Interview with Kate Johnson, Founder of Pandia Press (Ep #47, 8/31/14)

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Interview with Kate Johnson of Pandia Press, Episode 47 of the Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast

In this episode the moms detail their plans for the new school year and share an interview with Kate Johnson, founder of Pandia Press, publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. They learn about how the company began, all about their current programs, and where the company is going next!

Links in this Episode:

Tina’s blog post about her new “Experience-Based Learning” system
Tina’s blog post about dropping curriculum
Planned Spontaneity

Tie dye shirts with Sharpies
History Odyssey – Modern Times
Moving Beyond the Page, 10 – 12
REAL Science Odyssey – Biology 2
Math Mammoth
Handwriting without Tears – Cursive Success
Moving Beyond the Page, 6-8
REAL Science Odyssey – Chemistry 1
Handwriting without Tears – Printing Power
All About Reading Level 1
Rocket Pencil
ArtsyFartsymama Planner Pages
Homeschool Helper iPad App

Books in this Episode:

Magyk by Angie Sage

Dani (Officially age 12) – Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara by Daisy Piper, Princess Callie and the Fantastic Fire Breathing Dragon by Daisy Piper, Princess Callie and the Race for the Ruby Cup by Daisy Piper, Off to be a Wizard (Magic 2.0 book 1) by Scott Meyer and Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 Book 2) by Scott Meyer

Jack (age 8) – Still working hard on his All About Reading readers, he’s doing SO awesome!

Beckie – The First 5 books in the Chronicles of Nick series, Infinity, Invincible,  Infamous, Inferno, Illusion all by Sherrilynn Kenyon, and the Wayward Pines series, Pines, Wayward, and The Last Town, by Blake Crouch, Locke and Key Book 2 and 3 and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.

– Finished The Farwalker’s Quest by Joni Sensel, most of the way through the 2nd book in the trilogy: The Timekeeper’s Moon.

Maeven (age 13.5) – Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear (books 2 & 3 of Dragon Slippers series) by Jessica Day George…also Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and currently reading last book Talking to Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede.

Tyren (age 9) – Started reading the WondLa series, by Tony DiTerlizzi. He whizzed through book 1–The Search for WondLa and started book 2–A Hero for WondLa

This episode is sponsored by:

Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at

Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at

Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at

7 Responses

  1. Joni James

    I would love to see the Pinterest boards in use! This is a really great idea- Tina we are kindred spirits when it comes to curricula…

      • Tina

        I’m so glad Joni!! I have struggled for so very long…I knew there had to be other people out there that would benefit from these ideas. :)

        I’d love to hear how things are going!!

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