The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s June 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 07/01/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "July 2020 Monthly Newsletter"
Are you looking for a way to add hands-on activities to your Build Your Library curriculum (BYL)? Then you may want to check out History Unboxed (HU). I was sent one of their kits to review and I’m excited to share some information with you! Hands-on activities have always been a struggle in our homeschool. That’s … Continue reading "Unboxing “History Unboxed”"
Maurice Sendak is widely considered to be one of the most important children’s book authors and illustrators of the 20th century. And though he died in 2012 at the age of 83, today would be his 91st birthday! Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 to Polish-Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!"
Have you ever received a snarky comment from an acquaintance along the lines of “Oh, you homeschool your children? I didn’t know you have a teaching degree”? I could go on for an entire separate article of how and why you as a parent are fully capable and qualified to homeschool your children. If you … Continue reading "Build Your Library University (for Parents)"
What makes a good summer read? Is it a book that takes place during the summer months? One that evokes the feeling of freedom and fun that summer captures? Maybe it’s a book that takes place at your favorite summer destination, a travel story, or a fluffy beach read. Because of COVID-19, summer vacations … Continue reading "10 Books to Read For a Summer Escape!"
Up until about 3 or 4 months ago, the 2020 homeschool convention season was just about to kick off. But that also meant you needed to live within travel distance to whichever venue was hosting the event. Admission costs to conventions usually aren’t too steep, but the airfare, gas, lodging, restaurants, and any other incidentals … Continue reading "The End of Homeschool Conventions As We Know Them?"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s May 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 06/01/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "June 2020 Monthly Newsletter"
If you follow a traditional school schedule, then you are at the conclusion of another homeschool year! You did it! Give yourself a moment to celebrate! While the past 9 or 10 months are still fresh in your mind, now is the perfect time to reflect on this school year. Was this your first year, … Continue reading "12 Step End of the Year Homeschool Wrap Up"
If you are new to Build Your Library, you might find it overwhelming when deciding where to start. Should you go with your child’s grade level? Or just begin at the beginning so you won’t miss out on any of the fantastic literature selections? If you are homeschooling multiple ages should you combine them in … Continue reading "What Level Should I Choose?"
The core of Build Your Library’s literature-based homeschool curriculum is a stack of great quality books. Building young minds, one book at a time! But how do you acquire all of these books? Some of the larger curriculum companies provide a one-box solution where they ship you the entire year’s worth of books all at … Continue reading "How to Source Books for Build Your Library"