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Weekend Links: Giveaways, Sales, and Deals

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There are some VERY time-sensitive offers below, so be sure to check them out if you are interested! 

Here are a few links that may help you out as you wrap up your school year: 

Last Chance for a Notebooking Page Membership

March 31st is the LAST DAY to purchase a Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership and/or individual Notebooking Pages products.

 

Win a FULL LEVEL of All About Reading!  

Our family has used both spelling and reading from All About Learning Press and 100% recommends it to your family. Don’t miss this fabulous giveaway from All About Learning Press – a full level of reading (you choose the level)! Giveaway ends 3-31-19, so enter now!

 

Chalk Pastels Spring Sale

Put a little art into your homeschool day with the You Are An Artist spring sale. Chalk pastels are one of the most forgiving art forms – we have had so much fun with them!! Sale ends April 7, 2019.

 

FREE Drag Race Activity

Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!

Mark Your Calendars


Compass Classroom is planning a BIG sale from April 3-10 where you can save up to 50% on various curriculum. We’ve used several of their products and love (and recommend) them. 

Featured Sponsors

Take a peek inside the monthly kit from Ivy Kids focused on the book Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly! Save 20% on your first literature kit with code IVY20. You all – these kits are FABULOUS and so much fun for kids to work through!

Join their monthly subscription and they will send you an activity box each month with a brand new book and all the activities to go along. 

I See, I Spell, I Learn is having some great sales on their website at the moment. If you are looking for learning resources to help with sight words, phonics, and spelling, be sure to check out their site. We’ll be sharing a review of several of their products shortly, so stay tuned! 

Additional Freebies, Sales and Giveaways 

October 2019 Personal Planner – FREE Printable

We just returned from a weekend camping trip and I so wish it could have been a little longer. The weather was amazingly gorgeous (there has been SO MUCH RAIN this summer) and we really couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. And honestly, it was a much needed time together as a family. 

Our household projects – well, they are moving a little slowly! We have plans to repaint the schoolroom, but the green paint requires a layer of primer first and below is literally how far we’ve gotten since we’ve had a lot of other stuff going on. 

It will get done, but there are so many other things to do in the mean time…so it sits and waits.

Swim season is back in full swing and McKenna’s musical practices are keeping us busy on weekends as well. At the rate we’re going, life looks to be opening up in January. 

If you’d like to lay out your upcoming month along with me, I have a free download of my October 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  If you like them, grab the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner and get a jump on planning the next few months. 

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite pens (the convenience of pencils, but erasable ink!).

Take a video tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XDM7yu9BA&t=31s

 

October 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the October 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into November. 

By the way, if you like using pen, but are prone to making mistakes (like me), GO BUY YOURSELF A SET OF THESE PENS (referral link). They are not only pretty, but they are erasable! And don’t ask how many sets I have, ok? 

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Please note: the left facing page for the weekly layout is a little different in the free monthly download. Lots of great planning space, but the full planner includes a few different options for that page – just a little bonus for those who purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Love the planner layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now? 

Purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner for $4.99!

The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2020. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner.

Be sure to check out our undated student planner and weekly homeschool planner (with editable pages) now available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

Have a Little Poetry Fun with Your Kids!

Poetry is one of those areas that I’ll admit to having dropped the ball on a bit with our kids. It’s an area we plan to tackle more in depth in the upcoming year. 

BUT – April is national poetry month, and WriteShop has a freebie for us to use and get moving on some poetry learning: Let’s Write Imagery Poems

 

The unit study is geared toward children in 3rd-9th grade with a focus of learning to write three different poems that come to life through the use of imagery and sensory detail:

  1. Color Poems Using similes, metaphors, and emotion words, students compare a favorite color to objects and experiences they can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste. Their five senses will help them come up with descriptive words and phrases. The result is a vibrant sensory poem that paints beautiful word pictures.
  2. Comparison Poems How is a fox like a cloud? How is a toaster like a dragon? While most poetry includes some form of imagery, the poems in this lesson are especially rich in figurative language. Children learn to combine poetic devices with descriptive adjectives, strong nouns, and active verbs to create a striking, imaginative poem.
  3. Shell Metaphor Poems As your kids study a seashell from every possible angle, they’ll begin to see how it reminds them of many things. From one angle, a shell might be a unicorn’s horn or a mighty drill. From another angle, it could be an ice cream cone or an Olympic torch. Your child’s point of view and vivid imagination will bring their Shell Metaphor to life!

The freebie includes twenty printable activities and worksheets with: 

 

  • practice exercises
  • brainstorming worksheets
  • poem planning worksheets
  • word banks
  • colorful lined writing pages

The best part is – it’s free (and we all like that!) for their subscribers. This study is a great way to wrap up your year or give yourself a little “spring” break from your day-to-day studies and still learn together. Here’s to lots of fun poetry! 

 

 

Kindle Freebies To Grab!

 

If you are anything like me, my Kindle is one of my best buddies. It’s easy to drop in my purse and at night my lighted cover makes it easy for me to read without keeping my hubby up. 

But even better are FREE Kindle books! Here are a few current freebies, and below I’ve listed a few $1.99 deals as well. Both are listed in their own sections. Please note: these were free or extremely discounted at the time of posting, so check the prices to make sure they still are if you click over to Amazon! 

(Feed readers, you’ll need to click the post title above to view the books in your browser – sorry, Amazon terms of service.)

Free Kindle Books


Books $1.99 and up


 

Happy reading!! 


Spin a Story StoryBuilders – Free Printable

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WriteShop is a writing program our family has been using for years and currently they have a FUN freebie for their subscribers: Spin a Story StoryBuilders

I’ll tell you something I love about their StoryBuilders: we used a freebie like this many years ago (after nearly killing our girls’ joy for writing with another program) and it is what kick-started our girls back into creative writing and ENJOYING the writing process. One of them even wrote her own short book based on the StoryBuilder prompts. 

It was something simple, but made a HUGE change for our girls, and for that I am so very thankful. 

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This freebie includes 4 printable story prompt spinners in both full color and grayscale options (8 spinners total) plus directions.

  • Exciting Adventures Spinner
  • Animal Adventures Spinner
  • Fantasy & Fairy Tales Spinner
  • Historical Adventures Spinner

Children will spin to choose CHARACTER, SETTING, and a SITUATION. Once the three elements are chosen, it’s up to them to create the whole story!

Spinners may be used by students of various ages. Though they are designed for grades 3-8, younger children and even teens can enjoy them too. This freebie is a special gift for subscribers of the WriteShop site (and you’ll get other great tips and freebies along the way!). 

Alphabet Mazes – Letters K to O

Letter Mazes letters K to O and coloring pages from Homeschool Creations

Ready for a brand new set of printables? Today I have the a set of Alphabet Mazes from K to O to share with you! This FREE alphabet maze and coloring pack includes letter mazes for the letters K-O and additional coloring space for words that begin with the corresponding letter sound. (If you don’t want to wait for all the letter sets, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers shop where you can purchase the full set.) 

A Peek Inside

Each of the letter sheets is 8.5″ x 11″ and has a maze based on one letter along with coloring images that start with that letter sound (K for kite or N for nuts). If you’d like to reuse the sheets, slide the page into a sheet protector and trace the maze and color using dry erase markers. Otherwise, print and have fun! 

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Hope you family enjoys these! Thanks for visiting and downloading. :) 


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