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  • The Kingdom of Oceana – a Novel of Ancient Hawaii

    A novel of ancient Hawaii by Mitchell Charles www.kingdomofoceana.com Published by Butterhorse Publishing Paperback, 211 pages Two Study Guides: (1) Literature, History and the Humanities, 21 pgs; soft 3-hole binder This volume discusses the Hero’s Quest as developed by Joseph Campbell, the famous mythologist and allows the reader to follow...
  • RightStart Math and Problem Solving

    By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D., www.alabacus.com Math anxiety can be thought of as a learned fear of numbers or anything to do with math. It results in feelings of tension and fear at the sight of numbers or math symbols, causing poor performance in math, especially on tests. Sadly, in...
  • 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...
  • Streamable Learning Brings the World to Your Classroom Affordably

    www.streamablelearning.com by Emerson Sandow The Internet has made possible tremendous changes in our lives. One of the most significant is in educational content creation and delivery.  Now your class can have real-world learning experiences right in the classroom. A company called Streamable Learning offers a very wide menu of supplemental...
  • Enki Cyber Junior High

    112 Wentworth Ave Cranston , RI 02905 Phone: (603) 496-8605 Email: bas@enkieducation.org (Register early – see end of article) by Janet Esposito Any parent can tell you that young children are naturally curious. Little ones love to experiment and explore, and are in a constant state of wonderment about how...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • RightStart and Addition Facts

    By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D. https://rightstartmath.com/ Addition Addition can be thought of as finding the whole when the parts are known. Place value greatly simplifies finding the sum of two numbers. To be efficient in adding, we start with the sums of numbers 1 + 1 through 9 + 9....
  • Winston Grammar – the Easy Way To Learn Grammar

    E-mail: winstongrammar@comcast.net Phone: (360) 687-0282 Fax:     (360) 666-2511 Precious Memories Educational Resources 18403 NE 111th Avenue Battle Ground, WA 98604 Three Levels of Learning make it easy to teach your child or students [Each kit mentioned below contains the material for one student. If teaching more than one student, a package for...
  • The Kingdom of Oceana

    A novel of ancient Hawaii by Mitchell Charles www.kingdomofoceana.com Published by Butterhorse Publishing Paperback, 211 pages Two Study Guides: (1) Literature, History and the Humanities, 21 pgs; soft 3-hole binder This volume discusses the Hero’s Quest as developed by Joseph Campbell, the famous mythologist and allows the reader to follow...
  • Ralphie, Always Loved

    A children’s book for all people. Author: Andrea Yerramilli, www.andreayerramilli.com Illustrator: Samantha Van Riet, www.samvanriet.co.za Available in Hardcover or Paperback Published by: About Something Good, LLC 203 Main Street, #102, Flemington, NJ 08822; www.aboutsomethinggood.com ==================================== Reviewed by Valerie Schuetta, M.Ed., Reading Specialist Andrea Yerramilli definitely strikes gold with her first...
  • Cotton’s Journey: Planting the Seeds of Knowledge

    CottonsJourney.com P.O. Box 811 Hanford, CA 93232 Email: cottonsjourney@yahoo.com Toll-free Phone Number: 1-800-698-1888 Have you ever wondered where the clothes you and your family wear come from…or the dressing you put on your salad…or the sheets and towels you use every day?  Did you know that fine writing paper, medical supplies,...
  • 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...
  • Pull Your Kids Out of School — Now!

