Oak Meadow English 8 – My Review

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Oak Meadow English 8 is all about introducing the components of good literature to your middle schooler.  As a family, we had been using Oak Meadow curriculum for english and history for many years.  We love how Oak Meadow's focus is on hands on learning and it works to meet the child when she is:  [...]

A Healthier You by A Beka Books

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It seems to be that time of year again, when we begin to think about the coming year, and our children's needs for curriculum.  One of the areas that I sometimes have missed in our homeschool has been in health education.  We have always added PE into the mix, but did not start working with [...]

A Beka’s Vocabulary Spelling V – Review

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My family has used A Beka's spelling and vocabulary programs for many years, starting with middle school. We liked how these course were set up. We also appreciated that they were aligned to state standards and included a poetry section in each book. So when we were looking for a solid vocabulary program for my [...]

Animal Stories by Oak Meadow – Review

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When my daughter was little, she loved reading about animals, especially cats. Probably because we have two cats who have always lived in our house.  So when we happened upon a chapter book called Animal Friends, we knew we had a find.  We found this heartwarming book one year, as it happened to be included [...]

Habitats Study by Evan-Moor

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Are you looking for something new to change things up for the New Year?  One year, at this time, my family took a break from our regular routine and worked in a book from Evan-Moor's Science Works for Kids series.  We chose their book, "Habitats".  This book taught my younger one simple science concepts, while [...]

Sign Language Flash Cards Review

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Are you looking for a fun way to reinforce your children's learning?  Or maybe you're wanting something to change up your homeschool, after the holiday break?  Sign Language Flash Cards, by Carson-Deliosa Publications might be just the ticket for your family! Sign Language Flash Cards includes 105 colorfully illustrated cards that teach the signs for [...]

Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started – Review thumbnail

Welcome New Homeschoolers! ------Do you ever find the number of  homeschooling resources, websites, etc, to be just a bit overwhelming?  Or maybe you are looking for a little help with your homeschool explorations?  Homeschooling 101, by Erica Ardst, gives that kind of guidance with a step-by-step, easy-to-follow approach.  From writing a homeschool mission statement, discussing [...]

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When my daughter was 10, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering many "why's" and always eager to learn new things.  Sometimes she would take her World Book encyclopedia to bed with her for hours and read about penguins, the life cycle of frogs [...]