Intro to Our Brand New Curriculum: Tapestry of Grace (+ Giveaway!)

TOG Y4

We are doing something new this year:  Tapestry of Grace!

I’m really excited about it because it completely fits in with my style of teaching: some Charlotte Mason (reading living books) and Classical Education (learning all humanities through the guidance of the the history we’re studying).  We’re doing Year 4, which means we will all be studying 20th Century history, literature, music, and art.  The kids will also have writing assignments for history and literature “class.”

Our family will be partcipating in a brand-new Tapestry of Grace Fellowship group that will be meeting on Wednesday mornings for 3 hours.  Thirty-five families are involved! My oldest two boys will be in the Dialectic group, which means they will have assignments to read and complete each week so that they will be able to participate in the discussions.  Here are the books they will be reading this year:  The Call of the Wild, Tales of O. Henry, Anne of Green Gables, Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost, Peter Pan, Our Town, The Snow Goose, Homeless Bird, The Little Prince, My Side of the Mountain, Onion John, Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes, The Lilies of the Field, Have Space Suit – Will Travel, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, Raising Dragons, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

 

My oldest daughter will be in the Upper Grammar class.  The next 3 kids are in Lower Grammar.  The Grammar classes will be doing all kinds of neat projects and activities that will enrich our read-alouds at home.  I’ll share what they are after we do them!

My youngest son will be in the preschool class, and my 2-year-old in the nursery.

I will be teaching 4 music classes at our Tapestry of Grace Fellowship Group: 20th Century Music History/Appreciation for Dialectic/Rhetoric classes (middle school and high school), 20th Century Music History/Appreciation for the Grammar (elementary) classes, Early Childhood Music and Movement for the preschool class, and Early Childhood Music and Movement for the nursery class.  I’ve been working hard this summer to come up with the music history/appreciation curriculum. I’ve actually been writing it since I haven’t been able to find exactly what I was wanting to teach.  It’s going to be so exciting to share this music with the kids.  They won’t all like it, but I do hope they will learn to appreciate classical music more!

For the preschoolers and baby/toddlers I’ll be teaching music and movement classes that I have taught for 15 years.  I love teaching those classes!

I’m glad we don’t start until the end of the month because I still have so much planning and writing to do.  I’ve been slowly ordering the books we need.  At least we’re set for the first couple of weeks.  It’s going to be an exciting year!

 

Read some other homeschooling posts at these blogs this week:

Back to Homeschool Blog Hop
Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessings
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Dusty @ To the Moon and Back
Michelle @ Delightful Learning 
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge for Whining 

And don’t miss the Awesome, Incredible $1300 Homeschool Curriculum and Cash Giveaway!
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Awesome, Incredible Homeschool Giveaway: $765 Curriculum + $150 Cash!

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Wow–what an awesome, incredible giveaway I have today!  This one is specifically for homeschoolers because it includes $765 worth of homeschool curriculum plus $150 cash!  See below for all the wonderful things you can win.  I own a lot of these and can verify that they will certainly be an asset to your homeschool!

Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew have joined forces during our August Back to Homeschool Blog Hop to bring you these giveaways, totaling more than $1300 in homeschool curriculum and Paypal cash!

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In the Grand Prize  Giveaway, someone will win $765 in curriculum, plus $150 in Paypal cash to help you finish up your homeschool shopping! You could win all of the following. Please click on the prize links to learn more about each product.

From Home School Adventure Co. — Philosophy Adventure–Pre-Socratics and Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal (digital editions)

From Diana Waring Presents -Experience History Through Music

From Writing with Sharon WatsonThe Power in Your Hands: Writing NonFiction in High School and Writing Fiction [in High School]

From Homeschool LegacyWestward Ho I & Westward Ho II Once-a-Week Unit Studies

From The Old Schoolhouse MagazineOne-Year Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com

From Shining Dawn Books – Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Bundle (Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Loving Living Math, Grammar Packets, and Creative Nature Walks)

From Memoria PressLatina Christiana I Set

From Excelerate Spanish – Excelerate SPANISH DVD Lessons 1-6

From WriteShop – Winner’s Choice of WriteShop Primary Book A, B, or C (Teacher’s Guide + Activity Pack)

From New Millennium Girl Books – Isabel Writing Bundle

From Write Bonnie RoseAsia: It’s People and History

From Home School in the Woods – Project Passport: The Middle Ages

From NotebookingPages.comLifetime Treasury Membership

From Victus Study Skills SystemVictus Study Skills Student Workbook & Teacher Edition Bundle

From the Schoolhouse Review Crew bloggers — $150 Paypal Cash

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In the 2nd Prize Giveaway, someone will win $325 in curriculum, plus $100 in Paypal cash to help you finish up your homeschool shopping! You could win all of the following. Please click on the prize links to learn more about each product.

From Home School Adventure Co. — Philippians in 28 Weeks, The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Question, and The Wise Woman Print Set (digital editions)

From Writing with Sharon WatsonJump In: a workbook for reluctant and eager writers

From Home School in the Woods – K-2 Lap-Pak: Knights

From Write Bonnie Rose — Printables Bundle (Writing Prompts About Space Bonus Pack; Revolutionary War Activities: Patriotic Copywork; Revolutionary War Activities for Kids: Puzzles, Games, and Quizzes; Praying Through the Produce Aisle; Summer Olympics and Paralympics Unit Study)

From Excelerate Spanish – Excelerate SPANISH DVD Lessons 1-6

From Memoria PressPrima Latina Text Set

From New Millennium Girl Books – Callie’s Contest of Courage Mid grade novel and Callie’s Contest of Courage Literature Guide

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Review of Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining Sea, a Once-a-Week Unit Study

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I’m excited to do a review today of an awesome product called Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining SeaIt’s a Once-a-Week Unit Study from Homeschool Legacy.

Are you familiar with unit studies?  I have done tons of them in my homeschool career.  What I usually do is pick a topic and then head to the library to check out a bunch of books, CDs, and/or DVDs on the subject.  We then try to add as many disciplines as we can that fit into that topic:  science, history, geography, writing, math, art, music, Bible, read-alouds of fiction and biographies, etc.  We’ve done lapbooks with them, too. They are a great way to do school with the whole family–all ages!

So, here is one of the things that is great about Once-a-Week Unit Studies.  They have all the research done for you!  

You’ll find:

*  All of the lessons are typed out for you to read.  Just get some library materials and craft materials and recipe ingredients to add to it!

