Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Warrior Cub

Cub decided that he needed some gear.
So he made a some armor out of cardboard and spray paint.

A shield out of the old satellite dish we finally removed from the house this summer when we painted- along with more spray paint.

A wooden sword that he and Dr. Dh cut, grooved, detailed, and you guessed it, spray painted.

And lots of pipe cleaners.
Which were not spray painted.

Plus a Squire.
 He recruited Flower twice as he got suited up
but then I think she quit to go wash American Girl doll hair.
Which did not stop Cub.
Be afraid.
Very afraid.

At least run and get your bunny slippers.
'Cause he means business.


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Rosie's Doll Clothes Patterns- TOS Review

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Rosie's Doll Clothes Patterns is a unique curriculum that will allow you and your kids to learn how to make doll clothes for an 18" doll. Learn How to Make Doll Clothes Video Course with 8 Free Doll Clothes Patterns is a on-line video course that has over 130 videos which will guide you through the basics of sewing, including Troubleshooting videos and cool tips. In addition, this program includes

8 free patterns for an 18"doll, including
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sport shorts, crop top, sarong, halter top, summer nightie, hat, pumpkin, underpants

All patterns come with PDF pattern pieces and basic written instructions and step by step videos on how to make the outfits as well.
Rosies Doll Clothes Patterns What You Get

The videos cover how to set up a sewing room, tools needed, safety issues. troubleshooting tips, common sewing problems, and much more and then progress to step-by-step instructions on how to sew the 8 patterns that are part of the membership.
Since our house fire my very nice sewing machine (thanks, Gram, who thinks every woman should own one!) sat languishing in the attic. Sadly, the sewing accouterments didn't make it out of the fire and we had to purchase the most basic supplies.  
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Here is how we used this program: Flower watched the weekly videos and made notes about what we needed. We took a trip to SewRUs and found cute fabric, elastic and aforementioned accouterments. We worked together to pin, cut and sew. Flower found pinning excessively frustrating, and really struggled with getting the hang of the foot pedal. We compromised and I ran the pedal while she guided the fabric and the frustration level immediately diminished.
We started with the sarong and the halter top. They were very easy to put together and quite lovely when finished.We did some slight alterations on the waist of the sarong since we found this cute decorative elastic that Flower wanted to use.  I was very impressed, as was Flower, who couldn't wait to dress her doll! We also have the nightie cut out of soft flannel and have plans for completing it as well as more of the outfits and hat. This is an excellent program which will teach the fundamentals of sewing. The instructions are clear and Rosie's Australian accent delightful. Flower made sure to talk just like her the entire time we sewed together!
Flower has never used a sewing machine on her own before and so I worked through every stop of the program with her. She now feels fairly comfortable with a machine, and is already modifying what she's learned to use with scraps to make her ideas come alive. An older student or adult could easily do this on their own and learn much, even if they have had extensive sewing experience.
Try a taste of her tutorials for FREE, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your name and email. And don't fret, Rosie offers a money back guarantee if, for some reason, you are not happy with your purchase (don't you love it when a company believes in their products/ services enough to back it up).
This program is recommended for ages 8 and up. A 12-Month Online Membership - $48.12
If you prefer, you can order the videos on a DVD set for $67.39

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vocabulary Spelling City -TOS Review

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VocabularySpellingCity is an interactive on-line spelling and vocabulary program. We reviewed the VocabularySpellingCity Premium Membership which allows you to register up to 5 students from grades K through 12. You can access the program from any computer, or as an app, allowing multiple kids to access the program from different computers, or your tablet, at the same time. 
This is the Teaching Resources page. As you can see, there are a ton of resources that come along with this program.

