Friday, January 31, 2014

Even more freebies!

So, you like yesterday's homeschool freebie SO MUCH that you're wondering what else the ladies at HSG have for free, right? To find out, you'll need to subscribe to their email list! But here's a sneak peek (none of these are back-linked) to give you an idea of just what you can get when you're a subscriber (BTW, I LOOK for their email every week...if that tells you something??):
  • Marine Life Themed Free Resources and Printables!
  • FREE eQuest Kids (Equestrian Studies)
  • FREE App from All About Learning Press!
  • History Themed Freebies and Resources
  • Do you suspect Dyslexia?
  • Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life ($$)
  • FREE Freezer Cooking Planners
  • Free Instant Download: Farm Printable Pack (20-Pages)
  • Free Math Worksheets 1st-2nd Grade
  • FREE Homeschooling Resource Links
  • 12 Verses for When You Need Grace {Plus FREE Printable Notecards} and 4 More from The Purposeful Mom?
  • FREE Download of Raising Boys: Ten Simple Tips
  • Review, and Giveaway of a copy of Unstoppable with Kirk Cameron
  • Homeschool Freebie: Groundhog's Day Puzzle & Activity Unit
  • FREE Snowy Day Handwriting Practice Printable
  • Free Penguin Emergent Reader
  • FREE Valentine's Day Scripture Cards for Your Spouse!
  • FREE Children's Salvation Lesson for Valentine's Day!
  • 18 pages of Olympic Quotes with lines to copy and a small picture to color
  • Homeschool Moms come be encouraged with Five Free Mommy Encouragement Audios from Ultimate Homeschool Radio Networ
  • My Snowman Emergent Reader Pack (includes 5 versions for multi-ages!)
  • 16 activity bag ideas for preschoolers
  • FREE Printables with over 30+ Preschool Activities for the letter "J"
  • FREE Printable - Age appropriate chore list for toddlers to teens
  • Chinese New Year begins on January 31st and you can easily build a quick unit study with this long list of free printables, activities, crafts, and more
  • FREE Honey Bee Anatomy Printable Lesson
  • FREE App from All About Learning Press!
Soooo...yeah. I'm sure you're already wishing you would have subbed long ago! Wanna know how to subscribe? Go HERE and subscribe to their newsletter. That's it. 

No really, that's it! That's literally all you have to do to get access to these phenomenal freebies! :) 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Primary Language Lessons ~ FOR FREE!

That's right ~ FREE! No, seriously. F.R.E.E.


Just stop by and visit Carrie at for the link to the download! I cannot believe this is FREE. If you're a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, you're jumping out of your chair at the moment. If you've never heard of this, go ahead and grab it 'cause....sooner or later, you're gonna hear about it and you'll wish you would've grabbed it!

If you've always wanted/wanted to try Primary Language Lessons, now's your (very time-sensitive!) chance to get it in e-book format for FREE! A 244-page download sent in ZIP format, so make sure you can open it!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Did someone say...FREE Apologia Science classes?? Online classes..for FREE?

Yeppers! You got it--FREE online Apologia Middle and High School Courses. I'll wait while you pick yourself up..........

LOVE this course for my 13 y/os! 

Ya back? :)

These FREE online lessons start with General Science (which Apologia recommends you begin in 7th grade) and move upward. The neat thing about it? It's totally at your own pace, which means you're not trying to keep up with someone else's schedule, even though little Jimmy has been sick all week and you've been back and forth to the Dr.'s office umpteen times that week...the same week you didn't get to go grocery shopping and food eating is on a survival of the fittest" scenario in your home this week because Sally is also sick, except worse, and it's throwing all schooling off for her, Jimmy, and at this point, the rest of the children.

Yes, even on those weeks!

That's pretty awesome if you ask me. Especially considering that most other places charge somewhere between $75 to $99 for ONE child to take a "live" class.

Frankly? I'd rather my children do these types of classes that are "at your own pace" and that are free... than pay oodles of money for a "live" class. 

{Scroll to the bottom of this post for a link to ALL of the course offerings at Virtual Homeschool Group!}

Oh, and one of the things I've noticed the "live classes" market is that they do all the grading, etc. Well, if you've got the course in your hands, you'll notice that inside the beginning pages of the mondo-sized notebooking journal, there are lesson plans for every single day (5 days). So, children are already doing this coursework independently. It's not a big deal for me to grade a test or quiz!

Having "enhancements" such as what Mrs. Moore offers is fantastic, though, when it comes to General Science, which is a VERY meaty and intense course--serving as a wonderful "bridge" between what they've been doing all these years and preparing them for Physical Science (extremely intense). Both of these programs prepare children for High School level courses.

I have my 13 y/o's working in General Science this year, which is labeled as being for 7th or 8th (but ideally, that they have TIME to complete many upper-level Science courses). Next year, they'll do the Physical Science course, followed by High School Bio, Chem, Phys, and probably Marine Bio.

