Giveaway: Pop for Addition and Subtraction!

 

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed!

We have a winner!!

Comment #188 was:

Last month we were contacted by Learning Resources to review one of their newest products

How Exciting!
We actually use many different Learning Resources products already,
so I was pretty excited to have a NEW item in our collection!
And I even got to choose which one!
Can you guess what I picked?
(Ya’ll know about my math fact troubles lately right?)

I chose a game called, “POP for Addition and Subtraction”
The suggested age level for this game is 6-8
and it retails for $9.99

It’s cute, It’s colorful,
and it’s helping my kiddos to learn (and relearn) those evasive math facts.

Like I mentioned last week,
we are hitting the math facts pretty hard around here.

So I thought it would be nice to change it up with a math fact game,
and seriously, a little friendly competition goes a long ways around here.

Not to mention that it’s fun to play!
Here’s the deal:

The game includes a spinner and an assortment of math fact gumballs.

On each turn, your child spins the spinner

Then draws the appropriate amount of gumballs from the “gumball machine” (i.e. box)

In order to keep the gumballs children have to say the answer to the math fact printed on the gumball.

If they get the answer correct, they keep the gumball in their pile.
If they don’t get it correct, the gumball goes back into the box.

If they draw a “POP” gumball, all of their accumulated math facts go back into the box.
(the POP gumball is now out of play).

The game continues until all gumballs have been collected.
They are then counted and a winner is declared.


What I like:
The quality of the game is reflected in the price.
The box, and playing pieces are thick and sturdy,
and they are sure to stand up to years of classroom use.

Everything is stored in the box, making it simple to store and easy to use.
(it would totally fit in a stocking if you’re looking for ways to stretch that homeschool budget!)

There are two levels of game play and the directions for both are printed on the back of the box
(how thoughtful is that

With 90 gumballs, this game is for any number of players.
You can play this game at home with one child or use it in your classroom.

Classroom Idea: Sometimes it’s fun to have an end of the day activity or ritual in your classroom….you know like a little fun treat children can look forward to.
I think it would be super cute for children to choose a gumball fact to solve on their way out and exchange it for a small treat, or sticker for their charts. You could even make the “POP” gumballs stand for something special. It would encourage children to be working on those math facts at home to show what they’ve learned each day.


I’m sure YOU can think of creative ways to use this game too!

Learning Resources is offering you the opportunity to WIN your own
POP for Addition and Subtraction game!

 

How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me how you would use POP for Addition and Subtraction in your classroom.

Optional Entries:

2. Check out all the other Math activities by Learning Resources, come back and tell me what you have on your wish-list.
3. Like Learning Resources on Facebook. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did.
4. Follow Learning Resources on Twitter. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did.
5. Follow Learning Resources on Pinterest. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did.
6. Share about this giveaway via your blog or social media. Give yourself one extra comment for each way you share.

Giveaway ends Friday 11:59pm PST. Winners will be drawn at random and this post will be updated.


Disclaimer: I was sent free product from Learning Resoruces for purposes of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

 

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ART DVD Giveaway!

UPDATE: This Giveaway is now closed, and a winner has been drawn.

Comment #155 was Nicole who said, “We Choose Virtues is on my wishlist!”

Congratulations Nicole!

And if you didn’t win, you can still take advantage of Hearts at Home Curriculums great BOGO deal on these Art DVD’s until they run out of stock!

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Thanks to our sponsorsHearts at Home Curriculum where you can score 30% off thousands of popular items such as: Apologia, Christian Liberty Press, Mystery of History, and tons more!

We had such a great time (and response) with our last Inspiration Station giveaway,
that Hearts at Home Curriculum offered us a REPEAT!

I know how much ya’ll raved about this deal,
so I was super excited to offer these great DVD’s again!

One of the products Hearts at Home has STILL HAS at an AMAZING price right now,
is this set of Art Instruction DVD’s by Mike’s Inspiration Station.

In fact, it’s a BOGO offer.
That’s Buy One Get One…

Which means that when you purchase DVD Set 1 you’ll get the DVD Set 2 for FREE!

This is a limited time offer, once they run out of stock that is it.

