Free Dick and Jane Reading Books

  In the process of teaching reading, I’ve stumbled around once my child completed a set of early phonics readers.  I’ve tried several things and wasn’t happy with many phonics-based readers and other readers tended to rely mostly on sight words.  So many phonics-based readers were incredibly boring and my…

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Unit Study on Islam

Some might wonder why we, as Christians, decide to spend time learning about another religion.  I guess my reasons are two-fold.  First of all, I believe it is important to expose my children to other viewpoints and ideas about religion.  I want them to face questions and wonder while they…

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Basher Periodic Table Flashcards

Basher Periodic Table Flashcards have been a great addition to our homeschool.  I found them at a local store this past weekend and my 4th grader was pretty much begging to get out the flashcards earlier this week.  The flashcards have creative little pictures for each element with information about…

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Foreign Language Progress – Mandarin

We are slowly learning Mandarin in our homes school using My First Chinese Reader.  My kids have been making their way through at a slow and steady pace.  We work toward mastery so we remain on a task until the child knows the material.  I work one-on-one with each child.…

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