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Albert Whitman & Company- A Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. One of my all time favorite books growing up was The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. My imagination ran wild as I dreamed of what it would be like to live in an actual boxcar, wash my dishes in the stream, and pick wild blueberries! As a family we have shared this book together a few times, always begging for one more chapter. Now that my kiddos are becoming independent readers, they want the ability to read this and other favorites on their own. I always let them try if they liked, but knew that it was above their current reading levels. Recently, we were given the chance to review  The Boxcar Children Early Reader Set  by  Albert Whitman & Company . My sweet daughter was thrilled that now she could read these books all by herself!  We received

PRIDE Reading Program- A Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. If you have been around the blog for any length of time, you know that my kiddos are gifted with dyslexia. While we view that as a blessing, because their minds work in unique ways, it can make reading or learning to read extra difficult. We have used several different methods hoping to find something that would help each specific child. Daemen is the one who still seems to be struggling. Imagine my surprise when I found out that we were going to get a chance to review  PRIDE Reading Program ! Because of his struggles we were encouraged to start with  PRIDE Yellow Book Program Kit- Level 1 .  PRIDE Reading Program can work for any child. It's multi-sensory approach through Ortho-Gillingham method which makes it especially helpful for children with learning struggles li

Let's Go Geography- A Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in  exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I  compensated in any other way. I am always looking for fun new ways to learn with my kiddos. When we found out we were getting the chance to review Let's Go Geography , I knew that we were going to love it! Let's Go Geography Year 2 is a fun, interactive way to learn geography. This 32 week program had my creative kiddos excited "explore" different countries around the world! Let's Go Geography is an online homeschool geography curriculum for K-4. (However, my almost 6th grader enjoyed it almost as much, if not more, than my younger 2). The lessons are in PDF format that you download and use from your computer. These lessons are neatly organized to take all the 'work' out of learning with your kids. Each lesson takes about an hour to complete. We

Wordless Wednesday- Board Games

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Almost Wordless Wednesday- Nature and Imagination

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"Play is the highest form of research." -Albert Einstein 

Perspective

I am struggling today. After 2 weeks of battling the worst sickness that I have ever dealt with, I am having a time trying to get reorganized and re-motivated. I literally feel like I have lost 2 weeks of my life. Somewhere in the middle of the 104* temperature and coughing, I had a birthday. It passed without me even acknowledging it...and now, I keep forgetting how old I am! For real, I had a moment yesterday where I forgot that it was January. YOU GUYS! This is not a normal feeling for me! I like lists and organization. I like structure and routine. I do not like not knowing what day it is let alone what month!  Anyway, here I am trying to make sense of my blog and reviews that are upcoming. I know that I had planned so many post ideas, I wrote them down, and they are somewhere in the house...I think if I find them I may have some kind of reminder or pretense of order again. Until then, please excuse my crazy long absence and my short posts.  I do want so badly to be back writin

SchoolhouseTeachers.com- A Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in  exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I  compensated in any other way. I am so excited to share with you our very first review product of 2020! We were given the privilege to try out the  Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership  by  SchoolhouseTeachers.com    This is a all-in-one homeschool site. You can find classes for all ages, grades and learning styles. However, it is so much more than just classes. It also has great resources for parents including planners, menus, and e-books (just to name a few). There are so many great resources available for one flat rate per family! The first thing I specifically wanted to check out were some electives for Conner. He already has most of his basic classes this year, but needed some extras. I showed him the variety of topics that he could choose from: He immediately asked to look at the B