Monday, June 30, 2014

Better Math in 30 Minutes a Day - FREE for 3 Months

 Better Math in 30 Minutes a day - FREE for 3 Months
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Keep math skills sharp in only 30 minutes a day

Enjoy 3 months of FREE Math 4 Summer with A+ Interactive Math!
(Value $49.99)

Are you concerned about learning gaps in your child's math education? 
Are you tired of going over math concepts for hours at a time and ending in tears? 

You can close learning gaps, play catch up, review or get ahead in only 30 minutes of tear-less math time each day. Our comprehensive, interactive program helps students retain what they learn. 


The All New Family Packages by A+  allow you access to ALL grade levels from K1 – Algebra 1 with the ability to CHANGE Grade Levels As Needed! 

If you have a child who struggles with a particular concept, like fractions, you can back up to a prior grade level or more, and review the fraction chapters for a day, a week, or a month - whatever is needed. Move them RIGHT Back to the grade level where they need to be. It's the simple and effective way to catch up, fill in the gaps and move ahead. 

Each student can access grades K1 - Algebra 1 at any time to review and master concepts.  

Hear it  -  See it  -  Read it  -  Do it
Audio - Visual - Text - Interactive! 

  • 7 minute video lesson introduces the concept 
  • 8 minute immediate interactive review to engage student 
  • 15 minutes more on worksheet problems to practice concept 
  • comprehensive reviews 
  • chapter tests  

Make huge progress in 30 minutes a day
A+ does the teaching, tracks progress and keeps grades 


A+ Interactive Math - 3 months FREE & up to 90% off!!!



No other program has the kind of flexibility in a complete math program like A+ Interactive Math! 

Try it today for 3 whole months FREE – Right HERE. 
(Limited time, exclusive offer, NO Credit Card -1 free per family)

Build a strong foundation in mathematics with A+ Interactive Math!

Add additional students for up to 90% OFF if needed HERE!

*If you have an A+ account already, you will need to simply email to get set up with freebie:
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Minecraft Giveaway: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft

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This Weeks Featured Giveaway- SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft

2 Homeschool Classes for the winner!

SKrafty HS Classes

SKrafty is a Christian Homeschool company providing a FREE - parent monitored Minecraft server, but that's not all . . . they have homeschool classes designed to educate and inspire the homeschool family.
  • Bible
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Language Arts
  • Geography & MORE
Classes are extremely affordable - from $4.99 - $32.00 and include live classes and do at your own pace classes. Check out the FALL Line up to see what SKrafty has in store next! Go HERE to see available classes.

Let your kiddos learn and explore the world of Minecraft on this Christian Homeschool - Parent Monitored - Safe Server! The rules are designed to protect kids from foul language, and rude behavior.

Playing by the Motto of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" - Read the SKrafty Server Rules HERE


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Minecraft FREEBIES

SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft - Summer Reading Program

Sign up HERE for Summer Reading

& FREE Family Safe Minecraft Server for Homeschoolers!

Get Whitelisted for the SKrafty Server HERE

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Giveaway - Enter with 1 link or Enter with ALL!

Winner will receive 2 SKrafty Homeschool Classes with weekly Minecraft Assignments
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Be sure to head over to HomeschoolSurvival.com to see what other Homeschooling Giveaways you can enter to win or Freebies you can get! The giveaways & freebies link up is every Monday!
  Are you a homeschooling company who would like to sponsor the weekly Giveaways for Homeschoolers? Email Sarah of Homeschool Survival at sidetrackedsarah (at) gmail.com

Thursday, June 26, 2014

World Cup Addition Practice: FREE Worksheet




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Use the data from the World Cup to inspire your students and to encourage them to practice addition skills. 
This simple worksheet will excite your favorite little soccer players and sharpen math skills too. 




Why do we use themed worksheets? Math practice is important if kids are to retain the information they've learned in their math curriculum. We have practice built right into our comprehensive curriculum, but providing additional worksheets can go a long way towards helping them store the information permanently. Themed worksheets make it a bit more fun and exciting and demonstrate how math is used in real life.
Enjoy this math sheet with your favorite soccer players, and World Cup fans! 





