Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson: Product Review

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Although I have an English minor, I always have felt insecure in teaching writing and literature so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson.  This year-long literature course for 9th to 12th graders is the second in a series by Sharon Watson but is independent of the first course so you […]

Sound for Life LTD: Forbrain product review

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Sound for Life LTD’s headset which can be used by children and adults is called Forbrain. This headset is primarily used for people who have attention difficulties, speech and language issues, as well as those with poor memory. I have also heard of others using it to improve their speech and singing as well.  My daughter […]

Thor: Ragnarok

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This latest Thor movie is one of my favorites. It really surprised me from both a plot perspective as well as its general tone.  It contained far more humor than the previous two Thor movies combined and was more in line with Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man in that regards.  It has many moments […]

Innovators Tribe’s Thinking Like an Engineer : Product Review

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  My daughter has been working on Innovators Tribe’s  Thinking Like an Engineer.  It is an online course that is broken down into 6 different sessions.The lessons are presented in power-point like the format in addition to videos.  Lessons are approximately 10 minutes in length with videos ranging from about 5 to 50 minutes long.  What made this course interesting was […]

WKC Worlds

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Leaving for Worlds!  We have been preparing for this for months now with fundraising and my daughter practicing her forms and sparring.  With her hamstring injury, we made the decision to have her not spar at Worlds to minimize the risk for reinjury since she is just starting to be better. I will be just […]

Sentence fragments: What do we know?

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One writing mistake involves sentence fragments. A complete sentence will have at least one subject and one verb. Sentences are considered fragments when they are missing either the subject or the verb. Consider the following fragments: Made chocolate pudding. Just who made that pudding?  Can you see the subject is missing? Susan made the chocolate pudding. Oh, I see that it […]

Blink: Large light, art and projection mapping event

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Blink is a light, art and projection mapping event which is going on for 4 days.  It isn’t something that you can see all in one night but my family was only able to attend one night. The event featured murals, large-featured murals mapping installations,  urban artscapes, media light and interactive art all which were spread […]

Brinkman Adventures Season 4: a product review

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Our family was introduced to the missionary stories from Brinkman Adventures when we received a digital copy of Brinkman Adventures Season 4 for review.   Brinkman Adventures  are audio dramas that are based on modern-day missionaries.     We have read many missionary stories but Brinkman Adventures brings these stories to life and makes the stories more meaningful.  There’s something about listening to a […]

CTCMath: Single Subscription Review

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      I received a Single Membership to CTCMath that my youngest has been using along with her current math curriculum.  You can also join us in exploring CTCMath through a free trial! CTCMath is an online math program for grades kindergarten through 12th grade (up to trigonometry). Through 8th grade, you can use CTCMath […]

Persephone’s story: The Seasons

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In Greek Mythology, Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter.  One day while gathering flowers she was abducted by Hades and taken into the Underworld.  Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, because despaired and while she wandered in search of her daughter caused the crops to wither and for winter come.  Eventually, Hades was persuaded to […]