Monthly Archives: March 2010

A Reason for Writing – Kindergarten

March 31st, 2010 (No Comments)

My kindergartener, Daniel, and I really like this writing program. It breaks down each day into a very manageable amount of writing to practice. My favorite part is at the end of each week, the student writes the whole verse on a blank page of their choosing (included at the end of the book). They […]


Lightwedge Paperback

March 30th, 2010 (No Comments)

We LOVE the Lightwedge! After reading about the lightwedge on Timberdoodle’s website, I knew we had to have it. My daughter reads every chance she gets and especially on the long trip to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house. When coming home late in the evening, she can read until her heart’s content with the Lightwedge and […]


Our Island Story – History of England Audio Book

March 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

The kids are enjoying this audio history so much! We are blessed in that we are preparing for an upcoming trip to England (a gift). This holds their interest and helps make them connect wth British history studied elsewhere. It is music to my ears to have them ask, ‘Just one more chapter, please!’ It […]


Jungle Doctor Books

March 24th, 2010 (No Comments)

We absolutely love the Jungle Doctor books. They are full of adventure, a Biblical Lesson, and along the way you may learn a thing or two about being a doctor. I found two puppets of a lion and a Gorilla which make the books come to life even more. My 5 year old has now […]


Teaching Textbooks Math Curriculum

March 23rd, 2010 (No Comments)

Throughout my 20+ years of homeschooling, I have used six different math programs including Saxon, Math-U-See and a specialized curriculum for LD students. We began using Teaching Textbooks math 2 years ago. It has eliminated the need for outside tutoring. Gone is the frustration and the tears. Gone are the hours I used to have […]


Graphic Historical Novels

March 22nd, 2010 (No Comments)

At first I was very apprehensive about buying these books because I didn’t see the benefit in comic books. My first three children are girls so there was never really any interest in comic books and reading was not a struggle. They were all ‘bookworms’. My son,(4th grade) however, was a different story. It was […]


10 Days in Europe – Geography Game

March 19th, 2010 (No Comments)

Our daughter was initially skeptical about ‘10 Days in Europe‘, fearing we were foisting another ‘educational game’ on her. She relented, we tried the game this week, and it has become her first request after dinner! The strategy involved necessitates her to partner with a parent for now (she is seven), but she is very […]


Pattern Play

March 18th, 2010 (No Comments)

These blocks (Pattern Play) exceeded our expectations. We have 10 children, and therefore have tried many toys. This one is truly one of the best we’ve found over the years. There are 40 different pattern cards to make with the blocks, with several different levels of complexity. The blocks are smooth and chunky and will […]


Integrated Chemistry and Physics

March 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

We tried two other well-known chemistry curriculums that are great programs for science and math oriented students. My daughter is not strong in these areas and was doing very poorly, but I didn’t want to give up on her having some understanding of the building blocks of life and how things work. Integrated Physics and […]


My First BrainBox

March 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

I bought this(My First BrainBox) for my daughter’s third birthday. She can’t get enough of it! We sit down and look at the pictures (a little longer than the timer says to) and she can’t wait to answer the questions. It took about 10 minutes for her to catch on the first time, but once […]