Today I share with you how we teach homeschool. How do you teach language arts? Tapestry of Grace? These are questions I get especially at this time of year. I have answered these questions before here at Hodgepodge.
Also, our friends at iHomeschool Network (ihsnet) have a wonderful resource, How We Teach, available for homeschoolers. And, this week, ihsnet is hosting a fun Instagram challenge by the same name. Each day features a different topic – from language arts to history to math and more.
I have been joining in this how we teach challenge and it has prompted me to put all our Hodgepodge Homeschool resources here in one spot, below. Plus I also share bonus resources from the authors at The Curriculum Choice. There is SO much here to browse!
How We Teach Fine Arts
I have quite a bit to share on this subject! It’s what Nana reminds us of often: You ARE an Artist! She says, “All of us are born with talent…an inbred wiring to create. As parents, grandparents and teachers, tapping this talent and helping students reach a rich satisfaction with creation of art is our goal! If you pick up a brush, pen, pastel chalk…or use your finger for glorious finger painting (which is a child’s most favorite way to paint) you become an artist.”
- The Creative Homeschool
- Our 100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages because You ARE an Artist
- Harmony Fine Arts for Music and Art Appreciation – highly recommend!
- You ARE an Artist – Keep Calm and Teach Art!
- SQUILT lessons we have enjoyed
- How to Teach Art to Young Children
- Art in the Homeschool by Curriculum Choice authors
- Ultimate List of Art Fun and Encouragement at Hodgepodge
- Appreciation of Fine Arts – High School
- You CAN Be an Artist – 10 Day Series
- Tapestry of Grace – weekly fine arts assignments that complement history studies
- How to Get Started in Chalk Pastel Art (free ebook)
How We Teach Language Arts
Writing Aids from Tapestry of Grace, Spelling Workout, A Reason for Handwriting and Rod and Staff English. All of these we have used for all of our children for all of our years of homeschooling. Tried and true!
- Why We Love Rod and Staff English
- A Reason for Handwriting Review
- Spelling Workout Review
- Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum Reviews
- Language Arts Resources from Curriculum Choice Authors
- Compass Classroom Resources – WordUp! Vocabulary
How We Teach History
- What I’ve Learned Homeschooling with Tapestry of Grace
- Tapestry of Grace Review
- Tapestry for the Teacher
- Tapestry of Grace and Answers in Genesis History Revealed?
- Tapestry of Grace Primer for young learners
- Homeschool History and Geography Reviews
- Unit Studies from AmandaBennett.com
- Constitutional Literacy
How We Teach Science
- How to Frame Your Days with Nature Study – Small spurts of outdoor time frame our days. It’s simple and works for us. “I just need to go outside and swing for a few minutes before I start my math.” “I finished my math, can I go outside for a few minutes?”
- Science and Nature Resources by Curriculum Choice authors
How We Teach Math
- Homeschool Math with Multiple Ages
- Our Experience with Teaching Textbooks
- Loving Living Math
- Learn Math Fast – the latest blessing in our homeschool math! (discount code available through 6/30/15)
- Homeschool Math Reviews at The Curriculum Choice
How We Teach Life Skills
We are pursuing an education, learning life skills and developing character (oh that one is kinda tough) – daily! (and Mama is too!)
- Bible Study and Character Training for Multiple Ages – I remember a time when I was searching for and seeking out devotional books plus asking for ideas from fellow families. But now that we’ve gathered a pretty good library, if we need an answer to a question, we just open one of several Bible resources. We are blessed that way. So today I share with you our favorites. Some we turn to for family devotion time. Some we have available for our children to enjoy independently.
- Weekly Homeschool Planning Meeting – Expanded – We are expanding our weekly homeschool planning meeting. Why? Things are always changing at Hodgepodge: our children’s needs, moving into older grades, more accountability needed. This year our eldest three children simply needed to SEE all their subjects and practice scheduling their time.
- A Plan in Place Homeschool Planners – these are new to us and we love them! We will be incorporating them into our weekly homeschool planning meetings.
- Lynda.com – Lynda.com is a subscription online training library. For $25.00 monthly, over one thousand courses can be viewed online.
How We Teach Geography
- Hands on Geography for Multiple Ages – What we found out is that when you actually make a model of something you have to pay attention to its qualities. The details. The boundaries and borders. These hands on geography activities also help the child see the big picture. To think of the Creator. Sometimes, a geography project helps children to fix a portion of the history timeline in their minds.
- Tapestry of Grace – weekly geography assignments that complement history studies
- Geography Studies by Amanda Bennett
- Wondering How to Get Started Homeschooling? <— I’ve recently shared my heart about that!
- Our Curriculum Choices and Homeschool Review Index
- How to Teach Multiple Subjects to Multiple Ages in Homeschool
- How to Fit in All the Homeschool Extras
- How Are You Qualified to Be a Homeschool Teacher?
- Are Your Children Socialized?
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