Showing posts with label TOS News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TOS News. Show all posts

Friday, March 11, 2011

2011-12 TOS crew application now available

Visit the TOS Review crew site for more info: 

Please read through the requirements you must have in order to be considered, as these have changed from last year.  Also understand, this is a job and it is to be taken seriously-so no slackers man.  I have enjoyed 3 tours of duty, have made wonderful friends, been introduced to awesome products and have built up a collection of blogging skills that have made me a better blogger.  Do consider it!

And for my loyal readers-I am announcing my official resignation.  I know it is time for me to disembark from this wonderful adventure, to pursue new ones and expand my horizons.  Thanks to all of you for supporting and reading my blog.  Don't fret-I still have some in the "hopper" that I am dying to talk about; and I won't officially get off board until this ship pulls into dock at the end of May.  Obviously, I will keep this blog up for you to use as a reference/guide concerning many HS products.

To all the vendors I have worked with-thank you so much for the opportunity to review a product (or two or three) of yours.  It has enriched our homeschooling experience beyond what I could never have imagined. Mostly though, we were able to try some things we may not have even considered, or may not have been able to afford-yet through your generosity, we were truly blessed.  I hope you will consider continuing with using the TOS crew as a wonderful way to grow your virtual marketing and your business.

As it states in Ecclesiastes, and particularly the ones I have in red-this is what the Lord has been speaking to me about lately-and I look forward to the new paths He will lead me and my family on this year.

1 There is a time for everything, 
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:
 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build, 
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

Oh the possibilities!~

Saturday, August 14, 2010

An little ditty regarding the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner

  "OH SNAP!"
This is what you'll be saying to yourself, once you recover from passing out from the utter shock, and amazement over an incredibly jam packed, downright needful product called the The 2010 Schoolhouse Planner .**


Nestled in between this 614 page "bounty of knowledge", you will discover a Grand Central Station for all your homeschool and household: scheduling, life planning, chore listing, mini-article encouraging, recipe sharing [many Gluten-Free to boot], internet linked resourcing, and interactive data entering needs.  And that is just the beginning.

Why spend hours, and hours hunting this stuff down individually (that is if you can even find it); or expending your brain cells and your all important family time, creating something that is already done for you?  Need a form to jot down the goals you want to reach for the school year? Snap! It's included. Bit disorganized and looking for a few planning sheets to schedule out your day? Week?  Or month?  Super Snap! They're sitting pretty-just waiting to be filled out then printed. Struggling to figure out those brain-busting high school transcripts?  Snap it good sister~it's all there for you.  Need to keep a list of books read? Log those field trip excursions? Track the something borrowed, something blew (right off your friend's shelf and into your hands)? Sugar snaps and rightly so-because you'll find them tucked in the Planner too.

Are the state regulations and those fussy requirements leaving you overwhelmed and drained? Double snap it now! From the Community Service Log, Progress Report and Year End Evaluation Sheets, to the Course of Study interactive record forms the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner has you covered. Looking for extra information to enhance your child's retention of dates, data and downright delightful facts?  There are plenty of those available.   

Require a Garden Planning Checklist; or looking for a form to mark your Bible Study Notes on? Snap it up! It is all here, and easy to use. This "Genie in an eBook" [or CD if you so choose to purchase] will set you free from the frustration of being poorly documented, unorganized or ill-prepared.**

Honestly, my little ditty simply cannot adequately describe this puppy.  The best way to shock your system (in a good way) is to head over to the meaty description of the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner to learn more.  Best yet, you can procure this most needful eBook for an extremely fair price of

Curious to know what has me loving this Snappy-snap fest? Well for starters-I am in the process of building a HS co-op from the ground up (with the help of some great moms), so the section dedicated to such projects [Co-op Information, the Planning Sheet for Teachers, and the Weekly Planning Outline], will most definitely come in handy.  To further add to my excitement, there is the  Lapbook Brainstorming Template (super sweet, because I am always pondering and contemplating new ideas, and this will help me track them), and the Unfinished Unit Form-which is perfectly suited for recording all those projects we hope to accomplish, but sometimes fail to finish. Best yet, the dreaded  "I can't remember what we did." statement (from me, not the kids) will be a thing of the past.  So yes, many, many of these forms will help keep me/us on track, and moving forward this coming year. And you too, dear reader, can have all this at your fingertips, just like me.  Head over to the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner page, to get one for yourself today!

**No bees were harmed or required to work excessive hours in order to attract your attention. Planner does not come with a real Genie to do the actual work, nor does it include a handy supply of smelling salts, liability insurance, or an apology for kissing an unorganized and wayward school and home life goodbye.  Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or run with scissors, while reading the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner, until you are fully aware of how you conduct yourself while under the influence of  this engaging, and useful product.

Need to ponder more information and input, then visit our TOS Review Crew Homepage to read additional exciting posts about this, and many other fine homeschool products.

If you act fast,  by ordering before the stroke of midnight, on the evening of August 15th-you will also receive an additional free gift of the Schoolhouse Monthly Modules-which expound oodles of useful, informative information for your schooling needs.

