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Learn Latin – Prima Latina Complete Set by Memoria Press

Did you know that English is considered a “Latin-based language?” If you’re a teacher or a homeschooler, you probably already know this. However, I think it is an interesting phenomena.

Even though I’ve not studied language much, I heard this years ago. English, along with Spanish, French, Italian, German, and many others are all Latin-based languages.

What this means is that if you learn Latin, or if your child learns Latin, many words will be easier to learn in English and the other Latin-Based languages.

Knowing this inspired me to take advantage of the opportunity to review Memoria Press Prima Latina complete set. My son just turned 15 this May. However, he has absolutely no background in Latin. Other than the Latin he gets simply by knowing the English language. And this is the same for me. This is why we chose to start at the very beginning.

Even though Prima Latina is specifically written with 1-4 graders in mind. It was the right level for us.

Goals for the Prima Latina Complete Set include:

  1. Learn Basic Latin alphabet and pronunciation of vowels and consonant sounds.
  2. Learn 25 practical Latin expressions and 4 prayers in full.
  3. Pronounce, spell, and translate approximately 125 Latin words.
  4. Learn numbers 1 through 10.
  5. Learn names of popular constellations
  6. Understand concept of derivatives
  7. Grammar – Learn parts of speech including verbs, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions
  8. And more.

When the title says, “Prima Latina Complete Set,” it literally means “a complete set.” What I mean is all that’s needed to teach and learn Latin is included. See the list below:

  • Audio CD – Leigh Lowe has a really nice voice – This is a quick and easy way to listen to the pronunciations and to practice saying the words out loud. It plays like a music CD, with 38 tracks that you can skip through as needed. This is mainly what son uses.
  • DVDs (Video) – I couldn’t figure out how to get the DVD to work on my computer. Plus, I felt that the audio CD and the books were sufficient. My son resists looking at unfamiliar faces. As a result, he would have been distracted by the teacher’s visual presence. However, I perused the three DVDs this past week:
    • The DVDs work perfectly on our TV and add not only substantial value to the package, but are almost as good as being in a live classroom.
    • The only downside is you can’t question the DVD instructor. But obviously that’s no big deal.
    • However, a HUGE benefit is that you can press stop, rewind, fast forward, and choose to review chapters in order or out of order. And every DVD has a “Table of Contents.”

 

 

 

 

 

  • Teacher Guide – Basically the same as the student guide with teacher helps and an answer key.
  • Student Book – Super simple. My son didn’t complain too much. He doesn’t like to write down words with a pencil. The fact that there is a little bit to write every day was perfect for him so that he didn’t feel overwhelmed.
    • My son was able to independently work through the lessons with a bit of encouragement from me. (After we went through the introduction together, which includes a pronunciation guide and a grammar overview).

Sample of completed lesson page.

    • The hardest thing for me to get my son to do is to talk. He doesn’t like to use names of people, for example. So getting him to say the words out loud wasn’t particularly successful. This is only because he has Autism. However, I can tell by the accuracy of his workbook exercises that my was understanding the words and learning what they meant.
    • He seems to like learning language and I hope to continue teaching Latin through next year when he will be in 10th grade.
  • One especially neat thing about the program is the Latin prayers.

When Completing the Prima Latina Complete Set, your child learn prayers in Latin. But he or she can learn and memorize the English versions as well.

  • Downloadable tests for each section. For example, Lessons 1-5. Quizzes are in the hard copy book.
  • Huge Deck of Flash Cards

Be sure to check out the complete Memoria Press series, which includes not only the Prima Latina Complete Set, but also the Latina Christiana Complete Set, and more.

And don’t forget to read the other awesome Homeschool Review Crew Members’ Memoria Press Reviews for more awesome reviews on the Prima Latina Complete Set,  The Latina Christiana Complete Set, and more by clicking the image below:

Prima to Fourth Form Latin Complete Sets {Memoria Press Reviews}

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Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra

My son really struggles with math. For example, this year we have been working through pre-algebra but have not been able to completely finish the first semester. In the state of Oregon where we live, a standard diploma (SD) requires three (3) full years of math with Algebra 1 being the first class and the other 2 classes following after. In other words, pre-algebra doesn’t even count as a year of math for the standard diploma (SD).

As you can imagine, my original goal was for my son to get through pre-algebra this year and then follow up with the next three math year requirements. However, I’ve finally accepted the fact that this is not a realistic goal for him. Nonetheless, we have spent some time together working through Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra workbook.

I believe Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra workbook is perfect for kids who like math and who are going to take Algebra 1 and beyond for high school graduation.

I compared this Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra to other Algebra 1 textbooks and it is right on. The subjects covered are:

  1. Necessary Tools for Algebra
  2. Solving Equations
  3. Graphing and Analyzing Linear Equations
  4. Solving and Graphing Inequalities
  5. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  6. Polynomials
  7. Rational Expressions (Algebraic Fractions)
  8. Radical Expressions and Geometry
  9. Quadratic Equations
  10. Algebra Word Problems

Chapter Quizzes are included as well as a Final Review/Test and all Solutions.

Also included are the following teaching aids and tables:

  • A glossary
  • Important Formulas
  • Important Symbols
  • Multiplication Table
  • Commonly Used Prime Numbers
  • Squares and Square Roots
  • Fraction/Decimal Equivalents
  • A Link and Password to Access the Online Videos, which are available for every lesson.

