Tag Archives: homeschooling

Written on Nov, 15, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

Well, I definitely think that I am going to leave this whole Pinterest planning thing as a feature of my blog only. I would have loved to make it a linky, but as you can see I’m not too good at posting on a schedule anymore. Life, and a really crappy internet connection, seem to just prevent me from blogging …

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So, last year we spent a small fortune on heating – didn’t we all? This year, we decided to do things a little differently. So we purchased this nifty little pellet stove and a steep reduction price. However, it was pretty clear that we would not be able to heat our whole, rather large, house with one little unit. We …

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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 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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Well, I enjoyed taking part in Goal Planning Monday  last week and I think it helped me get some things accomplished, so I am back again! Be sure to check out Goal Planning Monday, now hosted at Debbie’s Digest. First up is to see how well I actually did last week, so here goes: Last week’s goals. 1. Write at …

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