That title got you, didn’t it?
Math. We’ve used so many different programs for math for my youngest. It wasn’t my favorite subject in school, and it wasn’t my favorite subject to teach in elementary school, either. I’ve been searching for the perfect math curriculum for as long as I’ve been homeschooling and both of my girls are in high school now.
Here’s What I Do Know
Every kid is different. Yes, you know that, too. But truly, one math curriculum does not work for another. Take my own children for example. I tried almost everything to get my eldest daughter to NOT love Saxon. She did. And still does. And she’s thriving with it. She gets that from her dad, certainly.
My youngest is just like me. She doesn’t care about formulas, and the answer, “because that’s how you’re supposed to do it” just doesn’t fly with her. Me either. We want to know why. If we could study and analyze an algebraic formula as if it were a character in a great fiction novel, we’d do well and even love algebra. But we don’t.
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Who doesn’t love ocean adventures during the summer?
Maybe you school through the summer and need some tips for tacking those tricky home ed days. If you can get away, a beach trip can be refreshing to your soul and can rejuvenate your homeschool like nothing else!
Before you hit the road, be sure to look at the atlas and decide what types of sea creatures you want to find when you get there! Also, be sure to check out these10 hacks for family fun at the beach..
With all of the restrictions this year, maybe you won’t be getting to the beach this year. No worries! Your kids can still meet some of nature’s most fantastic ocean creatures in this beautifully illustrated exploration of the sea! This book is appropriate for all age levels.
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Here are some FREE ocean-themed printables to go along with your unit study!
Sharks Notebooking Pages
Ocean Zones Worksheets
Ocean Animals Mini Puzzle Unit
All About Oceans Unit Study
Book Review and Craft: Little Narwhal’s Day
Ocean Fill-In Puzzle
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A self-admitted curriculum junkie. I covet homeschool curriculum of all types, sizes and shapes. I love homeschool curriculum giveaways for this very reason. Digital curriculum, hard-cover books, manipulatives, workbooks, you name it: it’s on my wish list. I think one thing I love so much about being a homeschool evaluator, and consultant is that I have the opportunity to see and review (and talk about) curriculum every day!
I also know that I am not the only one who loves getting the mail and seeing the Christianbook.com sale flyers just sitting there waiting to be dog-eared and marked up. I have so many things on my wish list from those sale catalogs!
Final August Homeschool Giveaway
The giveaways here at Our Happy Medium for the month of August have blessed so many of you, and I want to keep that going! This time, for our final giveaway this month, I decided to partner with some homeschool blogger friends to bring you a Christianbook.com gift card worth $100!
Purchasing Homeschool Curriculum Online
I have ordered almost all of our homeschool curriculum from Christianbook.com this year, and just yesterday called their customer service to ask a few questions about something new we’re trying. (Blog post on that to come.) As always, their customer service rep was super-fast to answer, really knowledgeable and helpful, and really nice! If you haven’t ordered from this company before, I highly recommend them. They have coupons for free shipping very often and frequently run great sales in addition to their already lower prices. Will you be the winner this time? Please note that by entering this giveaway you are agreeing to be added to our email lists.
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Online Writing Courses for Middle and High School
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Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks
We have used a lot of different curriculum for math over the years, and Teaching Textbooks is by far, our youngest daughter’s favorite. You can read about the top five reasons why we love Teaching Textbooks here.
As a homeschool evaluator, consultant and coach, I have seen a lot of different choices of math curriculum over the years, and have tried out many of them. Sometimes I even tried to get my girls to love a certain curriculum, even though it clearly wasn’t a good fit. Since I do subscribe to a natural learning style, I allowed my daughter to choose her own. She chose Teaching Textbooks, and it works for her.
Stick to One Curriculum
It is a good idea not to switch up your math curriculum after the middle school years because you want to stick to one way of teaching. If your child is used to a spiral approach, a linear approach to math may not work. Teaching Textbooks has a spiral approach, which works for my youngest.
If you have always wanted to try Teaching Texbooks in your homeschool, enter to win the level of your choice below. If you’ve found a math curriculum that your kids love, please let us know in the comments below!
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