One of the things I appreciated the most while going through the Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra lessons are the videos.

After I watched the first video, I was sold.

First of all, the style of teaching is visual, so I could see the instructor working through the problems on the white board. Secondly, he instructs students to have a notebook and to write everything down. He also explains why writing everything down is helpful in the learning process. Plus, watching the videos gave me insights on how to reduce the confusion my son has with some of his basic math concepts.

For example, adding and subtracting negative integers.

Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra is also a great way for me to review my algebra.

For example, the quadratic equation and slope. I recently signed up to be a tutor and got qualified for middle school math. However, when I took the pre-algebra assessment I didn’t pass. This is because I couldn’t remember the formula for slope and I’ve completely forgotten how to use the quadratic equation. So, I obviously need to brush up on my Algebra. And I am using this book to do just that.

Another awesome thing about No-Nonsense Algebra is how inexpensive the text book is.

I don’t know if you’ve priced Algebra textbooks lately, but they can run close to $100. In contrast, Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra is less than $40.   Not only that, but there is a Spanish version available. By the way, there are other books in the series, including a practice textbook to go along with the main textbook. (This is not necessary because there are math problems in the textbook, the practice companion is just what it says–opportunity for further practice).

Other books in this series include Mastering Essential Math Skills books, which provide practice with division, multiplication, fractions, geometry, and more. And the videos are included with the price of the textbooks.

Speaking of the videos. Richard W. Fisher is an excellent teacher and when I watch the videos, I get insights into how to better explain confusing concepts to my son.

You might have noticed by now that every time you start a new year in math, the review makes the class seem almost identical to the previous year. This is why I thought my son might be ready for Algebra.

If he liked math, that would be a different story.

However, the amount of time it takes to convince him to do the work combined with the amount of time it takes for him to actually complete the assignments just isn’t a long-term solution. It will only make him hate school. And this is definitely not my goal!

We’ve discussed the fact that if he decides to become an engineer, then he will need higher level math. He has no intention to enter a university straight out of high school (and neither do we).

So, if he decides when he is older to become a train conductor or other type of engineer, he can take the math classes required then.

I was given a choice regarding which level I wanted to review, and I probably should have picked one of the more basic Mastering Essential Math Series. However, one really good thing about having this book available to me is to realize that Nathan’s energy is better spent elsewhere, than on higher level math–at least at this point of his life.

Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra helped me to teach my son the basic concepts that he has difficulty with such as adding and subtracting integers. However, the more difficult concepts such as the quadratic equation are overwhelming to him at this time.

He is just barely starting to master his single-digit math facts, so that he can better add, subtract, multiply, and divide without a calculator. And he’s gaining confidence along the way.

Math Essentials helped me with the process of what to do for math with my son. This is because it gave me the final clue I needed to realize that my son is just not ready for Algebra 1.

I’m looking at the other books, knowing the style of this one, and I just may decide to purchase one of the other Mastering Essential Math Skills Series.

 
Check out the Math Essentials No-Nonsense Algebra curriculum here.

You can see all of the Math Essentials Products here.

Don’t forget to check out the other awesome Homeschool Review Crew reviews here.

No-Nonsense Algebra, Math Refresher for Adults & Mastering Essential Math Skills Book 2 Middle Grades/High School {Math Essentials Reviews}

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Complete Drawing Course and More https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/complete-drawing-course-and-more/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=complete-drawing-course-and-more https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/complete-drawing-course-and-more/#comments Mon, 11 May 2020 16:00:05 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=29683 (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). Beyond the Stick Figure Complete Drawing Course PLUS 3 Bonus Courses by Beyond the Stick Figure Art School […]

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Beyond the Stick Figure Complete Drawing Course PLUS 3 Bonus Courses by Beyond the Stick Figure Art School is an online drawing class. But it is so much more!

In addition to drawing, your budding artist will learn and practice pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and 3D.

Beyond the Stick Figure Complete Drawing Course PLUS 3 Bonus courses is appropriate for your first time art student as well as your seasoned artsy student. For example, my son, who loves art, is experienced in some aspects. However, he did not mind at all going through the basics all the way from the introduction of shapes.

Sally, the artist and teacher gives you a materials list that is very specific because she wants to make sure that your student purchases high quality art materials from the start. This is one of the things you learn as an experienced artist. The quality of materials you use can make a HUGE difference in the experience.

Beyond the Stick Figure Art School is basic and non-intimidating.

The drawing course starts out very basic, from the beginning.  However, even if your budding artist has experience with lines, shapes, colors, and the color wheel, it’s still a really good review.

The drawing portion of the course is extensive and complete.

For instance, part one covers 17 topics, part 2 covers 133 topics, and part 3 covers 5 topics.

What I think is a really good thing about the course, especially from my son’s perspective, is that Sally shows the work and her two hands and you’re looking down at the paper almost as if you were the one drawing and she shows you exactly what to do and my son doesn’t like looking at peoples faces so this is a really good thing because whenever there’s a face in a video it always distracts him and so he actually is enjoying this course immensely and it even seems to calm him down as he’s following along.

Video screenshot of Sally showing the pen strokes. This picture shows the end of the video.

 

The following four pictures show my son’s circle, dot, wavy line, and straight line projects. Sally encourages the students to do several of them. However, my son only wanted to do one. This was fine for us because he has actually learned some of the concepts. While he was working on them I sense that it was having a calming effect on him.

Circles – According to Sally, circles don’t have to be round to be considered circles.

