Saturday, April 18, 2009

Best of the Best Acknowledgement Time-2009 Awards

Well the Crew-ze ship has come to port, and my first year has come to a close. I wanted to personally thank every vendor who participated in the Old Schoolhouse Magazine Focus Group's Maiden Voyage. I am so honored to have been able to receive, use and review your great products and services. I truly hope that you were blessed by the group's participation and that the viral marketing campaign worked for you.

Usually when things come to an end, those that stood out among the rest receive some sort of recognition, and in honor of that-I am posting my top 10 (actually 11 since First Place has two winners) picks for our family. Not that all of them have not help to spread knowledge and improve the way we homeschool, just that these products spoke to us and to our way of educating. My family and I weighed these choices carefully-CONGRATULATIONS to these companies-you deserve a pat on the back-you made our adventure worth the trip this year!



ALL ABOUT SPELLING PROGRAM (Lower to Upper Elementary)
ONE YEAR ADVENTURE NOVEL (High School)





BOTH APOLOGIA BOOKS

EXPLORING CREATION WITH ZOOLOGY-FLYING CREATURES ON THE FIFTH DAY (Elementary)
APOLOGIA SCIENCE- EXPLORING CREATION THROUGH BIOLOGY
(High School)




MEMORIA PRESS-PRIMA LATINA also the LATINA CHRISTIANA SERIES WITH PRONUNCIATION CD AND DVD TEACHING SERIES; and the COPY BOOK SERIES (Lower to Upper Elementary for Prima and Copy Books, Middle to Upper Elementary thru High School-in my humble opinion-for Latina, if need be)





FIVE IN A ROW-BEYOND FIAR BOOK 3 (Middle to Upper Elementary)





HOMESCHOOLING IN THE WOODS NEW TESTAMENT LAPBOOK (Elementary to High School)





CADRON CREEK-WHERE THE BROOK AND THE RIVER MEET
(High School)




DEEPER ROOTS- DISCOVERING A CHRIST-LIKE CHARACTER STUDY
(High School)




BFH FLUENT HANDWRITING and FIX-IT PROGRAMS
(Elementary to Adult)




TELL ME MORE (AURALOG) GERMAN PROGRAM (Jr/Sr High School)




SPEARS ART STUDIO K-8 PROGRAM and HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
(Elementary to High School)



Honorable Mention: These products are awesome in their own right, and deserve to be noted here. These didn't make the cut for the Top Eleven due to various criteria not being met. Either they are aimed to a different age range, or time frame for our homeschool right now; or they are what we would consider to be supplemental material to enhance our main studies, since they are not necessarily a "complete" curriculum. Some of these great products will come into play at a later date, some are just plain fun (and helpful too), and one (ABCs program) is a great refresher course on the very subject of homeschooling.



GENERATIONS OF VIRTUE-AGAINST THE TIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDE

HEADS UP! TOP OF THE LINE, DOUBLE LINE AND READER PRODUCTS

KNOWLEDGE QUEST- ABCs OF HOMESCHOOLING COURSE

SALEM RIDGE PRESS BOOKS

SCHLEICH ACTION FIGURES

THE LITTLE MAN IN THE MAP

WRITE SHOP STORY BUILDERS



Again-Congratulations to all of you!

1 comment:

SisterTipster said...

Sheri
Congrats on a wonderful time together~hey, see ya around! ;-))