Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Big 60% off Sale

Black Friday - Cyber Monday! 

Although you may be scurrying about looking for toys and gifts right about now - it's also a GREAT time to pick up major discounts on curriculum for your homeschool family - or those who need additional help!

The sale prices on the A+ site right now are set to 20% off, which is a nice little discount. BUT, with the link provided here - you get an additional 60% off on A+ Interactive Math!  

Or - Find your favorite affiliate on our Pinterest board HERE and use their link to enjoy the same additional 60% discount! Your additional discount will be taken at checkout automatically.

Simply choose the Online Math grade level you need (K1 - Algebra 1) and our program will do the teaching, testing, and grade tracking for you. A+ allows the parent to maintain control and work along with your child, while also encouraging independent study.

With the Discount Right Now: 

  • 1 month membership (NO Contract) = $6.40 
  • 3 months membership (No Contract)=$16.00 
  • 1 Year membership access=$40.00 

What if you have already purchased for this year? 

  • A+ Interactive Math membership subscription will wait for you - the account does not become active until you have activated and launched it! Apply this discount to next year! 
What if your student is not ready for the next grade level and needs review?
  • The 1 month and the 3 month options have been designed for this purpose! 
Try our all new FREE Placement Test Here - It will give you a comprehensive report showing any learning gaps or weaknesses in your child's math education. 

Be sure to enter our 12 Days of Christmas Spectacular Giveaway - We are partnering with homeschool bloggers, companies you know and love, and The  Homeschool to support homeschool families this season!

A+ is contributing a total of 30 FREE - 1 Year Math Curriculum for families in the homeschool community and through the foundation. Family Time Fitness  is matching that with 30 Physical Education curriculum packages for families!
  • Gift Certificates to purchase your Christmas Turkey 
  • Gift Certificates for Moms 
  • Curriculum materials and books 
  • Stocking stuffers for homeschool families 
  • Books to encourage parents 
  • Books for kids 
  • Secret Santa surprises 
  • Full Curriculum Giveaways 
  • Fun Christmas extras to enjoy with the family 
We love other homeschool families and we are partnering with The Homeschool Foundation to supply Free Math curriculum to those who need it - huge discounts for others and . . . . 

You can enter to win a full year for your family - or a family who deserves it! 

Each of the 12 Days of Christmas Event - we will provide fun and/or educational stocking stuffers for everyone!

We will be awarding surprise "Secret Santa" gifts daily throughout the 12 days from companies you know and love! Go ahead and enter below with your name - for yourself or a deserving family you know.

The drawings begin on December 1 and go for 12 days!

  • by entering you agree to allow the companies who donate to contact you via email - we will never share your information with anyone else 
  • online programs and digital products open to anyone 18 and older 
  • physical products U.S. only 

Enter for your family - or one who is deserving of FREE 1 Year of Online Math Curriculum - 30 Families will receive Full Math Curriculum for their families and 30 Families will receive Free Family Time Fitness physical education curriculum!

Help us raise awareness for TheHomeschoolFoundation by sharing please!
Let bless some homeschool families together this Christmas! 
Use one entry option - or use them all for additional chances to win . . . . .

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Spectacular Invitation

Be sure to come and enter our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Spectacular - We are partnering with homeschool bloggers, companies you know and love and The Homeschool Foundation to support homeschool families this season!

  • Gift Cards to purchase your Christmas Turkey or other needs
  • Curriculum materials and books 
  • Stocking stuffers for homeschool families 
  • Books to encourage parents 
  • Books for kids 
  • other Secret Santa surprises 
  • AND Big Curriculum giveaways 
We love Christmas and want to share the joy with other homeschool families. We are partnering with The Homeschool Foundation to supply Free Math curriculum to those who need it - huge discounts for others and . . . . 

During each day of the 12 Days of Christmas special - we will provide fun and/or educational stocking stuffers for everyone! We will be awarding surprise "Secret Santa" gifts randomly throughout the 12 days. Here's a hint:  (leave a comment on the posts about our 12 day event or about the A+ curriculum) 

I am busy wrapping up the details! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Giveaway Wrap Up

Thank you again for attending our Fall Thankful Facebook party. We hope you had a good time! Below are links to the doorprize page as well as each of the giveaways!

