Whistlefritz was created by a mom
who couldn’t find a program that she
liked to teach her own children Spanish, so she started creating one herself!
Developed with experienced educators,
it utilizes playful videos with entertaining characters and real actors, musical CDs to sing and dance with, a card
deck to play games with, and a thorough teacher’s manual. There is plenty
of repetition, full sentences and individual words to ensure understanding,
and real people to view and hear as
your child learns proper word use and
The lesson plans are laid out so a parent with no or little knowledge of the
foreign language can teach their own
children, and learn right along with
them. Games and activities make learning more fun, and bring the lessons and
new language into a child’s daily life.
Lesson plans can be used without the
videos, and videos can be used without
the lesson plans. Together they offer a
variety of ways to immerse your children in a new language.
Whistlefritz sent Crew members either their Educator’s Spanish Collection or their Educator’s French Collection. These include lesson plan books,
DVDs, music CDs, and card games!
Visit the links below to read what
crew members thought of Whistlefritz
and how they used the Spanish and
French collections in their homes.
—Read the Crew reviews!
Nature’s Beautiful Order - An
Introduction to the Study
of Animals Taught by the
Christopher O. Blum & John A.
My kids are all animal lovers. My oldest son determined recently that he will
become a veterinarian when he is older.
As he gets older, I strive to encourage
him to learn those things that matter
most to him. So, this course was a wonderful addition to his studies!
Nature’s Beautiful Order - An Introduction to the Study of Animals
Taught by the Classical Naturalists is a
wonderful way to introduce students
to the study of animals, or even just
further encourage your animal lover!
We received the textbook as well as a
student and teacher guide. This is recommended for students in grades 6-8
but can also be used to supplement a
higher-level biology course. There are
eighteen lessons in all that teach what
an animal is and then lead students in
study on the various classes of animals
in the animal kingdom. (. . .)
As we worked through this course,
there were also comprehension questions to complete. Some of these
seemed quite simple; “What is the lifes-pan of a domestic cat?” Others required
more thought to respond; “In what
way are lower animals less intelligible
in themselves?” Within the Teacher’s
Guide are the answers to the questions
posed to students.
My son is a very visual learner, so
he really appreciated the diagrams
throughout the reader. He also found
the writings to be so very interesting;
it is obvious the study and observation
with which the information in these
pages was obtained. Certainly, he is eager to learn more from these classical
In the final chapter, we are reminded
that “One of the great reasons that the
natural world is given to us is so that
we might wonder at its beauty, and then
turn our thoughts with gratitude and
love toward the One who has made it.”
What a wonderful way to remember and teach about the value of being
responsible and kind.
—Product review by Jennifer King
Homeschool Planet (Online
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
Your homeschool planning just got
easier! Homeschool Buyers Co-Op has
a planner that makes it easy to put all
of your daily schedules and lesson planning in one place. Even use it on the go.
The TOS Review Crew has been reviewing a one-year subscription to
Homeschool Planet from Homeschool
Buyers Co-op. Some of the reviewers
have chosen a lesson plan from the Lesson Plan Marketplace to link to their
Homeschool Planet planning schedule.
Some of the lesson plans available are
from popular curriculum providers.
Homeschool Planet is an online all-in-one planner that allows you to not only
create schedules of classes and extracurricular activities or appointments
for your family, but it also has a bunch
of extras to discover as well as several
new lesson plans designed specially to
link up with your schedule planning on
The planner allows you to choose
various formats, day, week, or month.
It also has the ability to view in planner
mode, calendar mode, each individual
child’s schedule, and so much more!
See how the Crew used this resource in
—Read the Crew reviews!
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