Teaching your child to read can be very challenging. Every child learns differently, at a different pace, and often, at different ages. So far in my journey, I have had kids learn to read at 5, 8, and 7 years old (all boys). I have used dozens of programs and curricula through to years to accomplish my goal of raising readers.… READ MORE
There is no doubt that Mom life is a busy life. Throw homeschooling into the mix and things can easily go from busy to overwhelming. Having your children home with you when most kids are off at school can make tackling that to-do list and getting some much needed rest all the more challenging.… READ MORE
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In my experience, sometimes it can be more difficult to teach your children something that comes naturally to you. I have found this to be true when teaching my children writing and composition.… READ MORE
We have used a LOT of history programs over the past 15 years. I have never found anything I am completely satisfied with. When we learned about Pathway to Liberty’s History Curriculum from Pathway to Liberty Homeschool Curriculum, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy to review!
We selected Year 3 – Pathway to Liberty’s US History and were sent digital downloads of both the student and teacher’s guides for both Level 2 and Level 3, as well as The Chain of Liberty book and study guide.… READ MORE
When I started homeschooling my kids, I had three kids ages 4,5, and 8. The oldest, my stepdaughter, attended public school a few blocks from our house. In the beginning I had only one K’er and a preschooler who wasn’t quite ready for academics. A couple years later, I had a K’er and a 2nd grader with a baby on the way.… READ MORE
One of my top goals for my children is to teach them HOW to learn, rather than just fill them up with knowledge and facts. For this review I was sent a full set, covering grades K through college age, of the Victus Study Skills System to take for a test run.… READ MORE
One of my top goals for my children is to teach them HOW to learn, rather than just fill them up with knowledge and facts. For this review I was sent a full set, covering grades K through college age, of the Victus Study Skills System to take for a test run. We were able to use the Elementary and Middle/High School levels. This is the first system of its kind I have ever come across in my fifteen years of homeschooling! I am excited to share with you why I was so impressed with this curriculum, what we loved about it, and what we didn't like.
What is the Victus Study Skills System?
This program teaches a systematic approach to study, not only introducing concepts, but also a way of thinking to your students. We all encourage our students to work hard and study so they will be successful learners, but what does that actually look like? I personally wasn't taught HOW to study when I was a student, and I would bet that you weren't either! This system remedies that problem and does an excellent job of equipping your child to study efficiently and effectively. Some of the topics covered are:
- Learning styles/strengths
- Goal setting
- Time Management
- Study environment
- PQRST method
- Listening skills
- Note taking
- Test prep