Are you new to the BJU Press elementary math curriculum? Are you uncertain which grade level to start your child in? Do you need a way to assess how much of the previous year’s math curriculum your student has mastered? Often, it is useful to use the child’s age for grade placement. But if you have specific concerns about your child’s math comprehension, an assessment may help. BJU Press offers several free math placement tests for upper elementary students. These assessments may help you decide which grade level your child is ready for or highlight areas of focus where he or she lacks mastery.Keep reading…
The Ultimate Guide to Standardized Testing for Homeschoolers
My daughter is in kindergarten now and will be taking her first standardized test soon. Personally, I always loved achievement test week at my school. It was an interesting change of pace to the normal school day. We had some fun activities built into that week to keep our spirits and energy high.
For children in a traditional school setting like mine, the school chooses the test. In a homeschool, like every other decision this falls on the parents, unless you’re a member of an umbrella school or group that chooses a test. The decision of whether or not to take standardized tests may come from your state, but you still have some options about which test. Your choice depends on your goals and needs, so read on to discover these nuances.Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about standardized testing.
5 Advantages of a HomeWorks Consultant
Have you ever found yourself wishing you could consult a homeschooling expert? Someone who can give you advice about curriculum, scheduling, and organization? A guide who could help you choose the best resources and tools to accommodate your family’s homeschooling needs? Your wish can come true thanks to a network of HomeWorks consultants all over the country.
HomeWorks by Precept partners with more than 200 experienced homeschoolers who offer advice in every aspect of homeschooling. In this article, we’ll explore several benefits you can gain by working with a HomeWorks consultant. If you are new to homeschooling, if you have questions about homeschool curriculum, or if you’re getting ready to transition from public school to homeschool, you may want to check out “How to Choose the Best Homeschool Curriculum for Your Family” or “Transitioning from Public School to Homeschool” first.Keep Reading to Find Out more about HomeWorks Consultants
How to Find the Best K5 Homeschool Curriculum for Your Child
If I were to pick my favorite grade to homeschool, I would definitely pick kindergarten. I love watching my kindergartener learn—she gets so excited about every new skill and tidbit of information and craves knowledge. I never have to coax her into doing schoolwork. She would do more if I let her! And a lot of her excitement came from having a good K5 homeschool curriculum to rely on.
I didn’t always feel this way about kindergarten. The first time I taught kindergarten to one of my daughters, I was terrified. I was convinced that I was going to ruin her academic career before it even got started! But a good kindergarten curriculum gave me the confidence that I needed to homeschool successfully. If you are looking for a kindergarten homeschool curriculum, here are a few things that you will want to consider before you make a purchase.[Read more…] about How to Find the Best K5 Homeschool Curriculum for Your Child
Is a Literature-Based Homeschool Curriculum Right for Your Family?
Everyone loves a good story. I have spent hours with my children relating the adventures of Frog and Toad, Corduroy, and the Boxcar children. We have laughed at Amelia Bedelia’s mix-ups, cried at the death of Matthew Cuthbert, and cheered on the Narnians as they battled the White Witch.
Since so many homeschoolers are also great lovers of books, literature has always played a large role in homeschooling. Literature-based homeschool curriculum packages offer homeschoolers the opportunity to replace traditional textbooks with a variety of other books. Would such a curriculum be a good fit for your family? Here are some things to consider.keep reading for things to consider about a literature-based curriculum