Homeschool Planet ( Homeschool Buyers Co-op): Product Review

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    Homeschool Buyers Co-op provided me with their online planner, Homeschool Planet  in order to provide a review. Anyone who knows me realizes that I struggle with what to use for a planner.  I have tried online and paper versions over the years that I have homeschooled my kids. For anyone who doesn’t already […]

UnLock Geometry: Product Review

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  UnLock Math provided me with an online subscription to its UnLock Geometry program which my youngest has been using.  It is one of many math programs that UnLock Math has available for its customers.   My daughter and I have been trying various math programs over the last several years to find the perfect one for […]

Grammar Corner: Modal Verbs

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A modal verb is “an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.” Unlike other verbs, modal ones do not change their form (spelling) and have no infinitive or participle (past/present). They also do not use ‘s’ for third person singular. They […]

Sports Martial Arts

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My daughter discovered her love of karate when she was in a homeschool karate class that a local karate studio was holding for homeschool students. It was just a short one that introduced the kids to karate. My daughter was about 9 at that time and joined the school to learn karate through one of […]

First Form Latin Complete Set (Memoria Press): Product Review

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    Memoria Press has many great products and I was thrilled to receive First Form Latin Complete Set to review with my youngest.   Although Latin was the language of the Ancient Roman world, it is still a useful resource for today.  Latin helps to create a more solid educational base for you as an individual.  If […]

Grammar Corner: Stative verbs

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A stative verb is one that describes a state of being such as thoughts, emotions, relationships, senses, states of being and measurements.  These verbs usually do  not use “ing” continuous  tenses with them.  It is more common for them to be used in present tense. Correct:  I smell the newly baked apple pie. Incorrect: I am smelling […]

Heroes of History- Harriet Tubman: Review

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    YWAM Publishing provided me with a choice of their books from their Heroes of History series and my daughter decided to choose Heroes of History- Harriet Tubman.   My daughter is fascinated with the Underground Railroad so reading about Harriet Tubman’s life was an obvious choice for her. The Heroes of History series currently as 28 books that […]

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I know most people think “oh not another sequel” but I for one still was looking forward to seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which opens in theaters May 26th. Although I couldn’t see how they could come up with another Pirates of Cariibbean movie plot that could keep my attention […]

Grammar Corner: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

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A transitive verb is a verb that takes a direct object.  It is what is done to someone or something. Most verbs can be transitive. Examples:   The ball  hit the wall.    In this sentence “hit” is a transitive verb because the ball hit something. You can choose a a book or magazine from the […]

The Typing Coach Online Typing Course: Product Review

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    Growing up I never learned how to type properly and had always wished that I had.  I was excited to have my daughter try The Typing Coach Online Typing Course that The Typing Coach provided me with in order to review. The Typing Coach Online Typing Course is a mastery program which recommends you […]