          Kelli @Adventurez In ChildRearing (download link in Door Prize post)
          Bonus- Introduction to Elisha Press - FREE Christian eBooks

Don't forget to check back on the blog regularly for FREE Math Printables and other valuable Homeschool resources to support your family homeschool! We look forward to continuing the spirit of thanksgiving as we move into December. You won't want to miss this:

Thankful 4 Homeschool & Thankful 4 You: Giveaway & Discount

We are truly thankful for a homeschool community that pulls together to support one another. From the companies who generously donate products to help in a Facebook party - to the bloggers who share and customers who use our products - We Thank You!

Since the launch of the new site in August -  A+ Interactive Math has seen significant growth. We have listened carefully to the requests from clients over the years, and we are responding. The changes we've made and will continue to make will reflect that. We care about the needs of the student, the parents, and the homeschool community.
We are here to help!

*affiliate links may be present

If you are interested in a complete Math program that does the teaching for you, while allowing parental control and tracks the grades on worksheets and exams for you . . . . .
Now is a great time to try OR extend your A+ membership for only $8 per month or $20 per 3 months (automatically with the special link) and NO contract or credit card is required!

The comprehensive Online Math Curriculum is currently on SALE for $10 month and $25 quarterly -
this affiliate discount will automatically be taken at check out here for a total of $8 or $20 

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Announcement: The 12 Days of Christmas is Coming to A+ Interactive Math!

Right Now: 

We are giving away a full year curriculum - 
Choose grades K1 - Algebra 1 

Enter with one of the following choices or enter with them all: 

Our Facebook Party Sponsor - Elisha Press & FREE book for you!

Introducing . . . our wonderful Facebook party sponsor . . . Elisha Press! What's so wonderful about them? Well, they are a family owned publishing company of Christian novels . . . and they provide FREE downloads in digital format!  Elisha Press is donating a printed copy of the wonderful story of Julie to a lucky winner for our Facebook party! 

Julie Greene has done plenty of bullying in her young life, but it isn't until she comes face to face with her own mortality that she begins to learn about redemption and God's true plan for her life. Even this "mean girl" is no match for the awe inspiring love of the Creator. 

Just what can God do with a backyard bully like Julie . . . . and why would he want to? 

 Find our more here for free today and Enter to win a signed copy (makes a great Christmas present!) 
You are sure to like the books from this family publishing company and their heart for the Lord! 

Just in time for Christmas - a heartwarming story the whole family will enjoy! 
Perfect for Homeschool Read aloud time

Enter to win with one entry or use them all: 

Molly Green Magazine: A Giveaway

*affiliate links may be present

What is the "Brand New Molly Green" Magazine?

You get the same smart, frugal homemaking information you've come to know and trust - with a brand new spin on "all things natural and all things HOME Industry"

  • Homemade
  • Handmade
  • Backyard Farming 
  • Raising Chickens 
  • Honey & Bee Keeping
  • Growing Vegetables in smaller containers 
  • GREEN & Frugal 
  • Simple life 
  • Back to Nature 
  • Family on the homefront 

This month - MG is running a special! 
Get your 1st Month for only $1 then additional months for just $3.85! These are the rates you want to lock in before the new launch in January - 

There is something for everyone in the New Molly Green. New columnists and writers bringing you news and information to help you make the most of what you have and to plan for the future. Whether you are just looking to put together frugal menu's for a busy family - or moving to the country - you can benefit from the time saving tips and tricks of the trade you will find here. 

Enter to win a full year subscription
 - use one entry or use them all: 

Not Just Tacos: Giveaway

Not Just Tacos by Shirley Solis is not just a recipe book . . . but also a journey into the Latin American culture that will educate, delight, and fill your tummy with the flavor that is distinctly unique.

Read Review Here 

*Personal note - We LOVE using this book in our Family Homeschool - the pictures and the details in each chapter let you know you are getting a taste of the "real deal"
A really fun way to add a little culture (and YUMMY food) in your homeschool!!

Enter with one entry or use them all! 

