Posted by LilBearsMama on April 27, 2016 in Reviews
Lately we've been enjoying using GREEMU, a vegan alternative to emu oil by Devonian.
GREEMU is an all-nature, plant-based oil that was developed after two years of research to be a green alternative to emu oil. This beauty oil captures the power of plants to provide all the same benefits of emu oil, without the smell or the, for some people, troublesome use of an animal product.
So what is in GREEMU? Plant butter and plant oils. That's it. You won't find anything strange in here! What you Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on April 19, 2016 in Curriculum
, First Grade
Recently Boobear has been working with Math Mini-Courses from A+ Interactive Math. The mini-courses that I chose from him are Place Value and Number Combinations and Tables, Charts, and Graphs.
About the Program
A+ Interactive Math is an online program that offers full curriculum and these new Math Mini-Courses. Since gaps can often occur in math, the Mini-Courses provide a great way to close those gaps. For example, a child weak in addition could do a mini-course on addition and quickly close Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on April 14, 2016 in Curriculum
Lately Boobear has been having a lot of fun using Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc. He's been greatly enjoying learning how to to type with this program. He even requests to use it outside of class time as part of his game time!
What It Is
Read, Write & Type is a reading program that includes word processing, keyboarding, spelling, and phonics. The lessons are presented as an adventure. An alien has stolen the letters from the keyboard, and two talking hands need help getting Read more [...]
We received a Lifetime Membership to Homeschool Copywork as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. This allows us to download a wide variety of copywork and notebooking pages.
What is Copywork?
When you hear the term "copywork" you might think that just means handwriting practice. But copywork is more than that. Copywork is work that is copied from an excellent model. This exposes the child to proper grammar and language usage. Copywork helps a child learn spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary all Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on April 12, 2016 in Home
, Nature Study
It's spring here in Georgia! Cool temperatures, beautiful sunny days, and before long it'll be incredibly hot so we're enjoying the spring weather while it lasts.
To that end, Boobear and I have a couple of projects we're working on.
The first is we're growing some plants from seeds. Right now we have some flowers growing in little pots - they're finally starting to sprout! We're hoping to be able to plant some vegetables as well and make a pallet garden, though I'd prefer to make a raised Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on April 6, 2016 in Curriculum
, First Grade
Boobear loves math. Loves it. Next to science it's his favorite subject. The Trigger Memory Co. was kind enough to give us a digital copy of Times Tales to use. Oh, how we love this program!
What is Times Tales? It's an amazingly quirky way to learn multiplication. It covers the multiplication facts 3X6 all the way to 9X9. Each number is represented by a character, and stories are used to act out the multiplication problem. For example, 9 is a treehouse and 3 is a butterfly who finds 27 cents. Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on March 31, 2016 in Curriculum
, First Grade
, Language arts
As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I was given the chance to review StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key from Memoria Press. I've been wanting to take a good look at this program for a while, so I jumped at the chance.
About StoryTime Treasures
I received the student study guide and answer key for StoryTime Treasures. The books covered are Little Bear, Little Bear's Visit, Caps For Sale, Blueberries For Sal and Make Way For Ducklings. I was a little nervous about there being no Read more [...]