August 20, 2014

2014 Back To Homeschool Giveaway with Hip Homeschool Moms

Have you seen the 2014 Back To Homeschool Giveaway with Hip Homeschool Moms?

Friends, this is one giveaway that you do not want to miss! It takes place over seven days (August 18-24, 2014) and includes almost $40,000 in giveaways! Wow! 

I am blessed to serve as a Contributing Writer for Hip Homeschool Moms. This lovely group of bloggers brings fresh and encouraging content daily to encourage you in your homeschooling adventure!

Be sure you check each day for the new giveaway. You will want to enter all of them!

Monday (Math and Science)

  •     A+ Interactive Math
  •     Apologia
  •     Berean Builders
  •     BJU Press
  •     GiantMicrobes
  •     Knowledge Box Central
  •     Master Books
  •     Math Mammoth
  •     Math-U-See
  •     Mr. Science Teacher
  •     Red Wagon
  •     Shining Dawn Books
  •     Singapore Math
  •     Westfield Studios (The 101 series)
Enter Here! Math/Science Giveaway

Tuesday (Language Arts)

  •     All About Learning Press
  •     Analytical Grammar
  •     BJU Press
  •     Brave Writer
  •     Classes By Beth
  •     Classical Academic Press
  •     HEP Bookstore / Journey Through Time
  •     Home School Adventure Co
  •     Homeschool Copywork
  •     IEW
  •     Memoria Press
  •     Schola Publications (The Latin Road/The Phonics Road)
  •     Sight and Sound Reading
  •     Spelling-You-See
  •     Write-On Handwriting
  •     Writing With Sharon Watson
Enter Here! Language Arts Giveaway

Wednesday (History/Geography)

  •     BiblioPlan
  •     BJU Press
  •     Geography Matters
  •     Home School In the Woods
  •     TRISMS
  •     TruthQuest
  •     Bright Ideas Press
  •     Founders Academy
  •     Home School Adventure Co
  •     Master Books
  •     Veritas Press
Enter Here! History/Geography Giveaway

Thursday  (Art, Bible, Foreign Languages, and other Electives)

  •     Grapevine Studies
  •     Apologia
  •     ArtAchieve
  •     Classical Academic Press
  •     Foreign Languages For Kids By Kids
  •     Middlebury Interactive
  •     Music 4 Little Learners
  •     Music Wizard
  •     Schola Publications (The Latin Road/The Phonics Road)
  •     See the Light
  •     Compass Classroom
  •     Diana Waring Presents
  •     Home Art Studio
  •     Homeschool Programming
  •     Master Books
  •     Rosie’s Doll Clothes

Friday (Home and Family)

  •     Apologia
  •     Balleness Online Dance Studio
  •     Beeyoutiful
  •     Dish Dish
  •     Educents
  •     Emeals
  •     HEDUA
  •     Home Run Meals
  •     iHomeschool Network
  •     Jamberry
  •     Jewelry by Darryl
  •     Lamp Post
  •     Mardel
  •     Memoria Press
  •     Montessori Services
  •     My Homeschool Grades
  •     Notgrass
  •     Seeds Family Worship
  •     Teach Them Diligently Convention
  •     The Food Prepper
  •     The Handcrafted Homestead
  •     The Natural Homeschool
  •     The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
  •     We Choose Virtues

Saturday  (unit studies, complete curriculum packages, and other curriculum)

  •     A Journey Through Learning
  •     Adventures in Childrearing
  •     Blue Manor Education
  •     Currclick
  •     Girls of American History
  •     Homeschool Legacy
  •     KidThink
  •     Kidzmet
  •     Kindergarten Complete
  •     Little Passports
  •     Magical Voice Productions
  •     Memoria Press
  •     Oak Meadow
  •     Skrafty Homeschool Minecraft
  •     Standard Deviants Accelerate
  •     The Homegrown Preschooler

Sunday (for the love of books/building your homeschool library)

  •     Apologia
  •     Blue Manor Education
  •     Books of the Gardener
  •     CAN Network
  •     Children of Angels
  •     Circle C Adventures
  •     Gallopade
  •     Natural Beach Living
  •     Piecing Together the High School Puzzle
  •     Taryn Hayes
  •     Tyndale House
Isn't this an amazing line-up of homeschool companies?

