Monthly Archives: July 2011

English From the Roots Up Volume 1

July 29th, 2011 (No Comments)

Word Fun I never studied Latin or Greek, but what can be more fun than submarine means ‘under sea’? So, we have a lot of fun making a game of the cards. My daughter was 8 when we started. We put photos next to a lamp for ‘light’ and we put tele on a shelf [...]

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miniLUK Starter Pack

July 27th, 2011 (No Comments)

Challenging but not frustrating I got this(miniLUK Starter Pack) for my 5 1/2 year old who will be starting kindergarten at home this year, and she LOVES it. We haven’t even officially started school yet and she’s done half the puzzles. I was concerned they would be too frustrating for her, but she enjoys them [...]

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Noodle Roonie Craft

July 21st, 2011 (No Comments)

Fun for Multiple Ages I’ve been looking for craft projects for ages ranging from 2yo-3rd grader. I’m not a naturally crafty person, so I like kits with things already assembled. We have tried the Farm Animals kit. We’ve only made a few animals, but if we do them all, we are supposed to be able [...]

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Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set

July 21st, 2011 (No Comments)

2nd Generation Cuisenaire Rods! As a homeschool student, these were my FAVORITE math manipulatives. My siblings and I spent hours playing with these colorful rods… AFTER we were done with school work! Now, as a mother of four young children, I’m excited to add cuisenaire rods to our homeschool curriculum this year. I look forward [...]

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Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Notebooking Journal

July 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

I won’t use anything else! Last year was the first year we tried the (Apologia) notebooking journals, and it was with this one – Human Anatomy and Physiology. I won’t turn back! I used to have the kids take notes and verbally answer some random questions. How boring! This was EXACTLY what we needed to [...]

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Max Axiom Graphic Science Set of 15

July 19th, 2011 (No Comments)

Excellent books-Kids love them (so do we!) My kids just love these books (Max Axiom Graphic Science Set of 15)! The information contained in them is more in-depth than you may think for a graphic book. Real scientists were consulted and it shows. It is presented in an engaging yet thorough format. I was not [...]

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Hide and Seek Safari

July 15th, 2011 (No Comments)

Andrea Get ready for fun! This (Hide and Seek Safari) is our family’s first foray into these types of puzzles and I LOVE this one! Question is, who is going to love it more, kids or parents?! My husband and I put the kids to bed and then sat and played with this game for [...]

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Daily Geography Grade 1

July 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

LIFE SAVER!!! I sure wish I found this (Daily Geography Grade 1) a few years back! I have tried to create my own geography lessons and wasted so much time and money. This book is simple, to the point and FUN to do. My kids look forward to it and so I have them do [...]

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Tolo Shape Sorter Play Bench

July 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

I received this set a few weeks ago for our children, ages 7, 5, 3 and 10 months old.  It has been a perfect fit for our young family! The older kids enjoy the play bench as much as the little ones do!  It’s great to watch them teach their younger siblings colors and shapes [...]

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Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space

July 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

I used this book last year for my 6th and 2nd graders. It worked beautifully for both of them. I read the lessons aloud to them together, and we did the experiments and activities together. I chose supplemental library books for them at their own levels, and their notebook pages were done at their own [...]

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