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Homeschooling a Child with Autism (Ep 30, 4/28/13)

In this episode, the moms welcome their first guest to chat about homeschooling a child with autism. Books of the Week: Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey The Thirteenth Unicorn by W.D. Newman Frognapped by Angie Sage (Araminta Spookie series) Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Book 1 of Warriors series) Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Book 2) Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne The Holes in Your Nose by Genichiro Yagyu Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Lost Boy, by Brent W. Jeffs Links of the Week: http://www.ted.com and http://ed.ted.com http://explore.org The Alert Program TACANow Yahoogroup–For families homeschooling children with autism Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Seminars Book–The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder Book–The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder Book–Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide Book–Autism: Asserting Your Child’s Rights to a Special Education Book–Raising a Sensory Smart Child http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/autism-symptoms This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 5mins

5 May 2013

Rank #1

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Am I Capable of Homeschooling? (Ep 3, 5/27/12)

This week, the moms discuss:  Life in their homeschooling households the past week, activities during the recent solar eclipse, finding unexpected learning opportunities, exploring Charlotte Mason education, answer the question “Am I capable of homeschooling?”, and Beckie reviews the REAL Science Odyssey series. Links for this episode: May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse How to make and use pinhole viewers Risk Board Game (And here’s a short blog post about the educational values of this game.) To help explain Tina’s Jay Leno reference History of Us, by Joy Hakim The Hero of Harlaam, entire book is available online at this link…I’ve linked Ch 18, where the story is found. Hans Brinker (this link is to the version of the book I talk about in the show) Rabbit trails Extreme Engineering (Seasons available on Netflix instant view) Nova, Nature, How its Made (Seasons available on Netflix instant view) iGame Timer 2 Charlotte Mason Charlotte Mason Study Guide, by Penny Gardner Great forum thread on being afraid of failing at homeschooling California Virtual Academies (CAVA)… https://cava.k12.com/  is the place to look for the same program outside of CA. Connections Academy Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey, by Pandia Press The Wired Homeschool podcast Here’s the review I wrote on iTunes, which tells even more about why I like this show (click the image below to see it bigger): The Sociable Homeschooler podcast Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter @SavvyHomeschool and on Facebook at SavvyHomeschoolMoms. Also you can call and leave us a voicemail at (559)426-6670. Subscribe to our podcast through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/savvy-homeschool-moms/id529043541

51mins

30 May 2012

Rank #2

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How to start homeschooling, Part 2, Step by Step (2/24/13, Ep 27)

(Part 1 is here.) In this episode the moms chat about DragonBox, a Pandia Press giveaway and steps to starting homeschooling. Part one can be found here. Links in this Episode: Notabli for blogging about your kids. Here’s a great review. ArtKive app DragonBox Books of the Week: The Finches Fabulous Furnace by Roger Drury The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall The Thirteenth Unicorn by W.D. Newman, (currently a free download on Amazon!) The Orange Trees of Versailles, by Annie Pietri The Golden Tree (Book 12 of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky Magyk by Angie Sage So you want to be a writer by Vicki Hambleton Athena the Wise by Joan Holub Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke Star Wars, the Clone Wars by Jason Fry Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith by James Luceno World Book Night Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Links of the Week: GoogleLitTrips Enchanted Homeschooling Mom–shop no longer exists. 🙁 Pandia Press  Life Science and Biology 2, a Rafflecopter giveaway The Fraser Institute: Home Schooling Improves Academic Performance and Reduces Impact of Socio-Economic Factors Why I Believe in Homeschooling Where Do I Start with Homeschooling? Watch this homeschooling video series by HomeSchool Association of California (HSC) Savvy Homschool Moms Episode #3 A2Z Home’s Cool, SecularHomeschool.com and Yahoogroups to find local support groups Homeschool Legalities Homeschool Websites and Blogs we recommend:  HomeschoolRealm.com (Tina’s homeschool blog) Balancing Everything: an eclectic homeschooling family (some occasional religious content, as the family is Mormon.) A Magical Childhood: an unschooling family. Not aware of their religious preference, as I don’t recall ever noticing her mention it. Melissa Wiley: author of children’s books that also blogs about homeschooling…she alternates between unschooling and structured learning (aka “tidal schooling”). They are a Catholic homeschool family, though I’ve never noticed any religious content on her blog Simple Homeschool: a blog site with multiple authors. More like an online magazine. Homeschool.com’s podcasts. Secular Homeschool has great reviews, blog posts and forums. Secular Homeschool.com Reviews Every Education Has Gaps This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 9mins

