Friday, June 29, 2018

The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective - Review

To feed my daughter's love for Art I thought it would be fitting if she learned the history of art.  There are so many different Art curricula out there, but very seldom do I see any that actually teach the history of art.  I had never heard of The Master and His Apprentices until we had the opportunity to review The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective.  My daughter has been working through this art curriculum and has found it to be very intriguing.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Five Minute Friday - Ocean

Hey y'all!  I am back with another Five Minute Friday.  I hope you have been enjoying these. If you are new to my blog and you don't know what Five Minute Friday is you can hope over to Kate's site so she can fill you in.

Well, this week our word is Ocean.  

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Persuasive Writing for High School - A Homeschool Curriculum Review

Creating a love for writing for children can be challenging and finding a good writing curriculum can be even more challenging especially for a teen. Did I mention a strong-willed teen? Fortunately, she likes to write, however, she enjoys free writing not so much structured writing.  I was both happy and nervous about reviewing Persuasive Writing & Classical Rhetoric: Practicing the Habits of Great Writers by Silverdale Press LLC. I was happy because she would have a solid writing curriculum that would teach her some writing structure and I was nervous because I didn't want this to change her love for writing in a negative way and because in the past most writing curriculum we tried was very parent-prep intensive. I didn't know what to expect going into this but what I did know was that making sure my high school student learn to write well required me to choose a curriculum that teaches that, so here we are.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Reading with MaxScholar - A Homeschool Curriculum Review

As many of you already know I have been working on helping my youngest daughter improve her overall reading skills.  Recently we tried a program that just wasn't a good fit for her.  So, when the homeschool review crew was offered the opportunity to review MaxScholar I was a bit hesitant because I wanted to complete the previous program that we were using and I didn't want to put too much stress on my daughter by having her do both.  So, I went ahead and jumped ship with the other program and signed up to review MaxScholar.  Our family was able to review a 12-month subscription to the Reading Intervention Programs by MaxScholar.   My daughter that is using this program is my "go with the flow" kind of girl so she did not complain at all when I told her I had a new reading program for her to try out.  So we started right away.  I will be sharing all the good and bad with you about this reading software so go grab your notebook and maybe a cup of coffee or tea and let's get started.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Evenings

Hey y'all!  It's Wordless Wednesday time!  If you don't know what Wordless Wednesday is it is when you post on Wednesday with no words just pictures.

 This week's Wordless Wednesday is Summer Evenings

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Classical Composition I: Fable - Writing Curriculum Review

When I think of Classical Christian Education I think of Memoria Press.  My youngest son doesn't like writing very much.  I'm not just talking about structured writing I mean he doesn't like writing at all, he would rather talk about it than write it.  We have dabbled in a few different writing curriculums in the past but nothing spiked his interest.  I am familiar with Memoria Press so when given the opportunity to review their Classical Composition I: Fable Set, I decided to give it a try with him.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer fun with The Critical Thinking Co.™ || A Homeschool Review

We don't normally take off school in the summer, however, because we have been so busy this year I decided we would take a few weeks off.  We are still working on a few educational things but mostly fun learning.  One of the things we have been working on is The Critical Thinking Co.™.  We have always loved The Critical Thinking Co.™ so I jumped at the opportunity to review Something's Fishy at Lake Iwannafisha.  This has really gotten my kids critical thinking skills going.