JAN
07
2014

We’re Loving History Pockets!

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share a fun addition to our curriculum this year. As most of you know we’ve been using Abeka for our history curriculum. I love that the materials are a written to each grade level. It is easy for the kids to read, understand, and remember. And I feel like the amount of content covered each day is definitely good for their attention spans. But what it isn’t…is hands-on. And if you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I’m a fan of hands-on, interactive learning! Especially for history, which can be kind of dry, I like to add in fun activities. So to help supplement that we’ve been adding in the Evan-Moor History Pockets and the Scholastic Interactive 3-D American History maps. And right now Evan-Moor is offering free shipping on any online credit card order over $25, good through Jan. 31st! Use coupon code: SHIP114   The history pockets come in several different themes, so I just picked up a couple that went … [Read more...]

APR
17
2013

Homeschool History Curriculum Forum

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Welcome to day 4 of my Homeschool Curriculum Forum/Discussions! Today we’re talking all about the subject of history. Now I have to say that historically speaking history has been a large part of most homeschooling families. I on the other hand haven’t been quite so enthusiastic regarding the topic! While I have done my own Road Trip USA which includes a basic history of the United States of America for younger learners, I haven’t been too out of the box for this subject yet. So I’m sure you all have some great ideas and opinions on this topic to share! This current year I was really overwhelmed with so many things going on that we decided to simplify wherever we could. History and Science, which we’ll discuss later, were two areas that we tried to make my life a little easier and less stressful. So this year, and most likely next year we’re going to be doing Abeka's History curriculum. Since Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake are only one grade level apart, they do the same … [Read more...]

NOV
05
2011

Imagination Station Series Giveaway

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I’m always looking for fun educational reading for my kids, so I was totally excited when I was contacted to review the Imagination Station adventure series! I was equally excited to see my kids jump at the chance to read them! The Imagination Station series is a historical fiction adventure series for young readers, published by Tyndale House and Focus on the Family. These books were created by the same people who created Adventure’s In Odyssey, so  knew they’d be great! Think “Magic Tree House” but from a biblical perspective! Here are some details from the publishers: Travel back in time and sail with the Vikings, meet a Roman emperor, come face-to-face with China’s Kublai Khan, and experience a host of other historical adventures in the  Imagination Station series for young readers. Written for early readers, ages 7 and up, the series features the virtual reality device the Imagination Station, which is one of the major plot devices used in the Adventures in Odyssey … [Read more...]