Christian DVDs Changing Lives Now and for Eternity (New Liberty Videos Review)

New Liberty Videos Reviews

New Liberty Videos is a family-owned company dedicated to producing quality Christian DVDs. They were founded by Brian Barkley, a former Hollywood television editor. The Schoolhouse Crew has had the opportunity to review several of the selections offered by New Liberty Videos. They include the following: Anthem for a Nation – This documentary explores the qualities that made America great, including our God-given freedoms. It is meant to educate and revive the hearts of our country today to walk with God and trust Him to restore our land. The Forbidden Book – This DVD details how the Scriptures were brought Continue reading

Keeping On Homeschooling When You Feel Like Giving Up

keeping on homeschooling when you feel like giving up

I do not know about you, but I find homeschooling hard. I love homeschooling. I truly do. I love that I can have my children with me and educate them at home. I love that I can tailor their schooling to their learning style, taking into account their strengths and weaknesses. I love that we can do so many neat things, and be free to explore the world of knowledge. But more often than not I find myself wondering why I am doing all of this? It seems sometimes that you wear yourself out planning, studying and carving this wonderful Continue reading

Autumn Homeschool Studies

Autumn Homeschool Studies

  Tere @ Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool – Perfect Pumpkin Pictures and Printable Lesson Plans Smile – O.K. – Say cheese! No, no – Look at mommy! Smile! Run, run, go get little Joey. He just ran off! Everyone at the same time – Smile! Put the pumpkin down! Now, put your hand down. Move your head out of the way of your sister’s face. Look at the camera, look up here, up here! Squash! Mommy, Jimmy just sat in a rotten pumpkin! If any of these sound familiar, you know you have tried to capture a special moment of your children Continue reading

Foreign Language Learning for All Grades! (Middlebury Interactive Languages Review)

Middlebury Interative Languages Review

Hola – Bon Jour – Hallo -  Ni Hao  from Middlebury Interactive Languages – foreign language learning for all grades! This immersive approach will captivate your children, and have them excited to learn a new language, in the most user friendly, and effective manner.  Designed by linguistic experts, Middlebury has been training the mastery and fluency of world languages with a proven approach, helping educators, diplomats and many more to make deep connections with other cultures through languages from around the world. This program offers full semester courses for grades K-12. All levels are self-paced, so the student can speed ahead or slow down as needed. Continue reading

Online Learning Resource for Grades 3-12 (Standard Deviants Accelerate Review)

Standard Deviants Accelerate Review

Standard Deviants Accelerate is an online learning resource that will guide your students through the following courses, using online video and written transcripts: Arithmetic – Grades 3+ Fundamental Math – Grades 4+ Earth Science – Grades 6+ Nutrition – Grades 6+ Algebra – Grades 7+ Biology – Grades 7+ Chemistry – Grades 9+ English Comp. – Grades 9+ U.S. History – Grades 9+ AP Biology – Grades 11+ AP Chemistry – Grades 11+ AP U.S. Government & Politics – Grades 11+ AP U.S. History – Grades 11+ AP Eng. Composition – Grades 11+ Over the past few weeks members of Continue reading

6 Ideas for Building Homeschool Community

building homeschool community

  From outdoor adventures, to co-ops to online support groups, being proactive as a home educator creates not only solutions, but also delight! In fact, through living by the motto, “If you cannot find it, create it!”,  many home educators (myself included) find themselves initiating a wide variety of activities, events and niche groups that enrich their overall homeschooling experience.   The catalyst for such initiatives is often a “hole” that we perceive in our family’s home educating endeavors or in that of the community around us. To fill that hole, we sometimes come up with our own problem-solving ideas. Just Continue reading

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Kate @ Under the Sky There be dragons! G is for Grotto K is for Konstantin Korovin Marcy @ Ben and Me Google Art Project X is for Xerxes Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity How to Homeschool Art on a Shoestring Budget Playing with Picasso Dripping Paint with Pollock Melanie @ finchnwren 5 Days of American Art: John Singleton Copley’s “Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: Grant Woods’ “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: “Silver of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries” Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement Charlotte Mason Resources: An Ultimate Homeschool Resource List Continue reading

Apologetics Resources (Apologia iWitness Review)

Apologia iWitness Review

The Review Crew was recently given the opportunity to review three books in the iWitness series from Apologia Educational Ministries. These three new apologetics resources let you investigate the evidence for yourself! iWitness Biblical Archaeology presents archeological discoveries which have shown the incredible accuracy of the Bible. Let this book take you to the archeological digs and view many of the most important finds! iWitness Old Testament discusses the differences between the Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible, along with digging into who wrote the ancient books, how they were put together, and whether they are myth or history. iWitness New Continue reading

Schoolhouse Review Crew NOW Taking Applications for 2015!

Schoolhouse Review Crew accepting applications for the 2015 Review Year

Are you a homeschool blogger? Are you a curriculum junkie? Do you enjoy writing reviews? Do you long to be a part of a network of supportive homeschool bloggers?   Then YOU might be perfect for the Crew! The Schoolhouse Review Crew is thrilled to announce we will be taking applications for the 2015 review year from October 13 – 26!   Some requirements for being a part of the Crew include the following: First of all you must be a homeschool mom or dad. You don’t have to homeschool all of your children, but you must homeschool at least Continue reading

WriteShop Giveaway

WriteShop Giveaway

Regardless of whether you are a good writer yourself, teaching someone else how to write can be quite a challenge, especially if that someone else happens to be your child. Fortunately, WriteShop takes all the pain out of the process. Recently, members of the Crew reviewed WriteShop. In today’s giveaway, one of you will have the opportunity to win this innovative curriculum written for your elementary students. Are you inspiring successful writers? Helping students to write well is one of the most daunting tasks facing teachers and homeschool parents. Award-winning WriteShop offers quality, parent-approved writing resources for kindergarten through high school, Continue reading