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 a 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:
- Roaring Twenties Celebration
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.)