*  Library book list (arranged by age, in alphabetical order, and with the Dewey decimal numbers)

* Photographs and drawings

*  Suggestions for how to schedule your time (what to do each day of the week–it’s called Once-a-Week because the majority of the work is done on just one day.  Read-alouds could/should be done each day of the week.)

*  It’s very flexible.  Use it for however it works best for your family.

*  It’s Biblically oriented

*  Field trip ideas

*  Art projects

*  Recipes

*  The unit studies could be used at co-ops

If you have a child in Boy Scouts or American Heritage Girls, you’ll really love these unit studies.  They have lots of badge projects included!  It can be used for 4H projects, too.  

At this time they only sell only physical copies, but plan on introducing digital versions in the very near future.

The first thing to do when getting your Unit Study is to read the section, Getting the Most Out of Your Once-a-Week Unit Study, located in the back. It will help get you off to a great start.  

Here are some specifics for the Lewis & Clark unit study:

*  It’s 80 pages long.

*  It has enough material for 7 weeks.

*  All books and DVD ideas are included.

* The cost is $21.95

*  It’s really fun and interesting!

*  Recipes are included (like Crawfish Etoufee) and some great projects (like making a journal and a mold of an animal track).

*  Each week has a different focus:

Week 1: New France (animal tracks, beavers)
Week 2: Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Louisiana Purchase  (zydeco music, architecture, Lousiana/Cajuns)
Week 3: Fixing for a Start (map, plants, Newfoundland dog)
Week 4: Sacagawea Joins the Corps! (American Indians, birds)
Week 5: Trials and Tribulations (buffalo, bears)
Week 6: Ocean in View! Oh the Joy! (otters, Pacific Ocean)
Week 7: Homeward Bound (wolves, Old Faithful, horses)

 

Here are the other titles of Once-a-Week Unit Studies that are available right now:

Birds of a Feather

Forest for the Trees

Horsing Around

Weather on the Move

Knights and Nobles

Native America

Early Settlers

Revolutionary Ideas: The Story of the American Revolution

Christmas Comes to America

Westward Ho Part I

Westward Ho Part II

We the People: Getting to Know Your Constitution

Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining Sea

(I received a copy of Lewis & Clark in order to write this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)

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An Inspiring Thirteen-Week Virtue Study Celebrating the Noble Deeds of Women
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instructions and seven writing checklists), we created freewriting
exercises to offset their hard work with play. Using these exercises,
we discovered that even students who considered themselves “non-writers”
produced surprisingly creative work. No prep required.

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
With Lee in Virginia, In Freedom’s Cause, Beric
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, For the Temple, and Winning His
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Famous Composers Notebooking Pages – Retail $5.95

This ebook of 286 notebooking pages contains 10 notebooking layouts in primary
and regular-lined formats for 28 famous composers. Type of images used varies.
Notebook cover, listening guide pages, and continuation pages included.

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Renaissance & Reformation Notebooking & Coloring Pages – Retail 9.95

Our growing e-collection of Renaissance & Reformation topical notebooking
pages (for people, events, places, discoveries/inventions, etc.) are bordered
with our themed Book of Centuries timeline/history borders and come in both
primary and regular-lined styles. Each topic has 11-15+ layouts.

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History Timeline / Book of Centuries Notebooking
System – Retail 6.95

Make notebooking your history studies simple, quick, and fun! The themed
borders will give your child’s notebook an elegant, organized flair
giving him a great place to start recording his study through the
centuries. As your student adds their own timeline figures, maps, illustrations,
narrations, copywork, etc, the book will come to life.

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Math Mammoth Percent – Retail $3.20

Math Mammoth Percent teaches students to understand the concept of percent,
to calculate the percentage of a number, to figure discounts and sales tax,
to draw circle graphs, to differentiate between a percent of change and
a percent of comparison, and to know how to calculate both. The text is
suitable for grades 6 through 8, in what is often termed middle school.

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Teach Your Family to Play the Soprano Recorder – Retail $5.99

Looking for a great first instrument for your child? Soprano recorders are
inexpensive and easy to play. Marcia shows you how with “Teach Your Family
to Play the Soprano Recorder”, even if you don’t read music.

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Keyboarding for the Christian School, Revised Edition (Grades 6 and up) – Retail $15.95

This book will help your middle school through high school student learn
touch typing through typing drills, timings, letters, envelopes, APA and
MLA reports (the ONLY book that features both), centering, proofreader’s
marks, and creating tables with a Biblical perspective, and more! Includes
textbook and resources for grading and assessment.

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Tot and Pre-K Bundle of Curriclum 83% off!

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Teach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue
using the Tot & Preschool Bundle! This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered
preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a
stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting
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Raising Rockstars Preschool Curriculum – Retail $10.00

Foundational preschool program based on God’s Word. It begins with the foundation
of learning, memorizing and applying a verse each week, taken from the awesome
book, My ABC Bible Verses. Kumon inspired learning with colors, numbers,
and sight words incorporated along with early reading skills.

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We Choose Virtues Bundle – Retail $11.00

We Choose Virtues brings memorable catchphrases, endearing characters,
and just plain fun to simply inspire character that lasts. We Choose
Virtues
is about Character…more than attitudes or actions, it is who
you are when no one is watching. This We Choose Virtues mini-bundle includes:
Family Character Assessment, Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book,
56 Page Teacher’s Handbook, We Choose Virtues Song Book, Butterfly
Virtue Award Certificate
, & Memory Verses, Bible Heroes and Truths.

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Grapevine Studies Bible Curriculum – Retail $28.00

Preschool students will stick figure from Creation to the Tower of Babel.
This unit is traceable, allowing younger students to trace the stick figures,
instead of drawing them. This hands-on Bible study will show how God interacted
with people from Adam to Noah. Your students will study the events chronologically
from Creation to the building of the Tower of Babel. Students will stick
figure and memorize verses with each lesson. The teacher book contains lessons
pages, teacher notes, stick figures and review questions and answers.

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Character Concepts for Preschoolers Mom’s Guide – Retail $29.95

Complete, easy to follow instructions for 36 wk of preschool lessons, focusing
on the understanding of and practical application of 12 character
qualities. Also included are suggestions for teaching ABC’s, family
fun trips, teaching science/nature, history, and basic skills in a
fun, easy way. Plenty of patterns are provided for your use as well
as over 30 fun, easy to make recipes. The suggestions in this Mom’s
Guide are appropriate for use with preschool and kindergarten as well.

