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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, April 14, 2012

AIMS From Head to Toe- TOS review

I really enjoy teaching Science and was excited to be able to review AIMS (stands for Activities Integrating Math and Science) From Head to Toe curriculum.  This course covers the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and musculoskeletal systems and how they work together to keep us alive.  It also explores the sensory organs and how they provide us information about our world.

Each activity includes Questions, Goals, Background Information, a Rubber Band Book (more on that in a minute), a Learning Activity (ex. experiment, game, etc.), observation sheets, lesson summaries, review questions, and more.  I loved how there was more than just dry reading.  The activities really reinforced the learning that was going on!  Rubber Band books are tiny books that you print out from the CD included with the textbook.  With the instructions provided you simply fold the pages into a book that your child can keep!  They Rubber Band books were great for answering questions and perfect for putting into my daughter's notebook for later review.

From Head to Toe had wonderful instructions, fun illustrations, creative activities and lots of clear, concise information.  In my opinion, it would be wonderful for large families to use, co-op classes, and well suited for classrooms.  I liked using it with my 8th grader but we were a bit limited on some of the activities as they were better suited for a larger group of students.  

Click here for a peek into From Head to Toe!

 From Head to Toe is created for grades 6-9 and includes a CD with printable student pages.  It sells  for $24.95.

Click here to see what other TOS members thought about AIMS.

*Disclaimer: I was given a copy of From Head to Toe from AIMS in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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