Archive | Homeschooling

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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04 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

One of a Kind Literacy and Activity Bags Review

I was pleasantly surprised when I received my One of a Kind Literacy and Activity Bags package. What a cute idea! The bag I received had a snowman theme (There were lots more items than what is pictured here). So many items I received have been assimilated into our household already, but I know there […]

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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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06 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Rock Around the World

Did you know that scientists can tell what kind of rock you send to them? Follow this site and find out how you can send a rock to a scientist. They will test the rock with the same technology they use on the mars exploration rover and then tell you what the rock is made […]

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03 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Free Math Resources

You can check out Flash Card Math here and see all they have to offer. You can print your own flashcards and worksheets.  This is the coolest math and free worksheet  site I have seen.  There are also interactive flash cards here too that your child can do with cute characters.

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31 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

What’s Bugging You?

Check out this neat educational site all about summer bugs. They have a list of activities for insect study and lots of websites listed where you can get even more information. There is a cool section about how to make a book of bug riddles and jokes. They even give you quite a few to […]

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27 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Bookmooch – Watch out it can be addicting

Today is my birthday, so I thought I would give you one of my best freebie ideas.  I found this a few weeks ago and just love it.  The concept is that you register with this company for free and list any books that you want to give away.  You also list any books that […]

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24 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homework – Juggling Home, Work, and School without Losing Your Balance Review

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has a new book out called Homework – Juggling Home, Work, and School without Losing Your Balance. The book is a compilation of home business stories from many home schooling and home working Moms. While reading this book, you feel like you are able to get into the heads of these […]

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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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18 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Kinderbach

The Kinderbach program is one that I hadn’t heard of before but was able to review as part of the homeschool crew.  What we reviewed is the online

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15 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Learning Style

Have you ever thought about evaluating your homeschool learning style? Ultimately everyone has their how learning style and the sooner you know your child’s style the better. Most people are familiar with the “big 3″ learning styles – visual, kinesthetic, and auditory, but there is so much more to assessing and evaluating learning styles beyond […]

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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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06 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Terrestria

The Terrestria Chronicles are a wonderful series of books written by evangelist Ed Dunlop. They take you back to the days of castles

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03 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Menu Planning Tips

Now that Christmas is passed, you may be thinking about the new year and getting organized. Here are some menu planning tips that I have collected that I thought I would share with you. These will help you get your cooking under control and maybe even put it on auto-pilot.

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30 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

How to Use Magazines for Homeschooling

I had never thought to use magazines for homeschooling until the other day when I went to throw one out. My son said that he wanted to use it. He wanted to cut out the pictures and make a book. “What a great idea.” I thought.

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27 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

More Internet Field Trips

I’m back with even more fun Internet field trips that you can use to enhance your homeschool learning. There is SO much information on the Internet that it boggles my mind.  Some sites have pictures, some have video and all have been sifted through my filter of “interesting places to see.”

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24 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Summer Facts

Here you can find all kinds of facts about summer, like where the “dog days of summer” originated, or a history of fireworks, plus tons more information. http://www.factmonster.com/spot/summer.html

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21 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection

Someone sent me this Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection. It’s pretty cool!  You take apart an owl pellet and then it tells you the names of the bones and where it fits for reconstruction. This is a lot better than me trying to figure out what part it is and where it fits.  I’m going to […]

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18 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Kindergarten homeschool – What should you do?

Many people ask me what they should do to start out in homeschooling.  Here’s what I tell them….

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