Review: Spanish for You

So, I had a great opportunity in reviewing a Spanish curriculum. Like my last review, I have decided to not to begin using this program till our new year starting in August. However, as I have been researching out our curriculum for our year, I know that this is going to fit right in.

Unfortunately, this blog post will be void of photo’s.  Sorry. And, I am very LATE , so much apologies to both Spanish for You, and to Heidi and Brenda at Mosaics.

 

I have looked it over several times since getting the curriculum in the mail. I was sent the Fiesta collection to review. I am very pleased with it.

What I LOVE about Spanish for You is that it is affordable. It is fun, and it is easy to use. Concepts are easy to understand, and are learned through the different themed packages they have available. You can do them in any order, and you can use it with whatever grade you are teaching. All of your children can be doing it together.

It has even been featured in some famed homeschooling publications such as The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

Spanish for You has packages that start at $9.95 for a four-week trial all the way to the full curriculum for grades 3-8 for $64.95. Where can you get 6 grades worth of work for less than $65.00? No where, right?

What you get is:

ALL Spanish for You! packages come complete with:

  • soft cover book or e-book (currently only our trial pkgs.)
  • 24-30 week lesson guide for the grades you need (24 weeks for G5-6 & 7-8, 30 weeks for G3-4) (PDF download)
  • self-checking worksheets (PDF download)
  • audio files of entire book (includes bonus audio of native speaker of entire book) (MP3 download)
  • flashcard/activity pictures (PDF download)

 

Spanish For You even has FREE links to some mini lessons and worksheets. Awesome!! Who does not love FREE?? You can find the mini lessons here, and the worksheets here. If you look, there is a ton of things for free! Again, I think this is going to be so awesome for our classes next year. I will have a 7th grader and a 6th grader.

Debbie is wonderful and is always at the ready to answer a question! She has a great “About” section that tells a little about why she started Spanish for You and what her background is. She even has a blog.

So go on over to Spanish for You, and buy the curriculum. You will NOT be sorry, I PROMISE!

 

Mosiac Review

 

 

 

I Will Survive

You know that feeling, when the kids seem like they are behind in school.

Or, you are crabby because of all the work that you have yet to grade.

Or, the printer is out of ink and you keep forgetting to pick some up from the store to do the printing that needs to be done so your kids can do schoolwork.

You will survive.

Homeschooling my children is one of the most rewarding experience I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.  Not only that, I am learning more about what I should have learned in school but did not.

Not having someone else raise my children has many many benefits. One of the main benefits is that no one else has an influence on your child that you do not want on them.

I have had children in the public school system, in fact, 3 of my children have been in, and one is still in the system. I want to bring him back home. We are praying on that now in fact.

If you are new at homeschooling and are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or an oldie at homeschooling but wondering if you can handle another day, here ya go!

Homeschooling~ Thanksgiving Week

The Homeschool Mother's Journal
In my life this week…

In my life, let’s see. Not a whole lot is going on. I updated the blog about my daughter who is pregnant. We went to a friends house for Thanksgiving. Went to the ER for said pregnant daughter.

No worries, all is fine with her and the wee one.

In our homeschool this week…

Pfft, not a whole lot. I think we may have done one complete day.

My favorite thing this week was…

Spending time with a friend from church. It is a new friend and we spent time with our families, getting to know one another.

What’s working/not working for us…

I think NOT having a boxed curriculum is not working for me, so I need to work on that.

Questions/thoughts I have…

If I am doing this thing called homeschool right. Are my children learning enough. Am I able to teach them all they need to know.

Things I’m working on…

Making maternity clothing for my daughter and working on gifts for the kids for Christmas.

I’m reading…

In the book of Psalms.

I’m cooking…

This week, I made a green bean casserole that was YUMMY. We also made fudge that did not turn out so well. Casey made her lasagna for Turkey day too.

I’m grateful for…

My Jesus, my Husband, and my Children.

I’m praying for…

My daughter and her baby, and for a car.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

What I have learned from my own experience is that the most important ingredients in a child’s education are curiosity, interest, imagination, and a sense of adventure of life.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t forget to take the time to head back over here and read about what else went on this week.

Homeschooling This Past Week…

Has and was interesting.

While I do not have a per say curriculum of what I use, I do pick and choose stuff and just go with the flow. Some days it works, others not so. While I am still working on the funds of getting what I need, I use the internet.

I have decided to link up each week with The Homeschool Chick.

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

We, as the children that I school at home went to Chattanooga area with a friend. We went to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, and the Lynchberg for a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery ( pictures coming soon.)

Shhh!!!!

It was a fun learning experience for us. It was neat to hear the history and see the whisky being made. Are we drinkers. Nope. But, it was still fun and the kids enjoyed them selves. Did you know the county that the Jack Daniels is made is a DRY county, meaning no alcohol is sold in the county at all.

We also got to meet the Tate Family. We have been talking via phone and email for a couple of years. Since we were in their area the other day, we met up with them! They are the neatest family!

In our homeschool this week…

See the above answer, in addition to that, when we got home, we continued work on fractions, States of Matter, and Learning about Needs and Wants

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Go slow, the beauty of homeschooling is you are on your own time table.

I am inspired by…

My pastor this week. He has been to Chattanooga ( 3 hour each way trip ) because one of the members of our church was hurt badly in a motorcycle accident down there.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

See the above.

My favorite thing this week was…

Believe it or not, just spending time with my friend Heather. She is not a mom, or a wife, but she is a childhood friend.

Questions/thoughts I have…

Am I doing this right?

Things I’m working on…

Making clothing for Christmas for my children.

I’m reading…

I have been reading through the book of Psalms lately.

I’m cooking…

Bread as usual

I’m grateful for…

My husband who came home from school to go to work so that I can be home more with my children. That and I was let go at work.

I’m praying for…

My daughter Casey, and for our financials

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

 


Home Schooling in the Cheap.

Sounds like a song, doesn’t it? Homeschooling in the Cheap… Homeschooling in the Cheap…

Yea, I will stick to just homeschooling.

If you are like us, there is never enough cash to go around.  I would love to run to any of the big box curriculum and buy their complete set. However, since money is tight for me, and I even bet for you, I have taken to going online and looking for what I want.

These are just some of the places I go to to assist me along the way. Sites I have printed stuff off of, or bought used. Or even new for a good deal. So sit back, check them out. Let me also know in your comments places to go.

The first place I go to is WorldBook. Why, well, it has a section for courses of study that I can use as a guide to make sure i am teaching my children what they need to know, to further them in their lives.

Lately as in the last week, I found Superteacher Worksheets. What an awesome resource! Basically they have everything you need for the younger grades.

Homeschool Math is another great resource

TLSBOOKS.com is another awesome resource. I would love to be able to get more of their stuff. As the years have progressed, they have added more and more to their website.

A not so new site, but new to me is Donna Young. I have never been to her site before but man alive, she has a lot of great information and just stuff you can print. FOR FREE

I also can not forget Old Fashion Education

Homeschool Classifieds is a great place to get books that are used at an awesome price!

Christian Book Distributors is a great place for new books.

So, there ya have it, Ginger’s list.

Homeschooling in the Cheap,

Homeschooling in the Cheap……

Yea,