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Monday, November 16, 2015

TOS Review 2015 Blue Ribbon Awards - AKA The Crew's Favorites

I'm so excited because the 2015 Blue Ribbon Awards are out! These awards are based upon the TOS Review Crew's very favorite products and curriculum that we reviewed this year. Though, I will be honest and tell you that it was tough to decide on many cases.
Here's what the crew thought:
Favorite Reading Curriculum: Reading Kingdom
Favorite Writing Curriculum: Institute for Excellence in Writing
Favorite Vocabulary Program: Dynamic Literacy
Favorite Spelling Program: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Phonetic Zoo
Favorite Grammar Program: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Fix-It! Grammar
Favorite Penmanship Program: CursiveLogic
Favorite Literature Curriculum: Progeny Press
Favorite History Curriculum: Home School in the Woods
Favorite History Supplement: Heirloom Audio Productions: In Freedom's Cause
Favorite Science Curriculum: Visual Learning Systems
Favorite Science Supplement: Ann McCallum Books: Eat Your Science Homework
Favorite Math Curriculum: CTC Math
Favorite Math Supplement: SimplyFun
Favorite Christian Education Curriculum: Grapevine Studies
Favorite Christian Education Supplement: Brinkman Adventures
Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum: Middlebury Interactive Language
Favorite Fine Arts Product: Maestro Classics
Favorite Elective Curriculum: Apologia Educational Ministries: Field Trip Journal
Favorite Audio Drama: Brinkman Adventures
Favorite Video: FishFlix.com
Favorite Preschool Product: La La Logic
Favorite Elementary Product: Star Toaster
Favorite Middle School Product: The Critical Thinking Co
Favorite High School Product: Writing with Sharon Watson
Favorite College or College-Prep Product: Freedom Project Education
Favorite Parent Product: Koru Naturals
Favorite Planning Product: Apologia Educational Ministries: The Ultimate Homeschool Planner
Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed: Homeschool Planet
Best Online Resource: Super Teacher Worksheets
Best e-Product: Home School in the Woods
Just for Fun: USAopoly
Kids' Choice: La La Logic
Teens' Choice: YWAM Publishing
All Around Crew Favorite: Institute for Excellence in Writing

While the awards are an accumulation of votes from the entire crew, I'd like to share with you some of my favorites form this year:
I absolutely loved, and am still loving and using, the GrapeVine Bible study. I was looking for a good Bible study to do with my 4th grader. Since Bible is at the root of my homeschool, I was ashamed that we were lacking in this category. Then came the chance to review GrapeVine. We have fallen in love!
Read my review on GrapeVine here.

Another big-time enjoyable books that we reviewed and are still enjoying, because let me tell you - Thse cookies in here are THE BEST! We plan on baking more Christmas Eve. The book is Eat Your U.S. History Homework. Read my review on this one here.

Another favorite that has saved me quite a bit of worry about my high schooler is Standard Deviants Accelerate. This is right up my computer-coding-gaming loving son. The presentations are short and amusing while educational. It's tough getting this boy to do traditional school work, so I fully appreciate that the folks at Standard Deviants seemed to have my son in mind when creating this amazing online curriculum supplement.

Another very much enjoyed product on the list is from Koru Naturals. I got to review a few products from them, so there are two reviews:

2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards


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