Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Great Latin Adventure

As a classical educator, though somewhat relaxed, we have made Latin a consistent subject in our homeschool. While many people do not see the value of teaching Latin, especially in the elementary years, I have found the study of Latin enhances English vocabulary and provides tremendous reinforcement of grammar concepts. Not only that, but I […]

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Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure

Last fall when I was doing my Christmas shopping (on-line, of course), I found a sale on a set of 4 historical fiction books. Although I was not familiar with the author, I decided to purchase them for my almost 10 year old daughter because she is crazy about historical fiction, especially books about girls […]

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Peterson Directed Handwriting

Handwriting is simple to teach. You just hand the kid a pencil and paper, show them how to form the letters, and then it’s just a matter of practice, right? Maybe that’s true some of the time, but some children will never be able to write without a lot of effort, if they’ve learned to […]

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Light Speed – U.S. gov & politics

The Cerebellum Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of educational programming. Their Light Speed Learning collection topics each consist of a fast-paced video production and a digital workbook. I received the U.S. Gov and Politics AP Exam Prep video to review. The DVD is 73 minutes long and consists of? 3 main sections. The […]

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Anna Karenina

It took me months, but I finally finished Anna Karenina. All 807 pages of it. Believe it or not, I actually liked it. (Well, not all of it. I got a little bored with some of the discussion of Russian agricultural techniques.) It was definitely a thought provoking book. It very clearly demonstrates the effect […]

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Bible Jumble for Kids

My husband loves to do the Jumble in the daily paper. He is amazingly fast too. Me….not so much. I have noticed that over the years I have gotten better, and I can usually figure out most of the words. I’m just not very fast. Apparently my brain doesn’t work in the same way. Honestly, […]

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My Top 10 Creative and Affordable Vacation Ideas

Vacations are expensive. Does it have to be true? I don’t know any way to get a totally free vacation, but we’ve managed to vacation on a budget for years now. Twittermoms wants to hear our affordable vacation ideas. Here are 10 ways to save money on a vacation: 1. Drive – To making driving […]

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Beeyoutiful Laveshmint

I’ve received a lot of fun curriculum products as a member of the Homeschool Crew. And I really like curriculum, but I have to share the curriculum with my children. Beeyoutiful sent us some products just for us, the homeschool moms. (Or any woman, of course.) I know that I spend very little time on […]

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The Money Answer Book by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey’s latest book, The Money Answer Book, is a short, easily readable book written in a question and answer format. Topics include Debt, Credit, & Bankruptcy, Relationships & Money, Budgeting, Stewardship, Insurance, and more. Dave provides his simple, no-nonsense advice in much the same way as he does on the radio. This book is […]

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100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Recently I posted a list of which of 100 Top Children’s Novels I had read. It had a great response, so when I saw this list of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know posted by the New York Public Library, I knew I was going to have to see how many of these I’d read. […]

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