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Proverbs for Preschoolers: Through the Proverbs from A to Z – Retail $12.00

Proverbs for Preschoolers keeps the little ones busy for sure, but
it also does so much more. The little one learns the alphabet as he
learns the principles of the Book of Wisdom. For each letter of the
alphabet, there is at least one full coloring page and a facing page
with the Scripture printed out, as well as a practice penmanship line
with dash-written letters in both upper and lower case manuscript
for them to trace. The pictures to color are simple for little hands
to manage.

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Character Trails Flashcards – Retail $9.00

This set of 12 full color flashcards is designed to help you as you teach
your children to hide God`s Word in their hearts! In order to apply
character to their lives they must first understand what it is with
simple, kid-friendly definitions (illustrated on the front side along
with Bible pictures). On the back side they learn what God’s Word
says concerning this quality (illustrated by pictures from the Boyer
cousin story in Character Trails). In less than 5 minutes a day, children
will learn and soon internalize godly character in their lives.

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Hands-on Character Building – Retail $9.00

Create precious family memories as you dive into projects, activities, and games designed to teach kids obedience, self-acceptance, a forgiving spirit, meekness, hunger for righteousness, and a bold testimony.

Written by a homeschooling family with 14 children, this character-building
“tool chest” overfloweth! Teach obedience by playing a game kids enjoy.
Prepare them to make wise decisions by playing the game of “If’s”,
and so much more!

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Be Thankful & New Testament Bible Reading Journal Bundle – Retail $12.98

This Bible Reading Journal includes 4 different writing lines/templates,
perfect for early learners. These printable journals will help you and your
kids dig deeper into God’s Word. Got kids at multiple stages? All four formats
are included in each set so you can pick and choose as needed.

The hardest part of Bible study is getting started. Be Thankful
is a tool to guide you through the Bible on the topic of thankfulness.
The verses are laid out for you. All you have to do is read the Scriptures
to your kids and guide them in creating a thankfulness journal.

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Character Badges – Retail $12.99

Character Badges is a system consisting of three charts (the Obedience Chart,
the Disobedience Chart, and the Consequence Chart), a series of specially
designed badges, and a set of flash cards which work together to make
character training fun and rewarding for both you and your child.

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Little Lads & Ladies of Virtue: Preschool and Early Elementary Character Curriculum – Retail $8.99

This book provides you with 6 months of character lessons that require very
minimal preparation. 24 character qualities are taught, with a week
of lessons for each of the traits. Provided in the lessons are a definition
for the trait, a memory verse, 3 “I WILL” statements that
relate to applying the character quality in their daily life, games,
object lessons, or role play, and a prayer for the child to pray about
applying what they have learned. There is also a coloring page for
each lesson. Included is a reward chart with a picture for them to
color, and space to display the character badges that they earn each
week.

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1777 New England Primer Manuscript – Retail $2.99

Set of printables that teaches children to form all the uppercase and lower
case print letters of the English alphabet. It comes complete with the same
26 Scripture passages, biblical ditties from the 1777 Primer used by the
Puritans and plenty of dotted lines for practice.

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Creation ABC Coloring Book – Retail $6.50

Talented artist Angela Hilltree created this one-of-a-kind coloring book
based upon two of the Creation Study Guides: Creation Science and
Creation Geology. Your children will love putting these ABC mini books
together. Just cut on the lines and staple! 24 mini books highlight
the Creation Story with whimsical characters entertain your children
while teaching!

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101 Independent Activities for Tots & PreK – Retail $4.99

Often you are busy with something that your children cannot help you with
and you need a way to occupy them. This eBook provides a supply of
ideas for things that your child can do independently. All of these
activities have been tested by real moms and kids. Most of these ideas
require minimal cost and setup.

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Basic Shapes for Beginners – Retail $4.99

A hands-on approach to pre-writing strokes for preschoolers. Designed for
ages 2-5 to be completed in 6 weeks. There are 5 activities included
in each week, along with 1 bonus activity for each week. There are
also 3 bonus activities at the end of the ebook that you can use for
kids who are older or ahead. Includes resource list, items needed
organized by week, and printables for designated activities.

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Large Family Homeschooling – Retail $7.99


Are you homeschooling a growing family? Are you looking for ways to
get it all done without losing your mind (and your joy)? This book
includes some of the following topics : How to homeschool the hearts
of your children, How to have enough of you to go around, How to keep
your home clean and your homeschool organized, How to afford the large
family homeschool, and so much more!

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  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
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    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
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Grades K-3 Curriculum 79% off!

For one week only – now through July 28th – get an
amazing bundle FULL of curriculum for your early elementary students for
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The “Build
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition
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products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Kindergarten
- Third Grade Bundle
below.


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Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math, science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources. Your children will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor these first days of discovery!This bundle includes a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick!

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Early Settlers in America – Retail $19.95

This FUN, NO PREP, 6-week unit study is appropriate for grades 2-12.
You will voyage back in time to the founding of America and meet brave
men and women of extraordinary faith, enjoy classic family read-alouds,
create and maintain a simple history timeline, learn geography, research
and make Early American crafts. Children will meet the Pilgrims and
discover life in the 1600s, get to know some famous artists of the
time, enjoy creative language assignments, and more!

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Creation Science a Study Guide to Creation – Retail $18.95

This series has been selected as the top 100 and now 101 Top Picks of
Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy.

Read great books, demonstrate theories with activities and learn the
joy of knowing our universe was created by an amazing God! This is
written for all grade levels integrating all subjects. This includes
outlines, activities, experiments, vocabulary, reading lists, math
ideas, book reviews, reproducible sheets, and much more. This features
a detailed teaching outline!

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Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten – Retail $10.00

What you will find in Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten?
Along with fun activities children love, you will find tracing, cutting,
phonics, site words, coloring, vocabulary, math, sign language, and
more!

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ABC’s of Godly Children – Retail $15.99

The ABC’s For Godly Children is a comprehensive, Bible Curriculum
centered around teaching children ages 4-10 about the God they serve
and how to have a heart like His. By using each letter of the alphabet
a Bible lesson is presented in an understandable and interactive format
to teach core truths concerning the Gospel, Godly Character, and Biblical
Manhood and Womanhood.