Beyond the Stick Figure

Dots – The basic difference between dots and circles is that dots are filled in. Again, they don’t have to be circular per se.

Beyond the Stick Figure

Wavy Lines Practice

Straight Line Practice

Beyond the Stick Figure

Notice that all lines are integrated here. Circles, dots, wavy lines, and straight lines.

And the videos are pretty much five minutes or less so broken down into small chunks. This is perfect if you or your child have a short attention span.

The course is currently set up so that you have to go in order.

However, nothing says that you can’t skip through all the lessons.

For example, simply mark as complete the lessons you want to skip over, and then return to them later. Of course, this requires a bit of work to make sure you start in the right place when you back. However, I didn’t think it was a big deal.

Especially since with the Covid-19 thing going on. We’re not able to run to the craft store and buy what we need. For example, last week I went through all of the drawing lessons so that I could get to the pen and ink lessons. By doing this, was able to determine which materials my son would need, make printer copies, and such. I needed to have for those lessons and sure enough I can get them through Amazon but obviously I had to wait for them to be delivered one of them may not come here for a week.

Bonus #1 Pen and Ink Techniques Course and Complete Watercolor Course

We’ve been working through the “Pen and Ink” lessons this week and last. Learning how to transfer an image from paper to another page and pen strokes.

Here is what Nathan did on Friday using an ultra-fine Sharpie.

Bonus #2 – Acrylic will give your student even more experience with individual art media. There’s nothing like hands-on experience to help differentiate between different types of paint. The hands-on experience your budding artist receives here will help them better determine which type of paint is better to use depending on the goals.

Bonus #3 – 3D art is a completely different form of art and includes clay, paper, and other types of sculpture. This bonus course provides 30 days of design in 3D instruction.

Bottom line for us is that my son is really enjoying the courses. And, in my opinion, they are really well done. Since the courses are fairly new, and they have recently transferred to a new forum, they are still working out a few things. However, rest assured, if you find something missing or you’re having technical difficulties, they have really good customer service. They will help you with any questions or concerns you have.

Don’t forget to check out Beyond the Stick Complete Drawing Course Plus Three Bonus Courses from Beyond the Stick Figure Art School by clicking here.

And don’t forget to check out the other reviews from the homeschool review crew by clicking the image below.

 

Beyond the Stick Figure Complete Drawing Course {Beyond the Stick Figure Art School}

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I am on my 6th year of homeschooling my son. One thing that has become apparent over the years is how much more effective hands-on learning is with him. Not only is it more fun, but it doesn’t require as much learning.

My son has struggled with verbal and written communication since he started kindergarten. However, he is able to talk well–when he wants to, so the verbal communication struggles were hidden until he reached adolescence.

He was diagnosed with ADHD and developmental coordination disorder in first grade. However, he wasn’t diagnosed with Autism until the summer of 2018. (He was 13 and getting ready to start 8th grade).

In the meantime, I was learning through trial and error what worked and what didn’t. He is more mature now. So, he is more willing to write his ideas down. However, even at 15, it is still an incredible chore for him to do any kind of lengthy writing.

Anyone who has studied history and other social studies realizes that learning the facts usually involves a lot of reading and writing.

This is why I find Randi Smith’s Sorting Mats to be incredibly helpful resources for supplementing my son’s education.

Once you realize that Randi is a Speech Language Pathologist by profession, you will begin to understand why she has chosen to create these materials. Students with communication struggles, whether they be verbal or non-verbal, will benefit by using these resources.

Of course, even if your child doesn’t struggle with communication, he can learn by this method. Younger children who are still at the concrete stage will also benefit.

The reason I’m bringing this up is because she has contributed one of her awesome products to this year’s Build Your Bundle. Last year we purchased her 50 US Presidents sorting mats, which we completed at the end of last year and the beginning of this school year.

We are currently working through another of her sorting mat projects which I will discuss in another post. However, today I want to briefly discuss her product and the other complementary products in the American Studies Bundle.

The American Studies Bundle includes 9 separate products devoted to the USA, including US Elections, US Presidents, US Geography, and all 50 states.

If you are a homeschooler or are teaching at home, you owe it to yourself to check out the Build Your Bundle Sale. In all of the years I have been homeschooling, I have yet to find a better deal on curriculum then during this one week period in Mary.

Click the links to visit the Build Your Bundle page to learn more.  (Though these links focus on Social Studies and History, you will find all subjects and grade levels)..

  1. Drawing Around the World: USA – Brookdale House
  2. 50 States Notebooking Pages – Callie Domingues, Mama’s Coffee Shop
  3. Across the USA – In All You Do
  4. “28 Great Quotes from US Presidents” Cursive Penmanship – LightHome Publications
  5. Hands on Presidents – Biblioplan
  6. Presidential Election Fact Pack – WOLFe Pack
  7. US Geography Sorting Mats: All 50 States – Randi Smith
  8. An Early Learners Introduction to the 50 States – In All You Do
  9. U.S. President’s Emergent Readers – In All You Do

Other Things To Interest You

My Autistic Son Hates School

4 Ways I’m Being Homeschooled

5 Reasons My Son Believes in Catastrophism

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3 Reasons Fermentation is Fun. When we were given the opportunity to review the Fermentation Starter Kit by Fermentools, I was excited.  As a Registered Dietitian, I know that probiotics are a healthy addition to your diet. I also knew this would be a great opportunity to give our 15-year-old son another hands-on kitchen experience. What I didn’t know was that this little tool creates a finished product in less than a week.

