Saxon Math

We have used Saxon Math beginning in first grade.  For pre-school and K, we play math games, write numbers, practice counting, and sometimes the younger children participate in the older kids math activities, such as shapes, money counting, etc. I will admit, we did not like it at first, with my oldest child, but she

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Book Adventure: Our Go to for Reading Comprehension

While scanning the web looking for language arts curriculum I came across a great website for encouraging reading!  It’s Book Adventure, similar to the accelerated reading programs in the public schools.  Kids log in to the website and take a 5-10 question quiz on a book they have read to earn points.  There is an online

Immigration Unit Study

History (Cycle 3 Week 16) Resources we used about Immigration: Draw*Write*Now, step by step instructions for drawing Statue of Liberty American Girl series, Kirstin books A Picnic in October, by Eve Bunting The Keeping Quilt, by Patricia Polacco “The Great American Melting Pot,”  School House Rocks song   Possible Assignments: Draw Statue of Liberty and

CC Week 20 Cycle 3

History Resources we used this week, focusing somewhat on Rosa Parks: Remember the Titans movie Draw * Write * Now – step by step instructions on drawing a bus The Bus Ride that Changed History: the Story of Rosa Parks, by Pamela Duncan Edwards A Picture Book of Rosa Parks, by David A. Adler Excerpt at