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Reading Lessons Through Literature Level 1 – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons Through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

Level 1 includes instructional material, the spelling lists, and The
Elson Readers Primer
, so there are no additional readers to
purchase
.

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Asia: It’s People and History – Retail $6.95

Is the land of Asia a mystery to your kids? Do they know who lives there?
Do they know how to pray for them? Asia is home to more than fifty
countries and territories and roughly three-fifths of the world’s
population. Could you use some help introducing your family to this
vast land? This sixteen-week course presents a brief picture of six
nations.

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Beginner Old Testament Part 1 Teacher/Student – Retail $28.00

Beginning at Creation, students will take an unforgettable stick figure
journey through the Old Testament. Starting in the Garden of Eden
your students will stick figure events to the Tower of Babel. This
hands-on Bible study will show how God interacted with people from
Adam to Noah. Your students will study the events chronologically
from Creation to the building of the Tower of Babel. Contains: lesson
notes, stick figure drawings, lesson goals & key points, memory
verses, and review questions & answers.

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Write Through the Bible: Philippians 2:1-18, (ESV) – Retail $5.00

This is a full-year handwriting workbook using a D’Nealian Manuscript font.
The text is Philippians 2:1-18 from the English Standard Version (ESV).
Philippians 2:1-18 contains a theologically-rich poem, perhaps a hymn
that was sung in the early church, about Christ’s humility, death,
and exaltation. In this text, Paul connects this profound doctrine
to how we should treat one another as Christians.

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Meet Penny: Premium Membership – Retail $25.00

Lifetime membership for one person OR one family to all printables, powerpoint
shows, and ebooks posted to Meet Penny valued at $3.99 and under.

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Botany in 8 Lessons – Retail $14.95

Botany in 8 Lessons is a complete curriculum designed for ages 8-14.
Includes both student text and teacher’s activity guide, along with an activity
section of over 100 pages of supplemental games, crafts, and experiments.

Labs include flower dissection, dissecting xylem tubes out of celery,
experimenting with growing roots, testing soil pH, testing the strength
of germinating seeds, looking at pollen grains, watching osmosis,
and more. Also includes arts/crafts activities, lapbook templates,
coloring pagesm and test.

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Character Badges – Retail $12.99

Character Badges is a system consisting of three charts (the Obedience Chart,
the Disobedience Chart, and the Consequence Chart), a series of specially
designed badges, and a set of flash cards which work together to make
character training fun and rewarding for both you and your child.

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Math Mammoth Place Value 2

Students will study place value starting with three-digit numbers and move on to number lines, forming numbers and breaking them apart, skip counting, compare and order, rounding, bar graphs, and much more!

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Math Mammoth Add & Subtract 4

Covers addition and subtraction related topics:

- mental addition and subtraction strategies;

- adding and subtracting in columns;

- some numerical patterns;

- bar models in problem solving;

- order of operations;

- line graphs and bar graphs;

- rounding and estimating;

- money problems and discounts

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    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
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    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

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Charlotte Mason curriculum items 87% off!

The “Build Your Bundle”
- Homeschool Edition
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Amazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle! This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry, and a variety of “extras” just for mom! Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim Hodges Productions. This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources your family will love!Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
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Write from History – Retail $22.95

With modern writing programs, children’s weaknesses often overshadow their
strengths, but with the Charlotte Mason Method of teaching your children
to write all those frustrations will fly out the window. The Write from
History
series teaches children to write via the Charlotte Mason Method,
children find writing to be easy and even fun. And when they are asked to
put the various writing skills together, they do so easily and naturally.

Write from History is an easy and effective way to teach writing,
supplement history, and reinforce proper handwriting.

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Sheldon’s NEW Primary Language Lessons – Retail
$14.95

Sheldon’s New Primary Language Lessons is a beginning grammar workbook
for students learning the 8 parts of speech and the fundamentals of
sentence and paragraph writing. This language arts curriculum is a
gentle introduction to grammar and composition for students in the
elementary grades. Writing exercises are in cursive and print.

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50 States and Where to Find Them – Retail $30.00

50 States and Where to Find Them teaches children the states and
capitals region by region through mapping exercises and quality literature.
Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state.
State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring
pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region
wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson
pertaining to the region.

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The Charlotte Mason Way Explained – Retail $6.99

The Charlotte Mason Way Explained ebook consist of 30 chapters, 53
pages written by a veteran home educating mother of four, who has used the
Charlotte Mason way to teach her children from preschool through high school.
Practical insights of how to simply implement each of Charlotte Mason methods
into today’s homeschool, a reader will gain inspiration, clarity and focus
on their own homeschooling journey.

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Handwriting – Webster’s Syllabary with Phonics
- Retail $15.00

 

This first book in the Handwriting Lessons Through Literature program
teaches cursive handwriting through Webster’s syllabary and seventy-five
phonograms. Students also learn capital letters and numbers 1-100. Included
in this file are both a vertical and a slant cursive workbook, each with
its own unique set of writing instructions.

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Fine Art Pages Collection 1 – Retail $14.95

This fabulous artist study program that will aid you in studying famous
paintings plus information about each work and the artist.In addition
to the art pages, you will also receive some practical tips and suggestions
about how to utilize the Fine Art Pages and get the most out of them
for both you and your students.

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Reading Lessons through Literature – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

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Level 3 Old Testament Overview Part 1 – Retail
$28.00

On this trail Bible students will learn about the Creation, the Promises
God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and much more. Along the path
they will also learn basic Bible geography through mapping exercises.

Students will draw the timeline, identify biblical locations on a
map, and recite memory verses and important facts from the Bible.
Students who take this trail will be able to identify the people and
places of the Bible!

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
With Lee in Virginia, In Freedom’s Cause, Beric
the Briton
, For the Temple, and Winning His
Spurs
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Notebooking Pages: Trees & Plants – Retail
$11.90

The Plants & Trees Basic Study contains 49 notebooking pages includes diagrams
and pages designed to complement your child’s basic study of plants
and trees. Also included is Trees of North America, 344+ notebooking
pages covers 43 of North America’s trees. Wonderful coloring pages,
choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included
for each tree in this set.

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Notebooking Pages: Complete Birds Set – Retail
$23.80

This is the entire collection of nature study birds notebooking sets! You
will be amazed at all of the pages you will get in this bundle! This
bundled purchase includes:
All About Birds Basic Study Notebooking
Pages, Birds of the World Notebooking Pages, North American Birds
Notebooking Pages, and Tropical Birds Notebooking Pages.