The Home School Adventure Co: Giveaway

*affiliate links present

God's Word Will NOT Return Void! 

Learn and Teach the entire book of Philippians in 28 Weeks - It is easier to share the Word of God when it is etched upon your heart. Philippians in 28 Weeks™ is a delightful and painless way to commit the entire book of Philippians to memory. 

The Wise Woman - The Wise Woman enchants readers while it contrasts the ugliness of pride, selfishness and conceit with the beauty of humility, sacrifice, and compassion.
By offering students 16 to 24 literary analysis questions per chapter, this 160-page spiral bound edition teaches critical thinking in a way that is engaging and transformational. Not just for women - but a literary journey that all will enjoy - makes a wonderful read aloud! 
Philosophy Adventure - Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas. 

(use one entry or all - totally up to you - none are mandatory- open to US only) 
Enter to win a copy of Philippians in 28 Weeks and begin a wonderful journey of committing God's Word to the hearts & minds of your family: 

Nature through the Seasons by Marcy Crabtree: Giveaway Door Prize for all

Ben and Me is a popular Homeschool Blog you will find to be both delightful and encouraging!
Marcy always has wonderful products to share and giveaways of resources that will equip you in your homeschool journey.

Please: Join them and LIKE on Facebook HERE 

Then download your FREE copy of  Nature through the Seasons HERE

Bright Ideas Press Giveaway

Bright Ideas Press is giving away one copy of their brand new version 3.0 Illuminations year 1! (digital download)

Tired of planning it all yourself? Do you long to teach your kids together at the same time? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the planning you need to do? Do you ever wish you could find all your plans in one placeIlluminations is your answer!

Illuminations is an all-inclusive* curriculum plan, covering Bible, language arts (grammar, writing, copywork, spelling and vocabulary), literature, science, humanities (poetry, theater, music, and art), geography, history, and life skills. Illuminations is built to complement The Mystery of History or All American History series.

Enter the giveaway below to win 3.0 Illuminations year 1. Total value - $125.00.

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Kathys Cluttered Mind Giveaway

Kathys Cluttered Mind is giving away a copy of The Homegrown Preschooler.

With the accessibility of a parenting how-to book and the thorough educational foundation of an expensive boxed curriculum, this guide will inspire parents to use their homes as classrooms as they take advantage of the naturally rich learning opportunities that occur in everyday home life. Parents will learn how to transform their home into a learning environment that rivals the best preschool classroom by finding exciting learning opportunities in everyday occurrences, from using laundry to teach sorting to exploring growth cycles in the garden. Parents can make easy use of simple-to-start ideas, advice, and activities, as well as organizational tips, recipes, and more than 200 activities that are easy to pull together. In addition, there are convenient charts and checklists to document children’s growth, which will help ensure there are no gaps in educational, social, or physical development.

Enter the giveaway below to win a copy of the Homegrown Preschooler. Total value - $29.95.

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Family Time Fitness Giveaway

Family Time Fitness is giving away one of their Core Homeschool PE Curriculum's.

The Fitness 4 Homeschool Curriculum allows homeschool parents to teach physical education without previous knowledge of physical education and athletic development. Our program, designed by experts in fitness training, nutrition and body movement, is designed to suit every age and ability level while affordably fitting into your budget. Our program combines flexibility and fun with a comprehensive curriculum to give your children a foundation for strong bodies and minds. Best of all, you get all this for only $57 dollars for all your children!

Enter the giveaway below to win a Core Curriculum 1 download. Total value - $57.00.

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Creating A Masterpiece Giveaway

Creating A Masterpiece is giving away one of their level one painting DVDs "Caribbean Lighthouse: Lessons in Acrylic Painting."

“Join Sharon Hofer as she takes you step-by-step through the process of painting this beautiful Caribbean Lighthouse. On this exciting DVD Sharon will guide you in painting with acrylic on canvas.  After working through this DVD you will be able to incorporate what you have learned into other acrylic projects of your very own, with confidence and speed.”

Enter the giveaway below to win a level 1 Caribbean Lighthouse Art DVD. Total value - $35.00.

