The latest Student Workbook Edition has arrived! We are excited about our new books. You will be too! Order yours today!
Although it is not surprising, we have had some issues in the printing process of the new books. I was hoping to have the 3rd edition Student Workbook & Answer Key delivered today, it looks like it will be later this week before they arrives. I will let you know when we are ready to start shipping.
Linking Blocks is excited to announce that we are moving forward with our products. Our latest Student Workbook should be available before the end of April. This will be our Third Edition. Stay tuned for updates and availability. Student Workbooks & Answer Keys will be on back-order until our shipment arrives! We are certain it will be worth the wait.
We are also on the verge of having our Teacher’s Guide (formerly Teacher’s Maual), Third edition published. This is full of updates and provides teaching tools to make the Hands-On experience easier and more fulfilling for everyone. Watch for our announcement!
Additionally, John Menken, our author has been hard at work on our Intermediate and Advanced Courses. Our goal is to have these Teacher’s Guides available around the beginning of 2013. This may be ambitious but we will work hard to make it happen as close to this goal as possible.
John Menken recently shared his purpose and vision for Hands-On English with Linking Blocks with me.
Like every viable and solid enterprise, Hands-On English with Linking Blocks has a guiding principle embodied in a philosophy statement. It goes like this:
Hands-On English with Linking Blocks™ exists to train able communicators
that will positively impact the culture through journalism and authorship.
How will we know if our venture is successful? Each new student and each new family that uses the program is, of course, a measure of success for us. Testimonials encourage us along the way. But the real measure of success is two generations into the future. We will have been successful if in journalism, the world will have intelligent, and able adults who learned their communication skills through Linking Blocks. They will be people of influence because their abilities will position them in the information market. Through their abilities they will find voice in the media to influence large segments of the population. We will have been successful in authorship if our grandchildren will have available to them top-quality, meaningful, creative, and uplifting literature that was created by our students. Today we are reaching a generation that needs to know the basics of written communication. As we equip them, they will be able to pour their creativity into stories and books that will be on the shelf when the following generation comes along.
The scope of this vision has no boundaries. We believe that our influence will spread and bring wholesome value to people around the globe.
We participated recently in two great events– the Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) convention in Naperville, IL and Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) convention in Des Moines, IA. This fall our event slate will be highlighted by our participation in the International Dyslexia Association annual convention in Phoenix.
The author of Hands-On English with Linking Blocks, John Menken, sent this challenging lesson for those that enjoy advanced grammar.
I am thrilled to begin the Linking Blocks blog. I am part of Linking Blocks Partners and we are happy to be offering Hands-On English with Linking Blocks. We are committed to providing excellent resources and training so that all students learn.