Art, Curriculum, Homeschool

ARTistic Pursuits:K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age Review!

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

We are no strangers to ARTistic Pursuits we have used and reviewed Vol 1 and Vol 2. This year when the crew was offered to review ARTistic Pursuits I decided I would love to add to our collections and review K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age.

This year in our home school we have put a heavy concentration on art appreciation. We have studied a wide range of artist and their techniques. We haven’t yet had the opportunity to study modern art in-depth, the K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age would be a nice way to start that introduction. K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age is a non-consumable book (DVD/Blue Ray) or online stream for 2 years access. K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age comes with 18 lessons of artist study that give you and the child a step-by-step guide about the artist and how to complete the artwork. I really like the ability to have my son log in on his own so he can do his lessons. The online stream is a huge plus for older students because they can choose what best interests them. The supply list is simple and we had all the supplies on hand.

K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age includes artist study includes:

  • O’Keefe
  • Cezanne
  • Seurat
  • Kandinsky
  • Van Gogh
  • Picasso
  • Modigliani and a few more artists.

My son decided to do inspired art from Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) Lesson 11 the focus was abstract art. My son loves abstract art because it allows him to be free to create. He really enjoyed the artist’s background information and enjoyed studying the picture. This lesson was great for him on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age is a nice introduction to modern age art, while we did see art pieces that had diverse images it would have to be an added plus to see culturally diverse artists included in K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age as well. I encourage ARTistic Pursuits to also look at these artists as well.

If you are looking for Modern Art study or art curriculum for your budding artist K-3 Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age from ARTistic Pursuits would be a great choice. I highly encourage you to also check out the other crew reviews on other levels or explore the other levels on the ARTistic Pursuits website. Please click the banner below for the Homeschool Crew reviews on on ARTistic Pursuits .

Until the Next Time

Mom

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Curriculum, Homeschool

Homeschool Court Review!

 Disclosure: I received this product free through the Homeschool Review Crew

Last year was very eventful, with Covid-19, racial tension, and politics it isn’t a coincidence that my son would become interested in politics and laws and how they work. What really pushed him to want to know more about the laws is when the Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away and we did a unit study on her. The unit study was great because now he wants to know more about the Supreme court and how the judicial system really works. The crew was given the opportunity to review Homeschool Court.

As a group we received :

Homeschool Court Teacher Manual

Homeschool Court Student Worktext

Homeschool Court High School Supplement

Homeschool Court High School Supplement: Teacher Edition

Student and Teacher Case Studies: Forging Moms Signature

Student and Teacher Case Studies: School Prayer

Student and Teacher Case Studies: Dog Bite at the Dog Show

When I first started going over everything I was a bite lost on how I would present this to my 4th grader because it was a lot of valuable information. Homeschool Court provides you with a solid amount of information how the judicial system works. There are 9 chapters in all with the final chapter being the mock trial.

Homeschool Court is recommended for grades 4-12 th grade. We used the Homeschool Court Student Worktext and the Homeschool Court Teacher Manual which is recommended for students 4th-8th grade. We decided to use the Student and Teacher Case Studies: Forging Moms Signature for our study. We are still working our way through the this case study at the time of this review because I honestly want to make sure we had the understanding of the judicial system fully under our belt. My son has really enjoyed learning about the court system and this is doing a great job answering his questions and giving him insight. My son is looking forward to the mock trial his dad has agreed to be the judge.

I really like how the program is laid out because it really lays it all out for you and the student with question and answer exercises and clear explanations. The Homeschool Court does include a chapter in the in the Homeschool Court Student Worktext and Homeschool Court Teacher Manual called Biblical Foundation and Applications that I feel you can easily skip if you don’t want to include a religious study to the curriculum, we did opt to do this.

This is a great curriculum if you are looking to teach judicial law in your homeschool. This would be great preparation for older students who want to pursue a career in law as well. I would recommend making this unit of study because this isn’t a curriculum that you can do over a week.

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Until the Next Time,

Mom!

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1st Grade, 2nd Grade Curriculum, Curriculum, Education, Math, S.T.E.A.M

LeapFrog® LeapFrog Academy® Review

Disclaimer: I received this product free through the Homeschool Review Crew.

When talking with parents about early math and literacy there is only one name that stands out above the rest and that is LeapFrog® . LeapFrog® products has a full range of educational and fun games, workbooks, dvd, flash cards, and toys. We have had so many of them and they were well loved by myself and my son. We were no stranger to LeapFrog Academy® and so when the crew was offered to review a 1 year subscription I was honored to be able to write about LeapFrog Academy® because even though my son is a rising 4th grader he was more than happy to revisit his friend Leap and all his friends.

