Speekee Spanish for Homeschoolers :: Giveaway!!

{disclaimer ~ Speekee is a blog sponsor and has offered this giveaway to my readers.}

Speekee Giveaway

Is Spanish something that you’ve been wanting your kids to work on during their homeschool time? If you aren’t familiar with the language, it can be an overwhelming thought! Speekee Spanish is tailored especially for homeschool families and may be exactly what your family needs.

AND – as a bonus, Speekee is generously offering one of my readers a 6 month subscription to their site!

What is Speekee?

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Speekee is a comprehensive Spanish learning program​ for children ages 2-11 years old. The program includes games, videos, and online challenges that help children learn Spanish. The 40 videos that are the backbone of the program are targeted toward two age ranges: 2 to 6 and 7 to 11, so children can learn and work at their age level.  Speekee also offers a Fast Track program for homeschoolers.

    

Especially for Homeschoolers – Speekee FastTrack

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Speekee FastTrack is a 40 week plan for children ages 2-8 wishing to learn Spanish. Each week in the program provides video clips, worksheets, activities, and downloads to help children quickly understand and use Spanish.

Busy moms will LOVE that the lesson plans are already done and organized for you, allowing you time to just print and go! Just follow the directions and in just 15 minutes a day your children will be on their way to learning Spanish.

See what homeschool families have said about FastTrack.

 

See Speekee in Action

Although Speekee is not part our our homeschool curriculum, my friend Carisa from 1+1+1=1 has been using the Fast Track 40-week homeschool Spanish program with her children and has a fabulous review on her site that I would recommend reading if you would like to see the program in action.

 

How Much Does Speekee Cost?

Speekee is an online subscription service, giving you access to all of the materials with your membership. Subscriptions are available on a month-to-month basis or at a discounted rate for 6 month or yearly plans. See current prices at the bottom of this page.

A basic Speekee account is free, but has a limited access to videos and features. Full access to the site videos, games, and quizzes is included with site membership. 

 

Win 6 Months of Speekee!

One of you is going to win a 6 month membership to Speekee so your family can begin learning Spanish at home!

Use Rafflecopter to enter to win below.  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 12/22/14 at midnight. Be sure to click over to the blog to be able to see the widget if you are reading via email or RSS.

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What We Believe Curriculum (and a Giveaway)

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One of the things that we want for each of our kids is to have a strong foundation and understanding of the Christian faith. Several years ago we were introduced to Apologia’s What We Believe series, and it has been a perfect fit for our girls and prompted some great talks along the way. The curriculum has quickly become a favorite and earned a permanent spot on our homeschool shelves.

Biblical Worldview Curriculum

What We Believe Apologia

  • Who is God (And Can I Really Know Him?) introduces the concept of worldview while laying the foundational truths upon which the evangelical Christian worldview is built.
  • Who Am I (And What Am I Doing Here?) focuses on having a Biblical (and healthy!!) self-image and understanding how God sees them *Laurianna’s favorite
  • Who is My Neighbor (And Why Does He Need Me?) encourages kids to be a blessing to those around them – at home, in their community – and understand how they have gifts that can be used to help others.
  • What On Earth Can I Do helps children understand what it means to be stewards of all the blessings we have from God and how we can put him first in all that we do.

    Each of the books in the series has a textbook, notebooking journal (or junior version), coloring book, and an audio CD available and can be purchased individually. The textbook is non-consumable, so you only need to purchase additional notebooking journals for the next child to use the book (samples of the books are available from the Apologia website).

    How We’re Using the Series

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    The books in the What We Believe series is written in a style that our girls love. They include fun stories, go-along activities, and notebooking pages to work on with each lesson. Because the books are written at a fifth to sixth grade level, we waited until our girls were in the fifth grade so they could work more independently on each level.

    Our girls work through three lessons each week. When we have our weekly meeting, we review the lessons and talk about what they are studying. In addition to the main text, they work through the go-along notebooking journal and complete the questions and activities. The journals are something that I am holding on to, because I love re-reading their thoughts and answers and seeing their hearts (just makes me smile).

    Although the books are recommended for ages 6 to 14, we personally like the 5th to 6th grade range for starting the series (if working independently). For our girls this has meant that they take more time to answer the questions (rather than coming up with simple answers) and really ‘dig in’ to the study – which is exactly what we want! There are junior journaling notebooks for younger children as well if you choose to work through the series as a family and have children younger than 5th grade.  Recommended ages for the series are 6 to 14 (younger ages may require more adult assistance).

