This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 14th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wordless Wednesday


  

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Greg Landry's Homeschool Science Membership ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary 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. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family and I pray you, the reader, find them helpful on your homeschooling journey. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.
Greg Landry's Homeschool Science 
Morning friends! Earlier this year I was able to share a review of the half-semester, self-paced Study Skills / Measurement / Lab Reports / Graphing, course from Greg Landry's Homeschool Science. I was so excited when Mr. Landry did another crew run since McKenzie was interested in enrolling in a science course, specifically the Biochemistry / Microbiology - Self-paced 7th-12th grade. Now, I am even more excited to tell you that Mr. Landry has graciously offered members of the Homeschool Review Crew a 6-month subscription to his new program, Greg Landry's Homeschool Science Membership.  

As you are aware, Mr. Greg Landry is an experienced science teacher who is also a homeschool dad. He has not only taught homeschoolers, but also university students as a former college professor. He has brought his love of teaching science to the internet through the Canvas learning platform. Greg Landry created his homeschool science program because 

“[we] want to prepare competent, confident students for their remaining high school years, their college years, and life. The fact that our classes and labs are taught from a Christian / Creationist worldview does not mean they’re ‘watered down. Quite the contrary – they are very challenging. I believe we should think critically, deeply, creatively, and biblically. God is glorified as we explore his creation… illuminating His Creation, revealing His glory.” 

We received access to all the traditional high school level courses of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as well as access to the interactive, virtual homeschool laboratory. Every course is a Christ-Centered, self-paced course taught by recorded videos by Mr. Landry himself. Since Mr. Landry is a follower of Christ he begins each video lesson with prayer, which I love. Then you get into the actual lesson. 



Membership includes access to the following high school level courses: 
• Life Prep (standard level) High School Biology 
• Life Prep (standard level) High School Chemistry 
• Life Prep (standard level) High School Physics
• Life Prep (standard level) High School Anatomy & Physiology 

Self-paced online classes for 7th-12th graders include: 
• Study Skills / Measurement / Lab Reports / Graphing 
• Earth & Space Science 
• Exercise & Sports Physiology 
• Biochemistry / Microbiology 
• Embryology / Endocrinolog 

And for the youngest scientist, upper elementary through middle schoolers, these self-paced courses are available: 
• Young Scientist Biology 
• Young Scientist Earth & Space Science 
• Young Scientist Chemistry 
• Young Scientist Physics
• Young Scientist Anatomy & Physiology

So while I am fully confident in my ability to teach upper level science as well as to complete labs at home, I am grateful for homeschool science labs online such as the Virtual, interactive homeschool laboratory courses from Greg Landry's Homeschool Science. Overall, we are pleased with this family membership and I recommend that you check it out as well! McKenzie has learned a lot already concentrating on using the virtual chemistry lab. I really like how it goes through all of the correct safety steps just like she would have to do inside a real lab. We are eager to dive more into the virtual chemistry lab as we progress through her chemistry curriculum this school year. She is more than ready for upper level science courses and we have the foundational science courses from Greg Landry’s to thank for that.


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Online Science Classes
   

 Company ~ Greg Landry's Homeschool Science 
 Product ~ Greg Landry's Homeschool Science Membership
 Format ~ online 
 Ages ~ upper elementary through high school
  Greg Landry's Homeschool Science 

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Happy 16th birthday Montana


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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Jonathan Park: The Adventures Begins Series 1 ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary 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. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family and I pray you, the reader, find them helpful on your homeschooling journey. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.

 Morning friends! We started back to our homeschool coop this week, and it was exhaustingly fun! In addition to reading books we love audio adventures! I was so excited to receive The Adventure Begins Series 1 of Jonathan Park for my son to listen to. 

Jonathan Park 
 Wise King Media produces this audio series, and my son has really enjoyed it. This fast-paced audio drama is filled with an interesting storyline and characters. Each story in Johnathan Park shares the Truth and points to the Creator and all his magnificent creations. Biblical themes are intertwined within the stories to give you the listener, encouragement as you go through your daily life to help you and your children defend their faith in these trying times.



The Adventure Begins Series Pak was given to twenty-eight members of the Homeschool Review Crew for review. This series is about Jonathan Park and his father who find themselves in a cave with the Brenan family as they seek shelter inside of a hidden cave. Inside the cave, dinosaur bones are discovered, and the two families unite to build a creation science museum to spread the message of the Creator. 

