These are pictures of both The Old Testament Tribune and The New Testament Times. My son HATES to write anything. Seriously, he hates it. I only asked him to do one half of one sheet for a day's lesson, and he did everything I had printed out! He refused to let me put any color on the pages. He said newspapers were supposed to be in Black and White HAHA! I love how these make him think critically, and creatively, and encourage him to do the one thing he hates the most: write!
Overall, we love Home School in the Woods. We've never had a product we didn't love, and I'm pretty sure we have almost everything they offer. I really want to try out the Literary Genres Lap Book Mini-Study! We also have the Erie Canal Lap book Project that I want to do, again. OH! And the Get Your Kicks on Route 66 File Folder Game looks like a ton of fun! All of the projects look GREAT! They are creative, educational, and beautiful works of art.
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
We received the digital download. You can print and work as you want. You can choose to omit what you want, or add in more if you'd like. That's up to you, of course. I wouldn't omit anything because it's all FUN!
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?
This would easily cover multiple grades. I could see little kids working along side their older siblings, even into high school. I'm an adult, obviously, and I enjoy working and learning along with Mr. B. There are no hidden fees, but this includes ONLY the PDF files needed to complete the projects. You are responsible for all printing and materials such as paper, colored pencils, glue, tape, file folders, etc. needed for the projects. We had everything on hand already.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for
ADHD? Does it last too long?
It's NOT boring. Mr. B LOVES it. It's great for special needs learners because it's so hands on and easily adaptable.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.