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A Journey Through Learning Giveaway

A Journey Through Learning has donated a $30.00 Gift Certificate which you use towards any download items.

Enter the giveaway below to win an A Journey Through Learning gift certificate. Total value - $30.00.

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Founders Academy Giveaway

Founders Academy is giving away 3 Let's Give Thanks live online classes. The class is scheduled for November 25th 2-3 pm CST.

Let’s Give Thanks Homeschool Style!
  • The history of Thanksgiving
  • What our presidents have said about Thanksgiving
  • Ways that Americans celebrate
  • What are some of your family’s Thanksgiving traditions?
  • Coloring Pages
  • Craft Ideas to do with your family
  • What are you thankful for?
Don’t miss out on this fun, one-hour live class where we’ll uncover the truth behind the First Thanksgiving, and why we celebrate it in America today.

Let’s talk about what our Presidents have said about Thanksgiving.

Enter the giveaway below to win a 1 of 3 live online Give Thanks courses. Total value - $7.00 each. There will be 3 winners!

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Hearts At Home Giveaway

Hearts At Home is giving away a 2 volume Mike's Inspiration Station art DVD set (12 DVD's total).

Let your child's inner artist shine with this exciting new series of instructional DVDs created just for kids! Featuring 13 projects spread across six volumes, Mike's Inspiration Station: Six DVD Boxed Set will draw out the budding artist in every child with fun and nicely-paced lessons in traditional mediums like drawing, painting, and sculpting, plus unique activities like making clothespin puppets and fridge art.

Geared toward ages 8-12, the series encourages kids to craft right along with host Michael Cariglio and his biblical buddy, Booker T Bible, a talking, animated Bible who offers creative inspiration with Scripture references. Let Mike's Inspiration Station inspire your child's creativity and get some fun art project ideas and fridge art in the process!

Enter the giveaway below to win a Mike's Inspiration 2 Volume DVD Set (12 DVDs). Total value - $79.90.

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Doorprizes For All

*affiliate links present

Thank you for attending our November Facebook party. Several of our fabulous sponsors have generously donated some awesome door prizes to show how thankful they are for you!

Click on each of the links below and enter the special codes (if needed) to claim your door prizes!

1) Interactive Math by A+ TutorSoft -  FREE Elementary and Middle School Multiplication CD Software ($21.99 value).  To claim your FREE download click this special offer linkNext click the gold Download Now button, register and then enter this special code, AThankfulHS. You will receive a download link via the email that you specified when registering.

2) Family Time Fitness 12 FREE Activity Workbooks K-5th ($36.00 value) - just click here, enter your information and submit order (green button, bottom right).

4) Little Learning Lovies - FREE Thanksgiving Roll and Cover download ($2.00 value) Add the download to your cart then enter the following coupon code at check out to get it FREE, KathysParty, the coupon is valid through November 16th

Thanksgiving Roll & Cover

5) Hearts At Home - Use the code, HAHCNOV5 to save $5.00 off anything at the Hearts At Home Store. Coupon valid through November 30, 2013. There are some great items that are only around $5-$12 like, What's In The Bible DVDs, etc, so you could pick up some great gift items for FREE-$7.

6) Bright Ideas PressThe first 100 people to use the code, aplustrylitguide, get a FREE ($14.00 value) literature guide from Bright Ideas Press. The coupon may be used once per customer and is valid for any one bible study guidefamily study guidehigh school study guide, or summer study guide. These lit guides are an integral part of the Illuminations comprehensive curriculum guide.

These literature guides are a main component of Illuminations, a comprehensive curriculum plan that covers everything except math for grades K–12. The history component of Illuminations uses The Mystery of History and All American History series. Illuminations comes with a customizable digital scheduler which allows you to pick, choose, and tweak to create the weekly schedule you prefer. 


8) Founders Academy -  Download your FREE 22 page Founders Academy Thanksgiving Homeschool eBook just click on the pdf link on the landing page! Also be sure to sign up for Founders Academy email list to be alerted about the Black Friday sale!