The heart of this program is the word lists. There are many to choose from, including dolche, holiday, geography, etc. or you can make your own. These lists are imported to the particular students assignment sheet. The student has access to each list in their assignment queue along with options such as, "Teach, test, games." The parent/ teacher can assign more than one list at a time, so you could plan your week or monthly assignment for each student and let the program do the work. You will get separate log-ins for both parent and child allowing the parent to track assignments and progress and the student to focus on learning spelling vocabulary. In addition to the lists there are tons of games included such Flash cards, Word Find, Letter Fall, Speedy Speller, Cross-word puzzles, Word and Sentence Unscramble. Learning can be fun!
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While it is possible to use Vocabulary/ Spelling City for free or as a Basic Member their premium membership allows you to access record keeping, progress tracking, student log-in, extra games and activities, making it a comprehensive resource. As you can see, the VocabularySpellingCity Premium Membership gives you a lot of bang for your buck!

This is a super amazing program. For around $5 a month, you have access to a fantastic program that teaches an important component of the mechanics of writing; spelling and vocabulary, making it fun, rather than drudgery, giving the kids the ability to work at skills incrementally and in an environment with lots of positive re-enforcement. Right now I have two students using this and that are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum as far as spelling ability. Part of the beauty of this program is that you can completely customize it for each student, group of students, by ability or by other academic work they are doing, creating your own spelling lists, for say, history or science.
My natural speller took to this like a fish to water.  He is ahead of grade level on spelling and blows through several lists at one time. He doesn't mind spelling, and will do what's assigned as quickly as possible.
My struggling speller, not so much. I started her out on word lists I was confident she could "get' even thought they were below her grade level, to give her a sense of mastery. While she is still not in the "I love spelling camp," I have higher hopes that she'll get there now. The "Teach Me" portion of the program is excellent and uses auditory, visual and contextual prompts to teach each word. The fact that she can go from the difficult work of learning spelling to the immediate reward of playing a game has sweetened the stress of spelling for her. Spelling is still not something she loves but she'll do it willingly, and that is a huge improvement over the tears (which is not normal for this kiddo) we had with our previous spelling program (which worked beautifully with my other remedial speller, but just stressed this one to no end).
I am thrilled that we found this program, am impressed with what's included and will continue to use it. Personally, however, I struggled with managing the program. I spent good chunks of time, on several different occasions, watching videos and figuring out how to manage this from the parent/ teacher side of things. Even with that I still have a hard time accessing one area of the program from another. While I'm definitely not a computer nerd,\ I'm can usually manage my way around programs fairly well so this was a bit frustrating as my time has been at a premium this fall. This one will take a bit of getting used to but if you can stick it out you'll be glad you did; just bear in mind this program is a front-end load proposition. The more I understand how to navigate the program, the more tools we are utilizing and the more impressed we are with all that's included.

You know you have a good thing going when one of your kids share their enthusiasm for something when you are tucking them in at bedtime and they say, "Mom! I can spell..." and then they proceed to spell through their lists for 15 minutes. She still had to work at it, she still had to mull over it, but she now feels a sense of accomplishment and pride in an area that had previously felt like hollow failure to her. "Mom, I LOVE word searches." "Mom, I can spell the entire 'Space' list." To watch the joy on my daughter's face and to see her now believing that she can conquer a subject that had previously kept her back from other things elevates VocabularySpellingCity to my list of homeschooling Must Haves.
Excellent for home use, in a co-op setting, or for schools.
A family premium membership is $29.99 for up to 5 students for a year.
Classrooms - $49.99 up to 25 students
Schools are priced per student - click HERE for prices on the entire school.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Ahoy There, Matie!

School hit the basics: Math, Science, Grammar, Reading, plus on-line love: IXL, Vocabulary/ Spelling City, Marine Biology, Rosie's Patterns, Stories of the Pilgrims on MP3 and a bit more.
Lego building is de riguer. I mean, we have kids, right?!
This week's reviews: Bridgeway Academy, God's World News, Diary of a Real Payne: Book 1, True Story.

Speaking of which, have you considered becoming part of the Crew?  

