28 Books About Christmas and Winter For Children

28 Books About Christmas and Winter ffor Advent and Literature Studies for Homeschool

  I have curated 28 delightful children’s books about Christmas and winter (for those of us on my side of the world where they both happen at the same time). These are a mixture of Christmas (Jesus’ birthday), historic Christmas stories, and nature (winter) books. You can use the Christmas books for Advent and the otherRead more

Nature Study Science Resources For Elementary Grades

Nature Study Science Resources For Elementary Grades

  This year we are using a few different nature study science resources to focus on animals, the seasons, weather, and all of “nature” with all 7 of my kids (ages 2-11). In addition to nature science, my oldest will be reading two other general science textbooks that correlate with our history studies. Since he lovesRead more

Lower Grammar Curriculum Choices For An Eclectic Homeschool

Lower Grammar Curriculum Choices For An Eclectic Homeschool (plus $500 Rainbow Resources giveaway!)

  Our lower grammar curriculum choices for 2016-2017 will include grades K4, 1st, and 2nd. We will also have 1 student in dialectic level (6th grade) and 4 in pre-school, or primer level.  I will share about each of those levels in another blog post. These are the plans I currently have, but I mayRead more

Literature-Based Homeschooling With Multiple Children (Plus A Personal Note)

Literature-Based Homeschooling With Multiple Children

  We used Tapestry of Grace (Year 1) this last year and it has been wonderful. It provided a structured guideline for history, includes geography, and teaches social studies from a Christian perspective. Over the last year, I realized that I love literature-based homeschooling, and that it creates the atmosphere that I want, as I teach allRead more