A little about the DVD series:

Geared toward ages 8-12, the series encourages kids to craft right along with host Michael Cariglio and his biblical buddy, Booker T Bible, a talking, animated Bible who offers creative inspiration with Scripture references. Let Mike’s Inspiration Station inspire your child’s creativity and get some fun art project ideas and fridge art in the process!

Here’s what’s included in each of the volumes:

Mike’s Inspiration Station DVD Set Volume 1 (DVD’s 1-6)
$39.99 $31.96

“Drawing Cartoons,”
“Making Watercolor Paintings,”
“Let’s Draw a Dinosaur.”
“Creating Pastel Art”
“Let’s Draw a Cute Turtle.”
“Light and Shading”
“Let’s Draw a Funny Moon.”
“Let’s Draw a Joyful Heart”
“Let’s Draw Goliath.”
“Making Clothespin Puppets”
“Fun Fridge Art”
“Flower Pot Pals”
“Sculpt a Cute Dog.”

Mike’s Inspiration Station DVD Set Volume 2 (DVD’s 7-12)
$39.99Free with Volume 1 Purchase

“Fun Fish Projects”
“Creating Fun Clouds.”
“Drawing Noah’s Ark”
“Drawing a Shepherd and His Sheep.”
“Making a Clay Easter Bunny”
“Drawing Jonah and the Whale.”
“Drawing Laughter”
“Drawing Love.”
“Drawing Animal Cartoons Using Numbers”
“Drawing a Bluebird,”
“Fun Christmas Projects,”
“All about Colors.”

For those of you keeping track,
that’s 26 instructional art projects on 12 DVD’s
for $31.96.


Hearts at Home is going to give one lucky reader
BOTH sets of these DVD’s!

Yippee! Thanks Hearts at Home!

So ready to win?


Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me what you do with your children’s finished art projects. Where does it all go?? Your comment will count as your first entry.

Optional Entries:

2) Hop over to Hearts at Home Curriculum, and tell me what product is on your homeschool wishlist.

3) Tweet, Facebook, PIN, BLOG about this giveaway (and comment letting me know, give yourself one comment for each time you shared)

4) Do you like Hearts at Home on Facebook? Let me know in a comment for an extra entry.

5) Subscribe to the Hearts at Home Newsletter (found on their site). Let me know in a comment for an extra entry.

Homeschool Art DVD Giveaway!!
#homeschool @CraftyClassroom
http://bit.ly/TbUl35

Giveaway ends on Friday October 12th at midnight Pacific.
Winner will be drawn at random and this post will be updated.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Hearts at Home Curriculum is a Christian homeschool family business. They are regular sponsors here and often provide free product for giveaway purposes. We personally shop their amazing sales, and all opinions are our own. Additionally, we participate in their affiliate program. Thank you for supporting our sponsors and our website with your purchase.

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Heritage History Giveaway!

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN!

First Winner was comment #160: Ann R. who said, “My girls enjoy the Little House books. My son enjoys books about knights and the Lord of the Rings.”

Second Winner was comment #67: Melody Lunsford who said, “Christian Europe and British Middle Ages would go along with our Mystery of History Vol. 2 material. Thank You for having a giveaway!”

Congratulation to both of our winners!

Don’t worry if you didn’t win, you can still take advantage of the
FREE Curriculum CD Offer below, but do note that it only goes through the end of October.

It’s time for another fantastic giveaway from our sponsors!

But First, Write Down This Code!

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It will get you a Free Curriculum CD from Heritage History.
You can read about the offer here

Now, on to the giveaway…

When I first learned of Heritage History,
I was a bit confused as to what products they offered,
and what would be the best fit for our family.

So I wanted to take a second to show you the different ways
Heritage History can become a part of your daily learning:

1. Read pre-1923 books online for FREE.

You can choose from hundreds of living books, and search by author, genre, title, and even civilization. If that weren’t enough, they have color coded them by reading ability.
Bookmark or Pin this page, you’ll love it.

For those of you interested, you can read the Worldview
Heritage History uses to selected each title.

2.Order single E-books based on your current studies.

