I have the awesome privilege not only to go to the 2:1 Blogging Conference this weekend, but to represent Tapestry of Grace there! If you’ve been following me for the last couple of years, you know that we switched over to using Tapestry of Grace for our main history and literature curriculum for our whole family. We love the multi-level approach to this classical education curriculum. All my kids are studying the same thing for history at the same time, but it’s all tailored specifically to their grade level, Kindergarten through High School!
I am now getting associated with their Primer curriculum for grades Kindergarten and 1st Grade. I had heard of Tapestry of Grace about 10 years ago, but was overwhelmed by how much was in it. So, we didn’t start it until my oldest was in 8th grade.
If Primer had been written then, we would have started when he was in Kindergarten! It’s a gentle approach for both the brand new homeschool mom and kids to get started in homeschooling. The kids will be read to — great books for literature and history to get an overview of the whole of human history. It also has a guidebook to help the new mom learn how to homeschool!
There are fun activities all throughout the curriculum. Stay tuned for a more detailed review of Primer.
Also included is the book by Marcia Somerville called Love the Journey, which is both an encouragement to homeschool moms and a how-to book. I’ll review this as well coming up in a week or two.
To learn more about our Tapestry of Grace journey, see these posts:
Why We Changed our History Curriculum for Homeschool High School to Tapestry of Grace
- Roaring Twenties Celebration
Homeschool High School: Using Socratic Discussion for Literature Studies
(Update: Giveaway is over.)
Today, I have a companion product to Primer to give away! It’s a game called The Big Story Game.
What do you get? The “base” or “starter” deck — Remember Who? — includes 117 cards that feature full-color, original illustrations of key people on their front sides and information about each person on their backs, complete with sequencing numbers that order the whole deck. Included in the game play options are such activities as sequencing, matching, and recitation, which are in some cases spiced with competition.
You get detailed instructions for four games that double as divider cards (for ease in organization).
As kids work through the Primer program and Tapestry of Grace–or any history curriculum for that matter–they are able to play more and more interesting game variants with these cards. Some game variants require other players, and some can be played solo. All multi-player variants can be played with students on differing learning levels.
I don’t have this game (yet!) so I can’t show you the actual cards, but here is a sample sheet that I printed to give you an idea what they’re like. I’m sure we are going to have a really fun time playing games with these cards in our homeschool.
Enter on the Rafflecopter app below. The winner will be chosen on October 26 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
(Disclosure: Tapestry of Grace is providing the game for one winner. They are sponsoring me to go to the 2:1 Blogging Conference where I will be representing them. This post also contains affiliate links.)
Susie Zielke says
I just spoke with Christy Somerville and she told me about your giveaway! I had to enter for a chance to win. Lol! 🙂
Yay–glad you entered!
Wow! Tapestry of Grace looks amazing! Can’t wait to learn more about it-going to check out your other posts too:)
I’m so glad! We love it. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about it.
I have lots of questions about Tapestry of Grace. I’m going to check out your other posts first.
Sure, Paige. And then, let me know!
Kelly @RaisingSamuels says
It looks like much care and dedication went into this curriculum and it looks like children would not only learn, but also have fun.
Exactly right, Kelly!
Lina Christie says
I was looking at this game before and it looks amazing! We are huge on board games so would love to add this to our collection! Wish I could do even more entries but I don’t know what some of them even are lol! When do you have time to do all this?! Gena, you’re seriously amazing! Thanks for all your hard work and all the wonderful info you always pass on to us.
Thank you, Lina. Remember, you’re seeing what I do, not what I don’t do!
Hi Gena! This is exciting! The game looks fun.
Yes, we need to get it for the Fellowship Group.
kara kudro says
What a great giveaway, I would love to use it to teach my little boys
Judith Martinez says
The big story game looks like a really neat way to get more history knowledge into my kids.
I homeschool our three children and am always looking for resources to help bring history to life. The Big Story Game is an excellent example of a resource that helps children learn about history in a unique and memorable way.
Crystal Mckinley says
We homeschool and this looks like a fun addition to our day!