The All New Family Packages by A+  allow you access to ALL grade levels from K1 – Algebra 1 with the ability to CHANGE Grade Levels As Needed! 
Try it today for 3 whole months FREE – Right HERE. 
(Limited time, exclusive offer, NO Credit Card - 1 free student per family)

Build a strong foundation with A+ Interactive Math!


Add more Minecraft into your homeschool:
SKrafty Minecraft for Homeschoolers - Summer Reading Program
SKrafty Minecraft Classes for Homeschoolers - with A+ Interactive Math HERE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FREE Family Fun This Summer with Vacation Giveaway in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Family Vacation Giveaway

It's sweet summertime and there is one word on the minds of moms everywhere.....

VACATION!

Ahh, glorious vacation! But if you're like me, with even the thought of vacation, you're seeing dollar signs.
What if I told you that one lucky reader will win a FREE 4 Day/3 Night trip to the incredible, oceanfront Sand Dunes Resort and Spa in Myrtle Beach, SC resort along with FREE water park passes, FREE golf, FREE breakfast buffet for children, and MORE?! Keep reading to find out how your family could be our lucky winner!

But first, what if you're not the lucky winner, but still want to take your family on a fun and memorable vacation without breaking the bank? How do you do that?

5 Tips for a Frugal {and FUN} Family Vacation

Here are 5 Tips for taking a frugal {and fun} family vacation:

1. Stay within driving distance. This is a no-brainer, right? Airfare is expensive and unless you can find a totally awesome deal, it probably isn't within the vacation budget. At least not for us. Chances are most of you are within driving distance to somewhere fun...the beach, mountains, state park, a different city, etc.
2. All-inclusive is good! Find a vacation spot that not only includes your lodging, but also food and entertainment! For example, when we stay at a Sands Resort, we not only get an incredible suite, we also receive complimentary tickets to Wild Water & Wheels water park, FREE Golf at Diamond Back Golf Course, kids eat free for breakfast every morning, FREE passes to the Ocean Drive Pavilion Amusement Park and more! These extras are not only fun, but save us money on entertainment!
3. Book a room with a kitchen! This allows you to cook your own meals and cuts down on the expenses of eating out!
4. Travel off-season- this is especially easy if you're a homeschooling family! We've scored some awesome deals during the off season. For example New Year's Eve, we stayed at a Sands Resort for less than $50 a night! It was a perfect {frugal} overnight trip!
5. Find discount codes! Like this one....

Huge Savings at Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach, SC

Frugal is good...but FREE is better! One lucky family will win a 4 Day/3 Night trip to the beautiful oceanfront Sand Dunes Resort and Spa in Myrtle Beach, SC! This includes accommodations for up to four people, FREE tickets to Wild Water & Wheels, FREE golf at Diamond Back Golf Course, FREE passes to Ocean Drive Pavilion, FREE breakfast for children each morning, FREE admission to the on-site Sands Water Park and more! You choose your dates any time during August or September {with the exception of Labor Day weekend!} This incredible package is valued at over $1000! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below! The giveaway will be open through 11:59pm EST on July 2nd. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 7th. Good luck!!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Family Recipe for Kitchen Math with Thrifty Frugal Mom





























With this yummy Salsa Ranch Chicken Wraps recipe from Thrifty Frugal Mom, you can easily have the kiddos help out and do a little kitchen math while you are at it.

Have them measure out the ingredients, have them figure out how much you would need to double or triple the recipe to serve more people.

It's also a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey!

Salsa Ranch Chicken Wraps - Ingredients 
4 flour tortillas (10-inch)
1 1/3 c. cooked chicken, chopped (could used canned)
4 Tbsp. Ranch dressing
4 Tbsp. salsa
1/3 c. shredded cheese
Dried basil
Garlic powder
Butter (about 2 Tbsp.)

When cooking with the kiddos, you want to use close supervision, but you'll be surprised at how quickly they catch on and how much more they are encouraged to eat healthy or try new foods when they take part in preparing it.

