Monday, August 28, 2017

Back To School Party!!

     School has begun!!! Today was our back to home school party! We had make your own ice cream sundaes and pizzas! We also have a new friend joining us for the year so Skyler is pretty excited she is going to have a buddy every day and Fox is wondering how he got surrounded by two little girls LOL. 

      You of course cannot have a party without decorating so the girls took over that job!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse Day!!!!

     ECLIPSE DAY 2017!!!! I think this was the most anticipated event of the year for our entire country! For a brief time we were all too busy staring at the sky to worry about politics, hate, debt and anything else that society has been arguing over. While Damian participated in the eclipse fun he refused pictures. The kids have been reading online and talking about this eclipse for months. We just decided to have a fun day. We watched the eclipse and made galaxy bark. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! Our Review

Both of my children are fascinated with other cultures and they absolutely love learning about the languages. When I was given the opportunity to review Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! - Level 3 Set from Greek 'n' Stuff I knew Skyler would be extremely interested! She has never had any form of instruction in the Greek language so she was given the Level 3 set to use, this is intended for students in grades 4 and older. This level is for those who have completed level 2 or older newbies which is what my daughter is. She is in grade 7, and this was just right for her!  

There are a total of 8 levels in the Greek series so there is one for every skill level out there!   

Hey, Andrew!Teach Me Some Greek!

     For our review I was given the Level 3 student text, answer key and the pronunciation CD, which is used in levels 3 and 4. The student book consists of 36 lessons, and it is basically a page a day activity. If you decide to use the page a day then the curriculum will last for a full school year. Obviously you can always plan this around your schedule. I just love flexible programs! The first part of the Level 3 set starts out with quite a bit of review which is why this level can be used by those who have no previous instruction. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Our Review Of English On A Roll

          Thanks to The Review Crew I was given a chance at reviewing English Grammar Teaching Method from English on a Roll. This year I have gotten to try so many new things and I have realized that with my older son Fox he is really a hands on kid. He struggles with things that are just written on a page. We have tried some grammar type games in the past but sadly none actually clicked. Thanks to English on a Roll there is now a multi sensory approach to grammar instruction. The program can be used by anyone five years and up so no worries about which level for this or that!

English on a Roll
     The set includes a sturdy plastic case which holds 40 color coded cubes to be used during the lessons. The lesson book consists of 37 lessons. The program starts out very basic and moves into harder topics. The lesson book is very thorough in explaining everything. It answered any questions I could possibly have in a very straight forward down to earth manner. It also includes a cube guide so you can very clearly see which cubes are which. 

     Each color is meant for a different part of speech, such as noun, pronoun, article, verb and so on. The set also includes question words and punctuation. You can also use the cubes for up to six students, so there is no need to purchase several. This is another plus in my eyes to the program.