Back to HomeSchool Blog Hop

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It’s that time of year again — time for our annual 5 Days of Back to Homeschool Blog Hop! This year, we have more than 50 bloggers joining us in sharing their tips, ideas, and encouragement for the new homeschool year! And for a special treat, we are also bringing you a HUGE giveaway of over $1300 in prizes including $250 Paypal cash to be divided among 2 winners! How exciting is that! So grab a cup of tea and carve out some reading time each day next week, starting on Monday. You’ll want to read what these ladies are Continue reading

A World of Study One Unit at a Time

A World of Study One Unit at a time

When our family first starting homeschooling 9 years ago, I jumped headfirst into a traditional textbook/workbook approach to school. We in essence were just doing school at home. Our older children had already attended the local public school for a couple of years and were used to this style of schooling. I was quite frankly afraid that I would mess something up and create a big gap in their learning by doing anything else. It was in January of that first year that I began to realize that school should be excitement about learning and exploring things that intrigued us Continue reading

Favorite Homeschool Blogs

favorite homeschool blogs

Kemi @ Homemaking Organized —  Finding Good Homeschool Resources and Encouragement Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break — Blogs On My Must-Read List Adena @ AdenaF — Top Ten Favorite Homeschool Blogs Rebecca @ Raventhreads – My Favorite Blogs for Relaxed and Project Based Learning Lori @ Home: where life happens — Favorite Blogs Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses — My Favourite Homeschool Blogs Sarah @ Delivering Grace – 16 UK Christian Home Education blogs Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker – The Only 4 Sites You Need for Tot-PreK-K ABC Printables Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy — Blogs I Love and Workboxing Fun with FREE 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

August Back to School Flash Sale!

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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