Math Curriculum Review: Life of Fred Elementary Series

If you’re a seasoned homeschooling parent, you probably know that deep sense of satisfaction when you have completed a long curriculum with your child. I had this feeling last year when my eleven-year-old finished the 10th book in the Life of Fred series, which is the end of what the author, Dr. Stanley Schmidt, terms his … Continue reading Math Curriculum Review: Life of Fred Elementary Series

Homeschooling 4th Grade: Our First Science Curriculum

Up until this year, I guess you could say that we have "unschooled"science. My son loved nature and, consequently, science. We got outside to explore often, and we did experiments at home for fun. We raised butterflies. We grew carnivorous plants. We read books. He got into robotics, which he still likes. We watch countless … Continue reading Homeschooling 4th Grade: Our First Science Curriculum

Homeschooling 4th Grade: Math & the Multiplication Tables

I love math. Wait. Did I just say "I love math?" Why, yes, I think I did. It's the first time I have ever made that statement.  One of my English professors said that English majors are usually proud to say how bad they are are math. That's kind of true. But now I know that the … Continue reading Homeschooling 4th Grade: Math & the Multiplication Tables

How Will I Teach Writing and Grammar? And My Preparations for a Language Arts Review

You might think that a mom with a degree in English would have the easiest time teaching writing and grammar to her children, but that is not the case. When I was little, this was my strength. I wrote poetry and stories in my free time, and I never minded my English classes. They were … Continue reading How Will I Teach Writing and Grammar? And My Preparations for a Language Arts Review