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Soaring With Spelling Review

This year I teamed up with the awesome company JakKris Publishing to bring you reviews about their Soaring with Spelling curriculum. We are using this with all 4 of my kiddos. As you know I have twins in 1st, 1 in 3rd, and 1 in 5th.

Soaring with Spelling

My kids are great readers, but the spelling side of things needed some work.  When they started emailing and doing more on the computer, I really started to see some issues. They spell just like it sounds. Which as we all know is not how the English language works!

We are a couple months into our new school year, and I am already seeing great improvement in their spelling. Each week they start with a new word list. Then throughout the week they work on activities that use those words. At the end we do a traditional spelling test. So far the most anyone has gotten wrong is 1 word.

I say that is pretty great progress! I couldn’t be more happy with the way things are going with this curriculum. If you haven’t checked out the JakKris Publishing site, be sure to look at all the great products they offer.

*I was offered a copy of this curriculum in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given or received.

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Homeschooling While Pregnant

Homeschooling while pregnant- Now I realize this is not a big deal for some, but for others that aren’t so great at being pregnant it is a huge deal. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about being pregnant AT ALL. I couldn’t be more excited. I am just not one of those olive on a toothpick type of girls. I don’t have the easiest time during the 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd trimesters.

Homeschooling and Pregnancy

I envy the girls that can look all fashionable and darling during this blessed time of their lives. I wish I could be one of those. Somehow I got the swell as big as possible and be as frumpy as possible genes when it comes to these 9 months. So, needless to say homeschooling on a daily basis while going through this phase is a bit of a challenge.

If pregnancy takes it’s toll on you like it does me, you can still homeschool through it. There have been days that I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed. On those days all the kids brought their books to my bedroom and we worked through it. On the days I was feeling a little more up to par, we got the more intensive projects completed. Lesson planning has been few and far between. I have a general idea of what has to be done, and then we just take it day by day. Science may be a super fun project on a good day, or an Awesome Science video from Mardel Homeschool on the not so good days. And you know what? It’s OK.

My kids are still getting a quality education each day. Whether it be from a traditional method, or a method that lets us take it a bit easier that day. Regardless of how they are learning, just know that they are. They are little sponges soaking up every piece of information that you are able to get to them that day.

So pregnant homeschool mom, take it easy on yourself. This is an amazing journey that your family is on. Don’t let stress or discouragement steal the joy that this time brings.

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Exploring the World of Astronomy Review

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This months book for the Moms of Master Books was Exploring the World of Astronomy. As usual Master Books has delivered yet another awesome resource for your children. This could be used as a supplement to you homeschool, as well as just a great read for the members of your family.

Exploring the World of Astronomy Review

The book is laid out wonderfully. It is packed with great information, and at the end of each chapter there is a questions section to quiz your student on what they have learned. Of course, the book is written from a Christian perspective. So, there is no need to worry about hidden agendas or content while your little ones are reading. You can be sure that it is written from a creation outlook.

Exploring the World of Astronomy has 11 chapters that are jam packed with information. Not only did my children learn a lot just from flipping through, but as a mom, I learned a lot of great information as well. We will be using this in our homeschool throughout the year to dive a little deeper into the world of astronomy.

Be sure to visit the other Moms Of Master Books to see the other great reviews!

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