Category Archives: Product Reviews

STEM Lego Minifigs! For girls!

Have a kid, especially a girl, that is into science? Have kids that like Lego? Read here to learn about the history of STEM minifigs (Lego people), as well the secret code that will let you find which Series 11 … Continue reading

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Product Review: Discovery Education Streaming

I love using multimedia in our homeschool investigations, so when I saw a deal on Discovery Education Streaming video on the Homeschool Buyer’s Coop last Spring, I jumped at it.  For $325 for the year, I thought I was buying … Continue reading

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This complete lack of posts has been brought to you by…

So much for my blogging streak, eh?  Remember the post I did a week ago about my computer woes?  Yeah…

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The Computers of Our Lives

My husband and I each came into our marriage with computers.  PCs all the way.  He was hardcore into MMORPGs, so video and sound cards were paramount, and, before long, mine died and I got his handmedown, since he needed … Continue reading

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My apologies, Gentle Reader…

You’d think that I would have lots of extra time now that soccer season is over, but I’ve been wonderfully crazy busy with prep/attendance/recovery from the New England Conference for Gifted and Talented, held here in Vermont the other week.  I’m working … Continue reading

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Non-competitive & non-violent computer games for good causes!

I’m not a big fan of competition, but I do love challenging myself, and there are very few computer games that are really both challenging and non-competitive, but I found four this week, for a choose-your-own donation to a pair … Continue reading

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Instructional Fair: Using the Standards Series

I just read the only customer review for Instructional Fair’s Using the Standards: Measurement, Grade K, and the reason they dis this book is why I like it the most: it is not just a  workbook.  Sure, some of the pages … Continue reading

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Product Review: I Spy Flip 5

I Spy: Flip 5 is a matching game with a twist; instead of matching pictures that are alike, one matches objects within the pictures, for example two different images of ballerinas, or two different kinds of flowers.  Also, there are different … Continue reading

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