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Dallas Fort Worth Homeschooling Mom of 5

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    I love to do short unit studies with my kids, and I enjoyed being able to review a few from Moving Beyond the Page over the past several weeks.  We got to try the Language Arts Package – The BFG ($23.98) and Science Package – Forces of Nature ($44.94), which are designed for students aged 8-10 years old.  These two […]

    The post Moving Beyond the Page – A Deeper Look appeared first on Jenn's RAQ.


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    I’ve been looking into a solid writing curriculum for my daughter, and was thrilled to have the chance to review one from WriteShop.  She is going to be going into 4th grade this upcoming school year, and she has outgrown many of the programs we already have on hand.  (Yes, I’m a curriculum hoarder!) For our […]

    The post WriteShop Junior 4th Grade Writing Program Review appeared first on Jenn's RAQ.


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  • 07/12/14--07:13: Easy Chore Idea for Kids
  • I have been assigning chores to my kids for a couple of years now.  My oldest is 9, and my youngest is 2.  At one point, I had a chore chart system in place and paid my kiddos allowance if they completed everything.  Since then, however, I’ve decided that chores are a part of life that […]

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    Building Good Character in Your Great Kids Character building is one of the cool things about homeschool.  We’re home (or out) all day together, so it’s up to me to make sure that my children are learning good values and how to become the most awesome version of themselves that they can possibly be!  That’s […]

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    My oldest son is not really the outdoors type. Typically, I have to beg him to play outside. That honestly all changed the day he first discovered EzyRoller. We have been big fans of the EzyRoller for a few years now, and when we were given the opportunity to review one for our holiday gift […]

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    My sons really excel in math, so I am often searching for ways to challenge them with a homeschool math program that still makes math fun.  We were able to once again review the 12 Month Family Plan online math program from CTC Math over the past several weeks and use it as our core curriculum.  We have […]

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    One of my favorite time periods and places in history has always been Ancient Egypt, so I was a little bit giddy when I was assigned to review a complimentary copy of the Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Egypt from Home School in the Woods. This hands-on history study is so neat, because it easily allowed me […]

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    Science is a tough subject for me to teach, because I always want to incorporate all of my kids.  This makes it hard to use most curriculum, which are usually age or grade specific.  When I found out we would be reviewing a new book, I was ready to dig in.  Funtastic Unit Studies‘ book Science Unit […]

    The post Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers (review) appeared first on Jenn's RAQ.


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    Did you know that September 26 is National Johnny Appleseed Day?  If you are interested in teaching your kiddos about the man, the myth, the legend, Johnny Appleseed, check out the links below!  These Johnny Appleseed Activities for Kids will give your kids the chance to have fun while learning! If you’re a homeschooler, a preschool mom, or […]

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    My daughter has been slightly obsessed with France lately.  The latest American Girl Doll is named Grace and the story takes place in Paris, so she’s been trying to learn a few words here and there on her own.  This was the perfect time to be selected to review Elementary French 1 (Grades 3-5) from Middlebury […]

    The post Middlebury Interactive Languages Review (French) appeared first on Jenn's RAQ.


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    Now that my daughter is well past the skill level of working on phonics, we’ve moved to doing more literature-based language arts.  Progeny Press sent me a review copy of their Sarah, Plain and Tall E-Guide to use with her.  It is meant for upper elementary students (about 4th-6th grade level), so I knew it would […]

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    Looking for online courses for your students?  Standard Deviants Accelerate is a resource that I was previously unfamiliar with.  We’ve been able to access their Homeschool Courses for review over the past several weeks, and I have been observing my 5th grade daughter as she’s checked out Fundamental Math and Arithmetic. SDA offers many homeschool courses for students […]

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    With Christmas quickly approaching, I’ve been wondering how I was going to talk wih the kids about the reason for the season this year, Jesus.  I was able to review the Bible study Birth of Jesus: Multi-Level, by Grapevine Studies, with my family over the past few weeks, and I’m so glad we’ve had the opportunity to use it! […]

    The post Stick Figure Through the Bible with Grapevine Studies appeared first on Jenn's RAQ.


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    Are you looking for some simple fall crafts for kids?  Check out this list that I have compiled! I like to do crafts with my kids, but I’m constantly annoyed at the specialty supplies needed on so many of them.  These crafts require simple things that you probably already having laying around already. This is […]

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    Just in time for Thanksgiving, grab these books from your local library or snag them from Amazon Prime!  My kids love to read holiday-themed books for fun reading just before bed, all piled together.  It’s a fun way for them to learn or just enjoy a few silly books together.     30 Great Thanksgiving […]

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    Finding an engaging homeschool science curriculum for K-5 can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for an online program.  We have been using Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens for this review for my 5th grader, 3rd grader, and kindergartner. Rainforest Journey is an online, digital learning program that covers life science for students in grades K-5.  This elementary science program […]

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    My daughter is an avid reader, but it can be hard to slow her down long enough to really make sure she knows how to dig deeper into what she’s reading.  That’s where Memoria Press has done me a great favor by offering the Fifth Grade Literature Guide Set, which we have been using for this review over […]

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    Multiplication can be difficult for students to memorize, but it is one of the things they have to work on when they are in elementary school to build a good foundation for future learning.  The Trigger Memory Co. sent us a digital download of Times Tales to use for the purpose of this review.  It is an engaging […]

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    Have you ever found that your child’s elementary or middle school math program has a few holes in it?  Are there certain topics that you really want your student to cover more for some extra practice and better comprehension?  A+ Interactive Math has recently introduced Math Mini-Courses, and we were chosen to review two of them in […]

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    My children have very active imaginations, and they are often impressed with mythology from other cultures.  When we received our review copy of the classical education curriculum covering D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths from Memoria Press, the kids weren’t sure what to expect, but they were excited! We received the full D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths Set, which included the beautifully illustrated 192 […]

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