Summer Studies Round-Up

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  Lexi @ Lextin Academy — Summer Studies Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Earth Science Unit 4 – Seasons: Summer (preK-3rd) Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Fun Summer Holidays to Celebrate Michele @ Family, Faith, and Fridays – Summer School- Seriously? Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Fun Ideas for Summer Homeschooling Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break – The Benefits of Summer School Dawn @ Double O Farms – Learning in the Summer Lori @ At Home: where life happens – Math and Water Balloons? Marcy @ Ben and Me — Road Trip Kentucky: 10 Summer Field Trip Ideas Marcy @ Ben Continue reading

Free Printables Round-Up

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  Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement – Free Printables for your Homeschool Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Life Cycle of a Caterpillar Chart and Mini Book to Color Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Nature Journal for Preschoolers Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Nursery Rhyme Rhyming Words Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – K-2 Ocean-Themed Learning Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – Pirate Learning Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – Community Helpers PreK-K Learning Pack Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler – Number Words cheat Sheet Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler – My Home Town Pamphlet Dawn @ Continue reading

Giveaway: Victus Study Skills System

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The Victus Study Skills System was created to help students of all ages learn how to study, learn and set goals. In Latin, Victus means “way of life” and rather than teaching isolated study skills such as note-taking and planning, Victus aims to teach the skills together to form a plan that will serve them for life. A few weeks ago, we shared our reviews of the Victus Study Skills System. Today, one of you can win this system for use in your own homeschool! The Victus Study Skills System can be used for all ages, from ages 4 and Continue reading

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

Elementary Writing for Homeschool (WriteShop Review)

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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

Philosophy Adventure Giveaway

Home School Adventure Giveaway

Home School Adventure Co. creates and offers resources designed to inspire and equip parents to educate and raise children to be loving, compassionate, strong, and wise. Their flagship resource, Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas. A few weeks ago, we shared 100 reviews of the resources from Home School Adventure Co., including 25 reviews of Philosophy Adventure. Today one of you can win the Philosophy Adventure digital download (a $39.95 value). DO YOU NEED to teach advanced writing and speaking skills? DO YOU WANT your students equipped to discern truth as ungodly Continue reading

Homeschool for Free Round-Up

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  Marcy @ Ben and Me — 175 Free Kindle Books for Kids Marcy @ Ben and Me — Appschooling Central — a comprehensive list of apps for iPad and Kindle Fire Marcy @ Ben and Me — A Frugal Family Homeschool Top Ten Diane @ Cabin in the Woods – Homeschooling for Free – The Extras and Fun Stuff Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – The FREE List- Free homeschooling Links and Resources Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – Homeschool Language Arts for Free Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – How to Homeschool Art without Breaking the Bank Jennifer @ Home Grown Hearts 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

Homeschooling on the Road

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One of the many benefits to homeschooling is flexibility. Even so, sometimes life can be tricky, and you may be on the ‘road’ more than you intended. Wether you are on the road for a move, a vacation, or just having trouble staying home long enough to ‘get school done’ , here are some tips for taking learning with you where ever you may go. Travel Binders/Journals Buy disposable cameras (or have them use digital if available). Have the kids take pictures of the different places you go, things you do or see. Have them write about them in a Continue reading

Go Science DVDs! (Library and Educational Services Review)

Go Science Review

Library and Educational Services is a wholesaler of an incredible amount of educational  materials.  From faith to family, seafarers to scientists, there is a program that will benefit your homeschool!  One that they offer, the Go Science DVDs (series 2), was offered to 100 Schoolhouse Crew Review members. Hosted by Ben Roy, a science teacher at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and former director of a television science program, these high-energy DVDs for students ages 4 to 11 will enthrall both the avid scientist and the recalcitrant student.  Mr. Roy brings to life the fundamentals of science, including how sound Continue reading