The Magic Stories (Review)

  The Magic Stories is a supplemental reading program designed to build confidence and reading fluency in budding readers. The stories are published by Allsaid & Dunn, LLC, publishers of The Reading Game and authors of the Wordly Wise series. The Magic Stories is a collection of six stories (downloadable PDFs), each with four follow-up activities that include writing and cognition building exercises.  The stories are written at a 2nd/3rd grade level. Each story comes with its own … Read more…

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Review

  The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls  is a new series from WorthyKids/Ideals. We received the first two books in the series for review. Building our home library is an ever ongoing process. However, I don’t want to fill our shelves with junk. I (and usually the kids) prefer quality literature by lifegiving authors. The majority of our books are written from a young earth or Christian point of view. These books are no exception The Secret … Read more…

Giveaway Winners Announced! Was it you?

So last week I shared the three books I read each year during the summer. The random winners are below! Winning Educating the Wholehearted Child – Kelly N. Winning Teaching from Rest – Lori H. Winning For the Children’s Sake – Sonya M. Congrats ladies! I’ll be sending you an email to get your address and ship your book directly from Amazon!

College Composition Prep With Lightning Literature (Review)

  Our homeschool is very eclectic, very delight-directed, and very chaotic. Well, okay, that’s our life in general, not just the school part, but I think you get the picture. What we study changes almost on a weekly basis, or at least the negotiables do. Our non-negotiables (reading, writing, and math) stay in focus throughout the year. For the past few weeks, Julia, my almost freshman, has been working with Hewitt Homeschooling‘s British Medieval Lightning Literature and Composition. We … Read more…

UnLock Geometry Review

  I’m going to be honest, math is my least favorite subject to teach. There’s something about it that brings out the ugly in me. I get frustrated, short, and eventually have to just walk away before I say something mean. It’s not that the kids are terrible at math, I’m just a terrible math teacher! Because of this, I’ve always opted for student lead math in the upper grades. Most recently, we had the … Read more…