Category Archives: Homeschooling

Product: Art Projects (Paper Jungle in the style of Henri Rousseau) Company: See the Light Price: 14.99US$ per project DVD or 99.99US$ for complete set of 9 projects Way back, many moons ago, I spent a couple semesters of college focusing on fine arts. While drawing, painting and sculpting were fun, my absolutely favourite subject was art history. I adored …

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Written on Oct, 21, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

I was incredibly blessed to attend the most awesome little school when I was a child. At any given time, there were not more than 35 children from pre-K right up to grade 9. Teachers were not just teachers and it wasn’t just a school – it was family. I’m probably even more blessed to have stayed in touch with …

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Written on Oct, 01, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Product: Math Mammoth Blue Series Company: Math Mammoth by Maria Miller Price: 2.20$US-7.50$US/worktext Over the years, we’ve had lots of chances to use and review Math Mammoth by Maria Miller. After our first review in February of 2010, Math Mammoth quickly became my son’s preferred math program. He proclaimed that he had to homeschool until the 8th grade (at which …

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Written on Sep, 30, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Product: iTooch (grades 3, 4, and 5 – samples of various subjects) Company: Edupad Price: 4.99$US per grade/subject (at the app store) I was recently given the chance to check out samples of the iTooch educational apps available for iOS, Andriod and Windows devices. The App Store had various free demos for me to check out  and we took a …

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Written on Sep, 05, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Product: TeenCoder™ Java Programming. Company: Homeschool Programming Cost: 75$US for student guide and teacher resources (90$ if you include additional video lessons) My son, Liam, age 10, has been programming using a variety of platforms and languages over the last year. I guess you could say it is a passion, or maybe even an obsession, of his. He is able …

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Written on Sep, 02, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Product: One Minute Reader Level 2 Company: Read Naturally Inc. Price: 19.99$US/level My daughter, Morgaine, age eight, has taken leaps and bounds in her reading over the last six months, but that doesn’t mean that she loves to read. She can be rather reluctant at times. I’m always looking for ways to make it more interesting for her and when …

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Written on Aug, 29, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

My son, Liam, who just turned ten not long ago, insists that he is not creative whatsoever and cannot possibly write a work of fiction. In fact, there were some tears when I made the request. Yet, when I left him and his sister alone this evening for a few minutes evening I came back to find them writing, using …

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Written on Aug, 29, 2013 by in , | 1 Comment.

Doesn’t the time fly? My beautiful little girl, you have matured so much in the last year. You are an excellent big sister to Ruadhan and he loves doing things with you. Liam loves you, too, just not so much when you are driving him crazy! I love seeing the two of you reading together and sharing ideas. You have …

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Written on Jul, 29, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

A little over a year ago we were given the opportunity to review Clever Dragons, an online educational site for boys (as it is marketed). All in all, we really liked this website and my son continued to use it frequently (you can check out my whole review here). A little while back Clever Dragons and its sister site Always …

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Written on Jul, 16, 2013 by in | 1 Comment.

Today it was Liam’s turn to sit down with me and plan out his next few weeks of education. The last year has been a little bit unusual for us. Liam, who has always been precocious, found himself interested in computer programming and not much else. Sure, he read, but his desire to look into all kind of topics (religion, …

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