3 Reasons Fermentation is Fun

1. You get to spend time in the kitchen with your kids.

Our 15-year-old son has autism and is an introvert. As a result, it can be extremely challenging to get him to interact with us—unless it’s his preferred topic, which currently is trains.

When he knows it’s an assignment for school, however, he’s more than willing.

As you can imagine, Fermentools Starter Kit quickly became part of his high school curriculum. 😉

Thus, we all got experience and learned the process of preparing fermented food. Plus, we spent quality education time together.

And all of us learned, including my husband, who’s been cooking for 40 years. Speaking of which, my husband led with the experiments.

And the first thing he said when I asked him what he learned was, “How easy it was.” For example, the process uses very simple ingredients. All that is needed is distilled or spring (non-cholorinated) water, salt, seasoning (which you can choose based on your preference), and the chosen food itself.

Which leads to the 2nd of 3 reasons fermentation is fun.

2. You can ferment virtually anything.

Yes, that’s right! We started with what we already had in the refrigerator–carrots.

A few days before we conducted our fermentation experiment, we went to the store and my hubby bought 5 pounds of carrots. The reason for this is that he was searching for yeast so that he could make homemade bread. He went to virtually every grocery store in the area until he found a large supply store that had yeast. While purchasing the yeast, he picked up some carrots. 😉

Since we had so many carrots in stock, we searched online for ideas and decided to ferment some of our carrots. Since my husband and son like garlic so much, they also added garlic. The carrots turned out great. However, I would recommend slicing them because the carrots we used were still crunchy, which I didn’t care for. My hubby likes the carrots this way. However, I’m going to give it more time and taste them again. Which reminds me, it states that the longer you ferment the vegetables, the better they will taste. That’s good to know.

I wish I could tell you what my son thought of the taste of the carrots, but he was unwilling to try them. Maybe some day! What I can tell you is that he helped prepare them by cutting up some of the carrots and putting the ingredients in the jar.

My son was fascinated by the process, though! In fact, he kept watching as the bubbles started forming–the very next day, and the day after, and so on.

The bubbles continued to form until the carrots were ready to be put into the refrigerator. It was completely surprising to all of us that the bubbles formed so quickly. It was a surprise to both me and my husband that the final taste included a vinegar flavor. Especially since the jar contained no vinegar!

3 Reasons Fermentation is Fun

Everything you need to ferment a food is included in the Fermentools Starter Kit. All you need is a large-mouthed jar and the food/water/herb combination.

During our research, we also discovered that root beer and sarsaparilla, familiar drinks to most, are fermented drinks! We printed a recipe for these two drinks, but haven’t tried them yet as they require exotic ingredients such as sassafras. (You can easily find a recipe online for these drinks).

Reason number 3 of 3 reasons why fermentation is fun is:

3.  You can teach your family about other cultures.

Plus, you get to try new foods you’ve never even heard of before!

After we completed the carrots, the next three foods we considered were:

  1. German Sauerkraut with Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Pork
  2. Korean Kimchi with (virtually anything you want).
  3. El Salvadorian Curtido with Puposas

I’m not fond of sauerkraut and I wasn’t sure what we would eat the Kimchi with. Thus, I thought it would be more fun to create Curtido. (I didn’t know what it was called. However, while I was in graduate school, I took a class which introduced me to this unique ethnic food).

When we visited the little “Hole in the Wall” El Salvadorian restaurant in San Bernardino, California, I fell in love with Puposas and the accompanying “slaw” it is traditionally served with. But I never knew the name until now!

3 Reasons Fermentation is Fun

This is the Curtido when it was first put into the jar.

So, I chose Curtido because it would be a good excuse to encourage my husband to make Pupusas from scratch. And they turned out delicious! Again, I am amazed that the Curtido tastes like it contains vinegar when it doesn’t! The only ingredients included in the Curtido are cabbage, carrots, sweet red peppers, oregano, Malaysian salt, and non-chlorinated water. Yum!

My son and husband enjoyed the puposas, but not so much the Curtido. And again my son wouldn’t taste the Curtido. That is fine with me because that means I get it all to myself!

To each his own, they say! 😊

3 Reasons Fermentation is Fun

3 Squash, cheese, and green chili puposas and homemade El Salvadorian Curtido.

Don’t forget to check out the Fermentools Starter Kit now. This cool kit not only allows you to quickly ferment your favorite vegetables, but is super simple to use.

And if you grab one before June 30, 2020, you will receive a 15% discount if you use coupon code CREW2020

 

And don’t forget to read the other reviews by our awesome Homeschool Review Crew members.

Fermentools Starter Kit {Fermentools Reviews}
 

 

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Genius Bloggers Toolkit https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/genius-bloggers-toolkit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=genius-bloggers-toolkit https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/genius-bloggers-toolkit/#respond Wed, 06 May 2020 08:00:42 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=10426 2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit (Post contains affiliate links). I have had my blog for almost two years (since August 2018), and thanks to some of the most amazing classes I’ve taken, I have come a long way. If you’ve been around for a while, you know how much my emails and my blog have improved […]

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I have had my blog for almost two years (since August 2018), and thanks to some of the most amazing classes I’ve taken, I have come a long way.

If you’ve been around for a while, you know how much my emails and my blog have improved over the last year.

I have learned SO MUCH in the past two years that I am astounded. But I know it’s not me!

