Category: Homeschooling

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Demme Learning’s Math-U-See, Gamma: A Review!

Ok ya’ll I’m super excited about this one! We were sent the Universal Set of the Gamma level of Math-U-See from Demme Learning to review! This included the (physical) Universal Set and the corresponding digital pack.     I’ve mentioned before how Rosie struggled with math. We’ve tried out multiple math programs. Some of which were ok, some she didn’t click with at all. There’s one other online program that we reviewed in the past that we’ve loved, but recently I’ve wished...

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Grapevine Studies Resurrection: A Review

Hey, it’s another review! This one is for a Bible study. You might remember last semester when we reviewed Grapevine’s Old Testament curriculum. The kids really enjoyed it, so I was happy to be offered a chance to review another one of Grapevine Studies‘ curriculums for elementary aged students! This time around we received Resurrection: Multi-Level to review. (This included the easier version with traceable figures for younger kids and the version with space for older kids to draw their own...

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Here to Help Learning: A Writing Program Review!

For the past few weeks we’ve been working on language arts with a program called Here to Help Learning.   The program is entirely online and consists of streaming videos and print-outs. It’s for multiple ages–there are three different Flight paths to choose from, and you can choose to do paragraph writing for younger children or essay writing for older children. Paragraph writing is intended for grades 1-3. Essay writing is intended for grades 4-6. Rosie is doing paragraph writing because...

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Zonderkidz Faith Builders Bible: A Lego Themed Review!

Zonderkidz sent us a hardback copy of their really cool Faith Builders Bible to review. At first I was thinking, How can they expect me to review a Bible? It’s always the same books with the same passages inside! However, there is something unique about the Faith Builders Bible… It’s Lego themed! This Bible is for kids. It’s written in the New International Reader Version, which is abbreviated NIrV. This is similar to the NIV version of the Bible we’re all familiar...

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Archery Dice from SimplyFun: A Board Game Review!

SimplyFun sent us one of their newest games to review! It’s called Archery Dice, and it’s one of four of SimplyFun’s new releases. The box includes twelve die–three dice each of four different colors. There are also wooden discs to set the die upon, and a stack of heavy duty targets that look like coasters, plus clear and concise directions with pictures. The game is recommended for ages 7+, however my five year old was the best player in our family!...

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Home School in the Woods Lap-Pak US Elections: A Review!

Hey ya’ll, guess what? This is our first review of 2016 for The Schoolhouse Review Crew! We’re reviewing tons of things, way too many awesome things, in the next few months. Today’s review is for Home School in the Woods. They sent us a digital download of their HISTORY Through the Ages Hands-on History Lap-Pak: U.S. Elections.          What is this exactly? First of all, it’s a lapbook intended for children in grades 3-8. Lapbooks are fun for kids to do...

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Winter at the Zoo

I took the kids to the zoo the other day. It was sunny outside and very windy, but it was about 55 degrees even with the ice cold wind. We wore flip flops. Except for Rosie, who is ever more practical. We have a membership to the zoo because it’s only about 40 minutes from our house, and it’s such a huge zoo you can go twenty times and still not get bored. We’d never been in the winter before though....

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The Rec Center

I’ve been wanting to sign the kids up for extracurricular activities since we moved here. It’s hard moving to a new place and knowing not a single person, which activities are good, where to go, or anything like that. I found a homeschool co-op that looked great, but it had a waiting list that was for next fall. (Fall 2016) Ok so that’s kind of a no go, and sad because it looked so fun! I found another homeschool co-op that...

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Grapevine Studies, Old Testament: A Review!

This is our final review of the season, and our second review of the week. These review items are from Grapevine Studies. We were given a digital copy of their Bible curriculum Old Testament Level 1: Creation to Jacob, the traceable version for ages 3-5. This was for five year old Ada. We were also given a copy of Old Testament Level 2: Creation to Jacob for ages 8 to 10. This one was for nine year old Rosie to do....

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Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere, A Fibonacci Tale: Book Review!

This week we have two reviews to share. The first one is the book Rabbit Rabbits Everywhere: A Fibonacci Tale written by Ann McCallum and illustrated by Gideon Kendall. The publisher is Ann McCallum Books. We were sent a physical copy of this book for the review. This is a 32 page long softcover book with very nice full color illustrations.     Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere tells the tale of a town called Chee. Coincidentally this is where the Pied Piper,...