Christian Study Guides for Literature (Progeny Press Review)
What On Earth Can I Do? (Apologia Review)
Tough Cases for Mobile Devices (Trident Case Review)
Help Your Teens Start Their Own Business (Micro Business for Teens Review)
Heroes and Heroines of American History (Golden Prairie Press Review)
Combining the Science of Reading with the Joy of Learning (Logic of English Review)
Classical Music for Your Homeschool! (Maestro Classics Review)
Sculpture Techniques and More for Homeschool! (ARTistic Pursuits Review)
Missionary Adventures! (The Brinkman Adventures Review)
Online Homeschool Math Tutor (CTC Math Review)

Curiosity Quest Giveaway

Curiosity Quest Giveaway

Curiosity Quest is a fun educational program for the entire family that explores those things its viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity.  Each curiosity quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational experience. Back in April, members of the Crew reviewed two DVD Combo Packs, each highlighting 3 episodes. In today’s giveaway, 5 of you will have the opportunity to win both Combo Packs! In the DVD Combo Pack: Swimmers of the Sea, viewers are given a glimpse of salmons, sea turtles, and penguins. And in the Continue reading

What Is a Charlotte Mason Education?

what is Charlotte Mason Education

When I began homeschooling I began with the idea that we were doing school at home. I followed a very traditional, structured school schedule. I had taught in a Christian school, and I used the same methods and curriculum that we had used in the school. I quickly realized, however, that this was not working with my kids. They were getting stressed out by the rigid structure and routine. And I wasn’t enjoying our homeschooling either. And then a friend came along and introduced me to Charlotte Mason and her methods.   Who was Charlotte Mason? Charlotte Mason was a Continue reading

Summer Studies Round-Up

summer studies

  Lexi @ Lextin Academy — Summer Studies Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Earth Science Unit 4 – Seasons: Summer (preK-3rd) Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Fun Summer Holidays to Celebrate Michele @ Family, Faith, and Fridays – Summer School- Seriously? Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Fun Ideas for Summer Homeschooling Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break – The Benefits of Summer School Dawn @ Double O Farms – Learning in the Summer Lori @ At Home: where life happens – Math and Water Balloons? Marcy @ Ben and Me — Road Trip Kentucky: 10 Summer Field Trip Ideas Marcy @ Ben Continue reading

Flourish by Mary Jo Tate (Apologia Book Review)

FLOURISH BOOK REVIEW

Are you a homeschool mom on the brink of burnout? Is keeping up with a schedule stressing you out? Or, maybe you’re just stuck in a rut and need some inspiration! Either way, the latest book reviewed by members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew is for you! Apologia Educational Ministries generously sent Crew members physical copies of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms by Mary Jo Tate to provide you with genuine, comprehensive reviews. Apologia Educational Ministries has become a well-known and trustworthy resource in the homeschooling community. They strive to provide quality science, history, language arts, and biblical worldview curriculum for homeschooled students and other materials for Continue reading

Classically Educated: What is the Classical Model of Education?

Classically Educated

When we first began homeschooling, I did not realize there were so many different styles of learning.  I chose curricula and found products that looked appealing to me.  Only after we had begun our journey did I realize that I had chosen products that fit within the classical homeschool model.  Since then I have learned more about the classical style of teaching and it has become the foundation for our homeschool. What is classical education? Classical education can be defined in many ways.  Here is my understanding and interpretation: A classical education is one that takes its cues from the Continue reading

Free Printables Round-Up

free printables

  Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement – Free Printables for your Homeschool Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Life Cycle of a Caterpillar Chart and Mini Book to Color Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Nature Journal for Preschoolers Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Nursery Rhyme Rhyming Words Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – K-2 Ocean-Themed Learning Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – Pirate Learning Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – Community Helpers PreK-K Learning Pack Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler – Number Words cheat Sheet Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler – My Home Town Pamphlet Dawn @ Continue reading

Giveaway: Victus Study Skills System

victus study skills giveaway

The Victus Study Skills System was created to help students of all ages learn how to study, learn and set goals. In Latin, Victus means “way of life” and rather than teaching isolated study skills such as note-taking and planning, Victus aims to teach the skills together to form a plan that will serve them for life. A few weeks ago, we shared our reviews of the Victus Study Skills System. Today, one of you can win this system for use in your own homeschool! The Victus Study Skills System can be used for all ages, from ages 4 and Continue reading

Trident iPad Case Giveaway

Trident Case giveaway

Trident Case was founded in 2010 with the mission to created the toughest cases available for mobile devices. They have their own manufacturing facility and an in-house design team that create unique, fresh designs. Several weeks ago, we shared our reviews of several cases from Trident case for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Samsung Galaxy. Today, one of you can win a case for your iPad 2/3/4 or iPad Air  (a $70 value). Features offered by Trident Case include: Made in the USA Cases for a wide range of devices Cases that meet Military Standard MIL-STD-810F Eco-friendly materials that are recyclable, Continue reading

Following a Child’s Lead

following a child's lead

I am fairly ecletic homeschooler, pulling things from all sorts of places, but I have a strong emphasis on following the lead of one boy child. If he’s interested in something I try to tie learning to that interest.   When he was younger all I needed to do was find a way to connect it with Angry Birds and all would be good in the world, and I could always weave learning into spontaneous stories . . .  I wouldn’t keep telling the story until the math question could be answered.  Great way by the way to encourage mental math. Continue reading