Block Party Giveaway: La Clase Divertida Spanish Curriculum + Steady Days

This giveaway is now closed. Come back July 4th to find out if you’re the winner!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win!

The winner of today’s giveaway will receive two separate prizes.

First up is an entire year’s curriculum from La Clase Divertida. This is a complete early level Spanish curriculum for families with children from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.

Valued at $110, it includes the following:

  • 8 Hours of DVD Video Instruction
  • 1 Practice Audio CD
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual
  • 2 Student Workbooks
  • 2 Sets of Student Worksheets
  • 2 Sets of 7 Different Hands-On Crafts…Including a Piñata

The second prize today is a signed copy of my book Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood.

Applicable to homeschoolers as well as non-homeschoolers, Steady Days examines ways that we as mothers can approach our jobs with more purpose and mindful direction.

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Have your children been exposed to a foreign language? If so, which one?

2. Follow @simpleschool on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet.

3. Subscribe to Simple Homeschool by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on July 1st (tonight!) and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. and of course I subscribe here!
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  2. Sheryll says:

    My children have been exposed to Spanish through their grandparents who have been missionaries in Ecuador for 20 years. La Clase Divertida is a curriculum I have been considering purchasing after seeing it in The Well-Trained Mind. Can’t wait to get my kids really going with Spanish!

  3. Sheryll says:

    I am a subscriber here! (my 2nd entry)

  4. The only foreign language my children have been exposed to is the one my 4 year old has created for himself. He likes to think he can speak other languages, so I think he would really enjoy learning how to actually speak spanish.

  5. Jenna C. says:

    we play music cds in many different languages, and I try to use my minimal knowledge of French and Spanish to expose them to some words. Our neighbors speak French at home, so I am hoping to expose them to that, maybe pay her to give actual lessons.

  6. I am subscribed to your feed also.

  7. Jenna C. says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader too.

  8. My mother speaks Spanish so my children hear it from her.

  9. I’m a subscriber too.

  10. I wish my kids were exposed to more Spanish. My husband and I travel to Cen Am. on mission trips and really want to teach the kids more Spanish. (it will be part of my 6th grader’s curriculum next year)
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  11. I subscribe via email
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  12. sarah hill says:

    they have a little bit of spanish exposure from various media (music, tv show), but i would love to have a formalized way to teach!

  13. umm…. Dora. lol. My father in law speaks fluent Spanish, but unfortunately is not around my daughter enough to teach her. I have been researching the programs lately so that she’ll get a head start.

  14. Already subscribed in my reader :)
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  15. We take French classes for young children taught by a good friend, a french teacher. My kids also hear Spanish frequently and like to pretend to speak it to me!

  16. I subscribe.

  17. A little bit of Spanish, and we start sign language early on.

  18. I also subscribe through email.

  19. My kids have just seen some Spanish on computer games like Handy Manny and Dora and Diego.
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  20. I subscribe in my reader.
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  21. Julie S says:

    My children have not been exposed to a foreign language (other than things like Dora)….yet! I plan to teach them Spanish this year, though.

  22. Julie S says:

    I am a subscriber!

  23. A little bit of spanish and a small amount of german.

  24. I’ve subscribed through google reader.

  25. nothing intensive, but i speak french to them on occasion and we (my husband and i) both speak spanish to them as well. this would be a great way to fill out the gaps. thanks!
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  26. i subscribe.
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  27. Julie S says:
  28. hope I win. we have had little exposure to FL as a family
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  29. I already subscribe to RSS
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  30. Jessica says:

    Not much foreign language exposure… :-(

  31. Brianamama says:

    My son is In spansih immersion preschool, and I am considering homeschooling him, so this would be so helpful!

  32. Jessica says:

    My husband and I occassionally speak Spanish to our kids, but wish we were more regular with it!

  33. Jessica says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  34. Brianamama says:

    I subscribed!

  35. I am a subscriber.
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  36. My daughter has only been exposed to Spanish in public settings, like the grocery store or my husband’s company picnic.
    .-= Michelle’s last blog: Wordless Wednesday- Real Food Weight Loss =-.

  37. Kate E. says:

    If you consider Doric a foreign language, then yes. (It is a regional dialect from northern Scotland.) :)

  38. Kate E. says:

    I subscribe with Google reader.

  39. I subscribe.
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  40. Only when I pull out some phrases from high school Spanish to tease them with. And I make up funny accents when I read to them….
    .-= Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae’s last blog: We’re Going On The Road Next Spring =-.

  41. Three of my five children are adopted from Ethiopia – so that means all 5 have been exposed to different languages (Amharic and English!) Spanish was my minor in college, but, sadly, I have not pushed it much with my kids. Would love to get something going for them to spur me on!!!

  42. I am really excited about this giveaway. I have been searching for a spanish curriculum for my children. We live and work in Costa Rica with children at risk. I am in my first year of homeschooling and one of my biggest concerns in starting to homeschool was that my children would lose the Spanish they were learning in school. And it´s true – that´s exactly what´s happening. I love the benefits of homeschooling and am enjoying it immensely, but my one regret or problem I can’t fully resolve is the Spanish. It’s been really hard to find a curriculum, especially on a missionary budget. I have simple homeschool subscribed in my reader and also linked on my blog site! Thanks!
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  43. A little French & Spanish.

  44. I subscribe with google reader and link on my blogsite!
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  45. My kids are learning French but they keep asking me about Spanish! I think they would love to learn Spanish as well!

  46. 2nd entry for subscribing in my feed reader!

  47. Awesome prizes.

    My children have been exposed to Spanish all of their lives. My mother-in-law is fairly fluent, and my husband strongly believes that our girls need to know how to speak Spanish living in our area. I have been through several different curriculum resources, and our oldest is just going into first grade! Right now we are focusing on reading to the girls in Spanish, since our library has a pretty decent selection of Spanish language children’s books. I would love to get my hands on La Clase Divertida, though…the DVD instruction sounds like it would be great!

  48. Emily B says:

    We are lucky enough to get to travel to Mexico yearly and my kids are starting to make friends there. Hopefully on one of these trips they will venture out more into speaking the language! I have been looking for an affordable language curriculum to work on at home.

  49. Emily B says:

    I subscribe here too!