    #pullthemoutnow By Michael and Mary Leppert Dear Readers: I, Mary, was recently reading the Washington (DC) Examiner and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the following which is a result of the recent child abuse case in the Turpin family: “California Is Seeking To Treat Homeschool Families As...
  • Sumboxes – Monthly Math Subscription Service – Great for All Learning Styles

    https://sumboxes.com/ Math Grade Levels K-5 Math games for teams or individual play for all learning styles By Joseph Grayhaim Sumboxes is a unique math game subscription service that sends a box containing two new math games to a subscriber family each month for a very reasonable price. The instructions, necessary...
  • Singapore Math Live – Maximizing Math Potential

    https://www.singaporemathlive.com/ E-mail: support@singaporemathlive.com 832-630-3321 By Joseph Grayhaim Brenda Barnett, a former high school math teacher and homeschooling mom of 4, developed Singapore Math Live to aid homeschooling families in teaching Singapore Math themselves. Over 2-plus years, she created 949 video recordings. Some instruct the child; some support the parents; some...
  • High School Math Live Solves Your Scariest Home Teaching Subject!

    . https://www.highschoolmathlive.com/ E-mail: support@highschoolmathlive.com 832.630.3321 • High School Math Classes Live and Online • SAT/ACT Math Prep • Math Tutoring by Emerson Sandow If you are homeschooling a 7th grade or higher grade student and you have nightmares about teaching math, there is a handy solution at your fingertips –...
  • We R Fun Games – Life on the Farm Board Game

    http://www.werfungames.com/ $25 regular version $25 preschool version 35696 Moraine Dr. Cushing, MN 56443 Ph: 320-630-1571 F: 320-594-7003 by Emerson Sandow The health and future of Family Farming is one of the most important issues we Americans face. Our food supply is best served by individual farming families who are on...
  • SUMBLOX – An Easy & Fun Way To Teach Arithmetic Concepts to Children, 2-11

    Equal Heights = Equal Value http://www.sumblox.com/ POB 445 Paradise, UT 84328 888-368-1211 by Emerson Sandow It is hard to believe that someone could come up with a new and exciting way to help young children learn the basic concepts of number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – even working...
  • Rebecca Klemm’s NumbersAlive – Great Math Teaching Resource

    Stories, Puzzles and other Activities bring numbers alive for students! www.numbersalive.org info@numbersalive.org Dr. Rebecca Klemm explains how exploring numbers’ history, background and application to everyday life can pave the way for learning breakthroughs. Rebecca Klemm, PhD (Statistics) has been a teacher for over 40 years. She makes math relevant for...
  • Homeschooling Teenagers May Be the Best Option

    By Dr. Ronald Johnson, PAC http://www.pacworks.com/ Most mothers of teenagers are between age 35 and 50. They have three or less children, of which at least one is a teenager going through puberty, and is prone to challenge parental authority as he or she tries to figure out what life...
  • 1775 Rebellion Board Game

    https://www.academygames.com/ For 2 or 4 players or teams, age 12 and up by Emerson Sandow Academy Games, the maker of 1775 Rebellion, is among the top game publishers in the country. Their entire line of board games are challenging, educational and intelligent. One can learn a great deal of historical...
  • Elephant Learning – Revolutionary Math Learning Program, Ages 2-12

    Learn 1 year of math in 3 months, Guaranteed! Elephant Learning Math Academy Ages 2-12 Scholarships are available. by Joseph Grayhaim The Internet has opened an entirely new world for learning. Elephant Learning is one of the latest developments using the Internet to bring high-quality math education into your home!...
  • Conceptual Learning Materials – Math for Montessori & More

    Insights into Math Concepts math@conceptuallearning.com by Michael Leppert Much of the best learning materials available to homeschoolers is developed by professional teachers either active or retired. These dedicated people are constantly seeking ways to help their students and create unique and inventive products from their searches. One such example is...
  • Magnificent Monologues Series & Sensational Scenes

    Reading, Memorization & Public Speaking Aids Available from https://www.accentandactingresources.com/ By Michael Leppert Here is an enjoyable way for your children to develop 3 valuable skills from the world of acting! The Magnificent Monologues Series offers an enjoyable and unique way to improve your child’s reading, memorizing and public speaking all...
  • Math Essentials Make Math Enticing & Fun