Mrs. Moore also has a lot of extras for each Module. She may branch off into a of some Ancient Egypt something-or-other as a way to enhance Module 1. Or, she may have pictures of papyrus and go into great detail about what that is. Things like that.

All in all, I'm very thankful that she's put this together for those of us who'd kind of like a "teacher"...but not really 100%. I like LOVE the idea of someone there to elaborate on what's in the text already...but without totally taking over. And again, who doesn't like FREE??

Be sure to check out ALL of the other offerings of Virtual Homeschool Group in general!! They've got EVERYTHING.

Also, be sure to check out the Moore's site. Oh my goodness she's got some *amazing* content (in all subject areas, for all learning levels).

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Who Doesn't Like a Giveaway??

Giveaway time!!

Two of my FAVORITE teacher bloggers are hosting an amazing giveaway! There are so many chances for you to win and so many things you can win! Check it out:

Each and every one of those teachers (in the above pic) has donated something for the giveaway. And donate means "free." And guess what? YOU get to have it! That's right - you get it! You don't have to "win" anything to get it; you simply follow the rafflecopter on Middle School OCD's page for 11 Scavenger Hunt things (don't worry--extremely easy. You're not going to be searching all over the internet for answers!). That's it! No really - that's IT! All you need to do is complete the Scavenger Hunt and after doing the 11th item, you'll "unlock" your secret surprise #12--which is where the goodies live! :)

So, what are you waiting for?? Get on it! I've already started some planning with my freebies!

And, because teachers like doing things in 2s for some reason (LOL!), there're *another* giveaway. Yep, TWO giveaways at the same time! The second giveaway  has  a prize pack that includes more than 20 amazing products, a $10 Starbucks card, $20 in TPT gift certificates, AND a package of goodies from New Zealand!  No "hunting" required. :)

Whether you're a new homeschooler, a public/private school teacher, or a parent looking to simply do enrichment activities at home with your little ones, you'll appreciate this! Trust me!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Teaching American History? How about a GIVEAWAY to come while we're at it?

If you've been following along, you'll know that this blog is in its "baby stages," and that in honor of that, I'm giving away many, many freebies. Some are my own, and some are link-ups. 

So, I kinda thought that during the first few months, I'd start tossing out freebies. This week, I figured I'd give ya'll something incredible: an AMAZING pack of goodies at Dollar Tree prices! I think you're gonna be amazed at getting soooo much for only $30 (or even $20--keep reading!)!! It says it expires in 12 days (26th) so get it while it's hot, but MAN! American .........history, geography, patriotic stuff, just........everything! This really is awesome and is just too good NOT to share! There's a list at the bottom that tells what it includes, but I'll do you a quick favor and share below:

*You can also click the image below to be taken straight to the deal!*

Check out EVERYTHING you'll get in this package (which, BTW, is only $30. For YEARS' worth of curriculum, I might add!). 
  • US Symbols Flip-Flap Book (who doesn't love lapbooking??)
  • From Sea to Shining Sea
  • American Symbols Mini Unit for Kids! 
  • American Heroes Research Unit
  • Celebrate Freedom: Patriotic Brochures for Holidays, Heroes, Symbols, and Songs (good for any patriotic holiday, sounds like??? Cool!) 
  • Famous American Nonfiction Project
  • Landform Poster Pack and Activities Unit
  • Fact and Opinion Biographies
  • Veterans Day Differentiated Activities for Close Reading
  • Famous Americans and Holidays
  • Famous African Americans (Black History month is NEXT MONTH!) 
  • Landforms Across America
  • Social Studies Easy Readers
  • US Symbols Pack
  • Me on the Map Learning Stations (My Father's World--ECC! We have this, so that's how I know this'll be a great supplement!)
  • Across the USA
  • Famous American Inventors #1 (Morgan, Edison, and Bell)
  • Here's to our Heroes (MILITARY families!!)
  • Geography Basic Review Games Activity Set
  • US Regions: Northeast Region Unit
And my hands are tired from typing. Phew! 

Anyway: we're always trying to pinch pennies when buying curriculum, so $30 for 20 (yes, TWENTY) activity packs is like...$1.50/pack! But, if it's your first time at Educents, you can enjoy a $10 OFF coupon, making it $20 for 20 packs ....which is only ONE BUCK per pack! Trust me, you're NOT gonna find stuff like this for a buck anywhere. These are ALL those awesome packs you see online and, while they're less expensive than the stuff from big corporations, they's still anywhere from $4-15, depending. So, a DOLLAR ya'll....that's awesome. 

Seriously--where are you going to find $1 packs like this? My favorite part is how they're all bundled for a one-time purchase--and I am not even kidding--you'll get all this stuff you can use whenever you need it. And, of course, yours truly has something in there:

Remember: awesome curriculum at Dollar Tree prices! So .....go get it before it's gone (and before you have to pay $30 for it) ! :)