Taco ‘ Bout an awesome deal!

Edit: July 1, 2020 – This sale is ended- However the information is AWESOME and introduces you to other products and many Great Teacher Authors providing curriculum! I hope you enjoy! Mrs. Crabtree

Amped Up Learning is partnering with many teacher authors – INCLUDING Homeschool Holiday for an awesome $2 Taco Tuesday Promotion! This is our very first promotion of this kind. We were asked to pick ONLY 2 of our favorite resources and mark them down to TACO TUESDAY special prices of $2.00 each… well as you know at Homeschool Holiday…the majority of my products ARE ONLY $2.00 to begin with…but we still plan to bring you an amazing sale, as well as introduce you to some of the products other teacher authors have on special as well.

Homeschool Holiday is PROUD to offer you their BRAND NEW Oreo Cookie Bundle. This set includes our Oreo Cookie Staking activity as well as our Oreo Cookie Taste Test. (Spoiler alert – these not only make great classroom activities – test them out this summer with your family!) Grab them Tuesday BEFORE my official blog post release! Separately these products sell for $2.00 each… Bundled $3.50 and on #tacoboutadeal Tuesday – just $2.00 making them 50% off their original price!

You can also snag our Hamburger History timeline and end of the year craftivity. Test your skills and see if YOU know the first fast food hamburger restaurant. Interactive timeline can be digital for distance learning or paper for home or classroom use. The Hamburger Craftivity is designed as an end of the year activity – but is FULLY EDITABLE in powerpoint – so the sky is the limit. Revamp it as a getting to know you for the beginning of the year, a review after reading a book or other creative idea. Separately these products sell for $2.00 each… Bundled $3.50 and on #tacoboutadeal Tuesday – just $2.00 making them 50% off their original price!

Make Each Day Count is featuring CLASSIFYING POLYNOMIALS & EVEN AND ODD FUNCTIONS. Remember this Seller from our Review? They specialize in advanced math activities. This is a great opportunity to begin, or add to your collection.

The TeacherSource is featuring their BOOK CLUBS and Poetry and Figurative Language. This Amped Up Learning seller specializes in 2-4th grade level resources and is next in line for the Homeschool Holiday Product Review series. She has generously let Homeschool Holiday know that her “shop” is always open for our school and Courtney is one of our generous donors! That doesn’t mean I’m not honest about her products… It simply means that after 20 years in a classroom myself I know how to spot a talented curriculum writer. I can’t wait to highlight her for all of my clients! You won’t want to pass up her #tacoboutadeal s.

I’m going to snap up these Science resources as they belong to the Teacher Toy Shop line of products I like to call: Science Curriculum that Teachers Itself! These products are worth every penny full price…so I’m not going to let the salsa spill and not snap these up!

If you have young learners it’s a challenge to constantly create stimulating activities to keep their minds going. Froggy About Teaching has you covered! Reviewed and fully Happy Hive endorsed! With the Kinder Letter Find resource you can make a colorful alphabet wall. Students also get their own copies to color, cut out, and glue into their ABC book journals as they learn!

My Lesson Designer is offering products that work NOW as summer sight word practice as well as a product that is perfect for back to school.

Learn 2 Grow with Jan is curriculum designed for a PLAY focused preschool. Jan believes children learn best through play, and here at Homeschool Holiday we couldn’t agree more. Her 2 resources are “timeless” learning activities that can be used for summer stimulation or as needed!

History is always engaging for learners and MAKE HISTORY FUN doesn’t disappoint. Their products do as their name suggests. They will have a collaborative poster and a lesson on the Gettysburg address with a comic twist. For $2.00? YES PLEASE!

If you are in need of some Math and distance learning options MATHEMATHS has some resources for you. Based in Italy, this teacher seller focuses on resources for middle and high school.

A-Z Infinity has more Digital Resources for you. The S.A.T.P.I.N Method uses the common sounds and when put together they can blended and segmented to read and write several simple words – SAT – SIT – PAN – PIN – TIP – TAP for example. Another great resource is the Word families – both of these are designed to give support to your early readers.

ELA in Middle school provided Homeschool Holiday with outstanding products for our very first review. Since, We have received an has an eclectic collection of resources (much like homeschool Holiday) that is appealing to multiple learning styles. This sale includes 2 of those products at an exceptional value! Who doesn’t want to play dominoes with the parts of speech! Just match the part of speech on one side of the domino to the italicized word in a sentence on another domino to play. The Myths2Movies is a fun research project!

