Monthly Archives: August 2010

Big Universe Learning

I was recently introduced to Big Universe Learning. This unique learning website is designed for students in grades K-8. It offers on-line books in a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, from 24 different publishers. Some of these books include an audio option for students to read-along while the book is being read […]

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The Beginning

I am happy to report that we made it through our first week back to school. Overall it was a very productive week. We managed to do Latin, Greek, English, and Math everyday. My younger 2 kids are very happy with Song School Latin. I thought it would be a hit, and I was right! […]

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Vanishing Act by Liz Johnson

Nate is an undercover FBI agent whose job is to find Nora James before the mob does. Unfortunately Danielle keeps distracting him from his mission. Danielle is a pretty auto mechanic in the college town of Crescent City, Colorado. In Nate’s search for Nora, Danielle keeps turning up, and she’s always in trouble. He knows […]

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First day of school

Today was our first day of school for this school year. My kids are a 7th grade boy, a 5th grade girl, a 3rd grade boy, and a PreK girl. I’ve missed out on posting for the last two weeks of the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop, but I decided I couldn’t miss Day-in-the-Life Week, since […]

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The Jesus You Can’t Ignore

Since my husband has summers off, he has a little more time to read in the summer than he usually does. After I received The Jesus You Can’t Ignore to review, he started reading it before I got a chance to read it myself. Since he was keeping me from reading the book, he agreed […]

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Amazing Mathematical Card Trick

This is my son’s latest video. It is a card trick that he figured out himself. What I think is even more amazing is that he came to me with the algebraic formulas he had figured out because he wanted to show why it worked! I had to show him how to solve the equations, […]

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52 Books Update

It has been a while since I’ve updated my reading list as part of the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge. The last update of my reading list was my Spring Reading Fling conclusion. This is week 33 and I have only completed 27 books. You would think that I’d have gotten ahead over the […]

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What’s in the Bible? Wanderin’ in the Dessert

What’s in the Bible? is the new video series by the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer. The series uses puppets and music to teach Biblical truths. I received the latest DVD,Wanderin’ in the DesertĀ from Tyndale House Publishers to review. Wanderin’ in the Desert contains 2 25 minute episodes that cover the books of Leviticus, […]

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Song School Latin Review

I like to use the term “Relaxed Classical” to describe our homeschooling style. It’s a description that you may or may not consider accurate depending on your perspective. A relaxed homeschooler wouldn’t find us very relaxed, but we’re not as disciplined with our memory work as a strict classical educator. However, one classical subject that […]

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My Staples Deal

Look what all I got at Staples on Saturday. And they’re paying my 90 cents to take it off their hands, lol I had a $3.00 coupon from recycling an ink cartridge. The spirals were 15 cents each and the folders were 5 cents each. The paper was $4.99 but we will receive the entire […]

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