LeapFrog Academy® is online and digital platform for children ages 3-6 years, students can play it on any device and WI-fi isn’t not required. Playing without WiFi will require students or parents to save their favorite activities to their favorites. LeapFrog Academy® is interactive program the company has designed a core curriculum that covers:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Math
  • Science/ The World
  • Problem Solving
  • Growth Mindset/ Health
  • Creativity
  • STEAM

Students will embark on a learning path that will help early learners learn phonics, math skills and science and so much more. With the combination of videos, puzzles, songs , and books your students will be excited to travel the bath and earn rewards and certificates along the way to keep them encourage to keep going. If students are familiar with the LeapFrog® characters they will see all their familiar faces and meet some new ones. One my sons favorite games series is the Banzani Beans. When he was walking through the LeapFrog Academy for me he was super excited to see all the updates to LeapFrog Academy since he last played a few years back.

LeapFrog Academy also goes the extra mile suggest activities for students in the My Learning Lab to give them extra practice. The separate parent dashboard makes it easy for you to track your students progress and make adjustments if you need. When you access LeapFrog Academy® from a computer parents can print printable to go along with the lessons. LeapFrog Academy® recommends students login 3 times a week to see the best progress.

LeapFrog Academy has over 2,000 learning activities and it delivers that same award winning quality that is trusted be parents and educators for years. The only thing my son said he wish it had was games for older kiddos. At the time of this review the company has 3 affordable plans 7.99 per month; $24.99 for 6 months; $39.99 for 12 months. “To help parents enhance learning at home, LeapFrog® is offering an extended free trial, from one month to two months, as well as reducing the cost of 6-month and 12-month plans to $24.99 and $39.99”


LeapFrog Academy from LeapFrog® is a hit in our home and I will continue to use it with my younger students. I highly recommend you try it out and also read the other glowing reviews of the Crew members by clicking the banner below.

Until the Next,

Mom and J

Curriculum, Homeschool, Reviews, Writing

The Crafty Classroom Superstar Spelling Review!

Disclaimer: I received this product free through the Homeschool Review Crew.

Spelling is not my kiddos favorite subject as much as he loves to read him and spelling have still yet to become best friends. We currently have a spelling curriculum that we use and I really love, but my son says he wishes it had some more fun interactive spelling activities. The crew was given the opportunity to review several of products from The Crafty Classroom and I chose to review the Superstar Spelling K- 5 curriculum.

Our family no stranger to The Crafty Classroom we have used several of the companies products, one of my favorites is Interactive Math: Kindergarten . We have used almost everything the company has published over the years. The Crafty Classroom Superstar Spelling K- 5 curriculum brings the same fun graphics and variety. What I like about this curriculum is I can add my OWN WORDS ….you have no idea how grateful I am that this curriculum is editable. Just being able to plug in my son weekly spelling words is a true blessing, because a lot of digital curriculum you have to use their word list.

So here is the breakdown Superstar Spelling you plug in your own words and they are generated into the different lessons there is a 20 word limit. The program is designed to be used over a 5 day school week. The words are organized into 4 blocks of 5 and the lessons are clearly marked by blocks. What I did for my son was I gave him a pretest using the included pretest sheets on Mondays. Any words he got wrong those were the words I plug into the curriculum and printed out those activities for him to complete.

My son really only having to really study the words he didn’t know how to spell. Then there is what is called the Starting Line-Up I love this concept because it was really motivational for him because he could clearly see what he knew, warm up words (words he can learn quickly), workout words (words that will give his brain a workout), and the challenging words (words that were going to be the most difficult to learn) . I really like this concept because my son didn’t feel overwhelmed, but motivated.

The Crafty Classroom Superstar Spelling comes complete with games, worksheets, centers, assessments, and review. The program appeals to all learning style and makes it easy to just plug in your words and print. The program completes any spelling curriculum or can be used alone with your own personal word list. If your student is a traditional student you can also benefit with from this curriculum because you can but a twist on studying spelling words with your student. With over 30 pages of activities you are bound to find something your learner will love. My sons favorite activity was the Tic-Tac-Toe.

After using The Crafty Classroom Superstar Spelling I can honestly say my son and spelling have become better acquainted and I will continue to use this the rest of the school year and the upcoming year.

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Until Next Time

Mom,

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Family

The Family Journal by Byron’s Games Review

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We received The Family Journal by Byron’s Games to use for the last few weeks and it has been a real eye opener. I love this journal it was so needed for our family. The Family Journal is a great journal if you are a busy family or large family and want to plan out family quality time and you want a deeper connection with your family. The Family Journal is meant to be done as a family its not a solo journal.

