Monthly Archives: February 2011

Editor-In-Chief A2

February 28th, 2011 (No Comments)

For the teacher, the answer key clearly identified the needed corrections with the explanation as to why the grammar correction is needed. I presented the book as seat work for him to do while I worked with my other student. I let him pick the stories that caught his attention and while we have not […]

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God’s Mighty Acts in Salvation

February 25th, 2011 (No Comments)

We purchased this for Christmas and have been using it for a family devotional.  We LOVED the author’s book “Keeping Holiday” and thought we would give this a try.  The kids really seem to be enjoying it and I like how every lesson has you looking up scriptures.  It gives the parents and kids the […]

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Knex Transportation Set

February 24th, 2011 (No Comments)

Incredible Set! I purchased the Knex Transportation set many months ago for my eight and nine year old sons for Christmas.  I was so excited to give it to them and it was definitely worth the wait.  They both LOVE it!  They have built the majority of the models already.  There are a ton of […]

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The Jesus Storybook Bible

February 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

The BEST storybook Bible ever!!! Between being a parent and working in children’s ministry, I’ve encountered a lot of different kids storybook Bibles, and this one takes the cake. Note that it isn’t an actual Bible, but stories put into words for little ears. From cover to cover the focus is Jesus and His love […]

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Disasters in History – Set of 8

February 17th, 2011 (No Comments)

As our 9-year-old son was reading an old Indiana history textbook he read about how Chicago used Indiana limestone to rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; he then had an interest in fires, earthquakes and other disasters, so we purchased the set of 8 Disasters in History Graphic Novels from Timberdoodle. The graphic […]

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Wrap-Ups Multiplication

February 16th, 2011 (No Comments)

My daughter struggled learning her times tables. It was too challenging and emotional for her and me. I fretted over what to do and prayed. I remembered hearing about wrapups and wondered if it would help her. It was the answer. Once she had the math in her hands she took off. Before we couldn’t […]

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GA Henty – For the Temple Audio MP3

February 15th, 2011 (No Comments)

What a great way to get read aloud time done when you don’t have any time to actually READ aloud! The great quality Henty books combined with the skillful storytelling of Jim Hodges makes for a great combination for audio loving children. My 6th grader is an auditory learner, so he learns best when I, […]

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Two views on Teaching Textbooks

February 11th, 2011 (No Comments)

My 4th grade son and 5th grade daughter have used Teaching Textbook 4 and Teaching Textbook 5 this year. We will be doing another curriculum next year. We’ve found the sound effects distracting and frustrating and the constant coaching belittling. My daughter actually asked to go back to Saxon Math (which I did not like […]

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LightWedge Paperback

February 10th, 2011 (No Comments)

This product (LightWedge Paperback) has been a total blessing to our family. My husband has a degenerative eye disease that has left him legally blind. I gave him the paperback LightWedge for Christmas. He reads the bible to the kids every night, and uses the lightwedge. It really enables him to be able to read […]

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Electronic Snap Circuits Pro Kit

February 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

When my husband told me to order this (Electronic Snap Circuits Pro Kit) and the guides for our 6 and 4 yo girls for Christmas, I had my doubts. Our 6yo has been wanting to learn about electricity, so we’ve turned this into a unit study. I wanted to share what we’re doing. We DO […]

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