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Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

When choosing homeschool curriculum one of the subjects we often over look is elective courses. Homeschool Curriculum Electives could include things like music, art, foreign language, life skills and so much more. While these may not be core subjects, they are also subjects you shouldn’t ignore when making your homeschool curriculum choices. If you stick(…)

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6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

English/Language Arts: We are trying out something new this year with Jayden. He seems to be a whiz with his grammar and spelling so instead of doing just that I wanted to add in some literature as well. This led me to try Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL) with him this year. (I am(…)

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3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

Ava has been schooled in our home since the beginning, just like her brother. Unlike her brother, and their sister before them, Ava has been schooled differently. She is the most “unschooled” child of the three of them. She is also the youngest .  This is what our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum for 2014-2015 looks(…)

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Teaching Spanish With Music

Teaching Spanish With Music

Many, many years ago when my teenager was just a tot, I stumbled upon a music cd called Multiplication Unplugged and fell in love.  Music is such an easy way to learn things and this has been the key in our house. Teaching Spanish with music never even occurred to me until I found some(…)

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Comprehensive Zeezok Music Appreciation Curriculum

Comprehensive Zeezok Music Appreciation Curriculum

Throughout our years of homeschooling I have often found it difficult to find solid, comprehensive curricula for music and art.  They have always been the first subjects to fall out of our homeschool plans.  Having to search and piece things together was always so time consuming, and things like reading and math always took first(…)

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Music in the Mind of a Child: A Guide to Musical Instruments for Kids

Music in the Mind of a Child: A Guide to Musical Instruments for Kids

Music is many things; it’s a transcendent language, a connecting force, and an infinite mathematical universe with rhythms and melodies that correspond to the very laws of nature. It’s simultaneously simple and complex, with patterns of both uniformity and complementary incongruity. It may sound like a tough idea to wrap your mind around, but hey,(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School Fine Arts

How I Teach Homeschool High School Fine Arts

Here in New York State we have pretty strict homeschool regulations. In order to homeschool high school you have to meet a certain number of credit hours in specific subjects. For Fine Arts which includes things like music, art, and theater we are required to have 1 Unit (credit hour) which is the equivalent of(…)

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5th Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

5th Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

English/Language Arts: You will see that this plan does not include any formal writing. When my oldest was younger, writing was nothing but a fight. Finally I made the decision to go all unschooly and leave it alone for awhile. 🙂 When I decided to try and pick it back up in 7th and 8th(…)

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2nd Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

2nd Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

  Ava has been schooled in our home since the beginning, just like her brother. Unlike her brother, and their sister before them, Ava has been schooled differently. She is the most “unschooled” child of the three of them. She is also the youngest . I am looking to bring a little more structure to(…)

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Easy Carol of the Bells for Piano

Easy Carol of the Bells for Piano

Jayden was anxious to get through his standard piano practice this week because he had his eyes set on learning to play Carol of the Bells. By doing a quick YouTube Search he found this great video tutorial for playing it. I love the fact that it breaks it down not only by hand, but(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Arkansas Traveler ~ 10/5/12

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Arkansas Traveler ~ 10/5/12

Quote For The Week:   Monday & Tuesday: The beginning of the week has us home getting our formal work done for the week. It seems so odd to not have so much to report, but the ease of the kids math and grammar programs means I get to be a little more hands off(…)

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Have You Seen Any of Movie Guides Top Musical Picks?

Have You Seen Any of Movie Guides Top Musical Picks?

Moiveguide has put out a list of top musicals from yesterday and today. Some I have wanted to see but have yet to see. One I have never heard of – Brigadoona, and the ones I have seen I have loved – Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Thinking these might make a(…)

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