The first CD includes approximately over 5 hours of listening time on 4 albums. It is available as a physical CD or a digital download. Faith-building and scientific topics are covered in this series and include topics such as The evolutionary Tree, the Design of the Water Cycle, Showing Kindness, and the Consequences of Sin. We were blessed to receive a physical CD set. The four CD’s within this series include the following titles: Jonathan Park
~ The Secret of the Hidden Cave 
~ African Safari 
~ Art Heist Adventure 
~ Mystery at Dead Man’s Curve 

On these four albums there are three different episodes which are approximately 20-25 minutes in length. Each album also has a corresponding study guide that can help you dig a little deeper into the stories with review questions and fun activities.

My son really enjoyed listening to these CD’s. We kept them for bedtime listening as an incentive to stay in his bedroom at night. So far it has helped tremendously in keeping him in his room at night. We are just about ready to purchase the next CD as he has completely finished listening to this series several times over. Jonathan Park 

 Right now, The Adventures Begins Series 1 is nearly 60% off! Be sure to check out what my CrewMates think of this audio drama by clicking on the banner below! And get your copy while you can at this great price. Plus enjy free shipping by using the code jpcrew22. 

Children's Audio Stories 

 Company ~ Jonathan Park 
 Price ~ $24.99 
 Format ~ physical CD 
 Ages ~ elementary and up
Jonathan Park

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

14:6 - The Way: A Scripture Memory Course on Salvation ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary 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. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family and I pray you, the reader, find them helpful on your homeschooling journey. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.  
 Morning friends! It’s been a week… I am feeling quite frazzled and overwhelmed with all that needed to be accomplished this week. Here it is September 1st (whoa, September already!) and I am not prepared at all. One thing I like to do when I start feeling the stress is to pull back and make it a priority to dive into God’s word more. Memorizing scripture and reading my Bible is essential, not only for me, but for my children as well. These last few weeks I have been digging into the Word with 14:6 - The Way from Scripture Memory Fellowship, as an easy way to memorize God's Word. 
14:6 – The Way is a complete 28-week Bible memory course to help you understand the fundamentals of salvation. With 84 verses it helps you to be able to share the Good News of Christ with others. This product comes in two different versions, The King James {KJV} and The English Standard Version {ESV}. We were blessed to receive the {KJV} for our review along with access to the Scripture Memory Fellowships free app called VerseLocker to aid in memorization. 
Scripture Memory Fellowship
The 14:6 – The Way book is a 9 ¼ x 5 ½ inch spiral bound book with thick cardstock paper. Inside the book you will find lessons on a topic in question-and-answer format. The seven themes covered through the curriculum include: 

 Theme 1 ~ Who is God? 
 Theme 2 ~ What went wrong? 
 Theme 3 ~ What did God do? 
 Theme 4 ~ What did Jesus do? 
 Theme 5 ~What is salvation? 
 Theme 6 ~ How do we respond? 
 Theme 7 ~  What happens next? 

Each week three color-coded verses are included each week to memorize along with a thesis statement that tells you what this section is about. You choose how many you will memorize each week and record how well you or your child did for the week. And since we are to be spreading the Word of God, there is a section at the bottom of the page to track when you share the verse at home, at church, and in your community. 
I have really enjoyed using this product during my morning Bible time. It has really helped ground me in the busyness of daily life. When using this product, I chose to just memorize one verse each week, in the green boxes. My plan is to make it through the whole 28-week course memorizing all the green boxed verses and then cycle back through and memorize another set of verses in the orange boxes and so forth until all the verses are memorized in the curriculum. 
Scripture Memory Fellowship
I think this is an excellent tool to help memorize God’s Word and this is a great resource for children or adults to use to help them dive into the Word! This program is versatile enough for families to use it with multiple ages from elementary to teens. I recommend you checking this Bible curriculum out for yourself and to read what my CrewMates thought of this Scripture memory tool by clicking the banner below to read their thoughts.

  memorizing scripture 

 Product ~ 14:6 - The Way 
 Price ~ $15.00 
 Format ~ spiral bound book 
 Ages ~ elementary - adult
Scripture Memory Fellowship



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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

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