Curriculum Reviews

Science Unlocked Curriculum Review

(This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on them costs you nothing and helps to support this blog. Thank you.) It took a few years of homeschooling before I could accept a fundamental truth about myself as a homeschooling parent. Maybe you can relate.I stink at preparing for science. If a curriculum requires me to gather… Continue reading Science Unlocked Curriculum Review

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Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 5

  Day 5 - Nurture Your Relationship Successful classroom teachers know that positive relationships with students are crucial to encouraging learning to take place and to fostering good behavior that makes the classroom a more pleasant environment for everyone. It's just as true for homeschool relationships. On the days when our relationships are humming with positivity,… Continue reading Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 5

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Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 3

  Day 3 - Go Shopping for School Supplies Do you remember that 2016 viral Facebook post written by a teacher about school supply shopping? It was about the attitudes toward education that kids learn in the school supplies aisle. After the teacher listened to griping comments from many parents who were annoyed with the lengthy supply lists brought… Continue reading Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 3

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Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 2

  Day 2 - Make a Realistic First Day of School Photo Plan You might live in a more Pinterest-worthy reality than I do, but I've given up on meeting that standard. COULD I learn hand-lettering, buy a perfect slate and $20 set of chalk markers, and dress my children in coordinating outfits? I COULD. But… Continue reading Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 2

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Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 1

You've unboxed the new curriculum, and you have a solid plan for the first week. Well, the first day, anyway. This week I'll be sharing one practical task per weekday that can help the beginning of your school year run more smoothly. Today is... Day 1 - Stock Your Freezer Whether I'm teaching my own kids or teaching other… Continue reading Back to School Countdown, Homeschool Edition – Day 1