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.
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!
No more hours of boring, endless repetition – your kids will actually thank you for this interactive math curriculum! Each level has two student workbooks, but the teacher handbook is the main component of the program. All instruction is provided through one-on-one teacher instruction, which is the biggest difference between Horizons and the self-guided Lifepacs.
Another big focus in Horizons is hands-on learning using a variety of manipulatives, which can mostly be found around the house: pencils, pipe cleaners, play or real money, thread, a timer, clock, yardstick, etc.
Novice home-educators should not be intimidated by the amount of teacher involvement as it is carefully layed out in the beginning of each year’s teacher handbook. The teacher handbook also provides a variety of teaching suggestions and supplemental activities for additional practice.
For grades K – 8 (Algebra I)
This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Creatures of the Sixth Day will have your Family snuggling together as you discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to the terrifying T-Rex!
Discover the foundational elements of the universe and the building blocks of creation withExploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics! Study how the universe functions through this exploration of matter and energy; lessons cover atoms and molecules, pH levels, types of mixtures, mechanics, laws of motion, dynamics of motion, energy, waves, light, machines, magnets, and more. Filled with bright photographs, fun “Try This!” experiments, and integrated narration questions, this Charlotte-Mason inspired guide to physics and chemistry will keep kids interested and engaged. Experiments, notebooking activities, “what do you remember?” narration questions, projects, and experiments help to reinforce concepts. 279 pages, hardcover. Index and answers to the narrative questions are included, as well as a supply list. Scriptures taken from the NIV, NASB, and ESV. Elementary Grades; Grades 1-6. May be completed in one semester or one year depending on the desired schedule.
A curriculum in motion tends to stay in motion—and Dr. Wile’s award-winning physics course just keeps getting better! Offering outstanding college-prep instruction, it now features color illustrations, 50% more experiments, expanded discussions of light and optics, extra practice problems, and direction to online resources. Covers vector analysis, Newton’s laws, work and energy, waves, magnetism, electrodynamics, and more! Trigonometry and chemistry are recommended prerequisites. Includes a 334-page softcover test/solutions book. Approx. 575 pages, hardcover.This course is designed for high school juniors/Grade 11.
Maps are an integral part of many homeschooling projects, from lapbooks to notebooks to posters. Created by homeschooling publisher Bright Ideas Press, Wondermaps is destined to become a go-to resource! A customizable, printable collection of over 350 maps, Wondermaps are designed with easy-to-use layers that allow you to customize features such as:
- Creating outline, reference, political, and topographical maps
- Choosing black-and-white or color
- and including borders, rivers, cities, and physical features.
This CD-ROM includes:
- 60+ Maps of the World
- 60+ USA Maps
- 125 Historical Maps, including 25 biblical maps
- The complete map sets to accompany The Mystery of History Vol. I-III and All American History Vol. I & II.Adobe Reader 9 or higher required. Windows 7 & Mac Compatible.