Spring Studies Blog Carnival

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  Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy — Have the Best Spring Ever! This is one of my FAVORITE times of year. There’s so much new life, new growth, promise, potential… I love spring! Especially after a hard winter like most of us just had. So, here are some of my favorite things to bring into your life for spring   Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road — Great Spring Resources for Your Homeschool Although spring weather doesn’t seem to be here to stay- at least in my neck of the woods- the calendar says it’s spring. I’m Continue reading

Online Homeschool Math Tutor (CTC Math Review)

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Whether you love math or hate it, many homeschooling families find that teaching math is one of the more challenging things they are called to do. Fortunately, there are companies whose mission it is to make this task easier. CTC Math is one such company, and recently the Review Crew had the privilege of reviewing its 12 Month Family Plan, unlimited access to all lessons, across all grade levels, for up to ten students. CTC Math is a comprehensive online math tutor offering 1,367 4-9 minute animated and narrated math lessons, a bank of over 57,000 interactive questions, diagnostic tests, Continue reading

Parenting Teens: It’s a Blessing Not a Trial

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From the time they were babies, I heard the warnings. Enjoy them while they’re little because it’s awful when they turn into teenagers. I heard the jokes about how awful it is to live with teens. I heard the warnings about how they would instantly turn into smart mouthed rebels who stayed locked in their rooms all day. One infamous joke I remember told from a youth pastor suggested putting kids in a barrel with a hole for food and water when they turned 13. And then when they turned 16 stop up the hole. I have to admit I Continue reading

That’s Pinteresting — Crew Round-Up

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  Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart — Inspiration and Ideas on Pinterest Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker – 6 Tips for Using Pinterest for Homeschooling Inspiration…Without Getting Overwhelmed! Jennifer @ Royal Little Lambs — Pinterest Ideas Joanie @ Simple Living Mama — Charlotte Mason Resources on Pinterest Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life — Pinterest of Interest Dusty @ To the Moon and Back — Using Pinterest to Enhance Preschool Lessons Sara @ Embracing Destiny – Pinterest with Purpose: How I Use Pinterest for Homeschooling Meg @ Adventures with Jude – 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials: Pinterest and Lesson Planning and Assignments with Continue reading

Food and Animal Science DVDs (Curiosity Quest Review)

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  Curiousity 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. Members of the Crew were sent 2 DVD Combo Packs, each containing 3 episodes. In the DVD Combo Pack: Swimmers of the Sea, viewers are given a glimpse of salmons, sea turtles, and penguins. In the DVD Combo Pack: Produce, viewers are taken on a journey to learn about mushrooms, orange packing, Continue reading

Science for All Grades the Easy Way (Supercharged e-Science Review)

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Science is a pretty big subject to teach. There are so many variables that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Supercharged Science was started by Aurora Lipper, a real rocket scientist, about 10 years ago. Aurora is committed to helping students become excited about learning Science instead of being bored with it. Crew Members were given 6 months of access to the e-Science Premium Membership. Supercharged Science is an online science curriculum for grades K-12 that allows parents access to 20 units of study which include video instruction presented by Aurora herself, along with step-by-step videos detailing Continue reading

Study. Learn. Set Goals. (Victus Study Skills System Review)

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Do you regularly learn new things? Do you set goals and plan out projects? All these study skills are things you probably use throughout your life. But even if you do them, would you know how to TEACH them? 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. The Victus Study Skills Continue reading

Review Crew 5 Days of . . . Blog Hop! (Coming April 7-11)

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  About 3 times a year, our Crew presents a 5-Day Blog Hop series. Sometimes we all blog about the same topics. Other times, each blogger chooses their own. This time we are choosing our own. Next week, 60+ members of the Crew will be sharing our spring Blog Hop topics — everything from training character and organizing your homeschool to celebrating Lent and helping your struggling learner. The Blog Hop begins on Monday, so be sure to carve out time in your schedule for some blog reading. You will not want to miss this! Here’s the line-up of bloggers Continue reading

Homeschooling Through the “Whatevers”

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We all have hiccups and bumps along this homeschool journey. A seasoned homeschooler understands that to maneuver through those hiccups and  bumps and provide your children with an education can be tricky. Tricky but doable. Your homeschool day might not be as fruitful as you would like. The laundry may never ever get done and supper might come from a box or a bag. No judgments here. I have used many a box and bag in my day. What happens when the hiccup becomes a “ big belly whopper” of a crisis; an illness, devastating diagnosis, or loss of job? Barbara Johnson, funny lady and author, Continue reading