I have been very blessed recently with a membership to Terri Johnson’s class called Homeschooling ABC’s. I admit I was very skeptical at first, that a veteran homeschooler could get anything out of this class since it is designed for new homeschoolers. I am pleased to say that everyone can benefit from Homeschooling ABC’s — new and veteran alike! Here is just one example:
I was pleasantly surprised by the very first lesson, in which I re-discovered the concept of “circle time”. I have heard about circle time for several years, and it always sparks my interest. However, each time I have promptly forgotten about the concept. Encouraged by Terri’s lesson, I decided to give it a try. I have noticed several benefits. First, we are all starting out as a unified group having fun; so we are all more in harmony throughout the day. I have noticed a decrease in bickering. Secondly, we are all focused on the Bible together. We have always had a policy of Bible first, but it makes a difference when we are all studying the Bible together. Of course, circle time does not have to include Bible, but for us it was a natural fit with our policy. Thirdly, my family is excited about starting our day together! In fact, my two year old has been walking around today saying, “Look, my people are doing circle time.” I am not suggesting that circle time is for everyone, but I cannot imagine anyone being dissappointed by this e-course. So much information and encouragement is included, I believe everyone will find enough benefit to warrant the cost.
What’s Included: 26 weeks of lessons, each including ideas, information, encouragement, and an assignment. Many lessons also include free products! The free products alone are worth more then the cost of the course; but without the free products the cost would still be totally worth it to me.
What I Like: Well, I love the layout of the lessons, the straightforward instructions, the plethora of ideas, the encouragement, and the free products. At roughly $2.50 per week this product is very worth the money!
What I Don’t Like: I have promised to include this section in each of my reviews, but honestly I can’t think of a single thing I don’t like so far! I have worked through the first 8 lessons so far, and can’t wait to read the remainder. The retail cost of this course is $67 and it includes over $245 in extra freebies from other publishers.
My Bottom Line: If you are new homeschooler, you will find this simple yet profound course to be invaluable as you learn about your new job. If you are a veteran, you will be refreshed and encouraged to stay the course and you might discover exactly what you have been looking for.