    By Anna Stevens mathessentials.net americasmathteacher.com math.essentials@verizon.net Age Range: 9 years old to Algebra Cost Range: $10.50 to $23.95 Subject: Math from elementary to algebra Location: Los Gatos, California Ph: 408-314-4573 Mathematics can be one of the most challenging aspects of homeschooling for many families. At best, it is tolerated as...
  • Is Your Child Struggling in Reading? There’s a Reason Why

    www.tutoringforreading.com “If we are to obtain results never before achieved, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.” (Francis Bacon, b 1561 d 1626) ============ In the mid-1970’s, after three years of intensive and exhilarating work, I was finally almost finished with a Ph.D. in reading education. I was...
  • Kids Cook Real Food! – Online Video Culinary Adventures for All Ages

    www.kidscookrealfood.com By Joseph Grayhaim For the past 10 years, everywhere we look we see celebrity cooks and chefs! Television, YouTube, magazines at the supermarket, all are brimming with broadly-smiling kitchen technicians in their “whites”, competing for your gastronomic interest. It is definitely time for the kids to be involved in...
  • Music-Theory Online – A Tailor-Made Topic of Study for the Internet

    College-Prep Music Course for the high school student http://www.music-theory.com/ by Michael Leppert To many or most, play-by-ear musicians, Music Theory might be an imposing and scary topic of study. In simplest terms, it is the language of music. It is to music what grammar is to English and can seem...
  • School Made Simple – Available for Use With or Without a Computer

    http://www.schoolmadesimple.com/ Elementary grades supplemental curriculum: Math (CalcuLadder®) Penmanship (ReadyWriter®) Dictionary skills (AlphaBetter®) Bible books memory drills (SanctiFinder®) Available as CalcuPak 1 and 2 Software or as hard copy materials. Drills, Answer Keys and Achievement Record documents in printable forms. By Emerson Sandow School Made Simple is a comprehensive Christian elementary...
  • Basic Math Solutions™ – America’s Math Teacher’s Unique Approach

    Mr. Richard Garcia helps end the math struggle http://basicmathsolutions.com/ by Emerson Sandow Basic Math Solutions™ is a system of teaching and learning math developed by Mr. Richard Garcia, a Special Ed teacher who thought about math struggles his students go through . . . and thought about it . ....
  • Botanical Drawing Curriculum – Builds Personhood Through Art

    Botanical Drawing Curriculum – Builds Personhood Through Art Academy of Botanical Art Courses in Drawing, Watercolor, Pen & Ink, Plant Morphology Scientific Illustration, and the Business of Art ———————– Olivia Marie Art Designs 2068 Sunnyside Lane Sarasota, FL, 34239 941-953-9999 http://www.omartdesigns.com/ Ideal minimum age: 12 years old By Michael Leppert...
  • Wings To Soar Online Academy – K-12 Outside of the Box Education

    Affordable, Flexible, Experienced www.wingstosoaronline.com by Emerson Sandow Learning challenges include a wide variety of recognized learning disorders, including dyslexia (reading challenges), dysgraphia (writing challenges), and dyscalculia (math challenges) to name a few. For parents and students who are faced with these stress-producing struggles, Wings to Soar Online Academy may hold...
  • Perfect Poems – 4 Books of Poems for Many Reasons

    POEMS FOR IDIOMS – CLEVER POEMS TO EXPLAIN IDIOMS All published by Perfect Poems POB 896 Washington, UT 84780 www.perfectpoems.com Ph: 435-628-3504 Email: mail@perfectpoems.com By Janet Esposito Ask anyone learning the English language, and you will hear that idioms are one of the most difficult things to grasp. Even if...
  • Streamable Learning Brings the World to Your Home Affordably

    http://www.streamablelearning.com by Emerson Sandow The Internet has made possible tremendous changes in our lives. One of the most significant is in educational content creation and delivery. Now your child or support group can have real-world learning experiences at home. A company called Streamable Learning offers a very wide menu of...
  • izzit.org – Critical Thinking Starts With Interesting and Stimulating Online Articles & Video Programs, Absolutely FREE!