I spent my childhood and 3 yrs as an adult in "Tempramental and Uninhibited,"  (Ohio, Connecticut) the next 14 yrs in "Relaxed and Creative" (California, New Mexico) and the past decade +  couple miscellaneous years in "Friendly and Conventional." (South Dakota, Indiana). Oy vey; I'm state conflicted. Where are you from?

partial view of armor, pre-silver spray paint.
Cub is my self-directed project man. In the past several months he has constructed a wear-able suit of armor, complete with helmet, out of cardboard, duct tape and pipe cleaners, made and launched a rocket with Dr. Dh's help, and created a 19 minute stop action film. Meanwhile, Flower has been painting pumpkins.

It was a great apple year 'round here. We picked some more this week, thanks to a friend of a friend. Gorgeous red on the outside and crisp white on the inside, clear skies and just enough chill to warrant  a jacket and hat.
Trooper Truth
In a strange twist,  just because I have a whole Pinterest Board devoted to SW humor, some folks think I am a Star Wars fan. Au contrair. I just love the funny side of the force.
Co-op Cuties!
Yes, we are still drawing maps in co-op, thanks to Mapping the World by Art; this week was the Iberian Peninsula and France. We took time out to paint mini-pumpkins, provided by our chiropractor's office. Just another reason to love them!
Went to see Gravity with Feeche. Stunning visuals, great performances, riveting story, redemptive.
Coming soon to a theater near you, Ender's Game and the Book Thief. The literary lover in me is gonna have to see what they make of those two!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Calling All Curriculum Junkies -- The Schoolhouse Review Crew is Now Taking Applications!

I've reviewed curriculum since the beginning of this blog, but you've probably noticed that those have ramped up exponentially in the past year. That's because I've been working with an amazing team- The Schoolhouse Review Crew.
 Not only have I had the opportunity to review some of the latest and greatest homeschooling products (along with some timeless classics) but I've made a ton of new friends, learned so much more about social media and been exposed to even more review and social media opportunities because of the Crew. As a result of those opportunities I've had the joyful experience of being able to offer products and experiences to my wonderful Golden Grasses readers. And today, I'd like to offer you another great opportunity...

The Schoolhouse Review Crew will be taking applications for the 2014 Review year from October 24 - November 8!

Are you a homeschool blogger?
Are you a curriculum junkie?
Do you enjoy writing reviews?
Then you might be perfect for the Crew! 

Some requirements for being a part of the Crew include the following: 

  • First of all you must be a homeschool mom or dad. You don’t have to homeschool all of your children, but you must homeschool at least one. 
  • You must be willing to use the review products for about six weeks in your homeschool, before writing your review. Review periods have deadlines and requirements for the reviews. You must be willing to follow these requirements. No, that doesn’t mean you must write a positive review. But it does mean that there are certain elements that are required. And the deadlines are firm. If you are often late for deadlines, the Crew is probably not for you. 
  • You must have a blog on which to publish your reviews, and be sure you have an active blog with a following. By active blog, I mean that you should be blogging regularly, at least weekly, about your family and homeschool (in addition to your reviews). Your blog should have followers — RSS feed or email subscribers, as well as in social media. The Crew does not accept brand new bloggers who just set up their blogs for the purposes of applying to the team. 
  • Are you using social media to promote your blog? Activity on at least one social media platform is a requirement to serve on the Crew. Which one is up to you — Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google Plus are the options. You will need to be willing to promote your reviews there and post a widget or plug-in publicly on your blog, indicating how many followers you have in social media. 
  • You must be willing to check into the Crew's Review Management forum. This is where information is disseminated to the team. The leadership does everything possible to make things easy for us, outside of writing the actual review, but you need to be willing to participate by checking in almost daily. 
  • Sample reviews are helpful. If you’ve never written a review on your blog, go ahead and write one for curriculum you are currently using in your homeschool. This will help the leaders see how you approach writing reviews. 

Why should you want to be a part?
One of my greatest joys in life is connecting people with other poeple, products, places, services, ideas or books that will grow thier vision, thier reach, thier heart for God and what He's doing in thier life. Being part of the Crew has allowed me access to people, products and services that have done that for me, and in turn, allow me to do that for others. How cool is that?!

