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

6 Ideas for Building Homeschool Community

building homeschool community

  From outdoor adventures, to co-ops to online support groups, being proactive as a home educator creates not only solutions, but also delight! In fact, through living by the motto, “If you cannot find it, create it!”,  many home educators (myself included) find themselves initiating a wide variety of activities, events and niche groups that enrich their overall homeschooling experience.   The catalyst for such initiatives is often a “hole” that we perceive in our family’s home educating endeavors or in that of the community around us. To fill that hole, we sometimes come up with our own problem-solving ideas. Just Continue reading

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Kate @ Under the Sky There be dragons! G is for Grotto K is for Konstantin Korovin Marcy @ Ben and Me Google Art Project X is for Xerxes Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity How to Homeschool Art on a Shoestring Budget Playing with Picasso Dripping Paint with Pollock Melanie @ finchnwren 5 Days of American Art: John Singleton Copley’s “Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: Grant Woods’ “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: “Silver of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries” Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement Charlotte Mason Resources: An Ultimate Homeschool Resource List Continue reading

Apologetics Resources (Apologia iWitness Review)

Apologia iWitness Review

The Review Crew was recently given the opportunity to review three books in the iWitness series from Apologia Educational Ministries. These three new apologetics resources let you investigate the evidence for yourself! iWitness Biblical Archaeology presents archeological discoveries which have shown the incredible accuracy of the Bible. Let this book take you to the archeological digs and view many of the most important finds! iWitness Old Testament discusses the differences between the Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible, along with digging into who wrote the ancient books, how they were put together, and whether they are myth or history. iWitness New Continue reading

Schoolhouse Review Crew NOW Taking Applications for 2015!

Schoolhouse Review Crew accepting applications for the 2015 Review Year

Are you a homeschool blogger? Are you a curriculum junkie? Do you enjoy writing reviews? Do you long to be a part of a network of supportive homeschool bloggers?   Then YOU might be perfect for the Crew! The Schoolhouse Review Crew is thrilled to announce we will be taking applications for the 2015 review year from October 13 – 26!   Some requirements for being a part of the Crew include the following: First of all you must be a homeschool mom or dad. You don’t have to homeschool all of your children, but you must homeschool at least Continue reading

WriteShop Giveaway

WriteShop Giveaway

Regardless of whether you are a good writer yourself, teaching someone else how to write can be quite a challenge, especially if that someone else happens to be your child. Fortunately, WriteShop takes all the pain out of the process. Recently, members of the Crew reviewed WriteShop. In today’s giveaway, one of you will have the opportunity to win this innovative curriculum written for your elementary students. Are you inspiring successful writers? Helping students to write well is one of the most daunting tasks facing teachers and homeschool parents. Award-winning WriteShop offers quality, parent-approved writing resources for kindergarten through high school, Continue reading

5 Easy Ways to Add Music Appreciation to Your Homeschool


(This post contains affiliate links.) If you’re like many homeschool moms, you know that you’d like to add music appreciation to your home, but you aren’t sure how to do it. I’m happy to share with you today 5 Easy ways to add Music Appreciation to your Homeschool! Two of the following are a type of curriculum, one is a free website, and the other two are free resources. 1. YouTube. What an amazing resource YouTube is! Yes, we do have to remain vigilant about it as there can be some unsavory videos uploaded there. Just be sure to stay Continue reading

Our Homeschool Day in Pictures

Our Homeschool Day in Pictures

  Rebecca @ Raventhreads – A Day in the Life: September Edition I think it’s really funny and interesting when I look back at this day to see how it was a real relaxed, and mostly big kid focused day. Since so many of my weekly wrap-ups are crafty and preschool focused right now, this probably gives a good picture of a day that’s more dominated by reading and bigger kid stuff. LaRee @ Broad Horizons – A Typically Untypical Day We’re homeschoolers, there’s not really any such thing as a typical day. Bethany @ Little Homeschool Blessings – Long Homeschool Days (with 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