Category: Homeschooling

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The Ultimate Homeschool Planner: A Review!

I feel so lucky to have had the chance to review so many amazing things this year. We have genuinely loved all but a very few of these products. Our latest review is of The Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia Educational Ministries.     Apologia is a fairly popular publishing company among Christian homeschooling families. This planner they’ve published was made by author Debra Bell. The Review Crew reviewed three different versions of the planner. One with a blue cover, one...

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Koru Naturals: A Review of Three Lovely Beauty Products!

Occasionally the Review Crew gives us products to review that are specifically for the mamas rather than curriculum for kids. This review is about Koru Naturals products, which were definitely fun for the mamas! I was excited to review these. Koru Naturals sent me three things: Skin Clear Cream, Manuka Honey Propolis Soap, and Argan Oil and Sandalwood Hair Tonic.   Ada helped me open our exciting package when it came in the mail.   To read about the meaning of...

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Drawing Around the World (USA): A Geography Review!

The publishing company Brookdale House sent us their ebook titled Drawing Around the World: USA to review, and review it we did!     What is it exactly? Rosie (4th grade) and I have started working on learning the fifty states for her geography lessons this year. Drawing Around the World is designed to help kids memorize the states and their capitals, along with facts about each state. The program has you draw one state at a time, adding on new...

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Do you want to join me in writing reviews?

Want to know how we get so many fun and awesome curriculums to review for this blog? It’s through the Schoolhouse Review Crew! And they are now taking applications for 2016! So if you’ve got a blog and you homeschool now is the time to apply.   Here’s the way it works: The CREW has a private forum. On the forums we have what are called vendor interest forms to fill out every time a new curriculum or product is up...

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Reading Kingdom: A Review!

Over the past six weeks my five year old Ada and I have been reviewing Reading Kingdom Online from Reading Kingdom. This is a learn to read program for children ages four to ten years up, up through third grade level. It starts with a pre-test to gauge your child’s place, and then customizes the content from there. It can be used as a supplemental program, a full time learning program, at home, or in a classroom. Ada loved that Reading...

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Middlebury Interactive Languages: A Review of Elementary Spanish

  I love foreign languages, but I have had trouble finding a language program that is both practical and in depth. Something that goes beyond memorizing phrases and teaches you how to actually understand the language, yet in an attainable way that doesn’t require confusing and dry bookwork. I’m always excited to try language programs just in case I come across one that meets my criteria… The same criteria goes for my children and a language program I would use with...

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Monarch Photos

We brought in some monarch eggs we found on milkweed leaves, raised them, hatched them, and had so much fun doing it! And then this happened… I was blown away by the beauty. I had no idea the the green part would turn clear. When I was pregnant I often had these vivid dreams where my stomach would become clear like a window and allow me to look in and see the baby. It turns out Monarchs really do that. Wow....

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Tapple & Wonky: A Review of Two Fun Family Games!

This review is purely for fun! USAopoly sent us two of their games to review. Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game and… Tapple – Fast Word Fun For the Whole Family       I’ll start with Wonky first, since it was the first one we opened up and played.   The game is listed for two or more players, and ages 8+. (However, my five year old was able to play it just fine!)  The basic premise of the game...

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Super Teacher Worksheets: A Review

Friends, today we need to talk about Super Teacher Worksheets. We were given a year’s subscription to Super Teacher Worksheets to review with the Review Crew. It was an individual membership, which costs $19.95 per year. Super Teacher Worksheets is a website that contains supplemental worksheets, holiday themed worksheets, calendar pages, and some fun science lessons for elementary school aged children. There are over 10,000 printable PDF files on this site!   Since we mainly do Charlotte Mason style education we...

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Our Homeschooling Year.

We started our first week of homeschooling on Monday the 31st of August. Shew. It has been a rough few days trying to get the kids back into a routine of actually doing something. Of course I have all kinds of wonderful expectations and fantasies of how each day will go. Days filled with cheerfulness and glorious learning! Curiosity filled kids, bright sunshine… Annnnd then there’s reality. A screaming toddler creating havoc on purpose to get attention. A whining five year...