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Notebooking Pages: Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden
Flowers – Retail $12.95

This set was created to compliment a nature study of flowers using the Handbook
of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock. There are 8 designed notebooking
pages for each Wildflower, Weed, & Garden Flower named in this study
(over 45 plants in all!). Included are both regular-lined and primary-lined
so they will work for all ages.

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NaturExplorers Fruit & Nuts – Retail $8.95

This unit will not only have you observing and examining fruits and nuts,
you will learn to observe insect and animal behavior, watch for the effects
of disease or weather on plants and be challenged to create meals, make
models, create history reports and so much more!

Also included is a slight focus on the Fruits of the Spirit in the
Bible section with additional book, music and activity ideas to follow
through with Biblical character training. This is a well-rounded unit
chock-full of lessons to fit every academic area!

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Words With Wings – Retail $39

Introducing Words With Wings, an exciting new poetry curriculum and
contest for kids. Each monthly lesson includes the simple explanation
of a fun poetry form and poetic devices, a writing prompt, examples
from the Words With Wings poets, easy ‘how-to’ tips, and samples from
famous poets.

Bible verses are woven through each lesson in a relevant way that
inspires a love of language, as well an understanding of the language
of His love.

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Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scriptures
- Retail $14.95

Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scripture is a one, two
or three year curriculum geared toward children who are learning to
write and all the way to a high school curriculum. Each year curriculum
has assignments for a 5 day week, however if you desire to take longer
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for your own family!

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Because I Said So – a Biblical Study of Obedience
- Retail $4.99

This is a brand new 26 page Bible
study that teaches HOW and WHY we should obey through scripture and study
of biblical people who struggled with the issue of obedience. Also included
is a bonus hymn study on the beloved hymn, Trust and Obey. The study
is perfect for family devotions, quiet time or homeschool Bible class!

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When I Survey – a Hymnological Journey to the
Cross – Retail $4.99

When I Survey is a 12-day hymnological journey to the cross. Students
and families will dig into the Bible and then support their learning with
the study of a hymn. This study will empower you to set truth deep into
the hearts of your children in a simple and easy way!

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Breakfast Stations Pack – Retail $2.99

This pack is just what every
busy mom needs. You’ll find 60+ days of breakfasts that your kids can make
themselves in less than 3 minutes. They are healthy, fast, easy, and best
of all…FRUGAL!

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How to Build a Strong Christian Home – Retail
$4.99

 

Most of us love our families
very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just
need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants
us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love,
and time to invest in building a strong Christian home for God’s glory and
we can do this one step at a time.

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This bundle features complete curriculum using
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Teach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!Included are popular products from: We Choose Virtues, Character
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This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!

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K-3rd Grade BundleTeach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable
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You will also find “Mapping the Word With Art“, a highly
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Middle School BundleYour middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic excellence using our Middle School Bundle.This bundle features Learning Language Arts Through Literature and
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Also included is a popular history timeline/book of
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This bundle features a New Testament Bible curriculum, an introduction to
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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Bundle Just for Moms!Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
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*Lots of ways to save!

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  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Tots & Preschoolers BundleThis Bundle includes products for little ones:

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  • Bible Curriculum
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Kindergarten – 3rd Grade BundleThe K-3 Bundle includes products in the following subjects:

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Middle School BundleThis bundle features a full language arts curriculum from Cathy Duffy’s
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  • A Complete Geography and History Curriculum
  • History Timeline/Book of Centuries
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  • Math Materials
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  • New Testament Bible Curriculum
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • A full year of math curriculum
  • Resources for World History and Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Home Economics
  • College Prep Tools
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  • Creative Writing Course
  • Anatomy Science Unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks,
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You will receive enough materials for a full year of
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Charlotte Mason BundleThis bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason
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  • Language Arts
  • Handwriting, and Reading
  • Geography
  • Nature Study
  • Artists Study
  • Poetry
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Giveaway from Diana and Friends Experience History Through Music — $700+ Value!

Diana and Friends Experience History Through Music Giveaway — $700+ Value!

Ok friends, today I have an incredible giveaway for you to enter — over $700 worth of products! I am taking part in a review team for the launch of Diana Waring’s new Experience History Through Music books and CDs. We have really been enjoying listening to the songs and reading about the history behind them. There is even sheet music, so we can play and sing along. See more here:

 

http://www.dianawaring.com/store/experience-history-through-music

I’ll be posting my review the week of June 30. But in the meantime, check out these awesome prizes and enter the giveaway!

Diana and Friends Giveaway
To celebrate the release of Experience History Through Music, I am joining members of the Diana Waring Launch Team for an amazing giveaway. Friends of Diana have joined in and as you can see, someone’s homeschool is going to be greatly blessed!
Here’s what you could win!

From Diana Waring Presents

american history -- never this funExperience History Through Music – set of 3 books with CDs ($50/set) Diana Waring Presents is about to bring back into print the BEST folk music you have ever heard, combined with the fascinating stories they represent in American history!   The Experience Music Through Historyseries includes: America - Heart of a New Nation, Westward Ho! - Heart of the Old West  and Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The musicians are amazing, every instrument is real, lots of great vocalists, and more toe-tapping music than you can imagine! The books tell the stories behind the songs.  Together, they bring American history to life through it’s music!!With fascinating history books and toe-tapping folk music CDs, American history has NEVER been this fun!
EncouragementCollage2Encouragement for Homeschool Moms Collection ($25) Every mom needs that word of encouragement from someone who has been there, who has grownup children and can speak with assurance about the journey. Homeschool moms have an extra portion of the journey to navigate, and often wish for an extra voice that will offer direction but without nagging or prodding. Diana Waring has that voice.

From A Journey Through Learning

Logo New 300 trans$50 Gift Certificate $50 to spend in the A Journey Through Learning store, applicable toward any digital download purchase.

From Homeschool Legacy

westward ho I 300x400Westward Ho! Part I ($19.95) Load up your wagon! Discover the extraordinary times of adventurous frontiersmen and brave pioneers as you travel cross-country along the Erie Canal,  Oregon Trail, and even “remember the Alamo” in Westward Ho Part I.
Westward Ho! Part II ($19.95) Continue the exciting saga begun in Westward Ho! Part I as you journey with the forty-niners, ride the rails of the Transcontinental Railroad, experience life on the prairie, and discover the exciting era of cowboys and cattle drives in Westward Ho! Part II.

