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.
Self-paced Omnibus courses are geared for 7th – 12th graders. Omnibus is a Latin term meaning “all encompassing.” Combining history, theology and literature, these courses help students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge. Each year offers two courses; the primary books course and the secondary books course. They can be taken separately, but taken together, students earn three credits—history, theology and literature.
- Learn from experts in each subject area
- Tour the locations where history occurred
- Be challenged by interactive exercises that require thinking, not just learning facts
- Interact with the Great Books, all from a Christian worldview
Explode The Code provides a sequential, systematic approach to phonics in which students blend sounds to build vocabulary and read words, phrases, sentences, and stories.
This program is designed for Pre-K through 3rd grade.
Volumes for preschool-aged children:
Get Ready, Book A – Book A teaches students consonants b, f, k, m, r, and t with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Get Set, Book B – Book B teaches students consonants d, h, j, n, p and s with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Go For the Code, Book C – Book C teaches students initial and final consonants c, g, l, q, v, w, x, y, and z with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Volumes for Elementary-aged children:
Book 1 – Children will learn to sound out short vowel CVC words.
Book 2 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: bl, sp sw, -mp,dr, and more. Students will also practice final consonant blends.
Book 3 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: y as a vowel, silent -e, consonant digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, -tch, -ng, -ck), and vowel digraphs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow).
Book 4 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: compound words, word endings -ful, -ing, -est, -ed, -ness, syllable types (open, closed, Cle, silent-e, digraph) and syllabication with 2 and 3-syllable words.
Book 5 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: sounds of -ed, words ending in -ey, word families (all-alk, old-olt-oll, ild-ind), word letter blends (thr-, shr-, scr-, str-, spr-, spl-), and qu words.
Book 6 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: -r controlled vowels (ar, or, er, ir, ur, war, wor), silent letters (-igh), and vowel diphthongs (oo, ea, ie, oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw).
Book 7 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: sounds of soft c and g, silent consonant patterns such as -dge, -mb, kn, wr, and silent t and silent h.
Book 8 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: common suffixes and endings (-ness, -less, -ous, -able, -ment).
Half books (1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, etc) are also available, to be completed if a child does not master the lessons for that level book.
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 the Jamestown Colony, Changes in Russia, Painters of the Era, Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, Native Americans, Baroque Art, Puritan Revolution in England, the Scientific Revolution, the French Revolution, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 5-12; may be adapted for younger siblings. 298 pages, softcover, spiral-bound.
Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
Did you ever believe that there would be a Latin program that would match the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of your youngest students? Song School Latin does just that. Lessons are peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and engaging activities. Children will love learning Latin!
Two levels are available, level 1 and level 2. For grades 1-3.
A Biblical approach to personal finance.
The Stewardship Instruction Pack contains the instruction manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions, detailed solutions, a devotional, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.
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