Visit our friend Lydia at Thrifty Frugal Mom HERE to get the instructions on how to cook this tasty treat. You'll find lots of terrific recipes and money saving ideas for the family with Thrifty Frugal Mom!






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Monday, June 23, 2014

Group Giveaway for Homeschool Families: Moore Family Films

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We are joining some of your favorite homeschool bloggers in this very special weekly group giveaway. Check back each week to see what exciting company we will have products from and look for regular freebies as well!

This Weeks Sponsored Giveaway:

Complete Collection from Moore Family Films - $65 value
Visit Moore Family Films HERE to get the details about their products.



Complete Collection

Children are a Blessing

"If we are to live our lives according to the Word of God, we must ask ourselves, 'What saith the Scripture?' Join the Moore family in this timely documentary as they briefly expose the evil history of the birth control movement on the 50th anniversary of "the pill." (View the trailer below.) Listen as they transparently share their testimony of how God, in His grace and mercy, opened their eyes in spite of their own sinful beginning. Be encouraged as they casually answer questions often posed to large families. Then, experience the joy of Biblical family life as they anticipate, give birth to, and welcome their tenth child into their home. Most of all, be inspired to look to the Word of God for answers to everything in life, but specifically to see that Children are a Blessing."

Moore than Making Maple Syrup

"From the tapping of the trees on their beautiful Virginia farm, to the final process of canning the delicious syrup, More Than Making Maple Syrup will be sure to delight and inform the young and old alike. In 7 simple steps, you'll learn more than just how to make your own syrup. With family unity as a theme, and with a good dose of adorable two-year-old antics and humor, your family will be inspired to work together on your own projects in your neck of the woods! "

ABC Say It With Me – Bible Memory Verses teaches children of all ages (and adults too!) a memory verse for each letter of the alphabet. But that’s not all! Each letter also has a corresponding one to two minute vignette showing a visual depiction of the verse put into practice.

In this first film of the It Is Your Life series, get a refreshing glimpse into the daily life of the Mosses, a Christian family training their children in the ways of the Lord. Learn about:
  • Why they educate their children at home
  • Why Beverly stays home to care for the family
  • How George leads his family in Bible reading and prayer
  • Why they trust God for children after 6 c-sections
  • How God brought their family through a time of trial
  • How brothers and sisters can be best friends
It Is Your Life - Moody Family

"In this increasingly secular world, God is raising up families that love Him and seek to obey His Word. They aren’t perfect families. But God, in His grace, is doing a work in their hearts and homes. In this second episode of It is Your Life, we’ll take you to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to visit the home of the Moody Family. You will be encouraged, challenged, and inspired as Trent and Angela transparently share the joys and challenges of raising a Christian family in an ungodly culture."

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Be sure to head over to HomeschoolSurvival.com to see what other Homeschooling Giveaways you can enter to win or Freebies you can get! The giveaways & freebies link up is every Monday!

Are you a homeschooling company who would like to sponsor the weekly Giveaways for Homeschoolers? Email Sarah of Homeschool Survival at sidetrackedsarah (at) gmail.com

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Weekly Giveaways for Homeschoolers: StartWrite6 Worksheet Creator

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Join us here each week for a different giveaway to bless your family homeschool!

This Weeks Sponsored Giveaway - StartWrite 6

Start Write is the easiest way to create customized handwriting practice sheets for your homeschool student.

smart write writing sheets


Customized Sheets to Inspire

Handwriting is an art and a physical skill that is essential to communication, even in our electronic age. But it requires practice, and just like grown-ups, kids get bored with busy work. Custom worksheets keep your students interested, with words and sentences they relate to. Now they will love to write (at least until they learn to send text messages).

Fun Designs to Work With

Make your worksheets pop! StartWrite 6 includes easy to use yet robust design tools, so you can control colors and a variety of letter attributes. Add cute Border Art to highlight the word your students are learning. Insert Dotted Shapes so they can practice drawing squares, circles and triangles while they learn to write the words. Add Clip Art, Area Shading, Start Dots, and lots more. The only real problem we see with StartWrite Version 6 is that with all the new options and features you'll enjoy creating worksheets so much that you'll forget you're supposed to be making them for the kids!
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Endless Possibilities

With all the various choices in font, color, style, art and graphics - there are virtually never-ending possibilities to encourage your young writers and to enhance your homeschool experience.

