Summer Reading for High School Students

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  Carol @ Home Sweet Life - Thankful Thursdays  - Summer Reading I am thankful that Arlene (& her older sister Emily) love to read . . . but it can be a real balancing act between getting them to read quality books, getting their chores done, and still having time for outdoor summer activities. Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Great Books for Summer Reading (High Schoolers) So I’ve become a “book hunter.” I’m always on the lookout for new books to recommend to my daughter and for fun books to recommend for my son. I’m sharing a Continue reading

Classical History (Veritas Press Review)

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For years, Veritas Press has been known in the homeschool community for their classical Christian education approach.  The company grew out of their founder’s own pursuit of an educational model which would weave together what is contained in history books with the Bible. Veritas Press History and Bible Flashcards were the first product produced with the goal of helping children learn history in a timeline fashion.  Since those early days, Veritas Press has grown to provide complete learning options from kindergarten through high school. Veritas Press has entered the world of online learning with self-paced and live online courses. For Continue reading

Help Your Teens Start Their Own Business (Micro Business for Teens Review)

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Carol Topp understands teens want to earn money on their own steam. An increasing number of teens struggle to find employment through even the “traditional” fast-food sources, and the Micro Business for Teens program helps fill the gaps and gives teens who are goal-oriented a place to start. The Micro Business for Teens curriculum set includes three books designed to get a new entrepreneur on the path to success. Starting a Micro Business gives all the basic information needed to help a teen decide if building a small business is the right step for them. The book begins with concepts as simple as the characteristics Continue reading

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