Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Blue Ribbon Award Winners!

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2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards

Yesterday morning the winners of the 2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards were announced on the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog, and I'm delighted to see some of our favorite vendors included on the list of winners! I don't know the exact numbers in the voting, but I do know this - that there were lots of ties and close races, and that even where a tie-breaker wasn't necessary, the winner was sometimes on top by just one vote. That tells me that we had some fantastic products to review during 2015! Of course, I knew that already, because I had to vote, and there were some tough choices. I shared some of our favorites last week in my Blue Ribbon Awards Preview post.

Blue Ribbon Awards Preview on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #homeschool #reviews

Here are all the winners of various categories. Each vendor is linked to the main Crew post where you'll find links to all the Crew reviews; and if it was a product we reviewed on Homeschool Coffee Break, I've inserted a link to our review as well.

Language Arts Winners

Favorite Reading Curriculum: Reading Kingdom
Favorite Writing Curriculum: Institute for Excellence in Writing
Favorite Vocabulary Program: Dynamic Literacy
Favorite Spelling Program: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Phonetic Zoo
Favorite Grammar Program: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Fix-It! Grammar
Favorite Penmanship Program: CursiveLogic
Favorite Literature Curriculum: Progeny Press

Institute for Excellence in Writing, A Schoolhouse Crew Review on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

We reviewed the Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level C with Fix-It! Grammar 1 and 2Read our review: Institute for Excellence in Writing.

History/Science/Math Winners

Favorite History Curriculum: Home School in the Woods
Favorite History Supplement: Heirloom Audio Productions: In Freedom's Cause
Favorite Science Curriculum: Visual Learning Systems
Favorite Science Supplement: Ann McCallum Books: Eat Your Science Homework
Favorite Math Curriculum: CTC Math
Favorite Math Supplement: SimplyFun

In Freedom's Cause Review @ Homeschool Coffee Break kympossibleblog.blogspot.com


Christian Education and Electives Winners

Favorite Christian Education Curriculum: Grapevine Studies
Favorite Christian Education Supplement: Brinkman Adventures
Favorite Foreign Language Curriculum: Middlebury Interactive Language
Favorite Fine Arts Product: Maestro Classics
Favorite Elective Curriculum: Apologia Educational Ministries: Field Trip Journal
Favorite Audio Drama: Brinkman Adventures
Favorite Video: FishFlix.com

Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal - A Homeschool Coffee Break review for the Schoolhouse Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com



We reviewed the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal. Read our review: Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal from Apologia

We reviewed two DVDs from FishFlix.com - Exploring Ephesus and Do You Believe? Read our reviews: Exploring Ephesus - City of Apostles and Do You Believe?

Winners in Age Group and Parent Categories

Favorite Preschool Product: La La Logic
Favorite Elementary Product: Star Toaster
Favorite Middle School Product: The Critical Thinking Co
Favorite High School Product: Writing with Sharon Watson
Favorite College or College-Prep Product: Freedom Project Education
Favorite Parent Product: Koru Naturals
Favorite Planning Product: Apologia Educational Ministries: The Ultimate Homeschool Planner

Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide from Writing With Sharon Watson - a Homeschool Coffee Break review for the Schoolhouse Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #literature

Koru Naturals - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Schoolhouse Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com Koru Naturals review on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

The Ultimate Homeschool Planner - A Schoolhouse Crew Review on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

We reviewed the new high school literature curriculum from Writing With Sharon Watson. Read our review: Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide

We reviewed Skin Clear Cream, Manuka Honey Propolis Soap, Emu Oil and Blue Tansy Oil Cream Emu Oil, and Manuka Oil and Honey Shampoo and Conditioner; all from Koru Naturals. Read our reviews: Koru Naturals - Skin and Hair Care Products from New Zealand and  Koru Naturals

The last review I did this year was The Ultimate Homeschool Planner. Read our review: The Ultimate Homeschool Planner

Other Category Winners

Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed: Homeschool Planet
Best Online Resource: Super Teacher Worksheets
Best e-Product: Home School in the Woods
Just for Fun: USAopoly
Kids' Choice: La La Logic
Teens' Choice: YWAM Publishing
All Around Crew Favorite: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Homeschool Planet review on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - Homeschool Planet is an all-in-one homeschool planner! #homeschool #lessonplans

Tapple and Wonky - A review of two fun family games from USAopoly on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #game #family C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller (Christian Heroes, Then and Now from YWAM Publishing), a review on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

I got to review the online planner Homeschool Planet from Homeschool Buyer's Co-op. Read my review: Homeschool Planet

We reviewed games from USAopoly and had a blast! Read our review: Tapple and Wonky - Fun Family Games from USAopoly

We reviewed a book and unit study in the YWAM Publishing Christian Heroes: Then & Now seriesRead our review: C.S. Lewis, Master Storyteller.

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If we could, the Homeschool Coffee Break voters would have given a huge prize to DrumsWithWillie from JazzEdge as well. This was my son's favorite program, and has been a big (cymbal crashing) hit at our house! Read our review: Playing DrumsWithWillie.

Playing DrumsWithWillie - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Schoolhouse Review Crew  @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Head on over to the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog, as many Crew members are linking up posts like this one, highlighting the Blue Ribbon winners they reviewed during the year, and perhaps giving out their own Honorable Mentions to their family's favorites that were edged out by just a vote or two!
2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards

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