Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 27

Abraham’s Journey – Schoolhouse Crew Book Review

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With the recent celebration of President’s Day in our house, our current review of the e-book Abraham’s Journey – A Celebration of the American Dream by Robert and Kathleen Basmadjian from Inspiring the American Dream came at a perfect time. This beautifully illustrated title for Kindle was an educational read. We chose to read it on our Kindle Fire …

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Feb 26

The Joy of Breadmaking

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There is nothing better than the smell of fresh-baked bread wafting through the house. I would also argue that there is nothing that tastes better on a cold winter’s day than a slice of fresh bread straight from the oven slathered with butter. Today I want to share with you my family’s favorite bread recipe. …

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Feb 21

Glimpses of our Country – Fun Field Trips in Georgia

As a Georgia native and second generation homeschooler, I have had the opportunity to see many of the great “tourist attractions” of the state. There is much to see and do in the land of southern hospitality. Get your walking shoes on and take a trip down memory lane with me as I share some …

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Feb 20

A+ TutorSoft, Inc. – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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 I am thrilled to share with you our latest homeschool product review. We had the privilege of being introduced to A+ TutorSoft, Inc. for the first time about 5 weeks ago. We were sent the 2nd grade A+ Interactive MATH CD to review with my seven year old son. Company Information –  A+ TutorSoft offers multi-sensory interactive math curriculum …

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Feb 19

Where is the Support When You Need It?

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I am blessed to have a wonderful group of homeschool moms around me from which I get loads of support. I have a mom who is active in my life and who was a homeschool mom herself back in the day. I walk this road of homeschooling with women who encourage me and who I …

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Feb 18

Dave’s Fireside Chats – The Only Holiday Named After a Massacre

     On February 14th, 1929, seven men, namely, Adam “Couch Potato” Heyer, Albert “Beer Buddy” Kachellek, John “Deadbeat” May, Reinhardt “Upstream” Schwimmer, Albert “Late Date” Weinschenk, Frank “Mom Loved Me More” Gusenberg, and Peter “No She Didn’t” Gusenberg were “rubbed out” in a Chicago warehouse.  Police realized that the killers were the dead men’s wives, sick …

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Feb 18

Handwriting Without Tears – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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Program Information: Handwriting Without Tears is a complete multi-sensory handwriting curriculum that is sure to bring a smile to the face of the most reluctant writer. With lessons lasting only fifteen minutes a day, the drudgery of handwriting is replaced with fun sessions of songs, games and hands-on activities. This method was developed after years of …

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Feb 13

Flowering Baby,LLC – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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I love the title Flowering Baby. It conjures up images in my mind of a garden full of fragrant, thriving, beautiful flowers in all stages of growth. That, in essence, is what Flowering Baby’s  preschool program is all about. I was privileged to have the chance to review the Year Two to Three preschool curriculum by Flowering …

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Feb 11

Phonics Can Be Fun!

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Does the thought of teaching phonics bore you? I am here to tell you that phonics can be fun! I have been contemplating the question, “What is my favorite subject to teach?” I came to the surprising realization that it is phonics. Phonics and learning to read opens a whole new world to children. When …

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Feb 10

DIY – Recovering Lamp Shades with Fabric

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  Guest post by Anna Bruce   My husband and I just moved into our first home and I’m having so much fun decorating it! But as many young couples, just starting out, we are flat broke. So no extra moolah to spend on fancy, smancy shades. Enter Pinterest! I was browsing around Pinterest when …

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