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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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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,...

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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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Reality Check!

Henry is making homeschooling SO INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. I know it’s not kosher to say, but I swear I sometimes dream about duct taping the kid to a wall. The girls want to learn, we have tons of awesome materials, books, activities, plenty of things to do…but Henry sabotages everything. He screams, rips things up, scribbles on papers, throws things off the table, and refuses to be distracted by anything. He’s not interested in having his own papers, or sharing the colored...

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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...