Visit Amped Up Learning and search using #tacoboutadeal to purchase all the fantastic resources and stock up for the coming school year!

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Product Review: Become a Biographer – A Multimedia, Interactive Resource

This review appeared on May 29th, 2020 and I thought I would share it with you. Matthew was not paid, other than receiving the product to use with his grandchildren and in his classroom. This is his honest assessment of A Homeschool Holiday product. Matthew and I are *strangers* to one another, and only met through working together as teacher Authors on Amped Up Learning. Our goals are to bring our customers quality products. I hope you enjoy his review of Become a Biographer.


“Become a Biographer” from Homeschool Holiday and Happy Hive Homeschool is a fantastic multimedia product, especially for your younger learners and English Language Learners (ELLs). Created by Christy Gandara, this resource introduces students to the biography subgenre first as a text to be read, and then as a form of writing and reflection with expression.

About Christy Gandara

Christy Gandara is not only a home school mom of three “bugs” (her term, not mine!), but she is also a California certified teacher with 19 years of classroom experience, all in the K-8 grade ranges. This gives her a unique perspective on resource creation, not only for other home school families, but also for the actively teaching classroom teacher. She both knows and understands the challenges of engaging our students and providing them with rigorous curriculum material that they will WANT to interact with!

Become a Biographer – A Multimedia, Interactive Resource

Okay, first of all, Christy had me at Brad Meltzer! I mean, seriously, anytime you have a writer of his caliber TEACHING your students about his interests, his heroes and heroines, and his craft, you cannot help but win. Using Meltzer’s “Ordinary People Change the World” series is already incredibly effective, but pairing the texts with Meltzer’s “SAFE” YouTube links of HIS reading of his work takes it to another level. 
Christy didn’t stop there though. She created a set of interactive PDFs and a set of interactive PowerPoint presentations to allow students to self-pace, self-guide, and self-select their texts and their assignments. People, can we say instant student buy-in? So, how does it work? Students begin by going to the virtual bookshelf in Mrs. Crabtree’s virtual classroom library, and selecting a text. Now, although it is not a requirement, I STRONGLY urge you to have the physical books available for your students as well as these virtual books. The student selects his or her text, clicks on it, and is instantly taken to Brad Meltzer’s SAFE YouTube reading of the book!


Mrs. Crabtree’s virtual bookshelves

Here is his reading of “I am Amelia Earhart“.  NOTE: This is not the linked version, which is SAFE YouTube. That service was unavailable to me when I wrote this! 
From here, Christy has provided students with either a fill-able PPT, PDF, or printout of a facts page that the students complete during the reading of the book.

Fact Sheet for Amelia Earhart
for students to complete during
reading.

In addition to the life events that the students fill in, the bottom has the story’s theme or moral, in this case, “I will know no bounds.”
She then leads your students to scholarship with a fantastic extension. Students are guided through an interview process with a hero of their own choosing, from their own lives. I cannot think of a more meaningful connection to the stories, or the theme that Meltzer introduces our students to…Ordinary People Change the World.
“Become a Biographer”. Price: $2.00 (USD)

*** THANK YOU to Matthew and Suzanne of ELA in Middle School for this wonderful review. It is nice to know what my products look like in the trenches!

You can find ELA in Middle School on Amped Up Learning, Facebook, or their witty blog: Wandering the Halls of Academia.


If you would like to read more about Biographer Appreciation Day and the origins of this product, you can read my original BLOG POST HERE.

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“Mrs. Crabtree”

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Sanity Saving Secondary Math Resources.

Welcome back to the Happy Hive Homeschool’s product review series. We have a middle school / High school Math resource for you today. This area of homeschooling is often a challenge for parents as the math gets beyond what we are comfortable with, or what we remember. Finding support and supplements is a good way to keep our learners on track. Today we are going to look at one such line of curriculum that can help do just that.

This Boom Deck™ includes 30 multiple choice questions for finding the exact value of trig functions using the unit circle given the radian measure. This was far to advanced for this former 4th grade teacher I can assure you now! I arranged for quality back up to be sure I was giving the product a fair review. I had 2 different college students engage with the Boom deck that includes values in the 1st Quadrant of the Unit Circle. They both knew exactly what they were looking at. This product can easily be used for memorization practice and even to prepare for an AP test.