    See the What We Believe FAQ’s here.

      Win a Set for Your Family

    Apologia has graciously offered one of my readers one the four books in the series along with a notebooking journal (or junior journal)! Just follow the directions in the widget below to enter. Giveaway is open until Monday December 8th at midnight to those with a US mailing address.

    Be sure to follow Apologia Educational Ministries Inc. on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+.

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    Apologia Nativity Shoppe

    Psst!! All of the audiobooks in the What We Believe series are on sale until December 11th as a part of the Apologia Nativity Shoppe. Be sure to stop by and see the specials they have to celebrate Christmas!

    Note: We have purchased all of the What We Believe series on our own, without compensation or request to review. Apologia is offering this giveaway to my readers.

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    The Word of God CD from Seeds Family Worship

    The last two weeks our home has been filled with the Word of God playing throughout and hearts memorizing new verses. Can I tell you how much I love hearing voices singing along?

    The Word of God from Seeds Family Worship

    Seeds Family Worship recently released the CD “The Word of God” and it is FULL of songs and verses to learn together as a family. Our kids already have their favorites (and so do I). Before you think that Seeds is just your standard ‘kid music’ – let me set you straight. This is music that parents will ENJOY listening to and learning alongside your children. In our family you’ll find the albums playing all over – iPods, school room, the van, the house – literally everywhere.

    Having Scripture set to music has been such an effective way for our family to learn portions of the Bible. Seeds has been a part of our family for over four years now (I can hardly believe it’s been that long!). In the past I’ve shared our thoughts on their earlier CDs, some ABC verse flashcards I created that were largely based on the verses we’ve learned through the CDs, and ways that music has helped us learn Scripture.

    One of the main things that I love about Seeds are the lyrics which are directly from the Bible. Nothing watered down, but every word comes straight from God’s word.

    A Peek at The Word of God CD

    And the new Word of God CD? We all think that Seeds has done an amazing job. The kids and I were talking about several of the songs today and how one has a bit of an 80’s feel to it (they like that). We also love the difference in ‘tone’ between a song written specifically for boys (Act Like Men – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14) and one for girls (Woman Who Fears The Lord – Proverbs 31:30 ). Overall, the album is well-loved and is getting a lot of play time where ever we are.

    Here’s a look at the songs on The Word of God album:

    1. The Word of God – Hebrews 4:12
    2. Your Life is Hidden – Col 3:2-3 performed by Matthew West
    3. Impress Them – Deuteronomy 6:4-7
    4. Jesus Christ is Lord – Philippians 2:9-11
    5. Breathed Out – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 performed by Jared Anderson
    6. Your Word In My Heart – Psalm 119:9-11
    7. Do What It Says – James 1:22
    8. Genuine – Romans 12:9-10
    9. Act Like Men – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
    10. A Woman Who Fears The Lord – Proverbs 31:30
    11. Your Life Is Hidden – (Bonus Acoustic Version)
    12. H.E.R.O. – Philippians 2:9-11 (Bonus VBS Version)

     

    Psst – several of these songs will also be a part of the upcoming Passport to Integrity from Family Life (the makers of Passport to Purity). We may be very excited about that as well!

    If you’d like to hear a little sample, be sure to watch the below video of album’s first song, The Word of God.

     

    Feed readers can watch the full video here.

    Help Plant ‘Seeds” of God’s Word Too!

    Another thing that we love about the albums from Seeds Family Worship are the encouragement to SHARE and pass along their music. When you purchase any of their albums,  you will receive two identical full-length CDs - each in its own package and individually shrink wrapped. One album is for you and one to give away!  Seeds wants you to be a ‘seed planter’ and encourages you to pray about who God wants you to share this second album with.

    What does that mean? The $12.98 for an album is actually TWO CDs! That alone is a great deal! Order before 9/27/14 and use the code FREESHIP during checkout, and you’ll also get free shipping!

    The Power of a Song in Learning God’s Word

    Years ago, when Kaleb was just 3 years old and Seeds had first appeared in our home, we were at the park playing. He stopped on a part of the playground and didn’t want to cross a ‘shaky’ bridge made of chains because he was too scared. A few attempts were made to encourage him, but he stayed put. I turned away for a bit and suddenly heard singing.

    “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

    As he sang those words, he put one foot in front of the other and crossed the bridge – and then ran off to play. Meanwhile, I stood there bawling – because I had watched how the word of God had been implanted in his little 3-year-old heart and had been applied when needed. No prompting from me, but God’s word in action because he had listened and taken to heart those words. (Yeah, that still makes me cry thinking about it!)

