Archives for October 2015
I’m kind of a planner collector. I don’t have as many as a few people that I know, but I have several. I like to try them out to see how they work for me. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t. It really depends on the features. I was recently sent The Ultimate Homeschool Planner – Yellow Cover to review from Apologia Educational Ministries. I knew that Apologia offered lots of homeschool products, but I didn’t know about the planner!
With all of the chemical mess that’s used in body care products these days, I appreciate companies that offer more natural products. Especially when they have a nice variety of items. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to review several products from Koru Naturals. I was sent the following full-sized products: Skin Clear Cream, Manuka Honey Propolis Soap, and Emu Oil Shampoo and Emu Oil Leave-in Conditioner.
Everyone who knows me knows that I love to collect cookbooks. I especially love vintage ones but am pretty open to any cookbook. I was given a copy of Meat and Potatoes: Simple Recipes that Sizzle and Sear to review. It’s a cookbook so, hello! Yeah! I was sort of expecting an average American cookbook, but this isn’t like that at all.
The cookbook is soft cover with nice glossy pages and features over 200 recipes. Recipes are categorized into 6 topics: beef, pork, poultry, lamb, game, and one-pot meals. There’s a nice introduction in the front of the book by author Rahm Fama, who grew up o a cattle ranch in New Mexico. Rahm gives advice on buying and storing meat, essential kitchen tools, and cooking guidelines.
Recipes are featured in meal format, meaning you have your main dish recipe, plus side dish recipes. Some examples are 5-B Burger with Smoked Paprika Parsnip fries and Asparagus with Mint Hollandaise, Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloins with Granny Smith Apple Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Fennel Ragu, Turkey Kebabs with Tzatziki Couscous Salad and Eggplant Caviar, Grilled Lamb T-Bones with Sauce Vert and Parsnip Croquettes and Poached Leeks, Roasted Quail with Gingersnap Stuffing and Parsnip Poutine, and Lamb and Mushroom Stout Pot Pie.
I was expecting a more basic cookbook judging by the name, but clearly the recipes are more modern. They all seem really delicious, but honestly I don’t think anyone in my family would try them. At least not the side dishes. I did get some great ideas for cooking meat, but overall this isn’t my kind of cookbook. If your family enjoys more modern dishes, this cookbook would be great for you!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Life of Fred is a fictional narrative that introduces students to essential concepts in a fun and easy way. Kids really love reading the Fred books. The Language Arts Series covers concepts on spelling, grammar, punctuation and lots more. This series is best suited for middle school and high school students. The books can be re-read once every year to ensure total comprehension of all the concepts covered. Lessons include the seven parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, similes, silent letters, and so much more. Why these books WORK:
- Language Arts concepts are weaved throughout a fictional narrative about Fred, the 5-year-old math prodigy. The books read like storybooks but have meaningful lessons embedded within the stories.
- Every chapter is a daily lesson that only takes about 20 to 30 minutes to read and complete.
- At the end of every chapter, there is an opportunity for students to practice the concepts covered during Fred’s adventure.
- The Language Arts Series can be re-read once a year to keep concepts fresh in students’ minds.
- Kids want to actually read these books – they are so fun!
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What customers are saying about the Life of Fred Language Arts Series: “This is a wonderful series. While it is presented in a silly, quirky manner it has a good coverage of grammar, and then some. It is an engaging story that helps you relate what you are learning to ‘real’ life.” – Educents customer
“My kids love this series. We started with Elementary Math and have used Fred for our entire schooling. Hands down, the best curriculum we have found.” -Christian The Life of Fred Language Arts Series includes four titles: Australia, Begin Teaching, Classes, and Dreams. Here are a few examples of the concepts covered in each book. In Life of Fred: Australia, students will learn… -The difference between a hemistich and heteronym -What these abbreviations mean: p.s. ps ps. and Ps. -How to experience two summers and no winters each year In Life of Fred: Begin Teaching, students will learn… -The uses of 12 tenses in English -The 16 ways to make plurals -Why “since” is a dangerous word In Life of Fred: Classes, students will learn… -The six rules for hyphenating compound adjectives -How the three moods in English are used -The four uses of italics In Life of Fred: Dreams, students will learn…-The three uses of a dash -How to pronounce “viz” -The difference between metaphor and metonymy Check out the Language Arts books and the entire Life of Fred collection offered at the best price on Educents! This offer is valid through October 2015.