Friday, May 3, 2019

Peek At Our Week 30 Field Trip and Teen Academy

       We got to start our week off with another field trip!!! My kids love field trips and I love the museums home school days. They are so hands on which is how my kids learn best and the people there are just so good with my kids. It was of course better since we got to take a friend again!





        We started our trip at the butterfly rain forest. My kids have been here a few times but it always amazes them. 






        So many butterflies to see and they are literally everywhere!



Friday, April 19, 2019

Peek At Our Week 28

        After a billion computer, camera and Internet issues I think I am finally back up and running! I think between me and all the kids the sickies have finally passed us along as well. Seems like one of us has been sick every other day for weeks and waiting for the computer parts to come in to repair this thing has been NO FUN! We are still moving right along waiting for summer break though! A few weeks ago Skyler informed me she is tired of forensic science and just don't want to do it anymore so we had to switch some stuff up for her and she is now learning all about the environment and how to make it better! I had to get her a kit, I mean I am science kit queen so of course she needed a kit!





Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Our Review of Fix It! Grammar Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)



        I was so excited to have my son Fox use Fix it! Grammar by Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). Anything to do with Language Arts drives Fox bonkers. We have tried so many things and he absolutely hates everyone of them. Trying to teach him to diagram a sentence drove us both to tears so I was thrilled to give this program a shot with him. The lessons are short and to the point, only about fifteen minutes a day. The program is to be used four days a week. As with any other program though I am sure it is simple to fit it into your schedule. 



       It was wonderful to receive both the student book and teachers guide to the first book in the series, The Nose Tree. The teacher's manual does include a download link to print the student book. You could skip buying the preprinted version if you chose too. 

        Fox got started right away and had no issue doing it on his own after we discussed the way the program works and the expectations he was to meet. So this program also gets points for being independent. Fox is not a little kid any more and he truly don't like his mommy sitting over him to do school. 




          I chose the first book in the series since we had zero experience with the program. I had never even heard of it before. There is a placement test you can have your child complete though if you are unsure of the level to begin with. With Fox not liking any grammar program and always struggling book one was idea for him. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Our Review Of Memoria Press First Form Latin

      My children have always had a curiosity about learning Latin. I think it comes from the Medieval time period being their favorite. The last language we had studied was Greek for my son so this time when we had the chance Skyler was all too happy to pick Latin! I was grateful to be given the chance to use the complete First Form Latin set by Memoria Press. I had a bit of Latin in Catholic School as a child but the majority of it is long forgotten. I knew using any Memoria Press program wouldn't be a problem for that though. Their programs are so complete that any parent can teach and learn alongside their child with no problem. 

Memoria Press






        First Form Latin is a beginners course. It is recommended for grades five and up so it was perfect for Skyler who is fourteen. This is a complete program as well and it includes all the things you will need for a successful year of learning Latin!