One of the questions I see asked all the time on the facebook group for The Good and the Beautiful is about whether people print their own materials or buy the pre-printed versions. I print some of the curriculum at home. This is how I print, the materials I use, and how I laminate and bind the books together.
BrainPOP has a wonderful selection of space science videos that cover almost all of the topics from The Good and the Beautiful's Space Science Unit Study. Tim and Moby and fun to watch and video pages on the site have further information, some primary source materials, and fun games to reinforce the concepts. Keep this quick list handy for your space science studies!
As homeschoolers, we all have our favorite resources. BrainPOP has to be my all time favorite online resource. BrainPOP covers a wide range of topics with short informative and often funny videos that my kids find engaging. Tim and Moby always have a fun take on events and topics and the extra sections with games, more information, and even primary source materials makes BrainPOP our first stop when we want to dig deeper on a topic.
Homeschool In the Woods' timeline figures are an excellent supplement to any history curriculum, especially The Good and the Beautiful History 1.
We use Homeschool Buyer's Coop's Homeschool Planet online lesson planner to plan our subjects for the year. This year we started using The Good and the Beautiful for a number of subjects, including language arts. One of the things that comes up a lot on the facebook group for the language arts curriculum is that... Continue Reading →
In May of 2016, Google announced the ability to run Android apps on some Chromebooks. The ability to run Android apps really adds functionality, especially on touchscreen and convertible devices, like our Asus Chromebook Flip.
Scratch is a simple to learn drag and drop programming language. It is easy to start and learn but has the ability to get really complex. I like that my kids are learning basic programming structure - if/then, looping, etc, and they love that they are creating games.
There are many available digital curriculum options, online programs and resources, and interactive classes available to today's homeschooling families. How are your kids accessing them all?
Let me lay it out. I am an over-complicator. There. I said it. When it comes to curriculum, I love to plan. I enjoy gathering links to resources, videos, and all the cool educational materials that the internet is so full of. Over the past five years, I have tried a number of ways to... Continue Reading →