WealthQuest for Teens is an innovative online program designed to teach teens (ages 14-19) financial responsibility. The complete package includes an online video seminar with workbook for your teenager, a Quick Start Guide e-book for your teenager, and a free Parent’s Guide. Jill Suskind, a high school teacher in the greater Boston area, has created WealthQuest for Teens out of her personal financial story and out of a great desire to meet the needs of her students. “As a teacher, her passion is teaching the principles of success. While all of the lessons offered through WealthQuest for Teens online products are about money and wealth building, they are really about wealth in all areas of life.”
Retailing for $39.95, WealthQuest for Teens is a great value whether you have one teenager or multiple teenagers. Because the workbook type products included are all downloadable products, you are able to print as many copies as you would need to use with your teens. Kids will enjoy the videos and the practical lessons they encounter as they go through this program. **The workbook accompanying the videos is printable at the end of each video.** They learn how to give, save, and spend wisely – all skills that are necessary for them to be successful adults.
The first portion of the 6-week program is the video portion. Seven video modules cover topics such as: “The First Thing You Need in Order to Become Rich: Income,” “The Second Thing You Need in Order to Become Rich: Knowledge About Money,” “The Third Thing You Need in Order to Become Rich: A Great Money Management System,” “The Fourth Thing You Need in Order to Become Rich: A Really Good Reason,” “Your Habits and Attitudes Determine Your Net Worth,” and “A Look at Financial Freedom.”
In weeks 2 and 3, teens will complete their Quick Start E-Book. In Week 4, kids get some practical money management experience by setting up practice accounts through ‘Money Trail.’ Week 5 continues lessons on money by assigning kids to read a book of their choosing about money and money management. Week 6 culminates the studies by encouraging students to put their new found system into practice.
What do you need to complete the program?
1. A computer with internet access and a printer
2. Regular office supplies like pens, pencils, calculator, binder, paper
3. Play money (think Monopoly money)
4. A book about money
5. An open mind and a willingness to learn!
Many of our Schoolhouse Review Crewmates have been using WealthQuest for Teens over the past few weeks. To read about their experiences with WealthQuest for Teens, click on the linky below.
A big thank you to Sarah Dugger of Ahoy Maties! for writing this introductory post.
Dayspring Christian Academy is a Principle Approach School located in Mountville, PA. The Principle Approach model is one based on biblical principles with the purpose of restoring America to her heritage.
In recent months, Dayspring launched on online class, The Pilgrim Story. The Schoolhouse Review Crew was given a full 6-month subscription to this self-paced course, designed for grades 3-6.
The Pilgrim Story teaches children about one of the most important times in our nation’s history. It is America’s foundation. This self-guided, interactive history course teaches students the true history of the Pilgrims from original sources. The Principle Approach method of education is used, which holds a providential view of history. Students are taught the importance of Christian character and other biblical principles, such as self governance, hard work, and perseverance. Students also learn the biblical principles of Christian liberty.
Lessons include: King Henry, Geneva Bible, Liberty of Conscience, Leaving Leiden, Conditions on the Mayflower, Building Christian Character, the Mayflower Compact, and much more. Students witness the providence of God in the lives of the Pilgrims and the founding of America. This interactive, self-paced course consists of five units totaling 17 lessons complete with assessments and ideas for further study.
Access to The Pilgrim Story is $99, begins within 48 hours of purchase, and continues for 6 months after registration. Classes do not meet at certain times, but are instead available at your convenience. The class format is audio, with a visual slide presentation. Along with the these lessons, you will also find notebooking pages, crafts, mapping and other activities, and quizzes along the way. The course culminates in a virtual field trip to to Plymouth, MA, led by Pilgrim expert, Mary Stauffer, a teacher at Dayspring and the author of this course.
The Crew has been blessed in the past with opportunities to review some amazing products from Beeyoutiful. Last February, crew members reviewed Beeyoutiful products that included Tension Tamer, Winter Breeze Vapor Rub, Tummy Tuneup, and Milk and Honey Facial Bar, along with some items also reviewed below. A couple of years ago, Crew members received Beeyoutiful products to review that included Beeyoutiful Balance and Baby Body Lotion, along with many products reviewed either now or in February.
The set of Beeyoutiful Products included:
- Berry Well, an elderberry syrup used as an herbal dietary supplement to fight against flu, colds and both bacterial and viral infections.
