Category: Homeschooling

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Dig-it! Games: A Review of Two Games

Over the past few weeks Rosie helped me review two different games by Dig-it! Games. These games are intended for middle school aged children, however Rosie (who is 9) was easily able to do the reading and thinking skills required to play them. We reviewed Roman Town, which is an iOS app, and Mayan Mysteries, which is a downloadable computer game for PC/MAC. I love these kinds of games. I loved them as a kid when I played Carmen Sandiego, and...

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Horizons Preschool Curriculum Set: A Review!

Ok, so there were two reasons I wanted to review Horizons Preschool Curriculum Set from Alpha Omega Publications.     The first reason is somewhat obvious: Ada is five, starting kindergarten in September, and this would be a great review point to see what all she had missed absorbing throughout her preschool years. We haven’t done formal preschool learning around our house. I guess you could say we’re preschool unschoolers. ;) I believe in preschool learning by osmosis…you’d be surprised how sponge-like...

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With Lee in Virginia: An Audio Drama Review.

A new week, a new review, a new something that we enjoyed–     With Lee in Virginia, the newest audio drama from Heirloom Audio Productions! Previously we reviewed In Freedom’s Cause, the story of William Wallace, also done by Heirloom Audio Productions. I loved it. I was excited to receive With Lee in Virginia too. This is a two disc set containing more than two hours of entertainment. The story is based on the G.A. Henty novel also titled “With...

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Homeschool Planet: An Awesome Planner Review!

The following is an overtly honest review of Homeschool Planet, an online planner and calendar from Homeschool Buyers Co-op. Since moving to Ohio I’ve gotten a little nervous about homeschooling. In Kentucky the laws were so simple. Basically all we had to do was send a letter to the superintendent’s office at the start of each school year giving the name of our children and stating our intent to homeschool. Easy, non-threatening, no big deal. But Ohio? Geeze, they want all...

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CursiveLogic: A Review.

Our most recent review item is the CursiveLogic Workbook from CursiveLogic.   Before I write this review I have to tell you two things: 1) Rosie, age 8, is a perfectionist. 2) This is not the first cursive workbook we’ve tried.   What is CursiveLogic? And how is it different from a basic cursive workbook?   CursiveLogic is “an intelligent new way to teach cursive.” Instead of teaching children to memorize one letter at a time, Cursive Logic focuses on groups of letters. Letters...

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CTC Math: A Review!

Over the past few weeks Rosie and I have also been reviewing the 12 Month Family Plan from CTCMath.   CTC Math is an online math tutoring program. The program is very flexible and simple! Students have access to all grades of math: Kindergarten through upper levels to be done in high school. Students can work at their own speed, using either a spiral approach or a mastery approach based on the order in which they complete the subjects for each grade....

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WordBuildOnline: A Review

Do you know what a morpheme is? Believe it or not even after college I still did not know the definition of morpheme. I’m not sure it’s a word I’d ever heard before we started our review of WordBuildOnline Foundations Level 1 by Dynamic Literacy. (I guess that shows you the embarrassing holes in my education. I love learning so many new things alongside my kids when homeschooling!) WordBuildOnline is all about learning morphemes. According to Google, “a morpheme is the smallest grammatical...

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Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW): A Review

Whew, you all this is a big package of materials to review! Institute for Excellence in Writing sent us the Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level A [FIX-1 & 2]  and A Word Write Now and Portable Walls. This language arts curriculum is intended for students in grades 3-5. I have heard mention of IEW in various homeschooling circles, but I had never had the chance to look at the materials up close. This is another excellent product that we were very lucky to...

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Latina Christiana I by Memoria Press: A Review

  When I was in school I always wanted to learn Latin, but I was never given the chance. I’ve always planned on learning Latin along with my kids as part of our homeschool. I’ve glanced at Latin courses online before, but I was overwhelmed with all of the choices and had no clue which one to buy. These past six weeks we were given the opportunity to review the Latina Christiana I Complete Set by Memoria Press. This is aimed...

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Homeschool Legacy’s Bird of a Feather Unit Study: A Review.

  Wow, Birds of a Feather was a very in depth unit study!   Homeschool Legacy is an online Christian based company created by the Gibson family. They offer unit studies in both ebook and physical format on a wide range of subjects for grades 2-12. Most subjects can be done with children in different age groups at the same time, which is great for those of us homeschooling more than one child. (Even though the site states 2nd grade is...