Saturday, September 27, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - 2 Paper Freebies!

Today I am offering you 2 scrapbooking freebies as homeschool freebies, because I love to use these papers, elements, and even the alphabets in my lapbooks, notebook covers and dividers, and book report and notebooking pages!

The first one is a brand new seasonal kit freebie from Dandelion Dust Designs.  I don't celebrate Hallowe'en and I know a lot of my readers do not, either, but I love the papers and the pumpkin and flower elements in here for seasonal pages.  I think I may use that tree for some family tree pages.


Download this FREE mini-kit on DDD's Facebook Page!


The second freebie today is from My Memories.  I absolutely love these papers!  Sign up for the My Memories newsletter to receive a freebie like this one every Friday!


Happy homeschooling/scrapping!  :-)



Friday, September 26, 2014

TpT SPECIAL


Special Download available now on Teachers Pay Teachers!
$5.00 for all THREE books!

This package offers 3 full products for hours of Halloween fun. These products are not only fun, they are educational.

Bats, bats, bats! Lapbook - They may be spooky, creepy, and mysterious, but surprisingly, they hardly ever go "bump" in the night! In fact, they could be helping you more than you know. Separate the fact from the myth about these fascinating creatures in Bats, Bats, Bats! by Debra Haagen! Includes a complete Study Guide and all booklet templates. Designed for K-8th grade students.

The History of Halloween- This lapbook is NOT all about things that go bump in the night. This product was designed to study the actual history of Halloween, how and where it started, and the cultural lessons to be learned through its journey through the centuries, and the cultural changes that made it into what it is today.

BONUS: Halloween Activity Book- This activity book includes coloring, math, language arts, Bingo, critical thinking, and more! This product was designed for K-5th grade students but could easily be used for other levels as well.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - 3 "Ancient" Freebies

I have three FREEBIES for you today - two lapbook cover pages and one sample -
all from the ancient world.  


Ancient Egypt comes alive when you include a hands-on tool for your students. Create booklets to place inside the lapbook folders, and improve retention of the information. Includes a Study Guide that can be used for teaching the topic. This product can stand alone or be used as a supplement to any other history curriculum. Depending on the maturity level of the child and the parent involvement, this product could be used with K-8th grade, and it is easy to alter for upper and lower grades. This product is available in the following formats: ebook, CD, printed/bound, and pre-assembled.




Ancient Greece comes alive when you include a hands-on tool for your students. Create booklets to place inside the lapbook folders, and improve retention of the information. Includes a Study Guide that can be used for teaching the topic. This product can stand alone or be used as a supplement to any other history curriculum. Depending on the maturity level of the child and the parent involvement, this product could be used with K-8th grade, and it is easy to alter for upper and lower grades. This product is available in the following formats: ebook, CD, printed/bound, and pre-assembled.



AND A BRAND NEW PRODUCT:


What was life like in Ancient China?  How was it different from our own lives?  What did they wear?  What did they eat?  What were some famous Chinese inventions?  Find the answers as you follow the included complete Study Guide and create a 3-folder lapbook. All information, instructions, and templates are included. Designed for 3rd – 6rd grade, but easily adapted for upper or lower grade levels.




Also Available:





Also Mini-Lapbooks, Notebooking Pages, etc.








Monday, September 22, 2014

New Share the Memories Freebie


Aren't those pandas adorable?

Click image to go to download.

Available FREE until: 
September 28


30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - More American Girl Lapbook Samples


Reading together and creating a lapbook for the American Girl series is such a wonderful mother daughter project. This Lapbook goes along with The American Girl book Meet Felicity. Create a keepsake that will last  for years to come while exploring this fascinating period of history.

All instructions are included.




More American Girl lapbooks (free samples available at below links):








   Meet Josefina Lapbook coming soon!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - History of Hallowe'en Sample


Do you celebrate, or have any activities for, Hallowe'en in your house?  For many people, this can be a difficult decision.  Whether you have made this decision for your family or not, it may be helpful to understand the history behind Hallowe'en.  This lapbook and unit study by Candie Donner does not offer any resolution as to whether or not the day should be celebrated, but it does present the facts behind the present-day celebrations and activities.


30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - School Express

Today's freebie is a resource from which you may download two freebies each month.  Sign up for the School Express newsletter, and you will receive a newsletter with a free unit study for immediate download the first and third Sunday of each month!

Friday, September 19, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Coupon for a Free Lapbook

Knowledge Box Central

Have you been enjoying the Knowledge Box Central samples I've been posting this month?  Is there a lapbook you'd like to try in its entirety?  Well, here's your chance!  Sign up for the Knowledge Box Central newsletter here (widget on the left hand side), and you will receive a $5 coupon off your first order!  (Hint:  Most of the lapbook ebooks are $5 each!!!)

