5 Tips for Homeschool Science Labs

We generally like Science over here at the HP Academy. I admit that we don’t get to do the experiments and hand-on work as often as I’d like (or as I imagine we’d do). But now that Raine is in high school, working towards getting into college, I know we should step up. So I’m […]

Review: LitWits Kits

We HPs are a bookish family, and we have had lively discussions about and jumping off from books we’ve read as a family. The Hunger Games trilogy, for example, has led to countless talks (and sometimes–ehem– lectures) about Dystopian and Utopian societies, dictatorship, martial law, the current Philippine political scene, morality and hard choices. However, […]

Review: Thinkwell Honors 8th Grade Math

I have been eyeing Thinkwell for a couple of years already, but never seriously considered it due to budget constraints. I was thrilled to be chosen to review one of their 6th to 8th Grade Math courses. After taking the placement test, Raine (12yo, 7th grade) qualified for the Honors 8th Grade Math course. It […]

Review: CrossTimber – Name Meaning Gifts

We were chosen to review Your Amazing Name – Personalized Adventures for EVERY Name! from CrossTimber – Name Meaning Gifts. We received a personalized cartoon video for Breeze, which featured Breeze’s artwork, her photo, a message from me, and the meaning of her name. The video is almost 30 minutes long. I watched the video […]

Review: Creating a Masterpiece Drawing Program

It’s no secret that I have grand aspirations of the artistic bent (and my kids always remind me, “expectations versus reality!”). Which is why reviewing the Drawing Program from Creating a Masterpiece is such a joyful thing. We reviewed Creating a Masterpiece a couple of years back, and I am pretty happy with our experience […]

Review: Progeny Press – Shadow Spinner Study Guide & The Hound of the Baskervilles Study Guide

We’ve reviewed a Progeny Press Study Guide before, and I have purchased several to use in a book club that I ran for a few months. I’m happy to be able to review the Shadow Spinner Study Guide and the The Hound of the Baskervilles Study Guide this time ’round. Both study guides are downloadable […]

HP Bulletin #429

We have been so overwhelmed lately. We’ve had to move house suddenly. And now that we’ve finally transferred our 845,378 boxes and bags of stuff, we have to unpack and put away all that. So. We have, however, started our newest school year! Raine is 7th grade, and Breeze, 4th. Time flies! We’re on our […]

Review: My School Year Homeschool Record Keeping

I’m happy that before our SY 2019-20 kicks off, I received the Annual Membership Plan from My School Year Homeschool Record Keeping . And even better, doing this review forces me to plan out our coming school year much, much earlier.

Review: Home School in the Woods Timeline

We”re big fans of Home School in the Woods, and this time we’re happy to review the Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures. This is a massive download with more than 1,260 figures that can be used in a myriad of ways.

Review: Simply Music

Raine has been learning to play the piano for over a year now, and she’s raring to play pieces that aren’t in her beginner’s piano book. That’s why I was intrigued by the Music & Creativity – Foundation Course created by Neil Moore of Simply Music . Simply Music is perfect for those who want […]