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2019 Blue Ribbon Awards

My first year as a reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew has been fantastic! The opportunity to try new so many new products that I might have never known about and then share my findings to you has been a rewarding experience. Every year, Crew members get to vote on their favorites. Check out all the winners of the 2019 Blue Ribbon Awards voted on by people just like myself, who actually used the products for several weeks, then took the time to tell us all about it!

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Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products, Review Crew Posts

God’s Mail Volume 3 Review

Several weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review God’s Mail Volume 3 by Ron Hardin. This is the third book in the God’s Mail series. As a Bible believer not linked to any particular denomination, I usually prefer to spend more time reading the Bible, rather than books about the Bible. I was excited to try something different, and appreciated the idea of a book of poetry based on the scriptures.

Imagine my shock as someone who cherishes Bible truths when I saw this statement from Mr. Hardin’s pastor on the first page !

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Fanatic News Flash by the Month

Fanatic News Flash – November

November happens to be one of my favorite months! The weather is finally starting to feel like fall, we have got a good routine going in our homeschool, and we have a family tradition of taking a mini vacation over Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, November is a month that gets overshadowed by the frenzy of Christmas. It’s the one month that I feel like being a procrastinator isn’t a bad thing.

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Tales of a Booklady – 5 Things That Make Me Cringe

‘Tis the season for town festivals, holiday shows, book fairs, and bazaars! I absolutely love helping people find the perfect books for the children in their life, all while promoting literacy in my community.

There are several things that make me smile about being a booklady. Hearing a 3 year old at a preschool book fair squeal in excitement, “books!” is music to my ears. Seeing a child who’s a new reader pick out the perfect book warms my heart. Assisting grandparents find a book to mail across the country to their grandkids makes me happy.

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Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products, Review Crew Posts

Creating A Masterpiece Review

Often, I get to review products that my kids can enjoy. Rarely, I get to review a product that turns out to be something where I’m the one who enjoys it most! The Drawing Program from Creating a Masterpiece is one of those rare products. This Drawing Program makes me feel like a real artist everytime I complete a project!

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Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products, Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Review Crew Posts

Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks Review

Do teens still play with blocks? It has been a while since my two have actually sat down and made something with blocks. I’ve noticed they do still stack the little butter and jelly tubs at restaurants to pass the time, so I thought I’d give Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks from Brain Blox a try! I hoped it would be fun for them, and bring back a little nostalgia for me to the days when there were blocks strewn about the house.

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Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Review Crew Posts

Fun Family Chess Review

I have never played Chess in my life, but have been curious for a few years now. I love incorporating games in our learning, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to review Fun Family Chess from Brain Blox.  What’s really neat is that my kids have never played either, so we started out on a level playing field.

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Fanatic News Flash by the Month

Fanatic News Flash – October

I survived our first month back to school, and we’re off to a great start! Read on to find out what we’ve been up to!

I don’t know about you, but September flew by faster than a toupee in a hurricane! Speaking of hurricane, Dorian was on our heels at the time of my newsletter last month. Thankfully, the storm weakened and was back to sea quickly. It’s still hot and humid, and the mosquitoes are terrible! I’ll be glad when fall makes it’s full arrival.

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