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Review: Me: A Compendium

This is such a cute all about me book. I love that Me: A Compendium has a hardcover book as well so the cover will not get bent. The beginning page has a dedication section. This is so cute! After your child finishes this book they can dedicate it to someone and give it to them as a gift. How adorable! There is a lot of drawing, coloring and writing in this art book. It has pages for things your child likes the most, does not like, favorites, etc. Foods, feelings, weather, where they live, holidays, etc. are all covered in this all about me book. Some pages are a bit more interactive. There is a pages that says how many steps from my room to the front door and another has them see how many jumping jacks they can do before getting tried. This is so cute. There were some harder ones for us like what team you cheer for. Since we are not into sport we picked like when we play on teams or her in gymnastics. I love that they have a about page for when your child was a baby. They have a who

Review: Building Blocks of Science 2nd

We have kept Building Block of Science for our science curriculum this year. What I like about this science curriculum is that it comes with a lot of things. You will get the textbook, teacher manual, student activity book, a lab notebook, lab kit and test. Some of the things you have to print out but the only ones that I print are the student book and the test everything else I just keep on my iPad as a PDF. I really like this science curriculum because it is really engaging. The pictures in the textbook are kind of cartoony and really vibrant and bright. Our daughter often thinks that they are super funny which gets her more interested. I also like how Building Blocks is laid out. There are 5 main subjects in science: chemistry, biology, physics, geology and astronomy. Each one in Book 2 has 4 chapters to it.  This books chemistry goes over tools used in history and today, acids and bases, how the acids/bases react, food and taste due to molecules. Biology covers tools used, protist

Review: Daily 6-Trait Grade 2

For 2nd grade I continued with Daily 6-Trait  for grammar lessons. I think it teaches things in an easy to understand way and to top it off our daughter has fun doing the work. There are 25 weeks of work in this curriculum with doing one page a day. So this curriculum is not overly intense and the work on each page is not a lot at all. An entire week will have work over the same concept that is apart about the main lesson for the unit. Each unit will be explained over 5 weeks. Before each week there is a parent/teacher 2 page spread. It will explain exactly how you should teach for that days page. The 5th day of each week if a writing prompt. It will tell you what prompt to have your child write about. One thing I wish was that it did better job at explaining how to expand your sentence. I did find a great picture online that helps with expanding your sentence and we use that during the writing prompts on day 5 of work.  The units you will go over are idea, organization, word choice, s

Review: Math-U-See Beta

We have been using Math-U-See for a couple years now and I must say that it has been an amazing curriculum for us. The teacher manual explains everything very nicely and you also get a DVD that has videos for each lesson incase you need some more help. A lot of people say that it is helpful to watch the videos with your child. If we ever come across a concept that I am not able to explain well enough then we will use the DVD but as a chemistry major I took math classes through calculus 3 and have a great understanding of math. I love that the curriculum includes a test booklet. As well has the Math-U-See website has pages you can print out if your child needs a little extra work. The block set is incredible helpful for when your child is first starting out and soon they will start to memorize the math facts and will not need the blocks to aid them in problem solving. The lessons typically go through A-G pages of work. Some people move onto the next lesson without finishing all the pag