Monday, May 16, 2011

Reflections on the Year on the TOS Crew

I can't believe it is the middle of May already.  This calendar year is flying by and the academic year is almost over.  That means the year for the TOS Homeschool Crew is almost over also.  In addition to reviewing educational products crew members have had the opportunity to write a special blog post each week and join the Crews' blog cruise.  I haven't written any all year, but decided I needed to participate this time.

This week we were asked to reflect on our experience as a member of the TOS Homeschool crew this past year and what impact it has had for us and our families. It was certainly a blessing to learn about and use so many programs and materials in our educational journey. One of the biggest blessings for us has been all the math programs we were privileged to review.  As a result I believe my children have increased their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts greatly. While it is still not a favorite subject, they have grown in their abilities and progressed dramatically. 

Being privileged to review a Latin curriculum was also wonderful for our family.  We had been studying Latin already, but just were not making progress in our other curriculum.  It is hard to pinpoint why we weren't making progress or benefiting, but having the opportunity to review a different curriculum has made a world of difference in attitude towards studying Latin as well as learning and remembering.

Being a member of the TOS Crew is certainly like a job for mom (or dad) with requirements and deadlines, but we have found it to be a great addition to our homeschool.  While sometimes a review has been challenging, the opportunity to share our experiences has been enjoyable for us.  I hope the reviews have been helpful for you.

Read what other Crew members have experienced this year at the crew Blog.


  1. I am on the 2011-12 crew and enjoyed reading your post! Thanks for a sneak peek. :-)

  2. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your year on the Crew, and found it to be a blessing as well! Thank you for participating in the Blog Cruise!

  3. Thanks for stopping by. It was fun, wasn't it?!!

  4. I had a great time on the cruise as well. And we were also very blessed by the Latin program we received.

  5. My guys are so good at their basic math facts after this year. It's amazing! I can't believe the year is almost over, either - but it's been a great one!