2014 Bloggy Convention — GHC Cincinnati — Home School Adventure Co. Giveaway

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Welcome back to the 2014 Bloggy Convention! For the next 2 weeks, we are continuing to sharing our favorite upcoming homeschool conventions. Our next featured convention will arrive to Cincinnati, OH in April! Great Homeschool Conventions: Cincinnati, OH April 24-26, 2014 Duke Energy Center  Be sure to stop by the vendor hall booth for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine to pick up your copy of the brand new 2014 Print Edition and to learn about all of the other fun and exciting things happening with TOS! Also . . . the TOS booth will have a special guest — the Flylady! Our 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

Algebra and Geometry DVD Interactive Math (VideoText Interactive Review)

VideoText Interactive is just that – interactive.  Whereas traditional video-type mathematics curricula use video to supplement textbook material, VideoText Interactive uses interactive video as the textbook and print material as the supplement.  This unique approach lends itself not only to more interaction between student and teacher / parent but also to more mastery of concepts.      The crew has been using and reviewing both the Algebra: A Complete Course and the Geometry: A Complete Course. The Algebra program covers pre-algebra, algebra 1, and algebra 2.  The Geometry program covers Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-calculus.  Successful completion of both courses will give students Continue reading

See It and Say It Flip Flop Spanish (Flip Flop Learning Review)

Many homeschooling families want their children to learn Spanish but have no idea where to start. With See It and Say It Flip Flop Spanish, Señora Gose has created a program that requires nothing more of parents than to slip some pages into a binder and put a CD into a CD player. Crew members were able to review the complete See It and Say It Flip Flop Spanish program from Flip Flop Learning. This program consists of the following elements: 3 sets of flash cards 4 audio CDs white board paddle complete scripted lesson plans By learning only 160 Spanish words, Continue reading

Unlocking the Potential in Your Children (PeopleKeys Review)

Have you ever wanted to know why your kids do the things they do, and what they’re thinking while they do it? Wondered exactly what motivates them, and wished you had a better understanding of how to help them effectively use that drive? Or, take it even farther, and use their unique personality to encourage, motivate and enable them to be the student – and person – you know they have inside? PeopleKeys has tools that enable you – and your child – the power to peek inside the traits that make them who they are. Crew members have been Continue reading

Learn Spanish on Your Terms (Homeschool Spanish Academy Review)

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish from a native speaker? With live weekly interaction? Well, look no further because you get just that when you sign up for the Homeschool Spanish Academy. Homeschool Spanish Academy is a unique  program which allows you to have live 1-on-1 interaction with a native Spanish speaker via Skype video. A high-speed internet connection, web cam, and a Skype compatible computer is required. Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given seven weeks (half-semester) of online lessons in one of the four levels available: Early Language Program Middle School Program High School Program Adult Continue reading

Bible Study Books for Boys and Girls Age 10 and up (Doorposts Review)

Parents looking for Bible-based materials to help them teach their children good character, and to love, study, and memorize Scripture will find books that fit this purpose from Doorposts. Some on the Crew reviewed Beauty in the Heart, A Study of Godly Beauty for Young Women by Pam Forster, and others used Because You Are Strong, A Study of Godly Strength for Young Men by Daniel Forster. Geared to children ages 10-12 and up, each book begins with basic Bible study skills like using a concordance, doing a character or topical study, and learning about the original Greek and Hebrew Continue reading

American History and Draw to Learn (Notgrass Company Review)

Ray and Charlene Notgrass began homeschooling their children in 1990 and in 1999 began producing homeschool curriculum full-time.  Today, Notgrass Company is operated by Ray and Charlene with their son, two daughters, a son-in-law, and a  homeschool graduate friend working together to produce quality educational materials to teach the “heart, soul, and mind” of children of all ages. The Notgrass Company produces curriculum for Art, Bible, Civics, Economics, English and Literature, Government, History and more.  Many of their products are for the Middle School and High School levels, and many are also available as E-Books. For our review of The Notgrass Continue reading

Multi-Level Bible Curriculum for the Whole Family (Bible Study Guide for All Ages Review)

Bible Study Guide For All Ages is a multi-level Bible curriculum designed for you to use with all of your children. Lessons are taken directly from the Bible you have at home and children complete questions and do other activities related to what they read. They offer multiple products to teach your children. The Beginner Student Pages are intended for four year olds and kindergarteners. They include a picture your child can color, suggestions for activities you can do with your child to get the message of the Bible passage across, and pictures that help explain the Bible story. Each Continue reading

Computer Programming Courses for Kids and Teens (Homeschool Programming Review)

Homeschool Programming Inc offers computer programming classes to teach kids and teens how to write programs, games, and even Android applications. These courses are designed for the student to work through on their own with no prior programming knowledge. Each one comes with PDF instructional documents, student activity starters, a Solution Guide, and fully coded solutions for all activities. Optional instructional videos are available for all of the lesson topics. Homeschool Programming stands behind their products with free technical support to help with any part of the courses. Schoolhouse Crew Reviewers have been using the four different course offerings over the Continue reading