Friday, June 7, 2013

My Favorite New Homeschool Products

I have been so blessed to be able to try so many different products through the Schoolhouse Crew. These are a few of my very favorites from this past school year, almost none of which I had heard about before this year:

Supercharged Science (affiliate link) Lots of hands-on science experiments that really work! Each one is accompanied by a video that shows you just what to do.

Adventus Piano Software This software teaches piano and theory with a keyboard that plugs into your computer. Much cheaper than paying a private teacher. Emily does her practicing without complaining now!

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Essentials in Writing Teaches grammar and writing with videos. Each writing assignment is broken down into bite sized pieces so the child is not overwhelmed.

 

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King Alfred’s English is a fascinating look at where our English language came from. Throughout the year, I’m continually reminded about something I learned of word origins or of British history from this book.

 

 

 

Lightning Literature is a great literature, grammar, and writing program for 7th grade and up.

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No Nonsense Algebra also uses short videos to introduce each day’s lesson. The program has good explanations, plenty of practice, and daily review.

 

 

Homeschool Spanish Academy offers online Spanish lessons with a live teacher using Skype.

We’re either still using these curricula or have finished them. I’m looking forward to seeing what review surprises I’ll have next year!

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