Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Old Schoolhouse BLUE RIBBON Award WINNERS!

AND THE WINNERS ARE!!!!!!!




So each year Schoolhouse Review Crew members are asked to do the impossible! We are asked to pick our FAVORITE products from the review year. It's nearly impossible to narrow it down, and I found myself doing a lot of coin flipping! First, I will link you to my personal favorites, then I will show you the whole 2015 list of Blue Ribbon Award winners!

Our top products of the year:

Reading/Literature: Progeny Press was our favorite here. I liked how well it flowed, the fact it was an eBook that I could easily print when needed, and the depth of the questions and work. 

Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing. Does this even need explaining? It's just awesome. 

Vocabulary: Dynamic Literacy. I can't sing the praises of WordBuildOnline enough! The program is fun, fast, and the company truly has a heart for special needs and autism. They strive to make sure their products work and benefit kids with autism. 

Spelling: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Phonetic Zoo. We just LOVE this! It's fun, different, and great. 

Penmanship: CursiveLogic. Mr. B likes it because it is colorful. I like it because it just makes sense. 

History Curriculum: Homeschool in the Woods, hands down. THE BEST. It's hands on, fun, and just great. Our favorite supplement was Heirloom Audio. I can't decide between In Freedom's Cause and With Lee in Virginia. So I choose BOTH! 

Science: We love Digital Science Online. You get so much bang for you buck with them! I love it. I also really, REALLY like Critical Thinking Co. Surfing the Net: Science. 

Math: We reviewed a LOT of Math so it's impossible to just pick one. Unlock Math is great for Mr. B. He is able to follow the path so there's less prompting from me. A+ Math has fantastic printable worksheets and books, so I love it too. 


Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum: Middlebury Interactive Language-GO FRENCH!
Favorite Fine Arts Product: Maestro Classics, and it is the perfect time of year for it!
Favorite Christian Education Curriculum: Grapevine Studies:This is so fun. We are enjoying this a lot.
Favorite Christian Education Supplement: Firmly Planted. I loved this! 

Notable mentions: 

Koru Naturals. Just today I used my Honey and Propalis soap and my Skin Clear Cream. I love Koru Naturals, and my family will be loving them when they receive their products as gifts!

Homeschool Planet: I honestly use this every day. I schedule everything for everyone here!

SuperTeacherWorksheets.com: I can't stress my love for them enough. I have been a member for several years, and I hope to be a member for several more! 

Fishflix.com: The BEST DVDs!

USAopoly: These are great games, fun, educational, and fantastic for game night! We love Tapple and Wonky!


Here are the 2015 winners as voted by the Schoolhouse Review Crew!


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 gramar
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 Foreign Language Curriculum: Middlebury Interactive Language
Favorite Fine Arts Product: Maestro Classics
Favorite Elective Curriculum: Apologia Educational Ministries: Field Trip Journal
Favorite Christian Education Curriculum: Grapevine Studies
Favorite Christian Education Supplement: Brinkman Adventures




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
Favorite Book, Novel or Audio Drama: Brinkman Adventures
Favorite Video: FishFlix.com
Just for Fun: USAopoly


Kids' Choice: La La Logic
Teens' Choice: YWAM Publishing
All Around Crew Favorite: Institute for Excellence in Writing


2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards

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