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Math Sprint – The Mental Math Game Review

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. Think fast! What's 8 times 12? How about 35 divided by 7? 122-12? Get your thinking cap on,… Continue reading Math Sprint – The Mental Math Game Review

Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

Vocabulary Activities for Teens and Tweens

He opened a clean notebook, lifted his quill pen, and wrote: "A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth......" Meet Noah Webster. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on October 16, 1758. Outspoken, opinionated, socially awkward, some say an incurable lunatic. He irritated others, and he… Continue reading Vocabulary Activities for Teens and Tweens

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Institute For Excellence in Writing Level C Review

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. This post contains affiliate links. Why is it that one of life's most important skills to learn is… Continue reading Institute For Excellence in Writing Level C Review

Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

One Book to Read Before Heading Back to School

Dumbing Us Down Book Review With talk of whether or not to reopen public schools taking center stage across the country, Dumbing Us Down is a short book everyone should read. By that, I mean everyone. It may even make you question if COVID-19 could be the best thing to ever happen to the entire… Continue reading One Book to Read Before Heading Back to School

Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Last year, I did something that really worked well for our family: I replaced our morning basket with a lunch crate. In preschool, we called it "Circle Time". Early on in our homeschool, we called it "Learning Together Time". It later morphed into the popular "Morning Basket", and now it's a "Lunch Crate", a.k.a. circle… Continue reading The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Usborne & Kane Miller Mini Units

Usborne & Kane Miller Mini Units – Home, Sweet Home

For several years, through Usborne Books & More, I have hosted a summer reading challenge. The summer of 2020 was much different than other summers. Instead of summer travel, it was the summer of staying home. My reading challenge had a "home" theme, so I ordered a few books to go with the theme. Then… Continue reading Usborne & Kane Miller Mini Units – Home, Sweet Home

Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products

Ninth Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

Planning the first year of high school is easier the second time around. The obvious reason is that I've done it before. The second reason is with each passing year, I've gained more confidence. Truth be told, I would even say that homeschooling high school has been easier than homeschooling the lower grades. By now,… Continue reading Ninth Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products

Eleventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

The light at the end of the tunnel is almost blinding! Can we please slow this train down, just a little? This sweet girl of mine is now 16, a great helper, obedient, and easy-going. She has not narrowed down what she wants to do post-high school yet, and that's okay. I don't think I… Continue reading Eleventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021