Isn’t Shakespeare a high school subject? No! Here’s a look at why you should study it and practical suggestions for studying Shakespeare in your homeschool.
74…seventy-four…LXXIV…setenta y cuatro…soixante-quatorze…siebzig vier… © Depositphotos.com/stoonn Regardless of how you say it: 74% is the storage density of a volume filled with small spheres. (What’s Special About This Number) 74 = 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 (What’s Special About This Number) 74 is the atomic number of tungsten. (Wikipedia) A seventy-four was a third-rate […]
The domino stair-step pattern provides practice sorting, classifying, patterning, and sequencing. This is a great early math activity.
Reading poetry provides beauty for our souls and allows us to hear how others interpret the world. Unfortunately, poetry often gets a bad rap and many homeschool moms feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to add it to their homeschool schedule. Adding poetry to your homeschool routine shouldn’t be challenging or time-consuming. You can easily add it to your homeschool in as little as five minutes a day with these simple suggestions.
There are many different opinions on what history sequence you should follow. The right one is the one that works for your family. Charlotte Mason suggests studying American History and World History on alternating days. She also suggests only teaching about the child’s own country until fourth grade (no world history until fourth grade). Here is […]
An abacus is a calculating tool that has been used for centuries. Learn how to make your own abacus and allow your children to practice fine motor skills, counting, and patterning. It’s a math lesson all on it’s own! Video and written tutorial.
One of the primary ways of learning in a Charlotte Mason style of education is by reading living books. This raises several questions. What is a living book? How do I find living books? How do I use living books without breaking the bank?
How to Solve It by George Polya “Secrets of Mental Math” (DVD) by Arthur Benjamin from The Great Courses Secrets of Mental Math by Arthur Benjamin (similar content as the DVD but in book form) Short-Cut Math by Gerard W. Kelly “Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics” (DVD) by James A. Sellers from The Great Courses Linking fraction tower Fraction Bars (http://fractionbars.com) […]
Don’t leave out math books when building your home library. There are many delightful books about math. Here’s a list of our favorites. Living Math Booklists Living Math Book List Living Math Booklists listed by grade level Love2Learn2Day Read any good math lately? by David Jackman Whitin The Best Children’s Books Math List Living Math Books for […]
Using math manipulatives and games is an easy way to add spice to your student’s math education and enhance his understanding of mathematical concepts. Here’s a collection of posts to help you get started building your math manipulatives and games library. Benefits of Math Games 10 Favorite Math Games Math Games to Play in the […]