- Ow!-Ease, an arnica trauma salve, used with strains, sprains, bruises, and contusions.
- Miracle Skin Salve can be used to sooth sunburn, chapped lips and diaper rash, or for more serious conditions like painful wounds and burns.
- Lip BALM, which stands for Beeyoutiful All-natural Lip Moisturizer, is available in orange or peppermint
- Beeyoutiful Views DVD contains video of Stephanie Tallent sharing how she uses some of the most popular Beeyoutiful products with her family.
The Skin Care reviewed included:
- Laveshmint Daily Moisturizing Lotion, a soothing facial moisturizer with pure Aloe.
- Laveshmint Hydrating Toner can be used to close the pores after cleansing, or to cool sunburns or cleanse wounds.
- Hair Shine, a spray-in conditioner, and more.
- Vanilla Dream Body Butter, used both as for deep moisturizing, and for repairing damaged tissue.
The Mineral Make-Up from Beeyoutiful Skin is something very new. The Crew checked out a set that included:
- Foundation Brush,
- Eye/Lip Color,
- Multi-Purpose Brush,
- a small sample of a second Eye/Lip Color, and
- DVD (not pictured).
This mineral make-up is pure, 100% minerals with no fillers, and it is even gluten-free.
Marshall Publishing and Promotions, Inc. is a multi-faceted media publishing organization whose management team has 30 years of experience, successfully producing and representing television and home video programs written for all ages.
You may already be familiar with their trademarked, AS SEEN ON TV “Lots and Lots of” brand DVD’s and books. In 2011, members of the Crew had the opportunity to review the Lots & Lots of Fire Trucks & Firefighters DVD and book set, and the George Washington Carver DVD; so this year we were especially excited when asked to review four different DVD’s.
THE OREGON TRAIL – The reasons for going…the hauntingly beautiful landscape…the rivers they followed and crossed…the joys and hardships…and the elation and the dissension as described in immigrants diaries…all come to life in this detailed account of Americas longest and most famous trail. Approx. 35 Minutes.
THE PONY EXPRESS – Glossed over by all of the adventure and romance attached to it, most people don’t realize the Pony Express lasted only 19 months. It was a grand gamble that eventually led to the bankruptcy of the three men who started it. Yet, during its brief life span it caught the attention of Americans, made a legend of the riders and provided a vital link between California and the Northern states at the onset of the Civil War. Approx. 16 Minutes.
You’ll find both programs on 1 DVD, on sale now for $19.95. There is also a Study Guide available.
This is the story of one of the most significant and dramatic explorations in American history. The journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, complete with diary excerpts, encounters with Indians, the sometimes threatening landscape, and a summary of the objectives and accomplishments of their 8,000-mile journey into the unknown. Beautiful photography, live re-enactments, illustrated maps and rare photographs make this historical adventure come to life and one that will entertain and educate all age groups for years to come. Approx. 35 minutes. This DVD is on sale now for $19.95.
What was life like in America in the 1880s? Just like a time machine, this DVD will transport you back to discover the people and events that shaped this exciting decade: the Brooklyn Bridge …Washington Monument …Statue of Liberty …Gunfight at the O.K. Corral …Oklahoma Land Rush …Johnstown Flood …Thomas Edison …Mark Twain …Baby Doe …Sitting Bull …Sarah Bernhardt …John Philip Sousa …Buffalo Bill …Gilbert and Sullivan …Wyatt Earp…Jesse James and Billy the Kid ….Alexander Graham Bell ….John D. Rockefeller ….Andrew Carnegie ….Samuel Gompers ….Susan B. Anthony ….Lillian Russell ….and many others! You will learn about fashion, politics, sports heroes, famous inventors, Wall Street financiers, railroad expansion, buffalo extinction, Indian resettlement, Civil Rights, union organization, urbanization, the music of the times, and much more!
There is also an archival documentary short film about the life of Alexander Graham Bell, his work with the deaf and the invention of the telephone, as a bonus feature of this DVD. Approx. 60 total min. This DVD, and a correlated Study Guide, is on sale now for $19.95.
Marshall Publishing - you’ll find “Lots & Lots of…” fun, entertainment, education, and amusement for the whole family!
