Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Review: TOS Wannabe Series - Firefighter


Since my boys were old enough to talk, they would tell anyone who would listen what they were going to be when they “grew up”. I have heard them aspiring to be everything from astronauts to zoo keepers. SO when I received a copy of “When I grow up, I want to be a Firefighter” to review from The Old Schoolhouse, I was ecstatic!

Last year, we were presented with the opportunity to take a tour of our local fire station. The whole family really enjoyed it and we learned a lot about being a firefighter. The boys asked LOTS of questions (as they always do) that the firemen graciously answered. Throughout the coming weeks, they continued to ask more questions and I did my best to answer them. That’s why I was so excited to receive this E-book.

This study covers it all! You will learn about the history of firefighting, the equipment that is used, how dogs help firefighters, and what it’s like to spend a day in a real firefighters boots. It is designed to be used with all ages and can easily be used as a stand-alone unit or as a spine to use with additional resources. This E-book has tons of awesome features including clickable internet links for further study, pictures and figures, glossary references at the bottom of each page, reproducible worksheets, and colorful pages. Some of the activities included are:

  • quizzes
  • writing prompts
  • related science activities
  • projects and model instructions
  • hands-on activities
  • Firefighter math
  • vocabulary activities
  • copy work/notebooking pages (print and cursive)
  • handwriting practice (print and cursive)
  • coloring pages
  • Bible verses and memory work
  • games
  • recipes
  • a reference section for additional materials and websites fro further study

For the older student, lots of in depth information is contained including job requirements, salary comparisons, and in depth information on robotics in firefighting.

When we used this resource in our homeschool, our favorite activities were the games, the coloring pages, and the section about fire dogs. There really wasn’t anything about this resource we did not like. It is set up in an easy to use format and would be very easy to use the recommended resources section to study areas of interest in depth.

This resource is very reasonably priced at $8.95 and is available for immediate download after purchase. You can purchase it here from The Old Schoolhouse. Make sure to check out ALL the awesome titles in the Wannabe series here.

*I received this product for free for reviewing purposes and I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions therein are my own.


: ) Cassie

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