The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has just released a huge new digital library resource for homeschoolers. The Schoolhouse Library has more than 175 ebooks and audiobooks, including:
2 Stu dy Guides from YWAM Draw Write Now Sampler E-Book by Barker Creek (We have all the Draw Write Now books, and they’ve gotten pretty heavy use, but it’s never occurred to me to review them – they’re so wonderful, I guess I just assume everyone has already heard of them!) Heroines of the Past-Victorian unit study from Amy Puetz (Review of this exact . . . → Read More: Digital Homeschool Library – 175+ ebooks & audiobooks! $25
Are you thinking about homeschooling, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re a homeschool mom who wants to know what else is out there, or an old-timer who wants just *one* resource to share with homeschool newbies. Here’s my suggestion: direct them to the Choosing & Using Curriculum Set by Joyce Herzog.
There are two books in the Choosing & Using Curriculum Set: a print 8 1/2″ x 11″ perfect-bound bound book, and an resource ebook, complete with hyperlinks.
The . . . → Read More: Review: Choosing and Using Curriculum
We love one-minute mystery books around here, so when we got the chance to read the latest book in a new-to-us series from Science Naturally, of course we were excited! (And promptly requested the first two books from the library, but more on them in a moment…)
Written by father-daughter team Eric and Natalie Yoder, One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! Their one-minute mystery science and math books are recommended by the National Science Teachers Association, and have won . . . → Read More: Review: Science Naturally
Review: High School Prep Genius
With my high school junior, we’re obviously working our way down the final road or two on the trip to college. He [believes he] has made up his mind in regard to school choice, desirable careers, and we’re taking stock and seeing what “holes” we might have missed that it would be a good idea to fill. Of course, we’re doing all this in mid-stream, adjusting the course as we go. While he’s content to be flexible and adapt as . . . → Read More: Review: College Prep Genius
Immersion is well-known for being the most effective way to learn a foreign language, but it can be difficult to replicate on a local scale, especially in a home-learning environment where the parent doesn’t speak the language. Spanish for You! addresses that challenge, with students learning to write, read, and speak Spanish through age-appropriate materials.
Spanish for You! is centered around themes, rather than levels, allowing parents to choose packages based on interest, rather than level of experience. Spanish for You! was designed to be easy and fun to use with mixed-age groups from . . . → Read More: Review: Spanish For You
Despite my love of reading, my memories of [public] high school English are not all that… memorable. We spent a great deal more time talking about what other people had written – and what it “meant” – than we ever did writing… and writing fiction wasn’t even on the schedule unless you had time to fit an extra English class in your schedule. (Bor-ing!) If I’d had access to a book like the one we’re using now, Writing Fiction [in High School], I’m certain I’d be much more confident in my fiction writing . . . → Read More: Review: Writing Fiction [in High School]
Cheyenne has been playing Math Rider, a math drill game, this last few weeks to brush up on her mental math skills. We’ve reviewed Math Rider in the past – during our review of Math Rider from two years ago, all four of my kids were using the software – but with a limited number of computers, Cheyenne didn’t have the amount of free time then to use it as often as she does now.
Math Rider is easy to use, but with tons of complicated things going on in the background . . . → Read More: Review – Math Rider
Progeny Press is a family-owned and operated publisher of literature study guides for all ages from kindergarten through high school. In business since 1992, over 100 study guides are currently available. Progeny Press strives to create materials that allow students to examine literature from a Christian perspective. We’ve had the opportunity to review two of their titles: The Hobbit Study Guide and the Eagle of the Ninth Study Guide. I’ll get to the specifics about each of these guides in a moment; first, let me tell you about the company and their . . . → Read More: Review: Progeny Press – Two Novel Study Guides