The benefits of ordering a book can make all the difference in how you access the resources.
When you order an e-book you receive a PDF version and two different e-book versions.
This allows you to print multiple copies to use in your classroom,
and to save the book to your personal computer or tablet. Also the formatting of a purchased book
has been handled with detail. The captions, tables and other parts of the book have been preserved.
You can download a FREE e-book here to see the difference!
(instructions for loading it to your tablet can be found here)

3. Order a Collection of e-books surrounding a theme or topic:

history curriculum

Heritage History offers TWO different types of CD Collections:
Classical Libraries
Classical Curriculum

These collections of e-books have been specifically chosen to help ease the burden for homeschooling families. With these selections, you can easily provide your children with living books that compliment your current studies.

As with the single e-books, each CD comes with a PDF and two e-book versions of each title.
There are on average about 50 different titles for each collection,
and the price of the CD’s range from $19.99 to $24.99

Last month Heritage History has sent us a CD copy of
Early America from their Classical Library Collection

I was happy to see that it was filled with over 80 titles covering the American colonies to the First World War.

The American library focuses less on politics than many American History curriculums, but includes biographies and short stories about explorers, settlers, inventors, military heroes, writers, presidents, and Indian leaders. American Indian history is treated thoroughly, with over sixteen books on the subject. American Negro and Spanish American histories are also covered thoroughly.

My children are still considered early readers (green books)
so I was happy to see this series by James Otis:

It made me giggle because these are like the original Dear America Journals.

Storytelling just never goes out of style,
children love to read personal accounts of a living history.

We will be using these alongside our American History studies through out the year.

You can read more about the James Otis series here.

See all the 80+ titles included in the Early America series here.

So now that you know all about Heritage History,
are you ready to WIN some classical titles for your classroom?

Heritage History is offering up winner’s choice
of one Classical Library CD, and one Classical Curriculum CD!

There will be TWO Winners!

How to Enter:
1. Check out the Classical Library CD’s, and the Classical Curriculum CD’s.
Come back and tell me which title from each that you would want.
(If you’re the winner, you’ll get BOTH your picks, so choose wisely!)

Additional Entry:
2. Leave me comment with your children’s favorite History story.

Contest ends Friday, October 4, 2012 11:59pm.
Winner will be drawn at random, and this post will be updated.


Disclaimer: As an affiliate of Heritage History I received free product for review purposes, and a percentage of sales is credited back to me. All opinions are my honest thoughts about this product.

You can read our review of the Young Readers Collection here.

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WIN a $75 Homeschool Giftcard!


UPDATE: This contest is now closed and our winner has been drawn:


Comment #397 was Heidi who said, “I would like to try adventures in science.”

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Don’t forget, even if you didn’t win you can still score some great deals
with the Hearts at Home Summer Sale through then end of this month!

Original post follows:

Yes.

You read that correctly;
SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.

So what would you do with $75 extra Homeschool dollars??
(I can totally hear your mind racing with ideas)

Well, start figuring it all out because Hearts at Home Curriculum
is offering up a $75 gift card to one lucky Crafty Classroom reader!

Seventy-five dollars goes a LONG way at Hearts at Home Currriculum,
and even further with their Annual Summer Sale.

Click here to checkout this sale!

There are Buy1-Get-1 deals, Free with purchase items,
and literally HUNDREDS of publishers offered at 30% off.

I know I have already mentioned this sale,
(Remember the great deal on these Art DVD’s)
I can’t stress enough how great the prices are,
but it only lasts till the end of this month.
Trust me. It is not a sale to be missed.

I totally know what I would get.
I currently have a full shopping cart as we speak!
So if you haven’t a clue what you’d spend the $75 on,
here’s a little nudge to get you thinking…


mystery of history coupon
Mystery of History Books 30% Off
(I highly recommend this series, you can see how we are using this here)

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Wordly Wise
This is on our “maybe” list……it looks very promising.

writing strands discount

Writing Strands 20% Off
We are going to try this out for the first time this year!!

homeschool curriculum store
Great Science Adventures 30% Off

This looks really useful for notebooking, and I love Common Sense Press
so I have this on my maybe list!
(Truth in Science is what we will be using to start with and it’s also on sale!!)

learning language arts through literature
Learning Language Arts through Literature 30% off!!

