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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Our Victus Study Skills System Review

Our review on Victus Study Skills System

Victus Study Skills Review
Recently we did a review for Victus Study Skills System. The Victus Study Skills  systems is an approach to study that is not just isolated skills or individual components, but more of thinking about study. This system not only allows your child to learn how to study, it also teaches your child how to set goals. While the usual study method is taught through note-taking, this system works by teaching skills that form a plan that will assist your child through out their life.

While Victus Study Skills System can be used with children ages 4 and up, this system works best for grades 5 - 12. However, it is noted that for younger students, the skills are very teacher intensive and mostly an introduction of concepts. By 8-10 years of age, these children should be able to work through the work book while they are also taught.  To view all of their products please click this attached link.

 We received both the Teacher Edition ($40.00) and the Student Workbook ($20.00) for this review. Both books being spiral paperback.            
Victus Study Skills Review
This system consists of 10 lessons to work through. Depending on the child using this system, it can take anywhere from 20 mins to an hour. Every child works differently and at their own pace. Some of the lessons included in the student workbook are noted below:
  • Introduction and Study Habits Checklist
  • Learning Strengths
  • Mission and Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Organization and Study environment
  • and five other lessons.
The teacher edition has an introduction on their philosophy of this system, teacher instructions, information covering each lesson noted in the student workbook. Along with this in the back is the appendix and some other tools to help assist you while using this system.

Our thoughts on this program
My oldest daughter used this program, she is finalizing her sophomore year and beginning some of her junior year. When she got this system to use for this review, her exact words were, "awe man!"  Needless to say her attitude made some huge improvements once we started using this system. Something she definitely needed help in was managing her time better, unfortunately I am not help to this. She also needed help in setting her goals and learning to reach within and work towards her goals so that she can achieve them. So this system came in handy A-L-O-T.

This system is a MUST GET for your middle school and high schooler's. Especially if they already know what they want to do after high school, but they are not sure how to work towards their goals. Even if they do not know, this will help prepare them better. High schooler's especially feel the pressures while trying to prepare for the life after school and going to College. Stressing for SATs and ACTs is a bear. A lot of kids today mis-manage their time, their schedules and cram hard for their studies. IF your wanting to help ease the level of stress, as my oldest said, "Tell them to get this!" Hey, I'm sold if she is going to go nuts over it. All I hear from her is how this system is effective and really helped her to get more focused, prioritise and study with out cramming (and cramming her work is all the child knows how to do).

There are a lot of huge benefits to this system. But the one thing she and I both agree on is, IF your child is not serious about learning a better approach on studying, organizing, prioritizing, planning their future, time managing and more, then this program would be a waste of your time. I'm supposed to be honest and I am being honest! 

They Victus Study Skills System teaches you how to make a schedule that works for you and to stick with it. For this system to be as effective as it was for my oldest, she admits that it was not easy to get out of her usual routine and old habits. But for this to be as effective, she needed to be serious about the system and at least try it by giving her all and she and I both have noticed a huge difference. I don't see always see her with her nose in a book drilling a lesson. :) 

One thing she did ask for was to have more lessons. (What? My kid is asking for more!) The books we received were fairly small not enormous at all. Around about 80 pages give or take. All in all we both like this system. She is more prioritized than before and not just with her studies. She has more of an expectation and idea of how to work towards her goals and career while learning how achieve them. Very little that we disliked about this system.

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Hope you are all doing well in your schooling as most are or will be wrapping up some of their schooling right now and others will continue on with their year round.  At any rate, where ever you are, keep on pressing on and take it one day at a time. You are doing great. Happy schooling and we will continue on with our posting.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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  5. Outline Studies in the New Testament for Bible Teachers
  6. Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Job
  7. The United States in the Light of Prophecy Or, an Exposition of Rev. 13:11-17
  8. Biblical Geography and History
  9. The Bible Book by Book A Manual for the Outline Study of the Bible by Books
  10. The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit
  11. The Bible Period by Period A Manual for the Study of the Bible by Periods
  12. ‘Jesus Himself’
  13. David: Five Sermons
  14. A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)
  15. Synopsis of Jewish History From the Return of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity, to the Days of Herod the Great
  16. Female Scripture Biography, Volume II Including an Essay on What Christianity Has Done for Women
  17. A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)
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  19. Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  20. Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Egglo Entertainment Review

Our review for   Egglo Entertainment.