The product comes as a pdf file with a link to the BOOM cards and instructions for their use, including how to load into Google classroom or use at home.

Boom cards are popular among classroom teachers and relatively new in the homeschool community. To have learners use these, an adult must have an account (completely free) and you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. There are Appsavailable for Android, iPads, iPhones, and the Kindle Fire. The Adult simply assigns the Boom Cards you are buying with “Fast Pins.” You’ll be up and running in no time. The BOOM community offers many free decks as well.

From a teacher’s standpoint, The Unit Circle Trig Functions Boom Cards are a no brainer. I didn’t have to do anything but provide the link for the “fast play”. There are options to modify the deck to hide specific cards if I wanted / needed to do so. Using BOOM cards can save your precious time, because no grading or preparation is needed. This is why I have Dubbed the products made by MAKE EACH DAY COUNT: Sanity Savers!

This set of Boom Cards is $1.50 at Amped Up Learning

When a learner uses the Boom deck, they know instantly if they are right or wrong. After some basic instruction from my 2 college tutors, I even gave it a try! Students get instant feedback. You can use this as a daily/weekly check or quiz!

This is the fourth product review in in our series. The goal is to highlight items you can use with confidence in your homes, co-ops and classrooms to meet the needs of your learners. Each of them are created by teacher-authors like myself (small, family oriented businesses)*.

Christina, with Make each Day Count, is an 8th grade through AP Calculus teacher, having taught in both traditional public and charter schools. She has been teaching in North Carolina for over 9 years. She likes for her students to engage in mathematical discourse in a growth mindset environment. Christina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with Secondary Licensure.

If you are in need of higher level math products, I can 100% without a doubt endorse Make Each Day Count. Feel free to visit their shop on Amped Up learning for more Math Resources! (All 4 quadrants are available!) And follow them on FACEBOOK to be notified of new products and special offers!

Until next time – Be blessed friends!

Mrs. Crabtree

If you have questions about homeschooling or would like to supplement your child’s public/or private school education ,   Whatever journey you are on, I can help. Happy Hive Education Consulting is run by an experienced homeschooling Mom with a California Teaching credential. This unique combination of experience allows for a customized partnership between her family and yours.

  (Check out what others have to say HERE)

Reach out and CONTACT ME anytime!

*Disclosure regarding the “EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT REVIEW” series: Homeschool Holiday/ Happy Hive Homeschooling does not accept any payment for reviewing products from other Teacher Authors. I do recieve the product being reviewed and provide my HONEST, educated opinion about how the product can be used with my target audience: Educators in all their forms: Parents, Homeschoolers and Teachers.

I will be linking to Teacher-Author blogs and the stores in which they sell many their products. Purchase at your own risk. My opinions are my own and meant to help guide your curriculum and educational decisions.

Meaningful Money Lesson for young learners

Interactive lessons are NOT just for older students! This week for the next installment in the Happy Hive Homeschooling product review series we are going to take a look at curriculum from Froggy About Teaching that is designed specifically for learners in Kindergarten and First grade. This interactive curriculum is off the page! Not your traditional pencil and paper assignment – the K-1 Coins Pack is designed for use with Smart Boards, Google Classroom, Seasaw or other similar virtual learning platforms.

30 page power point for $3.50 available on Amped Up Learning

As a curriculum coach, I am going to show you how you can use this product in both a HOME setting for extra practice, if you homeschool, or as a classroom teacher. How we get good quality curriculum into the hands of our learners matters not, we just need to do it! Homeschool Holiday is here to support education in all it’s forms – and our product reviews aim at giving you a wide range of materials to use with learners!

Debbie Mendoza began her teaching career in 1990. She has worked with Kindergartners, 1st , 2nd , and my personal favorite 4th grades. Debbie has shared her educational talents as a regular education teacher (although I see nothing regular about what we do!) as well as serving as a bilingual elementary teacher for Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grades. To put the icing on her career cake Debbie taught elementary Spanish and was an ESL teacher for grades K – 4. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Elementary Education and ESL and has a minor in Spanish. Her Master’s Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction.