Be sure to follow Hip Homeschool Moms and enter each day to win! I will post the new link each day here at The Homeschool Marm.


June 21, 2014

{Giveaway} Diana and Friends Experience History Through Music Giveaway ($700+ Value!)

Friends, I am so excited to share this giveaway with you! I have joined up with the launch team for Diana Waring's upcoming release of Experience History Through Music to share this amazing giveaway!

Diana is a personal friend of mine and she is such a blessing and encouragement! We are huge fans of her resources and use them daily in our homeschooling studies. Briyah is currently working through Romans, Reformers, and Revolutionaries and absolutely loves this multi-disciplinary curriculum! This coming fall we begin our journey through World Empires, World Missions, and World Wars.

I will share more soon about her new release of Experience History Through Music! Stay tuned for my upcoming review. For now, hurry along and enter this fabulous giveaway!

Diana and Friends Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Experience History Through Music, I am joining members of the Diana Waring Launch Team for an amazing giveaway. Friends of Diana have joined in and as you can see, someone's homeschool is going to be greatly blessed!  Here's what you could win! 

From Diana Waring Presents

american history -- never this funExperience History Through Music - set of 3 books with CDs ($50/set) Diana Waring Presents is about to bring back into print the BEST folk music you have ever heard, combined with the fascinating stories they represent in American history!   The Experience Music Through Historyseries includes: America - Heart of a New Nation, Westward Ho! - Heart of the Old West  and Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The musicians are amazing, every instrument is real, lots of great vocalists, and more toe-tapping music than you can imagine! The books tell the stories behind the songs.  Together, they bring American history to life through it's music!!With fascinating history books and toe-tapping folk music CDs, American history has NEVER been this fun!


Encouragement for Homeschool Moms Collection ($25) Every mom needs that word of encouragement from someone who has been there, who has grownup children and can speak with assurance about the journey. Homeschool moms have an extra portion of the journey to navigate, and often wish for an extra voice that will offer direction but without nagging or prodding. Diana Waring has that voice.

From A Journey Through Learning

Logo New 300 trans$50 Gift Certificate $50 to spend in the A Journey Through Learning store, applicable toward any digital download purchase.

From Homeschool Legacy

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Westward Ho! Part I ($19.95) Load up your wagon! Discover the extraordinary times of adventurous frontiersmen and brave pioneers as you travel cross-country along the Erie Canal,  Oregon Trail, and even “remember the Alamo” in Westward Ho Part I.  

Westward Ho! Part II ($19.95) Continue the exciting saga begun in Westward Ho! Part I as you journey with the forty-niners, ride the rails of the Transcontinental Railroad, experience life on the prairie, and discover the exciting era of cowboys and cattle drives in Westward Ho! Part II.


From Knowledge Quest Maps

HardcoverCD_ecover_croppedMap Trek: Atlas and Outline Maps of World History ($55) Map Trek is a historical atlas plus outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any homeschool parent can use with brilliant success, even if you don't remember a thing from your history or geography classes in public school.

From Home School Adventure Co. 

PAPS-R-96dpi shadowPhilosophy Adventure™ Digital Download ($39.95) Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.

From Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom and Real Life Press)

fpf3-bundle-covers-180x180Firmly Planted Family Devotional Digital Volume 3 ($39) The Firmly Planted Family Series is divided into ten-week studies and is your key to making sense of the Bible—even if you’re learning right along with your children. Each lesson provides a core idea, a simple narrative, memory verses and discussion questions for children of all ages. And the companion student workbook is filled with age-appropriate, full-color, reproducible activities for children of any age!

