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Uzinggo Middle School Homeschool Program {Review & Giveaway}

By Barbie   /     Sep 05, 2013  /     Homeschooling, Reviews & Giveaways  /     6 Comments

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(Disclosure:  I received a free year’s subscription to Uzinggo.  I was compensated for my time.  All opinions expressed are my own.  I only participate in reviews that I feel will benefit my readers.)

As a homeschooling mom of a middle school student, I often second guess my abilities to teach certain subjects.  I do fairly well with english, art, and P.E., but when it comes to math and science, I need all the help I can get.  Although we have core curriculum that we are using for all subjects, I wanted to supplement math and science with on line lessons that provide both visual and auditory sensory stimulation.

Enter Uzinggo Math & Science Online Lessons!

Uzinggo offers engaging and interactive math and science lessons for middle schoolers (as well as high schoolers).  All of the lessons are in color animation and really helped to keep my daughter focused.  And besides, she is having a lot of fun.  Each lesson comes with printable activity sheets for the students, activity sheets (with answers) for parents, practice sheets and assessments.  I was excited for the chance to try the Middle School Ultimate Package, which includes both Math and Science.

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Not Back to School Blog Hop: Daily Schedule

By Barbie   /     Aug 26, 2013  /     Homeschooling  /     12 Comments

School begins on Wednesday for my 8th grade girl.  I chose to keep her on the same schedule as her 5th grade brother, who currently attends public school.  It will just make things easier.

Because I work full time, I have to be very disciplined about having my lesson plans down on paper.  I allow myself flexibility for change, but I know that if I don’t plan, I will set myself, and my girl, up for failure.  I am currently using Scholaric for lesson planning purposes.  Last year, I only used it to keep track of what we were doing, and never used the other features (grade book, reports, etc.)  I like the idea of on-line lesson planning because in my busy life, things are bound to change and computerized planning is so much easier to change than those that are handwritten.  Here is a copy of what my girl’s week-at-a-glace will look like:

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Not-Back-To-School Blog Hop: Student photo and interview!

By Barbie   /     Aug 21, 2013  /     Homeschooling  /     15 Comments

This is my second year homeschooling.  Last year was a rough one for us, as all she’s ever known up until this point is public school.  My daughter is in the 8th grade this year.  Gearing up for my third week of the “not back to school” blog hop at iHomeschool Network, I was excited to snap a current photo of my lovely girl, however, she doesn’t doesn’t like her picture taken.  Instead I was given permission to use this photo (a selfie that she took not that long ago).  Not the normal homeschool photo, but here she is!

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