We are learning together in this new experience and we can use any adive on helping a convalescing child. If you follow Five J's on facebook you probably already know this, but my 11-year-old daughter, Jerah, fractured her femur this last Saturday in a judo tournament. She had surgery later that day during which the […]
Archives for February 2011
Oh what I wouldn't have done for this free online Bibliographic generator when I was in school. Remember having to write bibliographies for research papers when you were in school? It was fun, wasn't it? Well, it hasn't gotten any easier, especially with the advent of the internet. Writing a research paper is difficult enough […]
The entire text of John Taylor Gatto's The Underground History of American Education:A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling can now be read in its entirety here at his website. (There's even a printer-friendly version of each chapter should you choose to print it out.) This should prove to be an interesting read, […]
Below you will see why I think teaching math basics with number bonds is the best way for your homeschoolers to learn math. Over our last four years of homeschooling, I have used several different math curricula. Some I liked better the others, but they all had their own strengths and weaknesses. One of the […]
The National Dairy Council has produced a nutrition curriculum for primary to upper elementary grades, and it's available for free to teachers and homeschoolers. The curriculum includes lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and more.
Homeschooling is always more fun when using games. This simple coordinate plane homeschool math game is one we found and adapted to our use. It's a fun game that Joely and I have enjoyed playing lately. It has also helped her learn about coordinate planes, ordered pairs, and basic strategy, so she's having a math […]