Review Crew

During the last several weeks, our son has had the benefit of using and reviewing the Think Like An Architect course from Innovators Tribe. This course turned out to be so much more than we had even originally thought. And we were expecting something impressive from the time we knew that we would be reviewing […]

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Building Foreign Language into our School Day

by Dawn Oaks on October 27, 2016 · 0 comments

So many students are really resistant to fulfilling the high school graduation requirement for foreign language studies.  For this reason, I was thrilled to be a part of the Homeschool Review Crew‘s review of Middlebury Interactive Language‘s Middle School Chinese I.  My hope was that in getting a jumpstart on foreign language while still in […]

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Homeschooling Where You are Planted

by Dawn Oaks on August 12, 2015 · 1 comment

During the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop, we have chatted about setting goals for your school year and also realizing that you just can’t fit it all in.  Today’s topic is about Homeschooling Where You are Planted.  Finding freedom in knowing that God has planted you and your family right where you are at this […]

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It’s Not Greek To Me!

by Dawn Oaks on April 2, 2015 · 0 comments

After several years of homeschooling, I feel like our family has really settled into expanding our vocabulary and even spelling to a large degree through the learning of Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes.  So many of our words find their heritage in these languages.  Because of the power we have seen in this approach […]

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Christianity Cove – Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on June 12, 2013 · 0 comments

Our family has been blessed to review a couple of resources from Christianity Cove. This is a new company to us that we were anxious to see exactly what their materials were like. Christianity Cove specializes in the publishing of resources that are used primarily in Sunday School and Children’s Ministries. The products that we […]

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Computer skills in general, and computer programming skills more specifically, are becoming almost a necessity in the world that our children are growing up in. I look back and remember being the first class in our high school to even have access to their first computers for students back when all you got when you turned […]

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  I was really challenged in coming up with a title for this review. My title usually simply states “Product Review of the Week” with the name of the product afterwards. In this case that just does not seem adequate. MusicIQ Homeschool is such a comprehensive program. The folks at Adventus have done an incredible job of combining piano instruction […]

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Our homeschooling journey has brought us into the high school years of Algebra, Chemistry, World History, foreign languages, and yes – elective credit hours. Like many families, we try to obtain some kind of balance in allowing these electives to be fun, driven by our child’s passions, and also enriching. We are not fans of fluff electives […]

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This spring will bring our family to the end of our 7th year of homeschooling. A trend in our family, like many other homeschool families, is the ongoing search for a math and writing curriculum that fits us! There are many great curriculum choices out there that fit the needs of lots of families, but in homeschooling you […]

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The American Dream – is it still alive in our country? This is a question that my husband and I have asked and also had discussions with our children and their friends. We are really saddened to have to report that when we talk with the next generation they have little of the enthusiasm that we possessed […]

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