Giveaway: Curriculum Package from Oak Meadow

This giveaway has ended. Check back on Saturday, December 4 for the winner!

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

Today I’m giving away a complete curriculum package (valued at over $300) from Oak Meadow Curriculum and School. Oak Meadow has offered innovative, creative, and independent learning materials for homeschooling families around the world for over 35 years.

I wasn’t actively looking for a new curriculum for our family, but back in the summer when I had the chance to review Oak Meadow’s First Grade Program I truly felt drawn to their approach.

For today’s giveaway Oak Meadow generously sent me their Kindergarten program to review, and I’ve been using it with my kids for five weeks now. It meets a real need that I didn’t even realize was lacking in our homeschool–the need for creativity.

Learn more about Oak Meadow and how to win.

Oak Meadow’s Kindergarten package includes the Kindergarten syllabus, a book of Kindergarten Fairy Tales, and the First Book of Crafts. The syllabus is broken down into 36 weeks and offers a plethora of activity suggestions covering a range of subjects: circle time, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, music & movement, and crafts.

I love its ease of use–at the end of the week I just read through the syllabus, mark down which activities I want to do, and we’re ready to go the following Monday.

The best word I can think of to describe my family’s experience with Oak Meadow is FUN! The arts and crafts, an integral part of the program during the early years, are simple to complete and use easy-to-find supplies.

I also appreciate the gentle introduction to academic learning within the Oak Meadow programs. They respect the natural development of a child and don’t rush straight into boring worksheets. Instead, the child’s spirit of curiosity is kindled and ignited.

In what other curriculum do you get to make A’s out of bread dough during your school day?

Oak Meadow offers complete curriculum packages from PreK through 12th Grade, which you can purchase and use at home with your children. They also offer an enrollment option in their accredited distance learning school. This allows students to receive full academic credit and transcripts for their work at home–as well as the support of an experienced teacher.

I loved reading through Oak Meadow’s educational philosophy, which centers around meeting academic standards, involving the whole child, supporting a child’s natural development, adapting to each child’s unique learning style, and creating a caring, supportive relationship.

From a personal standpoint, I feel grateful to have discovered Oak Meadow. From a professional standpoint, I believe many of you would also find their imaginative, holistic approach a positive addition to your home.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a complete Oak Meadow grade level package of your choice, including all curriculum materials and readers (excluding the craft kit)!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Does bringing creativity into your family’s life come naturally to you, or do you have to work at it?

2. For an extra entry, “like” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. — you can use the provided buttons below. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

Oak Meadow:

Simple Homeschool:

This giveaway will end tonight, Wednesday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

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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.

Comments

  1. Kendra says:

    I have to work at creativity. I tend to start projects and not complete them.

  2. Kendra says:

    I like you both on Facebook.

  3. Sandi says:

    I am not very creative so I have learned to borrow ideas from others.

  4. liza says:

    Creativity does not come naturally to me, but but does to my eight y.o.
    I have to buy her materials, and then get out of her way.
    If we won this curriculum, she would be the one paging through it, choosing projects.

  5. Mandi Bozarth says:

    Creativity comes naturally around here. I have four little ones — a kindergartner, a three year old, and twin two year olds. So all of our lesson plans have to be creative. I try to get everyone involved on some level in at least one lesson a day. That means the idea or task has to be changed to fit each child. Luckily, they usually have ideas of their own to help me out.

  6. Gayle K. says:

    I grew up with an art teacher for a mom, so creativity has always been a part of my life. Now that I’m a parent, I love doing creative things with my girls, but it’s sometimes a challenge to find ways to bring creativity into our every day.

  7. cheryl says:

    It comes pretty naturally for the most part. I have a harder time with math type stuff. ;o)

  8. cheryl says:

    I’ve “liked” both things on fb.

  9. Eileen says:

    Although I like to do crafts and other creative projects, I’m finding I have a hard time incorporating them into our homeschool day and coming up with age appropriate activities.

  10. Amy says:

    I have to work at creativity. I’m a study in inertia… an object at rest tends to stay at rest…

  11. Tina says:

    Creativity comes fairly naturally and I love the fun it brings into our days.

  12. Tina says:

    I like you both on facebook.

  13. Sara says:

    The creativity comes naturally, the cleanup… not so much.

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