Egglo Review
Whether you are looking for a great Easter Idea for your family or church, you might enjoy this one.We just finished a review for Egglo Entertainment

Egglo ReviewWhat we recieved


At the time of this review the prices are on sale as noted:
$11.99, $9.99 for 1 box of 12, Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs, $12.99, $9.99 for the physical book of The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure, $2.99 for the audio download of The Egg-cellen Easter Adventure, $4.29 for one bag of 12 Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls, and $14.99 for the The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide. 
Items can be purchased indvidually or as a set.

Although the age range for this product is noted for ages 4-13, I will honestly say, after 20+ years of experience behind me working with various age ranges of children - both in and around the church and of my own family, I would not be surprised if some of the older kids would like this hands on fun as well. You can use this as a game or object lesson within the church in your children's ministry or group.

I know a lot of church leaders that do not like the use of eggs during their Easter lessons, mainly because it mixes the true meaning of Easter from the Resurrection of Christ with the Secular meaning of the Easter Bunny and eggs. To those I must note:  Egglo Entertainment is by far different then doing an ordinary Easter Egg Hunt. For one thing your not hunting eggs that a make-belief bunny left you, full of candy. No! Your hunting glow in the dark eggs that represent the light of Christ and are full of Gods Word. *LOVE, LOVE* this idea.  You can use this material most anywhere, as long as it is dark enough for the eggs to glow.

About this material
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure is a 40 page softcover, colorful book that sends children on a treasure hunt through time. Three kids and their dog search for clues that will lead them to each glowing egg. Inside each egg will be one scripture scroll that is a clue to help lead them to each egg. Along the journey hunting for the eggs they will learn about the true meaning of Easter and how Jesus is the greatest treasure of all. This program is grat for churches, schools, family or other ministry groups that are looking for a great Easter Idea, object lesson, game or Easter extravaganza. The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide, available by download, and is a 60 page guide that teaches step by step instructions, decorating tips, story ideas, devotions, recipes, egg hunt guidelines, activity pages and more. 


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Our thoughts
When we first got this in the mail, my kids could not wait to use it. One being the glow in the dark eggs. Matter of fact the eggs were taken out of their box and immediately placed under the light for a hurried glow. Although we were not quite ready to use them just yet, my kids were ready to go sit in dark room and play with the eggs. :)   --- I enjoyed hearing their giggles and their own child versions of Easter. ---

When we were ready to begin our fun we started out with the book which we read aloud the first time and listened to the audio the second time.Yes, we played with these eggs more then once, my kids could not get enough. We reviewed the program guide, however we did not use all of it, just yet!  I'm not ashamed to admit, after we did this the first time through, I ordered and additional bag of the regular glow in the dark eggs so we could add more eggs to our fun. (plus it also allows for extra eggs to use in a larger group other then our family, thinking ahead here.)

As I mentioned above, to those who are concerned about the mixing of eggs with the true meaning of Easter, I honestly believe this is a great way of learning or introducing the true Easter meaning in a fun and hands on way. I dont think you would have any concerns here. I am a firm believer that kids learn better when they use hands on material and lessons. This material would be great for object lessons, scavenger hunts and hands on fun. We truly enjoyed ourself hunting the scriptures and the 12 well lit eggs. Amidst all of the fun the best part was the children hunting and learning, memorizing the scripture as well as learning the story of Easter. *LIKE* We will definitely recommend using Egglo Entertainment. 


You can find Egglo Entertainment on the Social Media linkes noted below:     

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/eggloeggs/egglo-easter-egg-hunts-about-jesus/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EggloEggs


Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EggloEggs 


Instagram: http://instagram.com/eggloeggs


YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/EggloEggs


Google +:  plus.google.com/113761975581466698158

Other crew members reviewed for Egglo Entertainment if you would like to read what they had to say please click the noted attached review crew button below the disclaimer.

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