Thursday, April 7, 2011
When you were little, did you ever get a chance to read The Weekly Reader? It was a little "magazine" we got in class (public school) every so often. I remember being so excited when we would get those! For one thing, we got to keep them, take them home, and read them at our leisure. It was full of things to learn but it didn't feel like learning.
I thought about those memories when we had the chance to review Science Weekly in our homeschool. I was reminded of how much kids like to have their own special things to call their own. With Science Weekly each child can have their own pages at their reading level, from K through 6th grade. This is especially great because most homeschoolers have more than one child at different levels. With this supplement all of my kids can enjoy cool science topics together.
My kids were thrilled to each have their own edition in their hands. I had my own teacher edition too. This especially thrilled my 4 year old who feels left out of some of the things we do. (Of course I include her as much as possible, don't worry!)
Our subject was composting, what perfect timing! My husband and I have been discussing our need for a compost pile since we started gardening a few years ago. We had already decided to start one this year, and the kids love getting involved in anything we do, so they had a lot of fun learning about what composting is, ways they could help, and trying a hands on experiment.
The kids enjoyed this review! They have asked if we could subscribe and use it next year, and I think we will. I think it is a very good deal.
You can get Science Weekly in your kids' hands for $19.95 per student per year (15 issues). Or if you teach in a classroom or co-op a subscription is just $4.95 per student, per year, if you order a minimum of 20 subscriptions. You can view full size samples of each level by clicking SAMPLE on the right side of the order form.
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Disclaimer ~ We received this product at no cost as a part of The Homeschool Crew in exchange for an honest review after using it in our homeschool. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are my own and may differ from those of others.