Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!
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 Native American Indians, Middle Americans, Maria Mitchell, Helen Keller, Visual Arts, Music, Literature, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Civil Rights Movement, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 1-5; may be adapted for younger or older siblings. 143 pages, softcover, spiral-bound.
Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
Elementary levels of Math-U-See:
Primer: In the Primer level your child will learn not only how to write numerals but also addition and subtraction, basic counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and they will be introduced to the manipulative block system. It’s a gentle introduction to “doing math.”
Alpha: Alpha focuses on teaching the concepts of single digit addition and subtraction. We use systematic teaching strategies to help students commit the addition and subtraction facts to memory.
Beta: Beta builds on the foundation in Alpha by applying students’ mastery of single-digit addition and subtraction to multiple-digit addition and subtraction. One of the stepping stones between these two levels is the concept of place value, which is an important milestone for truly grasping any multiple-digit operation.
Gamma: Once students have mastered the concepts of addition and subtraction (covered in Alpha and Beta), they are ready for multiplication. Gamma teaches single-digit facts and multiple-digit multiplication skills.
Delta: Division is presented as the inverse of multiplication. Single-digit division facts are learned and the concepts of division and place value are applied when solving long division problems.
Epsilon: Now that students have learned basic operations with whole numbers,Epsilon covers these same operations with fractions. Fractions are presented in an intuitive way with visual explanations of equivalent fractions, common denominators, and fractions and numbers larger than 1. Fractions and operations are illustrated using our proprietary Fraction Overlay manipulatives.
Zeta: Zeta extends the student’s concept of place value to the right of the decimal point. Students learn to complete core operations with decimals. The connection between fractions and decimals is presented.
Powerful Printing & Conquering Cursive are student-guided, multi-sensory, fun-to-use computer software programs. All students can learn to write fluently and legibly. Using a computer mouse – the modern-day equivalent to writing in the air or on the chalkboard – students learn correct letter patterns. Writing letters the same way every time builds the motor memory needed to reproduce letters using the finer coordination required with a pencil. Kids learn to write so they can write to learn! Instruction is customized for right-handed and left-handed kids!
Available in print (Powerful Printing) or cursive (Conquering Cursive) versions as a printed product, pdf, software, or app.
Over 500 lapbooks, unit studies, copywork, and notebooking to choose from. COLORFUL lapbooks. All subjects. We also have curriculum lapbooks, such as Fulbright/Apologia Young Explorers science, TruthQuest History, and Jay Wile science.
Bible-based and Creator-centered, God’s Design for Science Curriculum will sow a love for science in your students grades 1–8. The evidence supports the Genesis account of creation!
Curriculum can be purchased as individual units or as a complete package.
- God’s Design for Chemistry and Ecology
- God’s Design for Heaven and Earth
- God’s Design for Life
- God’s Design for the Physical World
Uncle Sam and You will immerse students in a full year of learning about civics and government. Designed for students in grades 5-8, lessons focus on America’s founding documents, branches of government, patriotic symbols, voting, the election process, Washington, D.C., the presidency, how Congress works, American holidays, and aspects of federal, state, and local government. Each full-color lesson includes a short chapter to read that explains the topic to the student; chapters feature both modern and historical photographs and illustrations. Lessons conclude with a variety of subject-based activity ideas that relate to Biblical studies, literature, creative writing, art, vocabulary, reading assignments, and notes for the sold-separately (and optional) student workbook/lesson review. A weekly family activity that involves crafts, meals, and other multi-age activities is also provided. Fifteen units are included each text, with four lessons in each unit. Depending on how many activities are assigned, students will need 45-90 minutes per lesson. However, the back of each book includes fifteen optional lessons on America’s patriotic holidays. If five lessons per week are desired, the holiday lessons can be used as a fifth lesson or for other occasions. A total of 150 lessons/30 weeks of lessons are provided.