Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time4learning Review

Today we finished the trial period of Time4learning.  I must say we have really enjoyed using the program.  I found it to be a great supplement to many of the subjects we are studying.  While we did not use the Math portion (we use Teaching Textbooks) I thought Math section was thoroughly explained.  The Science was used by my daughter who has been using Apologia General Science.  It covered the same topics and she liked it much better than Apologia. We used various levels of History to cover what we are studying.  We used Greek Mythology and Medieval history and while my children were not in that particular level, all I had to do was email them and they changed their level so they could have access to that portion of that particular subject.  I found this was done in a very timely manner; sometimes only taking a few minutes.
The Parent section contained lots of good information, forums.  It also had a great scope and sequence that you could also chose what lesson you wanted your child to work on that day by simply entering the lesson number.  There is also the playground that the kids like to take a break and play around on.  They really did not use the playground that much but it is a nice feature for those especially with younger children.

I must say that I really liked this program.  I think it is well work the money; the only thing I would change would be make the subscription rate the same for a family rather than individually.  I would definitely recommend it as an affordable option to those who might like to try an online school or instead of cd's or dvd's.   I would give it a 5 star rating!

 Time4Learning can be used as ahomeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning

Monday, November 8, 2010

Time4learning Review

I’ve been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Friday, March 12, 2010

March already??

What a gorgeous winter we have had!!! Beautiful snows, sledding, skiing, snowmen everywhere you look!!! We have not had a snowy winter like this in years, and personally, I have enjoyed it!!

I cannot believe it is already I will wish you Happy New Year, Happy Valentines Day, Presidents Day, Happy Birthday to Me and I may as well throw in St. Patricks Day and Easter!!

We have about 35 baby chicks...
What a cute little assortment of friends!!

A lovely Fawn!

No wonder Jesus liked sheep...what a cute little lamb!

You two "quack" me up!!

We are now ready for Spring. I has been in the 6o's this week and it has felt wonderful.
Come on Spring we are ready for you!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Hill Family

Cake and, how they have changed this year!

Apparently, I missed blogging before Christmas. Face book is much easier to keep up with everyone but I save my pictures for my blog. I guess it is the scrapbook I will never get around to completing!

We had an awesome snow a few days before Christmas, it was so heavy and beautiful clinging to the trees.

This year was a year of growing up for my girls...they did not write their usual letter to Santa and I have to say it made Momma a bit sad. After a bit of explaining how it all works, everything was ok, but it was truly a bit sad to realize your babies are not babies any longer.

We did have fun in the snow though...they are not too old to build snowmen and ride a sled!

What a beautiful picture God paints for us with snow!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hill Family...

Glitter Graphics

Thanksgiving Glitters

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Hannah!

Autumn Myspace Layouts

Monday, November 16, 2009

Halloween 2009
Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Disappearing Food!

Daniel as Shaggy
Cake as Daphne
Cam as Velma
Hannah Boo as Scooby Doo's Girlfriend
Yours Truly as the Witch Scooby and Gang are chasing!

"And I would have succeeded too...
if it had not been for those meddling kids and their stupid dog!!"

"Anyone interested in a little Scooby snack"??

Cake as the lovely Daphne

The Evil and Sinister Witch...

Witch Sister-in-laws!

Daphne and Velma

Pa and Nanny on their 62nd Wedding Anniversary...Oct 31st. Pa died 6 days later!

Hannah as Hannah Boo/Scooby Doo's Girlfriend

"Witch" one you going to try first?

Nanny and Pa's 62nd Anniversary Cake

Cam as Velma

Cake by Anthony!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all...

Hope you all had a great Fall season; we certainly did. School started off a bit slow as we went on a late vacation to Myrtle Beach with some friends.
Then... Daniel got the fishing fever so went back less than a month later with his Mom and Dad and our nephew, Jacob.
We had a great time together making precious memories!

Dano at Murrell's Inlet

Papaw and Granny...She's not really fishing!

Cake and Cam outside Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse.

Cake's favorite new restaurant (normally she does not like meat...but loves Rioz).

A day of fun in the sun!

Here's a pic of Cake...just turned 12 and growing up so fast...

My "Baby" Cam...turned 10...

Granny, Papaw, Cake, Cam and Jake outside Rioz...

Dano the Mano with his BIG fish!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Anthony's Wedding

This is pictures from my brother-in-law Anthony's wedding.

My new sister-in-law Kathy.

I hope they are happy for many, many years to come.

Anthony and Jacob deserves a good wife and mother...I am glad he found Kathy!
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Beauty and the Beast Broadway Jr.

Here are a few pics of Cake and Cam's dress rehearsal for Beauty and the Beast Broadway Jr. They play the parts of:
Bookseller - Cake
Hat Seller - Cam
Tea Cup - Cake
Napkin - Cam

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

This is American Idol winner Kris Allen leading praise and worship in his church.  

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Books, Movies, and what we have been up to...

I cannot believe it has been over a month since I last posted.  We have been involved in so many
 end of school activities...we are winding down and I am ready for summer break.  The girls have two upcoming performances, one in Musical Theatre called "One Night Only" and then Cake's
 piano recital as well as both of them in Musical Theatre recital.  They are then gearing up for Camp Broadway Jr. for two weeks.  This year they are doing "Beauty and the Beast".  We are going to try to get in a few days vacation at Busch Gardens Williamsburg before they start camp.

The girls and Daniel have also been testing for their new TaeKwonDo belts...Cam tested from Orange to Green, Cake from Yellow to Orange and Daniel from White to Yellow.  They did their first board breaking the other night and did great.

We also went to see Wolverine X-Men Origins.  It was a great movie...We all dressed up like X-Men a couple of years ago for Halloween.  We can't wait until the next one comes out...suppose to be Magneto and then Deadpool.  How cool is that?  

Daniel as Wolverine

Cam as Storm
Cake as Rogue

I have read three of the most awesome books this month...the first is
 Fablehaven Dragon Santuary by Brandon Mull.  Fabulous series of books if you like faeries and mythical creatures.  

Second, by my favorite new teen author Laurie Halse Anderson, is Wintergirls.  A book about two teenage girls with deating is bulimic and one is anorexic.  This is an awesome read...very eye opening to this disease.

Third, also by Laurie Halse Anderson, is Speak...Oh my goodness you have to read this book.  It is about a girl that is sexually assaulted while at a party and was too young and scared to tell anyone for a year.  It describes her first year of high school carrying this secret.  She went from a popular girl with lots of friend to having absolutley none and being made fun of.  She essentially just stopped talking to anyone...this is really a great book.

One more book by this author of a different genre is Fever 1793.  This is a historical fiction about the epedemic of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia.  Awesome book...great reads for Moms even though it is considered a teen book.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Chicks, Snow...Easter or Christmas??

Yesterday Daniel built a chicken coop,  rather refurished a bunny condo, for his 15 chicks.  Who knows what "flavors" we will have.  We did get two colored chicks for the must read how they are "engineered".  The eggs are injected with dye prior to hatching, the chicks are not dyed afterwards like I cool is that?  Would be a great science project!

Yesterday it was in the 80's now it is is the 30's...who turned on the air conditioner?  Hope the chicks stay warm!