Saturday, May 18, 2019

Zach's Completed Independent Reading List (Kindergarten)

This list only contains readers that Zach read by himself, not ones we read to him.

Bob Books:
Set 1 (12 readers)
Set 2 (12 readers)
Set 3 (12 readers)

Abeka Little Owl Books:
Books 1-5
Tim Can

Sounds Like Reading books:
The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug
Stop, Drop, and Flop in the Slop
The Thing on the Wing Can Sing

I will be adding to this as we go...

Saturday, February 23, 2019

10th Grade Curriculum Choices

I posted our 10th grade courses here and now will go into depth with what we are using for each.

Image Credits: RainbowResource; WinterPromise; CompuScholar; Notgrass

Core Subjects

English II - Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind RED book; Writing With Skill; Vocabulary from Classical Roots; Book List

Algebra II - Saxon Algebra 2; Saxon Teacher CD's; Art Reed DVD's

Astronomy - Survey of Astronomy pack

World History - Notgrass' Exploring World History (Book List)

Latin II - Henle Latin


Bible II - Memoria Press' Christian Studies IV; New Testament and Old Testament flashcards

Graphic Design - Schoolhouse Teacher's Graphic Design course

Game Design - CompuScholar Unity Game Programming course

Equine Studies - Equine Science

Home Economics - Christian Light's Home Economics I

Monday, February 18, 2019

10th Grade High School Courses

We've already planned out 10th grade, though we won't start till the fall.  My daughter got a lot of credits her 9th grade year, so by the time 12th grade rolls out, she barely needs any and can pursue her passions more in depth.

Core Subjects
English II
Algebra II
World History
Latin II

Bible II 
Graphic Design
Game Design
Equine Studies
Home Economics

Total Credits - 7
Total High School Credits - 17.5

Extracurricular Activities
Violin lessons
Church Youth Group
Church Devotional Reading (Public Speaking)
Horse Riding Lessons

* Graphic Design is 1/4 credit, as is Equine Studies; Home Economics is 1/2 credit, the rest are full credits.  She took 2 years of violin lessons years ago and has missed it ever since, so we are hoping to incorporate them back in if time (and money) permits with also doing horse riding lessons.

Go here to see a detailed post about what we are using for each subject:

Thursday, January 31, 2019

FREE Homeschool Graphic Design Course

My daughter has been pursuing graphic design and we recently got her a graphic artist pad.  I was looking for a course on Graphic Design for homeschoolers and found one that is essentially free if you follow these steps:

Go here to sign up for a free trial of PureFlix and you will get a 3-month, free trial to  Then, once you sign up there, you can download the Graphic Design course for free!  It retails online elsewhere for $35, so this a great deal!

Schoolhouse Teachers also has tons of courses from Preschool-12th grade!  I used to have it years ago and actually forgot about it.  Now, it has a lot more courses that look great.  Well worth the 3-month free trial!

You also get free access to World Book through Schoolhouse Teachers and a lot more.  I was glad to have come across this and we enjoy Pure Flix too, so its a great deal all around for homeschoolers!

*After the 3-month trial, if you want to sign up for Schoolhouse Teachers, you get a discount if you are an HSLDA member!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

10 Years of Cambridgeshire Academy

I started this blog in 2009 when I started homeschooling my daughter.  I tried to catalog a lot of the journey with her from Kindergarten through, currently, 9th grade!  It is proving to be a great tool for us as I look back on what we did now that I'm starting to homeschool my son as well.  It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since I started our homeschool website!

My son is gifted, so we are doing things differently, though we are still using the same curriculum as we did with my daughter - I'm adding in more to fill out his craving for learning.  We will probably finish the phonics program (4th grade level) by the end of this year, and he is only Kindergarten level.  He is immersing himself in everything he can at the moment, he is like a sponge and doesn't seem to ever get full.

I hope to continue to catalog my daughter's journey through high school and then my son's entire school journey.  One of these days, I would like to update old links from posts over the past 10 years but that isn't a big priority right now, though I have done some.

Thanks to my readers, both new and old!  Here's to a great 2019!