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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.

Don’t Forget – This Ends Tomorrow!

The Build Your Bundle sale ends TOMORROW (5/30/17) at 11:59 PM EST! 

If you have been waiting and trying to figure out the best fit for your family, don’t hold off much longer. :) I know personally that it takes time to figure out the best deal for your family.

If you need some suggestions, feel free to take a peek at what our family has purchased. This year we didn’t choose the pre-assembled bundles – which was a first for me!

Buy 2 Bundles & Get 1 FREE. Click for Details!

Don’t forget the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE deal and the incredible bundle of bonuses with you receive with any purchase! You can see what we purchased HERE >>> http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/im-getting-build-bundle-2017/

Otherwise, if you already have a good idea on what you are getting – don’t wait too long! You only have a little bit of time left and the Build Your Bundle site is going to get crazy busy today and tomorrow! 

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What if You Can’t Attend a Homeschool Convention?

One of my favorite things each year is attending homeschool conventions. Over the past few years I have been fortunate to be both a speaker and attendee and several different conventions across the U.S. – speaking with Teach Them Diligently and attending the HEAV Convention in Virginia. It’s been both amazing to share my heart but also receive and listen to speakers on a variety of topics. 

But what if you can’t attend a local homeschool convention because of travel or the overall cost? If you would love to be encouraged right from a comfy chair in your own home, can I offer a solution? 

I’ve been listening to several of the sessions from the Digital Homeschool Convention, which is a part of the Build Your Bundle sale until Tuesday, May 30th. It is included in the Homeschool Helps bundle ($19.95) and features the following session topic and speakers and is normally $79.99! (p.s. I would HIGHLY recommend the sessions with Dr. Scott Turansky.) 

Homeschool Planning

Homeschooling Methods

Teaching Strategies

Special Interests

If you are interested in anything related to parenting and anger management with kids, I would also highly recommend the Parenting is Heart Work resource (normally $49.99) that is included in the Character bundle or can be added to the Build Your Own premium bundle (this is what I did!!).  

I LOVE that this resource has lifetime access. One of the things I appreciate most after attending sessions is the ability to go back and listen to talks because sometimes I hear things differently or at a much needed time! Other times I just need a refresher. 

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If you are at a point where you need a little, be sure to check out the deal happening only through Tuesday in the Homeschool Helps bundle – so many great sessions! And don’t forget the Buy 2 Bundles & Get 1 FREE option as well!! 

 

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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

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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! 

What I’m Getting From Build Your Bundle 2017 (and why)

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For the last week or so you’ve likely been hearing (and seeing) a lot about the graphics, giveaways, and heard the Build Your Bundle sale. I’ll be honest and tell you –  the first year it was held I was so very, very confused. There was a lot to wrap my brain around and by the time May rolls around, my head is full of testing and just wanting to be d.o.n.e. with all things school related. 

BUT saving money on homeschool curriculum is always enjoyable, so I kept digging, trying to fully understand, and realized how much the could really benefit our family! 

In case you are in the same boat I was and haven’t quite figured out the ins and outs of the sale, here is a QUICK look at the different options and explanations. Definitely take a peek before May 30th though – because the sale ends at midnight and then you can’t take advantage of the deals you find now! (Scroll down to see what we will be purchasing). 

Yesterday I did a little explaining on the various bundle options: pre-assembled and build your own option. You can read more about that HERE

The Bundles That Made My Basket

Curious to see what I’m purchased this year?  Here are the main things I’m focusing on. While I LOVE the pre-assembled bundles, this year I decided to go the route of building my own bundles. 

I chose 3 bundles and used the “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” option to stack up the savings. 

  • Buy 5 for $39 (with no price limit) – I added the digital homeschool convention, Brain Based Movements workshop, Parenting is Heart Work manual, U.S. Geography Games & Resources, and the Presidents online course.
  • Buy 10 for $39 ($19.99 and under) – Daily Skill Building: Vocabulary, Spelling Workbook 3, Spelling Workbook 4, Bible Memory 4 Kids, Developing a Quiet Time, Map Trek, Excavating English, The Homeschool Mother’s Prayer Journal, and The Ultimate Language Arts Cheat Sheets
  • Buy 5 for $25 ($19.99 and under) – this was my free bundle (yay!), ALL the Maestro Classics mp3s and unit study. 

There are several things that I am excited about (Brain Based Movements and the US Geography Games), so the no price cap bundle was definitely the one I wanted to get the most out of my money! In the end that bundle was valued at $324 – and I paid $39! 

