Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Famous Men of the Middle Ages Review


I am really excited to tell you about this next set of books that I received from Memoria Press! Before I do though, let me tell you a little about the company. Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces Classical Christian materials. Cheryl Lowe founded the company in 1994, and is the author of several of their books, including the very popular Latin program, Latina Christiana.

This year we have been studying the Middle Ages, so I was thrilled to have received the Famous Men of the Middle Ages set.  I received the Text, Teacher's Guide, Student Guide, Lesson Plans, and the Flashcards, along with the eBook.


Famous Men of the Middle Ages is a year-long workbook course suited best for grades 5-8.  The Student Guide is broken down into three introductory lessons and then 34 chapters with a review lesson after every 5-6 chapters.

Each lesson in the Student Guide includes Facts to Know {along with famous quotes}, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions, and Activities that include things like mapwork, timelines, discussion questions, and art projects.


The Review Lessons include all the prior Vocabulary, Important Dates, Important People, Who Said That, and a Geography Review with maps, and drawing pages.


The Text is well laid out and each chapter is about a famous man in the Middle Ages starting from Alaric the Visigoth and ending with Warwick the King-Maker. Other chapters include stories about Justinian, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, Marco Polo, Joan of Arc, and Gutenberg. Each glossy paged chapter is only 4-6 pages long and filled with beautiful illustrations.


The Teacher's Guide is a must because it contains all of the answers.  It is laid out identical to the Student Guide so answers are easy to locate.

My Thoughts:  If your child is studying the Middle Ages, I think this is a great resource to go along with it.  The stories are short but full of information and will keep a child's attention.  The Student Guide is packed with information to help them retain what they read.  And there are plenty of activities for families to pick and choose what they want to do.  The Flashcards are a great add on to help reinforce what they learned.  The Lesson Plans are nice to have, but definitely not a necessity.

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Memoria Press.   Famous Men of the Middle Ages is for grades 5-8.  The Text, Student Guide, and Teacher's Manual are sold as a set for $39.95.  The Lesson Plans are just $5 and the Flashcards are $12.95.

Every course you purchase from Memoria Press comes with a 60 Day Guarantee.




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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thrifty Thursday


I've been posting these on Facebook throughout the week, but if you've missed them, here are the THRIFTY deals for today!

FREE Poetry Prompts for Children @ To the Moon and Back

FREE States and Capitols Pack @ Only Passionate Curiosity

FREE Scripture Memory Scavenger Hunt Game @ The Road to 31

FREE Mapping Out Our Homeschool High School Plan @ Homeschool Creations

FREE Country and Province Notebooking Pages @ Homeschool Giveaways & Freebies

FREE Dr. Seuss Writing Activities Printables @ In All You Do

FREE TOS Magazine Back Issues @ The Old Schoolhouse



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Benefits of Homeschooling


One of the many benefits of homeschooling is breakfast and school at Panera!!



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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Maisy Hiding


Monday we took Maisy to the Vet for her annual appointment.  She was hoping we would not notice her if she hid under the chair.



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sleep Number and SleepIQ Technology Review


Last weekend my family and I visited our local Sleep Number store to learn about the new SleepIQ technology.  This was our first visit ever to a Sleep Number store and before entering the store we had no idea what SleepIQ was about.

As a matter of fact, we were under the impression that Sleep Number beds were way out of our price range...and boy were we wrong!

William, the Sleep Professional we met was extremely helpful.  He first had us lay on one of the beds and use the remote to find our sleep number.  Surprisingly, we both had fairly low numbers.  He then told us all about the SleepIQ technology.

This I thought was really innovative, especially for someone who has a husband who does not sleep very well at all.  SleepIQ basically tracks and journals your sleep patterns throughout the night.  The sensors in your Sleep Number bed measure your breathing rate, heart rate, and movement to track how you are sleeping.  Then it provides you with information you can use to make adjustments to your Sleep Number setting or daily routine to help you sleep better.


It gives detailed a detailed hour by hour summary on each night's sleep.


We were really intrigued by the technology so we started inquiring about the beds.  Like I mentioned earlier, they are really more affordable than we thought. Prices online right now start as low as $899 for a queen and $1,499 for a king. I'm pretty sure we spent close to that on our last mattress...which we have hated from the start.

Find Out More:  You can find out more about SleepIQ online at Sleep Number. Sleep IQ is $499.99 but if you purchase it with your new Sleep Number bed it is only $299.99.




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