• Teach Poetry Homeschool

    Introducing Poetry into Your Homeschool | Poetry Tea Time

    Deciphering new words through context is one of the most organic ways of learning which makes teaching poetry in your homeschool a great family-time activity with educational benefits. The idea of reading poetry as a family invokes warm, fuzzy thoughts of sitting by the fire with a warm cup of tea with children listening intently conjuring up visual imagery of the poetic verses being being read. Poetry helps children develop rhythm.  The rhythmic structure of stanzas can help kids bridge the gap between words they know and words they don’t.  Reading Aloud in Your Homeschool The growing trend toward incorporating hands-on, family-oriented homeschool activities like Read-Aloud Revival and Poetry Tea…

  • Homeschool American History Curriculum Elementary

    Our Star-Spangled Story: A Homeschool Elementary American History Curriculum Review

    When I first saw the email from Notgrass History that the Our Star Spangled Story American History curriculum for elementary grades was on the horizon I knew I had to get my hands on it!  We’ve been doing some roadschooling while vacationing over the last few years and I hadn’t been having much luck finding an elementary American History curriculum for my 7 year old. Many of the curriculum options I looked into didn’t touch on US History until 5th grade and I wanted to start building that foundation of knowledge now to pair with our upcoming roadschool travels and visits to living history sites like Colonial Williamsburg.  Our Star-Spangled Story…