{Free Printable} End of Year Curriculum Review

Free Printable END OF YEAR CURRICULUM REVIEW It’s April and I’m already thinking about our next school year! This weekend I created a printable to help me as I go through our curriculum and figure out what worked, and what didn’t work for us. The notes I make will help me when I begin to choose our curriculum for next year, as well as serve as a reference to look at when my other kids reach their preceding siblings grade level.

I made the mistake once, of repurchasing a curriculum I used when I homeschooled my nephew (he’s two grades higher than my oldest), for my daughter. After we were a few weeks into the curriculum I remembered WHY I didn’t like it. It’s important to keep notes on how curriculum worked for you and your homeschool, so that you can reference it years down the road.

The printable is pretty self-explanatory. Both are the same, but the second one has more lines to write on. I prefer the first one even if I may end up using two pages. Click on the image to download the PDF file. {Free Printable} End of Year Curriculum Review   {Free Printable} End of Year Curriculum Review

**Please, do not share the direct download link to the PDF file. You may however, refer people to this post to download a copy :)

 

I Will Trust God DVD ~ Hermie & Friends {Review & Giveaway}

I Will Trust God DVD ~ Hermie & Friends {Review & Giveaway} (April 15 through April 22)

I’m excited to bring to you another wonderful Tommy Nelson Mommy giveaway! We look forward to receiving our package every month from Tommy Nelson Mommy, and this one was a real treat! My kids have always enjoyed what we receive, and this month we had the opportunity to check out I will Trust God – Hermie & Friends.

We planned to watch our DVD on the weekend as a whole family, and let me tell you – ALL of us enjoyed it!

The details of the DVD

First Episode: When God asks Hermie to build a boat but doesn’t tell him why, the adventure of Hermie and the High Seas begins. The other garden bugs choose not to help because they are busy and don’t see the need for a boat in the garden. But when the rain comes and the garden floods, all of the bugs run to Hermie’s boat. Everyone in the garden has to learn to trust God, even when it doesn’t make sense.

Second Episode: In Who is in Charge Anyway, Freddie the flea learns from Hermie and the other bugs that God gave everyone his or her own unique gifts and talent. Some are strong, others can spin webs. But what is special about a flea? Freddie has to learn to trust that God has given him his own talents and has a special plan for him. God didn’t make anybody by accident, and He’s not finished with any of us yet!

Total Time: 90 minutes

Win it!

I’d love for one of you to win a copy of I Will Trust God DVD ~ Hermie & Friends. We are thrilled to have added this to our family DVD collection, and I know you will love it too! To win a copy, enter the giveaway below and a random winner will be chosen on April 22nd!

 


 

 

3 Vendors I Can’t Wait To Visit At Great Homeschool Conventions!

3 Vendors I Can't Wait To Visit At Great Homeschool Conventions

Hi Everyone!

With Great Homeschool Conventions California coming up in just a couple of months, I am already getting myself stoked about visiting a few of my favorite homeschool companies. I’m very much a visual person, and although I’ve ordered curriculum before without “seeing” it in hand – I prefer taking advantage of the opportunity to get my hands on it before committing to spending money on it.

Demme Learning (Math U See)

This is our second year using Math U See, and it’s been wonderful. I plan to continue on with all of their levels, but I would like to see them in had for myself. We are still in the “easy” math stages so I would like to make sure that the more “in-depth” levels are going to suit us when we get to that soon.

Memoria Press

This year we’ve used some of the Famous Men series from Memoria Press, and we are REALLY loving it. They have some other curriculum/subjects I would love to get my hands on to visually see if they would “fit” us in the next school year. I’m excited to check out their exhibit booth!

Classical Conversations

I’m planning on enrolling my kids in Classical Conversations next year. Or at least my oldest, I’m not sure if kids that are in Kindergarten can start in their program at that age. I’ve observed from afar the Classical Education method this year. Throughout our homeschool “career”, we have slowly migrated towards Classical Education methods, and curriculum. Curriculum typically used in the Classical Education method are ones that we happen to love the most! I caved and purchased The Well Trained Mind, and I am LOVING it! I wish I would have purchased it sooner! Next year, I’m going to quit dancing around with other methods that just don’t fit us, and we’ll be switching to the Classical Education method. We’re excited! I can’t wait to learn more about Classical Conversations and their program at Great Homeschool Conventions!

 

Are you eager to check out any specific vendors this year? Let me know in the comments which vendors YOU are most excited to check out at Great Homeschool Conventions!

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Organizing and Tracking Goals {Free Printable: April May June}

Organizing and Tracking Goals for {Free Printable April May June}

Woot!

With the second quarter of the year starting April 1st, it’s time for a new set of Goal Tracking Sheets!!

You can find my previous posts here 

To know how I use these, check out the first post in the series :o)

You have two options to download

The first: Black and White printable sheets (Monday start or Sunday start options available below). Click on the links to download.

Organizing and Tracking Goals for {Free Printable April May June} Black and White

Black and White: Monday Start

Black and White: Sunday Start

The second: Color Coded printable sheets (Monday start or Sunday start options available below). Click on the links to download.

Organizing and Tracking Goals for {Free Printable April May June} Color Coded

Color Coded: Monday Start

Color Coded: Sunday Start

If you have any questions, or suggestions – let me know in the comments! Also, I’m always curious on how other track and organize their goals – I’d love for you to share your methods with me in the comments! 

**Please, do not share the direct download link to the PDF file. You may however, refer people to this post to download a copy :)