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

Summer Reading for High School Students

summer reading high school students

  Carol @ Home Sweet Life - Thankful Thursdays  - Summer Reading I am thankful that Arlene (& her older sister Emily) love to read . . . but it can be a real balancing act between getting them to read quality books, getting their chores done, and still having time for outdoor summer activities. Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Great Books for Summer Reading (High Schoolers) So I’ve become a “book hunter.” I’m always on the lookout for new books to recommend to my daughter and for fun books to recommend for my son. I’m sharing a Continue reading

Elementary Writing for Homeschool (WriteShop Review)

WriteShop Review

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. For the past eight weeks, 55 Crew members have had the good fortune to be using Write Shop products to teach their children the writing process. The products they have been using are: WriteShop Primary: Book A Set - for Kindergarten and first grade students. This level is appropriate for the youngest writers, as early lessons can be administered entirely orally. Continue reading