We received our journal just in time for the month of February, I was really happy to get this journal because my family has really been so much this year and I really wanted a way to help us heal from 2020. When I first received the journal I was super impressed by all the personal connections. These personal connections were s needed for us. We all have been dealing with the affects of Covid-19 and family deaths in our own way and I could feel the disconnect.

What makes this The Family Journal so unique is the deep connection questions. We have always had a mission statement for our homeschool, but we have never had one for us as a family. It was fun being able to sit down as a family and talk about what our mission is for our family.

Sunday Family Coloring Night
Family Drag Race Fun!

In The Family Journal families will embark on a journey of deep connection and accountability. The Family Journal comes with these areas to work on as a family:

  • Yearly Goals
  • Monthly Planning
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Monthly Review

Our family set down after dinner on February1st and planned out the entire month of goals for us as a family and individually. The Family Journal makes it easy for families to set goals and help each other with our goals. On the monthly calendar we wrote down activities we wanted to do each week as a family. The monthly calendar is really helpful because it held my husband and I accountable. We made it a point to shut work related and stressors down. We all really looked forward to these activities, because that meant cellphones were off and it was all about us as a family. My son really liked the calendar as well because he would check the journal each week and copy down in his own planner that weeks fun family activity.

Game Night

The weekly meetings were FABULOUS we always had our meetings on Sunday nights during our family Sunday night coloring sessions. Complete with talking points, gratitude journal and quotes this made our family meetings more connected and meaningful. We found out so much about how our son was really coping with Covid-19 and the loss of his grandmother. My husband and I had no idea that he was still grieving the loss of his grandmother and that he was afraid to talk about it because he didn’t want to make us sad. The Family Journal also allowed my husband and I a new way to communicate with each other. The end of the month review was a way for us to see if we were holding each accountable for the month and just an overview. I was really impressed that we did so well at our goals.

Planning for March

I can highly recommend The Family Journal by Byron’s Games for any family. The journal is great way to improve your families accountability and quality time. We will continue to use the journal for the rest of the year I am really thinking about getting us another one just so I will have it already on hand for 2022.

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Until the Next Time

Mom

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Curriculum, Homeschool, Reviews

SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review!

Disclosure: I received this product free through the Homeschool Review Crew

As I started to plan for our 2nd semester of homeschooling I didn’t anticipate that my son would finish his 3rd grade math curricula before May. We received Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com again this year to review along with the crew.

The Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com has always been my go to when I need to plan unit studies or needed some extra supplements for our lessons. This 2nd semester SchoolhouseTeachers.com the Fourth Grade Homeschool Curriculum Box I have been loving to use to plan with. SchoolhouseTeachers.com has curriculum box for K-12th that covers all the core subjects and electives. For this review I will talking about the the Fourth Grade Curriculum box.

Fourth Grade Math

The Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a comprehensive membership, you will receive everything you need to homeschool students from grades K-1th grade. You will find:

  • Planners
  • Lesson Plans
  • Curriculum Boxes
  • Seasonal plans and Crafts
  • Streaming Videos
  • World Book
  • Transcripts templates
  • Household Management

What I am really enjoying using with the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the Fourth Grade Curriculum Box. As mentioned above my son has finished his third grade math curricula and so I need to supplement until his new fourth grade curricula is released. I could easily use the math curricula in the fourth grade box but my son really loves the one we use but he is also enjoying the math in the the fourth grade box because he it gives him more variety.

What I like is that I can pull down the math guide for Fourth grade and find the lesson I want to use for him and then go directly to the lesson and use the lesson plan and the pdf. Over the holiday break I wanted my son to practice some long division, it took less than 10 mins for me to find the lesson and print and go. The Fourth Grade Curriculum Box Math has 36 weeks of lessons complete with lesson plans, answer keys, and how to teach the lesson and examples.

The Fourth Grade Curriculum Box includes (36 weeks lessons):

  • Art
  • Math
  • Spelling
  • Health
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography/Social Studies
  • Music
  • English

The Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a great add on for parents who are homeschooling. This is also a great resource for new homeschoolers and virtual learners. At the time of this review the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com is $139 a year until 1/31/21 (Use code START139) . If yearly isn’t in your budget you can pay 16 a month (Use code START16). If you would like to read more reviews please be sure to check out the other Crews reviews of The Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com by clicking the banner below.

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Homeschool Health, Mom Life, Reviews

MathandAlgebra.com Review!