We used this series last year and immediately fell in love.
If you’re looking for language arts, check this series out asap!

There are really so many more publishers on sale,
you can see the entire list here.

I personally order from Hearts at Home Curriculum.

But, just in case you’re not familiar with our sponsor,
Here are a few reasons to shop Hearts at Home:
Same day/next day shipping on all in stock orders
Earn Reward Points on your purchases!
Over 9,500 products & 200+ publishers
Super low prices & frequent promotions
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Hearts at Home Curriculum is truly the type of business
you can feel good about supporting, and certainly
a place to stretch your homeschool budget.

So ready for a chance to win a $75 gift card?

How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me what NEW curriculum you’ll be trying out this year.

Additional Entries:
(Leave a comment for each additional entry you earn)

2. Subscribe to Hearts at Home Newsletter (on their website in the right column)

3. Write a Review for something on Hearts at Home (1 extra entry per review)

4. Like Hearts at Home on Facebook

5. Follow Hearts at Home on Twitter


Giveaway ends Friday 11:59 Pacific, Winner will be drawn at random and this post will be updated.

Good Luck!

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Inspiration Station Giveaway

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. We have a winner:

Comment # 206 was Jacque who said, “We do lots of crafts, including painting and drawing.”

Congratulations Jacque, you’ll have a Summer filled with fun arts and crafting!

And don’t worry if you didn’t win, the SALE continues!
Snag the entire set of 12 DVD’s for $31.96

Original post follows:


Today we have a special giveaway,
courtesy of Hearts at Home Curriculum!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out their HUGE Summer Sale where you can score 30% off thousands of popular items such as: Apologia, Christian Liberty Press, Mystery of History, and tons more! (Sale ends July 31st)

Here is a list of ALL the publishers included in the 30% off sale!

One of the products Hearts at Home has at an AMAZING price right now,
is this set of Art Instruction DVD’s by Mike’s Inspiration Station.

In fact, it’s a BOGO offer.
That’s Buy One Get One…

Which means that when you purchase DVD Set 1 you’ll get the DVD Set 2 for FREE!

A little about the DVD series:

Geared toward ages 8-12, the series encourages kids to craft right along with host Michael Cariglio and his biblical buddy, Booker T Bible, a talking, animated Bible who offers creative inspiration with Scripture references. Let Mike’s Inspiration Station inspire your child’s creativity and get some fun art project ideas and fridge art in the process!

Here’s what’s included in each of the volumes:

Mike’s Inspiration Station DVD Set Volume 1 (DVD’s 1-6)
$39.99 $31.96

“Drawing Cartoons,”
“Making Watercolor Paintings,”
“Let’s Draw a Dinosaur.”
“Creating Pastel Art”
“Let’s Draw a Cute Turtle.”
“Light and Shading”
“Let’s Draw a Funny Moon.”
“Let’s Draw a Joyful Heart”
“Let’s Draw Goliath.”
“Making Clothespin Puppets”
“Fun Fridge Art”
“Flower Pot Pals”
“Sculpt a Cute Dog.”

Mike’s Inspiration Station DVD Set Volume 2 (DVD’s 7-12)
$39.99Free with Volume 1 Purchase

“Fun Fish Projects”
“Creating Fun Clouds.”
“Drawing Noah’s Ark”
“Drawing a Shepherd and His Sheep.”
“Making a Clay Easter Bunny”
“Drawing Jonah and the Whale.”
“Drawing Laughter”
“Drawing Love.”
“Drawing Animal Cartoons Using Numbers”
“Drawing a Bluebird,”
“Fun Christmas Projects,”
“All about Colors.”

For those of you keeping track,
that’s 26 instructional art projects on 12 DVD’s
for $31.96.

Doesn’t get much better then that folks!

Actually, for you it just might……
because Hearts at Home is going to give one lucky reader
BOTH sets of these DVD’s!

Yippee! Thanks Hearts at Home!

So ready to win?


Here’s how to enter:
1) Tell me how you incorporated (or *gasp* didn’t incorporate) art into your homeschool routine this year. Your comment will count as your first entry.

