Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blue Ribbon Awards ~ TOS Crew

As our wonderful crew year comes to an end I am going back through memory lane. I have to say that there where some awesome products that I am so blessed to have been able to try and it be a great fit in our homeschool and keep going on with it.

First it is always hard to find something that is a good fit so when we do - I personally jump for joy!

Here are a few items that really were hits in The Arrowood Zoo courtesy of The Schoolhouse Review Crew:

ABeCeDarian Reading Program - You can read my review here but I will tell you this was the single best item that I have personally reviewed. It worked wonders for my struggling reader and for that I am thankful. 


I hardly ever have the pleasure of a mommy review but I must say I absolutely loved Picaboo Yearbooks! I wish I had known about them years ago! After the review I promised myself to make one every year. They are cheap and great!

Handwriting Without Tears has been awesome for my smallest son that doesn't like to write. The instructions really helped him.

My daughter really has loved Rosie's Doll Clothes Patterns! Yes it is a lot of work for me but the bonding time I've spent with her over my mistakes and ability to not sew well has been priceless.

Brain Food Learning was another great resource! My kids loved the Birds DVD. We actually was able to borrow another from a friend and watch. It was just as fun and exciting as the one before. Two thumbs up high!

One more awesome review that really was awesome in our household was Prescripts from Classical Conversations! My daughter really loved having to write and then have a art lesson to go with it.

 Okay down to the last 2 I honestly loved so much...

See The Light - Rarely do I get the pleasure of pleasing everyone with a review so this one was special. All 3 kids loved this. Me included. I actually done every art lesson with them just didn't show my pictures lol.


Last but not least is IEW. I always dreaded teaching writing but man oh man did that change when I was able to review the Student Intensive A. My kids actually love the teaching and I love that I just help and watch along with them! 

Now since you have read my families personal favorites go see who we voted for and who won the Blue Ribbon Awards! I sure hope some of my choices win!! 



  1. I'm glad to see that I am not the only one that just LOVED Picaboo yearbooks. I can't wait to make another one this year. :-) There were such great products this year. I am definitely going to look into the IEW. Have a great rest of your week. :-)

  2. Some of those were my favorites. I loved the Prescripts book!


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