Five Things You Might Not Know About Sonlight

Five Things You Might Not Know about Sonlight

The following post is from Roan of Joyful Always: My children and I are in our fifth year of using Sonlight.  I considered using Sonlight for many years before I actually became brave enough to buy curriculum and commit to using it for one school year.  In fact, for the first eight years of my […]

How to Teach Your Child to Read Using Phonograms


The following is a post from contributing writer Melissa Corkum and includes affiliate links. Forget higher math, teaching a child to read has to be the most intimidating part of homeschooling. It didn’t help that our guinea pig, I mean first child, taught himself to read when he was four. When we decided to homeschool, […]

How to Put Together a Free Homeschool Curriculum

free homeschool curriculum

The following post is from contributing writer Demetria Zinga of Christian Homeschool Moms. Before my “big” Sonlight purchase this year, I’ve homeschooled on a shoestring budget all along.  Needless to say, finding free curricula has always been a priority for me. Much of what you need to homeschool your kids is completely available- for free.  You […]

Fabulous and Free Reading Program: Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading


The following is a post by Angie, founder and editor of The Homeschool Classroom.  Angie also writes at Many Little Blessings.  (This post is a sponsored review post.) Teaching children to read is one of those huge, daunting tasks that makes many a homeschooling parent nervous.  Reading is so integral to a whole lifetime of […]

The Curriculum Choices of the Homeschool Classroom Writers

Curriculum Choices of HSC Writers

The Not Back to School Blog Hop is in full swing, with over 300 link ups this week for Curriculum Week.  Many of the Homeschool Classroom writers have taken part in the blog hop, so I wanted to share the curriculum choices of our writers who have shared about it on their own blogs. Be […]

15+ Preschool Reading Resources {Giveaway Included}

15+ Preschool Reading Resources | The Homeschool Classroom

  The following is from contributing writer Becky of This Reading Mama. This post contains affiliate links. Preschooling at home can be intimidating for some parents.  While learning happens mainly through play and integrating learning concepts throughout the day, it is also nice to have a few “extras” for the toolbox when preschoolers are ready for more of […]

Getting a Grip on Planning


The following is a post from contributing writer Mary Prather of Homegrown Learners.   During much of our “off” time this summer I have been thinking about and planning for the upcoming school year. The down side to immersing myself in homeschool reading (books, blogs, magazines, etc.) is the tendency to try and over schedule […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum Choices |

The following is a post from contributing writer LaToya Edwards of It can be a little tricky trying to figure out what to get for your preschooler when it comes to homeschooling. Here’s what I have used with both my boys for preschool: ABC Jesus Loves Me This site has full curriculum for ages 2-5. […]

Hooked on Phonics Review (for early readers)

Hooked On Phonics Review Homeschool Classroom

The following is a post from contributing writer Carlie from So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? One of my favorite things to teach my children is how to read. I just adore the beginning stages of reading and have thoroughly enjoyed teaching all three of my children to read. From my oldest (who is soon […]

How to Find Used Homeschool Curriculum

Find Used Curriculum

The following is a post from contributing writer Shannen of Middle Way Mom There’s a slogan from a retailer in the midwest, “Why buy new when slightly used will do?” Yes! We need to pinch our homeschool pennies to keep some room for fun trips to state parks, museums, tours, and all that. Plus, curriculum […]

Should We Be Teaching Handwriting?

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The following is a post from contributing author Heather Harris from Teaching My 3. When I was a young child, I thought that by the time the year 2013 rolled around, we would have flying cars and robot maids much like The Jetsons. While I am a bit disappointed in not having a robot maid, […]