Monday, January 18, 2010

Zeezok Publishing (Review)

Presidential Penmanship BJ Style Complete Program CD

As part of the Homeschool Crew, I received a free copy of the Presidential Penmanship program from Zeezok Publishing. This is a supplemental handwriting program, used to fine tune skills, not as a stand alone writing program. One GREAT thing about this program, is they have several versions, that coincide with some of the prominent handwriting programs.

HWOT Style (similar to Handwriting Without Tears)
AB Style (similar to A Beka)
DN Style (similar to D'Nealian)
BJ Style (similar to BJU)
ZB Style (similar to Zaner-Bloser)
Italic Handwriting Style

I received the BJ Style Complete Program. I would have preferred the AB Style, as we use A Beka, but was still blessed to receive this product to review. Olivia is only in the 1st grade, but she does all her writing in cursive, so we had to skip grades 1 and 2 of this program to reach the cursive section. The quotes are short enough to work on memory work, grammar, handwriting and introduction to our governmental foundations. Here are several of the quotes from the 3r grade lessons.

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. ~George Washington
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ~Thomas Jefferson
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. ~Martin Van Buren
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God's side. ~Abraham Lincoln
The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. ~Theodore Roosevelt

You can see sample pages by clicking here.

I found this to be an easy to use product. I'm able to print off the pages as needed to coincide with our studies. Reading the quotes and names has piqued Olivia's interest, so we've found ourselves reading about folks that we'd not yet started to study, like Martin Van Buren for example.

The Complete Program (Grade 1 - Senior High) can be purchased for $39.99; or you can purchase individual grade levels for $9.99 each.

To read the reviews of other Crew members, click here.

Disclosure: This product was provided to our family for free as members of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are our own.

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