Our Crew of over 250 review bloggers has been serving the homeschool community for more than 5 years. As a respected review team, we take this job very seriously and will insist you do as well. The leadership provides an incredible amount of assistance to help us be the best bloggers, homeschool parents, and of course, reviewers we can be. They provide a mentoring program for new members, a social media networking group, many blog and social media tutorials, and lots of incredible opportunities for our team, including blog carnivals, the opportunity to guest post on the Crew blog, and the blessing of some incredible friendships.

How can you apply? 
After making sure you meet all of the requirements, if you believe you would to an asset to the Schoolhouse Review Crew and wish to join us, please click over to the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog to apply.

Come be a part of The Old Schoolhouse family!

If you have any questions about whether the Crew is right for you or not, please contact me and let's chat about it. I love sharing good things, and The Schoolhouse Review Crew is definitely one of them!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Silver Bullet

Want to see a young man smile? Hand him the keys to a Pontiac Grand Am! That's just what some amazing friends did for Feeche on Saturday. Everyone should have friends like Don and Ricci. Blessed beyond measure. And, btw, Feeche is still smiling, 1/2 a week later. ( and yes, this picture captures the overcast weather we've been having).

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Homemaker's Mentor CD Winners!

the 2 winners of the Homemaker's Mentor CD's
are Amy from Itavitaafric and Stephanie!
Send me your contact info asap, please and we will get them shipped.

More give-aways coming right up, along with more scintillating reviews of amazing books and curriculum and, of course, my witty commentary on about everything.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Bridgeway Academy- Marine Biology- TOS Review

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Bridgeway Academy offers many homeschooling resources, including information for new to experienced homeschoolers, and a myriad of on-line classes, ranging from kindergarten through adult. We recently had the very good fortune to review Fun with Science- Marine Biology with Mrs. Carla Berg (Grades 5-8) using Jigsaw Meeting as the on-line interaction site.
Bridgeway Academy is Accredited, Flexible, Individualized, Supportive. The Academy has supported homeschooling parents for almost 2 decades and offers accreditation through the National Association of Private Schools and AdvanEd. Pretty awesome, eh?

Marine Biology is an 9-week class that meets on -line for an hour each week with approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour of homework a week. The course platform used video-camera, white board and chat technology. What this means is that the student's see and hear the teacher in real time, are able to interact with their teacher and fellow students via chat and can access slide-shows, maps and homework posted by the teacher.
The class itself dives right into ocean biology- plants, animals and habitat. Students will learn about the world's oceans and how current technology is being used to discover and utilize the oceans vast resources. The will design food webs, research endangered species, write newspaper articles about oceanography and so much more. My science/ animal loving son has reveled in the content, sharing YouTubes of Humpback Whales group feeding, recordings of underwater whale sounds and more. This has been a rich and challenging class on a subject matter that has been fascinating!
So, did my can't get enough computer time, science nerd 13 year old son love this class? Absolutely. Did I love this class? Yep! Out-sourcing has been a fundamental part of our homeschooling for years because the reality is that my time and abilities are limited. We love on-line courses in particular for several reasons:
  1. It allows us to access teachers with expertise that we don't have.
  2. We have access to classes we wouldn't even dream about (seriously, we live in the Territories-about as far from every ocean as geographically possible.)
  3. We continue to school from the comfort of  our own home (or wherever our computer might  be at the time).
  4. My kids learn what it means to turn in homework on a deadline and meet the expectations of other adults.
  5. If you miss a class-time for some reason you can go back and read the transcript or watch the video.

Cub is thoroughly enjoying the class. We are finding it to be academically solid, presented by a competent and engaging teacher. He loves having a weekly "appointment" (though perhaps he's not as enthused by the weekly homework) and loves answering questions via chat. He was beyond thrilled one week when Ms. Berg shared the kids homework (his!) with the entire class during the presentation period. Cub really enjoyed learning from Ms. Berg, was totally impressed that she was a Marine Biologist and felt that the class was informative and fun (winning combo!).

