Monthly Archives: December 2008

Building Thinking Skills

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. I have been blessed with the opportunity to review a lot of homeschooling products this school year as a member of the Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. Many of the products are from new companies just trying to break into the homeschooling market.  The Critical Thinking Company is not […]

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Turning Points in Homeschooling

Do you ever feel like homeschooling is just too hard?  Do you ever catch yourself watching the school bus drive by and wishing you could put your children on it? How about doubting whether your children are really learning what they should? Are you smart enough to teach them high school?  Do you have a […]

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Let’s Make A Webpage

Motherboard books has a new e-book entitled Let’s Make a Webpage by Phyllis Wheeler. It is recommended for students from 8-12 years old. I was very interested to review this product because I have just completed 2 on-line web design classes.  My older son (10 years old) is also very interested in learning to build […]

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Puppetools Review

As part the The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, I was given the opportunity to review a unique website: Puppetools.  What is Puppetools?  If you guessed that it has something to do with puppets you were right!  But Puppetools is not just about puppets.  It’s about revolutionizing the education system in America.  On the one hand […]

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ALEKS

I have something to brag about.  My 10 year old son has done his math everyday for the last month without complaining!  Is this due to my fabulous parenting skills?  What about my exciting teaching?  Unfortunately the answer is no on both counts.  As part of the Homeschool Crew, I’ve been given a free trial […]

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Trigger Memory Systems-Clean and Flip Chore System and Times Tales

I was so excited when I learned that the entire Homeschool Crew was going to receive the Clean and Flip Chore System and Times Tales by Trigger Memory Systems. I have been hearing about Times Tales for years and had never had the opportunity to see it. And as a neat freak, I’m always looking […]

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Paper Nativity

Here is a cute project that my older son (10 yo) made for our bookclub.  The assignment was to read a Christmas book and report on it.  In addition, they were to make a Christmas craft that related to the book, if possible.  He read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever  and chose to make a […]

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Time 4 Learning

Time4Learning is an on-line education program that offers instruction in reading, language arts, and math. It can be used as a core curriculum, for enrichment, or for remediation. Lessons are available from the preschool level all the way through middle school. In addition to the core subjects, there are also science and social studies enrichment […]

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Borax Snowflake

I did the neatest Christmas craft project with my 6 year old this week.  It is one of those project ideas that is all over the internet, but somehow I’d missed it until now. I saw the idea in the December newsletter from Northwoods Press  We made a snowflake out of pipe cleaners and Borax. […]

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How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

I like to make a lot of things from scratch.  I think it’s both healthier and more economical to cook that way. (Not to mention it usually tastes better).  I definitely don’t make everything from scratch though.  For instance, I do buy bread from the bakery thrift store.  I bake bread for dinner, but I […]

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