Category: Homeschooling

WordBuildOnline {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

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My seven year old second grader has started becoming more interested in reading. She’s grown out of early readers and has shown a desire to seek out more age appropriate materials.  I know that since she can sight read quite well that it is important to ensure that her reading comprehension grows along with it.  I wanted an approach to Vocabulary that would appeal to her learning style.  My preferred  features would be a no pressure, fun independent online program, that teaches a number of concepts at a pace that wouldn’t be rushed and could adjust to the skill level of the student. You can’t imagine my joy when I discovered that such a vocabulary program exist!  Continue reading

Apologia Field Trip Journal {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal Review
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Field Trips are something that most children enjoy. In getting out on the field, children are often completely engaged in their topic of study. Multiple senses being awakened increase every learning experience . Field Trips trump learning through a book or video because you just can’t substitute the real thing. In realizing the importance of these experiences, I’ve been planning many field trips to supplement our schooling. Our trips mainly revolve around personal interest and age appropriate educational experiences that I feel my son and daughter should witness first hand.
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Educational Insights Crazy Cereal Game! {Giveaway and Review}

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It’s almost Summer and that means more family game times! My kids are always up for games together or with friends. As an Educational Insight Team Member I have a  brand new two player game to talk about that’s perfect for kids ages 4 and up! This game greatly appeals to kids being designed to mimic a delicious breakfast of sugary sweet cereal! Continue reading

First Start Reading by Memoria Press {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

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I learned early on that my two children have very different learning styles. While my daughter doesn’t tend to favor repetition or work book approaches, my son tends to prefer it. She always needs a lot of interaction to keep her occupied and change to happen quite frequently. He on the other hand tends to prefer knowing what to expect next. Too much change to soon often frustrates him. If something is very busy he tends to get distracted and misses the point of the lesson. In realizing this, I knew that how my daughter learned to read would not be the same for my son.

When the opportunity arose through the Schoolhouse Crew Review Team to review a classical curriculum called First Start Reading by Memoria Press I jumped at the opportunity. What drew me the most to this curriculum was the fact that not only would my son be mastering his phonics but would also be improving his handwriting and early reading skills all together.

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