Monthly Archives: June 2009

Lambs Book of Art 1

June 30th, 2009 (No Comments)

My kids thought all the books by this author (Barry Stebbing) were too hard and not very fun.  I’m using some of them, because I want to learn to draw better and I think the material is good.  However, for my kids they were a waste of money.  I was surprised because my kids all [...]

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English From the Roots Up

June 29th, 2009 (No Comments)

English From the Roots Up is a great introduction for younger elementary children to some useful Greek and Latin roots. We followed this with Rosetta Stone Latin, which is great, but has no grammar instruction. Going straight into Wheelock was difficult, so for the 8 & 10 year old we are using William E. Linney [...]

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Rosetta Stone German

June 26th, 2009 (No Comments)

The Rosetta Stone German course “works” quoting my 14 year son; he saves this course for last each day because he enjoys it the most.  He also applies what he has been learning, too much sometimes , in everyday conversation!  This was a very wise purchase! Angela S Atwater, OH Find out what Angela’s son [...]

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Song School Latin

June 25th, 2009 (No Comments)

Song School Latin is fun for older kids, too! Our twin girls (age 13) have been working through Latina Christiana for the past couple of years and were delighted to take a fun break to go through Song School Latin at a quick pace covering 3-5 lessons a week! Even though this is a program [...]

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Rosetta Stone French

June 24th, 2009 (No Comments)

I hesitated and thought over this purchase for several years. After viewing the demo and thinking about it some more, I finally took the plunge. I can now say that Rosetta Stone French is well worth the price. For user-friendliness it just can’t be beat. The teaching method is wonderful and very effective. Grading is [...]

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The Easy Spanish – Junior

June 23rd, 2009 (No Comments)

My first grader loves The Easy Spanish – Junior.  It is easy and fun to do, and needs very little prep time (mostly just printing out the coloring pages in advance).  There are many suggestions for activities/lessons, and parents pick which ones suit their family best.  Many of the suggestions involve lapbooking.  If lapbooking is [...]

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The Global Puzzle

June 22nd, 2009 (1 Comment)

The Global Puzzle really is wonderful, I always find country locations I didn’t know before.  We like to assign continents of the world to the child we think most needs to work on that area.  Of course, my husband and I usually get stuck putting together the oceans; they are the tedious part.  If you [...]

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Mathematical Reasoning

June 19th, 2009 (4 Comments)

I used Mathematical Reasoning for my daughter’s Pre-k and K year.  It was colorful, fun and so easy for Mom.  I am teaching several young children that still need a lot of one on one time.  This was an enjoyable way to make sure that math was covered for my 4/5 yr. old.  I plan [...]

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Wrap-Ups Multiplication

June 18th, 2009 (No Comments)

My 7 year old was having trouble with her multiplication tables and I was frustrated with drilling her all the time. Wrap-Ups Multiplication has been awesome for her!  She loves the self-checking aspect of it and gets so excited when she gets them all right.  She loves practicing her multiplication now whereas before she got [...]

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Teaching Textbooks

June 17th, 2009 (No Comments)

We’d tried other high school level math programs that were considered homeschool “favorites”, but they just didn’t work for our daughter.  Math sessions would end in tears, and both of us would dread the next lesson. Teaching Textbooks to the rescue!  The conversational style of the books is engaging & fun (not too corny, either) [...]

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