TOS Review Crew

Supplements for Math and Language Arts

by Dawn Oaks on November 12, 2014

There is nothing better than when you find curriculum for your core subjects that really works for your family. But even when that happens there are times when you feel like you just need a little extra practice to reinforce concepts between the problems or exercises provided in your text. At this point, if we […]

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The High School Science Dilemma

by Dawn Oaks on November 5, 2014

There are several popular science curriculum available to homeschool families entering the high school years. The challenge is that they are written with the student on a college-prep track in mind . What if your child is focusing more on pursuing a trade or entering the workforce after graduation? When we heard about Fascinating Education’s […]

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G.A. Henty Audiobooks to Spice Up Your School

by Dawn Oaks on October 31, 2014

Many times, we use a unit study approach for science and history with one of our children.  He enjoys learning about all kinds of things, but not necessarily in the traditional textbook format.  We gather various types of resources to build units that fall in line with where he is at in his studies.  Our […]

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Adding Fun Into Your Schoolday

by Dawn Oaks on October 30, 2014

I think it is human nature to work more diligently when we know that a reward or something good will happen.  Having a motivation can go a long way.  That is exactly what the folks at Clued in Kids had in mind when they developed their treasure hunt packs for school aged children primarily in […]

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Learning the Alpha Omega Way

by Dawn Oaks on October 29, 2014

Over the years our family has used a lot of different curriculum, but have never tried out any of the products from Alpha Omega Publications until just recently. Both of our girls are using high school elective courses through the Switched on Schoolhouse Division of Alpha Omega this year. We have had some experience with […]

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Anthem for a Nation

by Dawn Oaks on October 29, 2014

There are many historical and documentary style videos about the history of our nation.  A nation that has been called the greatest the world has ever known.  Our family recently had a chance to review the new release from New Liberty Videos entitled Anthem for a Nation.  This DVD was produced with all ages in […]

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Foreign Language in the Elementary Years

by Dawn Oaks on October 22, 2014

When I have polled homeschool parents about what they consider to be their biggest challenges in educating their children, one of the top responses was Foreign Language. The teaching of foreign languages is difficult since many parents are not fluent in a second language and are therefore not confident in teaching it. Additionally, many students […]

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Standard Deviants Accelerate ~ Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on October 22, 2014

One of the greatest challenges in homeschooling is keeping learning out of the ruts. We can pick the best curriculum out there, but if it all starts feeling mundane our educational journey can become dreaded rather than exciting. Adding in a supplement to your core curriculum can make all the difference. It was with great […]

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Helping Your Child be an Essay Rock Star

by Dawn Oaks on October 10, 2014

My daughter and I just recently had an opportunity to try out the online writing courses offered through Fortuigence.  Our time during this review period was devoted to working through the Essay Rock Star Expository Essay Writing Course and are anxious to share with you our experience. What We Received: During this product review, we […]

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Fix It! Grammar ~ Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on October 1, 2014

We recently began using the Fix It! Grammar program from the Institute for Excellence in Writing with our oldest daughter who is preparing diligently for her college entrance exams. Because Fix It! Grammar is a complete Grammar program, we thought it would be a wonderful way to review for the English section of the ACT […]

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