Archive for the ‘My Reviews’ Category
Art is one of my favorite things to teach and do in our homeschool. My daughter has a huge passion for both arts and crafts, and she has really been enjoying the Entire Level 1 from ArtAchieve. She has learned how to draw different things. Most importantly she has put thought into how she is drawing and with what. I will explain that more later in the review.
One of the things that I like to do with the kids is practice their penmanship, as my daughter still struggles on making bigger letters then she should. She has really been enjoying Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2 by Laurelwood Books.
Patriotic Penmanship Grade 2 contains 30 lessons. Each lesson equals one week’s worth of work. However, you can adjust it to your child’s capabilities. It also gives you great instructions such as making sure the pencil is sharped and gripped firmly, instructing a child to leave a “finger space” between words, and explaining the difference between a letter and a word. Also reminds us to give some leeway to the child’s creativity in handwriting.
We recently had the chance to review a Notebooking Pages Lifetime Membership from NotebookingPages.com. For us this has been a new way of learning as we have never really used a lot of notebooking pages before. I have seen my daughters handwriting get better while we were using this as well. There is more to notebooking then just handwriting.
My daughter has really been enjoying study the Old Testament: Genesis to Joshua in Self-Paced Bible from Veritas Press. This Self-Paced Bible is perfect for the whole family. It really brings the bible stories to life and keeps kids wanting to learn more.
The Self-Paced Bible has 128 class periods that cover 32 Biblical events. It has an interactive teaching approach using videos, games, talking characters, and song. The song itself is helps you memorize the chronology of the events that happened. The games help you memorize the dates, names, and places. There are activities, and even tests. You can keep track of the scroring of tests.
Living in the state of Wisconsin I have to keep track of my time for our homeschool, we are required to have 875 hours of instruction. I am really excited about the My School Year (Home Record Keeping) by MySchoolYear.com. It is a home record keeping program that allows to me to keep track of different things. For this review I did receive a year access.