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Monday, January 16, 2017

Finding Our Math Equilibrium: Our Plan for 11th, 7th, 5th, and 2nd Grades + Free Printables!

In honor of week 3 of the Virtual Curriculum Fair, I’m going to share how we’ve finally found our math equilibrium, what we are doing for math this year, and some great free math resources our family has used in our homeschool.

This week’s theme for the VCF is---Discovering Patterns: Math and the Mathematical Sciences

Our Math Plan for 11th, 7th, 5th, and 2nd grades at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

We have 20 homeschooler bloggers participating this week. You can find links to their articles at the end of this post.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a review

We recently had the opportunity to try out and review the Yearly Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com in our homeschool.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com Online Classes review at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a subscription-based homeschool resource site.

One small monthly fee gives you access to an eclectic collection of content and educational helps, including:

  • various courses in mixed formats
  • downloadable planners
  • streaming media
  • free access to the World Book ebook Library
  • lots of supplemental extras

To help you implement the various components, you will also have access to:  parent courses, lesson plans, completion certificates, and even a customizable schedule builder. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Delight Directed High School English

Your child is approaching high school and suddenly you’ve got the shakes. Credits, transcripts, SATs, oh my? Do we need to put aside his special interests and buckle down into a traditional plan for English? For week 2 of the Virtual Curriculum Fair, I’m going to share how my high schooler is following his interests while earning homeschool English credits.

Our theme this week is: Playing with Words (the language arts)! 

Make sure to check out the links to the other 21 homeschool bloggers participating this week---you will find them at the bottom of this post.

Delight Directed High School English at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

 

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Beginner’s Bible from Zonderkidz, a review

The Beginner's Bible from Zonderkidz, a review at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Are you looking for a Bible that fits your child’s small hands and her young reading skills? The Beginner’s Bible from Zonderkidz, with its large, colorful illustrations, short blocks of text, and compact size might be just right.

The Beginner’s Bible features:

  • a full-color illustrated hardcover
  • heavy-weight, semi-gloss pages with full-color illustrations
  • a table of contents
  • 48 Old Testament stories
  • 46 New Testament stories
  • a very brief dictionary (3 pages)

According to the back cover, there is also a free downloadable iPad app available with stories, audio, and games.