Curious World Educational App Review

As a homeschool family, I am constantly looking for fun ways to educate my son. I have found that the greatest challenge in homeschooling is keeping the conflict at bay when he decides he doesn't want to do whatever lessons I've planned for the day. So, anytime I can find something that is … [Read more...]

STEM: Encouraging Girls with Miles from Tomorrowland

When I was a kid I had almost NO interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. I took the minimum amount of science and math classes required in high school. The only thing I enjoyed was computer programming. But, as you can see by the date on my commendation below, that … [Read more...]

Free Printable Reading Chart

#Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias I come from a family of readers. Actually, I should say that the women in my family have always been big readers. However, Little R, who is now 7 doesn't have that natural love of reading. We read to him a lot when he was a baby and toddler, but that need for … [Read more...]

Free Printable Minecraft Math Worksheets

  UPDATE: This freebie has now expired and the worksheet is now $2.99, but you can check the home page at Educents for their current freebies!  While no encouragement is needed to get kids to play Minecraft, practicing math is another story! If your kids need some extra encouragement to … [Read more...]

Helping Students Excel with Provost Online Academy

This post brought to you by Provost Academy. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Thrifty Jinxy. My husband and I made the decision last year to homeschool our son. He is just starting school this year as a Kindergarten student and this has been a decision that required a … [Read more...]

Enter for a Chance to Win a Hooked on Phonics Complete Learn to Read System ($299 value)

Do you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews who are ready to learn to read?  Then this is the sweepstakes for you!  You can enter to win a Hooked on Phonics Complete Learn to Read System ($299 value). Hooked on Phonics® has been creating award-winning educational programs for children … [Read more...]

You’ve been Sentenced! Country Music Edition – Reader Giveaway!

The super fun family word game has gone Country!  McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds, creators of the You’ve been Sentenced! word game, recently added the You’ve been Sentenced! Country Music Edition to its fun line of games. The Country Music Edition provides students with a whole new way to … [Read more...]

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