Visit StartWrite here to learn more about this exciting product.


Get FREE StartWrite Worksheets here.

Sample Freebie:

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Giveaway

2 downloadable copies of StartWrite 6.0 for Windows.

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Be sure to head over to HomeschoolSurvival.com to see what other Homeschooling Giveaways you can enter to win or Freebies you can get! The giveaways & freebies link up is every Monday!

Are you a homeschooling company who would like to sponsor the weekly Giveaways for Homeschoolers? Email Sarah of Homeschool Survival at sidetrackedsarah (at) gmail.com

Saturday, June 14, 2014

FREE Minecraft Themed Math Sheets


FREE Minecraft Themed Math Sheets. Drill your students on their math facts: tables 1 - 5 
Use a timer to allow them to compete with each other, or to beat their own time! 







Enjoy 3 months of FREE Math 4 Summer with A+ Interactive Math!


The All New Family Packages by A+  allow you access to ALL grade levels from K1 – Algebra 1 with the ability to CHANGE Grade Levels As Needed! 
Try it today for 3 whole months FREE – Right HERE. 
(Limited time, exclusive offer, NO Credit Card - 1 free student per family)


Build a strong foundation with A+ Interactive Math!

Add more Minecraft into your homeschool:
SKrafty Minecraft for Homeschoolers - Summer Reading Program
SKrafty Minecraft Classes for Homeschoolers - with A+ Interactive Math HERE

Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekly Homeschool Giveaway: Math Family Package value $300


Homeschool Survival Weekly Giveaways

Math. Some kids love it. Some kids hate it. Regardless, all kids need it! Having it on the computer, with a video teacher explaining all the concepts to the kids, makes our job as moms that much easier, especially if we have more than one child in school. That's why I'm excited to tell you about this week's giveaway sponsor!

Our Giveaway Sponsor This Week:

A+ Interactive MATH



A+ Family Packages Giveaway


Favorite new feature: Change grade levels as needed

Find and close any learning gaps your child has - back them up to that grade level and concept for a week or a month - whatever is needed to achieve mastery. Move them up when they are ready. Access ALL grade Levels at ANY time!

A+ uses the 3 main learning modalities:

  • Audio
  • Visual
  • Text
. . . . to help your child achieve mastery of each math concept and great for kinetic learners.

A+ Family Math Packages are specially designed to cater to both individual & family needs. Options range from 1 student package to 10 students package. A+ Family Packages are the most flexible program on the market -allowing you to change grade levels as needed. This is excellent for those needing to review previous grade levels or move ahead.

A+ Interactive Math online is accessible from anywhere with high speed internet access.
Enjoy maximum flexibility - activate only when you are ready
Parent account gives parents control - supervise, plan, control settings
Comprehensive curriculum for K1 - Algebra 1
Affordable plans with NO Contract

FREEBIE: 3 Months FREE Math for Summer!

3 months FREE Math


Up to 90% off on annual purchases HERE

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GIVEAWAY: Value $300

2 student Family Package - 1 year full math curriculum!

With access to ALL grade levels and the ability to move back and forth through the grade levels.

- Enter below with only one entry or choose them all.

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Be sure to head over to HomeschoolSurvival.com to see what other Homeschooling Giveaways you can enter to win or Freebies you can get! The giveaways & freebies link up is every Monday!

Are you a homeschooling company who would like to sponsor the weekly Giveaways for Homeschoolers? Email Sarah of Homeschool Survival at sidetrackedsarah (at) gmail.com

Saturday, June 7, 2014

FREE Surfing Themed Math Drill Sheets






















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Surfing Themed Math Drill Sheets FREE! Use a timer to have students beat their own time or let siblings compete with each other to improve their time. 


          

DOWNLOAD HERE 




Enjoy 3 months of FREE Math 4 Summer with A+ Interactive Math!

