curriculum reviews

CashCrunch Career Survey Review

My son David is looking into many careers and is trying to figure out what would good for him so he was happy to take the CashCrunch Careers survey from CashCrunch Games.

He is only 12 but it’s never too early to see what career you may be suited for.  David loves science and is pretty good at math even though he can’t stand it.  He is creative is can draw quite well.  He can be very responsible and kind hearted.  He is considering being a Navy Pilot.  I think that would be an awesome job for him.

He had never taken a test like this before and wasn’t sure how to answer some of the questions.  He doesn’t always see his strengths so it was hard for him to pick from the two descriptors.

He completed all 75 questions and saw that he would be a great manager.  I always knew he had a strong personality.  He likes to be top dog, but will need to work on his discernment.  I think by the time he graduates high school he will be ready and able to be a great leader and manager.

We also had a few other people in the house try it to see what would best suit us.  It was interesting to see where our strengths were.  My husband is a Construction Superintendent.  So it was no surprise that he came back as a manager also.  We were impressed when we read the descriptions in his report.  They were quite accurate.

The top job listed for him was General and Operations Manager.  It was nice to see a match with the position he currently has.

My oldest daughter took the test too.  Her results were also manager.  She didn’t feel that the careers or the description matched her well.  I know she is a good manager.  She has run a few large kitchens with wonderful managerial skills.  She is finishing up an accounting certificate to go along with her Bachelor’s Degree.  She is looking for her future career path.  Whatever she does I know she will do well.  She’s a hard worker and strives to perform whatever job she’s doing with excellence.

I enjoyed playing the Cash Crunch Game 101 online.  It’s a “board game” that you play online.  The goal is to manage your money well.  I remember in the 80’s when computers were just coming into homes, we had a game called Lemonade Stand.  I loved that game and would play it for hours.  The goal was to efficiently run a lemonade stand.  You had to take into account your ingredients, the weather and the time of day.  If you made too much lemonade on a cold rainy day you would have a loss for the day.  Cash Crunch 101 is very similar.  You have income and expenses.  Things come up to earn more money, but also unexpected expenses come up too.  You need to make good decisions to do better in the game.  I think this would be a great game to play to see how decisions you make with money effect more than just the moment.

You can find CashCrunch on these social media sites:

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CashCrunch Careers {CashCrunch Games Reviews}

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Bible, curriculum reviews, homeschooling

Book-By- Book Bible Printables Review

I’ve been using Book-By-Book Bible Printables from Teach Sunday School to see an overview of the whole Bible.  I have found that we are referencing these all the time!

I received this as a digital download.  Each book of the Bible has it’s own page.  I have been printing individual ones as we are needing them.

 

My son David (12), is taking a Bible class in our co-op this year.  He has been assigned to read different books of the Bible for homework between classes.  He has done the reading on his own, but I printed the sheets for the books he’s reading so he came have a little more information and some background.  He has found this to be helpful when he goes back to discuss what he was assigned.

I have also used these with Evie (7).  She is memorizing the books of the Bible.  These have been fun “flash cards” to put in order.  It’s a bonus that there’s more info on there if she chooses to read it.

 

I am using these as I read chronologically through the Bible.  I can read through the information for each book and know some key information quickly.  I am fascinated the Bible history, culture and how events and locations fit together.  This has been a great resource for me!

I am enjoying the flexibility I have with this being a pdf file.  I can reference them on my computer or print out what I need.  Books of the Bible At-a- Glance is available for $19.00.  At the time I am writing this it is on sale for $9.

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curriculum reviews, math

I Know It Math Review

We have been using I Know It to add some supplementary online math lessons to our daily schedule.  This has been a great way for my 2nd grader to get back into the rhythm of doing math everyday.  This has been a supplement/review as we begin the new school year.

There are many pricing options available.   Home/family membership is $90 per year.  This membership is for up to 4 students.  Additional students are $8 each. There is a 60 day free trial if you would like to try before you buy.

I didn’t set up my daughter’s side of the site right away. She jumped right in when we got received access, but she didn’t get credit for it.  As soon as I realized I couldn’t see her progress I went in and set up her assignments.  It was very easy, I had just missed that step in the beginning.  Evie uses this on her own every day as her math review.  She did many lessons at first, but has chosen to only do one or two per day lately.

Evie likes that she can work independently.  She accesses her account on the browser of her Kindle Fire.  We leave a tab open and she does a lesson each day.

Each lesson is 15 questions.  You can set up assignments or pick the grade and let them progress.  Some of the questions were a little hard to figure out what they meant, but we realized that you can have it read the directions to the student and that made it much easier.

This is the screen she sees when she completes a lesson.  She loves to see that she’s gotten them all correct.

Above is a screen shot of the email I received about her progress.  I like that it tells me how much she has done and on what topics.  It also shows me that sometimes she has not done all the lessons that I had assigned to her. She should have had many more questions answered for this time period.   I’m glad this comes as an email because it’s obvious that I fail to check after each lesson.  I would probably also forget to check her progress on a regular basis.

If you have followed my blog for any length of time you can see a trend; that my younger children do not prefer to do school on a screen.  They believe that screens are only for fun and not for school.  The two should never meet.  As they get older they do more and more learning on a screen.  I’m pretty old school too, I like the feel of a book or a worksheet.  We are finding our way through the digital age when it comes to our homeschool.  I Know It math was a nice addition as a supplement.  I did find that Evie enjoyed it enough to be introduced to a few things she hadn’t learned yet and she enjoyed practicing her new skill as well as reviewing some things she knew.  We will continue using this as a supplement.

I Know It is part of the same company as SuperTeacherWorksheets.com.  We have used them in the past, click here and here to see our reviews.  We have enjoyed everything that we have used from this company!

You can find I Know It on these social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iknowitcom/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iknowit_com
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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/iknowitcom/pins/

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Interactive Math Lessons K - 5 grade {I Know It Reviews}

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