Year-End Homeschool Evaluation — What worked? What didn’t?

  Erica B. @ Be the One — Finishing Strong Taking a step back in time to look at this year, while taking a huge leap forward in graduating our oldest!   Jennifer L. @ Royal Little Lambs — Annual Evaluation I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve grown with God this past year. I am so different than I was even a few months ago. He has changed my heart and our family is so much more successful for the Kingdom and on the righter path. When I look back at all we’ve accomplished, I feel good. Continue reading

Homeschooling English Language Learners

Not even knowing who they were, I loved them fiercely.  In November 2009, I laid eyes on their sweet faces.  For four months, I memorized every detail of their photographs and poured over every word of our periodic updates.  Then, finally, February 15, 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I was able to meet two of my beautiful children for the first time.  My longing arms were filled! These precious little ones had lost more in their 3 and 5 years than anyone ever should, so the number one priority upon bringing them home was bonding and building healthy attachments.  I loved Continue reading

The Frugal Homeschool Blog Cruise

  Marcy C. @ Ben and Me — Frugal Family Spring Unit Studies Two things I love most in homeschooling — unit studies and free. Add gorgeous spring weather to the mix, and I just couldn’t be happier.   Leah C. @ As We Walk Along the Road — The Frugal Homeschool I will admit that I don’t always take the cheapest route when it comes to buying curricula. But sometimes I can make up for it by saving money elsewhere. So, here are some ways to save (especially if you’ve gone a little over budget with curricula!).   Rebekah Continue reading

A Good Read (A Blog Cruise)

Candace @ His Mercy is New — Abundant Simplicity “We practice simplicity when we intentionally arrange our life around God – what he is doing in us and in this world – and let the rest drop off.” ~ Jan Johnson, author of Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace Brandy @ Kingdom Academy — God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah The history and the story weave together so perfectly that you just get lost in the book! Beth @ Ozark Ramblings — Where Have All the Good Books Gone? Eighty percent of all books Continue reading

Grow a Leader in Your Child (Leadership Garden Legacy Review)

Leadership Garden Legacy was created by Debra Slover, out of her passionate desire to grow the leader in all of us. A “Leadership Garden” is a “fun metaphor for growing leadership”, much like you would grow plants and vegetables in your own garden. Leadership Garden Legacy has resources for individual, family, school, community and business leadership. For this review, crew members got to sample the U.N.I.Q.U.E Kids: Growing My Leadership Garden Program and U.N.I.Q.U.E:Growing the Leader Within. U.N.I.Q.U.E Kids is a leadership development book written for kids ages 8-12. The colorful book tells the story of a sheep named Hugh Continue reading

Teach Science the Easy Way! (Supercharged Science Review)

If you are looking to get your children riled up for science then head right over to Supercharged Science and check out their “Super” e-Science program! Supercharge Science was started by Al and Aurora Lipper 10 years ago with the mission of improving the way kids learn science. With over 1,000 videos on hundreds of science topics, the e-Science program guides kids step-by-step through hands-on activities, projects and experiments. The lessons in the e-Science program are formatted so that children actually DO the lesson and discover on their own, rather than watching someone else do them. The e-Science programs includes: Access Continue reading

Church, World, and American History from the 18th Century (Salem Ridge Press Review)

Salem Ridge Press is a homeschooling family-owned company committed to re-printing quality literature from the 1800s and early 1900s so that it may be enjoyed and appreciated by today’s generation.  They specialize in historical fiction covering Church History, World History, and American History.  Through engaging stories and brave characters, these books bring history to life for readers age 8 and up.  The Crew had the opportunity to review a selection from the following list of titles:   Margarethe is one of the books in Emma Leslie’s Church History series for the 12 and up age group.  This book covers the Continue reading

Unit Studies and Lapbooking for PreK – Middle School (A Journey Through Learning Review)

A Journey Through Learning provides a wonderful opportunity to practice scrapbooking/lapbooking in an educational setting.  The lapbooks are available for all different subjects and ages.  On the main page of the website you will see a few new lapbooks including ones for upcoming holidays. A Journey Through Learning was created by two homeschool moms who wanted more hands on things for their kids to do in school.  Nancy and Paula were meeting without kids and the idea was born.  The first thing they worked on was a unit study.  From there you can see that they’ve progressed into all areas Continue reading

Our Homeschool Day in Pictures

Brandy at Kingdom Academy Homeschool — Come over to our house! I’ve taken a lot of pictures in the last month, and my kids are in their pajamas for the majority of them! I am starting to wonder if I should at least make them get dressed at lunchtime. Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses — Join Us for a Day Homeschooling (A Photo Diary) Sometimes our day is slow and sometimes busy but never is it twice the same. Join us for a photo journey of a home school day at Every Bed of Roses. Clarissa @ Counting Our Continue reading

DVD Driven Math for K-12 (Math U See Review)

Math U See is a comprehensive K-12 math curriculum. It was founded over 20 years ago by Steve Demme, a successful math teacher.  Using his combined knowledge of curriculum and teaching experience, he began developing worksheets based on a multi-sensory approach. What sets Math U See apart is the hands on nature of the program. Each lesson uses tools such as videos and manipulatives. These tools are designed to work with all different learning styles. Math U See fits into many different homeschool styles from Charlotte Mason to Unit Study, from Traditional to Relaxed. There are three things that make Continue reading