From Knowledge Quest Maps

HardcoverCD_ecover_croppedMap Trek: Atlas and Outline Maps of World History ($55) Map Trek is a historical atlas plus outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any homeschool parent can use with brilliant success, even if you don’t remember a thing from your history or geography classes in public school.

From Home School Adventure Co.

PAPS-R-96dpi shadowPhilosophy Adventure™ Digital Download ($39.95) Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.

From Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom and Real Life Press)

fpf3-bundle-covers-180x180Firmly Planted Family Devotional Digital Volume 3 ($39) The Firmly Planted Family Series is divided into ten-week studies and is your key to making sense of the Bible—even if you’re learning right along with your children. Each lesson provides a core idea, a simple narrative, memory verses and discussion questions for children of all ages. And the companion student workbook is filled with age-appropriate, full-color, reproducible activities for children of any age!

From Raising Real Men

RRM-Mom-Dad-300x295Free Registration to Boyhood Boot Camp or Boot Camp 9-12 LIVE webinar series (winner’s choice) plus Mom & Dad Special Raising Real Men (Book for Mom to read in the bathroom + AudioBook for Dad to listen to on the commute) ($62-69)
My-Beloved-and-My-Friend-Cover-Border-201x300Free Registration for Marriage Retreat Online plus His & Hers Special of My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses (book + audiobook), ($65)

From Institute for Excellence in Writing

logo$50 Gift Certificate $50 to spend in the IEW store, applicable toward any purchase.

From The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

ST-Affiliate-300x300_zpsb38aa8aeSchoolhouseTeachers.com ($139) A one year membership to the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Nearly 100 classes for Pre-K to High School, taught by expert teachers, and lots of extras including the Schoolhouse Planners, Schoolhouse Expos, monthly free ebook downloads and more.
Big-Book-14-Cover-113013-e1392516063206The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 2014 Print Book ($15) Be encouraged, enlightened, and educated with the all new 2014 Annual Print Book published by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.You’ll get a year’s worth of homeschool support in almost 300 pages in this full color one-of-a-kind print magazine for homeschoolers, by homeschoolers. This is a magazine you’ll refer to again and again.

From Writing with Sharon Watson

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Review of “Cover Story” Middle School Writing Curriculum

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I am so excited to share about my new favorite curriculum: Cover Story!  Have you ever heard of the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum for high schoolers?  I have been waiting for years to use that, but my kids still aren’t old enough.  So, when I found out that the same writer wrote a curriculum for middle school students I just had to check it out!

Cover Story is written by Daniel Schwabauer.

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What you get when you order it is:

1.  A Set of 7 DVDs (72 writing lessons and 12 optional grammar lessons)

2. Student Book (272 pages)

3.  Teacher Guide (147 pages)

4. Hardback Journal (219 pages)

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How to use the curriculum:

Cover Story is for middle school, grades 6th-9th, ages 11-15. It is meant to be a full-year curriculum and is DVD-Teacher led.  Parents will only be needed to check the student’s work once a month (for about 1-2 hours at a time, using all the helps in the Teacher’s Guide).  Kids will watch 3 DVD lessons per week, do the corresponding workbook assignments, and write in the journal 5 days a week for 24 weeks.

What will be accomplished:

Students will be guided through learning to write a wide variety of genres–short stories, different types of poems, reviews, letters, blog posts, non-fiction articles, etc.  The units are constantly changing, and this along with short lessons and daily writing helps kids stay motivated and see progress!  All of these different types of writing will be related to a theme of the student’s own choosing and will be combined together at the end of the school-year into their very own magazine!

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Why I liked it:

Daniel Schwabauer knows how to get and keep kids of middle school age engaged.  He’s funny, as well as smart, and the DVD lessons contain a variety of scene changes, including clips from movies!  Daniel also often wears different costumes, especially related to the theme of steampunk.  If you don’t know what that is, you’ll have to watch it!

I also like that he teaches it instead of me.  Teaching writing is not a skill I have, so it’s important to have a good writing teacher teach my kids.

I’m really excited about using Cover Story because I’m pretty confident both of my boys will like it.  They did not do well with another well-known curriculum we tried using this year.

How we will be using it:

We will be using this curriculum next year (starting in September) with my two oldest boys in 7th and 8th grade.  We are also considering doing it with our homeschool co-op.

More Details:

The optional Grammar DVD is also taught by Daniel in a fun manner.  There are 12 lessons on one DVD which cover topics such as subjects and predicates, run ons and fragments, commas, and apostrophes.  This is extremely helpful for those who haven’t mastered important grammar concepts before.  However, they are optional if you don’t need them.

The Journal is entitled The Remarkable Journal of Professor Gunther von Steuben.  It’s not just a blank journal where the kids have to come up with their own ideas of what to write each day, but it has a running storyline through it to help the kids write.

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Samples:

Watch 3 sample DVD lessons and download the written student pages here!

 

(Disclosure: I received a complimentary set of Cover Story, as well as monetary compensation in order to write this honest review.)

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7 Sisters Homeschool introduction

 

Last weekend I attended a blogging conference and met 3 of the ladies from 7 Sisters Homeschool.  It was such a joy to meet them and spend some time together.  I will be looking at and using some of their innovative products, but thought I’d give an introduction today so you can check out what they have available!

Some of their products include:

Literature Guides

Writing Curricula (short story, research paper, etc.)

Career Exploration

Human Development

Psychology from a Christian Perspective

Social Skills for Children

A Successful Approach to Teaching Acting and Directing

How to Conduct a Homeschool Drama Camp

A Developmental Approach to Teaching Kindergarten

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Homeschool Adventure–Studying Philosophy!

 

My oldest and I just started a new philosophy course this week, and we’re really enjoying it!

We are using the Philosophy Adventure by Stacy Farrell, published by Home School Adventure Co.  It includes biography, worldview, writing, and geography, along with philosophy.  The course can be used as a high school credit!


We also have the Bible Study called Philippians in 28 Weeks and the literary guide The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions.

If you’d like to read more about these curricula, check out their website and be sure to check back here since I’ll be reviewing them.

And enter the giveaways that are going on right now!

Monday: Philosophy Adventure
Tuesday: Philippians in 28 Weeks (ESV)
Wednesday: The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Questions
Thursday: Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal
Friday: a bundle of all 4 products

 

 

 

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Homeschool Essentials for Teaching Reading

Resources for Teaching Reading

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Our final Day of “5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials” has arrived and today I’m sharing a comparison of the resources I use (and have used) to teach reading.

This is probably one of the areas that scares new homeschoolers the most.  How do I teach my kids to read?  It’s basic to learning anything else, so it must be done right!  Well, I’m here to tell you not to fear.  So many companies have written some awesome reading curricula.  See below for what I’ve used and what I recommend.

TATRAS: Teach America to Read and Spell

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What’s interesting about TATRAS (Teach America to Read and Spell) is that you teach all sounds of each letter/phonogram at once; it’s called “vertical phonics”.  For example, you teach the child that “a” has 3 sounds–like you’d hear in “cat”, “ate”, and “all”.  This helped me immensely when I first started teaching reading because I didn’t know that there were so many different sounds for the same letter or phonogram (like “er”).  Then, when a child is sounding out a word and gets the sound wrong, you can say “try the second sound of ‘a’ .”  What I don’t recommend about TATRAS is that it’s confusing for the teacher and not well laid out.  It is inexpensive, though!

McGuffey’s First Eclectic Reader (Illustrated) (McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers)

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The McGuffey readers are very old–from the 1800s.  I love the sweet old-fashioned stories in them.  My kids have enjoyed reading these 2 books.

Rod and Staff Bible readers

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What I most love about the Rod and Staff readers is that the kids are reading the Bible stories to themselves, before they are able to actually read the Bible.  I have had my kids read the 3 books of level 1, the 2 books of level 2, and the first book of level 3.  By that point, they can switch to reading the Bible pretty well.

The above 3 materials were all I used to teach my first 3 children to read. It worked great! We read through the phonograms from the TATRAS chart daily and memorized them. Then we worked on practicing reading from the readers. After a couple of years, they could read well.

I tried the same method with child #4, and it wasn’t working. So, I pulled out my copy of

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

I had bought a used copy years ago because I heard it recommended so often.  But my daughter only got halfway through when it became too difficult to continue.

I did start and finish it with child #5 though. He learned to read with it, so I do recommend this resource, too.  What’s nice about it is that it’s all in one book (don’t even need extra readers until you finish it).  It’s inexpensive and gives you an exact “script” to follow so you know what to say during each lesson with your child.  I’m not sure why, but I didn’t like this book very much and probably won’t use it again.

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Next, I received an offer to try

Alpha-Phonics

I had also heard of this resource for years but had never seen it.  I decided to start from the beginning with child #4  to try to help build up her confidence again. I also started at the beginning of Alpha-Phonics with child #6 and about two-thirds of the way through with child #5, so he could continue where Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons left off. Alpha-Phonics is definitely easier than TATRAS, but I still had the children memorize the phonogram chart.

A lesson page from Alpha-Phonics:

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I think Alpha-Phonics is pretty good.  It groups together many words from a particular phonogram sound.  Sometimes, though, there are so many words on a page that it’s pretty overwhelming.  For the most part my 6th child has really enjoyed it and has taken off with reading.

I didn’t get too far with Alpha-Phonics when I decided my struggling reader #4 had a reading disability, probably dyslexia.  I thought about getting her tested but decided instead just to use a curriculum written specifically  for kids with learning disabilities:

All About Reading

We have been using All About Reading since September.  I am very pleased with her progress.  No, she still hasn’t “taken off” like her 3 older siblings and 2 younger siblings.  But there is definitely progress and hope! The downsides of All About Reading is that it’s incredibly more time-consuming and more labor intensive for mom, has more “items” to keep track of, and is more expensive than all the other resources I mentioned above. But there are 2 types of people I would heartily recommend it for: if you have a student with a reading disability such as dyslexia, or you’re a mom who wants a very organized reading plan to follow. Plus, it’s a lot more FUN and colorful than any of the other resources I mentioned above! I am happy with her progress and will probably continue with level 3 when we finish level 2!

There is a box of phonogram and word cards, magnetic tiles to spell words and learn about syllable types, and a teacher book, as well as an activity book and readers.

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The readers from All About Reading have beautiful illustrations!  I really love these books.

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There is lots of hands-on practice.  It’s easy to cut these out right before you use them.

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If you’d like to try it out, here are some FREE downloads!  And I LOVE their new free phonogram sounds app (available on many different devices)!  This app might make my ubiquitous TATRAS phonogram chart obsolete!

Finally, here few “extras” that we love–and I really believe that these (along with all my reading aloud) have helped with pre-reading skills and readiness:

My 3-year-old uses the Starfall Website, watches LeapFrog: Letter Factory

(Letter Factory and Talking Words Factory DVDs)  (there is no better way to learn the basic letter sounds than watching “Letter Factory”!), and uses Dianne Craft’s Right Brain Phonics Cards.

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The Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers are great because very early readers can read a “real” book!

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We also have the Bob Books app on my iPad.

My Summary:

I used TATRAS: Teach America to Read and Spell to teach three children to readTeach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons to teach one child to read, and Alpha-Phonics to teach one child to read.  They all worked for my non special-needs kids!  All About Reading is working for my child with a reading disability.  The best thing to do in choosing the best curriculum for teaching reading is to identify both your and your child’s learning styles and preference.  If you have further questions about what’s in one of these specific curricula or how it works, please leave a comment.  I’d be glad to help!

Do you have some different favorite “teaching reading” resources?  Please share in the comments what you use!

 

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

Be sure to read about more Homeschooling Essentials at the following blogs:

61. Lisa @ Our Simple Kinda Life

62. Tabitha @ The Homeschool Four

63. LaRee @ Broad Horizons

64. Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas

65. Amy @ Counting Change. . .  Again

66. Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning

68. Adena @ AdenaF

69. Stacie @ Super Mommy to the Rescue

70. Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker
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Family Update

It’s time for a family update!  I had a crazy month last month with way more reviews and giveaways than I’ve ever done before.  It was fun, but meant that I didn’t have as much time just to write about what’s going on with us.  So, I hope you’ll enjoy this update today!

 

My First Teenager:

Yes, it’s official I finally have a teenager in the house–the first of many!  :)

 

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Football:

We had an interesting brand-new experience with tackle football this year.  My oldest son LOVES football and has been begging us for years to get involved.  We finally relented, and it was all he dreamed of.  But it wasn’t so great for the rest of us.  When you play football here where we live, it rules your life!  He did get a mild concussion in one of the games, which didn’t make me very happy.  He was out for two weeks because of that.  But the season ended well for them, and I’m glad he had the opportunity to do what he loves.

Spotlight:

We had 4 kids audition for the next musical for Spotlight Youth Theater.  Three kids made the show, and the other was auditioning just for experience.  Their audition songs were “Put on a Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie, “Save the People,” from Godspell, “When Will My Life Begin” from Tangled, and “You Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.  The show is Shrek the Musical and it’s the first time it’s ever been done by a children’s theater!  Our director and her team has spent numerous hours working on the script to make it family-friendly.  (We still haven’t seen Shrek the animated movies or the musical that just came out on DVD because they aren’t family-friendly.)  The kids are SOOOO talented–100 of them!  But because it’s a new show, we have to start from scratch with the costumes.  And, of course, I’m on the costume committee!  So, you may see me sewing up some fairy tale creature costumes in the next month or two!

And it’s not too soon to get tickets.  One show is already sold out!  Get your tickets here–and please choose Mayo for the referral student.  (We need all the help we can get for this expensive enrichment activity!)

I’m also teaching a Spotlight class now.  (Each student who auditions for a show must also be taking a theater/dance/or singing class.)  I have 8 adorable 5-7 year-olds.  It’s fun!

Lego Robot Competition:

My two oldest boys are joining 3 other boys for a Lego Robot Competition this next Saturday. They have been getting together for a couple of months to work on their “missions.”  They’ve never done anything like this before, so we’ll see how it turns out!  They have a “uniform” including duct tape hats.  :)

Band Concert:

This Thursday is our local Christian school’s band/choir concert.  They allow homeschoolers to be in the band, and we have really enjoyed participating there.  My oldest plays alto saxophone in the concert band (highest band), and my 2nd son plays percussion in intermediate band.  He’ll be able to join the concert band next semester.  We also just bought him a drum set (Craig’s list!) and he’ll start lessons on that in January.

Basketball and Gymnastics:

Upward basketball starts tonight.  It will be the sixth year for my 2nd son.  It’s a little odd for us because he’s the only one playing this time.  My oldest wanted to play for Onward (the junior high version), but it didn’t fit into the Shrek schedule.  The next 5 kids are doing gymnastics.  It’s been years since we done that.  Gymnastics ends in January and then we’ll start swim lessons again in March.

The Cousins at Thanksgiving:

Yes–all at my house!

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Queen E:

My kids sure do enjoy having a real live “doll” to play with!  Here they have dressed her up like a  queen!

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Homeschool:

Oh, yeah.  We homeschool, too!  :)  I’ve made a few changes to our homeschool curriculum list, so I need to get that updated soon.  We are in a co-op at our church each Friday.  The older kids learn writing, It All Begins With Genesis, and science.  The middle kids take geography, geography crafts, and science.  And I teach the preschool class!  In the afternoons they have archery.  It’s nice that we’ve taken off for December, though, because there are so many other things going on.

Here are a couple of the homeschool books we’re using that I love right now–
Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Young Explorer Series)

Pages of History Volume 1: Secrets of the Ancients

Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent

Grapevine Studies: Birth of Jesus Bible Study

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All About Reading, Level 1, Teacher’s Manual (All About Reading)

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Review: Little Passports

 

We received our first Little Passports package in the mail last week!  We got a little suitcase, passport, map, boarding pass, postcard, 2 stickers, a letter, and an activity sheet.  Each month the kids receive items associated with a specific country or state, depending on which subscription you buy.  What a fun way to learn about geography! The kids are now ready for their adventures.  I know the kids (as well as I) will be eagerly anticipating the next shipment!

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Early Bird Sale at Little Passports from Oct 28th-31st!

Little Passports is the perfect way to keep your kids learning and having fun at home, on the road, over the weekend or even on a plane! From October 28th – 31st, Little Passports has a sale that will save you $20 on a new 1 year subscription when you use the code OCT20 at checkout. And for about $10 a month, that is definitely worth it! The packages take your children on new adventures around the US or the world, depending on what option you choose… but take a look at the subscriptions yourself and decide what you want here: Early Bird Sale at Little Passports from Oct 28th-31st!

Little Passports Sale

Dates: October 28th – October 31st

Details:
All discounts are taken off of the full retail subscription price, excluding the shipping and tax. This offer is valid on new subscriptions only and can not be combined with other offers.
3 month= $5 off the $41.85 payment
6 month= $5 off the $83.70 payment
12 month= $20 off the $131.40 payment

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From House to Home {Link Party}: Review/Giveaway of Grapevine Bible Study

Today I’m happy to share with you a review and GIVEAWAY of a new Bible Study my older boys started a few weeks ago called Grapevine Studies.

Specifically it’s the Level 4 New Testament Survey.  I wanted my boys to get an overview of the whole New Testament as they studied the Bible this year.  Each week they read a portion of Scripture, take notes on it by drawing Stick Figures and other graphics to help them illustrate what happened, answer review questions, and study deeper by using specific resources such as a Bible Dictionary (Vine’s), a Concordance, and a Topical Bible (Nave’s).  It’s been different from other Bible studies they have done in that they are doing a lot of the study on their own.  It’s more open-ended rather than being completely laid out for them.  I really like this aspect since it is stretching them more.

Here are a copy of pages the boys did:  (Sorry they’re side-ways!)

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The part that I don’t like as much is that there is supposed to be teacher instruction, especially in the area of application.  I don’t have time to do that with them (wanted a self-study for their Bible study this year), so what I have done is have them look up the answers themselves in my teacher book.  I also have them write ways to apply the Scripture at the end of each section.

I do recommend this Bible study and look forward to doing it myself when I finish the other one I’m doing right now.  I’m sure my boys will really learn a lot this year!

Be sure go to the Grapevine Studies website to look at their free samples.  They have Bible studies for all ages for use in all different settings!  You’ll find what you’re looking for!

Grapevine Studies has offered to giveaway the New Testament Level 3-4 Teacher and Student e-books.  Please enter through the Rafflecopter app below!  Winner will be chosen on September 26.

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1. Link up family-friendly posts (exact post, not website) about making your house into a home: homemaking, parenting, homeschooling, marriage, loving God!

2. Link back to my site with the button below or a text link. Thanks! The code can be found at the top of the Link Party page. (If you don’t link back somewhere on your blog, your link might be deleted.)

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