Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 13

Essentials in Writing – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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  Essentials in Writing was started by former middle school language arts teacher Matthew Stephens. It was built as a complete grammar and writing course with an overall focus on composition. The company’s goal is as follows: To help produce confident writers who enjoy the study of language We were sent a free copy of the Essentials …

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Mar 13

Using Games in your Homeschool

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  One thing I love about homeschooling is the ability to change things up and make a chore into something memorable. Over the years, I have tried out several games, toys and puzzles that have made our school time more fun. Here are some things we have used in our homeschool that have worked for …

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Mar 12

Perspectives – What’s Up With the Zombie Craze?

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In the second edition of “Perspectives”, I present our second panelist – my cousin Jessica Gaddis.  Jessica is tired of people talking about politics and the economy all the time, so she wants to talk about subjects “off the beaten path”.  Jessica lives in Georgia.  She also lived for a time in New Jersey, but I …

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Mar 12

5 Ways We School in the Kitchen

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5 Ways We School in the Kitchen Our kitchen is the heart of our home. I love to cook and my husband comes home for lunch each day so we spend a lot of time there. We use our kitchen in the traditional ways for homeschooling as in using the kitchen table for our desks, …

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Mar 11

Touch Math – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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For the last month, I have been trying out TouchMath Pre-K Homeschool program from TouchMath with Sweetums Peetums who will turn 3 in a couple of weeks. This has been so much fun. After just a few short weeks, she is asking to do math! Company Info: Initially developed by Janet Bullock, founder, president and CEO of Innovative Learning Concepts, …

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Mar 11

Planning to Teach Things Your Kids Love

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I am a Type A personality with a love for all things books and planning. I began my homeschooling career with a planner and loads of books and ideas. This approach worked well for me with Promethius because he happened to inherit my love for books and my visual learning style. I just taught him …

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Mar 09

Our First Giveaway! – 3 Winners, Over $1000 in prizes!

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We are so thrilled to be joining up with some wonderful blogger friends to offer our first real giveaway on Conversaving. We are participating in a Homeschooling Blog Hop all next week. A Blog Hop is just a group of bloggers that get together and write posts on agreed upon topics and then link all …

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Mar 04

Perspectives – So, Just What is the Second Amendment All About Anyway?

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In this inaugural presentation of “Perspectives”, I will state my opinions on the Second Amendment, as will John Devin Swearingen, a self-described fiscal conservative and social liberal who lives in Texas.   The 2nd Amendment vs. Political Efficacy and Their Effects on Liberty By John Devin Swearingen      Many Americans, mostly conservative, have this …

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Mar 01

Target the Question Digital – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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I am happy to share with you our latest homeschool online find. We were sent access to Target the Question Digital via the Schoolhouse Review Crew to review with my 5th grade son. He is a literature-minded kid so I was curious to see what he would think of a daily math supplement. Product Information –  …

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