Posted by LilBearsMama on June 24, 2016 in General
It's easy to make lesson plans for the upcoming year with My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) from MySchoolYear.com. I was recently given an annual membership to try as part of the Review Crew and I have to say, I like the program.
My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) is an online record keeping program that allows you to set up your year and keep all the records you could possibly need. It's very intuitive and easy to use. I had no trouble figuring out how to set up my school, terms, Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on June 16, 2016 in Curriculum
, Language arts
Progeny Press makes it easy to study a book with their The Minstrel in the Tower E-Guide.
One useful thing I immediately liked about the study guide is that it provides background information that is actually important to the story. The background information is to the point and relevant, rather than rambly and all over the place, something that drives me nuts.
The study guide is a pdf and I read it on the computer. If you prefer, you can print the document out if you like to have something Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on June 14, 2016 in Curriculum
First of all, I apologize for the lack of regular updates. I'm working full time again from home, and still trying to find a rhythm to our day. I'll get there!
Right now we're on break. But I want to share with you a rookie mistake I made regarding Boobear's math.
I'll admit it - I'm a curriculum junkie. I want all the shiny things! But shiny things aren't always what we actually need.
I was using the Amish math program Learning Numbers with Spunky with Boobear. It's not flashy, it's Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on June 14, 2016 in Reviews
I was thrilled when Forbrain - Sound For Life LTD sent me a package with their bone conduction headset! My hope was that this would really help Boobear with his speech. Provided he would tolerate using it of course.
Thankfully Boobear is pretty easy going and gave me little trouble. He doesn't understand exactly what the device does, but guess what - his speech has improved.
So what is Forbrain? This is a device designed by Forbrain - Sound for Life LTD as a device that uses your own voice Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on June 2, 2016 in Curriculum
As part of the Review Crew, I received the Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 from The Old Schoolhouse. I'm ready to get started planning now!
This spiral-bound planner is 192 pages long. It has pretty much everything that you need to plan a school year for multiple children. Since I only have one child, I plan to use the planner to plan his school year and to plan my own studies.
The planner is dated and begins in July 2016 and ends in June 2017. This means you can plan for the Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on June 1, 2016 in Curriculum
, First Grade
, Language arts
For the past few weeks, Boobear has been practicing his math and reading skills with the Complete Home Learning Suite from Essentials Skills Advantage. While he loves math, he needs practice learning his facts and from different angles to make it stick. He just needs more practice in reading in general. Essential Skills Advantage (ESA) has been perfect for that.
What is ESA?
ESA is an online learning platform that has more than 14,000 lessons for grades kindergarten to sixth. Lessons include math, Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on May 25, 2016 in Curriculum
To help Boobear learn his addition facts, we've been playing a game from Sunya Publishing called Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting. This is a new product that isn't available to the public yet, but as a member of the Review Crew we got a sneak peek at this great game.
What You Get
So what do you get with this game? You get a book that tells you all about how to play. It tells you information about the number system, gives several versions of games to Read more [...]