Elementary Writing for Homeschool (WriteShop Review)

WriteShop Review

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. For the past eight weeks, 55 Crew members have had the good fortune to be using Write Shop products to teach their children the writing process. The products they have been using are: WriteShop Primary: Book A Set - for Kindergarten and first grade students. This level is appropriate for the youngest writers, as early lessons can be administered entirely orally. Continue reading

Summer Reading for Elementary Kids

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  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

Developmental Spelling (Spelling You See Review)

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For years, homeschool families have counted on Steve Demme and his Math-U-See program to teach their children math. Demme Learning has now branched out into the world of spelling. Spelling You See is a brand new program that uses short daily activities to teach correct spelling in a meaningful context. Each activity integrates writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. The five levels of Spelling You See programs are based on research into the five developmental stages of spelling. There are no grade levels in the materials — the student starts at the appropriate developmental stage and moves at his own Continue reading

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs! (Egglo Entertainment Review)

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Are you planning an Easter egg hunt this year? If so, make it memorable with Easter eggs that glow in the dark! Egglo Entertainment sent members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew an interactive, glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt program to help our families celebrate and focus on the true meaning of Easter. Members received the following products: 1 box (12 eggs) Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs The book, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure (audio download) Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide This program is based on the Scripture from John 1:5, “The Light shines in the dark and the darkness has Continue reading

Science and Math for Homeschool (ScienceandMath.com Review)

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Do your students need help to excel in Science and Math? If so, ScienceandMath.com has some products you will be interested in learning more about. Award winning video lessons, done in a step by step fashion, will help to ensure that your students gain a thorough understanding before moving on to the next step. These videos help your student learn, practice and master the subject at hand. Algebra 1: Volume 1 (DVD) will help your grade seven and up students learn algebra. This DVD and additional PDF download of Fractions Thru Algebra Companion Worksheet CD, assumes that you know absolutely Continue reading

Early Elementary Science (Science4Us.com Review)

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Science4Us.com is a complete online interactive standards-based early elementary science curriculum grades K-2. Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew received a six-month membership to the Science4Us.com Online Subscription. Science4Us.com provides foundational science skills that engage children as well as increase parents’ comfort level and commitment to teaching science. Although Modules are online, Science4Us.com recognizes that hands-on activities are essential for learning science and includes hands-on projects and investigations. With Science4Us.com each child is assigned their own account and log-in information, and the parent has a parent/teacher account in which they can assign specific Modules, view their children’s progress on Assignments Continue reading

Beginning Piano Lessons (KinderBach Review)

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  The KinderBach Online Piano Lesson Membership with Teacher Corner – Beginning Piano Lessons! When’s the best time to start music instruction?  According to KinderBach,  3-7 years old is an ideal time to introduce your children to the joy of  making music. Research shows that learning to play the piano provides long-term benefits for your preschool age child. KinderBach requires no previous piano experience from you to teach, and your child will be playing simple songs like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Happy Birthday” within the first month.   The program includes online lesson access, available on DVD as well.  Additionally, printable worksheets, lesson plans and the all Continue reading

Homeschool Online Learning (SchoolhouseTeachers Review)

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Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were recently given a  full Yearly Membership Option to SchoolhouseTeachers.com for review. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a homeschool online learning experience unlike any other, brought to the homeschool community by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. SchoolhouseTeachers contains more than 50 subjects, with current or archived content written for Preschool through High School, and new teachers and subjects added each month.   You’ll also find daily printables for math, copywork, geography, spelling, Bible memorization and more, all ready at the click of a mouse for an incredible online learning experience. In addition to the daily, weekly, or monthly lesson Continue reading

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Apologia Science Review)

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Apologia Educational Ministries has long been known to homeschoolers for the many products they provide. Their elementary science series, written by Jeannie Fulbright, is an award-winning creation based curriculum. Our crew members got to reviews the latest book in the series, Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. Aimed at students in grades K-6, this book contains lessons on simple machines, atoms, molecules, electricity and much more. Written in a conversational style with full color pictures, the book is full of experiments and activities that parents can complete with their children using items mostly found at home. The text can be Continue reading