Monthly Archives: July 2009

Complete-A-Sketch

July 31st, 2009 (No Comments)

We really like Complete-A-Sketch technical drawing course for our son.  It is helping him to develop his talent and skill very well.  The instructions are clear.  Each drawing is a bit more difficult and my son enjoys this very much.  We did have to make him go slow enough to really practice and then master […]

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Stories From History – Set of 8 Graphic Novels

July 30th, 2009 (No Comments)

…I bought the historical graphic novels as a way to get my middle schooler into reading something somewhat educational. =D  I didn’t hand them to him, I told him they were mine.  He could read the Tintin, but I was going to read these historical ones first.  Muhahahaha.  Of course, he started sneaking them….and enjoying […]

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The Young Peacemaker

July 29th, 2009 (No Comments)

I bought The Young Peacemaker to use with a group of children ages 5 to 14, figuring we could adapt some of the content when necessary.  But when I first showed some of the older kids (8-13) the pamphlets we would be using, they immediately made disparaging comments about the art, the appearance of the […]

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Switched-On Schoolhouse

July 28th, 2009 (1 Comment)

I have seen my high school aged son go from one who needed constant prodding to get his work done- to one that is up and ready to go with the Switched On Schoolhouse on program. The programs is so easy to set up and keeps all the records for you. The computer based program […]

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Jungle Doctor

July 27th, 2009 (No Comments)

I’m so thrilled to see Jungle Doctor reprinted – they are my favorite, and I have a complete set of the old ones, found with great effort! My boys LOVE Jungle Doctor books, and we have read every one and some several times! My grandfather was a missionary in that part of Africa, and reading […]

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Can You Find Me Preschool

July 24th, 2009 (No Comments)

Can You Find Me Preschool is a book of fun riddles that really  make you think to figure out the answers.  The riddles are picture motivated.  My daughter loved having me read them to her when she was young and now she reads them on her own for fun.  She has a sense of accomplishment […]

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Catch the Match

July 23rd, 2009 (No Comments)

We love Catch the Match!  It is a fun, easy, quick game that everyone in the family enjoys playing!  We love being able to just open the box, take out the cards and start playing.  Each round is relatively quick (about ten minutes) which enables us to play as long or short as we would […]

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Wordsmith Apprentice

July 22nd, 2009 (No Comments)

The greatest weakness in our homeschool is writing.  But we love Wordsmith Apprentice.  The assignments are fun and interesting enough to keep us going! Lorraine Bonaire, GA

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All American History Volume II Student Reader

July 21st, 2009 (No Comments)

All American History Volume II is so thorough– detailed, accurate, and interesting.  I like the reader plus workbook format.  My daughter loves to read and the workbook is just enough hands-on reinforcement without containing too much busy-work.  The reader is challenging, yet not overwhelming.  I only need to help by assigning page numbers and off […]

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Sherlock Games

July 20th, 2009 (No Comments)

Sherlock game immediately became a family favorite. I appreciate how it can be, by simply using fewer cards, modified to play by our youngest player (3yr old) and yet can also be fun and challenging enough for the older children and adults, keeping them coming back for more. Everyone requests this game- from 13yrs down […]

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