Weekend homeschool links




Steve and I had the unbelievable chance to celebrate his 40th birthday in the beautiful (& warm) Caribbean this week!

Has your family signed up for the Heal the World Book Club yet? We’ll be kicking things off on February 1st and it would be such an honor to have you join us!

This will be a low-key commitment, and even if you can participate one month but not the others you’re still invited. I think this will be a life-changing opportunity for our kids; details and registration form here!

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Have you ever taken a peek at All About Reading or All About Spelling

These popular homeschooling programs provide “open and go” lesson plans that are multi-sensory and based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, a method that has transformed language arts for many homeschool families.

Are you a fan of Five in a Row? If so you might love Ivy Kids! Both feature unit studies around classic kids’ books, but Ivy Kids SENDS the book & ALL the supplies you’ll need each month.

It’s like PreK/K in a box, with ways to adapt for ages 3-8. Get 20% OFF your 1st kit with code IVY20

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Heal the World Book Club


Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

The idea came to me a few days after the election. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Because no matter how we voted, one thing we likely agree on is that this past election season hurt on some level. Another thing we agree on?

Our world needs hope and healing. And we want a better world for our children.

I want my kids to love others, even those who differ from them. I want them to want to make the world a better place, to want to serve others–just because it’s right to do so.

Most of all, I want them to know that they can start doing all of the above NOW, making a difference before they’ve even reached adulthood. I want them to feel empowered, not disenfranchised or apathetic.

And I believe books can help.

That’s why I wrote Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time.

And it’s why I want to invite you and yours to join our new Heal the World Book Club!

Just take a peek:

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Weekend homeschool links

Weekend homeschool links:

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Did you know how to cook when you left home? I didn’t, but I’d love it if my children did!

One of the resources that has helped us toward that goal is my friend Katie’s e-course Kids Cook Real Food–my kids loved watching other kids in each video. Only a few days left to register–check out the incredible curriculum map for homeschoolers that shows all her course has to offer.

If you’ve never taken a peek before, make sure you check out Oak Meadow!

In our early homeschooling years it gave a lovely blueprint to our days, with both gentle structure and flexibility. Their creative, holistic curricula goes from PreK-12th, with  an optional accredited distance school to join.

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Giveaway: $140 K-5 science package from Be Naturally Curious

Note: This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Be Naturally Curious!

From Valerie at Be Naturally Curious:

“I am a mom to two energetic and inquisitive young girls and also happen to be a former college Biology professor.

One of my greatest passions in life is to help ALL kids experience the joy in learning science and exploring nature!

I believe this is best done by focusing on concepts and reinforcing learning with multiple, non-traditional teaching techniques, which is why I started Be Naturally Curious, creating science and nature mini-courses for kids grades K-5.

I love to share and discuss ideas about science and learning on our Facebook page —please come connect with us!”
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A homeschool day in the life 2017!


Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Welcome to the 7th annual homeschool day in the life series here on Simple Homeschool!

Seven! Can you believe it? After seven years, it continues to be a favorite part of the year for contributors and readers. It’s so fun to get a peek inside the homes of other families doing this homeschool thing too.

The first time we did this, back in 2011, my kids were five, six, and seven–I feel as though I can relive their growing up just by rereading these posts!

I’m also amazed at just how much our lives have changed since then.

So join us this year as we share a glimpse into the average day of real-life homeschooling families:
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