Homeschool Math

These are the Math Curriculum that I have used with my children that I found most beneficial. First: MEP (Mathematics Enhancement Program) from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Pros: *Available online for FREE. *It’s basically open and go (no planning ahead needed) as long as you print the lesson pages and Copy Masters … More Homeschool Math

Spanish Poetry

Painting by Guido Borelli We took a couple of days to read poems by Federico Garcia Lorca (Romance Sonambulo, and Arbole, Arbole…) and then write our own poems full of color. I encouraged the girls to add a few Spanish words to their poems.   This lesson idea came from “Rose Where Did You Get … More Spanish Poetry

Home School and Twin Toddlers: Scheduling Tips

Don’t miss part 1 and part 2 of this series! Right out of the gate, your school schedule can sink you if it’s not realistic.  Here are some scheduling things that worked for me: Schedule built-in breaks by alternating lessons that don’t require your direct teaching.   For our first year of home school, this was … More Home School and Twin Toddlers: Scheduling Tips

Algebra and Life (and the Secret to Successful Home School Math)

Beginner Home school Math Mistakes            I began homeschooling in August 2016 using Saxon math.  Cherry Pie in Algebra 2, Pumpkin Pie in 8/7, and Tamale Pie in 6/5, I had been given the textbooks my children needed (for free!), and I figured I should use what I had rather than spend money on dreamy … More Algebra and Life (and the Secret to Successful Home School Math)

Why I love the Charlotte Mason Philosophy of Education

When I decided to home school and started seriously searching the internet for a place to start, I stumbled across something called the Charlotte Mason Philosophy of Education.  Curious, I read more, and each new point I read resonated within me. As I read, I  remembered the “Foundations of Education” class I was required to … More Why I love the Charlotte Mason Philosophy of Education