It’s because this is where God wants me.

Deciding to do this blog thing isn’t a new idea.

Over 10 years ago, I started feeling led in that direction. I took college graphic design courses (at $400 a shot–for just a few weekends of teaching), and enrolled in online Photoshop classes–but never finished them (another couple hundred bucks down the drain).

I also tried learning about how to help people find me on my blog, though I really had no idea what I was doing at the time.

By the way, that’s called “SEO” or Search Engine Optimization. That cost me $350 and resulted in no blog at all. 🙁

I had so many ideas about what I wanted to do, I just couldn’t narrow it down. It went from Russian collectibles to handmade cards and collectibles to Creation and Culture to 6-day Creation. I even tried to focus on just nutrition. However, I couldn’t pick just one topic. Plus I didn’t have access to the sources I needed to create my own website and I couldn’t afford to pay someone else to do it for me.

I sold on E-bay for a few months and I made some sales, especially at Christmastime.

But I spent WAY more than I earned due to the fact that I made handmade items. If you’ve ever created a handmade card, you know it takes more than 10 minutes to make. Plus you make each one unique. Well, try to get people to pay more than $2 to $3 for a card. Even then there’s no way you’re going to make any kind of profit.

They don’t call them starving artists for nothing!

Fast forward 10 years later. I was homeschooling my son and came across Build Your Bundle. I purchased “Blogging Basics Bootcamp,” by Heather Bowen and off I went. And I had my blog up and running and even getting some traffic in October of 2018.

As the result of my connections with Heather, I’ve learned that

There is SO MUCH stuff available to someone like me (or you) who wants to get a blog up and running,

Maybe just because you have a message you want to share or because you’re hoping to earn some extra money to help your family make ends meet.

I’m not going to lie to you. It takes time and money and hard work. What I will tell you, however, is that there are awesome deals out there to make it much less expensive and time consuming to get started, if that’s what you really want to do.

Just this past April, I took a risk and purchased the 2018 Genius Bloggers Toolkit during a Flash Sale.

I AM SO GLAD I DID because it was an amazing deal.

I haven’t even gotten halfway through the amazing e-books, e-courses, and special discounts that were included in this kit.

2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit

I have checked EVERYTHING in the 2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit. And I promise that EVERYTHING is brand new. Which is a good thing, because the only negative thing I can say about the kit I purchased in April of this year, is that due to the Flash Sale nature (it wasn’t brand new), there were 2 or 3 products not available or expired. Even with that, there was just so much good stuff that I still feel like I got the most amazing deal!

Here is just one example.

I changed my email service provider (ESP) to ConvertKit as the result of The 2018 Genius Bloggers Toolkit, which included 3 months of ConvertKit for free (normally they only give you 14 days free).

I switched from my old ESP in April and it has made such a difference in my ability to do what I want when I send you an email.

And I thought I was saving money with my older, cheaper ESP! However, the other less expensive ESP resulted in me having to purchase upgrades which in the long run probably cost me more than what I’m currently paying.

Some numbers:

ConvertKit charged me $49 per month based on the size my email list was at the time. So we are talking over $100 in savings just for that one thing! (and the kit was only $97). Thus, this one thing ALL BY ITSELF made up for the cost. But this was only the beginning!

One of my other favorites that was included in the 2018 kit was the “E-book by Number E-course,” by Start a Mom Blog. That class helped me to start and organize my Meal Planning for Kids Curriculum. This e-course sells for $97. So, those two things alone were worth $200.

Now I don’t want to spend too much time talking about products that aren’t available in this year’s Toolkit.

Remember I said everything is new?

This is a good thing, because things get outdated VERY QUICKLY. So having the latest is always important when investing your money in a project.

For example, Katie Hornor, who is my blogging coach, has included her 5-day Premier Your Course Idea in this years Genius Toolkit. I’ve gone through this course, and it is currently selling on her Teachable site for $297.

Stuff to help with Business Planning, taxes, organization

Classes to learn how to create a presence and draw people to your Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter.

(Blogging Camp by Julie Chickery,Tech Made Easy also)

ConvertKit 2 Months Free (Stated savings $58)

TGBTK 2019 Logo

6 Reasons I’m Thankful for Autism

Entrepreneurship of Our Children

 

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Handwriting for Reluctant Learners – Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting ebook by Everyday Education, LLC

Since I only have one child, there are lots of things I’m learning that I sometimes wish I could apply to the next child around. Since God chose to bless me with only one very special child, I get to apply what I learn with him. A very interesting example of this is with handwriting.

Before my son started kindergarten, I tried to teach him how to write his name. However, he refused to do it. And when he started kindergarten, it was nearly impossible to get him to hold a pencil “correctly” or to do any kind of extensive handwriting. In fact, his OT school evaluation basically included the remark that, “He wasn’t willing to do the writing.”

Eventually he was diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia), with handwriting being one of his main issues. As a result, he received occupational therapy for his handwriting. Despite this, he never learned to write in a manner that was nearly efficient enough to keep up with the amount or the level of schoolwork he needed to complete. So, I came up with alternative ways to help him communicate.

For example, speech-to-text, mom scribe (on his IEP), typing (though not nearly as effective as you might think).

Now that he is in 9th grade, it is an interesting phenomenon that I can now convince him to sit down and do the handwriting.

Thank goodness for the opportunity to review Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting curriculum!

