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ARTistic Pursuits: A Review.

Another review! Another product we really enjoyed and are continuing to use! Rosie has been busy exploring all of these new products. It has been a lot of fun for us to get to try out new curriculums and topics we would ordinarily not be able to afford to buy. Today’s review is about an art curriculum called Artistic Pursuits. We were given Elementary 4-5, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition and about six weeks to review it. Other reviewers were...

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Star Toaster: Another Review!

  I’ve been excited about writing this review! Star Toaster is a funny name for a homeschooling product. When I first saw it come up on the list of upcoming products for reviews I couldn’t guess what it might be. As it turns out Star Toaster has created an online book called Orphs of the Woodlands. The book is geared towards children in 4th through 7th grade. Orphs of the Woodlands is not just a regular book, however. It’s interactive! The...

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First Start Reading from Memoria Press: A Review.

This week I will be posting reviews of two different homeschooling things. Today’s post is a review of First Start Reading from Memoria Press. Ada, who is almost five, helped me review this one. Tomorrow’s review is for Rosie’s age group, third grade and up, of something we found fun and educational at the same time. On to the topic of today’s review: Ada is nearing the age of beginning kindergarten work. She has been less eager to start reading than Rosie...

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The Recirculating Water Table.

Someone in my local mom’s group posted a picture of this water table her husband made. It recirculates the water for kids who are obsessed with running water, as my boy is. He throws a tantrum every time we have to turn off the faucet! This is the perfectly perfect solution! Oh my gosh, I wish I had thought of it sooner! It was very simple to make. I went to Lowes (hardware store) and got: -Storage tote with the recessed...

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Lord Heritage HomeSchool Office: A Review

What exactly, you may wonder, is a “homeschool office”?  And why would you need one? Well friends, I wondered the exact same things, which is why I am now reviewing a year’s subscription to Lord Heritage HomeSchool Office for you. Lord Heritage has created a very thorough spreadsheet type of program specifically for homeschool record keeping and schedule creating. If you are a Type A sort of person this will be right up your alley.  Basically this is a total homeschool...

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GPALOVEMATH: An Online Math Program Review.

For the past six weeks the girls and I have been using a math program called GPALOVEMATH. Math is a difficult subject for my 8.5 year old. She’s great at reading and writing, but struggles with math. We were offered this fully online math program to review and I thought, why not? I’m constantly in search of a type of math program that will “click” with her brain and suddenly make math interesting for her.   The math program is created...

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Visual Learning Systems: An Online Digital Science Review.

  I’ve mentioned before that we’re loosely Charlotte Mason style homeschoolers, right? For Charlotte Mason style science we have been doing nature study with water color paintings. This past year I’d been looking for something with more complex explanations to hopefully catch my 8 year old’s curiosity when it comes to nature and science. When the Schoolhouse Review Crew offered us a chance to review Visual Learning Systems Digital Science Online I jumped at the chance! Reviewers received access to all the...

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Egglo Entertainment: An Easter-filled Review!

Ada, age 4.5, was super thrilled to receive our latest review items in the mail a few weeks ago. An envelope of glow in the dark Easter eggs and a story book from Egglo Entertainment! Here are my goofballs exploring the package. Egglo Entertainment sent us a package containing: Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls Egglo Bible Verse Stickers The Egglo Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Event Curriculum (PDF download) At first...

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In Freedom’s Cause: A Review.

In our homeschool we use a lot of Charlotte Mason’s methods. I adore Charlotte Mason! This past year has been a big challenge for us since Charlotte Mason style schooling involves so much reading together and discussing. Henry, as the adorable and terrible toddler he is, does not make reading aloud and talking very easy. In desperation I stepped back from pure Charlotte Mason style and instead let Rosie do some workbooks, which surprisingly she loved. When The School House Review...

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Mummy!

Last Saturday we went to Cincinnati to see the mummy exhibit. It was fascinating. Unfortunately they didn’t allow pictures in the exhibit, which made me sad. They had mummies from Egypt, mummies that were naturally formed due to heat and acidic bogs and so on, and more recent people who had been mummified somehow when they were entombed in church crypts. Rosie was enthralled. Ada was kind of horrified. Henry kept pointing and saying, “Rawr!” Then doing his fake scream. Tyler...