September 25, 2018

Strengthen Math Skills with I Know It {Product Review}

Whether you are wanting to have your children practice new math skills for mastery, review old skills, or have something to keep the skills strong during the school breaks or summertime, finding a math program that ISN'T a workbook can be challenging. We recently were introduced to I Know It and have been reviewing the program with both of my boys for the last several weeks. Today I'd like to share with you why this online math program has been working well for us!

About I Know It

I Know It is the latest offering from the creators of the award winning website Super Teacher Worksheets. (Read my review of THAT website too!) I Know It is an interactive math practice site for elementary aged children. Not only are their interactive lessons, but you are able to assign lessons for your children to do. The program also provides progress reports so you can check on how your child is doing. 

September 21, 2018

Adventures in Crochet~ A Little Bit of This and That

Just popping on really quick to share some of the crochet things that I've been working on. Now if you've been following me over on Instagram, this won't be anything new...but for those who only follow my blog via email, I figured you might like a peek!

I found a super incredibly cute baby girl pinafore pattern and I loved how it worked up in these yarn colorways...

September 14, 2018

Just Checking In to Say...

Just popping in really quick to let you know that I am here and have a whole bunch of posts I want to share with you that AREN'T review posts, but I am super incredibly busy right now. I am getting bogged down as we finish our harvest season here and also prepare to attend and worship at the Feast of Tabernacles in Florida in just 8 more days.
I am confessing that we haven't even kicked off our 2018-2019 school year officially yet, even though we've been doing partial days here and there. It's just been TOOOOOO crazy around here with all we have going on. Thankfully, with homeschooling, you get that freedom to adjust your schedule as needed.
There are some exciting things that I want to share about including being a founding member of the brand new Lewis County Homeschool Co-Operative which leads to a BUNCH more responsibilities on my plate--but it is going to be so worth it.
I'm hoping to have a chance to sit down and blog about some of the things I've got going on in life, around the farm, school, and a few recipes, but I don't see that really happening until I get home from our trip. But I hope you will still keep checking in with what we've got going on here on the farm.

Remember, that I am super active on Facebook and Instagram because I can share things much more quickly. So if you want to follow me over there, I'd love the support!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend--and if you are in the path of any of the parts of Hurricane Florence, I hope you stay safe and batten down the hatches! ;)

September 12, 2018

An Introduction to Latin Vocabulary with Picta Dicta Natural World from Roman Roads Media {Product Review}

We recently had the chance to review the Picta Dicta Natural World, a beginning Latin program from Roman Roads Media. The program is designed to be an introduction to Latin that is interactive. It is ideal for elementary-age students. We have had some experience with different Latin programs in the past and I was curious to see how this one compared, and to give my youngest son a chance to try his hand at foreign language for the first time.

About the Product

Picta Dicta Natural World is one of the Latin instruction products from Roman Roads Media. Designed to be an interactive introduction to Latin, it is ideal for elementary-age students. It focuses on vocabulary specific to the natural world. The students will learn the Latin (and

September 7, 2018

GrammarPlanet~ A Comprehensive Online Grammar Program...for Free! {a review}

Have you been looking for an in depth ONLINE Grammar curriculum that really gives a comprehensive curriculum? How about one that is free? For the last several weeks we have been reviewing GrammarPlanet, a program designed to help your child (or you!) master the mechanics of English. Let me share our review of this brand new program from the makers of the award winning Analytical Grammar!

About GrammarPlanet

GrammarPlanet is aimed for students aged 10-99+! It’s a free online curriculum designed to help anyone who desires to improve their English. Whether used by students in school, home, adults individually, or in a group, GrammarPlanet is sure to get them mastering the mechanics of English.

September 6, 2018

Take Reading Skills to New Heights with Workbooks from Reading Eggs {Curriculum Review}

Reading Eggs Workbooks--Product Review
My #1 recommended reading resource for elementary aged children is Reading Eggs. This online reading program well deserves their multiple awards and it's hard to think that you could improve on the program--until I discovered the 200 Essential Reading Skills workbooks created by Reading Eggs to expand their reading curriculum. For the last several weeks, we have been reviewing 200 Essential Reading Skills for Third Grade, a 36-week comprehensive curriculum and I'm eager to share my review with you.

About the Product

200 Essential Reading Skills for Third Grade is based on the multi-award winning reading program Reading Eggspress (geared for grades 2-5). With 200 pages of assignments based on comprehension, spelling, and grammar, it’s like getting three books in one! This is a comprehensive 36-week curriculum geared to build the key skills students need to succeed in reading. When combined with the online Reading Eggspress lessons, this program is an incredibly strong boost to language skills! In fact, with Reading Eggspress, your student can improve reading skills in just 15 minutes a day!