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

Developmental Spelling (Spelling You See Review)

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For years, homeschool families have counted on Steve Demme and his Math-U-See program to teach their children math. Demme Learning has now branched out into the world of spelling. Spelling You See is a brand new program that uses short daily activities to teach correct spelling in a meaningful context. Each activity integrates writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. The five levels of Spelling You See programs are based on research into the five developmental stages of spelling. There are no grade levels in the materials — the student starts at the appropriate developmental stage and moves at his own Continue reading

Early Elementary Science (Science4Us.com Review)

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Science4Us.com is a complete online interactive standards-based early elementary science curriculum grades K-2. Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew received a six-month membership to the Science4Us.com Online Subscription. Science4Us.com provides foundational science skills that engage children as well as increase parents’ comfort level and commitment to teaching science. Although Modules are online, Science4Us.com recognizes that hands-on activities are essential for learning science and includes hands-on projects and investigations. With Science4Us.com each child is assigned their own account and log-in information, and the parent has a parent/teacher account in which they can assign specific Modules, view their children’s progress on Assignments Continue reading

Beginning Piano Lessons (KinderBach Review)

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  The KinderBach Online Piano Lesson Membership with Teacher Corner – Beginning Piano Lessons! When’s the best time to start music instruction?  According to KinderBach,  3-7 years old is an ideal time to introduce your children to the joy of  making music. Research shows that learning to play the piano provides long-term benefits for your preschool age child. KinderBach requires no previous piano experience from you to teach, and your child will be playing simple songs like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Happy Birthday” within the first month.   The program includes online lesson access, available on DVD as well.  Additionally, printable worksheets, lesson plans and the all Continue reading

Homeschool Online Learning (SchoolhouseTeachers Review)

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Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were recently given a  full Yearly Membership Option to SchoolhouseTeachers.com for review. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a homeschool online learning experience unlike any other, brought to the homeschool community by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. SchoolhouseTeachers contains more than 50 subjects, with current or archived content written for Preschool through High School, and new teachers and subjects added each month.   You’ll also find daily printables for math, copywork, geography, spelling, Bible memorization and more, all ready at the click of a mouse for an incredible online learning experience. In addition to the daily, weekly, or monthly lesson Continue reading

French for Homeschool (French Essentials Review)

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Foreign language is a staple in schools these days. Not just public schools but homeschools too.  French Essentials is one such language program. They help students learn French from native speakers.  The program is designed for homeschoolers.  Crew members have received a full year or full package of the French Essentials to review. There are 10 modules in the program which equate out to 2 years of High School French classes. You don’t have to be in high school to take these courses though.  They recommend their courses for grades 2-12. The younger grades of course are not going to Continue reading

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Apologia Science Review)

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Apologia Educational Ministries has long been known to homeschoolers for the many products they provide. Their elementary science series, written by Jeannie Fulbright, is an award-winning creation based curriculum. Our crew members got to reviews the latest book in the series, Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. Aimed at students in grades K-6, this book contains lessons on simple machines, atoms, molecules, electricity and much more. Written in a conversational style with full color pictures, the book is full of experiments and activities that parents can complete with their children using items mostly found at home. The text can be Continue reading

Practice That Feels Like Play (IXL Review)

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  IXL is one of the first names in homeschooling excellence. Long known for its math practice drills, it has recently added language arts practice drills for grades 2-4 as well. IXL offers state standards and common core aligned math practice skills for grades K-12, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Pre-Calculus is coming soon. Each grade level has a varying number of skills, with grades 2-12 all having over 200 skills included. Students work through skills systematically to achieve mastery, earning rewards and achievements along the way. Parents are emailed detailed reports containing their children’s progress every week. Continue reading

Build a new electronics project every month! (EEME Review)

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Interested in having engineering lessons come straight to your door? If so, look no further than EEME. This program provides monthly hands-on project kits that will teach kids about electronics in a fun, hands-on way. The monthly kits arrive with everything you need to complete each project and the lessons are accessed through videos on the EEME website. Interactive quizzes are also included to reinforce understanding in the concept being taught. The program works by way of monthly subscriptions. EEME offers two plans, starting at $18.95 per month. You can learn more about their subscriptions here. Recently, Crew members were Continue reading

Interactive Online Learning Grades K-12 (Vocabulary Spelling City Review)

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VocabularySpellingCity.com is an interactive online learning experience for grades K-12, with both free and premium memberships. The Schoolhouse Crew has had the opportunity to review the Premium Membership level, which includes: Vocabulary, writing, spelling, and language arts activities Access to ALL games and interactive Flash Cards Student progress tracking Automated testing and grading Personalized learning with assignments for differentiated instruction Student logins with no commercial ads You can learn more about the features by watching the videos on this page. Kids learn through fun games like HangMouse, Word Scramble, Complete the Sentence, Letter Fall, Flash Cards, and more. Parents can Continue reading