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.
Spanish for Kids by Kids was created to give parents a fun and easy way for their children to learn Spanish.
The Video Series incorporates a teaching style that Kit developed over a decade with her own children. It combines immersion with visuals – adding a good dose of humor and fun. Kit believes this makes it easier for students to retain what they learned. Painful memorization is not useful or fun.
The board game Dice Off™, challenges groups of kids to learn while they are having healthy, competitive fun.
Jr. Analytical Grammar is intended to introduce the ideas of English grammar to younger students. It is designed to be taught in an 11-week grammar “season” in either 4th or 5th grade. Created in response to requests for materials for younger students, it covers the same material found in the first season of Analytical Grammar, but the exercises are shorter and the reading level is lower. It is also more “interactive.” Rather than the student reading notes, the “notes” are really a series of questions and activities designed to help the child understand the concepts. For grades 4 and 5.
Writing needs to be taught just like any other subject, and letting students be “free” to write without a model is often letting them jump in the deep end without learning to swim first!
Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by reading excellent literature and improving their own writing skills by imitating those writers. For students who complete the entire program, they will read and learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing a unique style. Each exercise is designed to teach a skill that can be employed across all subjects. Skills are arranged from simple to complex, and the cumulative nature of each chapter reviews skills from earlier in the book, helping students to build a solid foundation of writing skills.
There are currently 4 books in the series, with plans for the complete curriculum having 12 books.
Volume 1: Fables
Volume 2: Narrative I
Volume 3: Narrative II
Volume 4: Chreia & Proverb
Providing students with an overview of world history from creation to the present day, Exploring World History from Notgrass Company is a full-year high school course that presents history from a Christian perspective. This course is comprised of two primary texts and a volume of primary documents. Each textbook unit is filled with conservational chapters and many full-color photographs of archival images, artifacts, and locations. In addition to reading the history narrative about events, issues, and people from around the world and across the centuries, students will read original documents, speeches, poems, and stories in In Their Words. They will also read classic literature (in books obtained separately) that help bring to life the time periods they are studying. Units begin with a summary and list of lessons, memory work, books used, and a project. Each lesson ends with readings from the book In Their Words, additional literature assignments, and instructions for questions and quizzes (quizzes and tests themselves are in the sold-separately Exploring World History Quiz & Exam Pack).
This updated 2014 edition features hundreds of color illustrations and photographs. In addition to a thorough survey of Western Civilization, it offers expanded coverage of Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
150 lessons; 50-60 minutes on each subject each day (total of 2.5-3 hours per day). This course, when all assignments are completed, provides one credit of world history, one credit of English, and one credit of Bible.
HoffmanAcademy.com offers over 100 piano lessons that are accessed by people all over the world. Our series of free piano lessons are carefully sequenced to build ability and understanding. No prior experience required. While video lessons are free of charge, our optional materials are available for purchase. We’ve included all of our 6 Units’s materials which include, interactive worksheets, sheet music, mp3 files, and a parent guide.
Break the concept of the universe into manageable bites! This user-friendly text covers the earth, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and weather in 24 lessons in 30 weeks. Each unit includes vocabulary words; Scripture quotes; coloring pages; resource list; timeline prompts; reviews; hands-on activities (building models, simulating volcanoes and more).
Lessons include conversational text that clearly explains new concepts in a friendly tone spoken directly to the student; notes in the margin explain unfamiliar words or concepts. Unit “wrap ups” ensure all work is finished before moving on to a unit quiz. 360 indexed pages, softcover. Answers included, along with many reproducible supplemental activities. For grades 1-6.
Now including a convenient, easy-to-use Resource CD.