Try any of my lapbooks below, or any other KBC lapbook.  See how much fun you have!














Happy Lapbooking!  :-)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - 3-D Hand Print


Today's FREEBIE is an idea that is fun for multiple ages - drawing your own hand in 3-D!

The one on the bottom is our attempt.  The one on top is from the tutorial - it's a little better!
See the how-to and more examples at http://telebrico.weebly.com/3-d-hands.html.

For this scrapbook page, I used the fun hands and other papers and elements from Dandelion Dust Designs' new kit, "Art Studio."  Find the kit on SALE for a limited time at ScrapTakeout.


Happy arts-n-crafting!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this kit in exchange for a layout.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days: The Power of the Holy Spirit

I would like to re-post a freebie that I shared in August, but I shared it as part of a larger discussion about the movie The Holy Spirit.  This is a fantastic resource, and I want to make sure that everyone sees it even if they did not read that lengthy post.

In the four volumes of The Power of the Holy Spirit, Don DeWelt takes an in-depth look into every reference to the Holy Spirit in the Bible.  If you are looking for an educated, in-depth, completely Biblical study on the Holy Spirit, or if you are looking for some theological reading for your high schoolers, this is the best resource on the Holy Spirit, apart from the Bible itself, that I have found.

Now, College Press is offering ALL FOUR COMPLETE VOLUMES as PDF downloads, along with four volumes of Personal Worship by Don DeWelt and two books by Herbert Casteel.  All 10 titles as completely free downloads.

Go to http://www.collegepress.com/storefront/node/242 for these 10 FREE books.


Happy Reading!  :-)

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Seasons Sample


The changing of seasons is one of the most fun times in school, I think.  I love changing the decorations, having seasonal lessons and seasonal foods, and learning about the holidays coming up.

In this Exploring the Seasons Package, you can get FOUR Lapbooks for ONE low price!  This package includes 244 PAGES of fun!  Includes the following products:  All About Autumn Lapbook, Splendid Spring Lapbook, Sunny Summer Lapbook, and Wonders of Winter Lapbook. Each Lapbook includes a COMPLETE Study Guide, with easy to follow instructions and templates.  Explore all 4 beautiful seasons as you create these beautiful lapbooks. 


Two weeks ago, I shared a free sample from my Harvest on the Farm lapbook and study guide.  You can find that post here.

Now, for a limited time, you can get a fantastic deal on the Exploring the Seasons Package, with Harvest on the Farm as a BONUS book, at Educents!  Go check it out!


Exploring the Seasons Lapbook Bundle

Knowledge Box Central
Discount 60% OFF!
Value $25.00
Price $10.00
Limited Time Only!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014



Exploring the Seasons Lapbook Bundle

Knowledge Box Central
DISCOUNT60% OFF!
 
VALUE$25.00
 
PRICE$10.00

Back later with your freebie!  :-)


Monday, September 15, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Classical Composers Monthly - Jazz Composers

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I have always loved music, but in the last couple of years, my kids have really delved into that love of music with me.  They've gone from thinking the little kids' songs I play are cute and participating in my children's play at church to having a real appreciation of all kinds of music on their own.  The older ones each play two instruments and are active in several music groups.

Along with this transition I've been teaching them more about music in homeschool.  A fantastic resource for learning about different types of music and different composers is Classical Composers Monthly.  This month we've had the opportunity to review the Jazz Composers unit.  I have found the website to be a great interactive way to study a unit.  I received links on 15 Jazz composers to study:  Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Cab Calloway, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles, and Thelonious Monk.  What a great hall of fame!  For each artist, there is a picture, a short bio, and links to further information, games and puzzles, and samples of music he composed.

Now that I have the Jazz Composers in my Classical Composers Monthly account, it will remain there. I can come back to it later to review, teach my younger kids the lesson again, or to listen to the music samples.  I can purchase other collections on Classical Composers (as the name suggests), or even fine artists or inventors.  There is a wealth of information on the site.

If you would like to try out Classical Composers Monthly, you can try out a unit of Duke Ellington from the Jazz Composers, or several other artists, FREE.  Just sign up for information at Classical Composers Monthly.

Happy homeschooling!

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30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Bats, Bats, Bats! Sample


Fall is in the air and it is time for some fun fall lapbooks!  

