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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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 [...]
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 [...]
The Terrestria Chronicles are a wonderful series of books written by evangelist Ed Dunlop. They take you back to the days of castles
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 [...]
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.
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,
After looking over College Prep Genius some more and now that we have our ACT scores back, I thought I would post about this course again. Like I said in my last post, my daughter
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….
Here are some more virtual tours for homeschooling that I came across recently. I thought I would share them with you.
Dollar Homeschool produces the CDs for Rays Math. I received the Ray’s Arithmetic series as part of the TOS homeschool crew. This is quite a huge collection… You receive the equivalent of 38 textbooks along with
Recently I was able to review a program that includes keyboarding lessons. The program is called Keyboarding for the Christian School. This can easily be used for homeschooling too. In this age of computers students need to know how to type. These ebooks reminded me of how I learned to type back in school. The [...]
Here’s a program called Family Mint that you will really like especially since it’s FREE. I have come across so many interesting and creative products this year as part of the TOS Homeschool review crew and Family Mint is
You wouldn’t think that a homeschool Mom would need a program like Graphics Toolbox, but after you use it
Roots and Fruits is a comprehensive e-book written by a homeschool Mom who used to be a teacher. She developed Roots and Fruits because she saw a lack in vocabulary knowledge among the students she was working with, even if they read a lot.
If you want to learn guitar on DVD, you might want to check out the Jean Welles Worship Guitar class. Volume one is a 68 minute DVD with 7 lessons in both English and Spanish. I can play guitar now!! Well,
When thinking about homeschool high school planning, many Moms start breaking out into a cold sweat. Teaching reading, writing and math have become a routine now, but those high school subjects can be pretty intimidating. If you sit down when your child is in 7th or 8th grade and start filling in when they will [...]
I had the privilege of reviewing the Cerebellum Corporation AP learning video. The one I received was called Light Speed US Government and Politics. They provide lots of DVDs but have launched a new series specifically for students preparing for the AP exams
There are various websites that offer free homeschool math worksheets so I thought I would list some of them for you here.
I have had the privilege of reviewing the DVD Web Design for Kids over the past month. Many times children can figure out how to create a web page or do anything on the computer better than adults. With this program,
I recently found a great homeschool history video that I thought was entertaining enough to hold my teens attention, yet educational enough to teach them something. I emailed it to each of my teenage daughters and told them to watch it on their own and email me back what they thought of it. I even [...]
In the past year I came across a program called Aleks (which stands for Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces). Basically it is an online math system where you can enroll your children in a course and let them do all their math work online. The course keeps track of their progress and sends reports [...]
I thought I would start an Internet field trip series this week. Whether the weather is cold and you don’t feel like going out or if you have little ones at home and can’t take the older ones out or you just want to take some virtual field trips, these links should help you.
I received the Great Latin Adventure program to review as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I think this is my last review through them . We’ve never used a Latin program before but this looks
In Ohio we can take the ACT or SAT. It seems that the ACT is more popular, although some students take both tests. I was able to review a program called College Prep Genius. It is a full course developed by a homeschool Mom on how to score well on the SAT. The course includes