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Friday, November 25, 2016

Homeschool Review Crew Favorites for 2016

Meet the Homeschool Review Crew Curriculum Favourites for 2016

Each year in November, the Review Crew year ends and we have an opportunity to vote on our favorite products for the year.  The winners are awarded with a Blue Ribbon Award.  I completed 40 reviews this year out of the 75 total reviews The Crew completed. Since I joined the Crew in 2010 I have completed over 300 reviews for the Homeschool Review Crew!  You can find all of my reviews under my TOS Product Review tag in my sidebar.  I have been incredibly blessed to be a part of the Homeschool Review Crew and look forward to next year. 

Some of the categories had several products we liked and were hard to choose.  There were a few categories I did not vote in because we did not review products in those categories.  I was happy to see some of our favorites were Blue Ribbon Award winners. 

Our choices for 2016

Favorite Reading - Jolly Phonics and Grammar
Favorite Writing- Writers in Residence
Favorite Spelling- Talking Fingers
Favorite Vocabulary

Favorite Grammar- The Critical Thinking Co.
Favorite Penmanship-
Favorite Literature Curriculum- IEW Poetry
Favorite Literature Resource - Heirloom Audio

Favorite History Curriculum
Favorite History Supplement- NotebookingPages.com
Favorite Science Curriculum- Apologia Astronomy
Favorite Science Supplement- Memoria Press
Favorite Math Curriculum- Demme Learning
Favorite Math Supplement- Trigger Memory Company

Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum- Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids
Favorite Fine Arts Curriculum-ZeeZok Publishing (Music Appreciation)
Favorite Elective-StopMotion Explosion
Favorite Christian Education Curriculum- Veritas Press
Favorite Christian Education Product- Zondervan

Favorite Preschool Product
Favorite Elementary Product- ArtAchieve
Favorite Middle School Product-Middlebury Interactive Languages
Favorite High School Product- The 101 Series
Favorite College Prep

Favorite Parent Product- FreezEasy
Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed- NotebookingPages.com
Best Online Resource- Veritas Press
Best E-Product -Grapevine Studies
Favorite Novel, Book, Audio Drama- Heirloom Audio
Just For Fun- FlipStir

Kid's Choice- (0-12) Anthony and Christian voted for StopMotion Explosion, Alex for Middlebury Interactive, Lily for ArtAchieve, and Emmie for Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids
Teen's Choice (13 and up)- Nick voted for StopMotion Explosion
All Around Favorite- (my favorite) NotebookingPages.com


Blue Ribbon Award Winners Were:

Favorite Reading Curriculum – Logic of English
Favorite Writing Curriculum – Here to Help Learning
Favorite Vocabulary Program – The Critical Thinking Co.
Favorite Spelling Program – Talking Fingers: Read, Write and Type

Favorite Grammar Program – The Critical Thinking Co.
Favorite Penmanship Program – Homeschool Copywork
Favorite Literature Curriculum – Institute for Excellence in Writing: Poetry
Favorite Literature Resource – Heirloom Audio

Favorite History Curriculum – Home School in the Woods
Favorite History Supplement – Carole P. Roman
Favorite Science Curriculum – Apologia: Astronomy
Favorite Science Supplement – NotebookingPages.com
Favorite Math Curriculum – CTC Math
Favorite Math Supplement – Trigger Memory System

Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum – Middlebury Interactive Languages
Favorite Fine Arts Product/Curriculum – ArtAchieve
Favorite Elective Curriculum – Stop Motion Explosion
Favorite Christian Education Curriculum – Veritas Press
Favorite Christian Education Product – Chara Games

Favorite Preschool Product – The Pencil Grip
Favorite Elementary Product – Veritas Press
Favorite Middle School Product – Apologia: Writers in Residence
Favorite High School Product – 101 Series
Favorite College or College-Prep Product – Everyday Education

Favorite Parent Product – MyFreezEasy
Best Resource I Didn’t Know I Needed – ForBrain
Best Online Resource – Veritas Press
Best E-Product – Grapevine Studies
Favorite Book, Novel, Audio Book, or Audio Drama – Heirloom Audio
Just for Fun! – FlipStir

Kids’ Choice (Ages 0-12) – KidsEmail.org
Teens’ Choice – 101 Series
All Around Crew Favorite – CrossTimber

Congratulations to all of the Winners!

Members of The Crew have shared their favorites.  Stop by The Crew Blog and see what they thought.
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