Movies as Literature Curriculum Review

Movies as Literature is a different approach to literature reading and analysis.  The curriculum is designed to be used as a one year high school English course or it can be used to supplement studies from middle school through high school.  We chose the latter.  We have been using parts…

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Classic Literature for Middle School

Back when I started homeschooling, we had a historical fiction reading emphasis.  While that has it merits, I found there to be more benefits to a classic literature reading emphasis. Classics are written by writers who really know what they are doing.  My oldest son recently showed me a page…

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Typical Day in Our Homeschool: 7th Grade, 5th Grade, and 1st Grade

While no day is typical, I kept track of one frigid day this winter when we were home all day.  We have a general flow to our day, but the subjects we do each day are different.  This school year I have a 7th grader, 5th grader, and 1st grader.…

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Art of Problem Solving Math: A Typical Day

My two boys are using Art of Problem Solving math curriculum.  My oldest started with Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra and now he is using Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Algebra.  My younger son started Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra this school year, but he only spends time on…

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