Monthly Archives: July 2010

Teaching Textbooks Algebra I

July 30th, 2010 (No Comments)

Do you think that you’ve tried every math program on the market for homeschoolers? Well, if this isn’t one that your student has tried and you need a tried and true, easy to use Algebra program. Bit the bullet and invest in this easy-to-use, very thorough, and academically challenging algebra program. You won’t be sorry! […]


Map Trek World Complete Collection CD

July 28th, 2010 (No Comments)

A wonderful collection of blackline maps, teacher answer maps, Knowledge Quest’s MapTrek is the perfect resource for World History Maps. I found the lesson plans an added bonus.  We are using Map Trek maps in our timeline notebook as well as our Geography and History units, I love being able to print just the maps […]


I Can Paste Toddler Big Skills for Little Hands

July 27th, 2010 (No Comments)

My almost-three-year-old boy has loved this book!  We limit ourselves to three activities a day, as recommended, but I allow my boy to glue scrap pieces of paper at random after we finish the defined activities.  Over the past month, his gluing skills have grown tremendously, including being able to accurately judge how much glue […]


The Reading Lesson Book

July 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

Perfect! I wouldn’t change a thing with this book. My 6yo finished it today, and we enjoyed every lesson. The print size gradually changes as the book progresses; the black & white pictures helped my son to understand the story, but not distract him; each lesson can be done as slowly or quickly as you […]


Kum Color-Combi Pencil Sharpener

July 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

This pencil sharpener works well with regular pencils or artist- quality colored pencils. My sons prefers this particular sharpener because it sharpens quickly without chewing up pencils. The holder can hold a fair bit of pencil gratings until one has time to dispose of them. This item is compact and sturdy, well worth its price. […]


Horizons Math 4

July 12th, 2010 (No Comments)

Wow! Even my son said we had to review this to say how great it is. This from a kid who says he hates math and has found it too frustrating in years past. We tried Singapore in 1st and 2nd (not enough hands-on, too frustrating, not enough review), Seton Homeschool in 3rd (good but […]


Keepers At Home

July 9th, 2010 (No Comments)

I love this little gem of a book. It has great ideas for teaching your daughter all of life’s most basic homemaking skills! Each new skill has book recommendations, projects, and scripture verses to memorize. My daughter and I really enjoy picking a skill and working on it together. It has given her an added […]


Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set

July 8th, 2010 (No Comments)

We used these (Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set) my son was in first grade.  Later, I got rid of them in a frantic effort to clean out clutter in my house.  A few days later my son was looking for them and became quite disturbed that his math rods had been given away!  Apparently they made […]


Hostage Lands by Douglas Bond

July 7th, 2010 (No Comments)

I loved this book! I read it aloud to my 7 year old daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Don’t be put off by the mention of ‘Latin’ in the description, as there is only knowledge of the English language required to read and enjoy this novel. This is really a fascinating look at a […]


Apologia Science Young Explorer series

July 6th, 2010 (No Comments)

Our family loves the Young Explorer Series,the books are wonderfully made.The pictures are great; the information is not dry or stuffy like a lot of text books. It is great for all ages. My kids love the projects. The younger kids and I work on the books together and the older kids do them on […]