Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards



 1 Meet the Schoolhouse Review Crew Favourites
It’s hard to believe that another TOS Crew year has come to an end. I wrote my last review for the year last week. My family has done 36 reviews of some amazing products. Some of them were tried and true favorites in the homeschool community. Others are vendors that I have never even heard of prior to the review. I’m looking forward to another year in 2016 with the Schoolhouse Review Crew!

Drum roll~ for the 2015 Blue Ribbon Award Winners! I’ll tell you my favorite after the ones who won with a link to my review.

Crews Picks:
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

My Favorites:
Reading curriculum~ Star Toaster
Vocabulary~ Dynamic Literacy
Penmanship~ Memoria Press

Crews Picks:
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

My Favorites:
History~ YWAM
History Supplement~ Heirloom Audio Productions
Science Supplement~ FishFlix.com
Math~ CTC Math
Math Supplement~ Super Teacher Worksheets

Crews Picks:
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

My Favorites:
Christian Education Curriculum~ YWAM
Favorite Christian Education Supplement~ Heirloom Audio Productions
Foreign Language~ Memoria Press
Fine Arts Product~ ARTistic Pursuits
Elective Curriculum~ Smartkidz Media
Video~ FishFlix.com

Crews Picks:
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

My Favorites:
Preschool~ Doesn’t apply to me
High School~ Doesn’t apply to me
College or College-Prep Product ~Doesn’t apply to me

Crews Picks:
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

My Favorites:
Best Resource I Didn’t Know I Needed~ Institute for Excellence in Writing
Best Online Resource~ Smartkidz
Best e-Product~ Brookdale House
Just for Fun~ USAopoloy
Kids’ Choice~ USAopoloy
Teens’ Choice~ Heirloom Audio Productions
All Around Crew Favorite~ Institute for Excellence in Writing

Not all my favorites won! Which is perfectly fine as it was hard voting. Some items were just what I needed at that time and really blessed my homeschool. I didn’t have any issues or dislikes this year that caused tears from the kids or from me! 

 

It can be tough continuing using products that you review along with your regular curriculum. I found that this year a lot of items where a better fit for my family and have continued using them.

 

Congratulations to all the Blue Ribbon Award Winners~ You guys really make a difference in the lives of so many homeschoolers.


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