26 Feb 2013

Rank #3

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Homeschooling with Chronic Illness (Ep20, 10/8/12)

In this episode the mom’s chat about Flylady routines, history lesson mishaps, share 2 great educational British websites, and Beckie talks about homeschooling with chronic illness. Links in this episode: Flylady.net January’s Girl – Top 5 Parenting Tips Popular Mechanics for Kids Videos Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Ancient China The Animal House on PBS  (Specifically the Ant Colony video we discussed) Discovering Great Artists (Art History curriculum used by both the Savvy Moms! ) Michelangelo The Sociable Homeschooler (We were interviewed on October 5th) Books in this episode: Once Upon a Curse (Tales of the Frog Princess) A Gift of Dragons The Gift (Witch and Wizard) Annie’s Adventures (Sisters 8, Book 1) Dragon Rider (also by same author, Inkheart) The  Case of the Missing Monkey (High-Rise Private Eyes) The Chronicles of Pern:First Fall Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger Tanks Horrible History Activity Village Ben and Me: Homeschooling With a Chronic Illness  This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

56mins

18 Oct 2012

Rank #4

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Structured vs Delayed Preschool (Ep 5, 6/16/12)

This week the moms discuss memorizing math facts, structured vs delayed preschool, encouraging special needs children to read, and Tina reviews Math Mammoth. Links in this episode TinaMama’s Pinterest PBSKids Chisenbop Tutorial Finger Multiplication Finger Math Right Start Math Games Timez Attack XtraMath (This is the digital flash cards game Tina talked about but couldn’t remember the name of on the show.) Soroban Abacus Enki Education Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (book) Librivox Math Mammoth Currclick (site mentioned where you can purchase Math Mammoth ebooks, as well as lots of other digital curriculum, and educational webinars.)

1hr 18mins

19 Jun 2012

Rank #5

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Quick Tips and Tricks for Homeschooling (Ep 15, 8/26/12)

In this episode the mom’s chat about preparing for the first day of homeschool, read listener mail, foreign language study ideas and 6 quick tips and tricks for homeschooling! Links in this episode: Is your Child fearful of reading? Comment here!  Homeschool Realm ~ Read Alouds for 6yr Old Boys Book List Mango Languages Rosetta Stone Muzzy, the BBC Language Program IEM Charter Schools Enchanted Learning  Library Books App –no longer exists Teachers Pay Teachers iMotion HD The Kids Should See This This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com. Be sure to listen to episode 19 for the new correct coupon code!

1hr 10mins

29 Aug 2012

Rank #6

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Part 1, Interview with Deborah Markus, The Bitter Homeschooler (Ep 32, 6/4/13)

In this episode the moms interview Deborah Markus, author of the Bitter Homeschoolers Wish List, and editor and owner of Secular Homeschooling Magazine. Links in this Episode: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Bitter Homeschooler’s Wish List Secular Homeschooling Magazine The Bitter Homeschoolers Chocolate Cookbook (no longer available) Don’t Worry! A Guide for Relatives and Friends of Homeschoolers Deborah Markus, Writer Facebook Page Secular Homeschooling Magazine Facebook Page This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 11mins

7 Jun 2013

Rank #7

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Homeschool Co-ops (Ep 21, 10/29/2012)

In this episode the moms talk about field trips galore, Google Earth, the Earthquake and… Homeschool co-ops!! Links in this episode: Homeschoolrealm Facebook page Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Horrible Histories Google Earth Google Earth (Oceans, as mentioned by Beckie) Humble EBook Bundle  Books in this episode: Isle of Swords by Wayne Batson World’s Toughest Machines by Judy Schmauss How to Draw Monster Trucks Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss by Justin Richards Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow A Gift of Dragons by Anne McCaffery Master Cornhill by Eloise Jarvis McGraw Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke  Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George The Chronicles of Pern: The First Fall Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua “Links of the Week”: The Toymaker Biddy Bedtime Stories Savvy Homeschool Moms Episode 3 – Getting Started Homeschooling Book ~ Homeschool Co-ops, How to Start Them, Run Tem and Not Burn Out What is a homeschool co-op? Richmond Math Salon video: This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 11mins

4 Nov 2012

Rank #8

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Using Incentives in Homeschooling, (2/12/13, Ep 26)

