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 [...]
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Posted by LilBearsMama on May 18, 2016 in Nature Study
, Wordless Wednesday
Posted by LilBearsMama on May 13, 2016 in art
We recently got the chance to review the K-3 Book One elementary art program from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. I decided to review the program because Boobear dearly loves art, and I, frankly, can use all the help I can get teaching it to him.
The K-3 book is an introduction to the visual arts. It's a thick, comb-bound book that has everything you need to teach art.
The book lists all the materials that you will need for the lessons. These are grouped into groups like drawing and painting. Groups Read more [...]
Posted by LilBearsMama on May 6, 2016 in General
So, I'm back to full time work. That means it's a little bit harder to squeeze in regular blogging with everything else. We're trying to find our new normal. We'll get there!
So, how about some updates?
Like I said, I'm working full time from home. It isn't easy. I work in the early mornings (think getting up at 5:30 am) in order to be done by noon. Then occasionally I work an hour or two in the late evenings.
This gives us time in the early afternoon for our schoolwork. Boobear seems to Read more [...]
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 [...]