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5 In Homeschooling

Environmental Science True North Academy || A Review

The environment is a hot topic these days. On one side there are the groups warning that the sky is falling, and the seas are rising, and the polar bears are dying. On the other side there are the groups that argue that the environment is fine, that the climate is cyclical, and that there’s nothing to worry about. As an adult it’s difficult to sift through the rhetoric of both sides to come to a balanced understanding and find…

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Mystery Of History || Curriculum Review

I stumbled upon Mystery of History after I started my online homeschool curriculum rental business, Yellow House Book Rental. Wanting to know more about it before I started renting and selling it at Yellow House Book Rental, I incorporated it into our Sonlight curriculum, and we loved it. My two oldest had graduated and I used it with my younger two, ages 11 and 13. Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states, “World history is far more…

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How To Create A Fine Arts Study: Art History and Classical Music History

Bring me to an art gallery and I am in my bliss. Visiting Paris’ Louvre was a dream, and the Met was divine. Unlike my husband, who brought our two youngest kids to lay eyes on the Mona Lisa, and dragged them back out as quickly as he could get in, I could spend days leisurely walking the halls- maybe even hiding in the bathroom to stay all night! I spent the day there, then the next day too, while…

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CTC Math || An Honest Curriculum Review

Why we love CTC Math. CTC Math is one of our favorite homeschool curriculums. We have tried many homeschool math programs. CTC Math is the one that helped my daughter understand math and dried her tears. I wish we found this program earlier in our homeschool adventure. CTC Math is the best homeschool math program because it made my daughter love math again. I am sharing my honest review of CTC Math. I paid for the program so this is…

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The Good And The Beautiful Level K Math || A Review

Curriculum is a big deal in the homeschool world and there are so many different options, it can become very overwhelming. However, I am so thankful to have found an amazing curriculum that gives me the extra confidence I need to teach my children and give them a well rounded education. So today I am going to share a review of our math curriculum we have been using for Kindergarten. We are using The Good and The Beautiful Level K Math. We use The Good…

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Bravewriter Help For High School || Curriculum Review

One of the most daunting challenges of teaching high school at home is writing. Maybe it’s because so much seems to ride on the all-important “College essay!” We certainly don’t want our kids to mess that up. Or maybe it’s because we remember the dreaded red ink pen markings all over the essays we submitted as teenagers, slashing and striking through our carefully crafted thoughts and ideas. Even now the thought of a teacher tearing through a piece of writing…

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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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