Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
This user-friendly, unabashedly Christian, one-year science curriculum for elementary students includes teaching lessons, gorgeous coloring pages, hands-on time, memorization lists, review sheets, creative writing assignments, and an awesome supplemental book list! Written for 3rd through 6th graders, it can easily be scaled down for younger students, making this an excellent choice for teaching all your elementary-aged kids together. The schedule of 35 weekly lessons calls for teaching twice weekly, allowing a family time for projects, exploration of resource books, field trips, etc. The conversational style gives students the basic information they need, making this an ideal first course in life science; especially useful for those following a classical approach!
Teaching students the rules behind the language, and comparing Spanish and English grammar, Spanish for Children will teach elementary students both creatively and classically. Employing the same style and structure of the Latin for Children series, this primer emphasizes parts of speech and grammar as vital for correctly speaking and understanding Spanish. 37 weekly chapters include 8 review chapters; students will use chants to aid memorization, learn 290 common words and grammar concepts like verb conjugation, tenses, and noun gender; weekly worksheets and quizzes allow for evaluation. Audio files are available as a free download on the publisher’s website. 289 pages, softcover.
For grades 4 and up.
Two levels are available, levels A and B.
Produce motivated and confident math students with this innovative, easy-to-use system of teaching basic math! Each daily lesson contains five key components: two speed drills, review exercises, Helpful Hints, new material and a daily word problem. Lessons are not rigid however; teachers have the flexibility to modify lesson plans while structure and a basic framework are still provided. Eight chapters cover whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, integers, geometry, charts, graphs and problem solving. Help your students really master the essential math skills they’ll need throughout their lives with enthusiasm and consistency. Answer key and final review included. Also includes access to videos. Books include: Math Skills, Pre-Algebra Concepts, Whole Numbers and Integers, Fractions, Decimals nad Percents, Geometry, Problem Solving.
Available in both print and digital formats.
Start a poetry love affair!
Exploring Poetry with Children contains 4 weeks of poetry lessons using popular poems for children. It’s now illustrated and includes a new section on reading poetry aloud!
This digital product does not contain exercises in futility, hunting for images so subtle, you go cross-eyed in the search. Rather, your kids will
- depict a poem’s meaning through acting,
- copy a poetic form,
- create a visual poem using collected images,
- and write limericks to amuse and amaze you!
Canter about the country as you introduce your students to the fifty states and Washington D.C. State geography, history, mottos, animals and other regional information is collected and presented in this comprehensive notebooking unit study. Each state features an introductory reading passage followed by interesting facts and a booklist separated into general reference, geography, history/biography, science, literature, language arts, and character (derived from the state motto) categories. A list of activities rounds out each state, allowing parents to pick and choose what they’d like to do. Small reduced images show you what notebooking pages to complete from the CD-ROM. The included CD-ROM contains reproducible outline maps, word searches, crossword puzzles and in this new edition, even more notebooking content! 261 pages with limited reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-5.
TruthQuest History puts God back at the center of the past.
Centered on “living books,” this creative approach to history integrates elements of both Charlotte Mason and Classical methods.
Short, very informal introductions are written directly to the student and open up each topic with a distinctly Christian perspective. Suggestions for activities or writing exercises are often included as well. The booklists follow, with selected annotations on what pages or sections to read and appropriate grade levels for each entry. Incredibly flexible in nature, families can proceed at the pace that’s best for their students as they select “spines,” biographies, in-print books, and out-of-print classics from the extensive lists.
Proceeding chronologically, entries include lists for Alexander Hamilton, War of 1812, Industrial Revolution, Black Hawk War, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, the Civil War, John Mosby, George Meade, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 1-5; may be adapted for younger or older siblings. 150 pages, softcover, spiral-bound.
Full resource list is included at the back of the book.