I thought I'd do a mini series taking a look at the curriculums we use around here and what I love about them. First up: Reading and Spelling!
Lately I've been having Manipulative Organization Envy. Well, to be fair, most days I have homeschool organization envy (my homeschool area is um... chaos). But recently on the RightStart Facebook group, I'd been seeing people using a super duper organized container for all their pieces and well... I decided I needed to try it. I had been using a large Steralite box with all our stuff in it plus a couple extra containers for the cards, but had been taking way too long to find certain pieces in preparation for each lesson.
We've been homeschooling for 8 years now I guess -- if you consider that we are homeschooling our kids from when they are first born! Over the years I've tried various curriculum - some I've stuck with, some I've shelved. This coming year I'll have one in 3rd grade, one in 1st grade, and a preschooler. I'd like to say I've got this all figured out, but I'm far from it! Since I know a lot of people will be homeschooling in the fall and are in a conundrum about what curriculums to use, I thought I'd do a roundup of what we'll be using this coming year. The beauty of homeschooling of course, is if I decide something isn't for us, we can just change it. But I hope this is what we will stick with for the year!
Good News! Due to the cancelation of in-person Homeschool conventions this year, RightStart is taking their convention pricing online! From May 6 until May 31, 2020, get free shipping and 15% off... (read more)
Like most of the rest of the world, we've been home-bound a couple of weeks now. With the exception of not being able to go anywhere, our lifestyle hasn't had to make too much of a drastic change thank goodness, so it does still feel very surreal that the whole world is in such turmoil around us...
I love that Right Start Math have been publishing some of their games on their blog this winter! As we get stuck inside on cold days, it's nice to have some inspiration on keeping the kids having fun learning indoors!
This post contains affiliate links that help support my blog. As the winter break continues and kids start getting tired of their new toys, it's great to have a couple of math games up your sleeve. This month, RightStart have been sharing a number of games on their blog. Some of these games do… Continue reading Winter Math Games
Looking for something from RightStart Math? Now is the best time of year to grab it! Every year, RightStart clears out their gently used stock (from in person shows - you can hardly, if at all, tell they are used!) with a significant discount!
Homeschooling can be frustrating, lonely, and a constant battle of wits. You think your child should have already mastered some basic concept, but you find yourself constantly asking the same questions over and over, floored as to why you are going over this *yet again*.
But in the frustrations, there is joy and hope. Read more...
This year I joined Once A Month Meals to assist me with somewhat effortless meal planning. Back in early July I spent an afternoon making the Summer Instant Pot Dump & Go Mini Menu #1 which yielded 18 four-person dinners, and it took almost 2 months before we finished them all!