Optional Entries:

2) Hop over to Hearts at Home Curriculum, check out their Summer Sale and let me know which VENDOR you’re happy to see! Leave me a comment as your entry.

3) Tweet, Facebook, PIN, BLOG about this giveaway (and comment letting me know, give yourself one comment for each time you shared)

Homeschool Art DVD Giveaway!!
#homeschool @CraftyClassroom
http://bit.ly/LMukoR

Giveaway ends on Friday June 15 at midnight Pacific.
Winner will be drawn at random and this post will be updated.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Hearts at Home Curriculum is a Christian homeschool family business. They are regular sponsors here and often provide free product for giveaway purposes. We personally shop their amazing sales, and all opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

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Notebooking Success!

Update: This Giveaway is now Closed! We have Two Winners:

Comment #128 was Marcie who said, “I really like that primary, manuscript, and wide ruled are offered. As a parent of a 2nd grade reluctant writer (who is also still learning to form letters), I like that I have options for him as well as my 4th grader.”

Comment # 107 was Jackie S. who said, “I find it hard to pick out one item that I like more than the others. All the information in this notebook is much needed and helpful to do notebooking right.”

Congratulations ladies!

Thank You to everyone for participating! You can still pick up Jimmie’s e-Book for the introductory special of $5.50 and be sure to subscribe to Jimmie’s blog (NotebookingFairy.com) because she offers so many invaluable printables and tips…and my favorite…Notebooking Q&A!

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Today is a special day!
We’ve got a special guest!
One that I’m sure you already know….

Jimmie (You know Jimmie from here…and here...and here...)
has just released a new eBook called Notebooking Success!

If you’re familiar with any of Jimmies blogs, lenses, and work on various homeschool websites
then you know that she is just the gal you want to get expert information from.

She knows her stuff.

And now she has published this handy guidebook that will help you get started using
notebooking techniques in your own homeschool.

Notebooking Success will answer these questions:

What is notebooking?
Am I using notebooking to its fullest potential?
How do I know if my children are really learning?
What should I expect from different ages?
How do I use notebooking to help my children learn and to remember what they learn?

»»Free Bonus — Grade Specific Reference Sheets

»»Free Bonus – 50 Things to Put into a Notebook
This free printable chart is designed for your planning notebook.
Refer to it when you need a fresh notebooking idea.

»»Free Bonus –General Notebooking Pages
This specially created set of lightly tinted notebooking pages features four layouts
in three line styles (primary, manuscript, and wide ruled).

Buy the eBook!
Jimmie is selling her eBook at an introductory rate of $5.50 (regularly $8.00)
So if you’re looking for ways to incorporate notebooking into your classroom Notebooking Success would be a great place to start!

And Guess What?
Jimmie has graciously offered to give away 2 copies of Notebooking Success to two lucky winners here!
And if you purchase the eBook and end up winning this giveaway, she will refund your money!
How great is that?!


How to Enter:

1) Check out Notebooking Success here. Come back and leave me a comment telling me what excites you about this eBook.

Additional Entries:

2.) Leave a question or a tip you have about about Notebooking.

3) Tweet, or Blog about this giveaway. Use the text:

Notebooking Success Giveaway
@JimmiesCollage @CraftyClassroom
#homeschool http://bit.ly/wVmG0N

Leave an additional comment telling me you did this!

Giveaway open until Friday January 20, 2012, Winner chosen at random.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Jimmie sent me a Free copy of Notebooking Success for review purposes and invited me to join her affiliate program! Yea! Thanks Jimmie :)

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Exclusive Freebie From CurrClick!


This week I have a very special
(read: exclusive)
homeschool freebie to share with you!

Currclick.com and A Journey Through Learning have joined
up to offer this fantastic download free of charge for this week only!

Bible ABC Pocket Games Lapbook
Retail: $13.00
Your Price: Free!!

This is an unadvertised, exclusive freebie just for you!
and You’ll need to hurry because this offer ends Friday November 25th.

How to get your freebie:
Add Bible ABC Pocket Games to your cart.
Use the coupon code: CraftyClassroom during checkout

It’s that simple!

Just a special THANK YOU from CurrClick, AJTL, and The Crafty Classroom!

