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All About Reading Level 2 – Curriculum Review and Lesson Example

Why We Used All About Reading As of January this year we are public schoolers, but while homeschooling I used All About Reading to teach both of my children to read. My oldest completed Levels 1-3 and my youngest went about halfway through Level 2. I shared a detailed look about Level 1 when I… Continue reading All About Reading Level 2 – Curriculum Review and Lesson Example

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Deep Dive: Thoughts on Our Transition from Homeschooling to Public School

I shared in January how we decided to switch to public school mid-school year and I was met with a lot of encouragement and support but also lots of questions! All excellent questions, but I know many of you want more details and I am happy to take the time to share. I think a… Continue reading Deep Dive: Thoughts on Our Transition from Homeschooling to Public School

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Our Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

ABOUT OUR HOMESCHOOL I've been blogging about our Homeschool curriculum choices for awhile now and have used a variety of things over the course of Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade. I've settled in to a few favorites and you will see some continuations from last year. At this point I prefer secular curriculum, but I… Continue reading Our Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

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Blossom and Root First Grade Curriculum Review

Why I Love Blossom & Root Blossom & Root is a rich and secular homeschool curriculum choice that is flexible, engaging, and affordable. Each year can be purchased in its entirety or families may pick and choose which specific subjects meet their needs. When you purchase a specific subject for a specific year, note that… Continue reading Blossom and Root First Grade Curriculum Review

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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

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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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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

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Our First Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

ABOUT OUR HOMESCHOOL What School Year Are We In? This coming year I have a 6-turning-7 year old and a 5 year old. My oldest will be doing his First Grade year and youngest will be doing Kindergarten. We have been homeschooling from the beginning with both children -- you can read about our Preschool… Continue reading Our First Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices