Posts Tagged ‘curriculum’

 

Ages: 4 & up This deluxe text includes 59 favorite children’s Bible stories. Each story is written at an elementary level, yet stays true to God’s Word. There are 36 stories from the Old Testament and 23 from the New Testament, followed by discussion questions along with delightful art lessons at the end of each story. (Lessons vary in length and level of difficulty, making them easily adaptable for multi-age level groups from preschool to middle grades.) Art & the Bible for Children is wonderfully illustrated by homeschoolers! This hardbound text is in full color with glossy pages, bringing out the quality of the colorful artwork.

Art & the Bible for Children - By: Barry Stebbing

What I think: It is okay for bible lesson plans but not art lesson plans. This hardcover book with 275 page provides a very brief art activity for each subject/story. There is no “how to” art instruction and there is a lack of imagination and creativity overall. Nice book but not what I was looking for based on the title of this book. 

 

How Great Thou ART provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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What is Home Art Studio?

This program is designed to increase students’ love and appreciation of the visual arts. The Home Art Studio program will enhance a child’s ability to problem-solve, think creatively, and truly see the world around them. The art projects students will complete are designed to illustrate the elements and principles of art in an age-appropriate way.

We recommend viewing and beginning one project a week. The lessons build on prior knowledge. Throughout the school year, the student will gain greater understanding and hands-on skills.

The lessons include a variety of media. Students are introduced to drawing, painting, sculpture, and more! Students will also listen to professional artists, take a trip to an art museum, and learn about how art is everywhere in the world around them. Parents don’t need to be intimidated by their own lack of knowledge or skill as an artist. The projects are easy to follow, and a lot of fun for students!

Students will work at different paces. It’s just fine if a student wants to take a long time on their masterpiece. Please let them go at their own speed to express themselves, while also taking the time to make sure they absorb the concepts being taught in the lesson. Most importantly, keep “art time” pressure-free and encourage your student to think outside the canvas; students are most creative when they’re having fun!

Art Education worth buying! We received the Home Art Studio Kindergarten program w/supplies for review and had lots of good fun learning about lines, patterns, and shapes with different art materials. We watched the video lesson on the tv and then did the art project. I have a chrome book and was not able to use the PDF files. The DVD is reasonably priced at 29.99. The supply list for the projects taught can also be purchased and comes from Jerry’s Artarama (63.57 for a good size box of art supplies. see list below)
  • Pacon Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper Pack of 50 12×18″ – Assorted Colors
  • Sculpey White Polymer Modeling Clay – 1.75 lbs.
  • RAS 2 oz Tempera 12 Color Set
  • First Impressions Complete Art Studio Set for Kids
  • Round Chubby Paint Brush for Kids – 10pk
  • Strathmore 300 Spiral Watercolor Pad 11×15″
  • Bristol Pad 11×14″
  • Mijello Fredi Weber Peel-able Tray Palette

Kindergarten through fifth grade DVD’s available as well as a holiday arts & crafts program. We reviewed this Kindergarten DVD and recommend it for home school/ home use. It was professionally done with a good variety of projects appropriate for the grade level. The presentation was calm which is a big aspect of why I enjoyed this curriculum. (not loud or hyper) Pics of some of our completed projects coming soon.

Home Art Studio provided the Kindergarten Art Education DVD to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.
 

 

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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Little Pim’s educational products are geared for kids ages 6 months to 6 years. They provide many different kinds of learning tools (DVDs, music CDs, flashcards, and books) for each child’s  different learning style.

I reviewed the Little Pim Spanish DVD, 10″ plush, flash cards, the Spanish Bop Album, and the Little Pim book: Colors. I found all to be top quality and a playful way to learn. 

Little Pim has programs for Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, English, Portuguese, and Korean. Visit Little Pim today and find the language that best suits you and your family.

These products were provided by Little Pim to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received

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An independent publisher of books and resources for people who work with children with developmental disabilities or learning delays.

Early Literacy in Action

Lay flat format/ 608 pages.

Enhance young children’s language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum, drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes! This highly adaptable, flexible program is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.

Building Language Throughout the Year

Spiral-bound / 456  pages

For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can make all the difference—it can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Both books start with case studies and analyses. This reading is somewhat interesting but the lesson plans are what I -and probably most people- are interested in. The lesson plans (“field-tested, research-based curriculum”) are for preschool students (ages 3-5). They are written for a preschool facility but the lessons can easily be used in a home school classroom. Lots of good activities and suggestions for the school year.(40/41 weeks) The lesson plans in the second book, Building Language Throughout the Year,  would be my preferred choice. The layout is more user friendly (single page layout) with room on the page for adding notes or even record keeping. Whether from a “low-resource background” (as this book was designed for) or not, I think the information in this book is helpful for ALL preschool age children.

Brookes Publishing Co. provided complimentary copies for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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This has proven to be one of my best curriculum finds! ARTistic Pursuits offers art curriculum for grades preschool through twelfth. We’ve enjoyed using the Senior High Book One this first semester. The sixteen units contain four lessons each. Lesson one is for vocabulary and creative exercise. Lesson two is for art appreciation and history. Lesson three is techniques and lesson four is application. The course is designed to be completed in one year if done two times a week. It is good for one high school credit.

It is designed so the student can independently work through the lessons. The supplies are minimal and not too costly. They are commonly found in art and hobby stores or art supply packs can be purchased from ARTistic Pursuits. {We only received the  book so I can’t review the art packs} Their website has detailed information on choosing art supplies in addition to more information on all their art curriculum books.

I really like that the lessons allow the student (and parent) to choose what they would like to draw rather than assigning them something specific. I think that encourages creativity, inspiration, and enthusiasm for the assignment.

The book is non consumable. The pages for each lesson are easy to read; instructions and details are clear, organized, and illustrated.

I would like to thank Brenda Ellis for allowing me to review the Senior High Book One. I received the the ARTistic Pursuits Senior High Book One in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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