Feel free to share about this special freebie,
but please don’t publish this coupon code elsewhere!
You can always send people directly to this blog post so
they to can download this great offer!

PSSSST…….

I can’t wait to see what titles they have in store for us this year!

Thanks for Following!

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We Choose Virtues Winner!

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I loved having the chance to review and share We Choose Virtues with you.

My favorite part of this giveaway was reading all the tips and ideas everyone
shared in the comments section for teaching children the importance of character.

Just from reading the 600+ comments
I knew that everyone really wanted to win this!
And that you’d be waiting in anticipation for the Winner post.

So I stayed up until midnight to draw the winner!
Are you ready?

The winner is…..

Comment #584: Susie, who said, “Teaching virtues is something that doesn’t happen once. I find small teachable moments (usually unexpected) the most helpful. Also watching a program like Little House on the Prairie and seeing that family learning virtues is helpful too.”

Congratulations Susie, you’ll be recieving a Teacher Starter Kit filled with wisdom for those teachable moments!

And for those of you who haven’t yet picked up a set for yourself,
Here is a handy coupon code:

we choose virtues

Special Thanks to We Choose Virtues for the opportunity!

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We Choose Virtues: A Review & Giveaway


Today I’m SUPER, SUPER excited to share this post with you.
(Not just because there is a giveaway at the end)
But because I know you’re going to LOVE what I have to show you.

But first. Let me tell you a story.
It’s a story about a little boy.
A little boy who is bigger then two other little boys.
(I’m not naming any names here)

Well this little boy is a genius.
He is such a smart little boy.
He is WAY ahead in every subject,
He wants to know everything about anything,
He will talk non-stop for hours on end,
and his sense of adventure is unmatched.

However, this little boy is emotional.
and aren’t we all?

And this little boy has daily struggles.
He struggles with fairness,
He struggles with jealousy,
He struggles with honesty.
He whimpers and whines
at the thought of doing his chores,

And this little boy got lost at Walmart last week.
You can be sure that he was TOLD to follow.
But the boy just wandered off to the toy aisle instead.

This little boy is Five.
And the battle for his spirit is waging hard.
It is a long, hard, road to travel.
But it’s a fight that can be won.
One that is surely worth fighting for.

“Preach the word. Be ready to serve God in good times and bad. Correct people’s mistakes. Warn them. Cheer them up with words of hope. Be very patient as you do these things. Teach them carefully.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NIrV) -We Choose Virtues Teacher Memory Verse.

From Caterpillar…….to Butterfly!
We Choose Virtues is a character based education program
designed to help you build up biblical virtues in your child.

Using I am statements, simple catchphrases, and countering antonyms
We Choose Virtues takes children through 12 different biblical character traits.

Each virtue has it’s own catchphrases, bible verse, and corresponding activities.

The Teacher Cards are the “meat” of this program.
The front of the card is shown to the children, while
the back of the card provides you with everything you need
to teach the virtue.

Here is the Teacher Card for the virtue of Diligence:

I am statement:
“I am Diligent”

Catchphrase:
“I start fast, work hard and finish strong.”

I am NOT Statement:
“I am NOT slow to get started or lazy, and I don’t quit early!”

Virtue Verse:
All hard work pays off. But if all you do is talk, you will be poor.
Proverbs 14:23 NIrV

(Note: Be sure and get the “Faith” versions of
these cards for the scripture references)

On the back of the teacher cards:

Virtue Verse
Virtue Catchphrase ( I am….I am not….)
Bible Hero with Scripture Reference
Teaching Tip
Kids of VirtueVille Story
Virtue User Challenge
Fun Demonstrations
What to Say After I’m Sorry

These are large (8″x10″) and perfect for large classroom settings.
(There are smaller Homeschool versions of these too)

You can see how handy this is, These are ready to go right out of the box!
You really can just pick up a card and start teaching.

The Teacher Cards come on heavy cardstock with a slick surface.
I considered laminating them,
but they were so pretty I just decided to put them
into page protectors and that way I could store them
in a three-ring binder.

I’m totally loving that decision!