In this week’s episode, the moms talk about using their new “Seize the Year” wall calendars to get organized and using incentives and rewards to help homeschooling run more smoothly. Links in this Episode: 2013 “Seize the Year” Wall Calendar Chalkboard paint HomeRoutines, Toodledo, and Scatterbrain apps to get on track. (Sadly, Scatterbrain is no longer available. *sad*) Journey North Mystery Class “Books of the Week”: A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler The Orange Trees of Versailles by Anni Pietri The Finches’ Fabulous Furnace by Roger W. Drury Guardians of Ga’Hoole series Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion by Sue Mongredien Magyk by Angie Sage Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  by Douglas Adams “Links of the Week”: Disney Family HighScore House–Unfortunately this site has become no longer available. But we did see this program as a possible alternative: Me In a Tree Using Incentives in the classroom Should Learning be it’s Own Reward? Using Incentives in Homeschooling TimesUpKidz – Sadly, this site no longer exists. iRewardChart app Helpful Homeschool Hints: Small Rewards for Children Homeschool Reward System and Incentive Chart – Off to a Good Start Ask PSL: “I homeschool and my house is a battle zone” Homeschooling Part II: How Using Consequences and Rewards can Help This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 6mins

18 Feb 2013

Rank #9

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Making Homeschooling Fun (Ep 8 , 7/9/12)

In this episode, the moms talk about ways to make homeschooling fun, bliss-led learning, and using games in your curriculum. Links in this episode: Article: How Emotions Affect Learning Delight Driven Learning Excellence in Education ~ Game Curriculum Games For Learning Yahoo Group Games4Learning Yahoo Group Geosafari Games Yahoo Group Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter @SavvyHomeschool and on Facebook at SavvyHomeschoolMoms. Also you can call and leave us a voicemail at (559)426-6670. Subscribe to our podcast through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/savvy-homeschool-moms/id529043541

1hr 11mins

12 Jul 2012

Rank #10

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Getting Organized (Ep 10, 7/22/12)

In this episode, the moms discuss birthday parties, other podcasts, ways to save on homeschool resources, getting organized, and how they talk to their children about national tragedies. Links in this episode: WhoHype Discount School Supply Live Security Platinum virus (Tina said “platform” on the show, it should have been “platinum”…this is the link she used to get it off her computer.) Nerd101 (no longer exists) Tales from the Jungle Crews Manic Mommies You Had to be There School of Podcasting Podcast Answer Man You Made it Weird The Wired Homeschool Busy Mom’s Survival Guide  The Eventual Millionaire The LinkedIn Lady Show This Little Parent Stayed Home  NOTE: This show still exists, but it has evolved into something totally different than what I talked about on the show. I don’t care for it anymore, but check it out and see what you think. The Sociable Homeschooler Homeschool Buyers Co-op Vegsource ~ Used Homeschool Curriculum-no longer exists Required Paperwork Binder  School Organization Binder FlyLady Control Journal Beckie’s Favorite Post-it Note Dispenser Homeschool Freebie of the Day Currclick – No longer exists This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com. Be sure to listen to episode 19 for the newest coupon code!

1hr 8mins

23 Jul 2012

Rank #11

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How to Stay Sane While Homeschooling (Ep 12, 8/5/12)

In this episode, the moms talk about World Breastfeeding Week, the Mars rover landing, preschool audiobooks, and how to stay sane while homeschooling! Links from this episode: Savvy Homeschool Moms Talk Breastfeeding on Mothering.com  The Mysterious Benedict Society (book) Pieter Brueghel Painting, “Children’s Games” Mars Rover Curiosity video (streamed live, now recorded) More info on Curiosity Georges Méliès Robert Munsch Where the Wild Things Are audiobook Russell Hoban’s Frances Collection Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato Blueberries for Sal Tikki Tikki Tembo Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Jim Weiss and on Amazon Magic Tree House audiobooks Rainbow Magic Fairies This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com. Be sure to listen to episode 19 for the new correct coupon code!

