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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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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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12 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

How to teach writing the alphabet plus my favorite books

Here’s an ebook that I have used to teach my son how to write his letters. It’s only $1.99 but it’s awesome! I wish I had known about this when I taught my daughters how to write. He loves it too. Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic Alphabet Book This site has some great homeschool tools that you […]

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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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27 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

Beginning Handwriting

Here’s a free ebook (I think it is still free) that I have used to teach my son how to write his letters. It’s awesome! I wish I had known about this when I taught my daughters how to write. He loves it too.     Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic Alphabet Book     This site […]

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04 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Language Resources

This week I’d like to give you some information about Language resources for homeschooling. I’ve written a simple plan at my website

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01 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Critical Thinking Company

The Critical Thinking Company gave me a review copy of Language Smarts Level C to look over. They say that it is for grade 2. I would say that age assessment is

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26 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

All About Spelling

When asked to review the program All About Spelling, I have to admit that I rolled my eyes a bit before I received my packet. My 3 older girls are not good spellers at all! We tried all kinds of

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16 August 2011 ~ Comments Off

Cheap Homeschool Resources

In these economic times cheap homeschool resources are always a good idea. Homeschool Moms are know to be some of the most resourceful people on the planet.  They can figure out how to make food money stretch beyond what it did several years ago. They can figure out how to make a normal book come […]

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07 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

Top 10 Reasons to Teach Phonics

I just received my latest newsletter from CurrClick and came across a great article entitled “Top 10 Reasons to Teach Phonics.” I thought they made some great points so I wanted to share it with you. CurrClick is a fun site where

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19 May 2011 ~ Comments Off

Teach Your Child to Read

I wish I had the secret formula to teach your child to read. I would be rich if I did.  Many people have tried to create a book or video or CD that can accomplish this task. I have 4 children and still really don’t know how they learned to read. I know we used

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28 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Penmanship

Have you ever heard of Presidential Penmanship? I had never heard of this program until I received a CD for review as part of the Homeschool Crew. Although I am familiar with The Book Peddler

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