Monday, November 23, 2015

Have you ever been to Sky Zone - would you like too?



Sky Zone is the world's first indoor trampoline park. Experience WOW - the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. 

This is what Sky Zone has to say about their facility;

We're the inventors of "fun fitness" and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We've been voted the number one "out of the box" workout and the "best party ever." 

We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are Sky Zone. 

My Readers Save $3 Off Open Jump at Sky Zone and 10% Off a Supreme Birthday Party. 

Click on the Sky Zone coupon below for more information and to redeem.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

TOS Blue Ribbon Awards 2014-15 Year

2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards
This has been a great year on the Schoolhouse Review Crew. This has been my third year and it's been a fun one full of great reviews. There are so many things it was hard to choose favorites. However, all of the crew got together to votes and what you can see below is the result of that. Remember all of use on the crew use these with our children, implement them in our day so we can see how they work, how easy they are to use, and how our children take to them.

Favorite Reading Curriculum: Reading Kingdom 
Favorite Writing Curriculum: Institute for Excellence in Writing 
Favorite Vocabulary Program: Dynamic Literacy 
Favorite Penmanship Program: CursiveLogic 
Favorite Literature Curriculum: Progeny Press

Favorite History Curriculum: Home School in the Woods 
Favorite History Supplement: Heirloom Audio Productions: In Freedom's Cause 
Favorite Science Curriculum: Visual Learning Systems 
Favorite Science Supplement: Ann McCallum Books: Eat Your Science Homework 
Favorite Math Curriculum: CTC Math 
Favorite Math Supplement: SimplyFun

Favorite Christian Education Curriculum: Grapevine Studies 
Favorite Christian Education Supplement: Brinkman Adventures 
Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum: Middlebury Interactive Language 
Favorite Fine Arts Product: Maestro Classics 
Favorite Elective Curriculum: Apologia Educational Ministries: Field Trip Journal 
Favorite Audio Drama: Brinkman Adventures 
Favorite Video: FishFlix.com

Favorite Preschool Product: La La Logic 
Favorite Elementary Product: Star Toaster 
Favorite Middle School Product: The Critical Thinking Co 
Favorite High School Product: Writing with Sharon Watson 
Favorite College or College-Prep Product: Freedom Project Education 
Favorite Parent Product: Koru Naturals and Koru Naturals

Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed: Homeschool Planet 
Best Online Resource: Super Teacher Worksheets 
Best e-Product: Home School in the Woods 
Just for Fun: USAopoly 
Kids' Choice: La La Logic 
Teens' Choice: YWAM Publishing 
All Around Crew Favorite: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Read more from others of the crew here..

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Review and Giveaway Magic Desktop Parental Software

We spend a lot of time on the computer. My husband works in IT so he's very pro technology. I work online and the kids have quite a few online classes. They only was we can make this work smoothly is for everyone to have their own laptop. Until last year Captain used to share mine, but because it makes sense for him to utilize online courses and programs while I work it became necessary for him to get his own laptop as well.



This is all great as technology is awesome and is really useful. However, I didn't want the kids to have 'free reign' over everything on the Internet. We have tried numerous programs for the computer but so far none of them seemed to be very user friendly.

I heard about Magic Desktop and I was intrigued straight away. The company gave me a family license so I could try it out and tell you all about it! This program works whether you have one shared computer or laptop (single license) or if you have multiple computers like we do (family pack license).

You can learn all about Magic Desktop by watching their video.


"Magic Desktop creates a safe environment, provides children with educational content and delivers tons of fun while they are mastering a computer."

Although my kids vary in ages this program has been really easy to adapt and they love it. My only regret is that I didn't have this years ago!

It was really easy to install and I started on Captain's computer first. He was really excited and loves the pre-installed programs and web-sight links. I was able to add the programs we use for school easily and he can't go wandering on any website that I haven't approved. I even set this up on Jam and Boo's computers even though sometimes I log them off (using an easy parent only password) while I am around as they need a little more freedom for school assignments. However as soon as they are done I can switch the computer back to the program. It literally takes two seconds to turn off and on the program which is great. You can also turn on the 'active parent' feature and create an account which gives you the ability to access your child's computer from your smart phone, tablet and PC. You can approve websites, view their current screen and send secure messages!

