Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Schole' in Practice - SGCA Week 3

This week in our Schole' Community we continued our focus on the virtue of Love, explored through building on concepts already introduced and introduced some new ones, heard an incredibly talented violinist with piano accompaniment for our Schole' lunch, and even had a beautiful surprise from God on our nature study class, that thrilled the kids... 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teaching from Rest - A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace (Review)

I was so blessed to have reviewed Sarah Mackenzie's first edition e-book, Teaching from Rest , back in August 2014.  She just recently published a second edition, that is expanded and revised (35% new content), with the assistance of Classical Academic Press.  This is a terrific book for learning how to enjoy the journey of homeschooling, without sacrificing the diligence of an excellent education for your children! A must read for mom's who would like to enjoy their relationships with their children, while they are homeschooling and keep it all in perspective!  I don't think you can read this book too many times or ever tire of hearing it's timeless truths.  It can be used as a devotion book, a group discussion book, a philosophy book and a practical, how-to book.  It's one you won't want to miss.  You also won't want to miss this discount and giveaway, so you can make this bundle your very own...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Schole' in Practice - SGCA Week 2

Week two was full of learning!  We had some crazy science, more poetry, continued lessons in drawing, met our two new Teachers for Latin and Science, learned another ancient Chinese originated game for our Schole' lunch along with listening to our guest play clarinet, saxophone and give a lesson on voice.  Join me as I recap our Schole' Moments from this week...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Schole' in Practice - SGCA Week 1

This year instead of watching our Wonderful Wednesday journey each week of school, you will get a front row seat to the journey of Sola Gratia Classical Academy, A Schole' Group (SGCA).  We had our first official day of classes this past Wednesday!  It was such a joy! SGCA is walking out how to learn in a Schole' environment, as part of the Schole' Pilot Groups around the country, under the guidance of Classical Academic Press. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

BiblioPlan Review and GIVEAWAY!

I love finding curriculum that I can share with my viewers that is worth their investment and time to consider.  You also know, I love to find curriculum that is homeschool parent created.  BiblioPlan is one of those such curriculums.  I reviewed the BiblioPlan Companion Year One Ancient History, along with their corresponding Family Guide and Craft Book for the same time period.  This history curriculum is literature based and comprehensive, yet not overwhelming.  Let me walk you through this curriculum and then you can enter to win your own FREE e-book version of the BiblioPlan Companion Year One for Ancient History, at the end of this post - so don't miss it!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gear Up for Year 1

Are you looking for ideas for tutoring or building out the memory work for Cycle1?  Wondering how to approach Essentials this year, or prepare you student ahead of time?  Then here are some of my best posts for you to gear up for Cycle 1...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Teaching the Classics - Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Teaching the Classics from Center for Lit, is a fantastic seminar course and a must for any homeschool parent who wants to cultivate a love and appreciation for literature in their children.  I can't begin to tell you how valuable this resource is.  To summarize quickly, Teaching the Classics: A Socratic Method for Literary Education is a teaching tool that will equip homeschool parents to understand and analyze literature, using socratic questioning and discussion.  Taught as a seminar, it comes with a 97 -page syllabus and a four DVD set, at a cost of $89 -and is well worth every cent.  As a bonus to my viewers, you won't want to miss out on getting a free copy of another terrific resource Center for Lit puts out, called Reading Roadmaps.  You can enter the giveaway below...