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Archive for August, 2019

Peter Spier and People

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

You’re probably familiar with children’s writer/illustrator Peter Spier from his book Noah’s Ark. In fact, if you’re like me and look up Spier on Amazon, you’ll find several books you feel compelled to buy! The Star-Spangled Banner We the People: The Constitution of the United States The Erie Canal But the book I’m most impressed […]

August 28-29 Homeschool Self-Study Greek Textbook will be free on Amazon Kindle

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

For two days only, August 28-29, the Homeschool Self-Study Greek Textbook (only the textbook, not the other three components of the curriculum) will be free on Amazon Kindle. Homeschool Self-Study Greek: A Thorough Self-Teaching Grammar of Biblical Greek by Harvey Bluedorn is like no other Biblical Greek grammar. Not only is Homeschool Greek self-teaching, but […]

Resource for your new school year — list of historical fiction by time period

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Ancient History (4000 B.C. – 400 A.D.) Luke’s Quest by Caroline Dale Snedeker The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah by Joanne Williamson and Daria M. Sockey The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G.A. […]

Teaching reading based on Orton-Gillingham

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

When I was teaching my children to read in the 70’s and 80’s I used The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda B. Spalding. It is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and spelling (as were all good reading and spelling curricula). Today I recommend All About Reading, which also is based on […]

Volume 1 of our art curriculum is free on Amazon Kindle from August 19-22

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 These four ebooks can be purchased on Amazon Kindle for $2.99 each…. ….but, for four days, August 19-22, Volume 1 will be free on Amazon Kindle. What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art This curriculum is […]

Thornton W. Burgess — nature study might make you a famous author

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874 – 1965) was an American author of children’s stories. Thornton’s father died when Thornton was only one-year-old and he was raised by his mother in humble surroundings. As a youth, he had to work tending cows, shipping water lilies from local ponds, selling candy, and trapping muskrats. One of his employers […]

Reading aloud — above the reading level of your child

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Thank you so much for encouraging us to read above the level you think your child will understand. Recently we began to read Charlotte’s Web with our 5yo son because the play is coming to our area and we needed to know the story since we didn’t read it as children. To our surprise and […]

Volume 4 of What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art Now Available

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art, Volume 4 How to Use This Art Curriculum This curriculum is a gentle and easy introduction to art appreciation for children, ages 4-12. We teach children to look at a piece of art and evaluate it. We hope to spark in the child a love […]

United States Constitution Text and Audio

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Complete text and audio of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments. Listen and read along. See the video here.

Books from my library for sale

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss beautifully illustrated by Jeanne Edwards edited by William H.G. Kingston (considered “the authoritative English version”) HB with dust jacket The World Publishing Company 1947 good condition $29 with free U.S. media mail shipping Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman HB with tattered dust […]


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