Learning to Read Can Be Fun! (Essential Skills Advantage Review)

Essential Skills Advantage Review

When researching language arts curriculum, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It seems like there are millions of options to choose from.  Some focus on sight words, others on phonics.  Then there’s grammar and reading comprehension and spelling to think about as well.  It’s enough to make you want to go get a bowl of ice cream and call it a day! Recently, members of The Homeschool Crew were given an opportunity to review an online language arts program that takes all of these different elements and presents them in a fun and engaging way. Learning to read can be fun! Continue reading

A Proven System for Mastering Math Facts (UberSmart Math Facts Review)

UberSmart Math Facts Review

Members of the Review Crew recently got a chance to try out UberSmart Software.  They were given a downloadable software called UberSmart Math Facts to try out with their children.  Up to 8 children could use the program. UberSmart Software came about when David Kocur was asked by his wife to find a flash card program for their children.  He couldn’t find anything he liked so he decided to make his own!  One of his daughters has learning disabilities due to epilepsy and they were told she would always struggle with math facts.  Not anymore!  This program helped her to Continue reading

Boost Character and Social Skills with Music (Happy Kids Songs Review)

Happy Kids Songs Review

What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Was it good or bad? It’s amazing how much of an effect music can have on us. Not only can the music itself influence us, but so can the lyrics. I monitor music carefully at our house but I don’t have to worry about monitoring the music from Happy Kids Songs. Happy Kids Songs produces music that touch the behaviors & habits of children 4-8 years old. With adult-quality music and kid-friendly lyrics spanning a variety of genres & styles, the songs from Happy Kids Songs will entertain & Continue reading

Fun Bible Resources for Kids of All Ages (Wizzy Gizmo Review)

Wizzy Gizmo Review

Many of us have a deep desire to flood our children’s hearts with Biblical truths. Our culture is loud with views and standards that oppose the character of God. Consider this verse in Deut. 6:5-6. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up What an important command! This Continue reading

Classical Christian Curriculum (Roman Roads Media Review)

Roman Roads Media Review

Roman Roads Media is a company renowned for publishing Classical, Christian curriculum for homeschoolers.  Their products combine technology resources with high quality instruction to help your child love learning.  Our Schoolhouse Review Crew recently was given the opportunity to review several products from Roman Roads Media.  The different products range from comprehensive humanities / world history genre to American History, to Economics, to Latin and are available for a wide range of ages.  Parents will enjoy the curricula as much as their children! Old Western Culture: The Greeks is a full year course which is divided into four units: The Continue reading

Mathletics Online Math Resource (3P Learning Review)

Mathletics Online Math Review

The next set of reviews we have in store for you are coming from 3P Learning.  They have given TOS Crew members a full year subscription for two students to their Mathletics online math program. The Mathletics program is designed as a supplement to whatever math you are already using and can be used for grades K-12. Mathletics has 7 key points that will really help you understand what they are all about. Engage Target Diagnose Assess Report Fluency Mobile Engage The definition of engage is “occupy, attract, or involve (someone’s interest or attention)”.  Mathletics does all of those things 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

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