1hr 2mins

8 Aug 2012

Rank #12

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Planning for the New School Year (Ep 11, 7/29/12)

In this episode, the moms chat about the Olympics, Doctor Who, and planning for the new school year. Tina’s Flags of the Olympics Printable Enchanted Learning (also mentioned for flag printables) Weekly Homeschool Planner Discovering Great Artists Great American Artists for Kids ToonTown (no longer exists) More Podcast Money Flattr We are now “savvyhomeschoolmoms” on Instagram! Mead Flex Hybrid Notebinder Explode the Code Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons HomeschoolRealm.com’s Charlotte Mason booklist for history (mentioned by Tina, containing prehistory/ancient history books) Tina’s 2012/13 School Year “Spreadsheet of Awesomeness” Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets (The Royal Diaries series…Tina mentions this in the show, about the Native American princess who lived at the time of the pilgrims in Plymouth) The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce (Dear America/My Name is America series…pilgrim boy on the Mayflower) A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 (Dear America series…pilgrim girl on the Mayflower) Thinking Girls Treasury books You Wouldn’t Want to Be series If You Lived at the Time of series Timeline Index Literature to Supplement History The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day Beethoven’s Wig cd series Classical Kids cd collection (Beethoven Lives Upstairs, etc) National Women’s Hall of Fame 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet Builders of the Old World This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com. Be sure to listen to episode 19 for the new correct coupon code!Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter @SavvyHomeschool and on Facebook at SavvyHomeschoolMoms. Also you can call and leave us a voicemail at (559)426-6670. Subscribe to our podcast through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/savvy-homeschool-moms/id529043541

1hr 8mins

31 Jul 2012

Rank #13

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Homeschool Field Trip Ideas (Ep 13, 8/12/12)

In this episode the moms chat about surviving the heat, E-books vs printed books, and homeschool field trip ideas! Links in this episode: Perseid Meteor Shower How many prints can YOU get out of your ink cartridge Factory Tours USA Earth Arts Studio ~ Margaret Hudson Studio Field Trip Factory National Park Services National Parks Field Trip pages Free Entrance Days for National Parks Monetery Bay Aquarium Homeschool Days Legoland Homeschool Days This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com. Be sure to listen to episode 19 for the new correct coupon code!

1hr 20mins

16 Aug 2012

Rank #14

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Summer Planning and Learning (Ep 31, 5/20/13)

In this episode the moms chat about Postcards from Youth: Peru, Biddy Bedtime Stories and Summer Planning and Learning. Links in this episode: Postcards from Youth: Peru Biddy Bedtime Stories http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Truck-CVC-Memory-and-Flat-Tire-Game-125299 Books in this Episode: The Thirteenth Unicorn by W.D. Newman Flyte by Angie Sage (Septimus Heap #2) Vampire Brat and Ghostsitters by Angie Sage (Araminta Spookie series) Warriors: Forest of Secrets and Warriors: Rising Storm by Erin Hunter Revolutionary War on Wednesday, Twister on Tuesday, Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne Vampire Brat by Angie Sage (#4 in Araminta Spookie series) Ghostsitters (#5 in Araminta Spookie series) Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Mysterious Messages by Gary Blackwood How to Write your Life Story by Ralph Fletcher How Writers Work by Ralph Fletcher A Writer’s Notebook by Ralph Fletcher. Cool Cars and Trucks, and Cool Castles by Sean Kenney Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel Unnatural Creatures a book of short stories selected by Neil Gaiman Days of the Knights by Christopher Maynard Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Emma Sterne and Barbara Lindsay Pottermore Links of the Week: http://livingmath.net/  and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingMathForum/ http://www.biologycorner.com/ Summer Learning Loss Savvy Homeschool Moms Episode #4 Summer Reading Programs Five Ways to Make Homeschooling Fun While on Summer Vacation 5 Ways to Encourage Summer Learning Homeschooling Through Summer  This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr

22 May 2013

Rank #15

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The Savvy Homeschool Kids (Ep #50, 1/4/15)

