Christian Biographies for Young Readers  by Simonetta Carr thumbnail

It is so difficult to find well-researched, well-written Christian biographies that appeal to all ages!  As homeschoolers we are constantly looking for such resources, and in Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers series we have found a treasure. These stunning books speak to children, teens, and adults; are lavishly illustrated with photographs as well [...]

Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course [REVIEW]

Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course [REVIEW] – The Curriculum Choice

As homeschool parents we understand the need to teach key subjects to our children such as math, language arts, science, history, etc. Over the years we may even figure out how to teach this information in different ways based on the learning styles, personality preferences, and interests of our students. During the teen years students [...]

Boom Bags – A Fun Strategy to Review Material

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Sometime ago, I dropped by a middle school to visit a friend and former colleague. While there, I observed her students working in pairs to compete for points as they reviewed material for an upcoming exam. I was captivated by how enthusiastic the students were and how engaged they were in the activity. Boom Bags, as she called them, [...]

Honey for a Teen’s Heart

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Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here.  That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my interlibrary loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. And that’s why I want to draw [...]

BrainPOP Review

BrainPOP review

This post contains affiliate links. Tim and Moby If you know Tim and Moby, then you know BrainPOP. BrainPOP is a popular website featuring engaging, educational resources. Most homeschool families know about their award-winning videos, however that is just one part of what makes BrainPOP unique. The website also boasts GameUp, quizzes, BrainPOP Jr, BrainPOP [...]

Learning to Sew with Sewing School {a Review}

Learning to Sew with Sewing School {a Review} thumbnail

As an avid sewer myself, I knew that sewing was a life skill I wanted my girls to have. But sometimes it’s hard to teach a beginner when you’ve been doing something for so long that it’s become second nature to you. That’s why I was excited to find Sewing School by Amie Petronis Plumley [...]

Stack the States {Kindle App}

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Did you know that Tennessee is nicknamed the "volunteer state"? Can your child identify his states and capitals with ease? What about the state flags, any of those looking familiar?  States and capitals are something we want our kids to know. But, we don't want to make a big fuss over it and have it [...]

Key to Geometry Review

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Do you know what Miss 13 and I do every day?  We sit down on the couch with Key to Geometry, a unique, hands-on geometry course, and spend some happy time together. Presented in eight booklets (the first six just over 50 pages each and the last two around 150 pages each), Key to Geometry [...]