    A perfect Free teaching vehicle for homeschooling families, students K-college www.izzit.org 2002 Filmore Avenue Erie, PA 16506 888.242.0563 E-mail: ask@izzit.org by Michael Leppert Next to learning to read and write, Critical Thinking is probably the most important aspect of a child’s education and remains so for life. Being taught how...
  • Bad Wolf Press – Musical Theatre Curriculum K-9+

    http://www.badwolfpress.com/ Phone: 888-827-8661 Fax: 650-285-6291 Email: contact@badwolfpress.com 216 Mt Hermon Road Ste E372 Scotts Valley, California 95066 by Emerson Sandow Bad Wolf Press has created a series of clever musical plays that teach basic concepts in an imaginative and fun-inspiring way. Not only is academic information delivered via the plays,...
  • Pumpkin Seed Press – a Return to Family Values

    43668 355th Ave Humphrey, NE 68642 Phone: 402.276.0370 www.PumpkinSeedPress.net by Sarah Foster-Smith Parents today are faced with an all-out assault on traditional Christian family values. Through T.V., magazines, social media, and virtually everywhere online, children are constantly faced with a barrage of images and content being thrown at them. Nearly...
  • Hands-On English Curriculum

    http://grammarandmore.com/product/hoe.htm Hands-On English handbook (2nd ed.): Paperback. 182 pages, 8 x 10.5 inches. The cornerstone of the curriculum, giving quick access to the basics of English to people 9+ years of age, including adults. With illustrations, index, appendices. © 2004. ISBN: 0966486757, $14.95. Activity Book: 175 practice and test pages,...
  • Noah Webster’s Spelling Book

    www.homeschoolnewslink.com In 1818, 34 years before the first compulsory school laws, Noah Webster estimated that over 5 million copies of his Spelling Book had been sold in a country of under 20 million population (African slaves were not counted). What this implies is that the U.S. has never again been...
  • Mr. Wizard’s Supermarket Science – Over 100 Experiments From the Aisles of Your Grocery Store!

    96 pages, soft cover – Signed $12.95 US, (MWB#5001) Order from: http://www.mrwizardstudios.com/ All Ages by Michael Leppert Don Herbert, better known as ‘Mr. Wizard’ to generations of curious children and adults who watched his T.V. programs from the 1950s through the 1990s, saw science in virtually everything. He was truly...
  • American Academy Christian-based Homeschool Academy, pre-K-High School

    http://www.american-academy.com/ Phone: 866-605-7772 Email: educate@american-academy.com The American Academy 5350 S. Western, Suite 318 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109 ============ The variety of Christian-based homeschooling resources has grown exponentially over the last few years. Homeschooling support groups, online curricula, and subject-specific materials can be readily found. However, it has become more difficult...
  • Are Core Curriculum Standards and Critical Thinking Killing the Love for Learning?

    By Ronald E. Johnson, C.Ph.D. So-called educational experts have for more than three decades adopted the mantra of promoting critical thinking skills, ostensibly to inspire children to develop a love for learning. At the same time, sympathizers of Common Core Standards decry the practice of rote memory of facts and...
  • Common Core Standards What Do They Mean for Homeschoolers?

    By Tracy Weissman Dunbar Our schools have been quietly taken over. We are no longer teaching the skills and concepts that our kids need. Gone are the days of creativity, innovation, and personal growth: Here are the days of nationalized pigeonholing, segregation, dysfunction. It used to be that in America...
  • iPad Apps and Children with Autism

    By Jennifer Nairne “Autism Spectrum Disorders” is a phrase used to describe a range of complex developmental disabilities, usually “classic” autism, Asperger syndrome, and “atypical autism”. Although different people may exhibit symptoms with similar features, for reasons not yet understood, the degree of severity can vary drastically. Behavioral problems and...