The TOS Schoolhouse Review Crew was given the opportunity to review a brand new set of unique games that have been designed to encourage creativity and imaginative thinking while playing or a card game based on strategy. CALICO, LLC, are the creators of Notable Novelists as well as their newest offering – the playPLAY line of games.The creators of Notable Novelists have a passion for reading, but also understand the need for learning while playing. So they designed a card game in order to celebrate the most important writers of the 20th century, while integrating strategy and fun.
There are 54 cards in the deck and each writer or novelist is deceased to give the game a sense of timelessness. There are 3 types of cards and the object is to collect the most literary sets (18 in all). The Author Card has the author’s name, a caricature of the author, and their birth/death dates. The Library Card includes 3 important works of the author while the Bio Card includes a pertinent piece of information about the author.
All three cards are needed to complete one literary set. Play continues similarly in style to that of Go Fish or Rummy, trying to build Literary Sets. The game ends when all the sets have been completed and the winner is the one with the most completed Literary Set. You can order your Notable Novelists game for just $10.95 plus $4.50 for shipping and handling.
ColorPlay is for ages 5 and up and requires 2-6 players. There are 3 ways to play the game – Pattern It! Shape It! or Build It! Each game takes 20 minutes or less and uses skills like color recognition, pattern recognition, cooperation, and imagination. The game comes with 24 double-sided color/pattern shapes made from thick cardboard, a color wheel game board (20″ x 20″), 24 Shape It cards, a spinner, and instructions.
PaintPlay is for 2-4 players that are ages 6 and up. The players have to work together to create a piece of art while trying to collect 6 Paint tokens all while staying away from the 6 “Meanies” who are hard at work trying to steal your creativity. Included you will find 6 tokens and 6 “meanies”, 2 paint brushes, paper, a spinner, 40 Action cards, and an eight color paint tray. This game will take about 20 minutes to complete and encourages creativity and imagination while also building on color recognition and matching ability.
A big thank you to Kellyann Walker of Walking Home … for writing this introductory post.
Jeepers Peepers, The Ask and Answer Game is a take-off on the old party game in which a player has a card taped to his forehead and has to figure out what it is based on the other players’ answers to his questions.
Jeepers Peepers kicks it up a notch, though, while teaching children in grades K and up to build questioning skills, describing skills, categorizing skills, and problem solving skills. The game comes with six pairs of Jeepers Peepers glasses, cue cards, 101 photo cards, spinner and bingo chips, and an instruction booklet. The game costs $29.95.
Finally, Crew members were offered the HearBuilder Following Directions Software Program. According to the Super Duper Publications website, students using this program will learn to follow increasingly difficult directions, plus they will demonstrate knowledge of 40 basic concepts in five areas: basic directions, sequential directions, quantitative and spatial directions, temporal directions, and conditional directions. Students acquire these skills while learning to be master toymakers and building their own Toy Central factories. HearBuilder Following Directions Software Program is available in a home edition for $69.95.
A big thank you to Laura Delgado of My (re)Viewpoint for writing this introductory post.
Our Purpose…is to share the wonders of God’s creation. By revealing fresh insights of His infinite wisdom, gentle touch, undeniable justice, redeeming love, and flawless design, pure truth shall bring renewed peace. Each part of this publication is offered as a reprieve from the daily rigor’s of life so that all can look to the future with unbridled gratitude and hope.
So state the editors of Creation Illustrated magazine in every issue. For almost twenty years, they have used articles, short stories, photo contests and puzzles for kids, even a recipe or three to share some of God’s wonders with readers. In order to bring a balance of physical, spiritual and mental enrichment, each issue is divided into three parts: nature, Scripture, and living. Befitting its title, throughout the magazine are dozens of photographs—from macro close ups of flowers and insects to panoramic landscapes.
Creation Illustrated is published quarterly in the United States with a cover price of $4.99. You can subscribe online for the following lengths/rate:
- 1 year $ 19.95
- 2 Years $ 37.95
- 3 Years $ 53.95
Those who pay now with a credit card will save another $5.00 per year per subscription. Canadian Residents will need to add $5.00 for postage, those living in other foreign countries will need to add $10.00.
Select members of the TOS Homeschool Crew received four of the most recent issues of the magazine to review and share with their families. You can also request your own sample issue of Creation Illustrated before committing to a subscription.
A big thank you to Beth of Ozark Ramblings for writing this introductory post.