Learning History with Biographies

I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew. It’s no secret that I adore history, but not the boring, dry textbook kind. Living history is where it’s at folks, and these amazing Heroes of History biographies are a fabulous way to bring history to life. We were able to choose a book for this review, so I choose […]

History Comes Alive with Figures in Motion @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

History Comes Alive with Figures in Motion

History is by far one of our favorite subjects here in the Nerddom. We also love all things theater, so when I have the opportunity to combine the two I’ll say yes every time! That’s why we loved reviewing these amazing history puppets from Figures in Motion. We chose to have a look at the Famous Figures of the Civil […]

Why We Love Teaching Textbooks 4.0 @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Why We Love Teaching Textbooks 4.0 for Homeschool Math

Let’s face it, homeschool math can be a little intimidating. It is probably the number one subject that I hear my readers and friends are struggling with (science being a close second!). Teaching textbooks 4.0 has provided a great option for homeschool math that takes away the struggle and worry—for moms and students! Homeschool Math Program Overview Teaching Textbooks 4.0 […]

Using a Scientific Calculator in Your Homeschool @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Using a Scientific Calculator in Your Homeschool

The thought of using a scientific calculator in your homeschool can be a little intimidating! All of those strange symbols and keys . . . whew! Sure, it has an instruction booklet, but it might as well be in a foreign language for all the help it gives. It’s one thing to know what a button does, it’s quite another to […]

Homeschool Court Mock Trial for Civics Instruction @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Homeschool Court Mock Trial for Civics Instruction

I am fascinated by court cases and evidence and investigation. TV shows like Blue Bloods, Law and Order, and Matlock have always been very appealing to me. Perhaps because I have a strong sense of seeing fair justice served, or maybe because I am simply in awe of how attorneys can draw out the truth (or, in some cases, manipulate […]

Review of Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers

When we first began homeschooling, I had a 7th and 10th grader. I didn’t have to worry about teaching them to read or basic arithmetic or even a general overview of history. They already had those things. Instead, I worried about things like teaching them to write effective essays and evaluating their writing. It was incredibly intimidating when I could […]

Teaching a Child to Read with The Reading Game @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Teaching a Child to Read with The Reading Game

Teaching a child to read can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Wonderful resources, like The Reading Game, 2nd Edition from Allsaid & Duun, LLC, can help make the process FUN and EXCITING! What is The Reading Game? The Reading Game was created by Wordly Wise author Kenneth Hodkinson. It teaches 180 words, most of […]

Failure Free Reading Program (review)

Reading is something that I have a great passion for. I love to read and have always tried to instill that love within my children as well. My 14-year-old is a voracious reader and has been since she was very little. My 9-year-old . . . well, not so much. He has struggled greatly with reading, mostly because he just […]

Personal Finance for Teens Made Easy!

Teaching personal finance to our teens doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or difficult prospect. As a family that has been learning a lot about budgeting and paying off debt over the past 3–5 years, I can honestly admit that sometimes it DOES feel overwhelming when I think about teaching these concepts to my children. Well let me tell ya, […]

Learning Resources for the Mars Rover Landing @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Learning Resources for the Mars Rover Landing

I found out this past weekend that the Mars Rover is landing on February 18, 2021. According to Space.com, only “40% of all Mars surface missions have landed successfully.” It will be very exciting to watch this week’s landing. I’ve rounded up some great learning resources that you can use this week leading up to the landing and even after […]