    THAT is what it is all about and why we are so thankful for the work that Seeds Family Worship is doing with their music. When I tell you we love the CDs, know that we’ve purchased them for Christmas gifts, handed them out to friends and family, and 100% recommend each and every song!

     

     

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    Giveaway – Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum

    Earlier this year I shared about our time using the Friends and Heroes homeschool curriculum, an animated children’s adventure program that is more than just Bible videos. Their program features unit studies for children ages 7 to 11 based around the the video series that are both educational and fun for kids.

    Friends and Heroes sale

    Until August 15, 2014, they have several specials going on, just in time for those of you that are wrapping up your homeschool curriculum choices for the upcoming year:

     

    Friends and Heroes is also providing a Homeschool Unit Study 1 for one of my readers! To enter, simply follow the instruction in the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open until Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:59pm. Feel free to pin the graphic above and share with your friends!

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    $100 Giveaway for the Upcoming Build Your Bundle Sale

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

    In just a few short weeks, from July 21-28, 2014, the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition will be available. When the sale does go live – be ready!! For that one week, you can save up to 92% on bestselling homeschooling products that you know and love!

    Although the sale isn’t quite ready to start, you can  enter to win $100 towards your purchase to use when the sale goes live on 7-21-14! Enter now through 11:59PM EST on 7-20-14.

    Enter to win $100 towards your purchase at Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale! One Week only - July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

    Not interested in entering the giveaway, but you want to be reminded when the sale goes live? They will send you a reminder email! Click here and enter your email address and click "Remind Me!"

     


    What is the "Build Your Bundle" – Homeschool Edition Sale?

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

    I’m really excited about the upcoming Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition and think that you will be too. There are some GREAT products in the bundles (you’ll have to wait until July 21st to see!), but they include many well known publishers and products that are on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!

    Unlike other bundle sales, the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition is a new concept that allows you to pick and choose what you want to purchase ~ all at a MASSIVE discount of up to 90% off!


     


    Want a Sneak Peek at the Bundles?

    Curious to see what will be offered in the bundles? There will be seven prepackaged bundles to choose from as well as the option to create your own and save BIG on many well-known homeschool products. The actual products included will be revealed on July 21, 2014, but here’s a little something to get you excited!

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Tots & Preschoolers Bundle

    Teach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!

    This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!

     

    Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Bundle Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

    Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math, science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources.

    Your children will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor these first days of discovery!

     

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Elementary: 4-6th Bundle

    Your 4th-6th graders will develop foundational skills and gain insight into the ancient world using the comprehensive collection of resources found in our 4th-6th Grade Bundle.

    This bundle features both a science curriculum and a creative writing course from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks. You will get a popular curriculum that has a blend of history, geography, and art. Also included: Math, Bible, handwriting and copywork resources, writing guides, timeline cards, ancient history notebooking pages, creative writing for both boys and girls, and an editable weekly homeschool planner for Mom!

     

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Middle School Bundle

    Your middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic excellence using our Middle School Bundle.

    This bundle features a full language arts curriculum and two science curricula, one from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, as well as a complete geography and history curriculum, a popular history timeline/book of centuries, Renaissance and Reformation notebooking pages, a classical music curriculum and famous composers notebooking pages, and a creative writing collection that even “non-writers” will love!

     

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Bundle for High Schoolers

    Your high school students will develop academic mastery and intellectual maturity using our High School Bundle.

    This bundle features a New Testament Bible curriculum, an introduction to psychology, a full year of math curriculum, resources for world history and geography, philosophy, home economics, college prep, grammar, a creative writing collection that even "non-writers" will love, an anatomy science unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, and more! You will receive enough materials for a full year of high school!

     

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Charlotte Mason Bundle

    Amazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle! This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry, and a variety of "extras" just for mom!

    Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value all by itself) of great, classic audio books! This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources your family will love!

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Bundle Just for Moms!

    Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!). Whip your home into shape and train your children to do their chores effectively using a popular book "chores program".

    This bundle brims with useful tools to help you bring calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!

     

    Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!"Build Your Own" Bundles

    Our "Build Your Own" bundles offer you the opportunity to select a certain number of products with a retail price of $19.99 or less for up to 80% off! We have MANY items to choose from, including Cathy Duffy Top 100 Picks!

    When you purchase a combination of any 2 "Build Your Own" bundles, you will get the 3rd one at 50% off!

     

    Ways to Save Big

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