Mega Homeschool Giveaway Sponsor

Our first featured sponsor of the Mega Homeschool Giveaway is Math U see!

Math U See provides a firm foundation in mathematics for students of all aptitudes. The mastery-based approach allows students to move at their own pace whether they are naturally gifted in mathematics, struggle with mathematical concepts, or have special needs. Teachers are provided with the tools, skills, and training needed to present an explicit, structured, systematic, and cumulative program using multi-sensory teaching techniques.

 

Math U See was written by Steve Demme, a homeschool dad, for the homeschool community. Math·U·See’s unique approach targets each individual student and focuses on their specific needs. Rather than a curriculum designed for a classroom, Math·U·See is designed with the homeschool “tutor” environment in mind.

Math U See offers curriculum from Pre-K through Calculus and also offers a course in stewardship.

Enter the Homeschool Mega Giveaway for a chance to win up to $150 worth of course material from Math U See!

{CLOSED} Mega Homeschool Giveaway!!

Anna from Molding Minds Homeschool has put together a freaking awesome homeschool giveaway package!!  In addition, all the participating blogs have donated cash and other prizes to the pot as well.  Be sure to check back on all of the participating blogs every few days to read about the great companies who have sponsored this giveaway.  With a prize lot of over $1,000 in value, there is something for everyone!

To enter, just click on each method of entry, follow the directions and it will automatically enter you no matter which blog you enter from!  

Browse through, check out the great products, visit blogs and vendor sites, and enter to win!!

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Sweet Sponsor: Punker-Do Designs

Home Management Binder - Organization - Printable PDF with Meal-Menu Planning - by Punker-Do DesignsJill from Punker-Do Designs sponsored some great prizes for my recent Back to School giveaway, but because of a few things that came up, I couldn’t get her spotlight up before the giveaway.  Today is Jill’s day and I can’t wait to tell you about her awesome stuff!!

You can find all sorts of great printables at Punker-Do Designs.  Jill offers some great educational and home management printables, in addition to a few other items.  I really love her home management items; she’s thought of pretty much everything!  The flashcards are so cute and would be perfect for using with your little ones.

The printables are clean and fun, and very functional.  Not only does Jill offer great products, but she is an awesome gal as well!  When I approached her about participating in the giveaway, she gave more than I ever imagined; she even created a package specifically for homeschoolers!!  How much does she rock??

Jill is a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend her.  Go take a look!!!

BSMB Kindle Giveaway

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BSMB Kindle GiveawayWin a Kindle from the Blog & Social Media Boosters!  Fill out the Rafflcopter form below.  The first entry is to like all of the Facebook pages and counts as 50 entries.  Like buttons for Facebook can be found here to make it easy.  All of the Twitter buttons for 50 entries can be found on The Reynolds Mom.  Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

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TOS Sweet Critique: Big IQ Kids

Big IQ Kids

Who:  Big IQ Kids

What:  Big IQ Kids is an “online learning academy” where kids can log in, complete fun, engaging and educational lessons and quizzes and play fun games as a reward.

Contact Information:  Contact Info

Cost:  Varies {Free option as well as a variety of paid options}

Age:  Kindergarten to 99

Big IQ Kids is an online learning website with an assortment of spelling, math, vocabulary, and US geography lessons and games available for all ages!  A new SAT Vocabulary Prep program is available as well!  They’ve given everyone access to the spelling and vocabulary program for free, and have a variety of price tiers for the additional programs.

Big IQ Kids

The sign-up process is so easy and takes just a couple of minutes.  Once you’ve registered, you’re ready to start completing lessons.  Since this is a mastery-based system, your child starts and progresses through, mastering levels as desired, and continues right along.

Big IQ Kids

When you click a lesson, it takes you to a screen similar to the one above, where you pick an intro lesson, complete it, and then complete other lessons.  Each completed lesson earns your child one coin that can be used to play a game or makes changes to your Big IQ Buddy.

Big IQ Buddy

Babydoll enjoyed the lessons and games, and really enjoyed playing around with her Big IQ Buddy.

I love that I can access progress reports to see what she’s completed, how she did, and what it covered.  I also enjoy the fact that Babydoll can’t spend all her time playing games, she has to earn them.  I’m totally fine with her accumulating coins and spending time just playing around, but she still has to complete lessons to earn those coins.

Big IQ Kids

The folks at Big IQ Kids also solved the whole moving on before a technique is mastered thing: kids can’t move up through the lessons until they’ve taken a mastery test for each one.  This is so important!

The only thing Babydoll and I had to get used to was the tutors’ voices for each lesson.  Each lesson is narrated by someone, which I think is a great idea, but it sounded very robotic.  Nothing at all that affects usability or functionality, but something we had to get used to nonetheless.

I plan to continue using Big IQ Kids as a supplement throughout the year.  We’ve got several materials we use for spelling, math and US geography, but I think the whole online thing really helps cement it in Babydoll’s mind.

I highly recommend Big IQ Kids as a supplement to what you’re currently using, no matter if your child is struggling or not.  The information is top-notch and I think many kids would enjoy the games and multimedia lessons.  Let me know what you think!!

Would you like to read other reviews of Big IQ Kids done by my fellow crew mates?  Click here to take a gander!

True Confessions:  I received two memberships to Big IQ Kids as a TOS Homeschool Review Crew member to help facilitate my review.  Receiving this {awesomeness} in no way influenced my opinion of the product; I wrote exactly what we thought about it.