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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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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Weekend homeschool links


Brothers who love each other (most of the time! 😉 ) = priceless

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Are you looking for a holistic, creative curriculum this year? If you’re drawn to the Waldorf philosophy, make sure you take a peek at Christopherus Homeschool Resources.

I can truthfully say that their Kindergarten guide saved me from being a stressed out mama back in the day!

What better way to get kids interested in the STEM fields this year than with hands-on experiments? (Homemade chocolate anyone?!!)

Home Science Tools has everything you need, all in organized kits! From tech to physics to even forensic science, they’ve got you covered.

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

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

In today’s post: College admissions for homeschoolers, Sherlock Holmes, a twaddle-free education, 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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Kicking off the new year with homeschool inspiration


Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool 

As we kick off a new year, I visited the archives of Simple Homeschool and chose some of my favorite posts from the past year that might inspire us as we return to our learning rhythms and routines.

I want to send a sincere thanks to the amazing contributors and guest posters who have helped me fill this virtual space with so much quality content over the past twelve months.

I’ll be bookmarking this post to come back to in the future and I hope you’ll do the same!

The Best of Simple Homeschool 2016

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