Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We Choose Virtues Giveaway

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I was looking for a character training curriculum to add during our Bible time this year, and came across a new company called We Choose Virtues. I was drawn to the bright and adorable illustrations and the fact that there is a faith-based option which pairs the virtue with scripture.
virtueflashcardfront I was sent a set of Faith-based flashcards and a Kids Virtues poster to check out.  I punched a hole on each card and placed the stack on a ring. Then I hung this in the kitchen so that I could easily go over the virtue for the day while eating breakfast. That way all my kids (ages 13- 10mo.) could benefit from the reading. I worked in more detail with my younger children though. We hung the poster (it is a nice, small size) in our hallway to help us remember our virtue of the day.
The Virtue: Each virtue is preceded by the words “I am.”  Not “I hope to be” or “I wish I was”. There is a reason for this. “I am “ creates positive momentum and a sense of personal ownership. One such virtue is “I am Perseverant”.

The Catchphrase: More than just a definition, the catchphrases are positive, practical and precise action statements that form the core of this system. Use them throughout the day to reinforce right attitudes and actions. The catchphrase for “I am Perseverant” is “I can do it even when it’s tough.” You will know it when you see this Virtue in action…so you can encourage!

The Antonyms: The antonyms are a glimpse into the person I no longer want to be.  These explain the negative form of the virtue by using the phrases “I am not” and “I don’t”.  The antonyms for “I am Perseverant” are “I am not going to give up or complain, and I don’t say ‘I can’t’ or ‘It’s too hard’!” You will know what Virtue is lacking and you will be able to confidently teach and correct until you see the necessary changes!
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The back of the flashcard has the catch-phrase, the antonyms and the Bible verse. These cards were created to help review the lessons, but for now this is what we use to introduce each virtue.  In order to use this program to its fullest potential though, you would need to purchase the faith-based Teacher Cards. These cards contain the script, story, and other references to teach the virtue.
stopsign Each Virtue-Ville kid is holding an object that helps kids remember the virtue. While working on Self-Control, I created popsicle-stick props that my girls could hold up while we talked about what self-control means.
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There are also some cute coloring pages available. This download contained some of the virtue kids. I’m guessing since it is vol. 1 that a vol.2 will be added eventually.

We Choose Virtues has many package options available on their site. If you are looking for materials that contain scripture, make sure you choose the faith-based versions.

Here are a couple of shopping deals for you:
Use coupon code Maureen to purchase the virtues flash-cards (with or without scriptures) for $11.99 (usually $19.99).
or
Virtuemom which gives a 25% discount on the new Homeschol products:
the TEACHER faith-based cards or the Homeschool Package (this code expires in September)
or
Virtue15  for 15% off of anything in the cart.
Be sure to follow We Choose Virtues on Facebook for up-to-date information. If you stop by, tell them Spell Outloud sent you!
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I also have a set of Virtue Flash-Cards plus the Kids Virtue poster to giveaway.

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*Giveaway runs from Sept. 13th– September 23rd. 
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*Winner will be drawn by random.org and will be emailed.
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65 Comments:

Blogger Teacher/Mom said...

Oh how badly we need this at our house!!!
It looks really neat and that it could be used with many different ages. Hope I win!

September 13, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Count me in. =) These look great.

Oh, I tried the code for the flashcards, but it said invalid code.

September 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Mozer said...

The code should work now. :) Thanks for the heads-up!

September 13, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

The code has been fixed. I'm so sorry! It was set to discount the wrong item. ~We Choose Virtues (using humility right now!)

September 13, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger adjunctmom said...

I really like the idea of these. I've been doing a word of the week sort of thing, but this seems so much more focused on what we're looking for.

September 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger The Zookeeper said...

I would love this! kevinkaylaarrowood123 @ yahoo dot com

September 13, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger The Zookeeper said...

Shared on twitter!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com -- https://twitter.com/#!/TheArrowoodZoo/status/113740995211968512

September 13, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

Oh yeah... Been considering getting this set.. so glad to get your input and see your info regarding them... Really love the bright graphic nature as well as age appropriate content.

September 13, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh I'd LOVE to have this. We're adding virtues/habits to our Bible time, and this sounds like it would be a wonderful addition.

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September 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Nicole Auld said...

This look amazing. I would love to win a copy. thanks for letting me participate.

September 13, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger the three wise menn said...

This looks like a really great tool for teaching my toddler. :)

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September 13, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

This would be such a blessing to our family.

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September 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look really neat! Thanks for the thorough review! --Emily

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September 13, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Lea H said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

September 13, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Shared on twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/leigh_owens/status/113781440587628544

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September 13, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

These sound awesome and would definitely be relevant in our house! Thanks!
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September 13, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Heidi Cooper said...

