Have you heard of Winter Promise Several years ago, Ben and I used the Animals and Their Worlds themed program for kindergarten. We didn’t follow the lesson plans exactly (do we ever?), but we still had lots of fun with this curriculum. I’ve recently started looking at this company again, as I consider our plans for 7th grade, realizing that the nxt 2 years will prepare Ben for high school. I need to move Ben toward more independence in his schooling, so I’m wondering if it might not be a good fit for us. Here are a few reasons I’m considering Winter Promise:
- They actually have lesson plans for the teacher to use AND lesson plans for the student to use (independent study assignments).
- Winter Promise has a Biblical Worldview
- Winter Promise uses a literature-rich Charlotte Mason approach to learning. Ben loves to read. I love for Ben to read. The literature selections for Winter Promise are lovely.
- Winter Promise is unit study-ish for several of their units, combining science with history and geography, and adding language arts options to match.
- Their history themes utilize Home School in the Woods and we’re already big fans of this company.
- Winter Promise is strong in Notebooking.
- They recommend Life of Fred for math, and we’re already using that!
Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? Anyway, as I’m learning more about Winter Promise, I happened upon their blog and noticed that they are offering several freebies. Whether or not you are looking for a new all-in-one curriculum, I think you’re family might enjoy these freebies. We’ll be trying some of them out as we consider our options for next year.
Here’s what you’ll find, absolutely free:
- a Pirate Dress mini unit study from Adventures in Sea and Sky (grades 3-6)
- a Rome mini-study for young learners from Hideaways in History (grades K-1)
- a Great Britain study from Children Ar ound the World (grades 2-6)
- 24 pages of Dinosaur Notebooking pages from Dinosaur Days of Long Ago (grades 2-6)