Boo really likes some of the fun features and games available on program. Her favorite right now is Magic Tunes.


All of my children had email accounts before we tried this program. The older kids were really worried that they weren't going to be able to continue using this because Magic Desktop has a 'kidsafe' email program. This is definitely one of my favorite features because I was easily able to link their current email account to run through this program.

I love that I can add links to their 'allowed links' this makes it easy to customize for each child and home-school online courses. If you want to come out of the program it is as simple as adding a 4 digit pin number, them when the computer restarts it always goes straight to the Magic Desktop!

In previous programs I had to basically turn off all computer access after hours, because Jam and Boo are very good at organizing their time I don't do this anymore. This program gives me the security of knowing that all inappropriate content is blocked, and so far we LOVE it.

This product can be used anywhere and is available in 20 languages. 



You have the opportunity to win a lifetime license by entering below! Remember since the program can be used anywhere this giveaway is not restricted to the US.




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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Second Scripture of the Week 11/18/2015

Well he's done it again, Jam is completely blowing me away with his dedication this year. He's really working hard at memorizing his Seminary Scriptures and passed off another one yesterday. So we have a new scripture written on our glass door in the kitchen. Since there is no Seminary next week this one may be up a little longer. However, there is also a good chance he could memorize this by Friday!




Counting Pinecones

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Friday, November 13, 2015

I was going to do my Random Five...

I feel that I have to skip my random five today and just say this...




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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ponderizing Scripture of the Week November 9th 2015

I was a little slow posting our scripture of the week. We started this one on Monday as it took Jam a little longer to memorize the 10 commandments for Seminary. However he beat me to it this week. I was preparing this post and he looked over my shoulder and said that I was behind because he passed this one off in Seminary this morning. That kid and his dedication amazes me!

However I'm sharing it anyway because I worked hard on this one - isn't the picture fun!




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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lego KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016



Charlotte, NC: Feb. 19-21 (Charlotte Convention Center)
Harrisburg, PA: April 8-10 (Farm Show Complex & Expo Center)
Kansas City, MO: May 13-15 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Louisville, KY: June 3-5 (Kentucky Exposition Center) 
Milwaukee, WI: Oct. 7-9 (Wisconsin Center)
Houston, TX: Oct. 21-23 (NRG Center)
Cleveland, OH: Nov. 4-6 (I-X Center)


 LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016 at new and returning markets
#LegoKidsFest, @LegoKidsFest

(Hartford, CT) LEGO KidsFest kicks off its eighth year on the road with new tour stops and a return to some popular markets.   
New tour stops in 2016 include Charlotte, NC (Feb. 19-21), Harrisburg, PA (April 8-10) and Kansas City, MO (May 13-15). 
It’s been three years or more since LEGO KidsFest stopped in Louisville, KY (June 3-5), Milwaukee WI (Oct. 7-9), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-23) and Cleveland, OH (Nov. 4-6). 
Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event for all ages and builders of all skills. 
“Our 2016 LEGO KidsFest tour is going to delight both new and returning audiences,” said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’ve still got some favorites on the show floor, like the Big Brick Pile, Creation Nation and the Race Ramps. There are also many new and unique activities designed for building, learning and fun.” 
Five sessions — all identical and 4½ half hours in length — are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session. 
On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more. 
Some of the activities at the shows include: 

  • LEGO Model Museum: life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
  • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
  • Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 
  • LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
  • LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
  • LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-size Spiderman model and more
  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail:purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
  • LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
  • LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
  • LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity
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About the LEGO Group 
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. 
Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com
For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, DUPLO, LEGENDS OF CHIMA, NINJAGO, BIONICLE, MINDSTORMS and MIXELS are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.The LEGO KidsFest is produced by BuzzEngine, a marketing and events organization. LEGO KidsFest was awarded Best Proprietary Event by Event Marketer Magazine in 2013.

