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Knowledge Box Central

by Mary Ann Kelley

KBC is a lapbook and notebooking provider with a large catalog, including Apologia resources. She frequently runs sales of her items.

Learning for Life

by Mary Ann Kelley

This character education curriculum for Pre-K through high school is designed to be taught by the parent to the student. Sample lessons and tables of contents are available to view on the website.

Live & Learn Press

by Mary Ann Kelley

Live and Learn is a lapbook, unit study and journaling provider. They offer lapbook resources for unit studies and other topics as well as lapbook kits to go with Apologia elementary science units. Most kits can be ordered as a download, a CD, or a comb-bound book.

Notebooking Pages

by Mary Ann Kelley

Notebooking is educational journaling or scrapbooking. Essentially, the idea is to create a compilation of what has been learned and experienced in any number of subjects or activities and organize it in a notebook (or binder). It is generally up to the child to determine what he wants to include in this notebook. Notebooking Pages Continue reading »

Our America Series

by Mary Ann Kelley

Finn’s & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to go back to early America to find them. In the first book of The Our America series, The Pilgrim Adventure, they discover that the Pilgrims had far more adventures than they had ever realized. Their second American adventure Continue reading »

Practical Proverbs

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Practical Proverbs series by Dara Halydier will take the student deep into God’s word.  Practical Proverbs for Younger Students is a 36 lesson workbook for 4th- 8th graders that covers subjects at that maturity level such as self-esteem, anger, relationships, trust, truth, modesty, money, words, etc.  After each lesson are 1 to 2 worksheets Continue reading »

Remembering God’s Awesome Acts

by Mary Ann Kelley

Remembering God’s Awesome Acts intertwines Biblical and ancient history, but also includes additional instruction in creative writing, speech, drama, geography, anthropology, archeology and linguistics. The ultimate purpose of each element is to give the student a better understanding of the Bible. The focus is not on the individual subjects, but on studying issues, playing with Continue reading »

Remembering God’s Chosen Children

by Mary Ann Kelley

Remembering God’s Chosen Children teaches the history of the Hebrew people from Abram through the New Testament with an emphasis on how the history points toward the coming of Jesus Christ. Ready to use lesson plans are included. The course is part of the Create-A-Notebook series and is excellent for use with notebooking and lapbooking.

The Easy French

by Mary Ann Kelley

Le Français Facile! Phonetic French Homeschooling Curriculum from The Great Commission Languages company. Program includes 36 lessons (stories and vocabulary), French phonograms, French songs, and French scripture memory verses. There are 400+ pages of non-consumable textbook plus 2 audio CD’s. CD #1 is also an enhanced audio CD-ROM. It contains 200+ printable activity sheets, which Continue reading »

Time Travelers History Study Series

by Mary Ann Kelley

Time Travelers History Study Series focuses on American history from new world explorers to the Great Depression (WWII is in development as of 2010) using hands on projects to facilitate transfer of learning. The materials contain brief subject narratives, along with many activities and teacher’s guides. Teacher Helps include tips for preparing and organizing, as Continue reading »

Tutor.com

by Mary Ann Kelley

Tutor.com is an online tutor that allows you to work one-to-one with your tutor in their online classroom on your specific homework problem until it’s done. Tutoring is available in math, science, English and social studies, for monthly subscriptions (price depends on the amount of hours per month utilized). Eligible military families can get free Continue reading »

Typing Instructor Platinum

by Mary Ann Kelley

This is a wonderful typing program with a variety of levels. This program uses the latest technology to provide an educational, entertaining, and motivating experience for beginners and intermediate – even advanced typists, with creative learning themes, fast moving, arcade-style games, and educational learning plans. Typists may learn in English or Spanish. It has programs Continue reading »

Unforgettable Languages

by Mary Ann Kelley

Unforgettable Languages are foreign language learning courses offered in 30 different languages using CD Rom, CD Audio or downloadable formats. Vocabulary is taught using the Linkword Method, meaning that you will use visual tricks to link the word to a familiar English word to facilitate learning vocabulary. “The Linkword Method is based on the principle Continue reading »

Well-Planned Day Homeschool/Household Planners

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Well-Planned Day line of homeschool/household planners from Home Educating Family Publishing are printed and e-book formats. For 2011 they are adding planner accessories. Planners are available for moms, middle schoolers and high schoolers. All versions contain scripture, short articles to train or encourage, and of course calendars in several options.

WinterPromise

by Mary Ann Kelley

Working from the idea that literature communicates powerfully to young minds, WinterPromise developed a curriculum that is strongly literature-based. This offers parents the opportunity to do less teaching and more “learning together” with their children. This “Learning Together” method has the additional benefit of requiring almost no preparation for the parent, preserving as many moments Continue reading »