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Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children

Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children

In honor of national poetry month, here is a list of my favorite poetry anthologies to use with children. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (My favorite illustrated versions are by Tasha Tudor and Jessie Willcox Smith.) A Child’s Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa A Child’s Treasury of Poems by Mark… Continue Reading

A Homeschool Mom Reads: June and July 2016

A Homeschool Mom Reads: June and July 2016

June was baby month around here (Christopher arrived on June 20th). In addition to getting everything ready for his arrival and resting up for the big day, I managed to get in a decent amount of summer reading as well. I love the extra time I generally have in the summer for reading. Here’s what… Continue Reading

The Four Approaches to Classical Christian Education, Part 4: The Bluedorn Interpretation of Trivium-As-Stages

The Four Approaches to Classical Christian Education, Part 4: The Bluedorn Interpretation of Trivium-As-Stages

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series”Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. So, I started this series awhile ago, and it’s not that I’m not enthusiastic about the topic, but life got in the way…namely in the… Continue Reading

A Homeschool Mom Reads: January-April (2016)

A Homeschool Mom Reads: January-April (2016)

So, I feel like I’ve been in a huge reading (and blogging) slump. I’m blaming it on the pregnancy. When I would normally be reading or writing I’ve been…sleeping (or working on projects for the baby). But I did read a few things over the last several months, and I’m determined to do better once… Continue Reading

A Homeschool Mom Reads: My Book List for 2016

A Homeschool Mom Reads: My Book List for 2016

First of all, if you follow this series, you know I didn’t post the books I read in October through December. The truth is, I can’t remember all of them! I’m usually very good at keeping track on Goodreads, but we did a lot of traveling, which meant a lot of library downloads to my… Continue Reading

What does “classical” mean?

What does “classical” mean?

The word “classical” gets thrown around a lot, from descriptions of classical music to classical education to classical culture. But what does it really mean? As with most words, people could use the term, of course, for a whole host of different ideas and connotations. But here is what I think is at the heart… Continue Reading

The Four Approaches to Classical Christian Education, Part 3: The Trivium-as-Stages Approach

The Four Approaches to Classical Christian Education, Part 3: The Trivium-as-Stages Approach

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series”Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. In this series, I am discussing the four different ways that evangelicals are doing classical Christian education (CCE) in 2015. In my first… Continue Reading

My Curriculum Recommendations: 2nd and 4th Grade

My Curriculum Recommendations: 2nd and 4th Grade

As I plan for our upcoming school year, what am I buying? I still love much/most of what we’ve been using. We had a few things that didn’t work for us this past year, so I’ll note those changes and why they didn’t work. Also, we’re transitioning into our second history cycle, so that necessitated… Continue Reading

Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches, part 1

Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches, part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series”Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. I’m guessing that a lot of homeschool parents, like me, encountered classical Christian education (CCE) through either Doug Wilson’s excellent book Recovering the… Continue Reading

What is the Classical Approach to Phonics?

What is the Classical Approach to Phonics?

There are a wealth of phonics programs available today to teach children reading and spelling. We primarily use All About Spelling for phonics, but I have also looked intently at–and own–Spell to Write and Read, which has been highly recommended by several friends and is used at our local classical Christian school, Bob Jones phonics… Continue Reading