Starting our back-to-home school year with a curriculum from Memoria Press allows us to homeschool with enriching, quality learning materials.
My days of homeschooling before using Memoria Press were interesting, to say the least.
I often would just pick up random books that I would see for sale in thrift stores, or I would use donated books that seemed to be okay.
Now that is fine to start with.
But, over time as you gain more experience homeschooling and a better understanding of your child’s needs, you can begin to fine-tune and choose a curriculum style that works best for them.
When I came across Memoria Press, I knew this was the perfect fit for my son.
I love how the pages are not too colorful and busy with tons of pictures but straightforward.
Of course, we love the Christian aspect that is interweaved throughout the curriculum as well.
And the overall classical education model makes this curriculum feel gentle and steady.
I have been a long-time reader of their catalog The Classical Teacher.
Their monthly catalog was very helpful in getting me aquatinted with the curriculum choices they offer for core subjects such as math, English, science, and history.
As well as other subjects such as art, music, classical studies, phonics, spelling, writing, and much more.
In 2019, I made my first purchase and never looked back!
I transitioned my homeschooling method of purchasing random learning materials to using Memoria Press as a solid one-stop for our homeschool curriculum needs for my older son.
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STARTING BACK TO HOMESCHOOL WITH MEMORIA PRESS
Preparing for a new homeschool year is exciting knowing it’s a fresh start for everyone.
Although, we do complete many tutoring hours during the summer our fall learning officially starts with a fresh homeschool year.
I have not been disappointed with the products or ordering services through Memoria Press.
Rod and Staff is the math curriculum that we purchase from Memoria Press.
My son enjoys how simple the workbooks and textbooks are easy to follow.
Within the curriculum level for 5th grade, there are strong lessons on:
- Numbers—Place value to hundred billion, decimals to thousandths, factoring, and prime numbers.
- Measures—Metric system: basic units and prefixes, changing units.
- Fractions—Multiplying and dividing, understanding ratio and proportion.
- Geometry—Finding volume, introduction to lines, points, and angles.
- Percents—Fraction-decimal-percent equivalents
- Graphs—Line graphs
A speed drills booklet and chapter tests are also included.
The teacher’s manual and answer sheets are also included.
There are several other different math options to choose from.
There is also a homeschool community within the Memoria Press Forums.
You can ask questions, and meet other homeschooling families who are using the curriculum by Memoria Press.
We also regularly enjoy additional resources to help with creative writing, handwriting, and spelling skills.
Shipping is quick and accurate as well.
WHO OWNS MEMORIA PRESS?
MP was originally founded by Cheryl Lowe and her son Brian in 1994.
Cheryl Lowe authored many popular Latin programs.
As headmistress, she led Highland Latin School into national prominence.
And in Today’s Woman Magazine’s education category, she was named “Most Admired Woman.
Mrs. Lowe passed in 2017, but her legacy continues.
Today MP is a family-run business.
WHAT IS A CLASSICAL EDUCATION?
Memoria Press characterizes its products in 3 categories.
They also follow a Classical Christian Education framework.
This framework is cultivated around wisdom, and virtue through meditating on the good, true, and beautiful.
MEMORIA PRESS SALES
A popular sale that is held at a specific time throughout the year is “free shipping” for the month.
However, sites like Rainbow Resource offers Memoria Press and other curricula at a slight discount.
Memoria Press also stands by its products with a great 60-day return policy if needed.
You can always contact them to find out about any upcoming sales.
WHERE DO I START IF I WANT TO HOMESCHOOL?
The process of starting or beginning a back-to-homeschool year requires a bit of planning and decision-making.
Whether you have a preschooler ready to begin homeschool preschool.
Or, a school-aged child ready (or almost ready) to bring summer fun to an end and get back into the routine of homeschooling.
This is an exciting time of year.
If your child was previously attending public school, start by letting them know your intent to homeschool by following your state’s proper school board channels.
I would also highly recommend checking out HSLDA’s website which is very informative about homeschool state laws throughout the country.
Last, once you understand all the legal information, now the fun begins!
As a homeschooling parent, you can take advantage of all the great back-to-school sale ads too.
Because this time of year you will typically see rock-bottom prices on supplies like:
- Copy Paper
- Ink pens
- Lunch bags – If it’s easier for you, you can still pack your child’s lunch even as a homeschooler.
- Pencil pouches
- Copy paper
As you prepare your home for back to homeschool, you can store and organize your bulk supplies.
Finalize your curriculum choice.
And map out your homeschool schedule.
FUN BACK TO HOMESCHOOL TRADITIONS TO TRY
Take snapshots of First Day photos.
Decorate your homeschool room or space.
Have a first-day-of-school picnic.
Celebrate the first day with an ice cream social.
Have a special art or craft for the first day.
Cook a special first-day-of-school breakfast or dinner.
Gift your child a special first-day-of-school basket.
Exchange first day of school letters between child, siblings, mom, and dad.
Bake a special treat.