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Review: MaxScholar

MaxScholar Reading Intervention Programs  is a collection of online interactive programs designed to help beginning and struggling students how to read. It uses well-researched and proven methods such as the Orton-Gillingham approach and the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Now both my girls (ages 8 and 11) read way above their age and grade level. I still requested […]

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Review: MaxScholar

MaxScholar Reading Intervention Programs  is a collection of online interactive programs designed to help beginning and struggling students how to read. It uses well-researched and proven methods such as the Orton-Gillingham approach and the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Now both my girls (ages 8 and 11) read way above their age and grade level. I still requested […]

Review: Critical Thinking Co.

The Critical Thinking Co.™ is one of our favorite publishers. We have been using their books in the HP Academy of Homeschool Shmool (yes, that is our ‘official’ name, according to the girls) and the kids and I love window shopping on their website. It was a bit difficult choosing which book to review, since we […]

Review: Home School Navigator

If there are things that I am always on the look out for, it’s different ways to teach Math, and an acceptable (to her) writing curriculum for Breeze. When we were given the opportunity to review Home School Navigator I was hoping that it would finally be THE curriculum we were looking for.   Home School Navigator […]

House and Home

HP Bulletin # 392

We HPs are settling in our new house, and everyone except me seems to have adjusted to the much, much colder weather. I wear a long-sleeved turtleneck top under a sweatshirt under a jacket, plus pants and extra thick socks while the girls run around barefoot with no jackets; The Hubby even wears shorts around […]

The HPs Are Now Much Cooler

And we mean that literally. We moved up to Baguio City, where the temperatures range from 12 to 22 degrees. Washing dishes can be freezing, and a hot shower is one of the most wonderful things in the world. It took quite some time for us to get here though. The Hubby and I had […]

Laundry and Life

I remember this one time I was helping my mom with the family laundry. I groused and complained over each step. “I don’t like switching the loads between tubs,” I declared (ours was a semi-automatic twin tub washing machine). “There are so many loads!” “You know what I hate most? Making sampay (hanging the clothes on […]