Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review and Giveaway

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review and Giveaway

Full disclosure: Teaching Textbooks approached me and asked me to do this review and giveaway, in exchange for a level of their product for my son. But the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. My First Experience with Teaching Textbooks I have homeschooled my 2 kids (boy, 13 and girl, nearly 18) since the very beginning, and like every […]

APP REVIEW: Dragonbox Math

APP REVIEW: Dragonbox Math

  Dragonbox ROCKS!! I have enjoyed these apps for years! I swear I enjoy the apps as much, maybe more than, my kids! If you haven’t heard of Dragonbox yet…its a company that gamifies math. Specifically algebra. They now also have other math games, it looks like. I’ve only played their algebra apps. But judging by the quality and fun […]

Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

This is a lovely little story of a little girl bringing fireflies into her room, to chase away the darkness. Told in rhyming verse with absolutely GORGEOUS pictures, this enchanting tale would be especially wonderful for those of you that actually live in areas that have fireflies. Sadly, we don’t have them where I live. At the back of this […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Free to Be…You and Me

MUSIC REVIEW: Free to Be…You and Me

  If you grew up in the 70s, you’re familiar with “Free to Be…You and Me“. It was a project by Marlo Thomas created to “encourage post-1960s gender neutrality, saluting values such as individuality, tolerance, and comfort with one’s identity. A major thematic message is that anyone—whether a boy or a girl—can achieve anything.”   It is an and featuring songs […]

Book of the week: The Garden

Book of the week: The Garden

This book is called “The Garden” in the UK, and “Under the Moon” in the US. Same book. The one I have is called “Under the Moon”. I noticed on Amazon it’s harder to find under that title…but you can look for that title as well… I discovered this book because I have another book by this author and illustrator: […]

Book of the Week: The Rainbow Bridge

Book of the Week: The Rainbow Bridge

This week I read an old favorite of mine to my kids, The Rainbow Bridge By Audrey Wood.  This book is an adapted version of the creation story of the Chumash tribe (Native American) of the Central Coast of CA. The story is beautiful, the images are gorgeous….I love reading this story aloud. It tells the story of the creation […]

Book of the Week!

Book of the Week!

So I need to get my butt in gear and finish publishing my 12 part Homeschooling Early Childhood series…It’s all written and I just have some tweaks to do on the final posts…but, sadly, my ADHD is kicking in and I’ve gotten off track. I promise, I WILL get back to it and finish it…I promise! And in the meantime, […]

Have you heard about Periscope?

Have you heard about Periscope?

  *NOTE: 5/22/16 Updated to reflect recent changes to Periscope and the loss of Katch (site that used to archive Periscope videos that I previously mentioned in this post. Katch has since shut down, so I removed info about them from this post.)     Oh.my.goodness! If you haven’t yet, you HAVE to go check this app out!  It’s only […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 5

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 5

  (Volume 1, episode 5 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: India and China Topics: Discussion of major world religious beliefs, God, spirituality, Chinese culture, traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture. Historical characters this episode:  Jiddu Krishnamurti, Annie Besant, Yen Fu This episode was a lot deeper than any other so far. I really […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

  (Volume 1, episode 4 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Russia and Greece Topics: Russian Cossacks,  Russian writers, Ancient Greece, Aristotle, Philosophy Historical characters this episode: Leo Tolstoy–Russian author   I seriously loved both parts of this episode. I think it may be my favorite so far. The first half we […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

  (Volume 1, episode 3 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Vienna, Austria, and Florence, Italy Topics: love, Italian opera, Renaissance art, Galileo and Da Vinci Historical characters this episode: Giacomo Puccini– Italian opera composer Sigmund Freud— Austrian neurologist, father of psychoanalysis Carl Jung—Austrian psychiatrist/psychotherapist, founder of analytic psychology Alfred Adler—Austrian medical doctor […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

  (Volume 1, episode 2 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: British East Africa (now Kenya), and Paris, France Topics: hunting in Africa, early 1900s art scene in Paris Historical characters this episode: Teddy Roosevelt, Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, George Braque, Henri Rousseau This episode was a wonderful […]

BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse

BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse

Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse by Robert Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars   This is a really neat historical fiction book written from the perspective of Paul Revere’s horse! He even gets to know things you wouldn’t imagine a horse would know, because […]