To relax Debbie enjoys gardening, watching nature and the night skies, reading and camping. She is a teacher that looks for ways to entice students into wanting to learn and loving to read. Debbie has partnered with Happy Hive Homeschool in making quality Digital Resources. She freely shared her knowledge with me so I too could bring my clients quality digital resources for their homes and classrooms! We are both teacher authors on the Teacher Marketplace, Amped Up Learning.

The K-1 Coin Pack asks our young learners to recognize pennies and nickels (both sides), count them and assign value to items using these coins. In the Google Classroom/PowerPoint option, learners are required to slide the coins into place as well as type values into pre-designated text boxes.

Students slide the appropriate number of pennies down from the top into the boxes to match the price for the items.

When using SeeSaw, students can use the tools to “write on” the worksheet and return it to the teacher. (SeeSaw has many other options as well!)

Sample digital response from Seesaw

If you would like to use the packet in a more “traditional” manner, you can easily print the pages as a PDF file and have your learner work on the pages using the pencil paper method.

Regardless of the method chosen, with 30 jam packed pages, your learners will have a solid understanding of both the penny and the nickel when they finish these activities. Froggy about Teaching is following up with Set Two, using other coins as well. Be sure to follow them on Pinterest as well as their Froggy about Teaching Blog. I am confident you will love their primary level activities as much as I did.

Until next time – Be blessed friends!

Mrs. Crabtree

If you have questions about homeschooling or would like to supplement your child’s public/or private school education ,   Whatever journey you are on, I can help. Happy Hive Education Consulting is run by an experienced homeschooling Mom with a California Teaching credential. This unique combination of experience allows for a customized partnership between her family and yours.

  (Check out what others have to say HERE)

Reach out and CONTACT ME anytime!

*Disclosure regarding the “EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT REVIEW” series: Homeschool Holiday/ Happy Hive Homeschooling does not accept any payment for reviewing products from other Teacher Authors. I do recieve the product being reviewed and provide my HONEST, educated opinion about how the product can be used with my target audience: Educators in all their forms: Parents, Homeschoolers and Teachers.

I will be linking to Teacher-Author blogs and the stores in which they sell many their products. Purchase at your own risk. My opinions are my own and meant to help guide your curriculum and educational decisions.

Science curriculum that (almost) teaches itself !

I’m a big proponent of self education. I don’t exactly leave the kids ALONE all day, but I like to leave them alone, as in giving them enough SPACE to discover things on their own, and then we talk about those discoveries and dig deeper. While the kids are schooling, I am also schooling. I model for them what learning looks like. This happened in BOTH my home and my classroom.

This week for the next installment in the Happy Hive Homeschooling product review series we are going to take a look at HOMEWORK – Science HOMEWORK to be exact. You don’t have to use the product as homework, it can be used in class, as homework or as a together assignment in your homeschool. It’s that versatile.

For those of you just joining our product review series this is only our second installment. You can catch up HERE. Each week we will present to you our honest review on products you can use with confidence in your homes, co-ops and classrooms to meet the needs of your learners. Each of them are created by teacher-authors like myself (small, family oriented businesses)*.

May I present to you: Light and Color Science Homework Experiment.

Available from Teacher Toy Shop on Amped Up Learning for $3.50

 Science (unless it comes naturally to you ) is an area as parents, we doubt our ability to be the “teachers” and in my experience as a curriculum coach, lean the most on curriculum. Forgive me if I am projecting!

Can I let you in on a secret. My two oldest took actual SCIENCE classes because I doubted my abilities as a science teacher as they reached High School. And, as a classroom teacher I had a Science teacher as my mentor both when I began teaching in the late 1990’s up until I left the classroom. The scientific brain is a wonder. GOOD CURRICULUM IS ESSENTIAL.

In my experience, textbooks never explained adequately WHAT was supposed to happen in an experiment or WHY it was supposed to happen. I needed my mentor to explain so many of the GAPS the the teacher’s manuals of the day had. But NO MORE!

Teachers’ Toy Shop has a line of products that not only meets those needs for the educator, but are EXTREMELY engaging to the learner.

Nancy was a middle school Science teacher for 11 years, however she writes her curriculum in an easy to follow format that is NOT for the Science specialist. I mean this with the utmost respect – who, after all is buying Science curriculum!?! It’s those of us that don’t entirely *get* Science. We need all the help we can!

