For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ABC's of Homeschooling V and W

ABCs of Homeschooling

Another week with 2 letters for the ABC's of Homeschooling.

V for Video.

This letter was a no-brainer for me, although I am still a week late posting about it.

Videos and DVDs are a staple in our classroom. The boys learn so much through visual media and the list of publishers with great educational video is way too long to start one here. I use videos and DVD mainly for Science, History and Math.

These are fun, some interactive, fact-filled and engaging. Not all are equal but I have been blessed to have laid hands on on a few pretty good ones so far.

My favorites series, you ask? (all of these are courtesy of our local library)

Discovery School: Journals Through History Series


Lost Treasures of Ancient World series


Ancient civilizations for children Series


Eureka:


Science Please


The Way Things Work


Light Speed Math


Planet Earth videos


Visual Education Centre Limited Videos


Works: They have titles like: Looking Good, On the move, Fabulous Food that show you how things work or are made.


Amazing Heroes All about community workers, firefighters, policemen, rescue workers etc...


Totally Truck


Mighty Machine


Magic School Bus


Zimmo on boats, planes and trains


My First Video: Science, Nature, Cooking and Activities (crafts)


These are just to name a few.


W for Way

This one is a bit of a hard one but I chose way because I think homeschooling is a lot about teaching our kids lots of "How to's":

How to think


How to learn or study


How to get along with one another


How to be responsible


How to know Jesus


How to be wise


How to do Math


How to write and I mean write well (grammar, syntax etc...)


And of course this list is not at all exhaustive.

For more w words make sure to hop over to 5 Kids and a Dog.


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