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Favorite Children’s Books About Evolution

Evolution Books for 3-5 Year Olds Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story See my full review on Goodreads hereBy Lisa Westberg Peters, Illustrated by Lauren StringerPublished by: HMH Books for Young Readers Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution See my full review on Goodreads hereBy Jonathan Tweet, Illustrated by Karen LewisPublished by: Feiwel… Continue reading Favorite Children’s Books About Evolution


History Quest: Early Times Final Review

What Is History Quest All About? You can see my Halfway Review of History Quest with some more detailed introduction here: History Quest: Early Times Halfway Review Since we concluded the entire curriculum, I will highlight some of my favorite aspects of History Quest: The Early Times: The chapter-book format can be used with a… Continue reading History Quest: Early Times Final Review

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New and Notable Nature-Based Picture Books For Spring

The Spring Equinox has arrived which means it's time for flowers and rain and birds and gardening and insects and so much more! While I love many things about winter, there is so much joy and wonder to be had in nature in spring. And, to help usher in spring, I thought I would share… Continue reading New and Notable Nature-Based Picture Books For Spring


Favorite Early Readers

Early Readers From Our Homeschool Curriculum We use the All About Reading curriculum to teach our children to read. I love this curriculum for so many reasons--it's phonics-based program with a multisensory approach. It's fun, easily to teach, and follows a developmentally appropriate progression. My son (First Grade, age 7) is finishing up Level 2… Continue reading Favorite Early Readers


What Kindergarten Language Arts Looks Like This Year

Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum For my first child, I used A Year of Tales as our Core Curriculum (which has language arts components as well as others) and then added on The Good & The Beautiful: Level K Language Arts to teach him how to read. You can read about our First Grade Curriculum choices… Continue reading What Kindergarten Language Arts Looks Like This Year


History Quest: The Early Times Halfway Review

About History Quest: The Early Times History Quest is a new curriculum designed by Pandia Press. The first unit covers the Early Times. The most recent History Quest release covers the Middle Times. The curriculum is designed as a narrative approach, and the main book can be utilized on its own without the need to… Continue reading History Quest: The Early Times Halfway Review

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Quarto STEAM Club Highlight

The Need for STEAM Books First -- just a quick reminder: STEM represents science, technology, engineering and math. STEAM represents STEM plus the arts – language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, etc. STEAM-based books for children have become more and more popular lately. Many supply great at-home learning for homeschool curriculum enhancement or just fun project-based books… Continue reading Quarto STEAM Club Highlight

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Wild Dogs Nature Study

Books Wild Dogs: Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes by Deborah HodgeFirefly Encyclopedia of Animals (Dogs, pages 26-27)Wolves by Gail GibbonsWild Tracks by Jim Arnosky (Canine Tracks)Tooth & Claw by Jim Arnosky (Wolves)Bringing Back the Wolves by Jude IsabellaThe Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer (Foxes, Wolves)Hungry Coyote by Cheryl BlackfordThe Eyes of Gray Wolf by… Continue reading Wild Dogs Nature Study


Do A Lesson With Us: All About Reading Level 1

Why I Use All About Reading All About Reading is offered by All About Learning. Note that this curriculum thoughtfully separates out Reading and Spelling into two separate curriculum tracks. Here is a helpful post explaining why reading and spelling is taught separately. Going in to Kindergarten year with my oldest (2019-2020), I used The Good &… Continue reading Do A Lesson With Us: All About Reading Level 1

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Salmon Nature Study

Books Swimmer by Shelly GillNature Anatomy by Julia Rothman (Salmon Life Cycle pages 198-199)An Anthology of Intriguing Animals (Salmon pages 114-115)We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles (Sockeye Salmon pages 12-13)Atlas of Animal Adventures (Leaping Upstream with the Sockeye Salmon pages 54-55)About Fish by Cathryn Sill* *Note that this book is a very basic introduction… Continue reading Salmon Nature Study