August Back to School Flash Sale!

AugustFlashSale

August 1st marks the first day of the TOS August Back to School Flash Sale! Every day will feature a new sale on a different product. To catch all the big deals you’ll need to check in every single day. N Sale items include: – 50% off coupons (for digital products) – 75% off coupons (for digital products) – HUGE price reductions on all the 2014-2015 digital planners – TOS gift cards – and many, many other awesome deals and freebies When will these items go on sale?! August 1st – but check in regularly so you don’t miss a Continue reading

Literature Study for Homeschool (Hewitt Homeschooling Review)

Hewitt Homeschooling Review

Have you been searching for a literature curriculum that uses classic books and poems to teach writing skills and literacy analysis? Well, look no further than Hewitt Homeschooling to fit the bill. Hewitt Homeschooling has been around for many years in the homeschooling circle. They strive to serve parents with students from kindergarten through highschool with an emphasis on combining excellent academics with character development, by instilling a strong work ethic, and to develop a spirit of community service within the next generation. Firmly believing that reading great literature and then writing about it going hand in hand in preparing Continue reading

Homeschool Grammar for Grades 4 and Up (Analytical Grammar Review)

Analytical Grammar Review

You don’t need to be afraid of grammar and literature any longer.  Analytical Grammar is here to help you every step of the way with tried & tested curriculum that your children will actually enjoy. Plus, you won’t have to teach grammar all year to get results! Authors, Robin Finley and Erin Karl are women “on a mission” to make sure that grammar is more than just another worksheet completed, and literature is much more than a fill-in-the-blank exercise.   The TOS Review Crew has been enjoying their systematic approach to language mastery with their family of products. Analytical Grammar – Continue reading

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