The timing ended up being perfect for my son to practice his handwriting with Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting. For example, as he’s gotten older I’ve noticed that he relaxes more while he writes. This is such a relief to me.

I give credit to Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting, however, for keeping him interested. This is because the assignments are truly interesting! I believe the fact that the type of handwriting used plays a huge part as well. It is called “Italics” and requires less work than the traditional method taught in schools.

When I asked my 15-year-old reluctant learner what he thought of Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting, he didn’t say much. (He is on the autism spectrum). However, all I had to do was observe his reaction to the assignments and how he completed them without complaint.  Plus, when we got to the part of the curriculum where he had to copy silly sentences, there was absolutely no need to “talk him into it.”

We both thought the sentences in Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting were fun!

Nathan takes after me. We both have a silly side to our personality. This means that anything that’s silly, like limericks, alliterations, and such, are a blast! What this also means is that even though Nathan didn’t theoretically need the reading per se, he was in essence getting the reading. Not only that, he really struggles with spelling. So, having these simple words to copy and look at while writing are helping him improve his spelling as well.

Handwriting for Reluctant Readers

Handwriting for Relucant Readers

As for the details of what is available. The program is written with Charlotte Mason style in mind and utilizes Phonics. We received the e-book format. If you purchase the e-book format, you will have the option to re-print pages, if necessary. This is especially convenient if you have multiple children. Of course, the print option is also available and you can purchase both at a discount.

I am no grammatician. However, it is clear that much thought was put into the creation of this curriculum. And grammar is a big part of reading.

You can rest assured that while your child is practicing his handwriting skills, he will also be introduced to the sound combinations required to read proficiently.

The e-book contains a total 218 pages of fun!

The bonus is that this is a handwriting AND reading curriculum. I did not plan on using it for reading. However, it’s a given that your child will be reading. True bonus for us is the spelling. 😉

Check out the awesome Perfect Reading and Beautiful Handwriting by Everyday Education, LLC  curriculum here.

Don’t forget to check out the other reviews from the awesome homeschool review crew click the picture below.

Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting ebook {Everyday Education, LLC Reviews}
 

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High School Graduation Tips for Homeschoolers

Some of you have asked for High School Graduation Tips and how to know that you are meeting the requirements for your state. Since my son is in 9th grade this year, and since I know it is a big deal that he gets a true valid diploma, I started planning and organizing when he was going into 7th grade. Middle school was sort of a practice run, because it’s not “official” the way high school is. (Post may contain affiliate links).

The other day, I was thinking, “My little system is working so well!” I purchased this little portable file cabinet on wheels, and it has been super helpful.

For example, I can move it out of the way when I’m not using it, which is a HUGE deal because we are living in an apartment that is less than 1000 square feet.

As a result of my system working and giving me confidence, I decided to share it with you. Hopefully, you’ll get some new ideas that will help you feel more organized and on top of things.

The little file cart I purchased was less than $50 and I organize it like I would any other file cabinet. Since I only have one child, some of this might be a little simpler for me. However, what I do is I start with 8 1/2 by 11″ hanging folders. I label them by main subject. For example, Math, English, Social Studies, etc.

The sub-folders I have created include teacher notes, answer keys, to do work, and work completed. You may have other ideas for that. If you have more than one child, you could create more folders (and have a bigger file cabinet (they have bigger ones than I one I’m using). High School Graduation Tips

When I first decided to homeschool, I discovered HSLDA. This stands for “Homeschool Legal Defense Association.” HSLDA is the oversight organization in the United States. They can help you get off to a good start. They have lots of resources, and if you become a member, they will even defend you in court if need be.

I haven’t needed them for legal defense, but have picked up some ideas through their site. And, particularly because Nathan is in High School, I want to keep tabs on what HSLDA has to say as they are usually on top of changes in homeschooling laws.

One of the things HSLDA recommends is researching the specific academic requirements of your state.

My state is Oregon. So, I just typed in “Oregon High School Graduation Requirements 2023” and looked for the information. This is what I got. I am using the basic table from this site to help me with my planning. (It hasn’t updated since I last checked. However, I will keep checking every year, just in case)

In the state of Oregon, in order to graduate with the standard diploma, Nathan has to take three years of math. However, the three years include Algebra 1 and beyond. I chose to enroll him in pre-algebra this year so that he would more easily be able to master Algebra. This means he will get a total of four years of math (he is not happy about this).

I’m okay with this, because even though he hates math, he is not terrible with math. His biggest issue is math facts, and quite possibly, if he would have remained in traditional school, he would be further back than he is currently. He can understand the concepts, and when he has a calculator, he can deal with his difficulties with math facts.

After all, a calculator will only give you a correct answer if you enter the numbers in correctly.

In addition to math, Oregon requires:

  1. Four credits English/Language Arts (years=credits).
  2. At least three years/credits of science
  3. One of the science classes needs to include a lab
  4. Also, three years of social science
  5. One credit/year of physical education (PE)
  6. One credit/year of health
  7. Three credits/years of either a second language or other arts career and technical education
  8. Six elective credits

Total of 24 credits, divided by 4, is 6 credits per year, which would be 3 credits per semester.

And one credit/year is equal to 150 to 180 hours (can be as low as 120, depending on the course).

If you’re homeschooling, this is a really good thing to know. Knowing the specifics will make it much easier to plan and also to reassure yourself that your child is doing what he or she needs to do to meet the minimum requirements for graduation.

