SEP
12
2016

Fix It! Grammar Review

Hi everyone! As most of you know we are trying out a new English/Grammar curriculum this year and I’ve had several requests to do a review of that for you. We’ve been using Fix It! Grammar now for about 6 weeks and so far I really like it. I also have a giveaway for you so make sure to read all the way to the end! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, however please know that I would not recommend a product that we don’t use ourselves!     We are starting with the Fix It! Grammar Level 1 book, The Nose Tree with my 5th, 7th, and 8th graders this year. Now I do want to say that this level is a little too easy for them right now, but I’ve looked ahead and it does pick up in difficulty as the year progresses. But the main reason I wanted to start off with the first book is because it’s a new curriculum for us. I did look at other levels and some of the terms used were not familiar to me, and so I just thought it would be more effective to start fresh … [Read more...]

SEP
05
2016

2106-2017 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Good morning! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 2nd Grade homeschool curriculum with you. I think this year is going to be really fun and  I’ll tell you all about it in the video! So to see what my 2nd grader will be doing this year watch our 2016-2017 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum video here!   2nd Grade Curriculum: Art:  World’s Greatest Artists 2 & Draw Write Now books Bible: Word of Life Quiet Time devotion Phonics/Grammar: Abeka 2 (Language 2 and Letters & Sounds 2) History: Abeka Reading/Literature: Classical Literature Units & All About Reading 2 Math: Math U See Beta Music: Choir (At our options program) P.E.: Swim Team, Ice Hockey, PE at Options Science: Abeka maybe a scientist unit if we can fit it in! Spelling: Spelling You See C Typing: Typing Web Vocab: Vocabulary Workshop Options: We participate in a once a week options program through our local school district. They offer a variety of classes that … [Read more...]

AUG
29
2016

2016-2017 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Good morning! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 5th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. We’re making some changes around here this year, and I’ll tell you all about it in the video!   So to see what my 5th grader will be doing this year watch our 2016-2017 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum video here!   5th Grade Curriculum: Art:  World’s Greatest Artists 2 and Draw Write Now books Bible: Word of Life Quiet Time devotion English/Grammar: IEW Fix It Grammar History: Abeka 5th Grade Literature: Classical Literature Units Math: Math U See Epsilon Music: Choir (At our options program) P.E.: Swim Team, Inline Hockey, PE at Options Science: Abeka 5th Grade maybe a scientist unit if we can fit it in! Spelling: Spelling You See D Typing: Typing Web Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing Group A Continuation   Options: We participate in a once a week options program through our local school district. They offer a … [Read more...]

AUG
22
2016

2016-2017 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 7th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. We’re making some changes around here this year, and I’ll tell you all about it in the video!   This year we’re focusing on a little more independent work for my son. As they get into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades I think it’s important for them to learn more independent study skills and scheduling his workload into manageable sections. We started introducing study skills last year and will continue on with that again this year. So to see what my 7th grader will be doing this year watch our 2016-2017 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum video here! 7th Grade Curriculum: Art:  World’s Greatest Artists 2 Bible: Word of Life Challenger Quiet Time devotion English/Grammar: IEW Fix It Grammar History: Abeka History of the World Literature: Book Shark Literature (From our options program) Math: Math U See Algebra 1 (yikes!) Music: Choir (At our options program) P.E.: … [Read more...]

AUG
15
2016

2016-2017 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 8th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. I know I’m a little late in sharing this, but it took longer for me to decide what we’re doing this year and to get some of the curriculum ordered.  I’ll also be sharing our other curriculum picks for grades 2, 5, and 7 soon as well.   This year continuing to focus on more independent work skills. As students get into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades I think it’s important for them to learn more independent study skills and scheduling their own workloads into manageable sections. We started introducing more independent work over the last couple of years, she will continue on with that again this year. So to see what my 8th grader will be doing this year watch our 2016-2017 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum video here! 8th Grade Curriculum: Art:  World’s Greatest Artists 2 Bible: Word of Life Challenger Quiet Time devotion Cooking: At options English/Grammar: IEW … [Read more...]

JUL
18
2016

World’s Greatest Artists Video Review

Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to do a quick video showing you what my World’s Greatest Artists curriculum looks like, and of course there are a ton of art projects that you’ll be creating as well throughout the curriculum.   So let’s take a look at the curriculum! Learn about the World’s Greatest Artists here!     Click below to get your Greatest Artist Unit Studies now! Hope you enjoy learning all about art! The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 – $5.50 The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 2 – $5.50   Age Group: These unit studies are intended for elementary students ages Kindergarten - 5th or 6th grades. Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists! So grab some art supplies and get ready to explore, create, and learn! In this series of artist studies, we will be learning about 8 of the world’s greatest artists. We will immerse ourselves in the work of each artist so we become well … [Read more...]

JUN
19
2016

Our Top 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Good morning! Today I’m sharing our top 7th grade homeschool curriculum picks. I know choosing curriculum can be a challenge, so hopefully this post will help give you a good starting point to choosing your own!   So let’s get started! Here are the basic subjects that I suggest you cover for 7th grade. Of course you’ll want to make sure to check with your state requirements to make sure you’re including anything specifically required by your district. The * indicates subjects that are usually optional. *Art Bible Math Spelling English/Grammar *Music Literature/Reading Social Studies/History Science/Health *PE Typing Vocabulary Writing If you’d like to see how I schedule out our 7th grade homeschool schedule, click below to see what our typical 7th grade daily schedule looks like! Download a copy: 7th Grade Daily Schedule – PDF 7th Grade Daily Schedule – Word Doc (Editable)   Art: World’s … [Read more...]

JUN
06
2016

Homeschooling 101: How to Choose Curriculum

Hi homeschoolers! I’m back today with a fun video series for you. Along with my Tip Tuesday homeschool tips, I’m also filming a Homeschooling 101 How To series to help you get started homeschooling! In today’s video I’m talking about the hardest part of getting started, how to choose your curriculum. Now after 9 years of homeschooling one thing I’ve figured out is that unfortunately there isn’t one perfect all encompassing curriculum out there. We’re all different in our needs and what works best for us and our families. But the good news is that there is a ton of various curriculum out there to fit your needs! So let’s get started talking about how to go about choosing what’s best for your family.   Watch: Homeschooling 101: How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum   Links from the video: COAH Community  Curriculum Forum   To keep up with our shenanigans, feel free to follow me: YouTube Channel: … [Read more...]

MAY
25
2016

40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale Day 4!

Welcome to day 4 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing some great stuff for next year! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 30% OFF, plus by 2 or more qualifying products and get an additional 10% discount for a total of 40% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter! How it works: Just to keep things simple and easy, there is no need for a coupon code this time around. Instead, I’ve just marked everything in my store on sale for 30% OFF, plus you’ll get an additional 10% OFF if … [Read more...]

MAY
24
2016

Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 3!

Welcome to day 3 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing some great stuff for next year!   For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 30% OFF, plus by 2 or more qualifying products and get an additional 10% discount for a total of 40% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)   PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!   How it works: Just to keep things simple and easy, there is no need for a coupon code this time around. Instead, I’ve just marked everything in my store on sale for 30% OFF, plus you’ll get … [Read more...]