In this episode the moms interview the Savvy Homeschool Kids, Dani, Maeven and Tyren! 1979 Happy Days Softball…Tina saw them on their 1983 tour, just a few years later. (Only pic I could find online) Tina’s friendly neighborhood peacock Links in this Episode: Forbidden Island Lego Birthday Party on a Budget Miracle Fruit Tablets Henry Winkler Hank Zipzer, the World’s Greatest Underachiever Tales from the Jungle Crews Settlers of Catan Ticket to Ride Terraria Danielle: Wizard 10 Rainbow Loom Judy Moody Foresterie Underground Gardens Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Tyr: Animal Jam Maeve: Crystal Cave Books in this Episode: Beckie: The Nerdist Podcast Welcome to Nightvale Sleep With Me  (a small warning, the episodes are marked explicit by iTunes, and I have never heard an entire episode, but what I have heard is mostly PG) Together: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling Three Cups of Tea (young readers edition) by Greg Mortenson Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend Helen Keller by Judith St. George King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About the American Revolution by Steve Sheinkin Maeven (Age 14): Wolves of the Beyond books by Kathryn Lasky Tyren (Age 9): A Hero for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi Tina: Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell and Sharing the Joy of Nature (Now called Sharing Nature with Children 2) All Joy and No Fun:The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between by Soleil Moon Frye How to Talk to Children about Art by Francoise Barbe-Gall Keeping a Nature Journal by Claire Walker Leslie Links in this Episode: Beckie: Book List for Young Architects Playful Learning Tina: Webucator To register for a course, all they need to do is: Go to our Self-paced Courses page. Browse through the courses. Click the Order Now button next to the course. Enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Validate Coupon. Complete the registration. This episode is sponsored by: Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com. Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at www.mathmammoth.com. Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at www.pandiapress.com.

1hr 38mins

10 Jan 2015

Rank #16

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How to Start Homeschooling (Ep 7, 7/1/12), part 1

(Part 2 is here.) In this episode the moms chat about summertime fun, money games, how to start homeschooling, and Tina reviews Story of the World. Links in this Episode: Netflix Origami Secular Homeschool The Mysterious Benedict Society Coins Count The Exchange Change Game Book Recommendations Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath-You Can Do This! The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start Homeschooling at the Speed of Life Homeschooling Year by Year Homeschooling and Loving It Article: Are You Qualified? (Not mentioned on the show, as we discovered it after the fact) Website Recommendations How to start homeschooling So you are thinking about homeschooling Homeschool.com’s podcast page Homeschool Legalities by State (List of states on left side of page). Story of the World Curriculum What is Classical Education? Charlotte Mason and Classical Education Jim Weiss Nomads documentaries mentioned: Grass and People of the Wind Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter @SavvyHomeschool and on Facebook at SavvyHomeschoolMoms. Also you can call and leave us a voicemail at (559)426-6670. Subscribe to our podcast through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/savvy-homeschool-moms/id529043541

1hr 15mins

3 Jul 2012

Rank #17

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Using Music to Enrich your Homeschool (Ep 29, 4/14/13)

In this episode the moms talk about Biddy Bedtime Stories, more family-friendly game recommendations, and ways of using music to enrich your homeschool. Links in this Episode: Biddy Bedtime Stories Coffee Dough Fossils Salt Crystals Root Viewer Sakura Quick Math Books in this Episode: Magyk by Angie Sage Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves Snake and Lizard by Joy Crowley Stuart’s Cape by Sara Pennypacker Bethany the Ballet Fairy by Daisy Meadows A New Beginning (Magic Puppies #1) by Sue Bentley The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull (about Dr Seuss) William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki Redoute: The Man Who Painted Flowers by Carolyn Croll My Napoleon by Catherine Brighton The King’s Day: Louis XIV of France by Aliki Paris 1789: A Guide to Paris on the Eve of the Revolution by Rachel Wright Neversink by Barry Wolverton Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams The Seventh Moon by Marius Gabriel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Breathless by Dean Koontz How to be a Medieval Knight by Fiona MacDonald You are Stardust by Elin Kelsey Knights and Castles by Philip Dixon Charlotte in Giverny by Joan MacPhail Knight Fairy School Drop Out by Meredith Badger The Royal Diaries, Marie Antoinette by Kathryn Lasky Draw 50 Cats Draw 50 Monsters Draw 50 Flowers Fire Truck Factory by Catherine Anderson Big Book of Airplanes by Caroline Bingham Messenger and Son by Lois Lowery Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Garriger Links in this Episode: http://www.ihomeschoolnetwork.com/10-days-of-series/ http://www.playfullearning.net Games that were suggested in comments: Dominion Forbidden Island Spot It Sleeping Queens Space Math from NASA Tips for Teachers: How to Incorporate Music into Teaching and Lesson Plan 10 Ways to Help Kids Become Enthusiastic Learners through Music Extending Songs as Teaching Supplements Raffi Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Rolling Stones Video and reading about the expression’s meaning here Ten songs inspired by real places Music as One of Your Classroom Strategies Music Timeline Music History 102: A Guide to Western Composers and their Music from Middle Ages to Present (supposed to have recordings, but I couldn’t find them…but still great info there) Medieval and Renaissance instruments (great pictures and descriptions! Some pages have sound files too!) Here’s a video on the Evolution of Music Here’s another video on the evolution of music…2 guys, a violin and a cello http://www.contemplator.com/america/ Popular Songs from American History. Here’s a great webpage about music and art together History for Music Lovers They Might Be Giants ~ Here Comes Science Here’s a song about volcanoes Teacher and the Rockbots –multiplication songs Googol Power –multiplication and addition songs SteveSongs –songs on all sorts of topics (mostly preschool topics…look for his PBS songs) Steve Weeks –alphabet cds, alliterations They Might Be Giants Here Come the 123’s & Here Come the ABC’s Rachel Buchman–recommend Sing a Song of Seasons and Hello Everybody Jim Gill –Recommend ALLLLLL his music! Raffi –Recommend EVERYTHING by Raffi! Dragontales music Laurie Berkner Greg and Steve Schoolhouse Rock (Covers Grammer, History, Science and Math!) Games with music The Ultimate List of Online Music https://musopen.org/  Provides free music recordings, sheet music and more http://www.classicsforkids.com/ learn about classical music and have fun www.songsforteaching.com and http://www.songsforteaching.net/ (the blog) Musical Arts Make Sense! This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 1min

