Tear Free Homeschooling Math Curriculum, This is it!

Math isn’t everyone’s first love in our house

My son is pretty good at math, but a love for math is definitely not there.  If he works really hard at it he can “get it.”  However, it’s difficult and so much effort for him to grasp it.  And if yours are like mine, you know all about mental fatigue in your homeschool!

Obviously, this can happen with any subject, but in our homeschool, math is the biggest issue, followed by writing.  When people email me, these two seem to be the biggest issues for them as well.  I guess most of us are a bunch of right-brained, art loving, history buffs who also love science! 😉

Too bad we all need some kind of math and writing skills right?  It’s like the foundation of learning…  This set me on a journey to try all kinds of methods and styles to see what might work for my son. 

After using Teaching Textbooks with my oldest, they provided me with a second membership for my younger son in exchange for this honest review, and giveaway, of how it’s working out for our whole family of learners.  All opinions are my own.

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How Can You Make Writing More Fun for a Reluctant Writer?

Finding curriculum for a reluctant writer has been such a struggle

We’ve had several key problems we’ve faced as a family of a reluctant writer, and finding something that fits all of our needs isn’t easy. One of the most common questions I get is about finding a good writing or math curriculum… So I know I’m not alone on this!

Until this year, I’ve not found anything with which I’ve been in love. There have always been fairly great things, but still, something missing, at least for us.  I want a writing curriculum that sparks joy and learning, not something that makes my kids hate writing, the same as I did at their age.

I’ve seen how “not being a writer” can follow you through the rest of your life.  You stick that label on, and there it stays.  It wasn’t until college, as a 30-year-old, that I received any decent instruction on writing that made any sense to me… That smoothed over some of my contempt for writing at least. 😉  I want something different for my kids. I want them to see that they are writers. 

If you have a reluctant writer who wails at the thought of learning about and practicing writing, read this! Here are the problems WriteShop solved for us!
The “Fold-N-Go” concept is awesome.

WriteShop has provided me with a curriculum for review purposes, however, all opinions represented here are my own.

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The Special Needs bundle you CANNOT afford to miss!

Guess what is the number 1 seller this year at BYB2018?

UPDATE! The bundle is coming back for a super short flash sale! Go sign up for a notification for when it starts!

Technically, it’s the mystery bundle. That tells me you are curious folks!  However, of the bundles into which people can look  BEFORE they buy, guess which of THOSE bundles are number 1?… the Special Needs Bundle!

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Make learning fun with an easy ancient Greece unit study

This month we shook things up with an  ancient Greece unit study

We’ve used unit studies before from Techie Homeschool Mom (Beth), but when I decided I wanted to review her Ancient Greece unit study, we put it front and center.  It was the first time I was bold enough to put most of our work off to the side and focus, almost exclusively, on a unit study.

It was so freeing!  I have to say I’m pretty hooked and will be doing this more often.  When we approach burnout points, I’ll “take a break” by using primarily a unit study.

And guess what…  Beth has generously offered a free copy of her Ancient Greek Unit Study on Teachable for my review and for one of my readers to win!   Entry in the raffle will also subscribe you to both of our email lists, so if you already subscribe, make sure to use the same email address to avoid getting duplicate emails!  Beth will select and announce the winner soon after the contest ends (Monday night). Read on for videos and the entry form.

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8 exciting benefits of digital curriculum for special needs kids

I’ve found the perfect digital curriculum!

Just kidding… there’s no such thing as the perfect digital curriculum (or pre-printed for that matter)! 😉  There are, however, many good reasons to consider using more digital curriculum in your homeschool.  We use primarily digital curriculum in our homeschool and it has served us well!

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