma, I feel you. And I’m here to say that you can take a breath. There’s help. You can have access to a top-notch teacher who will not…

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A Review of RightStart Math

As a former Math teacher now homeschooling my own children, I’ve eagerly and thoroughly scoured Math curriculum offerings at homeschool conventions and through online homeschool group recommendations. This post contains affiliate links. I headed into my search armed with the following knowledge: What I did not want: a traditional textbook worksheets and tests I’ve taught from half a dozen variations on that theme, and the only one that I felt did any justice to the depth and wonder of Math was…

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Rooted Childhood Curriculum Review

Rooted Childhood includes 12 monthly collections filled with inspiration and meaningful ways to connect with your young children through meaningful craft projects, stories, and song. Each collection includes an introduction that outlines the “why” behind the philosophy and explains how to use Rooted Childhood. The introduction also includes several printable planning pages and checklists to make sure your family rhythm and mindset are solid before you begin. This post contains affiliate links. What is Rooted Childhood? When many people think…

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