Friday, June 30, 2017

School Room For The New Year!

     So as with any other summer I had to redo my schoolroom! Sadly in the middle of this my camera vanished so all I have is my phone now and the pictures are not the greatest! This is my schoolroom when you stand in front of the room. I just walk in a circle and take pictures. 

     I really tried to make it a funschool room this year! Their baskets are every where for different stuff and it is pretty open as far as they can do whatever they want at any time. I also had to include Skylers Magic School stuff as well. She isn't so much into Harry Potter the character more like the world he lived in. I believe education is more fun when you can add in what interests your child so their schoolroom reflects this. I also am big on decorating with their art and projects. 

     


     

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Our Review of Lightning Lit and Comp

     With my son moving into the high-school years I am trying to get him more into studying literature. I had never even heard of Hewitt Homeschooling before so this was a great introduction to their products. Since my son Fox is really into American History I was thrilled to receive the American Literature: Mid-Late 19th Century course. My kiddo adores history but American is his favorite so when I want him to try something out I aim to stick with what I know will grab his interest.
 Lightning Literature and Composition Pack
American: Mid to Late 19th Century
     For the review we were all sent the student and teacher guides for the course. There are books of course to go along with it. If you are not purchasing from the company they do suggest you get the unabridged copies of the books for your student. I was also pleased to see the student guide had poetry already included in it. I think all kids should at least be exposed to poetry even if they don't strive to become a poet! I really like courses that broaden the horizons so to speak. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Our Review Of Rush Revere


      As with any other homeschool parent I am always on the look out for great books. With that being said I was thrilled to be offered the chance to review the Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Best Selling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh. These books were so colorful and beautiful they grabbed my daughters attention right away. 



Adventures of Rush Revere







Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our Review Of UnLock Math

      For years we had been set with our math program. There was no need to look anywhere else in my opinion because they were doing great with what we had. Sadly last year that stopped being the case. I have tried a few things and when the chance to review the UnLock Math  program came up I jumped on it. While the program offers different topics we are using the UnLock Pre-Algebra. I am so glad I did too! My son Fox is doing wonderful with it and he doesn't complain! That is a HUGE bonus right there, the lack of complaint. He is also learning which is obviously the most important thing of all. Math is a giant struggle in our house. My children all take after me with the math, it just doesn't click in our heads so to speak! Finding this program was a blessing. 
UnLock Math
 This is a full and complete curriculum and will take about nine months to complete when used daily. Of course with it being an online program your child can finish faster or take longer. It is best in my opinion to go at the child's pace and not push a time table on them causing unneeded stress. 
UnLock Math pre-algebra
       Now onto the program! You will start by setting up your parent account. It is easy as pie by the way! You add your students and they assign them a log-in and you pick a password. Now the students can still get to their assignments if you sign on with the parent account which is what my son does because he hates to remember passwords and since google stores mine he just goes with it. I will say that signing is is not an issue or a problem at all either. 





Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Review of Memoria Press Nature's Beautiful Order


      Since my son had had such fun with Memoria Press First Form Greek when the chance to review one of their science programs came up I had to jump on it! I just love using this wonderful  products.  Memoria Press provides the most beautiful classical christian curriculum and Nature's Beautiful  Order is no exception!  I have an animal kid so this was right up her alley. This is perfect for students in 6-8 grade and even a great supplement in higher level Biology. She has truly enjoyed her trip through the animal kingdom. 
Nature’s Beautiful Order






      This is an 18 week course but, of course with homeschool you can always make your own schedule. Skyler treated her student book more as a reader. we started on the table and about an hour later she was snuggled on the couch! The set consists of a teachers key, a student book and a student workbook. The cost of the program is just $45.00 so not a huge expense at all. 




Friday, June 2, 2017

A Summer Break Week


 We are slowing down for a bit! We need to do the whole deep clean the house and just take a break from some stuff! We of course are still doing the UnLock Math program though! This is one of those I am so glad I got to review it type things. 





     Fox did make chocolate coffee cupcakes for the crew at Dollar General this week. They were very grateful. 






Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our Review Of Clara Barton: Courage Under Fire


     Ever since Skyler read Bessie's Pillow she has been interested in learning about other young women in history. When offered the chance to review the book Clara Barton: Courage Under Fire, I was happy to help. This book is one in a set by YWAM Publishing a Christian company called Heroes In History. There are twenty eight books to choose from, so finding an option should not be hard. All the books are beautifully written and are meant to inspire our children showing them that regular normal people can be heroes too! Heroes come in many shapes or sizes and the best ones never thought of themselves as heroes. They were just doing the right thing. 


YWAM Publishing


 With her book, blanket and best friend Stella she is thrilled to start a new adventure with her book! She couldn't wait to tell me all about the story of "The angel of the battlefield". I just love that she enjoys reading stories of true heroes. These best selling biographies are true stories. In a world full of made up heroes I feel it is extremely important to allow children to realize that a cape or a cool suit is not a hero. I enjoy that my children are learning that a real hero doesn't advertise or expect anything in return. They do the right thing and make the right choices because they genuinely care about people.