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Handwriting Curriculum

Beautiful handwriting is a work of art. It is one of the particular subjects that often leave parents scratching their heads. Upon opening the first handwriting book with your student you might find yourself saying, “THIS isn’t what I learned.” Next thing you know you find yourself immersed in the internet in the world of handwriting fonts. Which one?! Which one! Which one? Oh my… Expensive workbooks, cheap workbooks, long and tedious workbooks, workbooks with tears, workbooks without tears, workbooks with verses, workbooks with quotes, and more are available to be had by the homeschooling Mom.

Relax. Take a deep breath. Say, “it isn’t this hard.” Break out the primary journal, pick your font, and let the handwriting begin on a rather inexpensive level. Here is another great resource for this type of handwriting over at Donna Young.


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The American Boy’s Handy Book

In the spring I bought the boys a book. The kind of book that every boy devours and pours over for hours and hours. It is the kind of book that is more than just a good read – it also inspires. The American Boy’s Handy Book is the type of book that ought to be in the hands of every boy from 3 to 103. It inspires the mind to move the body and the body moves and the mind grows. It was written by Daniel Carter Beard, the co founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

Last week this appeared at the edge of my woods as a direct result of this book….

View from the back

The Fort Framework on one side - not completed

The Fort Entrance


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Different Methods of Homeschooling

It would be foolish of me to try and define different styles of education when it is so well layed out in other websites.  You will find great information in the following links to help you decide which method of schooling fits your child’s needs and your teaching style.  I have listed five of the most popular methods that I am aware of for your browsing convenience.

As follows:

Charlotte Mason

The Moore Formula

Classical Education

Unschooling

“Traditional School”  (by with textbook or computer)  All of these have a Christian worldview simply because this is what I am familiar with.

A Beka Book www.abeka.com (could be considered DGA or gifted)

Bob Jones University Press www.bjupress.com (slower paced than A Beka)

Alpha & Omega www.aophomeschooling.com (average)

I just found another great link with many more homeschooling methods listed at CHRG in Missouri!

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