This week we are giving away a copy of Teaching the Trivium by the Bluedorn’s. Do you want to ” give your children the tools they need to teach themselves? Long ago students were first taught how to learn. Today, students are taught an encyclopedia of subjects – trivia – but they are not taught the basic skills of learning: to discover, to reason, and to apply. They are not taught the Trivium.
Can you homeschool in a classical style without compromising your Christian principles? Because we are Christians, we do not want to pursue non-Christian goals. Classical Education must be sifted through the critical screen of the Scriptures to be transformed into a Biblical model.” from Trivium Pursuit Website
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Today I wanted to share some things that I do to make using the hardback Saxon Editions easier. The hardback 2nd Edition is composed of the Hardback book, Test Forms Book & Homeschool packet (aka the answers).
- I take the Test Forms Book to the local copy store and have them cut off the spine. I I then have several copies of the Timed Tests (if applicable) made. I just want to point out that once the spine is cut off you can now, easily, run the whole book through a copy machine.
- I also have them 3 hole punched my master at the copy store and then I put it in a binder so you have quick and easy access to it.
- The next thing I do may sound like crazy talk but let me tell you it makes my life so much easier throughout the year. I make all of the copies I need for the year before school and file them for easy use. Yes this costs a more up front but it makes my life so much easier when I’m not trying to copy things on my printer moments before they are needed. Or even the weekend before they are needed. I know for me as soon as a kid NEEDS a copy my printer WILL be out of ink
- Copy the page with the test schedule and put it with your planning materials.
- Read Using John Saxon’s Math Books (Art Reed) – Paperback and use his methods in your homeschool.
These are the things that I do to make doing Saxon Math Easy Breezy! I know that if you implement even a few of these ideas your experience with Saxon Math will be enhanced.
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