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

Homeschool Classrooms Crew Carnival

Homeschool Classrooms

  Lexi @ Lextin Academy – A Tour of Our Homeschool Room did a slight redo of our homeschool room this summer. I moved some things around and did some major cleaning out (and boy did it need it!!!). So, let me take you on a tour of our homeschool room. I cleaned it just for you! It will not look this good again until next summer… LaRee @ Broad Horizons – This is Where We Do School We have a schoolroom, but we tend to do school all over our house too! So I thought I’d just generally show you where we 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

Back to HomeSchool Blog Hop

back to homeschool blog hop sm

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