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Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekly Recap

We took half of a day off for Martin Luther King Jr. day. We chose to do some school Monday so we could have part of Tuesday off and watch the announcement about the new First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. M had therapy so she and I listened to the announcement on the radio.

We also went to the Hof Festival, a German festival held once a year. We love the food and the music, and spending time with extended family!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Summer Brain Quest: Get Ready for 1st Grade Review

This review is a little different. I was the only Crew member who reviewed this item, and I did it for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®, LLC. You can find the review on their website.

Summer Brain Quest: Get Ready for 1st Grade Review by Deann H

(For adventures between grades K&1)
By Workman Publishing, Megan Butler, Claire Piddock, and Kimberly Oliver Burnim
Workman Publishing Company
212-254-5900
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014-4381
http://www.workman.com


My youngest child finished her kindergarten year at the end of May. She was blessed with the opportunity to review Summer Brain Quest: Get Ready for 1st Grade from Workman Publishing Co., Inc. at the same time. What perfect timing! This book is intended “for adventures between grades K and 1.” It can be used by homeschool and public school children.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the new internet

Hey, I'm excited! I can finally access the internet at a normal speed! Since late November we've been having internet trouble, it was becoming slower and slower, we had a hard time streaming movies (which we don't do very often, but when we want to watch twice a month and can't it's frustrating!) I'm posting the story below this week's update so if you want to read it you can!

School for the week:


  • History - We began the unit about the Mormon Pioneers moving west, starting with being forced to leave Nauvoo, and moving to Winter Quarters.
  • Literature - Another Amos Fortune lesson. We talked about character traits. My husband says he really enjoys listening to our read-aloud time and wants to read the entire book.
  • Science - We learned about the immune system. 
  • Geography - We talked about population, and created population maps for South America.
  • Music - Our second lesson on percussion. We watched a lot of fun videos and learned that there are many unconventional percussion instruments. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New from All About Learning - Letter Tiles App!

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This is one of the greatest ideas for an app! All About Learning has created an app for tablets that works with All About Reading and All About Spelling. You can tell the app what level and lesson you are on and it displays the tiles according to that lesson!

Letter Tiles App

Now you can teach lessons anywhere, you don't have to wait until you are next to your whiteboard with all the magnets. And, you don't have to worry about lost and missing magnets!

By the way, it's on sale for 25% off until February 9th, so grab it now! It's available for iPad, Android Tablets, and Kindle Fire.

Have you tried the Letter Tiles App yet?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“A Walk in the Woods” Cursive Penmanship Review

This review is a little different. I was the only Crew member who reviewed this item, and I did it for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®, LLC. You can find the review on their website.

“A Walk in the Woods” Cursive Penmanship - Digital Download Review by Deann H

Joymarie and Jennaya Dunlap
LightHome Publications sold via CurrClick
www.LightHome.net
http://www.currclick.com/browse/pub/134/LightHome-Publications



My children continue to do copywork as long as the child needs handwriting practice. Copywork is also a good way to learn good writing style and punctuation. I am always on the lookout for quality premade copywork, like the books available from LightHome Publications.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the New Year

We had a great New Year's Eve. We attended church then prepared dinner and watched movies together! I am not a fan of staying up late, so I was in bed earlier than everyone else. The kids love to sleep in sleeping bags in the living room on special nights like this one. It was a good day.

Before we began school the next week, we did some cleaning, shopping, and playing. The kids helped me organize the playroom and we removed three big boxes of toys, two to donate and one to save and decide on in the future. It was refreshing! Now the room is more open and organized for M to do her Schroth therapy there, which I'm going to do a post on in the next few weeks.

Monday, January 8, 2018

SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review

I've reviewed SchoolhouseTeachers.com in the past. One of the benefits of being a member of the Homeschool Review Crew is a Yearly Membership to the site each year I am part of the Crew. Because there are some new benefits that we find especially appealing, I wanted to do a new review and share our favorite things with you!

High-quality, Self-paced, Online Homeschool Resources {SchoolhouseTeachers.com}


What is SchoolhouseTeachers.com?

This website is pretty amazing. It contains full courses, in every subject, for your homeschooler. From preschool through high school age, penmanship to drama to fitness! There are even a few courses that I've tried out, but there is also a "Just for Parents" course section. The courses are arranged by subject or by grade so it's easy to find what you want to use with your children. There are even courses that include the libraries on World Book!