Most of what the girls are using this Fall for school books are from past Crew Reviews. Not only does reviewing give us an opportunity to experience varied curriculum choices, it gives me the opportunity to honestly tell you what we thought of the choice. Right now there are SO MANY choices our there for home schoolers that I know it can be overwhelming. I enjoy being able to help you narrow the choices by just a little. One of those ways is letting you know HOW a curriculum is designed, not just what it covers. Some of you like workbooks, some focus on unit studies, some use living books, some prefer online resources. The Crew has opportunities to review all of those options every year.
Another great thing that I am thankful for with the Crew is the leadership team. Kate, Debra, and Marcy are also home educating Mamas who want us to remain focused on our task as Mothers, not just as reviewers! The multiple ways they organize and encourage us as Moms and bloggers are too complicated for a short Thankful Thursdays post, so I'll just say this: I love them all dearly!
Soon it will be time for an invitation to apply to join the Crew for next year, I hope to return again next year, and I'll be looking forward to meeting all the new members. In the meantime, you can look forward to a couple posts about our favorite Crew review products, and which ones the girls are using this year.
I'll just finish with this; I am privileged to be able to learn from and pray for the other members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. If you're looking for some great blogs to read, check out the list of current members, you'll be thankful you did!