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. We are trying, as best we can, to expose our 3 year old to a second language. My husband and I both speak passable French, so that is what we’re going with. However, we’d like to expose him to Spanish as well.

  2. P.S. I’ve subscribed to this feed via email! Thanks!

  3. Belinda says:

    We have been exposed to german, french and spanish. I look forward to improving our spanish!

  4. Belinda says:

    I have subscribed to simple homeschool. I look forward to future posts!

  5. I don’t know whether this counts as a “foreign” language, but we have worked on teaching our children American Sign Language. They’re still young so we haven’t done a lot yet, but we hope to do more this year.

  6. Rachel M. says:

    My 18 month old daughter understands English and Spanish equally well. She is starting to say different words and phrases that we can make out and they are both English and Spanish. My husband only spoke Spanish until he was 18 and I learned how to speak Spanish. I would love this curriculum for homeschooling my daughter and teaching her to read and write Spanish too!

  7. Rachel M. says:

    I am a subscriber to this blog!

  8. I occasionally pick up my high school spanish and use as much of it as I can to communicate during a day. My son will ask, “Mom, what are you talking?” He’s 2 1/2 and has learned that if ever he doesn’t understand what Mommy is saying, maybe she’s using another language. :-)

  9. I’m subscribed!

  10. My two children began school & continued in a Waldorf school for 3 1/2 years until last February (2010) when we decided to homeschool. Both (ages 7 and 9) had Spanish twice a week in the classroom, and we didn’t want that to stop. We were invited to join a couple local homeschooling families who hired (fortunate for us) the same Spanish teacher to come in to their home twice a week to teach their children. Much to my childrens benefit we enjoyed the remainder of the year continuing their Spanish lessons in the same manner as when they were in a classroom, but with much more freedom and joy.

  11. I’ve subscribed… =)

  12. MichelleH says:

    My kids are learning ASL and we’re trying to add in Spanish. This program would be helpful with that.

  13. MichelleH says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  14. Heather says:

    We’d love to learn Spanish together, the kids are exposed a little to Hawaiian but it is not something we speak in the home.

  15. Heather says:

    Subscribed via email

  16. My husband is from Mexico so we also speak Spanish in our home. Well, we being my husband and I, the girls mostly speak English but at least they understand most of the Spanish.

  17. I subscribe in Google reader.
    .-= SaraR’s last blog: family verse =-.

  18. Sarah O says:

    I already subscribe to Simple Mom via the weekly email and Google Reader.

  19. Adrienne says:

    No, my son has not been exposed to any foreign language, but really want to begin something like this with him.

  20. Adrienne says:

    I subscribe via google reader.

  21. Stacy McCabe says:

    3 of my boys closest friends speak primarily spanish. The only English they speak is at church. We spend as much time with them as possible outside of church.

  22. Not much yet! Though I would live to teach them spanish. My two oldest (ages 3 and 5) know how to say some colors, but that’s about it so far.
    .-= Mountain Mama’s last blog: =-.

  23. Christy says:

    My kids have been (minimally) exposed to Spanish, only when I choose to speak it with them, or when we read the few children’s books we have in Spanish.

  24. Christy says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader!

  25. Shannon says:

    I’m subscribed via facebook and email!

  26. Shannon says:

    My oldest has studied latin for 2 years. My littles and I are starting Spanish next school year!

  27. Julie Gonsalves says:

    my oldest child took mommy and me spanish classes for about a year before her brothers came on the scene. now it feels as if the language acquired during that time is a distant memory.

  28. hmmm does being born in India count?
    Well besides that we jsut have Dora over here…I’ve been thinking about looking into Spanish DVD’s for the kids. We tried ‘Muzzy’ for fun once from the library but it wasnt a hit.

  29. Danyelle says:

    The only exposure my daughter has gotten to a foreign language is Dora.

  30. Danyelle says:

    I subscribe via google reader.

  31. Bethany says:

    My hubby is from Mex City but I only speak English. When my in-laws lived in town, my kids were exposed to Eng/Span but when they moved away, so did the 2nd language… but we hope to re-vive it!

  32. Mine hasn’t been exposed to a foreign language yet, but we would like to become expats in Europe or somewhere cool.

  33. i sub via RSS, too.
    .-= Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker’s last blog: July 2010 Prayer Intentions =-.

  34. My sons have had exposure to some basic Spanish at their school, and some basic Korean which is my heritage.

  35. I subscribe via Google Reader

  36. Yes, my children have been *exposed*to Spanish, as well as French, but speak only English fluently. We live in SW FL and it is almost a MUST that we understand Spanish. 😉 We have Rosetta Stone, but it has not worked well for us. My husband and I looked at La Clase Divertida at the FPEA Homeschool Convention – I’d LOVE to give it a try!! :)

  37. I tweeted it!! :)
    .-= Jenn @dazeofadventure’s last blog: Making Mountains and Memories =-.

  38. & I subscribed via Google Reader.

  39. Carrie K says:

    We are studying Spanish in our Homeschool!

  40. Carrie K says:

    I follow Simple Homeschool via Google Reader

  41. We have done sign language with all our children.

  42. I subscribe via email.

  43. My son hasn’t really been exposed to a foreign language, but I’d love for him to learn one…especially spanish!

  44. My kids have not been exposed to a foreign language yet. We’ve been focusing on the basics so far (oldest will be in 1st grade in the fall).
    .-= Kirsten H’s last blog: What We Are Doing on our -8220Homeschool Summer Vacation-8221 =-.

  45. I subscribe in Google Reader!
    .-= Kirsten H’s last blog: What We Are Doing on our -8220Homeschool Summer Vacation-8221 =-.

  46. I am subscribed using google reader.

  47. My oldest (7) did a spanish class during homeschool co-op last year.

  48. I already follow on google reader.

  49. We are part of an International Playdate so my toddler has been exposes to Japanese, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Chinese. Time to focus on one language though and (as I speak Spanish) I think we’re going with Spanish! This is PERFECT!
    .-= Carrie S.’s last blog: For All You Non-Believers =-.

  50. We have been teaching our children some basic French and they love it!