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Overall though, I’m thrilled because the bulk of the products I’ll be using next year with our younger two, and I’m thinking through some co-op ideas – just mulling over things in general. The Buy 1, Get 1 Free option is honestly a GREAT deal, especially if you end up buying more – the offer extends to Buy 4, Get 2 Free…etc. There’s no cap (well, unless you buy every single bundle! :) 

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Themed Bundles

Early Learning Bundle - 85%!
There are 20 themed bundles to choose from, ranging in price from $10 to $50 and the above graphic shows what is included in the Early Learning Bundle (our ABC Mazes are included!). Save up to 94% on the pre-assembled bundles that range in topic from Early Learning through High School. There are also additional themes such as Charlotte Mason, fine arts, and more.  Here’s a look at the top five selling bundles so far: 

1. Early Learning Bundle
2. Elementary Bundle #2
3. Ellen McHenry Bundle
4. Charlotte Mason Inspired Bundle
5. Character Building Bundle  

A Handy Shopping Tool 

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This handy shopping tool will become your BFF. Trust me! Print it off and start writing down things so you can make the BEST choices for you and your family.  

Really – there is a LOT, and it is easy to get overwhelmed because of the bundle varieties. It took me quite some time to finally decide which bundles to choose. Be sure to create and account and start browsing soon though in case you need time to think! Once you create an account, it will save your cart (don’t make the same mistake I did last year and forget to log in!). 

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If you have any questions about the bundles or the sale, feel free to email and ask too! 

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My FAVORITE Homeschool Sale of the Year! (8 Days only)

The ONLY Bundle Sale Where YOU Can Choose! Save up to 96% Through 5-30-17!
If you could save up to 96% on some of your favorite resources from preschool up through high school – well, you’d jump on it, right? With many families in the midst of planning and buying homeschool curriculum for the upcoming school year, it’s helpful to see the ways in which money (and time) can be saved!

From now until May 30, 2017, the Build Your Bundle sale offers amazing savings along with well-known curriculum. It is packed full of resources for both your home and your school – a little something for everyone. 

There are SO many things in the Build Your Bundle sale that I am excited to share with you! Several of the products are ones that we have used in years past (or highly recommend), including Mystery of History, BiblioPlan, Tapestry of Grace, and my own Yearly Personal Planner. I’m planning on taking advantage of a few of the bundles myself and will be sharing my choices with you all tomorrow. 

Bundle sales can often seem overwhelming – I know! The first year of this sale, I felt completely backwards. There is so much to dig through but so many gems to find, so here’s what I recommend after you download this FREE printable shopping list

1. Look at the Pre-assembled Bundles First

Character Building Bundle - 84%!

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On top of the huge savings each of the pre-assembled bundles bring, you can save even more with the following deal. The Build Your Bundle Sale gives you some great choices – 20 pre-assembled bundles based on the ages/grades of your child or the option of putting your own bundles together. And all with some AMAZING savings.  From preschool through high school to planning for school or home, there are a wide variety of bundles you will love. 

If you buy 2 Individual Bundles you will get the 3rd one for FREE! Click here for complete details about the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE offer. This deal continues to stack too. Buy 4 and get 2 free, etc…

Take a look at the individual bundles and how much you will save:

2. Check out the Contributors 

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There are over 112 authors in this bundle and many well-known companies and bloggers. If you see a favorite, be sure to look and see what they are including in the bundle sale this year. 

3. Consider the Build Your Bundle Option

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If you’d rather mix and match individual pieces of curriculum, choose the Build Your Own Bundle option. This is one of the ways I purchased this year since there were several pieces I wanted, but they were in separate bundles. It worked out great for me (and I even used the buy 2, get 1 free deal for this option). 

While you are on the site, don’t forget to look at the the 50% off courses and memberships (those of you with high schoolers – pay attention to this one!). 

A Handy Shopping Tool 

The BIGGEST Homeschool Sale of the Year!

Hang in there! Download this handy shopping tool so you can make notes and keep track of what catches your eye! 

Now – take a deep breath and have fun looking. Really – there is a LOT, and it is easy to get overwhelmed because of the bundle varieties.  Be sure to create and account and start browsing soon though in case you need time to think! Once you create an account, it will save your cart (don’t make the same mistake I did last year and forget to log in!).

A FREE Bundle of Bonuses

Over $500 in FREE BONUSES and BIG Savings with ANY Purchase!
 

Last thing – and then I promise, I’m done! Every customer receives a big ol’ bundle of bonuses – so many great coupon codes and freebies are included (you’ll love it!). 

That’s it! Now – start saving! 

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