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 […]

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!

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, […]

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 […]

BOOK SERIES REVIEW: Great world cultures book series: A Child’s Day

Found this book at the library while researching books on China to use with this idea of Homeschooling with The Amazing Race, as discussed in our podcast episode #19.   This series is full of beautifully done photo picture books depicting a child from a foreign (as in, non-American) city/village. Each book is a different child in a different country. […]