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  • A Short History of the English Language

    A Short History of the English Language

    Prior to c.450, the peoples of Britannia (Britons) spoke Celtic languages. Between 388 and 400, Romans occupied Britannia (modern England and Wales). Celtic-speaking Scots and Picts lived north of the Romanized Britons. In c.450, Germanic tribes including the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes invaded Britannia. The language that developed was Old English. Just as there are […] More

  • Watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Movies in Chronological Order

    Watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Movies in Chronological Order

    I am a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I recently introduced the series to my three children. Instead of watching the films according to release date, we viewed the twenty-three current films in chronological order starting with Captain America: The First Avenger and ending with Spider-Man: Far from Home. If you have not yet […] More

  • Our Eighth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Eighth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I have been homeschooling my children since the fall of 2014. My oldest two have so far finished preschool. My second will finish kindergarten later this fall. My oldest has completed first grade, second grade, and third grade and will finish fourth grade before the end of the year. I already have my fifth grade […] More

  • Seventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Seventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I have been homeschooling my children since the fall of 2014. My oldest two have so far finished preschool. My second will finish kindergarten later this fall. My oldest has completed first grade, second grade, and third grade and will finish fourth grade before the end of the year. I already have my fifth grade […] More

  • Our Sixth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Sixth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I have been homeschooling my children since the fall of 2014. My oldest two have so far finished preschool. My second will finish kindergarten later this fall. My oldest has completed first grade, second grade, and third grade and will finish fourth grade before the end of the year. I already have my fifth grade […] More

  • Our Fifth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Fifth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I have been homeschooling my children since the fall of 2014. I started homeschool preschool with my oldest when she was 2.5 years old. After two years of preschool work, she started kindergarten when she was 4.5 years old. She completed all her kindergarten level work by the following May, so I graduated her to […] More

  • Our Fourth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Fourth Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I have been homeschooling my oldest daughter for a five and a half years now and my kindergarten son for two and a half years. I started homeschool preschool with my oldest when she was 2.5 years old. After two years of preschool work, she started kindergarten when she was 4.5 years old. She completed […] More

  • Our Third Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Third Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I began homeschooling my oldest daughter in the fall of 2014. I started homeschool preschool with her when she was 2.5 years old. After two years of preschool work, she started kindergarten in September when she was 4.5 years old. She completed all her kindergarten level work in May, so I graduated her to first […] More

  • Our Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I began homeschooling my oldest daughter in the fall of 2014. I started homeschool preschool with her when she was 2.5 years old. After two years of preschool work, she started kindergarten in September when she was 4.5 years old. She completed all her kindergarten level work in May, so I graduated her to first […] More

  • Our First Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Our First Grade Homeschool Curriculum

      I began homeschooling my oldest daughter in the fall of 2014. I started homeschool preschool with her when she was 2.5 years old. After two years of preschool work, she started kindergarten in September when she was 4.5 years old. She completed all her kindergarten level work in May, so I graduated her to […] More

  • Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

    I began homeschooling my oldest daughter in the fall of 2014. I started homeschool preschool with her when she was 2.5 years old. After two years of preschool work, she started kindergarten in September 2016. My son also started kindergarten after two years of preschool. He began in October 2019 around his fifth birthday. If […] More

  • Our Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

    Our Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

    I began homeschooling my oldest daughter when she was 2.5 years old. I started homeschool preschool with my son a few weeks before he turned 3. I plan to begin preschool work with my youngest daughter between the ages of three and four. One benefit of homeschooling is the freedom to work at the pace […] More

  • Books You Gotta Read Age 3

    Books You Gotta Read: Age 3

    Are you looking for books to share with your 3-year-old? I began compiling this list of books when my children were 8, 5, and 2. We are a homeschooling family. I put a lot of emphasis on reading. In addition to more formal reading lessons, my oldest also must read 2.5 hours on her own […] More

  • Books You Gotta Read: Age 2

    Books You Gotta Read: Age 2

    Are you looking for books to share with your 2-year-old? I began compiling this list of books when my children were 8, 5, and 2. We are a homeschooling family. I put a lot of emphasis on reading. In addition to more formal reading lessons, my oldest also must read 2.5 hours on her own […] More

  • Zero Phones and Markers: Not All Letters Spell Sounds

    Zero Phones and Markers: Not All Letters Spell Sounds

    Writing is not sounds written down. The primary function of English spelling is to represent meaning. Sounds do matter, but not just any grapheme can spell any sound. The grapheme that spells a sound in a word is informed by meaning, relatives, and etymology. If writing were sounds written down, why does English have so […] More

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