Organize Your Life in 7 Minutes a Day (The 7-Minute Life Daily Planner Review)

7-Minute Daily Planner Review

If there is one thing that is true for homeschoolers it’s that life is busy. Very busy. Keeping on top of your child’s educational needs while managing your home,the rest of your family, and life can can put a lot on your plate and make you feel really frazzled. To-do lists and detailed calendars, while wonderful, are many times not enough for a homeschooling mom to keep track of all that is going on. And goals and dreams seem to be lost in the day to day of keeping on top of homeschooling details. The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner Continue reading

What Running a Business is Teaching My 10 Year Old

My 10 year old son has a business. I had been asking each of my sons to come up with some goals for themselves and together we could develop a game plan to make it possible to achieve that goal. My oldest, who is 10, really wanted an iPad. Since that purchase is not within my means or interest, I told him he would have to come up with the money himself. After some discussions about ways to make money (like doing more chores to earn allowance faster), we decided to try and come up with a plan to make Continue reading

Homeschooling an Only Child

Homeschooling an Only Child

  Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Tips From Moms Who Homeschool Only Children I have 4 children, so I obviously do not fall into the ‘only child’ category. However, I have friends that homeschool ONE child and I know that the ripe old questions of socialization is even more overused in these circumstances. I thought it would be a great opportunity to pick the brains of those moms in this category and share it with all of you!   Melanie @ finchnwren – 5 Things I’ve Learned Homeschooling An Only Child My husband and I prayed together and came to the Continue reading

We Choose Virtues Giveaway

WE CHOOSE VIRTUES GIVEAWAY

By definition, virtue is the quality of being morally good or righteous. Oftentimes parents may have difficulty in thinking of ways to teach their children how to be virtuous, or maybe even want to make it fun for them. Most important is making those qualities last a lifetime. Earlier this year, members of the Crew reviewed several character-building resources from We Choose Virtues. In today’s giveaway, three of you will have the opportunity to win some of these products! We Choose Virtues offers products that can be used for families, homeschoolers, kids’ church, schools, youth, and kids. The Schoolhouse Review Continue reading

G.A. Henty Audio Drama (Under Drake’s Flag Review)

Under Drake's Flag Review

Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas! Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew recently had the opportunity to review the audio drama, Under Drake’s Flag from Heirloom Audio Productions. Based on the novel by G.A. Henty, the exciting, fast-paced dramatization comes in a two-CD set providing two hours of entertainment for ages six and up. Henty’s stories usually have a strong focus on Christian themes with an emphasis on strong morals and values, and Under Drake’s Flag is no exception. Sail with Ned and his friend Gerald as they journey on the sea with Sir Francis Drake, Continue reading

Music in Your Homeschool

music in your homeschool

Could you imagine being king? And not only king, but the first king your nation had ever seen. Talk about pressure. Well, consider King Saul. Not only did he have the responsibility of ruling an entire nation, but he was the very first king that the nation of Israel ever knew. Before him, the nation was ruled solely by judges. Could you imagine trying to adapt to this new role, the power and everything that goes with it? No wonder King Saul called for David, son of Jesse, to come and play his harp for him. It is because there Continue reading

Chapter Books to Read Aloud

chapter books to read aloud

Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – Literature-Based Education – How It Works Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – Chapter Books Read-Alouds for Boys Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – What’s In Our Book Basket Rebecca @ Raventhreads – Favorite Chapter Books for Reading Aloud During the Early Elementary Years Tara @ This Sweet Life – September Book Bingo w/ FREE Printable Tara @ This Sweet Life – Read-Alouds for 5th Grade Tara @ This Sweet Life – 5th Grade Required Reading Annette @ A Net in Time – Books we read together Melanie @ finchnwren – Favorite Family Read-Alouds Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo – Our Read Aloud Favorites Sarah Continue reading

National No Rhyme or Reason Day

National-No-Rhyme-or-Reason-Day

Today is National No Rhyme or Reason Day! To help us celebrate, we’ve invited SchoolhouseTeachers.com’s Executive Editor, Bonnie Rose Hudson to share with us some fun activities to do with the kids today. Please help me welcome her to the blog! *** In honor of today being National No Rhyme or Reason Day, we’re going to explore poetry and ways to make it fun for kids with a roundup of helpful websites and articles. Then we’ll enjoy a list of twenty-five words that do not have a true English rhyme with some National No Rhyme or Reason Day Copywork! Poetry4Kids.com Continue reading

Heroes and Heroines of the Past Giveaway

Heroes and Heroines of the Past Giveaway

Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History is a thirty week history curriculum, written with grades 1-6 in mind. A few months ago, members of the Crew reviewed Heroes and Heroines of the Past from Golden Prairie Press. In today’s giveaway, one of you will have the opportunity to win this American history curriculum by Amy Puetz! The downloadable curriculum includes the following e-books, audio downloads, and additional materials: Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History Part 1 e-book (lessons for the 1st half of the year.) Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History Part 2 e-book (lessons for the Continue reading

Homeschooling at the Grocery Store

homeschooling at the grocery store

If anyone can turn a trip to the mailbox into a Nature Study it’s a homeschool parent. I find that even the most mundane outings are candidates for a spontaneous field trip. I am actually one of those strange beings who likes grocery shopping. I like pulling everything thing I can out of my last nickel. Or it could be that for years my grocery trips have been about as close to a shopping spree as I can get. Anybody else get excited about manager’s specials? I always feel like I’m getting in on the fix. Despite my frugal finds euphoria, there are occasions that my shopping Continue reading