Christian Study Guides for Literature (Progeny Press Review)
What On Earth Can I Do? (Apologia Review)
Tough Cases for Mobile Devices (Trident Case Review)
Help Your Teens Start Their Own Business (Micro Business for Teens Review)
Heroes and Heroines of American History (Golden Prairie Press Review)
Combining the Science of Reading with the Joy of Learning (Logic of English Review)
Classical Music for Your Homeschool! (Maestro Classics Review)
Sculpture Techniques and More for Homeschool! (ARTistic Pursuits Review)
Missionary Adventures! (The Brinkman Adventures Review)
Online Homeschool Math Tutor (CTC Math Review)

Brinkman Adventures Giveaway

Brinkman Giveaway

What happens with you start with the wacky adventures of a big family and mix them with exciting, true stories of modern-day Christian heroes? You get an audio drama series called The Brinkman Adventures! A few weeks ago we shared 100 reviews of this fun and engaging series. Today, 10 of you can win your own copy of The Brinkman Adventures Season 2 MP3 Album (a $17 value). Join the family as they flee Mexican bandits, dive for hidden pirate treasure, and explore an ancient French castle with a secret.  These exciting episodes tell modern day missionary stories through the Continue reading

Classical History (Veritas Press Review)

veritas press review

For years, Veritas Press has been known in the homeschool community for their classical Christian education approach.  The company grew out of their founder’s own pursuit of an educational model which would weave together what is contained in history books with the Bible. Veritas Press History and Bible Flashcards were the first product produced with the goal of helping children learn history in a timeline fashion.  Since those early days, Veritas Press has grown to provide complete learning options from kindergarten through high school. Veritas Press has entered the world of online learning with self-paced and live online courses. For Continue reading

Homeschooling on the Road

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One of the many benefits to homeschooling is flexibility. Even so, sometimes life can be tricky, and you may be on the ‘road’ more than you intended. Wether you are on the road for a move, a vacation, or just having trouble staying home long enough to ‘get school done’ , here are some tips for taking learning with you where ever you may go. Travel Binders/Journals Buy disposable cameras (or have them use digital if available). Have the kids take pictures of the different places you go, things you do or see. Have them write about them in a Continue reading

Summer Reading for Middle Grades

Summer Reading for Middle Grades

  Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy – Summer Reading for the Dialectic Stage My middle schooler has suddenly found a LOVE of reading! Really, it’s miraculous. I’m so excited for her, and to make sure that she’s encouraged in her reading, I’ve put together a reading list for this summer I REALLY hope she loves! Michele @ Faith, Family and Fridays — Middle School Reading OK, so I shared our summer reading with you for elementary age kids. But this list, well it was slightly harder for me. …However, in talking with my older girls I realized that some of Continue reading

Go Science DVDs! (Library and Educational Services Review)

Go Science Review

Library and Educational Services is a wholesaler of an incredible amount of educational  materials.  From faith to family, seafarers to scientists, there is a program that will benefit your homeschool!  One that they offer, the Go Science DVDs (series 2), was offered to 100 Schoolhouse Crew Review members. Hosted by Ben Roy, a science teacher at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and former director of a television science program, these high-energy DVDs for students ages 4 to 11 will enthrall both the avid scientist and the recalcitrant student.  Mr. Roy brings to life the fundamentals of science, including how sound Continue reading

Summer Schooling Without Losing Your Summer or Your Mind!

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Whether you work your homeschool on a traditional school schedule or you are a year-round homeschooler, schooling through the summer months typically takes on a different schedule. But schooling through the summer months can be a good choice for most families as there are advantages to continuing lessons throughout the summer. And you can have summer schooling without losing your whole summer (and your mind while you’re at it)! ADVANTAGES OF SCHOOLING THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS Some advantages of schooling through the summer months include: Keeps a Schedule Going During the Summer Months  If you have your summer totally free of Continue reading

Independence Day Resources Round-Up

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  Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – 4th of July Workboxes Lisa @ Home to 4 Kiddos – What our Founding Fathers Had to Say About Our Freedom Dusty @ To the Moon and Back — Free Independence Day Copywork Printables Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Resources for 4th of July Unit Studies Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break – History Lesson: Philadelphia and I is for… Independence Day History Lesson Karen @ Tots and Me – Patriotic Ideas Roundup Marcy @ Ben and Me – W is Washington DC (a Comprehensive List of Resources to Study or Visit Our Nation’s Capital)  

Budgeting 101

budgeting 101

So, the “new” of the New Year has come and gone and one of the biggest resolutions normally right behind losing weight is saving money. Let me preface this by saying, I am not a financial expert.  I am a wife and mom trying to help our family remain a one income family. We have been a one income family for many years now and it has sometimes been extremely difficult.  I must tell you that first and foremost, I give all glory to God because without His guidance there would be no story!  It’s all His and He has Continue reading

Summer Reading for Elementary Kids

summer reading for elementary kids

  Melanie @ finchnwren – Five Days of Homeschool Essentials: Amazing Books Jackson was a very early reader, and I’m sure that our countless hours of snuggling and reading assisted him in that process….With both of these we were able to fill our days with wonderful stories….that were simply excellent pieces of literature.   Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart – Best ‘Ancient’ and ‘Middle Ages’ Historical Reads {Elementary Level} If you’re about to take a break from school for the summer, you might just be able to inspire your elementary aged children to keep learning through the break with these great Ancient Continue reading

Character Training for Children and Teens (We Choose Virtues Review)

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As parents, it’s safe to say that we want our children to grow up and become both productive and kind adults in society. In order for this to transpire, we need to instill good character qualities in them and teach them to be virtuous. By definition, virtue is the quality of being morally good or righteous. Oftentimes parents may have difficulty in thinking of ways to teach their children how to be virtuous, or maybe even want to make it fun for them. Most important is making those qualities last a lifetime. We Choose Virtues was founded when Heather McMillan saw Continue reading