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Why Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Is Perfect for Our Homeschool

Looking for a homeschool math curriculum that your child can use independently? Teaching Textbooks may be the answer for you!

Why Teaching Textbooks is Perfect for Our Homeschool

Thank you to Teaching Textbooks for sponsoring this post and providing us with the newest 3.0 version. All opinions are 100% my own.
In all the years I've been homeschooling my kids, math has always been the one piece of curriculum that has never fit. Ever.

I've never been 100% pleased with anything. Lorelai is good at math all on her own, but that didn't help the fact that there was always an issue. There was that one curriculum that moved forward at a snail's pace. Then there was that one math book that seemed to start off at college level for 8 year olds. Nothing was ever just right.

That's all changed with Teaching Textbooks 3.0.

Teaching Textbooks is perfect for independent learning.

For a long time, Lorelai couldn't work independently. Between the dyslexia and the mental health issues, she needed me every step of the way. Now that we've overcome the mental health issues, and she's learned to navigate most of her dyslexia issues, she doesn't need me for all things. Since math comes easier to her than any other subject, she really doesn't need me for that.

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 is an online math program. She can just hop on the computer, tablet, or phone to do math whenever she wants. I've never been big on digital learning, and neither have my kids. In fact, they usually hate it. But that's not the case with this curriculum. 

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Lorelai actually enjoys this curriculum.Lately, it has become her go-to when she's bored. Also, it's the first thing she does when she wakes up. She jumps online to do math even before she's had breakfast!

You guys have no idea what that means in my world!

  • She feels good about her independence. (#1 reason!)
  • She can see her progress.
  • She can go out her own pace. (Some days, she does one lesson, while on others she'll do five.)
  • It's one less thing I have to worry about.

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I love that she can do her math ANYWHERE! 

Teaching Textbooks tracks progress.

I've never been big on grades in our homeschool. In fact, I don't grade anything until high school, and only because I need them for the transcript.

This program keeps the grades, which I can view from the Parent Page. 

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Teaching Textbooks is an affordable math curriculum.

As a single mom, one of my top considerations in anything is cost. Teaching textbooks is affordable.Just look at their pricing. Most of the time, it's less than $5 per month! I don't know about you, but that speaks to this mom's budget.

"Yes, Michelle, but you're only homeschooling ONE child. I have 7 kids."

Good news for large families! 

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Discount for large families.

The discount works for a family of 4-8 students. You will pay $199.08 for the year and have access to one level per student. Students will only receive access to one level per year. 

Why Teaching Textbooks Is Perfect for Our Homeschool

Teaching Textbooks offers free tutoring to struggling students.

Bet you didn't know this little fact: If your child is struggling with a concept, they can call Teaching Textbooks to speak with a free tutor who will help them work thru a problem area. We haven't had to use it, but how great is that! 

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Is Teaching Textbooks right for your family?

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10 Supplies that Changed Our Homeschool Forever


I've been homeschooling for 17 years. In that time, I've been through a lot of products, books and curriculum.

Only a few have been what I would consider life changing.

The following is a list of products that had a profound effect on our homeschool in one way or another.

5 Wintertime Nature Study Ideas for Your Homeschool

5 Wintertime Nature Study Ideas for Your Homeschool

Although outdoors time isn't always our first thought for wintertime, children still need to be out of doors

Like all other seasons, winter offers it's own unique variety of learning opportunities. In fact, theere are plenty of good reasons for having winter nature studies. 
I recommend reading Charlotte Mason's writings about winter walks to gain a better understanding of why children should be outdoors in winter.

But what to do in winter? Glad you asked! I've put together a 5-post series full of ideas for wintertime nature studies. Give them a look. I'm sure you'll find some fun activities to do with your children!

Our Charlotte Mason High School Curriculum 2014-15

A Charlotte Mason high school curriculum covering all subjects from nature study to writing, history to science.

Our Charlotte Mason High School Curriculum


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World History and American History

Alexis will be taking both World and American history this year. Although we've been studying world history from the beginning of our Charlotte Mason education, I believe that high school is an opportunity to study those periods again more intensely and with a more mature mind.

Our Charlotte Mason Middle School Curriculum 2014-15

A Charlotte Mason middle school curriculum covering all subjects from nature study to writing, history to science.

Our Charlotte Mason Middle School Curriculum


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Lorelai's curriculum has come to me quite easily this year. I won a homeschool giveaway worth $700 (Whaaat? I know, right?) Also, I purchased the Charlotte Mason bundle on the Build Your Bundle sale. I'm feeling pretty good about this. So what do we have lined up?


For the first 9 weeks we will be living in the old west using these weekly unit studies: Westward Ho! Part 1 and Part 2 - I won this in a giveaway and they just look like a lot of fun. That's how I want to kick off our next term - with fun!

9 Homeschool Products We Added to Our Curriculum in 2013

Of all the #homeschool products and curricula I tried in 2013, these are my top picks of the year. @tmichellecannon
Homeschool is ever-changing. I started out with this curriculum in February, but have tried and added quite a few homeschool products along the way. 

It happens. We try. We renew. We change.

In 2013, I tried quite a few homeschool products and curricula. Here are my favorites.

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