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Homeschool curriculums for the fall!

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! 

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Math in Summer

It's summer! For many people this means school takes a back seat, so a fun way to keep kids engaged in math whether they're homeschooled or in traditional school is to have them do math games! Math games are a fantastic tool for building speed in math calculations - in fact, thanks to RightStart Math (the curriculum we use), my 5 year old homeschooled son can answer simple math problems faster than my public schooled 7 year old! (Read more...)