Archive for the ‘Homeschool’ Category
If you haven’t checked out minecraft I highly suggest that you do. Your kids will love it. I love the fact that it builds creativity and great imagination. We even incorporate it in our homeschool day for certain subjects. The kids like the break from the traditional book and worksheets.
Kids that love minecraft may like the Mindcraft novels that I found on Amazon. I know if I find something the kids like they tend to be interested in whatever I can find. I do not know all the content in these books so I would highly suggest that you glance over it before you allow your children to read it. The novels I found look to be geared towards kids.
Today I am joining in Field Trip Friday a day late, it is hosted by Chestnut Grove Academy. This isn’t a new field trip for us and we go to the fishery a few times a year in both spring and fall. My favorite time to go is in the fall when the leaves are changing and it’s much cooler.
Today was a dreary day and the kids have been sick for the last couple weeks. We really needed to get out of the house. It was chilly, cold, and rainy. We decided that since C.D. “BUZZ” Besadny Anadromous Fisheries Facilities was having their open house today, we would check it out. We have never been there during the open house.
I have heard so many wonderful things about Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), that when we had the chance to review it I was really excited. I have been wanting to teach my son how to write better and understand some of the things he is writing. He isn’t very good with sentences and paragraphs. Now parts of speech he is pretty good at, which was his strength as we worked through this.
Fall is my favorite time of year. I think it’s my daughters favorite time of year as well, as she is really into observing the leaves changing colors. It’s not warm but it’s not cold. We can enjoy the outdoors with out the heat and humidity. My favorite is the fall baking….oh the wonderful smells in the air. Taking walks with the kids and listening to the leaves crunch!
I am really impressed with the different curriculum that Alpha Omega Publications Homeschool Division has out. We were greatly blessed to receive Horizons Kindergarten Phonics and Reading Set to use for this review.
Horizons is a Christian homeschool curriculum that uses a spiral learning method to help your student master concepts through the process of introduction, review and reinforcement. This process helps the student grasp the concepts in a colorful and motivating format. The curriculum is for grades from PreK-12. It has a very precise curriculum structure and focuses on 6 core subjects.
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