Archive | Curriculum

18 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

How to Teach About Electricity Review

Here is my review of How to Teach Electricity for Ages 8-13 by Susan Kilbride. I have reviewed her books in the past and this is her newest book now on Kindle. I read the book on my computer but people can also read it on their phones, ipods, ipads, etc as long as they […]

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17 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

Grading With a Purple Crayon Review

Last year I received the book Grading With a Purple Crayon for review. The subtitle is “A Developmental Approach to High School Composition for Homeschooling Families” and the book was written by Dena M. Luchsinger. All I can say is “Wow” and “Oh, how I wish I had had this book sooner!” The book is […]

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01 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

Reader’s Odyssey Review

Reader’s Odyssey Review

My Reader’s Odyssey review is about an individualized literature program that was developed for middle and high school students by Dena Luchsinger. Her daughter struggled with social and academics issues in sixth grade, so she started homeschooling her. She found that her daughter thrived when she chose her own books and read for understanding. She […]

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27 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Freebies – How to Find and Use Them

How to have a great year using homeschool freebies . . . Finding homeschool freebies can sometimes be a difficult task because of the vastness of the Internet. I’ve created a page and listed all the best places to find these freebies. There are websites, planners, worksheets, math pages and more. Why try to find […]

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21 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Math Facts – Factsfirst by Saxon

If your child is struggling with their math facts, they might benefit from an online math program like

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18 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Bright Ideas Press

I received several books from Bright Ideas Press. Some of them I have seen before and some I had not. You can tell that they work hard at providing quality materials for students. The first book (set of books) that I want to mention is The Mystery of History

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15 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Ideal Curriculum

Is there such a thing as Ideal Curriculum? Well, even though there is no way to find a perfect curriculum, there is

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09 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Math U See Review

Math U See is one of our favorite programs.  Here’s my review… Hope this is helpful. Let me know what you think.

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21 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Cheap Homeschool Books

Here are a few ideas for finding cheap homeschool books. Depending on how much money and time you have, will determine how diligently you use this advice. If you have hardly any money to spend on homeschooling,

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12 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Your Child for Free

What a novel idea to homeschool your child for free…. In this day and age of layoffs, cutbacks, and downsizing, many families probably think they don’t have the money to homeschool anymore. I thought it was time for me to address this subject since homeschooling on a shoestring is near and dear to my heart. […]

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09 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Kitchen Table Play and Learn Review

I recently came across a book called Kitchen Table Play and Learn by Copley & Custer. The subtitle caught my attention “Activities and lessons for building your preschooler’s vital developmental skills. The book starts out with some questions that someone would have when starting out this book. Then it moves into

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09 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

How do you choose a curriculum or do you choose one at all?

The maze of knowing how to choose a curriculum can overwhelm even the most veteran homeschool mom. Here is some simple advice you can use to help you decide, decipher and fell peaceful about whatever you choose…..

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06 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Career Exploration for High School Students Review

Career exploration for High School students can be fun and exciting. After all these years of home schooling, your child can start to investigate what it is he/she will be able to do the rest of their life. The little weE-book published by the Old Schoolhouse Magazine called Career Exploration for High School Students  introduces […]

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02 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Welcome to Homeschool Resources

Whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or beginner, we all love to hear other homeschool Moms talk about what works for them and their children. I’ve created this blog to provide information for you. As I expand this, I will include free reports and articles and links to my favorite homeschool websites and tools. I look […]

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30 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

What do parents use to homeschool

There are many different methods that can be used to homeschool your children.  I wrote an article that gives you some insight into what is available, popular and not-so-popular to use for homeschooling. You can read more here…

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21 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Quarter Mile Math

I received a review copy of Quarter Mile Math about a month ago. I had heard of this program before but never had a chance to use it. As with any program you use

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15 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Super Star Speech

Recently I had the opportunity to become familiar with Super Star Speech. If my children had speech problems, I would strongly consider getting it because I love to be able to do things at home on my own.

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12 August 2012 ~ 1 Comment

College From Home

College from home is a concept that is gaining more and more popularity. We homeschool our children up through High School, why not keep going? With the Internet almost anything is possible these days.

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09 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Sue Patrick Workbox System

I had the privilege of receiving a review copy of the Sue Patrick Workbox System for being on the Old Schoolhouse Crew review team. I can’t believe that I have never seen this system before after all these years of homeschooling. What is it you ask? Basically,

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31 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Free Homeschool Curriculum

Some think it is impossible to get free homeschool curriculum, but I say if you know where to look, it is very possible.  I read a book a few years back called Homeschool Your Child For Free. It talked mostly about

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28 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Lesson Planet Review

I found yet another website that I had not discovered before called Lesson Planet. I received a free membership for a couple of months for review and boy was I surprised….

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15 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Math Mammoth

Some of us in the Homeschool Crew received some Math Mammoth books to review. Since my son is 8 and has a pretty good understanding of his addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, I chose to review Introduction to Fractions and Early Geometry. Both books are

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04 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Typing

When looking at homeschool typing programs, there are many free programs on the internet that are available. Are these programs enough? Do they cover all the bases and have enough incentives built in to make it interesting for the student? In my opinion, I think it’s important to have a complete typing program if you […]

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18 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Reviews

Sometimes it’s fun to look over reviews of homeschool curriculum written by another homeschool Mom.  It’s good to research something before you buy it especially if it is going to cost you a lot of money! Don’t discount

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12 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Picture Books to Use for Homeschool Science

For the elementary grades I always recommend using picture books for homeschool Science. You can use boring textbooks if you want,

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