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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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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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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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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...