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U.S. History Detective, Book 1 The Critical Thinking Co. {TOS REVIEW}


Jam wanted to study American History this year and so we were really pleased when we were offered a review from The Critical Thinking Co. and it was their U.S. History Detective Part 1.  we received the physical book however, it is also available as a download for windows computers only. The course itself can be used as a stand alone curriculum or as a supplement. Since Jam was already taking another American History course before we had the chance to try this one we decided that the two together would give him a comprehensive year of study.



This history book is not a straight forward text. There are critical thinking aspects to the curriculum which I love, and the questions really make the student think.

U.S. Detective Book 1  starts at the time of the first European Explorers (think the time of Columbus) to the Reconstructive Era following the Civil War. This actually fit perfectly with some other work Jam was doing and he really enjoyed reading about the time period in a different text.

The book is divided into nine sections and they are linked together in subjects related to a specific time period.

Section 1 - The Colonial Era Introduction
  • Lessons  1-7
Section 2 - The Revolutionary War Era
  • Lessons 8-14
Section 3 - The Federal Era Introduction
  • Lessons 15-20
Section 4 - The Nationalism Era Introduction
  • Lessons 21-30
Section 5 - The Reform Era Introduction
  • Lessons 31-37
Section 6 - The Expansion Era Introduction
  • Lessons 38-43
Section 7 - The Sectional Conflict Era Introduction
  • Lessons 44-50
Section 8 - The Civil War Era Introduction
  • Lessons 51-59
Section 9 - Reconstruction Era Introduction
  • Lessons 60-65
History is one of Jam's favorite subjects. He really liked the way this program is set up. At the beginning of each section there is an introduction section introducing each time period. This introduction is followed by the lessons    The first section of each lesson contains the information on the subject being studied. Each sentence is numbered this helps the student refer back to it later while answering questions and using it as supporting evidence. After reading the information the student then moves on to answer multiple choice questions. After answering the question the student has to support his choice with sentences from the previous reading - This is why they are numbered. After this the student moves on to the Written Response Question, a statement is given and the student is required to support the statement using sentences from the lesson. However, this time they use complete sentences to express themselves.

The lessons are full of colorful pictures, maps and diagrams. At the end of every few lessons there is a review. These vary between labeling maps, diagrams, and flow charts.

I really love the fact the program incorporates so many different ways to learn history. I love the all the map labeling - I am a little crazy over maps! I love it because Jam is not as interested in Geography as he is History and so sneaking this in makes it a win-win. There is no large teacher guide for me, just a few pages at the front of the book to give me a quick overview. This is great for us as Jam is very much a self-led student. The answer guide is included in the book.

Jam is used to reading quite heavy reading material. Since we use living books for our main history spine I wondered how this would blend. However, because the material is not a regular 'boring' textbook Jam really liked it, and I did too.

Check out the other products being review by clicking on the link below.

The Critical Thinking Company Review
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Ann McCallum Books {TOS REVIEW}


We love books and so when I was offered one of Ann McCallum Books to review I thought it would be fun. All of the kids love new books but since Captain has just really started reading more and more I decided to choose a title leaning towards him. We were offered the book Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere A Fibonacci Tale.


Who is Ann McCallum

Ann McCallum is a math teacher and an award-winning author of children's books there are five being reviewed by the crew.

Eat Your Math Homework
Eat Your Science Homework
Eat Your U.S. History Homework
Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere (This is the one we received).
Beanstalk:The Measure of a Giant (A Math Adventure)

The book we read is a fun story about rabbits. Well that's what Boo and Captain thought the first time Boo read it to him. She loves reading to Captain and this wasn't an exception. However, this is a story about a little more than multiplying rabbits. It's actually about the math concept Fibonacci told in a 'Pied Piper' fashion.

