Archive for the ‘My Reviews’ Category
The 2015 crew year has come to an end. This year has really gone by so very fast. We had some really amazing curriculum to try this year. A couple of them we have reviewed before but many of them are new. I absolutely love reviewing the products because it gives me a chance to try them out before I buy them. I have found many different things that have worked for both of the kids that we still continue to use. I want to take the time to share some of my favorites from this review year.
A couple months ago I started a bible study at church. I recently found out there was such thing as a journaling bible. I was really excited to have the chance to review an ESV Journaling Bible from Crossway. It has really come in handy for my notes and my thoughts.
The ESV Journaling Bible comes in a nice little box to store it in. The bible itself has a nice soft blue flora design. The covers remind me of a regular journal and it is absolutely beautiful. You have two-inch ruled margins for writing observations, references, thoughts, prayers, praises, notes, and whatever else suits your fancy. It really is a long lasting keepsake and great for going back on to reflecting of what you have written.
One of the most important things in our home school has been Bible Studies. We have really started working on them this year and I have been searching for one that easy and for one that my daughter would enjoy. Old Testament 1: Level 1 Creation to Jacob is by Grapevine Studies and I found this Bible Study to be very unique.
Finding a fun and engaging reading program is hard to find. I know when my daughter first started to learn to read we had a hard time because the programs we were using focused on memorization of rules. Fun-Time Phonics! by The Critical Thinking Co. puts it’s focus on vowel patterns. This particular book is geared for ages Pre K – Grade 2.
I don’t know about you, but my kids learn better when they can do hands on activities. I love to add in hands on activities I can to our subjects every chance I get. I was really excited to review Eat Your Science Homework by Ann McCallum Books. I didn’t tell the kids until it arrived as I knew they would be looking for it and watching for it every day.
Eat Your Science Homework is filled with recipes and science facts. If you think about it a kitchen is a laboratory, recipes can be experiments, and food is science. So what better place to do some fun learning and good eating then in the kitchen.