Weekend homeschool links

Friends, we’re gearing up for the final month of our Heal the World Book Club, and we’d love to have your family join us! Even if you haven’t been able to participate so far, you can jump in for April–find the details and register here.

We’ve had families from every state in the US and over 30 countries worldwide participating. I can’t tell you how it warms my heart! Just look what we’ve been able to do thus far for the children in the Philippines served by Love146:

For those in our club, I hope you received the mid-month check-in I emailed out earlier this week! If somehow you missed it, you can also view it here.

Weekend homeschool links:

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All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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What I learned from 2 weeks of couchschooling

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

I didn’t even feel when it happened.

The step down from the rolling door of our barn is a steep and awkward one, and when exiting two weeks ago I came down hard on my right foot. Not paying attention, I hurried inside to check something in the oven.

Later in the day, I felt a painful twinge in my ankle. By that night, the twinge had grown excruciating. And that’s how I ended up homeschooling from the couch for the past two weeks, or as I’ve since termed it: couchschooling.

I’ve been either in the bed upstairs or on the couch downstairs for most of every day, trying to give this sprain time to heal. Not exactly how I planned to end my February (as if the month isn’t already challenging enough, right?!)

Yet as Caroline Ingalls once noted, “There’s no great loss without some small gain.” Though this minor injury wasn’t on my agenda, I’ve had a few positive realizations from it that I hope to carry with me.
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Weekend homeschool links

Did you enjoy browsing all the homeschool day in the life posts from the finale of our series on Monday?

Remember: it’s not too late to add your own!

Weekend homeschool links:

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FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

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In today’s post: Hygge, a free audio book, SAT Study Guide, grammar help, and several more titles! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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