They may be spooky, creepy, and mysterious, but surprisingly, they hardly ever go "bump" in the night!  In fact, they could be helping you more than you know.  Separate the fact from the myth about these fascinating creatures in Bats, Bats, Bats! by Debra Haagen!  Includes a complete Study Guide and all booklet templates.  Designed for K-8th grade students.



Happy Lapbooking!  :-)

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Fruit of the Spirit Sample


The Bible uses great imagery to teach God's truths.  Children and adults use familiar imagery to understand and remember these truths.  Teach your children about the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 using the fun fruit images in our Fruit of the Spirit Lapbook and Study Guide.



Happy Lapbooking!  :-)

Friday, September 12, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - 9/11 Remembrance

I am so sorry that I did not get the freebie up in time for yesterday.  9/11 Remembrance Day is so important, and while it is fresh in the minds of those of us who are adults, many of the students we are homeschooling now were very young or not even born in 2001, and they do not remember.

My favorite book for this occasion - to remind and to teach my children about the great tragedy that took so many lives, including the father of one of my son's best friends, as well as to tell them how our country came together in the face of the tragedy and how God protected us - is The Little Chapel That Stood.


See the author, A.B. Curtiss, reading the book on a free video at http://www.abcurtiss.com/chapel_abcurtiss.html.

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Flyby Review and Dolphin Tale 2 Giveaway AND Freebie!


I am sure you've seen the buzz about Dolphin Tale 2, which opens today!

I am so excited about this movie - everyone go see it!!!

Then check out the FREE homeschool curriculum that goes with the movie!

I have reviewed several curriculums that accompany movies.  This is a great way to give the kids a fun break from the norm, while still making sure they are learning lots.  If you can use a new movie that just came out, the kids are even more excited!

The Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum is fabulous.  More than just discussing questions and answers about the movie itself, it delves into a whole unit about dolphins.  Each lesson has an accompanying video and is short enough that I don't feel overwhelmed.  Experiments and PDF science lessons are included and are packed with information.


Also, leave a comment below or on my Facebook page to be entered into the drawing for this fun Dolphin Tale 2 Promo Pack!



Check out the movie and homeschooling information below:

Official Movie Website: http://www.dolphintale2.com
Twitter: @dolphintale
Watch and share the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMDymk_gx3A

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is  subject to eligibility verification.”





Another Share the Memories Freebie!


One more Share the Memories Freebie!

Clicking on image will take you to download.

Available until Sept 14.

Happy Scrapping!  :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days - Theory of Intelligent Design for High School

LetsHSHS.com High School Homeschool Blog Hop
Today I am offering a high school freebie as part of my 30 Days series and also as part of the Homeschool High School Blog Hop.

Think lapbooking is just for the younger kids?  While my girls (who love scrapbooking) may continue lapbooking until college, my son was over it when he was about 10!

That is why we have "lapbook journaling" for the older students.  Knowledge Box Central's lapbook journals include notebooking pages and a study guide.  There are lapbook mini-books that a student may choose to include on the pages, or your student may choose to just take notes on the pages without breaking out the scissors and glue stick!  The decorated subject-oriented pages make note-taking a bit more fun and help the students to remember the subject material.


NOTE:  The sample contains the popular dinosaur puzzle mini-lapbook that younger children may enjoy as well!


Find the full Theory of Intelligent Design Lapbook Journal by clicking image below.  The unit study can be done in 1-6 weeks, depending upon how in-depth you want your study to be.  There are options at the end for using additional suggested resources to make this a one-semester study for one-half of a high school science credit.


If a man is walking through the woods and finds a perfectly-functioning pocket watch lying on a stump, does he assume that the random forces of nature placed all of the parts together in exactly the right places to form a sophisticated time-piece, or does he assume that a clock-maker has passed that way before?  This question, posed by natural theologian William Paley circa 1802, has led to the modern study of intelligent design.  What is the study of intelligent design?  Where can a student find resources to understand this subject?
This Lapbook Journal combines journaling with lapbooking to help your student create a notebook that shows a true understanding of this subject.  Written by a homeschool mother, it includes an extensive Study Guide on the most up-to-date research, as well as a journaling section and a section to make optional lapbook pages.  Each section includes suggested resources for further study, and there are links to videos and websites to further enhance learning.  Use for a few weeks to get a general overview of the study of intelligent design, or spend 50 class hours completing all sections and some suggested further resources for a one-half high school credit in Science.
This Lapbook was designed for 6th-12th grade students, but younger students may enjoy the challenge as well.  Please also check out our Theory of Intelligent Design Lapbook, designed for K-8th grade students. BOTH of these products use the SAME Study Guide so that your entire family may study this fascinating subject together.

Happy Notebooking!  :-)


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days! (Freebie at the bottom)


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