Teaching Textbooks Giveaway!

Teaching Textbooks Giveaway

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We-Love-Teaching-Textbooks-Math3Recently I shared a post all about why we LOVE Teaching Textbooks math for all three of our kids. I am beyond thrilled to share this giveaway with you today and to know one of you is going to win a complete set! Teaching Textbooks has saved my sanity and I am not sure how I would homeschool without it. It is definitely the answer for our family, and many other homeschooling families I know!

Jump over to this post to read why we love it, how we came to the decision to stick with it, and to see the levels we have used.

 

Before we jump to the most exciting part of this post – the GIVEAWAY — I want to share a few more facts about Teaching Textbooks Math that you may not know. I have been sharing more and getting many questions lately! Below you’ll find a few more of my favorite things about TT math!

 

Self Grading

You don’t have to grade!  They do it for you immediately!  This is one of my favorite features, for multiple reasons. I love that it gives my kids immediate feedback and I love that I don’t have to spend time grading after they are done.

 

Continual Review

I love the cyclical review TT provides within each lesson. The kids may not love this part, but teachers sure do!

 

Independent Learning

I love that all three of my kids can work on different levels of math at the same time and I {or my husband} can oversee each without doing the direct instruction. I want to elaborate on this part a bit. I don’t have to do the main instruction as a parent, but depending on the lesson, or the child, I am available for assistance.  My husband oversees my boys and I oversee my daughter who is doing Math 3 right now. The photo below shows how we do math. She sits at a desk with the computer and works with the sound on {my boys use headphones} so I can hear what she is being taught. I have the lesson manual open in front of me and follow along. This allows her the independence while also being there if needed.  She is our first to use Math 3, the lowest level, so I am choosing to do her lessons this way for now. My boys work independently and come to us as needed.

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One Purchase – Multiple Children

We own almost all levels and they are getting passed down to siblings!  I love that it is something I purchase once and then can use year after year.

 

See more FAQ here

Not sure what level your child will need?  They have placement tests here!

 

Teaching Textbooks Giveaway

Enter to win using Rafflecopter below.  Must be a US resident 18 or older. Giveaway ends 9.5.16

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The Crafty Classroom Homeschool Giveaway

The Crafty Classroom Giveaway

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I am so excited to share this giveaway with you!  My long time online friend, Valerie, has been a source of support and encouragement since the VERY beginning of my online journey. She has inspired me, helped me, and I have used MANY of her amazing printables.

She has a great online store now, The Crafty Classroom eStore. and one of you is going to win a $30 gift certificate! This is enough to buy several of her amazing products!  Here’s just a peek at a few, be sure to click here to see everything she has in her store!

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We personally used and loved her U.S.A. State by State Activity Pack.  You can see it in action here.

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The Giveaway…

Use Rafflecopter below to enter to win a $30 gift certificate to use in The Crafty Classroom eStore! Before entering, browse around to see what you would buy!  Simply visiting the site is the only mandatory entry!

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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 8/22/16.

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Friends and Heroes Family Devotion Pack Review

Friends and Heroes Family Devotion Pack Review

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We have enjoyed Friends and Heroes for many years now. We were given DVD 1 and a Homeschool Unit Study to review and ended up buying the remaining DVDs on our own and have used them ever since! We recently reviewed their new Homeschool Bible Study here, and are excited to share the all new Family Devotion Pack with you!

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  • Devotions based on video adventures and Bible stories that children love.
  • Easy-to-use parent-led devotions created for families with children ages 5-12. 
  • Dynamic, fun devotions designed to get the whole family involved.
  • All materials are printable and reusable (PDF files).
  • Loads of FREE online resources on the Friends and Heroes Children’s Website to supplement your devotional time.

Before I get into my personal review, I want to be sure you know about the current promotion going on, which lasts through Aug. 15, 2016.

Friends and Heroes Summer Promotion

10% off purchases of $50 or more

20% off purchases of $125 or more

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    The new Family Devotional Pack is based on Friends & Heroes Series 1 video episodes which we already owned personally. We got the Family Devotion Pack DVD which contains the materials in PDF form for this review and so far it is my favorite Friends and Heroes addition!

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    I loaded the devotions {in PDF form, I use Dropbox and open in iBooks} onto my iPad to use digitally and printed the worksheets and Bible verse memory cards for Ladybug to use.

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    We haven’t used Friends and Heroes as our main Bible curriculum recently, it’s been a few years. I honestly wanted to try out this new set to see if it might be a good addition for her for the coming school year.
    We sat and watched the first episode together, and she was reminded how much she loves it. I chose to print the Extra! Extra! worksheet which led us on a Bible discovery all about fish. One of the featured Bible stories in episode 1 is based on The Miraculous Catch of Fish from Luke 5. The extension activity was really neat as it took us on a journey of looking things up in the Bible.
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      Below you can see her almost complete sheet. We answered questions together like…

    How many fish were used to feed the 5000?

