Memoria Press Logic Review

traditional logic review

We received the Traditional Logic I Complete Set  from Memoria Press for review. In the past we have reviewed literature guides, preschool curriculum , and a Christian Latin course from Memoria Press. As we’ve never done an upper grade logic curriculum before, this was new and exciting for us. My 7th grader, Julia, was the primary user for this, although I did sit in on most of the lessons. The program can be used as young as 7th grade, however, the author says it … Read more…

Poetry Memorization in Your Homeschool (Review)

Poetry Memorization

Poetry memorization is something new we just started doing in our homeschool. While I’ve always envied the men and women of the 1800s (from books and movies) who could recognize writers and poetry from just a few verses, I’ve never taken the time to do it myself . . . until recently. A few weeks ago we received Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization from Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) for review. And man was I excited to get it!! Poetry Memorization from IEW … Read more…

Worms Nature Study

Nature Study - Worms feat

This week we are studying worms! In the May section of the Spring Nature Study Guide from Outdoor Hour Challenge was a unit on worms. Since it has been especially rainy in our area lately, we went ahead and went with that section for this week’s nature study. Using Anna Botsford Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study, we read and learned a great deal about earthworms. I found this amazing site called Adventures with Herman from the University of Illinois. It’s an animated site … Read more…

Unexpected Homeschool Blessings

Unexpected Homeschool Blessings

When we first made the decision to homeschool six years ago, we were thinking primarily about the quality of education the children were getting. We were no longer “okay” with the standards in the public schools, and the time had come for us to pull them out. Unbeknownst to us, the education factor was just the tip of the iceberg. As a family we have discovered and experienced innumerable homeschool blessings. As I look back on the years prior, I … Read more…

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls ~ Large Family Style

homemade cinnamon rolls feat

Homemade cinnamon rolls are a favorite and Sunday staple around here. The recipe below makes enough to fill 2 – 9 x 13s. I usually put one in the freezer for later and the other we eat immediately or the next morning. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls This recipe is adapted from Heavenly Homemakers. For the rolls: 1 cup warm water 2 Tb yeast 2 Tb honey 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup honey 2 1/2 cups milk 2 teaspoons salt 8 cups … Read more…

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