As the crew year winds down, it is time for the annual Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards! Every year, each crew member (and their families) get to vote on their favorite products from the year in different categories. Each child in the family also gets to vote for their favorite product, and parents do too! We got the chance to check out so many amazing things this year, I wanted to highlight a few of our favorites.
My favorite overall product:
My favorite product this year was The Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia. I really, really love everything about this planner! It is so well-organized and set up, and had so many helpful pages for helping me to plan for our homeschool. And it has a beautiful design.
This was a difficult choice because we narrowed it down to about three things, but then were really torn about what to choose. Ultimately we settled on With Lee in Virginia because we all agreed that it kept us on the edge of our seat, and stood out in our minds long after we got done listening.Heirloom Audio productions really does an amazing job with their audio dramas! It would be a great supplement to any history study of the Civil War.
While he loved With Lee in Virginia, that got our family vote, so his absolute next favorite product was the movie Little Boy that we got from FishFlix. Set in World War II, it would be a great addition to a history study as well. It is a fantastic family movie that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you laugh again, and just leave you with the warm fuzzies!
I have to say, this choice surprised me, because as a rule, this boy hates math! However, he really, really liked the online program from CTC Math. He liked the way it was set up and felt it made the math really easy for him to understand. In fact, when I was looking into other math programs for the new school year, he requested to continue with CTC.
There is one more product I really felt the need to mention and that is DrumsWithWillie from JazzEdge. This was an online drum class that my youngest took and it was so incredibly good. The instructor for the class does a great job of engaging students and making the lessons so clear.
These were some of our favorites for this year, but I am really excited to see which vendors won the Blue Ribbon Awards for this year! You can find out too by clicking here: