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Spring Cleaning Bug

We’re having a different kind of week around here. My husband is off work because it’s his spring break. (He’s a public school teacher!) So, I’m using the mornings to administer the IOWA test to my older kids. Then in the afternoon I’m cleaning out

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History Buffs

There’s a new blog carnival called the Homeschool History Buffs. The first issue is at The Tie The Binds Us. There are some great posts, so take a look and consider submitting next month. By Kristen H.

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Mystery Tracks

One of the on-going projects in Apologia Elementary Zoology 3 is to make a notebook of animal tracks. In addition, the lesson that we just finished has a project to try to collect animal tracks in your backyard using wet cement in a pan and

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8 Ways to a More Organized Homeschool

I just read about this new blog carnival hosted by Heart of the Matter Online. It is centered around 2 of my favorite subjects: homeschool and organizing. This is such a great idea and a good incentive to do some reorganizing for some fresh ideas

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New Review Page on Squidoo

I just published a new page on squidoo that has all my homeschool product reviews categorized with links back to here.  I’ll definitely be adding all my upcoming crew reviews to that page as well, but in my spare time (ha ha) I’m planning to

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TOS Crew Award

Sheri at her blog, 1 of 100 TOS Crew Reviews has awarded me A Most Extraordinary TOS Crew Mate Award. I really am honored that she picked me as one to receive the award. I have been so blessed to serve on the TOS Crew

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Viola!

I am one of those people who find spelling and grammar errors in other people’s writing.  I try not to be too critical of other people’s writing.  I know it’s easy to have typos and sometimes when people are  just typing a quick note, they

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Homeschool Mentor Survey

I am in the process of reviewing an on-line course to teach new homeschoolers how to homeschool.  This has me wondering how many people who start homeschooling have someone experienced to get advice from. I knew several homeschoolers before I began to homeschool and I

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Fun Geography Game

Last night my family made up a fun geography game.  All you need is a map of the United States and at least 3 people to play.  You can assign one person to be the judge and use the map to check the others’ answers.