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Does Your Homeschool Need a Little Organizational Help?

Much of my sanity revolves around keeping things in order during our homeschool time. While one of our kids has a brain that thinks much like mine, a few others tend to move in opposite directions. One way that we have been able to track the kids studies has been through the use of a Student Planner

A few years ago our girls asked me to create a full-sized Student Planner for them. Half-sized planners just weren’t cutting it for them, so together we came up with one they both loved. Both have used the Student Planner every year since then and this year Zachary joins their ranks. 

Two choices of student planners from Homeschool Creations - help get your student on track

These planners have been a huge help to our girls in keeping their studies on track, making weekly and monthly goals, and even planning their weekends. 

The Student Planner contains :

  • 8 1/2” x 11” undated pages – use it year after year!
  • Year at a glance dates
  • Student information and schedule page
  • 12 blank monthly planning pages
  • Weekly planning pages for 8 subjects
  • Planning for every day of the week (smaller spaces for Saturday/Sunday)
  • Goals, notes, and ‘what I learned’ section
  • Tracking for books read
  • 2 layouts: August through July or January through December
  • access to a ‘buyers only’ page where optional pages will be added including additional dated covers and other pages as readers/users request.

This week only, my Student Planner bundle is included as a part of the Parenting Super Bundle

Mom Needs a Planner too…

Now while I adore our student planner very much, I also like to keep our homeschool studies in order too. The kids have a lovely planner and I wanted something pretty for myself. One of the things I’ve been working on is a paper and pen version of my homeschool planner. I’ve been using it the past two years and love it – it’s simple but pretty. Efficient. While I love my online planner, staying off my laptop during school time has been important to me. This planner makes me smile (and that’s a great thing). 

Anyway, although the planner isn’t available yet for sale on my site, I wanted to offer it to you all as a special bonus this week.  If you purchase the Parenting Super Bundle through my link this week, I would love to send you the pdf copy of my watercolor poppy Weekly Homeschool Planner for FREE. I will be offering it for sale soon at $10, and along with my Yearly Home Planner (included in the bundle), these are the two planners that help me keep my life in order – and I want to share this newest one with you. This special offer is only available until Monday, May 1st when the bundle sale ends

A few things to know about this planner: 

  • It’s undated, so you can print it each year to use again (just like my student planners). 
  • It’s colorful – not overly crazy, but subtle. Pretty makes planning fun.
  • There is plenty of room for weekly planning and also a month-at-a-glance page.
  • There is a bonus download page, which will include a few editable pages to download as well (see the link at the back of the planner for the password to use). 
  • Additional pages include field trip planning, notes, curriculum planning, yearly attendance, curriculum wish-list, read-aloud and audiobook tracking, homeschool requirements, curriculum key, and names/address – with more to come on the bonus page.

How to Get Your Copy of the Planner 


If you would like to take advantage of this offer, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Purchase a copy of the Parenting Super Bundle
  2. Email me {[email protected]} with your receipt
  3. I will send you the pdf copy! Just mention this deal and let me know.

Simply copy the below and paste it into your email (I’m all about making it easy for you):

I purchased the Parenting Super Bundle through your link, my receipt/invoice # is below. Please send me the NEW Homeschool Planner you mentioned on your site. 

I can’t wait to share this planner with you – and I know too that you will love the Parenting Super Bundle. There are so many resources to love and use in the months and years to come.

 

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p.s. Don’t forget this bundle comes with a 30 day money back guarantee – which is a lovely thing! If it isn’t all you hoped for, simply ask for a refund. 

p.p.s Not interested in purchasing the bundle but you’d like a copy of the Student Planner? Choose from the following: 

When Procrastination Pays Off – Back to School Sale!

Sometimes procrastinating (a.k.a. forgetting to order) a piece of curriculum pays off. In this case, there is one program, Visual Latin 2, that has been in my virtual cart for several weeks. 

I keep getting distracted (there may be too many tabs open on my laptop. Cough). 

Anyway, a lovely email landed in my inbox to let me know that Compass Classroom will be having a back to school sale and up to 50% off their most popular curriculum!! We LOVED using their WordUp Vocabulary a few years ago and also Visual Latin 1 for our high school age kids. 

If you – like me – forgot that one last thing, don’t miss this great chance to grab what you need from Compass Classroom and finish up your shopping! The sale runs August 2 – August 9 with no code needed. 

*NEW* WriteShop Junior Level F (Preorder Special)

WriteShop Junior Book F | Value Pack (Pre-order)

Our family has been using and loving WriteShop for years. One of the things we have been waiting for is Level F of their Junior program (for grades 5/6). And it’s finally available for pre-order!! 

WriteShop Junior Book F

WriteShop Junior is a creative writing program that appeals to many learning styles. As with all WriteShop products, Book F helps you guide students through the steps of the writing process. To keep the experience fun, each lesson includes games and activities that teach and review important writing and self-editing skills.

