Posts Categorized: homeschool

Gardening Resources for the Family

08 May, 2017 by in garden, homeschool Leave a comment

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We are trying something different this year with the garden. Each family member is responsible for their own space. One child put up sticks, another used vinyl fencing. They were able to choose and order which seeds they want to plant from Baker Creek Rare Seeds. We are using heirloom seeds in the hopes some come back next year.

We will observe with this worksheet Plant Growing Observation Sheet

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Other garden learning resources

Write and Draw Worksheet Based on “My Garden” by Kevin Henkes

Garden Learning Log

Curious Garden Response

Germination Activity – Grow Seeds in a Jar!

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Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum Choices

25 Oct, 2016 by in homeschool, homeschooling Leave a comment

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Some of our most used series and books for homeschooling.

Click on the photo for an affiliate link with more information on each title.

What are your most used resources for teaching?

 

Our favorite classroom series:

The Original McGuffeys Eclectic First Reader by William McGuffey
The Life of Fred Elementary Set #1: Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs by Dr Stanley Schmidt
Saxon Math 2 Homeschool: Complete Kit 1st Edition 1st Edition
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie K. Fulbright, Brooke Ryan
First Steps Pathway Reading Series by Rod and Staff
Phonics Workbook grade 1 unit 1 by Rod and Staff
English from the Roots Up, Vol. 1: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling, and S.A.T. Scores
by Joegil K Lundquist
ValueTale Set (Multiple Volume Value Tales Book Set) by Ann Donegan Johnson
Childcraft: The How and Why Library by Childcraft Cornerstones of Freedom Series Set
Cornerstones of Freedom Series Set
American Wild Flowers Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)by Paul E. Kennedy
Teaching Textbooks: Algebra 1 Textbook with Answer Key, Verson 2.0 by Greg & Shawn Sabouri
Preparing for Usefulness : English 8 Hardcover – 1997
by Rod and Staff
American Geographical Society – Around the World Program by American Geographical Society
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child by Susan Wise Bauer
Young People’s Science Encyclopedia by National College of Education
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
Let’s Read and Find our Science Series
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers by Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen
Hooked on Phonics : Learn to Read by Hooked On Phonics.

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Getting Started- Homeschool Schedule

12 Sep, 2016 by in homeschool, homeschooling Leave a comment

 

A new year of school has begun. We spent our first week getting the routine down. Inspiration for our classroom came from here.

We will be using these sheets to keep track of what we do weekly:

School Week at a Glance
Getting Organized One Day/Week/Month At A Time FREE Printable Planners!
A Typical English Home: Household Binder Printables: School Week at a Glance

Daily

Devotional

Song

Prayer

Pledge

Scripture

Church History

Topical Study

Chores

Printable Cleaning List From Love to Know

Age Appropriate Chore List from My MomFriday.com

Age Appropriate Chore List from Not2Shabbey

Daily To Do List

Math

Science

Copywork

Rod & Staff

Literature

American History

Latin

Duolingo

Grammar

Lunch, outdoors

Art

Scouts, YW, Primary- Personal Progress, Faith in God

Act of Service

Story of the World

Brain Pop

Church video

Organize assignments in binder

Clean up Desk

Journal

20 minutes independent reading

On the First Day of School we…

Filled out an All About Me Worksheet

Took School Pictures in the trees

Geocached and started Forest School

What does your daily and weekly school schedule look like?

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Gearing Up for Back to School~ Favorite Vintage Series

11 Jul, 2016 by in antique, homeschool, series, vintage Leave a comment

Our family often browses second hand stores for used books. There are so many series from my childhood and the years before that are noteworthy or fun. Here are our favorites. Each has been kid tested and mother approved:

A Value Tale (16 Volume Book Set) Accessory with book – 1976
Childcraft: The How and Why Library (15 Volume Set) (Childcraft, 1 – 15) Hardcover – 1993
The Stephen Cosgrove Collection (Serendipity Series)
Cornerstones of Freedom Series Set Hardcover
The Young Folks Shelf of Books (Collier’s Junior Classics) (10 Volumes) Hardcover – 1962
Ready-Set-Grow Series Collection: Weekly Reader Books (24 Volume Set) Hardcover – 1979
DK Eyewitness Books
The Original McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers/Boxed Set (Eclectic Educational, 7 Volumes/ Primer , Pictorial Primer, Speller and 1st – 4th Readers) Hardcover – 1982
Cozy Classics (new series, Classic titles)
Standin’ Tall (Standin’ Tall, #1) Paperback – 1981
My First Steps to Reading Complete Set Hardcover – 1991
Phonics Practice Readers (Series A, Set 2, 3) Paperback – 1986
Illustrated Stories from Church History (Vols. 1-16, Complete Set, LDS, Mormon) Hardcover – 1973
The Golden Book Picture Atlas of the World Hardcover – 1960
Complete Vintage Help Me Be Good 28 Volume Set Hardcover – 1982
Mr. Men Series

What series do you use to teach?

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