When a Homeschool Curriculum Doesn’t Work (Episode 25, 2/3/13)

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When a Homeschool Curriculum Doesn't Work, Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast

Please note: If you downloaded this episode prior to 2/23/13, please delete it and re-download. There was a glitch a little after the 1hr mark where our intro/outro music just randomly started playing (not sure how I missed that before, but it’s fixed now!), making it difficult to hear the content. The file here on this page should be the corrected one, so just throw out the old one and listen here or redownload and you should be good to go! 🙂
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In this episode the moms chat about a vacation, paper airplanes and what to do when a homeschool curriculum doesn’t work for you.

Links in this Episode:

Monarch Grove
Letterboxing and Geocaching
Sea Life Center at Avila Beach
Doc Burnsteins Ice Cream Lab in Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
Elephant Seals rookery at San Simeon
Raising Playful Tots Podcast
HomeRoutines App
Journey North Mystery Class
Pento for the iPad

Books of the Week:
The Golden Acorn by Catherine Cooper
The Children’s Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler  (Emily Windsnap books Tina mentioned, can be found here.)
The Orange Trees of Versailles by Anni Pietri
The Miserable Mill (Series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket
The Magic Half by Annie Barrows
The Sword in the Grotto by Angie Sage (Araminta Spookie series)
Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky
Oliver Moon’s Summer Howliday by Sue Mongredien
Oliver Moon and the Spell-Off by Sue Mongredien
Oliver Moon and the Monster Mystery by Sue Mongredien
My Haunted House by Angie Sage (Araminta Spookie series)
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Goddess Girls Books by Joan Holub
The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch

Links of the Week
BBC Schools – Primary History

TunnelBear and Hola (for viewing blocked UK websites)

EarthCams

About.com places to buy and sell used homeschool curriculum
Homeschool Classifieds
Mothering.com Homeschool Curriculum Board

This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

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5 Responses

  1. Chinonyerem

    Thanks for another great episode ladies! I have a few curricula around here that haven’t worked for us including, like you Beckie, Right Start Math. I wanted to love it like so many others do but, oh my goodness, far too much prep work for me.

    I had a question about MathMammoth. We are doing 4B right now and I am not sure if I am missing something. Is there a teacher’s guide/manual? I feel like some of the worksheets need a good bit of explanation but I can’t find any. Did I forget to download something?

    Thanks for the BBC Schools-Primary History link as well.

  2. jamie

    My son and I love to watch the Eiffel Tower lights come on via EarthCam! One of our favorite sites – especially for my geography and history obessessed 5-year-old!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your show!!!

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