Still waiting on WinterPromise

I really like WinterPromise programs for social studies/history. They have interesting books and activities. The only drawback is their shipping. If you are considering using WinterPromise for your homeschool, order the program as early as possible. If you are in a rush, I’d recommend ordering just the program guide and their exclusive items from them, but get the books from Amazon.

In my 4 years of using WinterPromise, it has been my experience that your order will arrive haphazardly with delay. However, this year is the worst. I sent a letter to Winter Promise today because all of my order still has not arrived. I think I have been more than patient considering it’s been over 2 months.

Have any of you had shipping delays this bad? This is what I wrote.

I ordered Adventures in Sea & Sky at the end of July, yet I am still waiting on almost half of the books! I can not even begin the program while waiting because some of the missing ones are used at the start. I’ve had to wait for books every year with your company, but this is the longest time and most books I’ve had to wait for; over 2 months for half the books.

I really like your programs, but if you are unable to fulfill orders in a reasonable amount of time, I will find another provider for next year. guarantees arrival in 2 weeks for most orders. You offer a 4 week guarantee, yet it’s been over twice that and I can’t even begin because I still don’t have the books. Indeed, the first shipment of books never arrived until nearly a month had elapsed.

The books I still need are:
Ships of the World
The Ocean Book
Oceans for Every Kid
Dragons of the Deep
The Great Pirate Activity Book
Historic Sailing Ships
Raiders from the Sea
Swallows  & Amazons
Our Place in Space
Glad Scientist Learns About Weather
The Weather Book
Constellations for Every Kid
Glad Scientist Visits Outer Space
Solar System Planetarium

I am sending a copy of this to my school because it was ordered on a purchase order. Please let me know when I can expect the remainder of my books. This is causing big frustration, inconvenience, and disruption to our learning since both of my children were to use this program.


Back to my books

It’s now time for me to get back into studying. My fall quarter started yesterday. However, due to a scheduling mix-up, I wasn’t able to start until today. Plus, I didn’t even order the books for one class until today. I thought I was registered for a different class. I got bad advice. I thought Kinesiology was the pre-requisite course for Anatomy but it was the other way around. Ugh. Luckily, the first few chapters of the book are available online. Hopefully my books arrive soon.

So I’m taking 2 classes: Human Anatomy & Physiology and Introduction to Exercise Science. The Exercise Science is your general introduction course. I don’t think it will be super hard and I already have the book.

The anatomy on the other hand looks difficult. Even in the syllabus it says most students find it challenging. Yikes! Lots of terminology to memorize, which I’m not good at. Give me a topical focus and I’m fine. Make is super specific and I blank out. The first quiz is due Sunday. Talk about a quick pace! I hope I can keep up considering I don’t have the books yet.