Thursday, January 16, 2020

My daughter...

The artist! I am always in complete awe when she finishes
a piece of artwork. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 ~ A Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. is an online homeschool site that currently offers 463 courses and curriculum for PreK thru High School. This includes elective courses for those in high school. The Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership is on sale right now for $99! That is for a full year for the entire family and gives you full access to all classes and everything on the site. Courses are designed with a Christian worldview. Some of the amazing benefits included are:
  • Hundreds of Quality classes
  • Full Year, One-Semester and Unit Study Courses
  • New Content Added Regularly
  • No Limit on Classes
  • Schedule Builder, Lesson Plans
  • Report Card Generator
  • Member-Only Forums
  • Scope & Sequence
  • Self-Paced, Go at Your Own Speed
  • High School Transcript Support
  • Live Customer Service
  • No Textbooks to Buy

Our family really enjoy Drive Thru History.  Drive Thru History is part of the 450+ videos 
that are available for students to watch that span multiple academic areas. 
The Drive Thru History has episodes in American and Ancient History.  
Each episode has summary questions for each episode and answer keys.
There are also online quizzes that your student can take after each episode. 

For each grade level you are able to browse through a full line of curriculum. has available via the site full year long curriculum programs
that will provide your child full academic credit in all academic subjects. 
Each course that you click on will give details about the course as well as the below simple 
key that gives you a quick lowdown on what will be required for each course.  

My 6th grade daughter was working on a fun lesson about inventions. She learned about
bubblegum, cotton candy, glue, Tide Laundry Detergent, Lincoln Logs, and so many
 more fun inventions. 

To make homeschooling even easier, has amazing lesson plans
for all of its courses. This will help those that are just dipping their feet into homeschooling 
and are needing a bit of extra help. Hey, even seasoned homeschooling parents jump for joy at not having to plan out their child's week's. If you rather not mess with lesson plans don't worry, these are just there for the taking. Many homeschoolers find lesson plans just don't fit into their way of doing school or life. That is okay too. Also, what works for one child may not work for another. Sometimes you may have a child who really thrives on schedules and routine. The beauty of homeschooling is finding what works for your family. is a great website for so many different 
learners and family set-ups. 

Another very intimidating aspect of homeschooling is teaching a young child to READ! 
Well, has you covered! There is a full section entitled, Literacy Center, where you as a parent can find a host of materials to guide you in teaching you 
young child in learning how to read. The Literacy Center covers pre-readers all of the way to 
4th grade reading comprehension. 

Many families have a child or children with special needs. Well, 
has you covered. There are so many resources to help your child succeed and help them
academically get to their full potential.

The site is so very easy to navigate and is exploding with educational courses and helps for students and parents. For those on a shoestring budget, this site definitely going to be a blessing for your family. For the seasoned homeschooler that prefers traditional textbook or your favorite publisher. I encourage you to give a try. There are so many wonderful gems on this site. 


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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Books Read in 2019

Two of my daughter's who are avid book readers are always in a challenge each year to see who can read the most books. This past year, not only did they keep track of the books that they read but they added up the page totals, lol!

Daughter 1

1. Untamed ~ 150 pages
2. The Maze Runner ~ 374 pages
3. The Scorch Trials ~ 360 pages
4. Moby Dick ~ 624 pages
5. The Death Cure ~ 324 pages
6. The Fever Code ~ 344 pages
7. Our Town ~ 112 pages
8. Paper Towns ~ 305 pages
9. The Chosen ~ 284 pages
10. An Abundance of Katherines ~ 215 pages
11. Looking for Alaska ~ 221 pages
12. The Grapes of Wrath ~ 455 pages
13. The Hazel Wood ~ 378 pages
14. The Giver ~ 179 pages
15. Ash Princess ~ 433 pages
16. The Westing Game ~ 181 pages
17. Bound ~ 184 pages
18. Elizabeth Prentiss ~ 202 pages
19. Summer of my German Soldier ~ 230 pages
20. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ~ 184 pages
21. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan ~ 253 pages
22. Murder on the Orient Express ~ 249 pages
23. Fablehaven ~ 351 pages
24. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star ~ 427 pages
25. Stepping Heavenward ~ 296 pages
26. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plaque ~ 131 pages
27. The Snow Goose ~ 58 pages
28. The Good Earth ~ 357 pages
29. Mere Christianity ~ 227 pages
30. Cinder ~ 387 pages
31. Walden Two ~ 301 pages
32. Summer of the Monkeys ~ 290 pages
33. Lost in the Labyrinth ~ 188 pages
34. Around the World in Eighty Days ~ 238 pages
35. The Great Gatsby ~ 180 pages
36. The Night Circus ~ 512 pages
37. The Tyrant's Tomb ~ 423 pages
38. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ~ 370 pages
39. The Heart of Darkness ~ 135 pages
40. The Weed the Hangman's Bag ~ 250 pages
41. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ~ 75 pages

11,440 pages!!

Daughter 2

1. Insurgent ~ 397 pages
2. The Red Badge of Courage ~ 216 pages
3. The Call of the Wild ~ 139 pages
4. Allegiant ~ 509 pages
5. Four ~ 285 pages
6. Splintered ~ 271 pages
7. Unhinged ~ 387 pages
8. To Kill a Mockingbird ~ 323 pages
9. Ensnared ~ 401 pages
10. Untamed ~ 273 pages
11. The Fault in our Stars ~ 313 pages
12. Looking for Alaska ~ 221 pages
13. She is not Invisible ~ 216 pages
14. Revived ~ 333 pages
15. Out of the Dust ~ 227 pages
16. Five Feet Apart ~ 276 pages
17. The Eagle, The Cave, and the Footbridge ~ 320 pages
18. Me Before You ~ 364 pages
19. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ~ 162 pages
20. Paper Towns ~ 305 pages
21. As Old as Time ~ 485 pages
22. Maniac Magee ~ 184 pages
23. Bound ~ 184 pages
24. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break ~ 167 pages
25. Clara's War ~ 324 pages
26. A Special Fate ~ 167 pages
27. The Song of the Jade Lily ~ 450 pages
28. The Hobbit ~ 330 pages
29. A Separate Fate ~ 167 pages
30. Fablehaven ~ 351 pages
31. Treasure Island ~ 151 pages
32. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star ~ 236 pages
33. Ender's Game ~ 324 pages
34. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~ 169 pages
35. Milkweed ~ 208 pages
36. Number the Stars ~ 132 pages
37. Pride and Prejudice ~ 370 pages
38. Mortal Engines ~ 296 pages
39. Oliver Twist ~ 544 pages

11,214 pages!!

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