22 Apr 2013

Rank #18

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Homeschooling Thanksgiving in a Culturally Sensitive Way, Episode 22 (11/17/12)

*The audio player is at the bottom of the page, and if you’d like to skip right to the Thanksgiving content, it begins at 1hr, 48sec (1:00:48).* In this episode the moms chat about Halloween fun, the History Odyssey curriculum, and maintaining cultural sensitivity during Thanksgiving. Links in this episode: Stick Works Art Installation Math Wrap-Ups World Book Night BookCrossing Little Free Libraries All Hallow’s Read Paperback Swap Books in this episode: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer Dragon Slippers Dragonflight Dealing with Dragons Muse Magazine Lego Club Jr Emily the Strange Illusions A Bridge Across Forever StoryBundle “Links of the Week”: Google Art Project Kitchen Pantry Scientist Curriculum Reviewed in this episode: Pandia Press History Odyssey Ancients Level I (what Beckie is using) Early Modern Level I (what Tina is using) Timelines (we both use these!) Homeschooling Thanksgiving in a Culturally Sensitive Way, Thanksgiving and Native American Links: *PLEASE NOTE: Beckie and I pronounced “Wampanoag” incorrectly throughout this episode. I just discovered this through watching Plimoth Plantation videos, where they pronounce it [wam-puh-nog]. I apologize for that! We should have researched that better ahead of time!* American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month Oyate.org Kids Thanksgiving Books Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving…Please note that we are no longer linking to this book, as I (Tina) have just discovered it on the list of NOT recommended books by Oyate.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20121113221748/http://www.oyate.org/resources/booklist.html  I should have thought to check the list before talking about the book. Not sure why it didn’t occur to me at the time. Please refer to the list on Oyate.org above to find appropriate books. Sadly, the list is very short. Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets The Journal of Jasper Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple Thanksgiving: A day of celebration or a day of mourning for Native Americans? Beware of False History Books Understanding Prejudice This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

1hr 26mins

20 Nov 2012

Rank #19

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Summer Reading Programs (Ep 4, 6/10/12)

We are back after a week off due to internet issues. This week the moms discuss Summer Reading Programs, more Secular Charlotte Mason, iTunes feedback, and Beckie reviews Moving Beyond the Page. Links in this episode: Math Mammoth Enid Blyton Dinotopia Dolphin Tale Summer Bridge Activities Math Made Easy Scholastic Summer Reading Program Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program Chuck E. Cheese Reward Calendars BookIt Program Book Adventure Pottery Barn Kids Guardians of Ga’Hoole series Wolves of the Beyond series…spinoff from the Ga’Hoole series Moving Beyond the Page Curriculum Charlotte Mason Links: 20 Principles of Charlotte Mason Penny Gardner, Charlotte Mason Study Guide Original CM series online / CM Series in Modern English online More about Charlotte Mason Education Creative ideas for narration iPhone apps mentioned: iBird and My Nature Tree Guide Don’t forget there’s even more Charlotte Mason info on Tina’s website, Homeschool Realm (Look for “Secular Charlotte Mason” in the sidebar menu)

1hr 7mins

14 Jun 2012

Rank #20