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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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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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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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12 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Amazing Bible Timeline

I had the opportunity to review the Amazing Bible timeline. I must say it is quite a large map measuring about 36″ x 44″, but with the circular format it takes up a lot less room than a regular timeline that covers 6,000 years of history. My family enjoyed seeing how long and short each […]

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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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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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15 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Apologia Homeschool

Apologia homeschool company has undergone some changes this last year and have partnered with several homeschool authors. I don’t know if Apologia Press is new but I do know that they have recently published the updated version of  The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell. I remember owning this book many years ago

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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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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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18 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Educational Toys for Christmas

While it’s easy to slip into the buying frenzy of Christmas, I think most homeschool parents would prefer educational toys for Christmas because it fosters learning.  At our house, I find that most of the toys that are bought end up just sitting around cluttering the house up because they just aren’t that interesting anymore. […]

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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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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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06 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

College Prep Genius Part 2

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

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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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25 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Free Homeschool Math Part 2

Here are some more free homeschool math sites where you can print worksheets or just use for games. Whether you need a completely free curriculum

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