From Raising Real Men

My-Beloved-and-My-Friend-Cover-Border-201x300RRM-Mom-Dad-300x295Free Registration to Boyhood Boot Camp or Boot Camp 9-12 LIVE webinar series (winner's choice) plus Mom & Dad Special Raising Real Men (Book for Mom to read in the bathroom + AudioBook for Dad to listen to on the commute) ($62-69) Free Registration for Marriage Retreat Online plus His & Hers Special of My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses (book + audiobook), ($65)

From Institute for Excellence in Writing


$50 Gift Certificate $50 to spend in the IEW store, applicable toward any purchase.

From The Old Schoolhouse Magazine ($139) A one year membership to the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Nearly 100 classes for Pre-K to High School, taught by expert teachers, and lots of extras including the Schoolhouse Planners, Schoolhouse Expos, monthly free ebook downloads and more.   

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 2014 Print Book ($15) Be encouraged, enlightened, and educated with the all new 2014 Annual Print Book published by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.You’ll get a year’s worth of homeschool support in almost 300 pages in this full color one-of-a-kind print magazine for homeschoolers, by homeschoolers. This is a magazine you’ll refer to again and again.

From Writing with Sharon Watson

69276_1454187188126914_157492202_nthe-power-in-your-hands-front-coverThe Power in Your Hands ($53.96) With The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School, they’ll learn what they need to know for high school and will be prepared for college writing. Writing Fiction [in High School] ($35) Are you raising the next C. S. Lewis or Jane Austen? Help your students develop their fiction-writing talents with Writing Fiction [In High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life .

 To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below. Residents of the U.S., age 18 and older only. Other Terms and Conditions can be found in the Rafflecopter.

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May 31, 2014

{Review} Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue

Recently, I had the honor of meeting the delightful Kathie Morrissey of The Character Corner at the Fort Wayne Home Schools Expo. My family managed the Diana Waring Presents booth next to Kathie's booth. We were able to spend some time chatting about her new character curriculum for preschool and elementary students.

Little Lads and Ladies of Virtues is a unique character training curriculum that provides 24 weeks of lessons for preschool and elementary children (approximately age 4-8). The lessons are structured in a 5 day format and require very little preparation time.

Little Lads and Ladies of Virtues covers 24 character traits:
  • Attentiveness
  • Contentment
  • Courage
  • Deference
  • Diligence
  • Faithfulness
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude
  • Helpfulness
  • Humility
  • Initiative 
  • Joyfulness
  • Kindness
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Obedience
  • Orderliness
  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Control
  • Truthfulness
  • Virtue
  • Wisdom
The weekly lessons for each character trait includes:
  • Character trait definition
  • Memory verse
  • 3 "I Will" statements for practical application
  • Daily lesson scripts and prayers
  • Game ideas
  • Coloring pages
  • Reward chart
  • Character badges

This curriculum is quite flexible! You can structure it so that you cover 24 weeks of character traits in a 6 month period or you can spread it out over the course of a year. Each daily lesson takes approximately 15 minutes and you can expand with additional review or games.

A Copywork resource is available for elementary students. This resource allows the student to copy the character trait definition, memory verse, and "I Will" statements. Copywork provides a helpful review and reinforcement of the weekly character trait.

Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue can be used in a homeschool, preschool, daycare, Sunday School, or other group setting. The lessons can be used individually, but many of the games work well with a group of students. Kathie Morrissey has created an easy-to-use resource that enables families to teaching character concepts to their children with ease.

Product Details: 
Title: Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue
Author: Kathie Morrissey
Publisher: The Character Corner 
Price: E-Book ($9); Copywork* ($5); E-Book and Copywork* ($12)
*All products are digital downloads.

Publisher's Description:
You can never start training your kids in character too early!  The first five years are the most formative years, so it’s the BEST time to start teaching and training them to have Godly character.

This book provides you with 6 months of character lessons, that require very minimal preparation.  24 character qualities are taught, with a week of lessons for each of the traits.  Provided in the lessons are a definition for the trait, a memory verse3 “I WILL” statements that relate to applying the character quality in their daily life,   games, object lessons, or role play, and a prayer for the child to pray about applying what they have learned.  There is also a coloring page for each lesson. Included is a reward chart with a picture for them to color, and space to display the character badges that they earn each week.

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