Monthly Archives: November 2009

Signing Time – At 4 years of age now, she is so far advanced…

November 30th, 2009 (No Comments)

We began using the Signing Time video series when our daughter with Down Syndrome was only one.  She is the 9th of our 11 children.  Previous to that, we knew no sign language.  We had heard that teaching little ones with Downs to sign could bridge the gap between their desire to communicate, and their […]

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Living Fossils – Evolution: the Grand Experiment, Volume 2

November 25th, 2009 (No Comments)

I am a former evolutionary geologist turned creationist homeschooling mom, and have been following the origins issue for over 30 years…this (Living Fossils) is one of the best books I have ever read, for the following reasons. First, the author’s own story.  He traveled over 100,000 miles researching & taking pictures in order to figure […]

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Double Shutter

November 19th, 2009 (No Comments)

I purchased the DOUBLE SHUTTER game at Christmas for my 9 & 6 year old daughters and they love it!  Most mornings they play a couple games with Dad while eating breakfast, before they start their day of schooling. I had not started math with my 6 year old yet and just pulled out the […]

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Jensen’s Grammar

November 18th, 2009 (No Comments)

My  two oldest boys both used Jensen’s Grammar along with Jensen’s Punctuation in their high school years.  Both studied the books on their own.  Both scored over 30 on the English section of the ACT and were placed in Honor’s English in college.  I intend to use it with all my children. Cheri Mississippi

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Terrapin Logo

November 16th, 2009 (No Comments)

My son has been doing LOGO for several years now. He studied a bit of Scheme using another online program and is now using his knowledge to program fairly sophisticated “games” on LOGO. This is a particularly exciting product for those kids who think fast and “out of the box.” It develops logic and critical […]

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Reaction Game

November 10th, 2009 (No Comments)

I used this game (Reaction Game) with a group of six middleschoolers who are quite familiar with the concept of building molecules.  We’ve tried to play it on three occasions, but we’ve never managed to complete a game. The game is very pretty, but it seems like they spent all their time on visual design, […]

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Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier

November 9th, 2009 (No Comments)

This book was a pleasant surprise!  It was an impulse decision to buy because it was offered at a significant discount.  I honestly wondered if I had just wasted my money, but The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier is a gem and worth the full price!  The book focuses on seven of the weakest […]

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Piano for Life DVD

November 6th, 2009 (No Comments)

Piano for Life is the best music coarse we have ever found.  Within 1 year, our son was composing music and has begun to teach other students using this DVD as a base.  However, it seems to be best suited for teenage kids.  Adults don’t usually have the time to spend practicing and preteens don’t […]

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Teaching Textbook Math 5

November 5th, 2009 (No Comments)

I finally had to admit I was exhausted. I was trying to homeschool four children with toddler twins and a new baby on the way. Each day I felt like we were barely getting through the basics of language arts and math. Each child required individual instruction which could take up to an hour each. […]

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Sit ‘n Gym

November 4th, 2009 (No Comments)

I am homeschooling my 4 children and one of my sons has been struggling with attention and focusing on schoolwork. It was getting very difficult to run a school day and I was beside myself as to what to do. Then my sister gave your catalog and there in the front cover I read about […]

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