I will try to summarize the story without giving too much away. The story is set in a small town called Chee the home of the Pied Piper.  The towns people give a portion of their crops every week to a wizard who lives on the hill just out side the town. They do this because they believe that he is responsible for their good fortune. The Pied Piper doesn't want to give anymore food to the wizard and so started to hide the food that was normally given to the wizard. The wizard decides to punish the town and especially the Pied Piper for lying to him this ends up with a problem with multiplying rabbits that eat all the food in the town. A young girl figures out how to stop the wizards spell by solving the puzzle and learning about the Fibonacci sequence.

What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

It where you find the next number in a sequence bu adding up the two numbers before it. Simple as that. The beginning of the list of numbers is written as follows;

0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34...

Leaving math aside the pictures in the book are really cute. It's a small paperback book but very well written. The last page of the book talks more about the Fibonacci sequence and introduces ways that this sequence shows up in nature eg; flowers, fruit, spirals on plants, and fingers.

Very interesting well written book. I can't wait to see what the other reviewers thought about the other books.

Ann McCallum Books Review
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Monday, November 2, 2015

The Brinkman Adventure Season 3 {TOS Review}

Brinkman Adventures Season 3 Review
I have been on the Schoolhouse Review Crew for a few years and every now and again I miss out on a review that sounded amazing. Well last year the review crew reviewed some of the stories from Brinkman Adventures so this year when the opportunity came up to review The Brinkman Adventure - Season 3 I jumped at the chance.



I had never listened to any of the previous episodes but it was easy to figure out who was who and what was happening.

The Brinkman's are a real life family, well there name's have been changed but the voices of the actors and actresses play themselves. So although it's not their real names it is the real person - it's that neat. A lot of the stories really happened, although some of course are dramatized for the stories, most are based on real events. There are a lot of stories from missionaries from around the world, and although they are a different religion than I am it is amazing to hear stories based on the faith of Jesus Christ.

I was sent the CD of Season 3 which has a total of 10 stories on it 2 of them have 2 parts.
  1. God's Mule
  2. Mountain Mover
  3. Silent Ambassador
  4. Translating Trouble
  5. Man-Up
  6. Acorns & Oaks
  7. A Saint Story Pt 1
  8. A Saint Story Pt 2
  9. Untouched
  10. Busy Bees and a Bullhorn
  11. Missionary Tourist Pt 1
  12. Missionary Tourist Pt 2

Our favorite story was 'Man-Up' we listened to the stories as we drove and this one had them on the edge of their seats literally. It's about a trip to Alaska that could have ended in a major disaster for more than one person if it hadn't had been for the miraculous sighting of some distress flares that called out the search and rescue teams. The story on the CD includes, dangerous cliffs, falls, and wolves. Definitely an adrenaline rush. Captain was sad however when we read the 'real' version of the story on the website as it wasn't as dramatic and didn't have a young boy as the main character.

Captain especially liked the stories every time we got into the car (no matter how short the journey) he would ask to turn it on. Sometimes this would mean we had to sit in the car and wait to get to the end of an exciting part.

Each episode is about 25-30 minutes so even our 10 minute drive to swimming used to include part of a story. We have listened to a lot of CD audi stories and so the kids are used to 'switching off' when we get home and 'turning it back on' as soon as we get into the car. It makes a short errand into a major entertainment experience.

After we listened to the whole CD I was intrigued and went to Brinkman Adventures to learn more about the true stories behind the episodes. My husband would have preferred to hear the actual real story rather that the 'embellished ones' as he put it. However, the kids really enjoyed listening to the CD and Captain was quite sad when we had finished the last one.

The story 'Untouched' encouraged me to watch the movie about the same story. It's about the Missionaries who went to Waodoni people. The first missionaries were killed but eventually the people accepted God and became a changed people. I had heard about this story before and it was fun to hear it on this CD.

What We Thought:

We found the stories entertaining and it's nice to listen to stories from around the world where people put all their faith and trust in God.

As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew I was able to give you a link so you can listen to the first 3 episodes from season 3 - This is only available through the end of November 2015. Click here to find the download page. You can also enter to win your very own copy of the whole season. Click on the link above to learn more.

Check out their Facebook here.

