Nov 122012
 
Favorite Writing Curricula

It is hard to find good writing curriculum for your home school. There is a wealth of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics workbooks out there to choose from, but teaching children to write is a greater challenge.It goes beyond memorization and recall to processing information and communicating that information clearly so that others can process [...]

Nov 032011
 
Review of Celebrate the Savior

“Look at this baby book!” I grabbed Laura’s arm and pulled her over to the table with the baby book on display. Laura, who was gazing at science curriculum, reluctantly allowed herself to be dragged away. We were at the FPEA Homeschool Convention in May, 2008 at the vendors’ hall. “Look! It’s a baby book [...]

Aug 182009
 
Google Calendar is Great!

I’ve talked in the past about my planning month. This year we are plugging along as usual and the planning is getting done. I only have one child left who isn’t in high school yet. Once my children are in high school I believe they need to be more involved in planning their day to [...]

Mar 162009
 
Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology Review

Christ-centered with an emphasis on the wonder of God’s living creatures, we have used Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology in our home for years.  In fact, Shine will be using this textbook next year in ninth grade for Biology.  I was thrilled to receive another copy of Exploring Creation with Biology by Dr. Jay L. [...]

Feb 222009
 
Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science Review

Christ-centered with an emphasis on the wonder of God’s Creation, Apologia textbooks are always a favorite of mine!  I received Exploring Creation with General Scienceby Dr. jay L. Wile to review and was thrilled.  One more Apologia textbook to add to my growing collection.  I have the all the high school textbooks, zoology, botany, and [...]

Feb 222009
 
One2Believe Noah's Ark Playset Review

“You got a package of stuff to review,” my son, Jimmy, informed me.  “Do you need me to open it for you. “Would you, boys?  That would be great!”  I gave my son and his best friend the nod and within minutes, they had kitchen knives in their hands and were hacking away at the boxes. [...]

Feb 172009
 
Math Mammouth Review!

Math Mammoth is an inexpensive way to do math!  Maria Miller is the author of the Math Mammoth series. Her desire is to make math simple and easy to understand.  Maria has tried to explain each math concept so simply that even homeschooling moms can “get it” by reading the book along with her child.  She [...]

Feb 162009
 
Deeper Roots:  Discovering Who I am in Christ Bible Curricululm Review

Deeper Roots sent me a junior high Bible curriculum to review.  Since the authors are from my hometown and are also New Tribes missionaries, I was excited to review their materials.  I received a student workbook and teacher’s guide (the homeschool edition!).  I was not disappointed.  Discovering Who I Am in Christ by Jan L. [...]

Feb 152009
 
Heads Up Now Review

“What are these things?” my daughter mused, as she and my son examined the contents of my latest package of materials to review for the TOS Crew. “I have no idea,” I admitted to them and quickly looked through the package for an explanation!  “Here it is!  They are Heads Up Frames and Heads Up [...]

Feb 152009
 
Aplogia Exploring Creation with Zoology Review

I love Apologia textbooks because they are easy to understand, full of beautiful pictures, and have hands-on activities that require things I can find around my house.  But my very favorite thing about ALL Apologia textbooks is that they honor God as the Creator and  Sustainer of Life!  More than any other textbook, Apologia seeks [...]