Have you ever had someone ask you what one thing you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island? If I had to decide what makeup I'd take with me, it would be my Mary Kay foundation for sure. If I had to choose a book, I'd choose the […]
Being a very visual person, I felt a Latin Verb Conjugations Chart would help my children learn their verbs easier. I made up a color-coded chart for our Latina Christian I curriculum that covers the verb conjugations we're studying this year. You can download a PDF for your own use.
I found these fantastic (and free) ancient history fonts that are great for making your own coloring sheets. These would be great to use with Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World: Ancient Times (the wonderful history curriculum we use). It's easy to make the coloring sheets. All you have to do is: Download and […]
Frank Armbruster wrote an article in Practical Homeschool in which he listed his idea of the "Stages in Reading." Frank Armbruster's Stages in Reading 0 — Non-reading 1 — Realization that some marks on a printed page stand for words (phonemic awareness) 2 — Learning the code to translate the marks to sounds (emerging reading) […]
I know my mom read me a lot of books when I was a child, but only a few really stand out in my memory; and these few I have made sure I read to my own children. Of course, I'm always curious about what others like, too, so leave a comment to let me […]
We wanted to learn Knot Tying. I was never a Boy Scout (of course), so I never learned how to do much more than tie my shoe, but I've always wanted to learn how to tie knots. So, being the head teacher at our home school academy, I figured I'd add Knot Tying to our […]
Someone from our home school association showed me this fun online European geography game designed by Lufthansa. I played it (and it was fun) but unfortunately I did so poorly I ranked only 23,000 out of 100,000 (sniff).
"Fahrenheit 451—the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns…" I just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 last night. Being science fiction, it's not a book I would have normally picked up on my own to read—I haven't really read much science fiction beyond Madenleine L'Engle—but my husband, a (rabid?) fan of Sci Fi, suggested […]
This year in history we've been studying the Middle Ages, so my husband suggested I read these books by Stephen R. Lawhead which are set during the Crusades. While this series—The Celtic Crusades—is definitely fiction, it was packed with great historical information. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them over our Christmas break. Patrick: Son of Ireland, […]
Although we no longer use the English From the Roots Up curriculum since we switched to a full-blown Latin program (Latina Christiana I), I still have the computer file I made to print my own flashcards for use with the EFTRU curriculum. I had two kids and 100 cards each to make, so I thought […]