These sound very helpful, making our children's character purposeful rather than hit or miss.

I shared this on twitter.

sheepmommy@yahoo.com

September 13, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

would love this!


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September 13, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger rsalinardi said...

I would love to win this!!! Thanks!

September 13, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Tawnya said...

This would be an incredible program in our home! Such a perfect addition to what we're already doing...

September 13, 2011 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Silvia said...

These look fabulous! We'd be blessed to win;)

September 13, 2011 at 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never heard of these flash cards before. They look great! Bright and cheery to look at and meaningful with the verses to add to our Bible study. Thank you for opportunity to win!
Stevenbecky03@msn.com

September 14, 2011 at 1:53 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

I would love to have these!
lighthousechristiannc@gmail.com

September 14, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger ~Lindsey said...

These sound like a great idea, thanks for the giveaway!!

September 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

I would love these for my little ones!
why_b_messianic@yahoo.com

September 14, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger RaShell said...

I have never heard of these before. Thank you for the review and entry!

September 14, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Pick me!!!! We NEED this!!!! NEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDD this. Thanks!

September 14, 2011 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Tweeted! You know me!

September 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I shared on Google+ but I still need help understanding how all the Google + stuff works.

September 14, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome. We would love this!
Beth@gordenfamily.com
www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com

September 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Tabitha (Growing Up Homeschooled) said...

Sounds wonderful. Thanks for hosting!

thephilens(at)bellsouth(dot)net

September 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Nicole Lopez said...

We would love these, especially for my two year old as he gets a bit older! Nicole- nicolew28 at yahoo dot com

September 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Karen1 said...

These look great!

September 14, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

They look so sharp! Thanks for a fun giveaway! Found you through Well Planned Day's FB page.

manyhatsmommy AT gmail DOT com

September 14, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Shared on Twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/manyhatsmommyMI/status/113969433654996992

manyhatsmommy AT gmail DOT com

September 14, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Chawksgirl4ever said...

Would love to win thus. We need to become much more focused. We could definitely use some character training around herE
Chawksgirl4ever at att dot net

September 14, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Wildflower said...

I'd love to get this for my little ones. God bless!


Ember.anne@gmail.com

September 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look great! danceireland@gmail.com

September 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I've been looking for character curriculum. This looks great!

September 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Ashley Renee said...

These look so great! I'm ready to start something like this with my 2 yo daughter. Thanks! mrscozzens at gmail dot com

September 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Ashley Renee said...

I shared on Twitter! Thanks! mrscozzens at gmail dot com

September 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger crysmi said...

I'd love to win these!! :)

September 14, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Lora @ my blessed life said...

Would love these!

September 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Coach Elaine said...

Exactly what we need in our home! Love this!

September 14, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Fuller5nm said...

This would truly be an amzing product for our house... it is a great looking product

September 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger The Schneiders said...

What a great product!!
schneider710 at yahoo dot com

September 14, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this mentioned on The Well Trained Mind forum. Looks like a great program but we are all out of money for curriculum resources this fall. Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the props that you made.

Pam
qcaller yahoo com

September 15, 2011 at 1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I've been looking for something like this. Thank you!

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September 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM  
Anonymous RMann said...

This sounds great! Thank you.

September 15, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wonderful!! Thanks ~ The Dempsey Family

September 15, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to win this - the cards especially - Tristan

tdrowlee@yahoo.com

September 16, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity. thesavasukfamily [at] comcast [dot] net

September 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Great resource! It looks like it's a useful program for preschool through early elementary, too. Thanks for this kind opportunity!

September 16, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I tweeted about this giveaway as well. (I'm @Keep_Tha_Faith)

September 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Madonna said...

These things look adorable! Sign me up!

September 16, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Madonna said...

Shared via Twitter
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September 16, 2011 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

This is just what I've been looking for!!!

September 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Just shared this with my mom's group on Friday. Thanks for sharing it with us and offering a give away!

September 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Nichole said...

This looks like a fantastic program!

September 18, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger antennille said...

oh my!!! i would love to win this..ive been following this program on facebook and fell in love with their concept and bright colors! im sure this program makes Jesus smile!

antennillespringer@gmail.com

September 19, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love these!!
valeriePT@comcast.net

September 20, 2011 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Lynda J. said...

This would be a lovely surprise to introduce in our home!

September 21, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Would love this!

September 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Anonymous amy moody moodytoledo@yahoo.com said...

These look great! I've looked at the website before - it would be a great addition to our curriculum :-)

September 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM  
Anonymous Tristan said...

I would love to win these too - we've got a few of their products but not the flashcards - I know my kids would LOVE them.

Tristan
tdrowlee@yahoo.com

September 23, 2011 at 6:06 AM  

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