Category: SchoolHouse Review Crew

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The Cat of Bubastes: An Audio Drama Review!

    This month’s review is another one from Heirloom Audio Productions! Their newest audio drama is called The Cat of Bubastes. My kids adore all things related to Ancient Egypt, so we were excited to receive this one to review. This is another installment in“The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty” series Heirloom has going on. As a member of the Review Crew we got the two disc set, which is over two hours long. We also were given… A downloadable 47-page Study...

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Apologia’s Exploring Creation With Astronomy: A Science Review!

This week’s review is from Apologia Educational Ministries. Apologia sent us the Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition to check out. They included quite a few things in the package! We received: Student Text Notebooking Journal Jr. Notebooking Journal Audio CD The Notebooking Journal and Jr. Notebooking Journal are the same thing, but one is for younger children and the other is for older children. Since Ada is in first grade this year and Rosie is in fifth the two journals worked out...

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FlipStir Puzzle Tyrannosaurus Rex from Enlivenze LLC: A Fun Review!

Have you ever heard of FlipStir puzzles from Enlivenze LLC? I hadn’t! This is a new twist on the age old puzzle. “Shake. Stir. Solve. It’s that easy!” These puzzles are fully enclosed in a plastic tube with a metal wand inserted in the top. Shake it up, use the metal wand to stir it around, then carefully piece the puzzle together inside the tube using the wand. We received the Tyrannosaurus Rex Level 1 puzzle from FlipStir to review.   Upon first...

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Beric the Briton: An Audio Drama Review from Heirloom Audio Productions!

This week’s review is another audio drama from Heirloom Audio Productions titled Beric the Briton! The product consists of a two disc CD set, which is over two hours long. Also included are several high quality downloads of bonus materials including a study guide, which is arranged to match up with the tracks on the CD with comprehension and discussion questions, activities, and related Bible studies. There’s also an mp3 soundtrack from the audio drama included, and a printable poster with a quote from Julius....

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ABeCeDarian Interactive A Workbook: A Learn to Read Review!

This week’s review is an online program for children who are learning to read, primarily aimed towards 4-6 year olds. It’s called ABeCeDarian Interactive A Workbook from the ABeCeDarian Company.         What in the world is an Abecedarian, you may wonder? I found the answer in the teacher’s guide! I had never heard this word before. Fascinating, and a clever company name! a-be-ce-dar-i-an n. 1. One who teaches or studies the alphabet. 2. One who is just learning; a beginner. a•be•ce•dar•i•an...

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MaxScholar: An Online Reading Program Review!

First of all, let me tell you about MaxGuru MaxScholar Reading Intervention Program from MaxScholar! This a multi-sensory reading and grammar program designed for children in grades pre-k through 12! A very wide range of grades, right?!   The program is geared towards children who have trouble reading–children to struggle with dyslexia, ADHD, processing issues, or just general struggles when it comes to reading and comprehension. In our family we have two kids who are working on reading skills. Rosie is almost 10...

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Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner: A Review!

Time to squeeze in one more review to finish up this week! It’s the Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 from The Old Schoolhouse.     As most of us have noticed, in a world of digital technology print planners have suddenly become a hot and trendy thing in the past couple of years. There are all kinds of fun and popular planners out there lately! For those of us who homeschool a planner is a must-have item, trendy or not. Honestly, I know...

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Essential Skills Advantage: A Review!

This week our review is for the Complete Home Learning Suite by Essential Skills Advantage. Both Rosie (age 9) and Ada (age 6) have been reviewing this one! We received a year subscription for two students for the review.     This fully online program is designed for children from Kindergarten to 6th grade. It’s a supplemental program to help children focus on particular skills, building knowledge through extra practice. Areas of knowledge included are grammar, language, spelling, reading, math, science,...

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The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting: A Review!

Our second review item this week is a nifty math game from Sunya Publishing called Sunya – The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting.  The adding and subtracting game is for ages 7+ and goes up to 9+9 and 18-9. They also offer a multiplication and division game in the same style for ages 9+. Sunya Publishing is a new company! Their product is still in development, but the Review Crew got a sneak peek. The game...

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Science Shepherd, Introductory Science: A Review!

This week we’re reviewing two things. The first one is from Science Shepherd. It’s called Introductory Science. This is a Christian science program with two components: A series of daily videos online (a one year subscription), and an accompanying spiral bound physical workbook. We enjoy science at our house, so I was excited to check out another science curriculum. This one was interesting. The daily video is short, but packed with info! This curriculum is meant to be a full science...