Archive for the ‘Homeschool’ Category
Now you can manage your homeschool online with HomeSchool Office by Lord Heritage. This is a web-based program where you can manage your home and school all right online. You can plan your lessons and track progress from year to year. Everything you need is in this program. You can generate reports, verify activities, and build high school transcripts.
This week I am participating in My Week In Review Hosted by Home to 4 Kiddos. If you would like to join in, you can read her rules and link up at her page.
It surely has felt like spring here the last couple weeks. Today again it is suppose to be in the 50’s. Then it will drop into the 30’s and 40’s. I am really grateful that it isn’t bitter cold. I noticed that the trees are starting to grow buds on them. My tulips are starting to come out of the ground. If your quiet you can hear the pine cones crackling as they open. It has been dry though and we are in a drought. The snow has melted and we haven’t had any more rain/snow. I don’t mind as my basement won’t leak hopefully as the frost line disappears.
GPALOVEMATH is a really neat web-based program for children in grades K-5. They have animated characters that act as coaches through each lesson. These characters offer supplemental help with over 150 lessons and over 10,000 problems of practice. You can complete a grade in 10 months if you work on 4 – 5 lessons a week. It also uses a reward system for the child’s effort.
World History Detective Book 1 studies the Ancient and Medieval Civilizations. You can use this book as a stand alone or you can use it as a supplement. We used it as a stand a lone for this review.
A couple weeks ago I had picked Claude Monet for an artist for the kids to study. It was rather fascinating learning about him. I had no idea that Impressionism was named after is painting Impression, Sunrise (1873).
Claude Monet 1840 to 1926 – France (Europe) – Impressionism
Claude Monet was an Impressionist painter and a man who loved his garden. He loved painting nature. Some of the things he painted was the river Seine, the Thames, and his own garden. He repeatedly painted things but they were never exactly the same. The reason for this was that he looked for difference in light and the time of day.