October 24, 2010

Terrific Tigers Review (and giveaway!)

Time for another great learning adventures with The Old Schoolhouse and Amanda Bennett's latest resource for homeschooling families...

This past week the kids and I "traveled" around the world from the mountains of Russia to the jungles in India and Africa to learn all about one of the most fascinating wild cats....TIGERS!

Terrific Tigers follows the same format as other Download N Go units we previously enjoyed. An instantly downloadable e-book includes lessons plans for 5 days of hands-on learning for grades K-4th. The learning is both fun and easy to follow for teacher and student.
Each daily plan includes learning objectives that are integrated to a variety of subjects. Spelling, vocabulary, handwriting, cooking, art, drawing, science, applied math and geography, Bible are all "sprinkled" throughout the unit studies.
The lesson plans includes two different ways for your student to record their learning. One is the notebook pages. Beautifully illustrated and well organized pages can be printed for each day and stored on a notebook or binders of your choice.
The other options is to make a lapbook; a series of mini-booklets that will be paste into a portfolio.

Some of my favorite features of these units are...
Direct internet links to informational pages, printouts, images, videos and more. This saves so much time!! We all know what it is like to sit down infront of a computer for ours trying to find a video or a coloring sheet to use at home. DNG has truly done all the work for the teachers.
Another thing I love is the easy format. Everything is laid out clearly and simple for any parent-teacher to use.
The units also include a long list of great family fun activities, as well as a list of recommended books to enhance your learning.
So what about Terrific Tigers....
I found myself loving learning alongside our boys all about these wonderful creatures. I confess that prior to this unit I had no idea tigers were on high risk of being extinct!!
We learned about all 6 main kinds of tigers, their habitats, behavioral traits, physical traits and the way they communicate. We also learned about where to find tigers around the world and the role zoos and zookeepers have on preserving these fierce cats.
My boys were fascinated by their size, speed, teeth and yes even the stripes. We studied all of these in detail and I'm sure our next zoo visit will not be the same.
More about Terrific Tigers...
The price for this unit is $7.95! (such a good deal)
You can purchase Terrific Tigers by visiting The Old Schoolhouse Store.
To learn more about Terrific Tigers and to take a peek inside the unit visit the Download N Go's main site.
To read how other families learned with Terrific Tigers visit the DNG's Blog Tour.
I was given the opportunity to host a giveaway for Terrific Tigers so one follower will get a free copy of this unit!
Here's how....
1. Leave a comment on this email with your name and email for one entry.
2. Blog about this giveaway and come back and leave another comment letting me know for another entry.
3. Share on your Facebook or Twitter page for another entry.
4. Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect for another entry.
Last day to enter is October 31st!! No TOS reviewers can participate.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this unit for the purpose of using at home and writing an honest review. No other compensation was given.


Linda said...

This one looks so cool!! We were watching a show about Tigers on TV just a few days ago & the boys said that they wanted one =)

Linda said...

I blogged about your giveaway =)

Linda said...

I already follow your blog through Google Friend Connect =)

Ellen said...

This looks like a fun! I think the boys would really enjoy this! Who doesn't love tigers?? =)

Ellen said...

I also shared this on Facebook. =)

Brandi said...

Throw my name in please!

Christi Brown said...

I am putting this on facebook and my blog! Sounds like fun!

Sterling said...

Facebooked it!

Sterling said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog!

Sterling said...

I am hoping I win this one! :o)

Sterling said...

I just blogged about the giveaway!