He's filling in a sheet that contains "fill in the blank" sentences.
This is an example of the instructions suggesting to print on colored paper. Mr. B wanted fall leaves, so we colored them in ourselves!
How clever! I loved this project! You can see in the background how the directions are presented. We took liberties with the coloring, giving this grass, sky, and even clouds!
Each branch of the tree details the branches of government.
This has nothing to do with the branches of government I chose to showcase for this review. I just really liked this project haha! You have to use an exacto knife to cut around the thumbs and insert the amendment pages. I had way too much fun with this one haha!!
We aren't finished with our entire lap book yet since I'm choosing to work slowly with each topic. But as you can see from the graphics below, Home School in the Woods has once again given us the opportunity to learn while created nothing short of a work of art.
I found it much better to work the lessons in order due to the nature of the text pages. The text pages can be printed as one document, or printed as a booklet. I found it easier to work in order so the information in the text would make more sense. You can definitely set your own schedule and take breaks as needed.
2.) Value: Is it long lasting? Will it cover multiple grade ranges? Are you locked in to one specific grade level? Are there hidden fees?
There are no hidden fees with the program itself. It does NOT include the supplies, so you will need to make sure you have the needed supplies. But again, it's basic arts and crafts supplies that most of us will have already. Ink can be an issue with a lot of printing, but I purchased an inexpensive laser jet printer that I can get toner for, for around $14.00, and it prints 2500 sheets so that's not been a problem for us at all. You can use this with multiple age/grade ranges, easily. It's long lasting if you extend the lessons the way I do, or it can be relatively short lived if you work faster.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
It is probably a perfect program for kids with ADHD and autism. You may have to help special learners, especially those who lack fine motor skills, but it is a fun and entertaining, yet calming activity. I really enjoyed doing the projects with Mr. B. I did some of the more detailed cutting, so that is something to think about.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.
Right now is the PERFECT time for this with it being an election year. This will tie in perfectly with election history-such as suffrage, political parties, types of government, etc. It will also tie into civics lessons.