Check out what others thought by clicking on the link below.

Brinkman Adventures Season 3 Review
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Standard Deviants Accelerate - SDA {TOS Review}


Standard Deviants Accelerate Review

Jam and I have been using Standard Deviants Accelerate. We love being able to use online resources in our homeschool and so It was great being able to try out this program. We were given access to all of their Home-school Courses courses for the period of one year. The courses available are for grades 3-12 and cover a huge variety of subjects. Each subject has enough material for a year's worth of supplemental study.
The courses that we received access to are;
  • Arithmetic (Grades 3+)
  • Fundamental Math (Grades 4+)
  • Earth Science (Grades 6+)
  • Nutrition (Grades 6+)
  • Biology (Grades 7+)
  • Algebra (Grades 7+)
  • Chemistry (Grades 9+)
  • English Comp (Grades 9+)
  • U. S. History (grades 9+)
  • AP Biology (grades 11+)
  • AP Chemistry (grades 11+)
  • AP U. S. Gov. & Politics (grades 11+)
  • AP Eng. Composition (grades 11+)
Jam was especially interested in U.S. History and Chemistry so that is what we focused on. It's really practical to use as he could access the courses on his laptop or pad.

The videos are fun and the material is presented by teenagers and is very engaging. Jam has commented often how much he likes the way the material is presented.

As you can see from the list above the courses are mainly for grade 6 and above with the exception of arithmetic and fundamental math. Captain wanted to get in on the action so I did let him use the Arithmetic course a few times. He is working above grade level but it was a little above his level.


The U.S. History course that Jam liked covers;

  • American Presidents
  • Women's Movement
  • Civil Reform
  • America at War
  • Civil Reform

What we did;

Jam is very independent with his school work. This course was no different. When he started the U.S. History course he commented how easy it is to navigate. He clicked on the first topic being covered which was American Presidents and then clicked on the first sub-topic. Which of course would be George Washington.


After clicking on the sub-topic you come to the screen you can see above. The first thing Jam did was to watch the video. The you can click on the vocab to review all of the vocabulary in the video that the student may not understand.


The next button is the Diagram tab. This is a puzzle style quiz related to the information taught in the video. You move the answers into place until they all 'click' and stick in place. This indicates you have completed it correctly. Every try of this is worth points towards you end grade.



Next we have the Quiz tab. There are approximately five questions here. Once the student submits their answers the quiz will come back graded. If a student gets an incorrect answer their is a video they can watch showing the correct one.

Written Answers tab - here the student will see some writing prompt titles to complete a written essay. It would be good if this could be completed for extra credit or submitted in some way. After completely this last tab's resources there is a button to click that sends you to the next topic in the section and the process begins again.

In the teacher's account it's really easy to see the average % of each student and class they they are taking, this makes grade keeping really simple.

If you click here you can learn more about how to use this program successfully in your home-school. You can also sign up for a 7 day trial there too.

If you are interested in learning more about the cost of Standard Deviants you can click here to learn more about the different plans and pricing available.

You can learn more about this company by following their social media accounts below;

FACEBOOKTWITTERGOOGLE + and PINTEREST

Check out what others thought and to learn about more of the subjects offered click below.

Standard Deviants Accelerate Review
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Random Five - A couple of days late.

1. We had a great time this last week. We made our Halloween milk-jug skeleton. That you can see below.



2. We don't do a lot of decorating for Halloween but we made one of these skeletons last year and Captain really wanted to do another. So now we have twins :)

3. Halloween day was spent at a swim meet. It was a quiet one which was great. The best thing though was that warm-ups for Boo didn't start until 8:50 AM which meant we didn't have to leave our house until 7 AM. So much better than the last one when we left at 4:50 AM.

4. We went to my sisters for the evening of Halloween as she lives near the pool we swam at. The kids had a blast. Jam didn't dress up this year - for the first time - and so he was in charge of taking Captain Trick or Treating around the neighborhood. It was the first time I let the kids go without me.

5. THE ROYALS WON - Need I say more!!!



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