Weekend homeschool links

Happy 4th of July next week, American friends!

Weekend homeschool links:

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One of my favorite offerings from Dover Publications is their collection of discovery kits (like the one above!) that combine living books with fun activities.

Current kits cover the Revolutionary War, Abraham Lincoln, baseball, trains, & more–use code WHCL for 25% off their WHOLE store

Did you know how to cook when you left home? I didn’t, but I’m determined my children will.

One of the resources helping me reach that goal is the e-course “Kids Cook Real Food” from my friend Katie of Kitchen Stewardship–my kids loved these video lessons, and I think yours would, too!

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

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In today’s post: More Happy Hollisters, Stormie Omartian, Anne’s House of Dreams, The Highly Sensitive Person, 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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Cook your way through Little House (with a free printable plan)

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Written by Jamie of Simple Homeschool

Ya’ll, I can’t seem to escape Little House. Is this some kind of disorder or syndrome?!

After our year of Little House in 2013/2014, I honestly thought we were done with it.

We’d read the series twice start to finish (once when the kids were 6-8; once when they were 8-10), and even voyaged in crazy road trip fashion to see with our own eyes where the Ingalls lived and worked.

But then Christmas happened–and I read this book aloud. One of the kids, who tends to be my more reluctant reader, got all into it: giggling at the funny parts, engaging with thoughtful questions. This same child? Loves to cook.

So in my “inspire, not require” brain, a plan began to brew:

There’s a lot of good food in Little House. A lot of good life lessons, too. Why not cook our way through Little House in the Big Woods?

So we did. I’m here to invite you to do the same, and make it really easy for you, too!
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Weekend homeschool links




Strawberry picking at our favorite farm–the same one we’ve been going to for nearly a decade!

Weekend homeschool links:

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Are you trying to choose a reading or spelling curriculum for next year? Take a moment to peek at All About Reading/Spelling!

These popular ‬‬‬programs provide “open and go” lesson plans that are multi-sensory & based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, a method that has transformed language arts for many homeschool families.It’s not too early to put the dates for 2018’s Great Homeschool Conventions on your calendar! I’ve been to several homeschool conferences, & this one remains my fav.

Sign up for early bird treats here & if you’re in Missouri, there’s still a conference coming this July!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission from some links on this page. Thanks for your support of Simple Homeschool, our family business!

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

FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

In today’s post: The Happy Hollisters, Bronte sisters, Growing Without Schooling, the mission of motherhood, 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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