We Choose Virtues has a wide variety of products.
In fact, we were sent a Teacher Starter Kit
which not only came with the Teacher cards, but
also included Virtue Flashcards and a Virtue Poster as well.

The Virtue Flashcards are just as beautiful!
They are vibrant and engaging, and come with game play ideas.
The front of each card features the Virtue and Virtue Character,
and the back includes the catchphrase and bible verse.

The Virtue Poster contains each of the 12 virtues,
virtue characters, catchphrases, and bible verse.
It makes a fantastic reference chart that you can return to
through out the day….again and again as needed.

There are so many other products you can use alongside these Teaching Cards!
There are sticker charts, wall posters, checklists, self-review sheets,
and even a coloring book!

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In Fact, everyones a winner today because We Choose Virtues is giving
YOU a FREE downloadable Coloring book featuring the
children of VirtueVille!

But before you go snag that, write down this coupon code: BTS2011
That will save you 25% off any product until September 9th.

Oh, and while your busy clicking things go LIKE We Choose Virtues on Facebook
because they are very likeable…..and because someday out of the blue, you just might get facebook only coupons and freebies! This is also a great place to ask questions about the
different products to make sure you get the exact program you’re looking for!

And here are all my thoughts wrapped up in PRO’s and CON’s:

Pros:

  • I love the “I am” and “I am not” statements.
    Children are being taught that they have the power to choose their behavior,
    and even when it’s a reaction to another child’s behavior they are still responsible for that choice.
  • The VirtueVille Characters are unique, colorful, and memorable, helping children to really learn the catchphrases and corresponding bible verses.
  • I found the free character assessment to be helpful when trying to figure out the different areas that we needed to work on with each child.
    Not only keeping it organized, but we can look back later and see that we’re making progress.
  • There are so many different options to purchase. You can get just one product, or you can buy an entire kit.
  • There are also products for youth ages 12-18, if you are struggling with an older child.
  • Cons:

  • Before I realized the quality of these products, I was a bit concerned about the pricing. Once our kit came in the mail it was clear that the price was a direct reflection of the quality of these cards.I can’t stress enough about the vibrant colors, and even the feel of the cards. For example, on the flashcards you can actually “Feel” the lettering…it’s slightly raised. As an adict lover of all things “teacher” I totally appreciate these tiny details. As a Mom of four on a homeschool budget, I would make sure I had a good coupon first.
  • And really the only other CON I have is that I want more!
    Is it a CON to want more? I don’t know. These characters are super adorable, and modern!! And I’ll be patiently praying for little storybooks about each of them!
  • In Sum, I adore this program. We Choose Virtues is a quality based company with products you’re sure to use in your classroom or homeschool for a long time.
    And if you’re on a budget remember your coupon code: BTS2011 takes 25% off this week only. If you only bought one thing I’d recommend the Homeschool Teacher Cards, you can snag them for $26.25 with your discount.

     

    We Choose Virtues is graciously offering a Teacher Starter Kit
    to one lucky winner here on The Crafty Classroom.!

    The Teacher Starter Kit is what we were sent to review,
    so if you’re the winner you’ll be getting:

    The Virtue Poster
    13 Teacher Cards
    12 Flash Cards and game ideas

    Disclaimer: I was provided this product free of charge, one to review and one to give away to my readers. Opinions expressed in this post are my own honest thoughts about the product.

     

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    $100 Gift Card Winner

    We had over 1,000 entries for our Hearts at Home Store Gift Card!

    1065 to be exact.

    This has been our largest giveaway yet,
    and I’m so excited to draw a winner.

    I stayed up till Midnight, so I could post this ASAP
    So without any further ado….

    The Winner is Comment #4: Ellen! who said

    “I just found this web site through an email. I can’t believe how much great stuff is on here and that I have been missing out on it! I have bookmarked it and can’t wait to come back and spend a few hours shopping for the upcoming school year.”

    Well Ellen (and YOU too) can take advantage of Hearts at Home Summer Sale where you can save 30% on hundreds of items through July 31st.

    Thanks so much to Carrie of Hearts at Home Curriculum
    (and Homeschool Giveaways and Curriculum Share)
    For sharing such an amazing blessing with us!

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