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Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the scoliosis check-up

Well, fishing club has ended, and the other two kids caught their fish on the last day. It was a fun experience and the kids learned a lot. If you ever have the opportunity to join your city's local youth fishing club, we recommend it!

Heirloom Audio Review: St. Bartholomew's Eve

Heirloom Audio has released their latest audio drama, St. Bartholomew's Eve. We love their productions, so we were happy to review this one. We were sent a 2 CD set for this review.

St. Bartholomew's Eve

St. Bartholomew's Eve is a storytelling adventure based on the book St. Bartholomew's Eve by G.A. Henty. It is not an audio book, but rather an action packed audio theater version. The actors portraying the characters are recognizable, and the sound effects and music add to the drama.

Monday, October 8, 2018

CashCrunch Careers Review

The Homeschool Review Crew was offered an opportunity to review CashCrunch Careers from CashCrunch Games.

Cash Crunch Careers

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Weekly Recap: with the 3rd grade math

I've been trying to stay caught up here, but always, always... it's two weeks later when I'm sure it's only been 4 days since I last posted!

History: Continuing to learn about WWI. We learned about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which started the war. We also learned about the Russian Revolution.

Literature: The two youngest are still learning about fairy tales and many literary elements found in them.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the tools with names

I've been forgetting to mention what our Family School and other highlights have been! I'm going to try to keep better track of that now. Over the past couple of weeks we've had some great lessons.

History: An intro to the last days - this was a great lesson and as soon as it was finished one child said, "Can we do that lesson again?!" Also a lesson on the four causes of World War I. Another good lesson. This year of history is looking great!

Literature: E & N have been learning about fairy tales and studying literary elements included in them. It's been a huge change to teach just the youngest two instead of everyone, but it's also fun to spend time with just them.
J has been doing some career placement quizzes and working on Code for Teens. M has been working on a beginners commercial art course.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Picta Dicta Natural World - Learn Latin the Fun Way (A Review)

We're eclectic homeschoolers, but I do love the classical approach. That usually includes learning Latin, something we haven't done. When we received the opportunity to review Picta Dicta Natural World from Roman Roads Media, I hoped that it might provide a good start with Latin, but without the drudgery associated with other Latin programs.

PictaDicta Natural World
There are two Picta Dicta options for you to sign up for. Picta Dicta Natural World, which we received a subscription to, and Picta Dicta Vocabulary Builder. Something I like about Roman Roads Media is that they have five videos available to show how Picta Dicta works.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the crabs and the first week of school!

I've got to catch you up on the last couple of weeks of summer and the first week of school! Life didn't slow down much during the summer, the exact opposite of what I'd hoped would happen.

E got to visit the Bishop's Storehouse, I met two brand new babies, we went to five stores looking for a life jacket (J has outgrown his), we cleaned and rearranged a bedroom, J camped overnight with the scouts, we took apart our very old swing set, which was also too small for our big kids. J bought a 20 gallon long tank for his hermit crabs, which they seem to love.