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Accelerated Middle School E-Learning {A Review}

Standard Deviants Accelerate is a company that has specialized in making high quality education videos for over 20 years. Their newest set of videos has been updated with quizzes, interactive pages, critical thinking questions, and group activities, and tons of information.   We have been enjoying the Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses for the past several weeks.  These middle school e-learning are fun
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Preschoolers and Peace {A Review}

When I first saw the sub-title of this e-book, I was certain I could benefit from reading it. The ebook Preschoolers and Peace: Homeschooling older kids with success while loving the little ones at your feet  is written by Kendra Fletcher, the co-author of Preschoolers and Peace blog. She is a mother of eight and they have home schooled since their oldest son was
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How Throwing Rocks Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

Rosh Hashanah began this week.  It is the Jewish New year and celebrates the birthday of the world.  Last year, we studied the Jewish feasts as part of our history lessons.  It was a way to bring in regular celebrations with purpose into our lives. Each of the Jewish holidays or fest days has a ceremony and a teaching time
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How 7 Minutes Can Change Your Day {A Review}

I am not a planner person.  I can plan an event with no problem and enjoy the challenge, but I struggle to use a planner or calender effectively.  When I watched Allyson Lewis’ introductory video on The 7 Minute Life and heard her story of how and why she developed the  The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner, I thought, “She sounds a
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How I Am Just Like Jonah

I am amazed at the convicting power of a cartoon. One morning, my son requested to watch Jonah, a very veggie movie. For some reason, when I started the DVD for him, it started at the end, ready for the last song. The last song, also the theme song, is a cute catchy song that says, “Jonah was a prophet,
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Using Songs To Teach Character, Social and Emotional Skills {A Review}

 In July, we received a download of three albums, 15 songs from Happy Kids Songs to listen to and review. Happy Kids Songs has produced eight albums with five songs each on a variety of topics all relating to social and emotional development of children ages 4-8. We also received the workbook to go along with the songs.  We loved the Happy Kids
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Curriculum Choices for 2014-15

This year we have a sixth grader, a fourth grade, a kindergartner, and a two year old.  It should be an interesting year. We have fun things planned, but with the entrance into middle school by our eldest, we will stepping things up a bit. Last year, I changed our curriculum entirely thinking I had found the perfect match for
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A Math Program Kids Will Want To Use {Mathletics Review}

We have had the opportunity to use and review the online, supplemental math program, Mathletics, created by 3P Learning. The program is easy to use, fun for the kids, and keeps parents in formed.  My boys were even willing to use it on vacation! To begin using Mathletics, you will first need to set up a Parent account.  This gives
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Finding Balance Helps You Flourish {A Review}

The book Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms by Mary JoTate is published by Apologia Educational Ministries. This book is full of practical encouragement for moms who are trying to do it all.  In the introduction, Mary Jo states that the reason she wrote this book is because she couldn’t find anybody who was “really addressing the practical  issues involved in balancing
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Homeschool Curriculum Bundle Sale

This post contains an affiliate link. Even though it is the middle of summer and we are on vacation, I have been thinking of next year’s homeschool curriculum already!  Thinking of the next year’s curriculum usually starts in the spring.  I have most of my subjects and resources already decided, but I still need to fill in the gaps, especially
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