Did you know that Schoolhouse Review Crew members vote on their absolute favorites in each review category, every single year?
Well, we do! And today, I’m going to share with you some of Jackson’s and my personal faves. Then, I’m going to give you a link so that you can see the overall winners from the Crew’s voting.
Without further ado…..da winnahs!
Definitely Dynamic Literacy! WordBuild Elements Level 1 is an extremely creative, games- and exercise-based study of Greek and Latin word roots. I’ve always felt that these are excellent helps for understanding the English language, since so many English words have a Latin or a Greek root….or prefix or suffix. This course makes learning the roots enjoyable and fun. It’s very effective!
Definitely Institute for Excellence in Writing! We received the amazing resource set above, which included both a book and a DVD, Teaching with Games; an unusual and excellent thesaurus writing tool called A Word Write Now; and Timeline of Classics. These tools were both engaging, unique and very helpful to both Jackson and me. Institute for Excellence in Writing always lives up to the “excellence” part of its name.
Again, it’s Institute for Excellence in Writing! This time, it’s IEW’s Fix It! Grammar, which utilizes classic literature (in our case, Robin Hood) to teach correct grammar and punctuation. It’s so effective and filled with clarity.
Progeny Press’ Introduction to Poetry Study Guide was a remarkable introduction to the world of poetry. This high school course was still very accessible to my 8th grader, and I think he especially enjoyed the fact that the guide was an interactive PDF, which he typed all his answers and work into.
Homeschool in the Woods’ Project Passport World History. The Middle Ages study is hands-on, fascinating, user-friendly, AND covers parts of history we weren’t even that familiar with. We learned a ton, and enjoyed every minute of it!
I cannot tell you enough how much I adore Ann McCallum Books’ Eat Your Science Homework and Eat Your Math Homework! In these, you and your students will learn about black holes, invisible ink, tessellations, atoms and molecules, fractions, and Fibonacci sequence. All while cooking up a storm together! We enjoyed these so much. You must check them out!
And some other faves that Jackson and I enjoyed:
We had a fabulous year with the Schoolhouse Review Crew, loving and being blessed by so many products. Many thanks, from the bottoms of our hearts, to the Crew and to our fantastic vendors!
And now that I’ve shared our TOS review faves with you….check out the by clicking here on Blue Ribbon Award Winners from the Schoolhouse Review Crew. You’ll be taken to the Crew blog, where you can see the overall winners, plus links to Crew members’ own lists!