Monthly Archives: April 2010

Number Drill – Math Drill Software

April 30th, 2010 (No Comments)

My children ages 5, 7, and 9 are really enjoying this product, Number Drill! We have only been using it for a couple of weeks-but it is a real hit. They look forward to doing their math drills. The graphics are very cute, and not at all distracting (also no sound, which can also cause […]



April 29th, 2010 (No Comments)

Right out of the box, my children loved these balls! The Oball Jelly was perfect for my 9 month old to play with, while my 3 year old quickly latched onto the Big Oball. That left the Really Big Oball for my 6, 5 and 4 year olds to share, but they liked it so […]


PrismaColor 36-Piece Pencil Set

April 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

I love these colored pencils!! My kids love them! The colors are more vibrant and there are more colors than a normal set of colored pencils. They are easier to use. Because they are a little softer, you can do a lot more with shading and blending. At first I thought that these were way […]


All American History

April 23rd, 2010 (No Comments)

This course (All American History) is very easy to use and works well with middle school to early high school students. I like the lay out, the illustrations and the activities in the student activity book. I would like to see more details included in the text, especially for high school students. However, the extra […]


Daily 6-Trait Writing Series

April 20th, 2010 (No Comments)

This series (Daily 6-Trait Writing) has offered me a solution for boys that hate writing. It covers fundamental writing skills in a manner that has been manageable for my boys. Four days a week, there is a practice worksheet that requires relatively small amounts of writing. For the fifth day’s assignment, the child is asked […]



April 19th, 2010 (No Comments)

I highly recommend these Geopuzzles. My son has been doing them for 2 years now and still has not lost interest. He challenges himself to dump 1-5 puzzles out and put each continent together. He has learned geography in a fun way and has integrated the shapes of countries so well that he will be […]


Language Lessons for the Very Young

April 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

The following is a review originally posted on My friend, BB, is probably going to show up on this blog at one time or another. She’s making the decision to homeschool (Luke, her oldest, is five) and is exploring this possible future for her and her family with a great deal of anticipation and […]


Uncle Josh’s Outline Maps

April 14th, 2010 (No Comments)

This (Uncle Josh’s Outline Maps) has been a fantastic resource for our whole family. We use it together with an atlas. I assign one area of the world (Europe, the Middle East, etc..) for about a month to my high schoolers. Their assignment is to fill all the countries on the map every day, with […]


Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra

April 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

I Love Teaching Textbooks! I have only been doing it for a few weeks now and its great! I like to do school on my own with SOS and the one thing I was having real trouble with was math. It didn’t help me too much because they weren’t explaining it to me by someone […]


Horizon Math Grade 3

April 12th, 2010 (No Comments)

My son has ADD making school very difficult. The Horizon program has short exercises that spiral so he is able to do a variety of exercises quickly. The program (Horizons Math 3) doesn’t dwell on the same material over and over again. His math is his best subject as a result. The other advantage of […]