The end of last school year it was like a light bulb went of in my son and he now loves everything math related. He went from a struggling math student to a math wiz over night. Now this mom is not a math lover and so I have to always keep my own skills up t pair when teaching math to my student. It was a great relief to this mom to this mom when the Crew was offered a one-year family subscription to MathandAlgebra.com.

MathandAlgebra.com is an online math program that provides detailed short instructional video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. MathandAlgebra.com also has a detailed parent dashboard for parents to track their students progress and for record keeping. Students can learn at their own pace and have the opportunity to earn badges to keep them motivated to continue to progress. Students can work on

  • Basic Math
  • Advanced Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra

My son worked on Basic Math along side working in his own curriculum. What I really like about this program is that it gives my son an opportunity to learn math from someone else besides myself. MathandAlgebra.com video tutorials are perfect for him to see skills done in real time and the instructor is friendly and encouraging. MathandAlgebra.com also gives this mom a break when I need from time to time. The Basic Math has 10 topic with 6 to 12 lesson per topic.

Topics for basic math include Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, Geometry and so much more. MathandAlgebra.com is a complete math curriculum in my opinion for students in grades 3rd-12th grade. The one-year family subscription to MathandAlgebra.com comes with 3 users and I politely slid myself into one the slots so I can also refresh my own math skills. MathandAlgebra.com is a great homeschool planning tool for those doing 100% homeschooling and it is also a great supplement if your student is doing virtual school and you feel they need a little more support.

My son is still working in the whole numbers section working on multiplication and long division. I very sure in the next few weeks we will work on the geometry section as well. This is going to be a great supplement for his math because he has already burned though 90% of his math curriculum and I was going to be needing something to hold him over and keep his skills sharp.

MathandAlgebra.com is a wonderful online math program . At the time of this review the yearly plan is $99 for 3 students, monthly plan for $15 for 3 students. Be sure to check out the others crew reviews on MathandAlgebra.com by clicking the banner below.

Until the Next,

Mom and J

3rd Grade Curriculum, Math

ThemeVille Math 3 Review!

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  

Over the last 2 years my son has started to love all things math related. I love his enthusiasm about math because kindergarten and a little of 1st grade was a bit of a struggle. Now that we are track I am always looking for news ways to expose him to math. Over the last few weeks my son has been working through Grade 3 of ThemeVille Math.

ThemeVille Math is available for grades 1-5th, for this review I will be giving you my impression on grade 3. ThemeVille Math grade 3 comes with one large work-text and answer book. The work- text is thick and pre-hole punched, I personally would have preferred a book this this thickness to be split into two books or come unbound. There are 120 pre-lesson and 120 lesson, there is also a test after every 30 lessons. The pre-lessons are designed to review previous lessons covered except for the first 10 pre-lessons those are reviews for Math 1 and Math 2. I think having the pre-lessons are a great idea before presenting lessons because this ensures that students have mastered the previous lessons before moving on to the new material.

ThemeVille Math Grade 3 covers:

  • Multiplication/Long Division
  • Addition/Subtractions 0-1000
  • Word Problems
  • Time/Temperature/Money
  • Geometry
  • Graphing/Plotting
  • Weight

Each lesson is detailed with presenting the concepts with lots of practice. There also teacher notes at the top of the pre-lesson pages. For the ThemeVille Math Grade 3 parents will need only 9 manipulative and they can easily purchased from the company , I am pretty sure you will have about 90% of them already in your home. ThemeVille Math Grade 3 is common core aligned and the text is in all black and white. This a full math curriculum for grade 3 and would be a great option for new homeschoolers or students who need more guidance with concepts.

So what do I think about ThemeVille Math Grade 3? This curriculum would have been perfect for my back than struggling student in K/1st grade. After flipping through the curriculum I am considering to purchase grade 4 for my son once he finishes his current math curriculum so he can work through over the spring and summer of 2021. I saw a lot of pluses in this curriculum that I feel would beneficial to my son. Another thing I really like is they have guidance boxes for students to do their lesson, this helps keep things nice and neat! The company offers sample pages on the website for you to look over. The curriculum is affordable at the time of this review the ThemeVille Math Grade 3 the work-text $29.85 and the solutions book is $14.85 and if you want to get the manipulatives that can be used with levels 1-3 are $49.95.

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3rd Grade Curriculum, Education, Homeschool, Writing

IEW Structure and Style Students Year 1 Level A Review!

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

There is no secret that writing is not one of my sons favorite homeschool task, but I am determine this year to make writing enjoyable. The Crew was given the opportunity to review the Structure and Style series from Institute for Excellence in Writing®. For this review I will be discussing the Structure and Style® for Students Year 1 Level A .

