Raddish is an easy and fun way to teach your children basic cooking skills and augment your homeschool curricula with math and reading activities. So I am dreadfully behind on my reviews, but I am gradually catching up. Raddish sent me a complimentary box to review several weeks ago. Let me first say I love…

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Does Rosetta Stone really work for homeschoolers?

PencilTreks would like to thank Sarah Carroll, owner of Main Line French Tutor, for contributing the following guest post, “Does Rosetta Stone Really Work?” Please visit Main Line French Tutor to learn more. As a French teacher for over 15 years, I’ve been asked countless times what I think of Rosetta Stone language learning software. …

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Creating a mess free homeschool art area

As a follow up to my last post I thought I would talk a little bit on the dreaded topic of homeschool art messiness. Art is so important to a homeschool education because it fosters creativity and gives kids a great non-verbal way to express themselves. At the same time it is no secret that…

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What is the best homeschool art curriculum?

I originally posted my general method of teaching art in the homeschool as a guest blogger for the Inspired Mrs. L.. Here, I will update this elements of art based approach and add in some more details. This will give homeschoolers a bit more guidance in how to include homeschool art. Let’s start with some…

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Curricula for Homeschool Grade 3, 4, 5

If you haven’t already read my post on designing a homeschool program for third through fifth grade you should read that first.  Otherwise this is a round up of all my absolute best homeschool curricula for elementary school.  Keep in mind while some of these are affiliate links and I will earn a commission on…

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Homeschooling Science

What is the best homeschool science curriculum? Science at it’s very root is about wonder. For elementary and junior high students then, the best tools for teaching homeschool science always foster a sense of awe about the world we live in.  Science is also about logic and process so it’s equally important that as children…

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homeschooing first and second grade

What’s the best way to homeschool first and second grade? Parents are often shocked at how little time it actually takes to homeschool first and second grade. Because homeschooling is geared to a specific child and not a classroom full of kids with differing levels and interests homeschooling parents are able to give the child…

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Homeschooling High School

Choosing a Curriculum for Homeschooling High School If you read and reflected on my previous post about homeschooling high school you already have a good idea of how your child learns and what your time constraints are.  Now we can find a specific curriculum for homeschooling high school to ensure your child not only studies…

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How to teach homeschool spelling

This one is easy: Don’t. You heard me correctly.  Don’t teach homeschool spelling.  Well, not as an independent subject at least.  All my kids are excellent writers and I gave up spelling lists within the first couple weeks of homeschooling.  There are several reasons for this: Spelling programs are, as a whole, BORING to teach.…

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