Two minor areas of concern, but certainly not show-stoppers, was the non-subject chatter that occurred with irritating regularity via the chat box. This was distracting and irritating to both my son and others. I'm not sure what the solution would be because if the teacher cut off "chat" the kids wouldn't be able to interact with the subject matter/ teacher.Secondly, this course did not come with a book,workbook or text of any kind. Cub rather wanted something like this. Homework was regular, challenging and engaging but he still felt like some type of workbook or manual would have been really helpful and enjoyable to him (he's one of my science guys so I can't really give him enough to read about for science).

That being said, would we use Bridgway again? In a heart-beat. We've used other on-line programs, loved some and loathed others, but they are all consistently spendy and utilize one curriculum choice.
Bridgeway Academy is a bit different. The classes are very reasonably priced (less than if you were paying for private tutoring, which we have) and utilize a variety of different curriculum at the high school level (love that!). Classes include such subjects as Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Electives  as well as honors and AP courses. These classes are affordable; The cost for the elementary and middle school level courses is $145. Bridgeway Learning Labs also offer 0.5 credit high school labs for $275 and up.
In conclusion: This is an incredibly affordable, flexible, individualized and do-able program. We loved the class Cub took and will definitely consider Bridgeway Academy courses in the future.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Keeping On

Bridgeway Homeschool Academy ~ Flexible, Supportive, Individualized
School this week includes lots of on-line resources: Cub is loving the Marine Bio class through Bridgeway; IXL, Time 4 Learning and French Essentials are all keeping us hopping and God's World News on-line forum is rounding out the fun. More reviews coming so stay tuned.
Of course, they do plenty of other stuff, too. Cub continues to not HATE math with Learn Math Fast- he just started Alg. I - I LOVE this program! It is easy, effective and will help your non-mathy kid feel successful at math.

Grammar- Mary Daly's Whole Book of Diagrams, along with FLL IV- Flower loves diagramming; along with PreScripts cursive- love that program!
Science-well, yeah! Apologia Biology for Cub, and Tiner for Flower.
Lit- Flower finished Sarah, Plain and Tall, Cub...not sure, but something.

And you caught site of the amazing duct tape chair, didn't you?

The kids finished Super Star Student by Great Courses. It's the older version and the guy went to the Shatner school of acting, but the content is great and the teacher's sincerity totally captivated the kids interest. Lots of good learning, definitely a course worth having your Jr and early Sr. Highschoolers go through (my copies for sale, just fyi and all that ; ).
I think we need to invent a game called 'shatner' where someone yells 'SHATNER' at you and then you have to overact whatever you were currently doing.

Reviews; yes, we have 'em:
Diary of a Real Payne- total lit love- if you like Cleary or Henry, your (or your kiddo!) will LOVE this one!
God's World News- fantastic resource!! Make it part of your homeschooling- easy access to a whole lot of learning!
Homemaker's Mentor- there is still time to sign up for  a copy of the CD's!
Just my .02 worth: 7 Things 2 Do 2 Stay Motivated 2 Homeschool

Product Details
We finished The Bronze Bow. How I love that book; it's a choke-Mom up book. It puts hands and feet to the faith in a way that your kids will get. Historical fiction at its finest by world class author Elizabeth George Speare.

I read The Fourth Kingdom and The Force by long time Joyce and Alexadra Swann. Joyce's 10 kids earned their Master's Degrees by age 15 and Alexandra is the author of No Regrets. You'll be hearing more about these great books when I do a full review. For now, content yourself with my short and quick Amazon review.