The Light and Color Homework available for $ 3.50, asks learners to first answer a series of questions, then color a simple picture using markers or crayons. The questions follow the Scientific Method using a gentle tone rather than : these are the steps of the Scientific Method every scientist uses, blah blah blah. For example, the Hypothesis section states:

HYPOTHESIS: What do you guess is the answer to the problem? Why?

Having the steps of the Scientific Method labeled and use kid friendly language in this manner allows learners to become familiar with it in an unobtrusive way – especially for those who shy away from Science.

Included in the Science Homework Light and Color packet you will find: teacher notes, a reproducible lab sheet for your learners, the after experiment teacher (parent) notes which explain (with a photo) what learners will have observed, along with a kid-friendly explanation. (This means we under stand it too teacher-moms!) It also includes real-world applications.

For example – In the Light and Color Experiment, learners can draw other scenes to produce the same effect. They can “trick” their friends at the next book club meeting and then you will know they understand the concept.

Nancy also has experience with teaching Math, which isn’t surprising as Math and Science are so closely related. Nancy not only has extensive classroom experience, but also spent over 10 years working for various companies making educational toys and games. She is currently a freelance writer for educational publishers as well as a curriculum developer for her business Teacher Toy Store on both Amped Up Learning and Teacher’s Pay Teachers.

As a classroom Teacher Nancy sought to assign MEANINGFUL Science homework in which students could make discoveries at home. This is what lead to her creation of her line of HOMEWORK SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS. There are currently 6 items in this line. Separately this would cost $22.00, Teacher Toy Shop has them bundle priced for $11.00 for all 6!

A big PLUS aside from parents and teachers understanding the material is that everything you need are BASIC items you would have at home with no further expectation that students would need to purchase anything – meaning these Homework Experiments are print and go ready! That’s right up this busy homeschool mom’s alley!

Another great aspect of this line of curriculum is the shock value. The experiments result in a surprise ending. In my Light and Color experiment, an image appeared before my eyes. It was very cool! I could not wait for one of my children to wake up so I could try it out on them! This is the EXACT reaction you want your learners to have.

Nancy has two school aged children who occupy most of her time, however when she can she enjoys astronomy (with or without telescopes) and taking pictures of her kids. I may just have to convince her to meet up some time so we can compare pictures and perhaps scrapbook together, which is what I like to do in my spare time! (We both live in California!)

You are welcome to purchase any of the individual Homework Science Activites- however as I mentioned, Teacher Toy Shop does have 6 that are available as a BUNDLE

The Bundle comes with: Light & Eyes, States of Matter, STEM Engineering , Light and Color (reviewed here) Density, & Sound Waves.

If you have been wondering how to help your students, or a child in your home engage with Science, start with the Science Homework Experiments available from Teacher Toy Shop. They get the Happy Hive seal of approval.

You can also connect with Teacher Toy Shop on Facebook.

Until next time – Be blessed friends!

Mrs. Crabtree

If you have questions about homeschooling or would like to supplement your child’s public/or private school education ,   Whatever journey you are on, I can help. Happy Hive Education Consulting is run by an experienced homeschooling Mom with a California Teaching credential. This unique combination of experience allows for a customized partnership between her family and yours.

  (Check out what others have to say HERE)

Reach out and CONTACT ME anytime!

*Disclosure regarding the “EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT REVIEW” series: Homeschool Holiday/ Happy Hive Homeschooling does not accept any payment for reviewing products from other Teacher Authors. I do recieve the product being reviewed and provide my HONEST, educated opinion about how the product can be used with my target audience: Educators in all their forms: Parents, Homeschoolers and Teachers.

I will be linking to Teacher-Author blogs/Facebook pages and the stores in which they sell many their products. Purchase at your own risk. My opinions are my own and meant to help guide your curriculum and educational decisions.

Writing curriculum that really works. Really.

We don’t educate in isolation. I’m a firm believer In having a team. I  never used one curriculum exclusively. I believe in finding what FITS for every situation. I’m always looking for things I can use with my clients. That’s why they trust me – I’m NOT all inclusive. Working with Happy Hive doesn’t mean I feed you a bunch of holiday curriculum all year and say have fun and walk away. I pride myself in finding what works for YOUR family. I also don’t want you to break the bank.

As we head into summer I know many families (and classroom teachers)  are evaluating their curriculum choices for next year.

