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Curriculum Helpers

I had planned on blogging a list of topics that ACE Covers for Social Studies and Science for 3rd grade. The problem is that I kept going back to my Usborne collection. Every topic we went over , I could find in their Internet Linked encyclopedias. I love those books!!!

Over the summer the kids and I started another "Classical" type curriculum called "Claritas Press Academy". For our memory work, we were learning about the Great Pyramids of Giza near the Nile Delta. I cracked open my Usborne World History and with a few clicks of the mouse, we were taking a virtual tour of an ACTUAL pyramid in Egypt. You should of seen the look of excitement on my 5 y/o's face. Do you know how hard it is to get a 5 y.o interested in history?? It's HARD!!! This did it. He was really enjoying learning about the Pyramids. Thank you USBORNE!!!

I quickly realized that I didn't need a list of sites, I had my Usborne Internet linked encyclopedias. I made a video for a friend o…

Another Year........

it's that time of year again. All us homeschoolers are getting ready and prepped for the new year. Some of  us, like myself, start early. We will be starting on Aug. 1st this year.

Sarah is going into the 3rd grade and David into the 1st grade. He's suppose to be going into Kindergarten but having an older sister means that he was exposed to more phonics than he needed. So 1st grade it is!!

This year Sarah and David are both using Accelerated Christian Education. ACE. They love it. I love it. So it's a win-win.

We are also using a new curriculum called Claritas Press Academy. I'm using it through www.CrossSeven.Org
This is like Classical Conversations only more affordable. We started this over the summer and the kids were both having a great time with it. They both really like the Latin. Imagine my 5 y/o doing addition with Latin numbers?? Well, he was.

Here is a quick video of what and how we're using it. Enjoy!!

Our School 

What WAHM's Wish You Knew.......

This post is either going to get a lot of "likes" or a lot of nasty comments. Please know that this is to inform people, not to bash people. I'm blunt, so what I say (Or type) can be taken wrong.

I've been making dresses , clothing and cloth diapers for years. One question I get asked  is, "Why don't you sell the dresses you make?"

Here's why......
I would have to charge upwards of $60.00 for each dress and most are not willing to spend that.

Here are few reasons why our prices are higher than Walmart:

1. We don't get our fabric in bulk from companies in China. Instead many of us are paying close to full price for our fabrics. Some of us get them from Co-ops but still, those prices are slightly lower... SLIGHTLY. This applies to our supplies and other notions. We get them with coupons, and with sales. We're not getting our supplies for pennies like factories do.

** The benefit to these fabrics that we use is the quality. I have made my daught…

What WAHM's Wish You Knew.......

This post is either going to get a lot of "likes" or a lot of nasty comments. Please know that this is to inform people, not to bash people. I'm blunt, so what I say (Or type) can be taken wrong.

I've been making dresses , clothing and cloth diapers for years. One question I get asked  is, "Why don't you sell the dresses you make?"

Here's why......
I would have to charge upwards of $60.00 for each dress and most are not willing to spend that.

Here are few reasons why our prices are higher than Walmart:

1. We don't get our fabric in bulk from companies in China. Instead many of us are paying close to full price for our fabrics. Some of us get them from Co-ops but still, those prices are slightly lower... SLIGHTLY. This applies to our supplies and other notions. We get them with coupons, and with sales. We're not getting our supplies for pennies like factories do.

** The benefit to these fabrics that we use is the quality. I have made my daught…