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When we started planning our curriculum choices for the year, I knew it would look different than in years past. A lot of our family dynamic has changed over the last 12 months and our homeschool was bound to reflect that!
While I normally spend the whole summer piecing together free bits and pieces of curriculum, add in my own hands-on activities and spend days ensuring I’ve covered everything I need, I simply didn’t have the time or energy to do that this year. As much as I dreaded it, I was going to have to use ready-to-go curriculum.
I didn’t have tons of hope that I’d fall in love with a program but when we found BookShark’s science, that’s exactly what happened. Who knew that a professional curriculum company could throw together a more organized, easy-to-use and high quality curriculum better than little ol’ me? 😉
This post is sponsored by BookShark. I was compensated for my time and received the product for free.
All opinions are my own and a positive review was not guaranteed.
Why We Love BookShark Science
The first thing I fell in love with about BookShark Science was the amazing list of books that were included with the curriculum. Each year, I order several books to use alongside our studies. I was thrilled to find that BookShark included the same quality of books and I didn’t have to read hundreds of reviews and search through millions of titles to find what works best for us.
There’s nothing I hate more than feeling like we’re behind in our homeschool. BookShark’s 4-day schedule allows us plenty of time to get things done around the house, plan field trips and take off a few days to play in the sun, without feeling overwhelmed.
The complete package:
BookShark includes a box full of everything you’ll need to complete the activities and experiments. I love that I don’t need to run to the local Dollar General in search of yellow clay. It’s all right there, ready and waiting for when we need it!
Even better is the fully-planned, easy-to-use schedule they’ve laid out for you. Just open your teacher’s manual and go! No need to figure out what to do each day: it’s all there, plain as day, ready and waiting!
Awesome hands-on activities:
If I were going to create my ideal curriculum, it would be centered around hands-on activities. It’s just the way some kids learn best and I love being able to be involved in the learning process. BookShark has some awesome hands-on activities built right into the curriculum. I love that I don’t have to spend hours searching Pinterest to find high-quality activities.
Each activity includes easy-to-use directions. You don’t need to spend all morning running down supplies and trying to figure out exactly what you need to do!
If you’re looking for a fun and interactive way to teach science this year, you can’t miss BookShark Science!
New for 2021: BookShark Virtual
When you pair BookShark print curriculum with a Virtual seat, parents and students get cool online features. Assessment, grading, and accountability, just to name a few!
The best way to understand BookShark Virtual is to try it yourself. The first three weeks of every Virtual course are available for free.
Watch the demo videos to get your bearings, and then take it for a spin. Let your child take a peek, too!