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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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The Mantis. AAAAH!

The reaction people have to insects humors me and baffles me. My kids included! Henry and I are excited when a cool bug shows up. The girls? Horrified. And I don’t know why because we’ve lived in a cabin the woods surrounded by tons of bugs, they’ve grown up with me marveling over insects all the time. Why are they so terrified? It’s definitely not due to lack of exposure or the way they were raised! Rosie says that when she...

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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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D’Aulaires Greek Myths Set: A Review from Memoria Press!

It’s another review in line with Charlotte Mason’s principles, somewhat at least. ;) It definitely applies to classical learning. This time around we received D’Aulaire’s Greek Myth Set from Memoria Press. The D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths Set is for grades 3-6 and includes a student book, a teacher book, and flashcards. We absolutely adore all of the books written by the D’Aulaires! They have gorgeous full color illustrations and do an excellent job of bringing the biographies and myths to...

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Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization: An IEW Review!

Hey, hey…another review of an Institute for Excellence in Writing product! This time we received Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization. It included a physical copy of the teacher’s guide, the PDF student book, poetry CD set, a DVD of Andrew Pudewa’s conference talk on Nurturing Competent Communicators, and seven audio mp3 downloads. Whew. IEW is never lacking in quality materials, that’s for sure! IEW was also generous enough to include a bonus spiral bound, soft cover physical copy of the student...

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Harriet Tubman: A Biography Review!

    Rosie and I have been reviewing an excellent book from YWAM Publishing‘s series of historical biographies! It’s called Heroes of History- Harriet Tubman by Janet and Geoff Benge. In addition to the book there was also an accompanying Digital Unit Study.   Part of Charlotte Mason style learning involves reading living books instead of just learning facts from textbooks. This book falls perfectly in line with that. The story is captivating and makes the story of Harriet Tubman and...

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Hiking Pictures!

Man, I guess we have germs. Last week Henry randomly got watery diarrhea. I thought he drank some of the soapy water from the water table they were playing in the day before. He had wanted bubbles in it so I added dish soap. I told him not to drink it, but there was a few minutes where he was alone with it and you know how toddlers (especially boys) can be. But yesterday, 7 days since Henry was sick, Ada...

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Apologia Writers in Residence: A Language Arts Curriculum Review!

    Rosie was given a lovely spiral bound book called Writers in Residence from Apologia Educational Ministries for review! This is a complete language arts curriculum. It takes you through the entire writing process piece by piece, and it also throws in grammar skills! We received two things. The student workbook, which contains both the information and the work pages. This book is a large spiral bound book with heavy weight paper. It’s high quality and the pages are meant to...

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Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co.: A Math Review!

Our latest item for review is Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co. We’ve been using the physical version of Times Tales that a friend gave us a couple of years ago in our homeschool and loving it, but we’d never seen the video version until The Trigger Memory Co. offered it to us for review! For the review we were given a digital download, which included the videos as two mp4 files, printable flashcards, plus a few worksheets including a...

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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...