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

Coming January 20 — 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop!

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About three times a year, members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew come together to blog for 5 days on a topic relevant to homeschooling. It’s always an interesting week, filled with insightful articles, interesting stories, and oftentimes, some great giveaways! For this winter’s blog hop, we have chosen the topic: Homeschooling Essentials. Whether you are a veteran homeschool family, brand new on the scene, or just thinking about the possibilities, you’re pretty much guaranteed to learn something new when reading through these blogs. So come along . . . carve out some quiet time just for you. Soak it in. Continue reading

Summer Blog Hop ~ August 5-9 ~ 90 bloggers!

It’s that time of year again! The Schoolhouse Review Crew loves doing our quarterly blog hops. Sometimes, we choose a certain them, like last spring’s, 5 Days of Teaching Creatively Blog Hop or last year’s 5 Days of Back to Homeschool Blog Hop. But on occasion it’s fun to just throw caution to the wind and let each blogger choose their own theme for the week. And that’s what we’re doing with this summer series. From August 5-9, 90 members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew will each bring you a 5-day series on everything from Fun Farm Science to Office Schooling, Continue reading

Teaching Creatively: Hands-On Projects

  We have reached the final day of our  Teaching Creatively Blog Hop! I hope you have been enjoying reading about our first 4 topics, Delight-Directed Teaching, Schooling in the Kitchen, Toys, Games and Puzzles, and Homeschooling in a Crisis. The Crew has certainly enjoyed sharing our thoughts on these topics. For our last topic, we’ll be wrapping up with Hands-On Projects. Children love getting their hands dirty — literally and figuratively. While reading, writing, and arithmetic are important, oftentimes it’s those projects and activities that really help solidify learning. Members of the Crew are full of wonderful ideas to share with Continue reading

Teaching Creatively: Homeschooling in a Crisis

  Today is day 3 of the Teaching Creatively Blog Hop! I hope you have been enjoying reading about our first 3 topics, Delight-Directed Teaching, Schooling in the Kitchen, and Toys, Games and Puzzles! This week,  80+ members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew are sharing their tips, ideas, and inspiration for bringing more creativity to homeschooling. Today, we are sharing about  Homeschooling in a Crisis. Crises come is all shapes and sizes. From surgery to the death of a loved one, chronic pain to premature childbirth, job losses to moves across the country, many homeschool families find themselves in a situation Continue reading

Teaching Creatively: Toys, Games, and Puzzles

  Today is day 3 of the Teaching Creatively Blog Hop! I hope you have been enjoying reading about our first 2 topics, Delight-Directed Teaching and Schooling in the Kitchen! This week,  80+ members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew are sharing their tips, ideas, and inspiration for bringing more creativity to homeschooling. Today, we are sharing about  Toys, Games and Puzzles. Using toys, games, and puzzles can greatly enrich any homeschool. Children love the hands-on and fun approach to learning, and moms enjoy some time of relaxed and enjoyable learning. We’d love to hear about some of your favorite ways Continue reading

Teaching Creatively: Schooling in the Kitchen

  Welcome back to our Teaching Creatively Blog Hop. This week,  80+ members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew are sharing their tips, ideas, and inspiration for bringing more creativity to homeschooling. Today, the focus is on Schooling in the Kitchen. You may be imagining a family doing copywork and math worksheets sitting at the kitchen table right now, but that’s not exactly what we’re talking about. Although, I’m certain that is a common scene in many homeschools. But remember, we’re discussing teaching creatively this week. So, with that in mind, imagine messy science experiments, chemistry in cooking and using baking Continue reading

Teaching Creatively: Delight-Directed Teaching

  Welcome to the first day of our Teaching Creatively Blog Hop. For the next 5 days, 80+ members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew will be sharing their tips, ideas, and inspiration for bringing more creativity to homeschooling. Today, the focus is on teaching to the passions and interests of your children with Delight-Directed Teaching. Oftentimes, we as parents get caught up the homeschool plan, making sure to check off everything on the list for the day, but not really paying attention to whether or not our students are enjoying learning. Using a delight-directed method, whether for a day, a Continue reading

Coming March 11-15 — 5 Days of Teaching Creatively Blog Hop

  Mark your calendar for March 11-15 — the Schoolhouse Review Crew will be bringing you our quarterly Blog Hop! The theme for this blog hop is Teaching Creatively. Each day during the hop, more than 80 members of our homeschool review team will be sharing with their readers about the following:   Delight-Directed Teaching: Allowing your school day to be dictated by the passions and interests of your children is becoming a more popular method of homeschooling. Whether you teach in this manner always, once a week, or once in awhile, you’ll find lots of wonderful ideas on Monday. Schooling Continue reading

Preparing for the Holidays — Homeschooling

  Welcome to the final day of 5 Days of Preparing for the Holidays. We have had a great time sharing with you this week! Today we’re talking about Homeschooling! Whether you choose to take off from official homeschooling during the holidays, or trudge right through, there are endless opportunities to teach your children about the meaning and history of the holiday season. Members of the Crew will share their ideas and resources with you today! Everyone is welcome to link up with this Blog Hop. We would love to have you!   Blog Hop Rules  (we do reserve the right to Continue reading