Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Upcoming Review Items

It has been a crazy year being on the TOS Crew. With review products coming in at a steady stream, it's been a little bit like Christmas. I've discovered so many companies I never knew existed and found a few gems in the process. Another side benefit is it has greatly reduced my spending to feed my curricula habit. Usually around February or so, with the winter blues setting in, I ended up purchasing a few things that I just nnneeeeeddd. I had plenty new things to try all year and didn't need to have a mid-winter fix by emptying out my wallet.

Over the next two months, I have five remaining items for review.

  • TruthQuest
  • Apologia
  • Tapestry of Grace
  • Memoria Press
  • Friendly Chemistry
Look for my reviews soon on a couple of these. TruthQuest should be posted by the end of this week. These items will close out the 2008-09 TOS Crew.

I'm happy to announce that I'm returning for the 2009-2010 Crew. I'm privileged to be one of the 25 current members to be asked return next year as First Mates. With the First Mates serving as mentors to the new Crew and 75 vendors on board, it is sure to be another busy year. This year has been a rewarding voyage and I'm looking forward to continuing the journey.

Application are currently being accepted for the new Crew. There will be details in the spring issue of TOS and I'll also post the details here soon.


The Davidson Den said...

YESSSS!! My husband and I have been thinking of doing Tapestry of Grace, but nobody around here does it. I can't WAIT to hear your reports! So...how does the TOS crew work exactly? They send you stuff to try and you give your feedback? How many different things? (I'm new to your blog and haven't read very far back yet.) Is it difficult to keep up with: like too many materials (or can YOU regulate that?) or a lot of work homeschooling and THEN working on the actual reports? Just wonderin'... :)

Heidi said...

The TOS crew has been a lot of work and a lot of blessing. I receive products to try out in my home and then blog about them. This year there were 50 vendors and next year 75. I didn't get every product because some vendors would select on demographics, but I did receive over 40. I didn't get a say in what I received. There are definitely times it is difficult to keep up with (December I had 14 reviews due!), but it has been a blast!