It’s good to get an idea of the number of hours so you can determine about how much time your child should be spending in school each day as well. You can take the 150 hours, divide it up into the number of school days planned, and voila you have an average amount of time to spend each day.

Of course, you can adjust as necessary throughout the year—it is not set in stone.

And I don’t keep track of every little hour, I simply get an idea for how much time he is spending—or better yet, if he completes the reading and other assignment, it counts as an hour or whatever time—even if he didn’t actually spend that amount of time to finish.

Speaking of which. If you have a child that consistently completes assignments more quickly than average and is highly motivated, you should consider a higher level diploma (I don’t know what it’s called, but I believe that in Oregon there are three levels, standard diploma, adjusted, and higher requirement diploma).

When you are planning your semester or year, keep in mind extra-curricular activities. For example, if your child is taking piano lessons for 2 hours a week (plus practicing in-between lessons), include this time in the total hours spent in music and give your child credit for the time spent. And if you like, you can add some written work to the “class,” like an essay on a particular composer or something similar. Once your child completes the required minimum hours (150+), then you can add 1 credit of music to his transcript.

An example in our house is that my son is involved in puppet ministry at our church. He spends, on average, 3 hours per month at his meetings, at least 1-hour (ideally) practicing for the performance, and another hour prepping before the performance. He is involved year-round. So, by the end of 4 years, he will have earned 1 credit in drama (.25 credit per year x 4 years = 1 credit).

So, make sure you give your kiddos credit for their extra-curricular activities as you deem appropriate.

In addition to Drama, Nathan is currently enrolled in

  • Pre-algebra
  • Bible
  • 9th Grade English
  • Social Studies and Geography
  • Life Science
  • PE
  • Math

This year he is taking a Cinema Studies class for 9th grade English. It’s a great experience, watching classic movies, and then discussing and writing about them. This class is working out wonderfully because it involves movies instead of books; 2 movies per month (each movie counts as one novel).

Some of the movies we’ve watched so far include Casablanca, Places in the Heart, Rudy, and High Noon.  We are also reading on the side, and I assign writing related to the topics we are learning. For example, when we were studying the presidents at the beginning of the semester, Nathan wrote two essays on two different presidents.

We also read on the side.

For example, before bed. I read to him. There are many reasons why I read to him. First of all, he likes it when I read to him. Second of all, I read faster than he does. Third of all, I honestly believe that when you read to your children, it really helps them build their vocabulary. It also helps develop listening skills and develops their imagination. I especially love reading historical fiction because it makes the real story and real person come to life in ways that an ordinary textbook can’t do. Lastly, if gives us time together.

So, there are LOTS of awesome reasons and excuses to read to your children!

For science, Nathan is reading “The Grand Experiment” Parts 1 and 2. We’ve already finished the first book! He is super smart in science. So, I’m going to have to consider what we are going to do for the rest of the semester!

We’ve studied several Christian martyrs in Social Studies with the assistance of Schoolhouse Teachers and Torchlighters. We also read the book, “When Lightning Struck,” which is a historical fiction/biography written through the eyes of Martin Luther.

This book was written by Danika Cooley. It was really well written and we both enjoyed it! Martin Luther was indeed a complex individual.

For PE, Nathan is signed up for a one-hour class at the local recreation center, “PE for Homeschoolers,” and we drag his reluctant butt to the gym two times a week for weight training (not his favorite thing to do :D).

And last, but not least, Nathan spends 15 hours a week with his ABA therapist. This is most DEFINITELY Life Skills. And I am most definitely giving him credit for the work he is doing. (Not sure how much, but definitely some credit).

Hold on a Second!!! How Am I Supposed to Record All of Those Classes and Hours Without Getting a Headache?

This is where Applecore comes in!

I have all sorts of resources that I’ve gathered from all different places. However, whenever I’m stuck on a subject, and to help with organization and direction, one of the places I go to is  SchoolhouseTeachers.com. And I use Applecore system for transcripts and scheduling.

Applecore makes it really easy (not an affiliate).

High School Organization Tips

For example, at the beginning of the year I utilized Applecore to create his course overview (see picture at right). This shows which subjects he’s taking and how much credit he’s going to earn as a result of completing the course by the end of the year (or the end of the semester).

Then I add his schedule for Monday through Thursday plus Friday for life skills what he’s doing every day. Note that I did this mainly for record keeping purposes. I find that in the day-to-day flow of things, it’s much easier to have a hard copy schedule that I can go to plan my day and week.

And last but not least, there’s attendance section (see picture below).

 

You can just mark attendance based on every day that your child is in school. If you do this, you will have a permanent record which is really nice. And there is no need to update it every day. Once a week, or even once a month, will do.

I actually paid extra for the Applecore Gold because of the fact that Nathan is in high school.

High School Organization Tips

I was already at silver level because you get Applecore silver for free if you subscribe to SchoolhouseTeachers.com

One of my favorite things about Applecore is that it’s online, on their server. So, I don’t have to worry about losing it.

 

However, if you prefer to keep track offline, then this is another reason to consider SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

Schoolhouse Teachers is always a good deal, but at certain times of the year you can get even better deals for membership. And they are also a great source for high school graduation tips.

Plus, if you have multiple kids, you only have to buy one membership for the whole family! And there are classes for adults as well. For example, Graphic Design, How to Start a Business, stuff like that.

In regard to scheduling, Schoolhouse Teachers can also help you with this. For example, once you join you have access to their HUGE planners, which are updated yearly. Plus, the awesome digital magazine, Old Schoolhouse, and a free subscription to World Book Online.