***The Old Schoolhouse Magazine provided me with a free eBook download of the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner, in exchange for my offbeat and somewhat zany sell sheet (guess that is an ad post); not to mention my well meaning attempt to convince my readers that their life will never be the same after purchasing and utilizing this life planner.  No other financial compensation was provided in exchange for my opinion, or this contest entry. I am an independent contractor working for the TOS magazine, serving on their TOS Review Crew team and also a joyful subscriber to the Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

Friday, March 12, 2010

TOS HS EXPO coming soon-check this out!

I just received word about this incredible opportunity.  Let's face it-not all of us can attend the big state conventions. Maybe some of us prefer to lay back in our jammies, on our bed, munching goodies and taking notes whilst the speaker fills us with their knowledge and useful ideas.  I know this year is one of those kinda years for me.  I plan on attending right from home-and you can too!  And for a lot cheaper than the usual HS conventions-I am saving a bundle of cash by attending the online version-a bundle I can spend on actual products for my hsing needs.  :0) Gotta love that-hope to "see" you there.

Oh, and I simply cut and paste the announcement-sorry for being so lazy, but I have my reasons.  :0)  Besides it does a  perfect  job of summarizing the event.  I did on occasion, add a couple of my own comments-you know to personalize it a wee bit....

The Schoolhouse Expo

The Schoolhouse Expo is coming in May!  Pre-register now and save $5!

Pre-register today for only $19.99 through March 31. You do not want to miss this unbelievable, virtual homeschool convention! PLUS, you'll receive over $300 in free gifts when you register.
Get the details here!

Homeschool nations, locations, and motivations unite when The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and The Old Schoolhouse® Speakers Bureau organize a convention. A virtual homeschool convention designed for all homeschoolers comes together . . . The Schoolhouse Expo!

Spring is upon us; how is your school year going? (You had to ask didn't ya-well-OK, not super swell but we're chuggin along) Could you use some help with learning styles and homeschool methods? (Couldn't we all?) Are you struggling through writing transcripts? Are you struggling to teach multiple grades? How is your homeschool budget—wavering? The Schoolhouse Expo has help for all of these needs and so much more! Attend this incredibly innovative, interactive event—a virtual homeschool convention! Brought to you by a company you trust—TOS. (That I do-they are awesome!)

Dynamic homeschool speakers . . . Andrew Pudewa, Davis Carman, Malia Russell, Amanda Bennett, Susan Wise Bauer, Kim Kautzer, and perhaps Diana Waring. 

Incredible homeschool companies . . . Schola Publications, Spears Art Studio, ALEKS, Motherboard Books, Math Mammoth, Talking Fingers, and Sing ‘n Learn. (Geez, I have reviewed just about all of them-sweet!)

With physical door prizes, (Oh goodie-I need a new front door! LOL) great interaction, and PowerPoint presentations you don’t want to miss, The Schoolhouse Expo may be the most exciting event you attend this May! The Expo is easy to attend—just a high-speed Internet connection and speakers are required. No travel expense, no sitter, yet you can enjoy a virtual vendor hall with special conference pricing, physical door prizes at every session, and a goodie bag of downloads for every registered participant. The goodie bag is worth more than 20 times the ticket price! Register today to be sure you do not miss this spectacular event.

(How cool is that? And they stated "physical door prizes" twice-they must have a lot of doors to give away! :0) oh, maybe they mean HS stuff? LOL)

See you there friends!

Schoolhouse Expo and Digital Supscription to The Old Schoolouse Magazine

***TOS provided me with a free ticket to attend the Schoolhouse Expo, in exchange for writing this notice and for being a part of the TOS Review Crew.  I did not receive financial compensation for sharing this exciting information for the Old Schoolhouse Magazine Company.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My TOS Team

Oh, this is very exciting. Please take a moment or two and stop by my new TOS crew mate's blogs. These four have been assigned to my team. Look for this icon on their blogs for future reference as well.

I decided to call my team "Outward Bound" because the term means that one is leaving the safety of the port/harbor to head out to open sea. And I do believe that is what we do, we head out on a trip of new experiences-toward the unknown. We become a part of a unique adventure, with amazing opportunities to test out many different home school products. We also learn to stretch and fine tune our writing skills while tweaking our blogging knowledge. Moreover, we have a whole ship loaded with a gaggle of new friends who home school and love TOS! Awesome!

I am very honored to serve the TOS crew again as a First Mate, and look forward to getting to know my team.

Visit Debbie at Debbie's Digest

Visit Hillary at Our Homeschool Studio

Visit Sara at The Homeschool Project

and Visit April at Once Upon a Qpon

to see what they have to say about the TOS review products [should start posting reviews by mid-August to early September, and possibly the TOS 2009 Planner by the beginning of July] and life in general!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Well the new TOS Crew has been selected

and now we are waiting to see who they are and to welcome them to our crew. We'll be setting sail this July-so expect to see new reviews starting in August. Now here is the cool thing-TOS now has a page on Facebook, and if you join it-you will be able to partake in fantastic contests and more. SO stop by and request to be a fan. And be sure to join Molly Green-she has some great tips and ideas to help you save money!

TOS Facebook Page

Molly Green Facebook Page