Category Archives: Curriculum

We’re Back! First Grade Update

Well, after a very long hiatus from blogging I have decided to try and get back in the habit. I especially want to be able to keep track of our journey through homeschooling for my own nostalgia and also as … Continue reading

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Marshmallow Math

To change things up a little bit today we decided to use mini-marshmallows as manipulatives for teaching the plus 8 facts. This, of course, went over very well and Garrett was very eager to join in. He insisted on doing … Continue reading

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Story of the World on CD

Story of the World has found an almost constant presence in our home and I am so thankful for it. Story of the World is a world history program for children that follows history chronologically. It is done simply and … Continue reading

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Draw Write Now books

We discovered the series of Draw Write Now, Books and love them to pieces. It has really helped Camden’s confidence level in her drawing abilities and to break down what she wants to draw in her mind. Her drawing is … Continue reading

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In Regards to Learning to Read…

Here is a fantastic article regarding various methodologies in teaching reading. I have long believed that teaching reading via a Phonics method was superior to teaching reading by sight words. However, I had never heard of Webster (other than his … Continue reading

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Our Curriculum

(Please disregard the formatting of this post. I can’t get it to cooperate.) For the first post I will go ahead and list some of the main materials we are using this year for Camden. Right now Camden is 5 … Continue reading

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