BOOK F VALUE PACK INCLUDES:

  • Book F Teacher’s Guide
  • Activity Pack F
  • Time-Saver Pack F
  • Junior Writer’s Notebook 2 (digital only)

To celebrate the release of the program, they have a few special deals for those pre-ordering by August 15th. 

WriteShop Junior Book F | Value Pack Pre-order Details

Save 20% THURSDAY ONLY – Online Middle & High School Classes

If you are looking for classes for middle school and high school, be sure to check out The Academy from Bright Ideas Press. For ONE DAY ONLY (Thursday, June 15th) you can save 20% off your purchase
 
 
Use code SUMMERTIME at checkout and receive 20% off your total purchase. Note: This offer is not valid on Student Newspaper and may not be combined with other offers.
 
They are offering 100+ classes for high school and middle school taught by some of the top-notch teachers in their field.  Whether you need pre-algebra or calculus, Spanish or American Sign Language,  public speaking or essay writing, Renaissance history or mythology, The Academy has you covered. And all these classes will be taught from a solidly Christian worldview.  We have loved their North Star Geography.
 
Click HERE to view the course catalog for The Academy at Bright Ideas Press. 
 
Spots are filling quickly in many of these classes, so make plans now to secure your spot on Thursday and receive 20% off.

Homeschool Giveaways, Coupon Codes, and Sales May 2017

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Below you’ll find some current homeschool or family-related sales and giveaways you might not want to miss. We all can use a good deal when it happens! 

There are some time-sensitive sales, giveaways, and goodies below, so if you are at all interested, I’d encourage you not to hold off!  

Win a full level of All About Reading!  

Our family uses All About Reading and 100% recommends it to your family. Don’t miss this fabulous giveaway from All About Learning Press – a full level of All About Reading, which includes the Teacher’s Manual and Student Packet! Giveaway ends 5-31-17, so enter now!

 

Digital Homeschool Curriculum Sale

The BIGGEST Homeschool Sale of the Year - ends 5/30/17

The Build Your Bundle Sale is truly one of my favorite homeschool sales of the year – with some big name components from Mystery of History, Tapestry of Grace, and more. You are guaranteed to find some HUGE bargains. This sale ends May 30th. You can see what we purchased HERE

Save 30% on ALL Kiwi Crate Boxes

Our kids have loved the Kiwi Crate boxes we’ve used and 30% off is a fabulous deal! Use code SUMMERTIME during checkout to save. 

Save $10 on Bright Ideas Press Academy

Bright Ideas Press is launching a new online academy and I have a $10 off coupon to share with you all! They will be offering 100+ classes for high school and middle school in core subjects–English, social studies, math, science, foreign language–and electives. We have loved their North Star Geography as well! Use the coupon code HOMESCHOOLCREATIONS to save $10 on your Academy purchase. Click HERE to view the course catalog for The Academy at Bright Ideas Press. 

Summer Art Sale from You Are An Artist

You Are An Artist has TWO different products on sale this month. If you haven’t seen their chalk pastel art tutorials, they are fabulous for kids! Both their Seashore Chalk Pastel Video Art Course and the American Landmarks ebook are greatly discounted at the moment (not sure how long this will last). 

Save 30% on Saxon Math and Saxon Phonics

 
If you are a Saxon Math or Phonics user, be sure to check out the 30% off sale at ChristianBook.com right now! Great savings and a chance to get ready for next year! 

Homeschool Coupon Codes & Sales March 2017

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Below you’ll find some current homeschool or family-related sales and giveaways you might not want to miss. We all can use a good deal when it happens! 

There are some time-sensitive sales, giveaways, and goodies below, so if you are at all interested, I’d encourage you not to hold off!  

Save up to 50% at Compass Classroom

Compass Classroom is having a spring sale from April 5-12. Save up to 50% on their site. This year we are using Visual Latin with the girls and have also used their Word Up Vocabulary – both fabulous!

Win a full level of All About Spelling!  

Our family uses All About Spelling and 100% recommends it to your family. Don’t miss this fabulous giveaway from All About Learning Press – a full level of All About Spelling, which includes the Teacher’s Manual and Student Packet! Giveaway ends 3-31-17, so enter now!

Spring Art Sale from You Are An Artist

Through Easter, save 25% on any spring or Easter products from You Are An Artist. Our family has enjoyed their chalk pastel art projects and the above pack is only $9 right now and includes twenty art projects.  

$99 for the ENTIRE What’s in the Bible series

Our family has not only enjoyed Veggie Tales, but also the What’s in the Bible series from Phil Vischer. The series includes 13 DVDs that walk your family through the entire Bible and is a 50% saving through February 27th.