My life is so exciting. Scored big at the organic chicken farm and only paid $7 a chick. Woot. Throw in a long and heat-felt talk with the sweet-heart chick farmers wife and my day was about made.
If that wasn't domestic thrill enough we found The Phantom menace at the Thrift store for a buck and a Bionicle Game that Cub actually talked other suckers patient family members  in to playing with him. He hasn't stopped smiling since Friday afternoon!
But that's not all. We are going wifi (thank the good Lord, I might be able to get back on top of my life again), found wifi thingy for about 1/5 of the price we were thinking and threw in a dirt cheap camera to boot. Cub is in heaven because I told him I'd share with him. He is back in the stop-action movie making biz. Yes, he's still smiling!
Funky Junque Interiors
I've decided that I AM going to finish my crate stairs, which won't look quite like Donna's but they won't go on a Pinterest "Nailed It!" board either. And I'm cheating. I'm going to sharpie the stencils, since I am stencil painting challenged and sharpie-gifted. Call me Craft-Hacker.
I read this this week:  If you are bit by the Serpent enough times, you become like him.
This week Ruthie and Don and Rikki show God's love to us in ways big and small. They  have rejoiced with us and cried with us and offered us wisdom and love. They continue to say, in the face of hardship and hurt and no easy answers and repeated snake bites:
I pray that God lifted your head through the help of good friends and His love this week.
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God's World News:Trak- TOS Review

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God's World News has been around for a while. We've subscribed years ago and really enjoyed it, but it had fallen off my scope. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review it again. We recieved a full year subscription to Trak (High School)
And wow! Check out all of the great age-appropriate magazines they now offer- pre-K through high school!

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I requested and we received Trak- the magazine for high schoolers, even though we currently have post- high school and Jr. Highers on board. My kids are, if nothing else, readers, and they did just fine with Trak.  Cub was always the first one to grab the magazine, reading it cover to cover. Flower meandered through it and Feeche ninja-read, bringing up fun facts to know and tell at odd and opportune moments. You could easily assign reading from God's World News, but it's engaging and colorful enough that if you have readers in your house, it's not truly necessary.

This past year we were gifted with an international economics magazine. Very informative, but highly depressing and distressing to both of my teens, on the affairs of the world. Cub's frequent comment about Trak and World Magazine is that "These magazines are like the Christian E." In other words, highly informative, challenging and thought provoking, but sans the lack of faith and despair. Winning combo, 'round here!
Each month you can expect to find:

In-depth feature stories convey high-visibility developments in a teen-friendly style.
Editorials stimulate critical thinking skills.
Economics, technology, and other must-know subjects are translated through relevant, interesting stories.
Info Graphics illustrate and convey important news concepts.
Safe coverage of cultural events and personalities exposes students to appropriate, yet timely trends and events.
Student website access at keeps high schoolers in the know about important news stories.
Will you agree with everything that you read in God's World? Probably not. But you will be introduced to others thoughts and opinions in ways that are respectful and thought-provoking. Good journalism; remember that?


In addition, you will receive access to an on-line forum. You could get lost in here for hours! High-school tabs include SciTech, Must-Know, Beliefs, Fun Stuff, Live Culture and Arts; this includes current events, biographies, political cartoons, and much, much more -all from a Christian World-View.  I'm requiring GWN web-site perusal for specified times throughout the week, just because we've been crazy busy and I don' want to over-look this amazing resource. While I'm being intentional about the amount of time they spend on the web-content, I'm relying on my kids interests to guide them.

One full color magazine plus one web-site chock-full of history, news, cutlure, art, comics and apoloetics for one reasonable price. Does it get any better than this? For news and information hounds who want to understand the issues and are committed to a Christian faith, my answer is, unequivocally, no!

When you subscribe you will receive:
  • Full-year subscriptions includes 10 big, full-color, monthly issues (every month except December & May).
  • School-year subscriptions include seven monthly issues (September - April).
  • 32 pages per issue, filled with age-appropriate news and features.
  • No charge for regular shipping and handling! (1st class delivery available at additional charge.)
  • Lessons and Resources
Click HERE for a Sample for more samples; listen to the radio program or catch a video. There is a whole lot here, for one low subscription price, which is $28 a year for Trak. God's World News also offers school and group subscriptions.
This would be a great resource to use for a home or co-op current events or apologetics class, as an add-in or just one of those great resources that you have in your home that creates a life-style of learning.  This is a great educatinal tool for those who do frequent car-schooling or with both parents working.
If you buy one magazine this year for homeschooling, make it a God's World News Subscription. Worth every penny.
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