Monthly Archives: January 2010

Saxon Facts First

FactsFirst is an on-line math product that provides math fact practice in order to build instant recall. It is a product of Saxon Math. The program is interactive and fun for the student to use. The first thing a new user gets to do is create their character. There are many options to choose from. […]

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MathScore.com

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Homeschool Crew has received several math products to review this year. And if you hadn’t noticed, I bet you will. I’ve got 4 more math reviews due within the next month. Lucky for me, I like math. My children have widely varying opinions about math, and how […]

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Tea with Hezbollah by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis

Summary: Is it really possible to love one’s enemies? That’s the question that sparked a fascinating and, at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel and glass high rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

What do you think of when you hear the word Apologia? If you’re a homeschooler, you probably think of science. But the beloved publisher of Christian science texts for homeschools is expanding its product line. In addition to science, Apologia now also offers world view study materials, a writing program, and helpful resource books for […]

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What about Socialization?

It’s the most commonly asked question about homeschooling. When people who don’t homeschool find out you’re homeschooling, or even thinking about homeschooling, it’s the first thing they ask. What about socialization? I find it interesting that socialization seems to be everyone’s number one concern about homeschooling, even though a. The purpose of school is to […]

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52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week 3

It’s the end of week 3 and I have finished one more book this week. It was There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton. It’s an English cozy mystery, and is the latest in the Agatha Raisin series. Truthfully, this book doesn’t have a tremendous amount to recommend it. I started reading the Agatha Raisin […]

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Keyboarding for the Christian School

I took typing in the 10th grade. I knew that typing was a valuable skill, and truthfully, I certainly use the skills learned in typing class more frequently now than those from any of my other high school classes. Our class was a room full of electric IBM typewriters. After learning the basics, one of […]

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Busy Days

Well, it’s been a busy couple of days. Yesterday my husband had the day off, so we did one of my favorite things. Hit the road! As organized as I like to be with most things, there is something about just setting off not sure of your plans that I enjoy so much. Surprising, I […]

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Weekly Wrap Up (1/16/10)

We had another good week of schooling. We didn’t start quite as early as I had planned, but we still did all start together. I’m thinking of tweaking our start time a little so my oldest, who is a night person, can get a little more sleep. I’m still undecided on that, so I will […]

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Five Question Friday

I was reading my friend Crazy Mom’s blog and I noticed a pretty neat meme she did last week. It’s Five Question Friday. So, since this is Friday I went over and found 5 new questions. 1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager? Honestly, I was a pretty good kid. There were […]

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