Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

[amazon_link asins=’0152766529′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6805635b-4b15-11e8-9732-ff839c00b33f’] I love this book! I think I got it years ago…long before children…from the bargain section of Borders Books (I miss them!) when I was working there. It was so intriguing, I couldn’t resist! The idea of underwear throughout history!! It’s a cute little lift the flap sort of popup style picture book that […]

Book of the Week: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Book of the Week: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

[amazon_link asins=’1607749769′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’26428744-4a85-11e8-b048-39b59b19d3ae’] This is an awesome book! My daughter got this as a gift on her 16th birthday from a family member and we are in love with it! It is a collection of short stories about female scientists…most of whom we’ve never heard of! Each one has only one page about them, but the info […]

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: Poetry Speaks to Children

Book of the Week: Poetry Speaks to Children

[amazon_link asins=’B00BP0N7CW’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’be234ff0-3214-11e8-bf5d-e39bd828ec97′] I’ve had this book for years…I believe it was given to me to review on another website of mine, but I’ve since forgotten. I never got into it because I’m just not really a poetry person. But I’ve recently gotten all about Julie Bogart’s “Brave Writer Lifestyle“, and along with that comes “Poetry Teatime.” […]

Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

[amazon_link asins=’1584691298′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e6ae34da-320d-11e8-b33b-d3f2c4917e5b’] 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 […]

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.” [amazon_link asins=’0762430605′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cbd70986-3206-11e8-b01f-f57b93f4debb’]   […]

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… [amazon_link asins=’B01FEP3084′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6e10ed5f-2d65-11e8-b7c2-83558b422c6f’] I discovered this book because I have another […]

Book of the Week: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, And Me

Book of the Week: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, And Me

This book is a little young for my kids, but I just adore it. It’s by Maya Angelou! [amazon_link asins=’0375825673′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c5333281-2ca6-11e8-bf4d-554abbf6a804′] It’s super cute…full of bright, colorful photographs. The story takes place in a village in South Africa, with a little 8 year old girl named Thandi, whose best friend is a chicken. It’s told in the […]

My son reviews the Foxcraft series

My son reviews the Foxcraft series

[amazon_link asins=’054569082X,0545690854,0545690870′ template=’CopyOf-ProductCarousel’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’468f8463-2877-11e8-a7f1-c53476eabf95′] My 12 year old son just finished this trilogy and is RAVING about it. So I asked him if he’d write a review about them, to share here…and this is what he had to say… PLEASE NOTE: The book links are Amazon affiliate links, and I do receive a small percentage of purchases made through […]

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. [amazon_link asins=’015202106X’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’da9c9749-0de4-11e8-9d61-7bbec421cdb4′] 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 […]

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 […]