Does your family use workbooks to supplement classroom learning or to build a bridge in the summer from grade to grade?
Here at the Klauer House each summer we work on summer workbooks to keep the information learned the previous school year fresh in our boys’ minds making it just a little bit easier to get back into the groove the following school year. Another time we use workbooks is if any of our children are struggling and need the additional support at home to reinforce what they are learning in school, and honestly it is sometimes hard to find workbooks that align with the Common Core Standards that our schools are using.
The Editors of Brain Quest along with Workman Publishing and Disney’s Lucas division have created 12 Star Wars workbooks: 3 books for Preschool, Kindergarten 1st and 2nd grade that align with the Common Core State Standards set forth for the grades above the preschool level. The best part is that Disney’s Lucas Division is involved which created these beautifully designed STAR WARS work books. These eye catching and boys’ interest catching books are set in the Star Wars universe and use the characters and mythology and environments that are iconic. This is a fresh way to capture the attention of your little Star Wars lovers, making learning even more FUN. “Preschoolers can sing the ABC’s with C-3PO. Kindergartners can subtract with Yoda. 1st graders can read about Princess Leia, while 2nd graders can write the plural word for Ewok.”
Sample Questions from the books.
Q: Padme’ holds 3 books. If Jar Jar gives her 7 more books, how many books is Padme’ holding now?
Q: Is the o sound in Yoda a long o sound or a short o sound?
Our Personal Thoughts-
These books are great, all of my boys are wanting to dive in and get to work. My 3rd grader was a little sad there wasn’t a book for him but our 4ker (Preschool) and our 1st grader have had so much fun doing the ABC’s and Math. They love pointing out the characters and giggling through the books.
Pros: These are beautiful and bright, very captivating. They follow the common core state standards for each grade level presented. They use Star Wars characters loved by our boys to teach them the information. Great price/value at just $8.95 each.
Cons: I am really drawing a blank on the cons for these! I guess the one thing is that they only go up to 2nd grade right now. I would love to see them go at least to 5th grade (hint, hint)