Monthly Archives: October 2009


October 30th, 2009 (No Comments)

I bought TwigJig for my 14yo son for Christmas and he has really enjoyed it.  I wasn’t sure if the forms would work as well as they do in the video but they do!  You can make some amazing structures with this. My son has made two bridges and a tower. I only wish there […]


The Story Of The World Volumes 1-4

October 29th, 2009 (No Comments)

The year that we used Story of the World 1 and the corresponding Activity Guide was our best out of our ten years of homeschooling (so far!).  The children learned more about world history than I had learned in all of my own public school years, and, due to the activities and resources in the […]


Bartholomew’s Passage

October 28th, 2009 (No Comments)

Not as good as Jotham’s Journey When our family had such a great experience using Jotham’s Journey, we read Bartholomew’s Passage the next year. The sequel is definitely not as good as the first! The storyline is much weaker, and there were a number of times where some quick editing of the lesson had to […]


Switched on Schoolhouse Science Grades 3 & 4

October 27th, 2009 (No Comments)

Are you having science guilt??  Here is your answer! I have two girls, ages 8 and 10, and we are into our second year of using this product.  In fact, my younger daughter asked me if she could start the program. I am not a science minded person and worried about how I was going […]


Only 1 star for Sequential Spelling?

October 26th, 2009 (No Comments)

There was once a time that I wholeheartedly recommended this spelling program. However, that is no more. I used this program with three different students for about a year. They were three very different students- one ace speller, one in need of serious remedial spelling help, and one who was right on track in spelling. […]


Horizon’s Math Grade 2

October 23rd, 2009 (No Comments)

My daughter finished another Christian curriculum’s 2nd grade math early and I wanted to review her skills before moving onto 3rd grade level work.  I’ve heard good things about Horizons and decided to try out the teacher’s manual and 2nd grade, book 2 (for the 2nd semester).  Horizons covers more things and in a better […]


Jotham’s Journey

October 22nd, 2009 (No Comments)

Jotham’s Journey was one of the best stories to read during Christmas season as it fleshes out the feel of what it would have been like to actually be there when Christ was born and the story is so exciting (some parts are a little scary) my children couldn’t wait to read the next one. […]



October 21st, 2009 (No Comments)

I hesitated to buy the LightWedge book light because of the cost, but I have always trusted the Timberdoodle reviews.  This is the best book light ever!  Everyone in our family uses it whether reading in the car or late at night in the bedroom.  It is also great for reading while waiting on the […]


Galloping the Globe

October 19th, 2009 (No Comments)

I have really enjoyed using Galloping the Globe. I have my kids pick a country then we use this book along with any information we can find over the Internet or at the Library for a great study. We have lots of fun. Having a large family with kids in several different grades I am […]


Rolit Junior

October 16th, 2009 (No Comments)

We are always looking for a game that allows our little brother Matt (who is 3 1/2) to play with us on our “Board Game Day” that wouldn’t be boring or too easy for the older siblings in the family to play.  Rolit Junior solves all of our problems. Happy Older Sibling Frisco, TX