    On what day did God create fish?

    Which Old Testament character was swallowed by a big fish?

      and more! This was a really neat activity and prompted some great discussion.
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    I am planning to continue to use the Family Devotion Pack with Ladybug. I know it is intended for families but my boys just don’t have the time to add something like this into their school schedule and my oldest is a bit too old.

    I want her to go back through the video series, they are just SO good and teach so much church history as well as specific Bible stories. I like this Family Devotion Pack because of the discussion, simple extension printables and verse cards. It is just the simple plan I need with her to take her through Friends and Heroes again. She was really little when we used it as our main Bible curriculum.

    Here’s the general layout I plan to follow…

    • Watch the episode together
    • Read the devotion together and discuss
    • Do one extension activity {I choose from the options in advance and have it printed}
    • Use the Bible Verse Memory cards

    The Family Devotion Pack is designed for families doing devotions together and I definitely recommend it for that purpose. As you can see it is extremely flexible and can be adapted to use however best fits your family.

      

    GIVEAWAY!

    One of you is going to win 4 weeks of devotions as well as the first DVD to go along!

    Use Rafflecopter to enter to win below. Giveaway is open to US/Canada and ends 7/30/16.

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    The Winner of THIS is Going to Be Extremely HAPPY!

    The giveaway is over, see if you won here!


    Most of you homeschool, so you will want to pay attention! This year’s Build Your Bundle Homeschool sale is coming next week and not only is one of our products included, some of our very favorites from other publishers are included! We are thrilled to be a contributor and affiliate for the sale this year!
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    Next week we will be featuring some of our favorites, so be sure to subscribe to our daily blog posts and check your emails from us especially next week! Building your Bundle is fun but can get overwhelming, so once the options are released on Monday, May 16, I will begin sharing some reviews of products we have used and loved!

    The 2016 Build Your bundle Sale is for ONE-WEEK ONLY – May 16-23, 2016. If you enter the BIG GIVEAWAY, you will automatically get reminded!

     

    GIVEAWAY DETAILS

    • Grand Prize Winner: ALL 15 Individual Bundles $3,559 Value
    • 3 Winners: Build Your OWN Premium Bundle up to $260 Value
    • EVERYONE who enters will get a coupon code to use when the sale starts
    • Winners will be announced Monday, May 16th
    • Refer the MOST people with your special link and WIN ALL 15 Individual Bundles $3,559 Value

    We have 86 publishers and authors participating. Here are just a few:

    • WriteShop
    • Master Books
    • Amanda Bennett Unit Studies
    • Ellen McHenry – Basement Workshop
    • How Great Thou Art
    • BiblioPlan
    • Picture Smart Bible
    • Brookdale House
    • Character Concepts
    • Media Angels
    • A Journey Through Learning
    • Homeschool Legacy
    • Writing With Sharon Watson
    • Bright Ideas Press
    • Math Essentials
    • Notebooking Pages
    • Joyce Herzog
    • Trivium Pursuit
    • National Center for Biblical Parenting
    • Knowledge Quest
    • Barefoot Ragamuffin Curricula
    • Enrichment Studies
    • Live and Learn Press
    • Intoxicated on Life
    • Grapevine Studies
    • Home School Adventure Co.



    Math Grab ~ A Fun Multiplication Game for Kids

    Math Grab Multiplication Card Game for Kids

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    Memorizing multiplication facts is a task all kids must do!  Anything to make this more fun and hands-on is a plus in my book!  We were sent the Math Grab game to review and I used it with my son, who is in 4th grade.  He knows all of his multiplication facts but is a bit slower with some so this was a GREAT game for him!

    What is Math Grab?

    Math Grab Multiplication Card Game

    Math Grab is a fun Multiplication Card Game to help kids learn their multiplication times tables! Unlike most other methods kids use to learn multiplication, Math Grab uses a new effective, fun, and quick way to get kids to memorize times tables. The game is simple. Each round, one player flips over a card, and everyone else quickly reviews their cards to determine if they have a match.. if so GRAB IT and discard. First player to discard all cards wins!  See more about how to play here!

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    He is HIGHLY competitive so this game is a winner in our house!  He wants to be faster with all facts so he can beat me!  As you can see below, I had a multiplication chart next to him to glance at if he came upon a fact he couldn’t remember.  Having to look made him slower, but gave him the confidence in having the ability to self-correct if needed.

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    Math Grab is a great addition to our homeschool, it is now on his lesson plan to play at least once a week with a parent for review of multiplication facts!

    Buy Math Grab here!

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    Giveaway is open to US addresses only and ends 4/22/16.

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