works for your family. Topics that follow include keeping records, teaching
math, getting the housework done, enjoying the journey, and much more.
Successful Homeschooling Made
Easy is a digital course, and lessons
are sent as PDFs by email each week.
This Course is designed for the new
homeschooler and for the seasoned but
stressed out homeschooler, alike.
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S is for Smiling Sunrise: An
Alphabet Book of Goodness,
Beauty, and Wonder
WordsBright is a small, independent
publisher that focuses on children’s
books that are fun and educational.
Their goal is to provide educational
materials that engage parents and their
children. Recently members of the
Schoolhouse Review Crew were given
the opportunity to try out S is for Smiling Sunrise: An Alphabet Book of Goodness, Beauty, and Wonder, the debut
book from the WordsBright publishing
In S is for Smiling Sunrise, a father
shares alphabet rhymes that he wrote
for his daughter. Written for children
from Pre-K through 3rd grade, not
only does it help teach the alphabet and
help with vocabulary development, it
also includes lessons in character education.
Members of the Schoolhouse Review
Crew received a hardcover copy of the
book. They were also given access to a
downloadable K- 3 Teacher guide and
the MP3 version of the song to sing
along as you read.
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Once-a-Week Unit Studies:
Birds of a Feather
Forest for the Trees
Weather on the Move
Christmas Comes to America
Knights and Nobles
Revolutionary Ideas: The Story of
the American Revolution
We the People: Getting to Know
Lewis & Clark: From Sea to
Westward Ho I
Westward Ho II
Unit Studies are the workhorse of the
homeschooling world. They can be a
magic bullet, breathing life into a burnt-out homeschool experience. Unit Studies
can be useful when schooling multiple
ages and abilities. They accommodate a
variety of learning styles and are perfect
for those hands-on learners. Unit Studies can also be used as light summer fare,
and can inject some much needed energy
into those cold, winter months.
Homeschool Legacy has taken the
Unit Study and developed a unique
mission to help families build a lasting, Godly family legacy. These Once-A-Week Unit Studies are structured in
a way that requires little preparation
for the homeschool parent. The bulk
of the study is done in one day, leaving
the rest of the school week free for core
subjects and thematic reading. In addition to the many academic benefits,
Once-a-Week Unit Studies include resources for American Heritage Girls
and Boy Scouts to assist in meeting
merit badge requirements.
The Crew received a variety of Unit
Studies to review:
Birds of a Feather – This four-week
study (grades 2-12) is all about birds
and God’s amazing creation! Students
will set up a bird feeding habitat, create
a nature journal, and learn about ornithology and migration.
Forest for the Trees – Perfect for
grades 2-12, this four-week study gets
your nature lovers out of the house
and ready for some tree hugging! Students will learn to identify trees, create
a nature journal, and perform simple
botany experiments. This Unit Study’s
focus is on God’s magnificent creation.
Horsing Around – Have any equestrians in your family? This is a four-week study (grades 2-12) that centers
on the importance of obedience. Students will learn proper horse care, plan
a cowboy fun night and even meet a
Weather on the Move – This seven-week study (grades 2-12) is perfect for
all the weather buffs in your house.
It focuses on God’s creation and the
amazing weather that inhabits our
planet. Students will make a weather
journal, learn to observe and record
weather data, conduct weather experiments and even try their hand at
Christmas Comes to America – This
four-week study (grades 2-12) looks at
Old Testament prophesies of the coming Messiah and their New Testament
fulfillment. The traditions of the American Christmas are examined, and we
are introduced to the real Saint Nicholas. This Unit Study also includes making simple gifts and caroling!
Knights and Nobles – Calling all
Lords and Ladies! This is a four-week
study (with an optional fifth week) that
focuses on Queen Esther, King Solomon, the armor of God and the King
of Kings and Lord of Lords. Students
will learn about castle and manor life,
knighthood and medieval warfare and
even learn to juggle. It is intended for
Native Americans – This six-week
study (grades 2-12) centers on kindness,
bravery, reverence, peace, generosity,
and honesty. Students will learn about
Native American tribes across our land
and study the science of anthropol-
ogy and geography. They will also enjoy