Weekend homeschool links

For those of you in our Heal the World Book Club: I sent an email on Wednesday to help you kick off March with your kids! So check your inbox…or you can also read it here.

And if you aren’t in our club–we still have two months to go and would love to have you! Details here.

Weekend homeschool links:

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They offer full packages for Grades 1-5, and supplementary materials for up to 8th. And I can truthfully say that their Kindergarten guide saved me from being a stressed out mama back in the day!

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See you back here on Monday for our Homeschool Day in the Life link up–I’d love it if you join in!

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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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Weekend homeschool links


This week Jonathan helped me pack books to send to Books for Africa as part of our Heal the World Book Club–follow along on Instagram if you’d like to keep up with our homeschool days!

And speaking of homeschool days, I want to hear more about yours. So I hope you’re busy working on your own homeschool day in the life post to include in our annual link-up on Mon, March 6th–I can’t wait!

Weekend homeschool links:

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2017 conventions are still to come in SC, OH, CA & MO March thru July. Make plans now for the one nearest you!

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Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with an 11-, 12-, & 13-year-old)

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Remember that our Homeschool Day in the Life link-up will be on Monday, March 6th–have you written your post yet?! Check out last year’s here for ideas.

When we first began homeschooling eight years ago, the idea of continuing to do so in the teen years freaked me out!

But it turns out that as littles become bigs, mamas still have a hunch what those growing bodies and minds need most–just like we did when they were babes. It isn’t quite so scary after all.

It will help you understand our day if you know a bit about these babes of mine:

  • Trishna (13), joined our family in 2007 via adoption at the age of four from India; she has a visual impairment and developmental delays
  • Jonathan (12), joined our family in 2004 as our biological son
  • Elijah (11), joined our family in 2005 via adoption at the age of six months from Liberia after nearly dying from malaria; he has developmental delays and is still working on his reading fluency

A homeschool day in the life

Here’s what our homeschool day looked like on Monday, February 13, 2017:
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