On this page I will focus on different homeschool curriculum and books I have used in the past. You may try a hundred different things, each child is definitely different. I had three children and I have used so many different ideas, books, websites – you name it, I’ve probably tried it. One of my children was better in English than in Math, so the battle was for Math. Somehow it always worked out in the end.
This item happens to be the Horizon’s Kindergarten curriculum. It is very colorful and straight forward, and also descriptive. Let me know what you think.
- Kids, ages 8-14, learn 3D Animation to create their own movie!
- Includes 30+ hours of online & interactive videos
- Includes quizzes, badges, challenges, contests and bonus material
- Includes 1 year access to online course and teacher support
- Winner of the 2014 Top Homeschooling Curriculum Award!
Travel back in time with Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters as they confront the dangers of the American Revolution! Can their friendship survive when they find themselves on opposing sides of the battle? Your kids will enjoy 40 animated episodes featuring the voices of Walter Cronkite, Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, and many others. Four DVDs, approx. 14.5 hours total.
Two huge benefits of our AnyWord™series
This is a great idea to use if your homeschool group wants to start their own spelling bee!
1. These exercises are ideal for differentiation. While completing the Anyword Spelling Worksheets & activities, some students can work with difficult words, while others use easier words as they are completing the same activity!
2. Since students can use any set of words for any activity, they can actually complete the same activity more than once with very different results!
Homeschoolopoly – Monopoly with a Homeschool Theme
by Berthume Enterprises, IKnc.
- HOMESCHOOLOPOLY® plays like any other “Monopoly®” type game.
- Houses and Hotels have been replaced with Stacks of Books and Keys to knowledge
- Chance and Community Chest are now Grace and Mercy.
- Be careful or you might land on and have to pay the $200 Public School Tax where dad is shown shedding a few tears.
- The most popular forms of Homeschool transportation make up the “railroads”: Big Family Bus, Cool As Can Be SUV, Many-Van (get it?) and Wee Little Wagon.
Keys to Drawing, by Bert Dodson
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system—fifty-five “keys” that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you’re a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time. You’ll learn how to:
- Restore, focus, map, and intensify
- Free your hand action, then learn to control it
- Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture
Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, by Claire Watson Garcia
Based upon the author’s own successful workshops, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner helps new artists create competent, often eloquent drawings. A series of progressive lessons demonstrates such essential skills as recording edges, creating dimension, adding accuracy, developing value, balancing compositional elements, and drawing the human face, both frontal and profile views. Step by step, readers learn how to create a reasonable likeness of an object and give it spatial depth using such simple black-and-white mediums as pens, pencils, charcoal, and graphite wash. Inspirational examples and tips for success from beginning students who have worked on the same material confirm readers’ successes, and allow readers to consider the advice and impressions of others at the same level.
Draw Anything, by Arthur Zaidenberg
Written by an expert art teacher, this visual drawing dictionary offers thousands of instructive illustrations in alphabetical order — from abdomen to zodiac. Simplified for beginners and intermediate students, it presents a tremendous wealth of images: animals, people performing a variety of activities, and common and uncommon objects, including fruits and flowers, clothing, furniture, and much more.
The twofold purpose of this manual is to demonstrate how to construct figures and objects using the “scaffold” forms depicted here, and to serve as a source of information and research. Many of the sketches show basic structures in their simplest elements. In other cases, a relatively complete drawing serves as a base for the display of a costume or demonstration of an activity. A guide to simplification and an essential reference, this book represents a vital resource for artists of all levels, amateur and professional.
Drawing: The Only Drawing Book You’ll Ever Need to Be the Artist You’ve Always Wanted to Be, by Kathryn Temple
When children draw, they want to create an accurate likeness of the things they see. With this imaginative, informative, and amply illustrated guide, it’s amazingly easy for kids to make their art dreams come true. The entertaining, hands-on lessons begin with contour drawing techniques and feature numerous exercises that show budding artists how to make basic shapes and forms, create the illusion of volume with light, use perspective, and accurately draw people, animals, landscapes, and more.
Items to go along with Cooking With Children
Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit