Monday, May 19, 2014

Here are some links that will help you get some great things to use with your children.  I hope that you will enjoy the links and be able to use them with your children.


 Homeschool Freebie of the Day
             Summer's almost here... so we thought it was time for some great listening, learning, and adventure!  It's AUDIO ADVENTURES WEEK here at Homeschool Freebie of the Day, and we have a great lineup of wonderful audio stories coming your way this week. Enjoy!
             Two awesome true science stories from the pages of history
             200 years ago, our nation’s capital was in flames. Here's why.
Wednesday, May 21st:   TOM SAWYER by Mark Twain
Thursday, May 22nd:  THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY
             The classic story by Edward Everett Hale
             A great adventure story for kids, by Rudyard Kipling!
             All of these classic audio programs can be found on their respective days this week at:
School Express
             This week’s unit is on Musical Instruments
             Extra Worksheets – There is no specific worksheets for Musical Instruments but they have one for music where you will be able to find some to use with this unit.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Homeschool Freebies for the Week of May 4, 2014

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

             Here is this week's freebie lineup for you:

Monday, May 5th: SIGHT WORD READING AIDS (huge collection of flash cards & learning games)




Friday, May 9th: NATURAL ODDITIES (great cartoon collection about odd-but-true nature topics)

All of the above resources will be available on this week on their respective days at:

Freebie for Mom for Mother's day

Cross Timber
                Cross Timber is a American Homeschool Family business.  They take your name and you pick the background you want and they put your name and the meaning of your name below your name on the background.  You can order them in a box or a frame or many other ways as a gift or for yourself.  Below is the offer they have for Mothers day.  As I put below this free offer ends May 16.  There is no limit to how many they will make but it is One per family but no mater if you get it ordered the 16th you will be allowed to choose the printable you want and they will send you the printable you choose.  Do I like this Site.  I would say so.  I think that they have wonderful Materials and they are well made.

                Cross Timber is offering a Mother's Day for Homeschool Moms gift!   Their FREE gift to you: As a thank-you to homeschool moms this Mother's Day, we're giving away free Name Plaque prints.   Completely free; no credit card info required.  (They were giving away a free framed name Plaque print but they are all gone.  But they have unlimited printable name plaque prints to any mother who goes to the site and asks for the one they want.  All information is at the first page you come to.   Offer ends May 16

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I don't know if many who are homeschooling now remember the books on Records that came out  from about mid 1940's to mid 1960's.  Along with the little story books that were on records you could also find classical music and other music.  Bible Stories, Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German) and so much more.
I found a site that I think you will enjoy with your children. 

Children's Vinyl Record Series has over 120 old records on their site that not only your children will enjoy but I think it will bring a lot of memories back or maybe even start new memories between you and your children. 

To start go to  and you and your children can begin to enjoy what you might have enjoyed as a child or maybe Grandma can tell your children how the records worked.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Bible Based Homeschooling

When my children were 7,10 and 11 I removed them from Public School because of a lot of emotional abuse by teachers (my daughter)  and a school psychologist (my youngest son).  I always wanted to teach them with the Bible but in those days Homeschool wasn't what it is today.  We were the only people homeschooling where we lived then.  Everyone but 2 Public School teachers were totally against it.  But we saw what the Schools were becoming and we were also adamant that they were not going to be subjected to that. 
Since there was only ACE and Alpha Omega that we knew of we ended up using ACE because it was what we could afford.  I did find a Curriculum somewhere in New England that used only the Bible but could not afford it at that time.  When we did have the money I wrote for a catalog and received my letter back.  They were not longer where they had been.  I never did find out what happened to them. 
Fast forward 29 years and I have found a wonderful site that is offering a eBook  called " Bible Based Homeschooling: Our Experiment with Using the Bible as Our Main Textbook" by Karen Debus.  She has some freebies to download and a newsletter that you can sign up for so you can get new freebies as she offers them. 
I think this is a great site.  Check it out and you might just find yourself using the Bible as your main textbook.

I will try and send the Information on the Founders Bible in the next day or so.  This Bible is the Best book to use when Teaching American History from the Beginning of the United States up to about the Mid 1900's.  It has materials that you will wonder why you were not taught about all of the history it has between the covers along with the Bible.  The Bible translation it uses is the NASB and although I'm not particularly  trilled with this version I can always use my Geneva or 1611 KJV Bible for the Bible Reading itself for the verses that I don't agree with the translation.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Have you ever found a site that just makes you wish you could get everything that is on it.  I have.  I get the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's newsletter and she always has something great in it that she is giving away.  She also has a lifetime membership for downloading her materials for as long as you wish.  The cost is only $15.00.  Not much I know but if you are like me every penny counts so right now I am going to have to be satisfied with her freebies.  And they are fantastic.
Right now she is offering her Plant Journal for free.  All you have to do is go about 1/4 of the way down on her main page and click on the link for her " Spring Into Learning with 35+ FREE Spring Printables Round Up"   and look for the free Plant Journal.  It's 17 pages long with 30 days of pages to record what your plants look like from the day you plant the seed to day 30.  You could also use the journal pages ever 2-3 days so that you have a bit more time to record your plant changes.  But remember the old saying  "A watched pot will not boil" so have your children go slow so they are not disappointed with their plant.
To go to the site just click on the link and look around.  You will find a lot of materials that you will enjoy for your children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. 
If you would like to get her freebies you will need to sign up for her newsletter but you will not be overwhelmed with them.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Passover is Next Week

Although I have 2 items that are not for Passover today I do think that  you will enjoy everything here today.  A set of math textbooks from 1922 and a free chart on the similarities between King David and Jesus the Messiah.  The rest are some great materials on teaching about the Jewish holiday of Passover
Enjoy your learning


How to Homeschool For Free
             5 books by Franklin Hoyt and Harriet Peet are very practical and would be a great addition to any math curriculum.
Rose Publishing          

             FREE Seeing Christ in the Life of David eChart
The Homeschool Mom
             Materials to teach your children about Passover and that Jesus is our Passover Lamb

Homeschool Share
             Free lapbook to help you teach about Passover to your children
Scripture Adventure/CurrClick
             “Passover for Christian Families is a unique way to help your family celebrate the life of Jesus. Passover is a holiday first celebrated by the children of Israel to help them remember their miraculous deliverance out of the hands of the wicked Pharaoh to freedom. Traditionally, a special meal was shared by the family and the story of God's deliverance is retold. The Israelites looked forward to a time when a Savior would come to them to deliver them from spiritual bondage to freedom. Jesus was that "Passover lamb." He came to the world and delivered us from sin and spiritual death. His sacrifice is what makes us spiritually free!”
Homeschool Giveaways
             They have a nice little list of Passover materials to use with your children when teaching them about Passover and Jesus our Passover Lamb
Little Homeschool on the Prairie
            Lapbook for teaching your children about Passover