Structure and Style® for Students Year 1 Level A covers 24 weeks of instruction. The series comes with a Student Binder, Teachers Manuel and Instructional Streaming. At first glance I really appreciated the organization of Structure and Style® for Students Year 1 Level A  I like having everything in a binder so it is easily accessible. The Teachers Manual is detail and easy to follow. I was a little confused by how to organized the materials but I was able to figure things out easily. The stream service is really informative as well and I appreciate Mr. Andrew Pudewa funny lessons and great repertoire with children. Mr. Andrew Pudewa instructs the students on their lessons and how they need to be completed once they finish watching the his lessons.

My son was a little reluctant to start the program because of course he doesn’t like to do a lot of writing, but I have been encouraging him to do more and he likes the stream parts of the lessons he says Mr. Andrew is funny. The binder is divided into 8 different tabs which makes it easy for him and I took keep his writing in order. The student binder gives the student a week at a glance so they know exactly what they will be working on for the upcoming week. We happened to have the Fix Grammar book already so I was able to let him us it alongside the program as well as instructed. You do not have to have this, but we had it and so I went ahead and let him follow along. Institute for Excellence in Writing® offers sample pages of Structure and Style® for Students Year 1 Level A  their website for you to look over .

The teachers manual gives the preparation for each weeks lesson which can be easily transferred into your planner. You can also modify the weekly lessons to fit your needs. The Structure and Style® for Students Year 1 Level A  helps build confidence in your students writing and does it at pace that makes it easy for them. Institute for Excellence in Writing® offers sample pages of Structure and Style® for Students Year 1 Level A  ( on their website for you to look over . At the time of this review the cost for the program is $149.00 this includes the stream service. I was very impressed with this program and my son seems to be enjoying it and not putting up a a fight. I did modify the schedule a little for him but eventually we will go back the the way it is laid out to be completed as we move through the program.

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Mom

2nd Grade Curriculum, 3rd Grade Curriculum, Curriculum, Education, Reviews, Science

Journey Homeschool Academy: Experience Biology: Elementary Review!

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

I first encountered the Journey Homeschool Academy when I saw they were offering a Backyard Bugs course in June and I thought this would be a great way to bring some fun to the summer studying about insects and bugs right in the backyard. The classes were fun and easy and could be done at our own pace. Then I noticed the crew was given an opportunity to review Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary and I new this would be a great opportunity to transition us from the Backyard Bugs class to their Experience Biology: Elementary we really have enjoyed the previous program so I know this would be a hit.

Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary is a virtual online elementary biology class geared for students ages 6-12. There are 30 lessons that can be done in 15 minutes or longer depending on how you navigate the lessons. For us we paired it what were studying in our science curriculum about plants and I used it as an introduction to our science unit to help in laying foundations and we built around it. The lesson are meant to be done in order but you can adapt them to work for you if you are studying a particular area of study in biology.

Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary is done in 3 steps:

Step 1: Watch the engaging video of about the lessons biology topic. The videos are interesting and provide excellent visuals and explanation about the current topic. I used this to help with introducing the topic from our current science curriculum.

Step 2: Kids will engage in hands on activities, copy work, memory cards and simple basic quiz which I told my son was just a show me what you know page. I used these activities to add more fun and interactive learning to our science curriculum. I really like the quiz part because it really wrapped up what we were learning in our science curriculum and with Experience Biology: Elementary giving me an excellent resource to add to our homeschool portfolio. The memory cards I sized them down and laminated them and put on a book ring for my son.

Step 3: Explore Living books and dig deeper into the topic with the suggested resources. This step is brilliant because our science curriculum we have for the year doesn’t recommend a lot outside resources. I was able to find the suggest resources at our local library and Amazon, some of them we owned as well. I took full advantage of these resources.

Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary can be used as stand alone science curriculum or as an addition to another curriculum. I have been searching for an online science curriculum I could use with my son this school and I am glad the crew was able to review Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary. If you are looking for a faith based curriculum this also can be used. Now I will tell you that this curriculum isn’t heavily faith based. In my honest opinion I didn’t really see or hear much religion in the curriculum. I did notice some of the copy work but it wasn’t overly done and you can easily omit this part if it doesn’t work for you.

If you are looking for a biology curriculum for your student I recommend this one. Its not prep heavy and requires a lot science background. Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary is a perfect introduction to science for students ages 6-12 years. The company also offers Experience Astronomy: Elementary course as well as Experience Biology: Upper Level. Unfortunately at the time of this review the free Backyard Bugs course is closed. The cost of Journey Homeschool Academy Experience Biology: Elementary at the time of this review is $129. This is a very good program if you are new to homeschooling or veteran homeschooler.

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