This is the first in a series of product reviews on items you can use with confidence in your homes, co-ops and classrooms to meet the needs of your learners. Each of them are created by teacher-authors like myself (small, family oriented businesses)*.

First up: Writing with FRAMEs: The Elementary Edition Persuasive Essays.

$2.00 for the FRAMEs model and Sentence Stems

 I chose this product because aside from reading comprehension, my next most asked question is: How can I help my child become a better writer?

ELA in Middle School

ELA in Middle School has a line of products designed to help address this very important need. Their writing FRAMES series (both the Elementary and Middle school level) are $2.00 each. Those that have been upgraded to include editable Sentence Stems are $2.50

Matthew and Suzanne have a fantastic line of products designed to walk students (and their educators) step by step through the writing process.

The buzz word for this is scaffolding. Just like the scaffolding we see on a construction site, or the simple act of helping a toddler walk, scaffolding in education is providing tools learners can lean on for support.

Matthew is a Middle School teacher specializing in English/Language Arts. He also uses his time to educate other teachers on product creation. He was even an owner-operator truck driver in a past life! (Why would this truck driver’s wife include a fact like that!?!) Matthew’s diverse background gives him a keen business sense and a gift for mentoring others in education. Suzanne holds a degree in Animal Science and is involved in the educational world as a substitute, an intervention specialist in both Math and Special Education. (Intervention specialists tend to hone in on HOW kids learn – translate that into well written curriculum!) They both create curriculum for teachers with their primary focus being on Middle School as well as classroom management.

Matthew and Suzanne are blessed to have 4 grandchildren living with them who are homeschooled. (ding-ding-ding more love from the Happy Hive!) This caused a natural expansion of product offering by adapting and developing things to fill the needs they saw with their grandchildren. So while their name is “middle school” their offerings range from elementary to high school.

My own double life as a classroom teacher and homeschool parent causes me to overanalyze products, always on the lookout for things PARENTS can use that don’t require “buzz word” 101 before I recommend they use it. ELA in Middle School has products that need like a glove.

I was struck right away by the detailed notes for the educator using the curriculum. There are detailed step by step instructions on how to guide a “Scholar” through writing a persuasive essay. Both a veteran and an up and coming educator as well as any homeschool family could easily  follow and implement the simple straight forward strategy.

Designed to be a rough draft work, the FRAME is  the perfect introduction to persuasive writing.

The set includes “Sentence Stems” for students to use in their writing. One of the challenges of writing, regardless of the task (Persuasive, Informational, Narrative) is WHAT to write, learners often get hung up “thinking” about what they are going to write for an entire class period and not truly getting much accomplished. They are paralyzed by not having the “right” words. Sentence Stems are the tool to help students launch right into writing with the tools they need.

You are welcome to purchase any of the individual FRAMEs available in the ELA in Middle School Store, but I highly recommend the BUNDLE. At the Elementary level this is a basis for everything I need for a foundation of good writing.

The Bundle comes with: Persuasive, Informational. Summary, Personal Narrative, and Argument Analysis.

5 writing FRAMEs and Sentence Stems for each! Only $7.20 for a full foundation of writing curriculum!

If you have been wondering how to help your students, or a child in your home become a better writer, start with the FRAMES available from ELA in Middle School. They get the Happy Hive seal of approval.

Also feel free to check out their blog: Wandering the Halls of Academia – Teaching and Living Today They blog about teaching, and living life with meaning.

Until next time – Be blessed friends!

Mrs. Crabtree

If you have questions about homeschooling or would like to supplement your child’s public/or private school education ,   Whatever journey you are on, I can help. Happy Hive Education Consulting is run by an experienced homeschooling Mom with a California Teaching credential. This unique combination of experience allows for a customized partnership between her family and yours.

  (Check out what others have to say HERE)

Reach out and CONTACT ME anytime!

*Disclosure regarding the “EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT REVIEW” series: Homeschool Holiday/ Happy Hive Homeschooling does not accept any payment for reviewing products from other Teacher Authors. I do recieve the product being reviewed and provide my HONEST, educated opinion about how the product can be used with my target audience: Educators in all their forms: Parents, Homeschoolers and Teachers.

I will be linking to Teacher-Author blogs and the stores in which they sell many their products. Purchase at your own risk. My opinions are my own and meant to help guide your curriculum and educational decisions.