Miscellaneous | Classroom Reviews

Our Big Blue Schoolhouse – Homeschooling On the High Seas!

by Matthew Herron —————————— By Spencer Howard Our Big Blue Schoolhouse is the account of an incredible sea journey, told from the perspective of thirteen-year-old, Matthew Herron. The Herron family has been quite the inspiration for those involved in both traditional and non-traditional schooling. As a family of four, parents Matt and Jeannine understood the […]

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Nature’s Warehouse – One-Stop, Healthy Shopping

www.natureswarehouse.net By Valerie Schuetta, M.Ed. As a busy first grade teacher, I am always looking for the latest supplements and healthy, natural food because staying healthy is at the top of my priority list. When I found the Nature’s Warehouse website, I was happy to see that I could buy all of my supplements, shop […]

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – a Great Place for Homeschooling Adventure

88 River Rd, Gatlinburg,TN 37738 (865) 430-8808 or (888) 240-1358 aquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com Ripley’s Aquarium has a wide array of sea-going animals that will captivate your family’s attention and give you a broader perspective of the incredible planet we share with all of these creatures. Sea-going turtles, sharks, penguins, stingrays and a huge variety of fish swim […]

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Drama Works! Teaching System – A Creative Way to Teach Across the Curriculum

by Michael Leppert Drama is an activity with far reaching benefits.  Children develop transferable abilities such as confidence, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills ideal for job interviews and presentations.  These 21st Century skills are highly coveted by modern businesses.  Drama is also a great way to make concepts and curriculum from other subjects more understandable and fun through kinesthetic learning.  It is an ideal strategy for differentiated instruction […]

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Word Workout Program from The Word Workshop

http://www.thewordworkshop.com The Word Workshop’s workbooks and computer programs are designed to help students in junior high, high school, community college, or adult education programs. These materials are appropriate for students who . . . need to improve their current academic performance, and may have hopes or plans for further schooling … perhaps a college degree, […]

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American Cap & Gown

P.O. Box 115 Springfield, NJ 07081 866-700-4723 www.americancapandgown.com By Michael Leppert One of the most wonderful experiences in school from K through college is the traditional element of graduation and the feeling of closure these ceremonies bring. To ensure that their children experience this wonderful feeling of completion of a major task, many schools around […]

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Hollywood 101 Series Award-winning Childrens Acting Books

* Backstage Magazine Readers Choice 2014 Award for The Ultimate Commercial Book for Kids & Teens! Written by Chambers Stevens, edited by Renee Role-Whatley, published by Children Acting Books, a division of Sandcastle Publishing Available from www.childrenactingbooks.com By Linda K. Foster Lights! Camera! Action! Do your kids think they have what it takes to be on television […]

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Spell Right — Books and PowerPoint To Empower Your Spelling

http://www.readright.com/ “If we are to obtain results never before achieved, we mustexpect to employ methods never before attempted.” (Sir Francis Bacon, b 1561; d 1626) Spell Right is an innovative and highly effective spelling program that is compatible with what is known about how the brain learns a process. It recognizes that all process learning happens and operates […]

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Review of Read Right, An Intervention Program for Struggling Readers

www.readright.com “If we are to obtain results never before achieved, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.” (Sir Francis Bacon, b 1561; d 1626) Read Right® is an innovative and highly effective reading intervention program that transforms struggling readers to excellent readers in a matter of months, not years. It is based on […]

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Wizzy Gizmo – Old and New Testament Bible Series for Families

www.wizzygizmo.com By Andrea Harden Celebrating Christianity and learning about the Bible is a huge part of daily life for many American families. This is most especially true for homeschooling families using Christian curriculum. However, beyond an academic setting, or outside of church, it can be a struggle to get children engaged and excited about exploring […]

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