Oak Meadow Giveaway: Back to School Week

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Welcome to Day 2 of Back to School Week here on Simple Homeschool!

Today I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you to one of Simple Living Media’s sponsors, Oak Meadow Curriculum and School.

Oak Meadow offers two excellent choices for homeschooling families: PreK – Grade 12 curriculum packages you can purchase and use with your children, or the ability to actually enroll in their accredited school via distance learning, thereby receiving full academic credit and transcripts for your child’s work at home–as well as the support of an experienced teacher.

Oak Meadow has been in business for over 35 years, and their materials offer that wealth of educational experience to their customers. Their approach is simple: give children a safe, nurturing environment; provide creative activities for head, hands, and heart; offer each student respect and time to unfold naturally.

The staff at Oak Meadow are not just employees showing up to get a paycheck. Instead they are individuals who really embody the creative philosophy and passion for education that Oak Meadow stands for. This post, written by Heather at Beauty That Moves, describes her inspiring visit to the Oak Meadow offices in Vermont. Reading it gives a lovely glimpse into the ethos and values of this company.

Oak Meadow generously sent me an entire first grade package to review, and I’ve spent many happy hours exploring it!

The Heart of Learning, one of the foundational books in the K-3 curricula, is an inspiring read–and gives a fabulous, insightful overview into the heart of Oak Meadow’s philosophy. It covers setting up a learning environment in the home, mindful parenting, and creating an appropriate homeschooling schedule for the young child.

The first grade syllabus I received is divided into 36 weeks of lessons. The layout is professional, beautiful, and easy to follow. Each week contains information for circle time, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, music, and crafts.

If the idea of imaginative, holistic home education appeals to you, but you don’t have time to piece it all together yourself, Oak Meadow may be the perfect solution for your family.

Today Oak Meadow is offering one lucky winner a complete grade level package of your choice, including all curriculum materials and readers (excluding the craft kit). This prize is valued at over $300!

How to Win

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

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Do you enjoy putting together your own homeschool plans or do you prefer a curriculum that simplifies that part of the process for you?

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 noon EST on Saturday, August 21st and is open to commenters 18 years or older. The winner will be announced on Sunday–good luck!

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. HomeSchoolKate says:

    Curriculum is a great time saver. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  2. HomeSchoolKate says:

    Activated email subscription!

  3. There are parts that I like having all together for me…like history and science. But the rest I enjoy doing my own thing and making it work for our family.

  4. I really enjoy the ease of a prepared curriculum and add my own touch to each opportunity that presents itself!

  5. This is my second year of homeschooling. Last year I put together my own curriculum and this year I am using a prepared curriculum. I will hopefully know which one I like better after this year!

  6. I subscribe to Simple Homeschool via e-mail!

  7. I love it when a curriculum puts it all together for me.

  8. Hi there, and thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy having a curriculum that I can use as a reference as we go about our year. I have been using Oak Meadow for that purpose for a few years now. This year I am going to be more organized about using the curriculum because my kids are getting older and there is a lot of really good content in there. I also use Kristie Burns’ Earthschooling and some stuff from A Little Garden Flower, too.
    sarah’s latest post: Summer Days

  9. Exercising our creative potentials and developing together along with our children is the highest value in our family. Facing and moving through the challenges of creating our own curriculum has been an example of strength and self reliance for our children and others. We are also so very appreciative to those whom are well versed and educated in areas that we are not, offering guidance and suggestions. Our gratitude is both deep and wide. Learning together is fun :)

  10. I enjoy both, using a package and adding some of our own family flavour too. One of the problems with looking up homeschooling materials for myself is the time it takes.
    This package sounds great.
    Tammy’s latest post: How we do what we do

  11. I’ve subscribed via email! I have 4 children. I’ve been putting together curriculum for the past few years. I’m really interested in using Oak Meadow this year with the kids.

  12. I would like to add that I’m looking at curriculum this year to simply the process with homeschooling multiple children at once.

  13. We have been homeschooling for years and have done both. I would love someone handing me a plan for the entire year and taking a year off from planning!

  14. I like having directions and guidance but also room for creativity
    Megan’s latest post: all in a day

  15. suscribed via emai

  16. hmmm…this is hard. I do like picking and choosing to create m y own curriculum, however, to have a strong base seems like a luxury I’m all for 😉
    Veronica’s latest post: Margaret Homfray – Sense of Touch The Auditory Sense

  17. I’ve subscribed! For me I believe curriculum is great, my twin girls keep me very busy!
    With them lots of outdoor time and nature studies added in is a must also. They went to a Waldorf Nursery and that suited them wonderfully, since it’s not an option now, Oak Meadow sounds perfect for their 1st grade year and beyond! Thanks!

  18. I like curricula, but I also like to add to them and/or subtract from them if necessary. I do not believe there is such a thing as a ‘perfect’ curriculum. Life long learning requires change.