Homeschool Lesson Planning Made Simple

We were given a subscription to Lessontrek for review last year and I never stopped using it!  When we were first given access, I liked it, mostly because of the color coding…that is right up my alley!  As we moved along I got more comfortable with the features and then I really liked it.  Now, after using it this entire school year, I can’t imagine not using it next year!  It really is such a great fit for us! 

Homeschool Lesson Planning with Lessontrek

I use and love Lessontrek for our homeschool lesson planning and think many of you will love it too!  I have an awesome discount for you and even an extended FREE trial period so all of you can give it a shot and see if it’s a good fit for you! Lessontrek stayed on after our initial review as a blog sponsor and I work with Jason {the developer} to share Lessontrek with my readers! We truly hope this discount and the extended free trial offer help you out!

You can see our original review {and more details} here

Lessontrek Online Homeschool Planner Review

New Features…

Since our original review, Lessontrek has added new features!  I am super excited they now have a transcript feature in plenty of time for me to use with my kids!  There’s also a new gradebook feature.  I haven’t tested these out personally but will be using them in the future.  Here’s a screenshot from the transcript creating page, so you can see how simple it is!  You enter in the info and it pops out a beautiful transcript for your homeschooled student!

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A Peek Inside…

I made a quick video to show you some of my favorite features in action and how we use the printable plans. 

 

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ImaginativeU ~ Monthly FUN

ImaginativeU Giveaway ends 5.28.15

{disclaimer ~ ImaginativeU is a blog sponsor and we received kits free of charge for this review}

ImaginativeU is a monthly box of fun learning delivered right to your door, for your child age 4-10. Each month has a different theme and each kit contains all the supplies and instructions included to complete 3 to 6 interactive projects. When I say ALL supplies, I mean all.  Other than things that can’t possibly be sent in the box, it’s all in there. ImaginativeU was developed by Shelley, a former science teacher who now works with K-12 science teachers in 16 school districts! 

We were sent 2 kits {Cool Science and Eggs} to review and I was blown away by the contents!

The Eggs kit couldn’t have come at a better time for us.  We have a bird obsession going on around here so we really dove into this kit! We had SO much fun with the activities in this kit, which you will see below, and we even have one more we haven’t done yet {egg dissection}!

We made bird houses out of gourds, which YES were included!  Along with the paint, brushes, plates for the paint…everything!  My little bird lover LOVED this and her gourd now hangs in our tree out front!

Bird House Gourds from ImaginativeU

 

We made egg baskets together, which was really messy on the front end, you can see her “grossed out” face in the collage below as she was wrapping the balloon!  She let me finish it right after that photo was taken!  These turned out perfectly and she LOVES her egg!

Egg Baskets from ImaginativeU

 

Something as simple as a chicken catalog and a “Did You Know?” search through it provided so much fun and discussion.  She loved finding the different chickens and eggs, as well as cutting out her favorites.

Did you Know Chicken Investigation from ImaginativeU

 

The egg drop challenge was enjoyed by all three kids {ages 5, 8, 12}. Krash was at gymnastics practice during the other activities but I knew I had to save this one for when he was home!

Egg Drop Challenge from ImaginativeU

The kids worked hard to protect their eggs, it was fun!  I even took a few videos so you could see the process!

 

    Next, the Cool Science Kit…
    Before diving into this one, I took a picture of the contents to show you how much is included. Literally everything you need to do all of the activities included.  We still haven’t completed all of the activities from this box yet! It was all there and very well organized.  I had no trouble finding exactly what we needed for each activity.
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      The kids LOVED the UV beads and making slime with me! We still have several activities to do from this kit. Here’s a peek into our science fun together…
      Cool Science with ImaginativeU

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    The Giveaway!

    ImaginativeU Facebook Giveaway

    The winner will receive a 3-month subscription to ImaginativeU. A kit will arrive each month that contains all of the materials and instructions needed to complete fun and educational projects centered around a topic.  A homeschool add on is available for homeschoolers, winner can request this upgrade free of charge.

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