Junior Analytical Grammar Mechanics

Jr. Analytical Grammar: Mechanics has been written in response to frequent requests from our customers for instruction in punctuation, capitalization, and usage designed for children younger than those who are in the third “season” of Analytical Grammar. Many punctuation rules are based on a knowledge of advanced grammar, such as is covered in the second “season” of Analytical Grammar; however, we have pulled together those punctuation, capitalization, and usage rules which students with a thorough understanding of basic grammar can comprehend. Jr. AG: Mechanics is best used RIGHT AFTER completing Jr. AG. It usually takes 15 weeks. For grades 4 and 5.

Junior Analytical Grammar

Jr. Analytical Grammar is intended to introduce the ideas of English grammar to younger students. It is designed to be taught in an 11-week grammar “season” in either 4th or 5th grade. Created in response to requests for materials for younger students, it covers the same material found in the first season of Analytical Grammar, but the exercises are shorter and the reading level is lower. It is also more “interactive.” Rather than the student reading notes, the “notes” are really a series of questions and activities designed to help the child understand the concepts. For grades 4 and 5.

Analytical Grammar

Analytical Grammar teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage. It is designed to be taught in three grammar “seasons” over three years; however, it is flexible enough to be adapted to a one- or two-year schedule.

AG has been used successfully with students from the learning disabled to the highly gifted. This innovative and logical method is not only extremely effective, but makes learning grammar fun.

It is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach that will prepare your student for high school and college-level work. The home teacher does not need to be a grammar expert but can learn along with the student. For grades 6 and up.

Science in the Scientific Revolution

Science in the Scientific Revolution is the third book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from 1543 to the end of the 1600s.

Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, human anatomy, medicine, botany, zoology, heliocentrism, geocentrism, gases, pressure, electricity, fossils, microbiology, binary numbers, gravity, conservation laws, and the laws of motion. Throughout the course, the student learns that most of the great natural philosophers who lived during this time were devout Christians who were studying the world around them to learn more about the nature of God.

Holidays and Homeschooling: Bastille Day in France

Holidays & Homeschooling - Bastille Day in France

Holidays and Homeschooling Holidays and homeschooling are a perfect mix! As a matter of fact, there are so many holidays from all around the world – and they can be a terrific frugal resource and jumping off point for your studies. Everyone loves a party or a celebration! Why not use them as frugal resources […]

Cajun Sausage Skillet

Cajun Sausage Skillet from Hip Homeschool Moms

Andouille sausage, rice and spices come together for a quick meal in this Cajun Sausage Skillet supper.

Reading Eggs FREE 4 Week Trial

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Get your child using Reading Eggs today and enjoy the multi award-winning online reading program for 3-13 year olds. Sign up today at  http://readingeggs.com/hhmoms/! And don’t forget to TELL YOUR FRIENDS so their children can also try Reading Eggs for free! Here are a few quotes from moms in the Hip Homeschool Moms Facebook Community who have […]

Keeping Your Children Safe in the Sun


As concerned parents, many of us wonder which is worse: using sunscreen to block the sun, or letting our children play in the sun without it and potentially getting a sunburn.  Many health officials claim that it’s very important to always use sunscreen to protect against cancer. To better understand my view on this subject, let me clarify […]

Raddish Review and Discount Code!

raddish review and discount code

Raddish is a fun way to get your child from preschool through middle school involved in cooking and having fun in the kitchen! It’s also a great way to spend some time with your child while he or she has fun learning about everything from math to science to other cultures to home economics. It […]

HHM’s Featured Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop 6/30/15


Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   Team member Conni, who blogs at Cosmopolitan Cornbread, enjoyed last week’s Hop article about Montessori-Inspired Woodworking Activities. Tanya, of The Natural Homeschool, recommends this article on Starting a Classical Co-op. Jill, who blogs at Jill’s Home Remedies, had two favorites this week! She enjoyed this article about Outdoor […]

Celebrate Every Day of July

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Keen for some more summertime fun with an educational spin? How about taking up the Hip Homeschool Moms’ Month of July challenge? That’s right – every day this month features an official “day of the year” event that you can celebrate, gift, learn or enjoy with your kids. It’s simple really: print out the list […]

3 Classical Concepts

3 Great Concepts with the Classical Method | Jennifer at http://www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com/

We’ve tried out various homeschool styles over the years. Some we love and incorporate into our homeschool; others don’t quite work for us. The Classical Method is still very much my favorite homeschool method. I was a bit scared of this method in the beginning. It was overwhelming. I had to learn alongside my daughter to […]

Clean Eating. Why We Made the Change.


It was about three years ago that I found Lisa Leake and her 100 Days of Real Food blog. I didn’t know it at the time, but our eating habits, pantry contents, food budget, and health were about to change. I was about to learn how to eat clean. We took part in her 10 day challenge, […]

Used Curriculum Sale 2015

used curriculum sale

Today is the first day of a great used curriculum sale hosted by several homeschool websites/bloggers! If you’re looking for curriculum for the summer or for the 2015-16 school year, it’s a great idea to look here first before spending more money than is necessary on new curriculum. These are the sites of the participating […]

For when you’re feeling weary – don’t give up.


  One of our scripture verses for our homeschool program this week was: “Let us not grow weary in doing good for in due season we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9  It also seems to be one of the verses that pops up quite often at our local homeschool […]

HHM’s Featured Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop 6/23/15


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Unschooling: What is it?

Unschooling: What is it? www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com Learn about the unschooling method, useful resources, and more in this look at this non-traditional way of homeschooling!

Have you ever heard of the term ‘unschooling’? Perhaps you have, but you don’t really have a good understanding of what it means. Depending on where you look, you may find various definitions of the word. Unschooling.com says “Unschooling is a method of homeschooling that puts the desire, drive, motive and responsibility for life – this […]

Why We Love Homeschooling Using Montessori

Motessori Homeschool

Before I was even married to my husband, I had gotten a degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in School Administration. I KNEW I loved teaching, and I knew I was always hungry for new creative ideas and methods to use. It wasn’t until I was introduced to The Montessori Method that I […]