A Look Back: Our Early Years of Homeschool Curriculum

A Look Back: Our Early Years of Homeschool Curriculum

At the beginning of my blogging years, I never thought about sharing our curriculum choices for the early grades. Blogs were just what they sounded like – web logs or online diaries for others to read. I was quickly finding blogging friends through my home life posts; they were basically a peek into our daily lives. I was enjoying peeking into other homes and learning about other families. When I realized I should share our curriculum choices, I was already in several years of homeschooling, so I started with that year. Over the years, I’ve said I would share what we used in those early years, but I never have, until now.

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Repeating a Grade: 6 Things to Consider

Repeating a Grade: 6 Things to Consider

In the twelve years of classroom teaching, I had several instances where I had to recommend a child to be held back. The first set of parents refused to listen to anything the administration or I said but retained the child the very next year (which turned out to be a good thing). I experienced parents, who pulled their children from a private school setting and placed them in the public school to keep them from repeating a grade. A couple quickly followed through with our recommendation with no questions being asked. Then there were the parents who were concerned and wanted to do what was best

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10 Hymns Every Child Should Know

10 Hymns Every Child Should Know

There is nothing like the soothing sound of traditional hymns being played from my Spotify account while I write or while my son and I are working on schoolwork. The peaceful sounds the instrumentalist is playing brings a calming peace about our home. Most of these old hymns I grew up singing in church and in Bible class at school. My son knows them through church and hearing them at home. Many adults and children don’t know hymns because churches have left them behind. Hymns are part of our heritage and they need to not be forgotten.

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7 Books for the WWII History Lover

7 Books for the WWII History Lover

My son is captivated by the WWII era. Anything pertaining to air crafts, tanks, and guns he is all in for learning more about them. With his research comes stories of men who served to keep the evil from completely taking over the world. Because of him talking about some of them, I began my own search of these men and found books that told their stories.

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