Easy to Use Science! (Fascinating Education Review)

Facinating Education

  Fascinating Education is a unique company offering online science curricula for Middle and High School students.  Currently, the course offerings are Fascinating Chemistry, Fascinating Biology, and Fascinating Physics.  For students who struggle with science, the video-based learning approach is very effective.  These courses provide parents a user-friendly method of engaging their student in science.  The courses promote right brain learning by using a unique audio-visual style and tried and true step-by-step lessons.  The lessons are broken down into thin slices so that even the novice science student can understand the concepts presented. Our Schoolhouse Review Crew has been using Continue reading

Foreign Language Learning for All Grades! (Middlebury Interactive Languages Review)

Middlebury Interative Languages Review

Hola – Bon Jour – Hallo -  Ni Hao  from Middlebury Interactive Languages – foreign language learning for all grades! This immersive approach will captivate your children, and have them excited to learn a new language, in the most user friendly, and effective manner.  Designed by linguistic experts, Middlebury has been training the mastery and fluency of world languages with a proven approach, helping educators, diplomats and many more to make deep connections with other cultures through languages from around the world. This program offers full semester courses for grades K-12. All levels are self-paced, so the student can speed ahead or slow down as needed. Continue reading

Online Learning Resource for Grades 3-12 (Standard Deviants Accelerate Review)

Standard Deviants Accelerate Review

Standard Deviants Accelerate is an online learning resource that will guide your students through the following courses, using online video and written transcripts: Arithmetic – Grades 3+ Fundamental Math – Grades 4+ Earth Science – Grades 6+ Nutrition – Grades 6+ Algebra – Grades 7+ Biology – Grades 7+ Chemistry – Grades 9+ English Comp. – Grades 9+ U.S. History – Grades 9+ AP Biology – Grades 11+ AP Chemistry – Grades 11+ AP U.S. Government & Politics – Grades 11+ AP U.S. History – Grades 11+ AP Eng. Composition – Grades 11+ Over the past few weeks members of Continue reading

Online Writing Course for Teens (Fortuigence Review)

Fortuigence Review

If you have ever wanted to bang your head in frustration when teaching writing to a teenager, then you may be quite interested in learning a bit more about Fortuigence. This online writing course for teens might completely change how your child gets this subject done as the ‘heavy lifting of critiquing their work is removed from the homeschool parent’s shoulders. Lily Iatridis founded Fortuigence after more than a decade teaching in a traditional classroom. She wanted to create an environment where the students could have one on one feedback from their instructor, yet with some flexibility for both the Continue reading

Excellence in Grammar! (IEW Fix It! Grammar Review)

IEW Fix It Grammar

What homeschooler is not excited for a chance to use a product from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). The reputation of the quality products that IEW provides students is unwavering, and the Schoolhouse Review Crew had a wonderful opportunity to check out another great IEW product – Fix it! Grammar. The idea behind Fix it! Grammar is that in just a short lesson each day (approximately only 15 minutes) your student will hunt for and correct errors in a daily passage that, over time, tells a story. The student learns to apply new grammar rules to the passages. Continue reading

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

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