The planners are available for high school and elementary level. Though I think the high school level might only be available if you have a high school membership, which is a little bit more, because it includes EVEN MORE stuff.

Anyway, lots of choices for you to consider and hopefully the high school graduation tips for homeschoolers in this post are helpful to you!

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Not if, But When – Preparing our Children for Worldly Images, written by John Perritt, Illustrated by Alice Mastropaolo, Published by Christian Focus.

My son is almost 15 years old, but he is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). As a result, he is mentally and emotionally young for his age. This is a good thing in many ways. For example, he still enjoys young, innocent programming when he watches TV. It is true that my son may never change in this area because he is also a Christian, and thus is drawn to clean programming.

However, what he is exposed is not always going to be within his control.

This is why I chose to review the book, “Not if, but When – Preparing our Children for Worldly Images,” despite the fact that it has a recommended age of 7-11 years.

The purpose of this book is to prepare children for when they are unwittingly exposed to pornography. “Not if, but When,” is geared towards a younger audience. However, it is appropriate for my son.

I read the book myself and so did my husband. Since our son is a boy, my husband and I decided it would be better for him to read the book. Also, we felt it would be better for him to discuss the content with our son. We were on spring break the week of April 6-10. Thus, this was the perfect time.

The first thing my husband noticed while reading the book was that my son was totally attentive.

In fact, more attentive than he normally is. For example, my husband does a daily Bible devotional with him on most days and our son usually makes comments on his preferred topic throughout. Not so while reading this book. This told us two things.

  1. He was interested in knowing more about the topic.
  2. It was appropriate for him.

I had first-hand experience with the “Not if, but When,” point just last week. I was on Facebook and there was a Christian page I was following that all of a sudden was showing borderline pornography in its stories. This happened two days in a row before I decided they must have been hacked. I quickly stopped following the page and blocked the content. I do not know what happened. However, I saw stuff that I would never have chosen on my own to view. And once it’s in my head, it doesn’t just go away.

This is the point of the book. It prepares children for what’s out there and gives them tools for how to deal with it. It encourages children to seek their parents out when they see something that is uncomfortable to them so that they can talk about it.

The second day my husband read “Not if, But When – Preparing our Children for Worldly Images,” our son studied the outside of the book and continued to listen.

Our doesn’t talk much and it can be extremely difficult to get him to answer questions with any kind of detail. However, when asked, he did say that he understood what was being said and answered. Also, he answered, “Uh, Huh,” when asked if he liked the book.

Not only that, my husband was able to have a little bit more of a discussion than otherwise would have been possible. So, we agreed that it was helpful with discussing a difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable subject.

In fact, our son revealed to us a couple days after finishing the book that he was getting unknown Face Time calls in the middle of the night. He stated that he hadn’t answered them. And he wanted to know how to block the number.

It’s not possible to know for sure, but I’m fairly confident that reading this book increased our son’s awareness of the importance of letting us know if something uncomfortable occurs.

The book is written for both boys and girls. Thus, there are two story options in the book. One story is specifically written for girls and one is written for boys. The content is basically the same in both stories. The main differences reflect genders distinctions. For example, the pronouns used are different.

Each story in “Not if, But When – Preparing our Children for Worldly Images,” is divided into smaller segments:

  1. One of God’s Greatest Gifts
  2. The Gift’s Instructions
  3. Opening the Gift too Early
  4. Distorting the Gift
  5. Worshiping the Gift
  6. Enjoying the Gift
  7. Breaking the Gift
  8. The Gift’s Purpose
  9. Conclusion

Don’t forget to check out the awesome book, “Not if, but When – Preparing Your Children for Worldly Images,” at Christian Focus. And while you’re there, check out their other awesome books.

Click the image below to read what other Homeschool Review Crew members have to say about “Not if, But When.”

Psalms for my Day, 30 Prophecies: One Story & Not If, But When {Christian Focus Reviews}
 

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Stephanie at Multitasking Mom is sponsoring a super cool event this week, titled, “Homeschool Blessings Bundle.” And 50 different Homeschool Bloggers have contributed awesome products (including me)! Tons of free goodies are included in this free-ebook. (Post may contain affiliate links).



Easy activities for kids include:

  1. Handwriting Curriculum.
  2. Printable Character Flash Cards.
  3. History printables include: Colonial America, U.S. Elections, National Parks, and European activities.
  4. Various planners with super cool themes including Minecraft.
  5. Homeschool Attendance trackers and homeschooling blueprints.
  6. Activities for help with drawing, gardening, and fitness tracking
  7. Fun science activities including invertebrate and vertebrate research worksheets, the science of slime and more!
  8. Scavenger hunts, copy work, scripture cards, Bible and Character building.
  9. There is something for every single age group and you don’t have to be “homeschooling” to appreciate it.
  10. Psst: There is also a goody from me (Hint it’s related to gluten). But you have to visit Stephanie’s blog to grab the free ebook to get all of the details so that you will have the necessary codes to get your goodies.

AND MUCH MORE Easy Activities for Kids!!

Click the link below to get your ebook now.

Homeschool Blessings Bundle

And don’t forget, you have ONE WEEK before the codes expire.

Grab the FREE Homeschool Blessings Bundle here now.

You might also like these:

Preschool Food-Theme Activities

Resurrection Celebration Activities Pack

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