Let's Give Thanks

9) Adventures In ChildRearing - FREE - 33 pages to teach scripture memory, handwriting, and cursive - Bible verses on "Thankfulness" for your homeschool here

10) Creating A Masterpiece All art curriculum DVDs are $5 off. Coupons are automatically applied when the DVD is added to your cart, Creating A Masterpiece.

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Little Learning Lovies Giveaway

Little Learning Lovies is giving away a $25 gift card that can be used on everything but shipping (if winner chooses to purchase something that requires shipping. Most of the products are downloads though, so no shipping would apply)

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

40 Days of Christmas with over 190 in Homeschool Prizes

Have you heard about the 40 days of Christmas from iHomeschool Network? A+ is a proud participant with them and we are excited to contribute to the homeschool community in this way. What exactly is the 40 days of Christmas event? Well, just as the name suggests, all 40 days are giveaways with terrific products from different homeschool curriculum companies. 

During the time frame of November 1st – December 8th you will have the opportunity to win 38 amazing prizes from 38 phenomenal sponsors. But we are not stopping there! On December 9th, the 39th day, you will have the chance to win a $400 cash prize from the bloggers of iHomeschool Network! And if that isn’t awesomely amazing enough, on December 10th, the 40th day of the event, you will be able to win one of each prize (including an additional $400 cash) in our Grand Prize drawing! 

Below is a sampling of the prizes you can expect . . . . You'll notice A+ giveaway - which will be arriving on December 5! So, be sure to hop on over to iHomeschool Network to enter each day on their event page HERE


Keep your eyes open for the other upcoming A+ events - On November 15, we are hosting our "Thankful 4 You" Facebook party event!!! At 8 p.m. ET on our Facebook page HERE

Monday, November 11 - look for a free patriotic math printable for Veterans Day on the blog here 

In December . . . join us for the "12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza A+ Giveaway" 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FREE Solar eclipse math lesson & mini unit

Did you miss the solar eclipse this past weekend? 

Well, if you did, the good news is - it's not too late to take advantage of the information available out there right now to watch via video and to put it all to good use in a mini unit study for your homeschool. 

The even better news? I've put some of it together for you including links to trusted sources where you can access great information from the professionals - AND - it's FREE! 

Get out those compass and protractors to recreate your own version of the diagram above! Or just use a ruler and trace circular objects - the point is for your child to see how the angles on the straight lines intersect with each other to give us the umbra and the penumbra. 

Math makes the universe go 'round! This is a fun and simple (quick) unit study you can enjoy together and use to show your student how important it is to have an understanding of mathematics. Help them begin to recognize the geometric shapes they are surrounded with every day. 

The links included in the quick study will give you info to use in the notbooking pages below. Use them to help your student remember what they've learned. Help younger ones copy a few words, or a sentence or 2 at a time into their notebooking pages. If needed, you can even write while they dictate to show you what they have retained in the lessons. Use it how it works best for YOU! (That is how we use any and all homeschool resources in our family - we tweak it to fit our needs) 


*don't forget - just a couple of more days to enter our math curriculum giveaway!

Monday, November 4, 2013

FREE Printable - Pilgrim Math: Skip counting by 2

*affiliate links present

FREE printable you can download to practice counting by 2's!

Each pilgrim number card can be printed multiple times to practice writing numbers.

Print on sturdy cardstock paper and cut along the dotted lines to create cards your child can use to drill skip counting by 2.


Visit our FREEBIES and Printables Page (HERE)  for more free options to meet your homeschool needs - it's not just math but we have a large selection of math printables for you and it's growing all the time! If you'd like us to share your freebie - please leave me a comment or link and I'll add you to our list.

CURRENT SPECIAL: Use the affiliate link HERE for A+ INTERACTIVE MATH  to receive an automatic 20% Discount on the FALL Promotion - Monthly Online Subscription (reg. $15) is on sale for $10 - with special link you get it for $8 (lock in that price with NO Contract!) OR the Quarterly - 3 months on sale for $25 (reg. $49) You get it for only $20 through THIS SPECIAL LINK

Use one entry or use them all! 

Do you have math questions or struggle in your homeschool? 
Please leave a comment OR email (Subject line- ATTN Kelli)  to share your questions or ask for help. Math doesn't have to hurt! Let us help