Back to School Week Winners & Weekend Links

Thanks to all those who visited the blog this week and took the time to enter the back to school giveaways.

I wish I could give you all a prize, but I am really grateful to bless four winners with these awesome gifts before the school year kicks off.

Here are the winners for our four prizes as well as some weekend links to browse:

1. Foreign Language Program from Rosetta Stone

Winner: Lisa Warren, who said, “I would really like to win Spanish as my two 4 year olds are trying to teach themselves by playing free computer games. I would like to make this more formal and learn along with them.”

2. Curriculum Package from Oak Meadow

Winner: Thia, who said, “Because my children are small and quiet planning time is also small (lol) I do prefer something laid out for me.”

3. Microscope from Imagine Childhood (2 Winners)

Winner: Jen, who said, “We would love to win this for our homeschool. We are studying Biology this year. Could come in handy when we get to bugs. Thanks for the giveaway!”

Winner: Adriana Watt, who said, “My son wants to mix things up. Chemistry is his interest. But my girls want to know about flowers and insects.”

If you see your name mentioned above, look for an email from me later today!

And here are some weekend links too:
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Giveaway: Microscope from Imagine Childhood (2 Winners!)

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Welcome to Back to School week here at Simple Homeschool! This week I’m bringing you reviews and awesome chances to win–perfect for back to school planning time.

For this week’s final post, Imagine Childhood is giving away a microscope to two lucky winners!

Imagine Childhood is a unique online store filled with eco-friendly, high-quality, creative items that children love. I’ve known about it for a couple of years now, and it has become one of my favorite spots to browse for my kids’ birthday presents.

My six-year-old son absolutely adores their lifelike plush animal collection. (We gave him the great horned owl for his last birthday!) And I recently bought this adorable birdfeeder, which hangs outside our dining room and has provided both entertainment and nature study opportunities.

Imagine Childhood is a lovely place to browse for homeschool supplies because nearly everything in their store is both educational and fun. Older kids would enjoy their selection of outdoor nature kits and little ones would love the variety of building blocks. They also carry art supplies and imaginative books as well.

The staff at Imagine Childhood believe interacting with nature and their own imagination allow kids to simply and powerfully discover and learn about the world. They also write a popular blog sharing books, crafts, nature walks, and recipes.

Find out more about Imagine Childhood and how you can win.
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Giveaway: Curriculum Package from Oak Meadow

This giveaway has ended. The winner will be announced on the weekend!

Welcome to Back to School week here at Simple Homeschool! This week I’m bringing you reviews and awesome chances to win–perfect for back to school planning time.

I’m glad you’re visiting again today because I’m sharing one of my favorite homeschooling resources. I’m giving away a curriculum package from Oak Meadow.

I first discovered Oak Meadow about a year ago, and I’ve had the chance to write about their kindergarten and 1st grade programs before. They offer complete curriculum packages from PreK through 12th Grade, which you can purchase and use at home with your children.

They also offer an enrollment option in their accredited distance learning school. This allows students to receive full academic credit and transcripts for their work at home–as well as the support of an experienced teacher.

Find out more about Oak Meadow and how you can win.
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Giveaway: Foreign Language Program from Rosetta Stone

This giveaway has ended. The winner will be announced on the weekend!

Welcome to Back to School Week here at Simple Homeschool! This week I’ll bring you reviews and awesome chances to win–perfect for back to school planning time.

Today I’m giving away a foreign language program from Rosetta Stone.

Rosetta Stone is widely known and recognized as one of the most effective language programs out there, so I was excited to try it for myself. They sent me Italian Level 1, which I chose because my husband and I are planning to go to Italy next year for our 14th anniversary.

Rosetta Stone call their approach to language learning Dynamic Immersion. This means they recreate the method used when learning our native language to help learn a new one.

Using sights and sounds presented on the screen the learner naturally–without translation–begins to pick up words, phrases, and sentences. From the very first lesson the student begins to build a foundation, guided by the pictures, written words, and language pronounced by a native speaker. The program allows you to proceed at your own pace, repeating sections as many times as necessary.
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