Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Crew was offered several titles in all grade levels and you can read those reviews on the ReviewCrew Blog.
Alaina is my crafty child. She can make anything out of what most of us would consider trash. This was a box we received in the mail, I was going to throw it away but Alaina decided she wanted to paint it and turn it into a refrigerator for her American Girl dolls. She had made some Starbuck coffee cups awhile back and she decided to make some other food to put inside.
She used the end flaps from the cardboard box for shelves inside her fridge, and she used craft foam and a couple of different types of paint to make her food.
The top left picture is a cake and the next one is sushi. The DVD boxes she had made previously and the last picture she has bags of chips, cookies, and Pop-Tarts.
Here is her doll enjoying a slice of pizza and a coffee from Starbucks. Alaina even made the doll's ring.
She also made tacos, lunch meat sandwiches, and ice cream sandwiches. I'm not sure what she is planning on making next, but she loves making these little things. She found some of her ideas on Youtube and others she came up with on her own or by looking through the American Girl catalog to get some idea.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Guess who won!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner Review #hsreviews #tosmagazine #homeschool #schoolplanner #schoolresources
The discount code: CREWCODE will let US residents purchase the planner for $19, and it includes shipping. The code is for $10 off, so if you do not live in the US you can still get the discount.
- Reading ~ Grades K-6: Covers phonics and reading for grades K-2, reading for third grade, and reading comprehension in grades 4-6.
- Spelling ~ Grades 1-6
- Language & Grammar ~ Grades 3-6: Grammar, writing fundamentals, creative writing, and vocabulary are covered in this section.
- Math ~ Grades 1-6: Math operations and number concepts.
- Science ~ Grades K-3
- Geography ~ Grades 4-6: Covers World Geography, American Geography, Canadian Geography, and Map & Globe Skills.
Alaina started by using ESA American Geography for 6th grade. There are 143 activities on State Names, State Capitals, Major Cities, Bodies of Water, Physical Regions, Biomes, Time Zones, and Natural & Human Landmarks. The activities work on learning the names, locations, and spellings of the states, capitals, cities, and bodies of waters. They will also learn the names, locations, and characteristics of the regions, biomes, and landmarks.
The activities would start off by showing maps of the United States. If she was working on the capitals the state would be highlighted yellow with a red star to represent the capital. There is a sentence under the map that tells the state and the capital and it is also read to the student. The activities get harder as they go. The student will choose the state on the map or they will spell the state or capital when it is highlighted on the map. The spelling lessons start by showing the name while the student types it with later activities the student will spell the name when they are shown the shape.