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Entries in Homeschool (144)

Tuesday
Jul012014

"This is America, Charlie Brown" - 8 Remastered TV Specials on DVD

Snoopy and the Peanuts gang inspire viewers to celebrate Independence Day with the release of This is America, Charlie Brown, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  This entertaining collection is comprised of eight delightful animated Peanuts television specials that have been re-mastered for superior picture and sound quality.  Each of the animated specials centers on various important events in the course of American history, as seen through the eyes of the Peanuts gang.

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Monday
Jun162014

What Is Relativity? or as Jeffrey Bennett Explains: Black Holes Don't Suck

As our homeschooling journey is now complete, I've been winding down on those kind of review posts and topics.  But I couldn't resist taking just one more on even right when Amber was graduating.  I mean how can you not be intrigued by a book written by a prominent author and astrophysicist that explains the fact that despite what our TV and DVDs tell us; Black Holes Don't Suck, but also in a way that the average Joe (or Tammy in this case) can actually understand it?! 

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Saturday
May032014

Agnitus (iPad, Android, Kindle) Tablet App + Giveaway

Agnitus is a Tablet (iPad, Android, Kindle) app that has over 45 educational games for children 2-6 years old.  This is a great resource for homeschool families with younger children.  I'd say it's best for the mid range in those ages 3-5.

Agnitus offers curriculum-based, fun learning games and they also offer a grading system & report cards!

The app focuses on literacy and math skills, but they have some other games in there as well including one for tooth brushing.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Spider-Man 2 Family Discussion Guide Review & Giveaway

We have great enthusiasm for superhero movies around our home, so we're excited about the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on May 2nd.

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

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Friday
Apr112014

Giveaway - Alone Yet Not Alone

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven is inspired by a true story, which her grandmother Leininger first told her when she was young after tracing their family’s genealogy.

In 1755, Allegheny warriors ambush sisters Barbara and Regina Leininger's, 12 and 9, house, killing their father and older brother, kidnapping the young girls and taking them to their village.  There they were forced to adapt to the warriors’ way of living—which included dyeing their faces, wearing warrior clothes and adopting the Allegheny ways of worship.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Planning a Successful College Visit

It’s that time of year! Families across the country are gearing up for college campus visits.  Before taking the time (and spending the money) to apply to schools, it’s a good idea for students to visit a variety of campus’ to determine which will be a good fit for them and their family. However, this may not be feasible for many families due to the associated costs. As an alternative to the traditional campus visit, students can do virtual tours on websites such as www.youniversitytv.com, or attend a virtual college fair on www.collegeweeklive.com.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

+U Student Scholarship Entry Now Open

As most of you know our daughter is in her senior year of high school and is preparing for graduation and university.  Last fall we downloaded so many forms for applications, admissions and scholarships; printed them all, filled them out, sent them back, and then began the waiting period.

All of the months of essay writing, all of the recommendations, all of the testing, came down to waiting for the responses, and it was agonizing.  And then one day in the mail the admission letter came.

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Tuesday
Feb042014

DiscoverE a 24/7/365 Engineering Resource for Families, Schools and Community Organizations

From the time our daughter was old enough to play she took to assembling and building things like a duck does to water.  Puzzles and LEGOS kept her busy for hours and she was building sets geared for older children long before the suggested age on the box.

When other girls were playing with Barbies and pretend food, Amber was mixing up slime and creating science projects.

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Friday
Dec132013

For Dads ~ World War II: The 3-Film Blu-Ray Collection

Ever since he was a small boy my husband has been enthralled with history, specifically the time period surrounding World War II.  It might be because his dad had so many stories to tell from World War II, and likely also because the community we group up in most every family had immigrated right around that time because of the situation in Europe.

If his favorite science fiction or fantasty shows aren't on, he's tuned in to the History Channel.

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Thursday
Oct242013

Review ~ PlayTown: My Story Maker App

PlayTown: My Story Maker is an Android and iOS app that allows your child to turn your tablet or phone into a story studio!

The PlayTown app is free to download and consists of three Adventure Playsets to help your child get started; Pirate's Treasure Hunt, Travel Around the World and Princess Party.  Additional playsets can be purchased for $1.99.

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