The All New Family Packages by A+  allow you access to ALL grade levels from K1 – Algebra 1 with the ability to CHANGE Grade Levels As Needed! 

Try it today for 3 whole months FREE – Right HERE. 
(Limited time, exclusive offer, NO Credit Card - 1 free student per family)
Add additional students for up to 90% OFF if needed HERE! 



Build a strong foundation with A+ Interactive Math!


Friday, June 6, 2014

3 Months FREE Math for Summer: 1 Student Family Package

FREE Summer Math!

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Summer is in full swing, but you can keep those math skills sharp in just 30 minutes a day. 

Enjoy 3 months of FREE Math 4 Summer with A+ Interactive Math!


The All New Family Packages by A+  allow you access to ALL grade levels from K1 – Algebra 1 with the ability to CHANGE Grade Levels As Needed! 

The FREE Placement Test  will give you a comprehensive report and show any weak areas or learning gaps. You can then move your student to fill in learning gaps and attain mastery. 

No other program has this kind of flexibility in a comprehensive math program, like A+ Interactive Math!

Try it today for 3 whole months FREE – Right HERE. 
(Limited time, exclusive offer, NO Credit Card -1 free per family)

Build a strong foundation in mathematics with A+ Interactive Math!

Add additional students for up to 90% OFF if needed HERE!


Let me know if you have questions as we use A+ in our family homeschool with 3 boys. I'm always happy to encourage homeschool families, and A+ has changed our homeschool for good. ~ Kelli B.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FREE Worksheet - Skip Count by 2's






















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Skip count by 2's with this simple and FREE worksheet with the summer theme! 





(no credit card needed - choose 3 months or 1 year for additional students) 

Fortuigence Homeschool Giveaway: Homeschool Survival Team

Homeschool Survival Weekly Giveaways
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This week . . . Fantastic resources for your middle school and high school students. My boys are not crazy about writing  - so I'm very excited about this one for sure!

Have you had to teach essay writing to your middle school and high school aged children yet? Do you look forward to it? I know, I didn't either. Let me tell you though, there's a neat idea that will help you get through this part of your homeschooling! It's by taking the Essay Rock Star course from Fortuigence!

Fortuigence is our giveaway sponsor this week!

Essay Rockstar Giveaway


They are giving away one Essay Rock Star full non-fiction writing program worth .5 high school credit, with a total value of $197.

About Our Sponsor

Fortuigence

Fortuigence was founded by Lily Iatridis, a former classroom teacher who decided she wanted to take a different path to teaching. As a classroom teacher, she was very frustrated with not being able to give the kids the one on one attention that they so desperately needed. She hated it when she had to give a lower grade to a student who was very capable of doing a great job, but only needed a little more one on one time with the teacher. Because of that experience, Fortuigence was formed. (If you'd like to read even more about Lily and Fortuigence, be sure to visit the About Page on their website.)

About the Essay Rock Star Course

The Essay Rock Star course is a high school level course that your middle and high school aged children can take online. There are assignments and videos that the child works through. They submit their assignment to an actual teacher through the online portal each time they complete a section. The teacher then gives them feedback, tells them what they need to correct or improve and they correspond until the child gets it right. What this does, is gives you, the homeschool mom, a neutral teacher to help you teach your older children how to write essays and how to write them well! Sometimes, it's relieving to take the teaching of one subject off of your plate! Students who have experienced the course, have gained confidence in their writing skills, learned how to think through the critical steps of writing a non fiction piece, like an essay; and they no longer fear those writing assignments!

If you'd like to read a more thorough review of the Essay Rock Star, you can do so here: Students, Improve Your Writing Skills With Essay Rock Star.

Free Ebook

How to End Blank Page Terrror:  Free Ebook!


Fortuigence has kindly offered all readers to obtain a free ebook! You can get to it by clicking here: End Blank Page Terror Forever. In this ebook, there are some coupons for Fortuigence's paid courses.

How to Enter the Giveaway

If you'd like to enter the giveaway, please enter by completing the tasks that you wish, listed below in the Rafflecopter widget:


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Be sure to head over to HomeschoolSurvival.com to see what other Homeschooling Giveaways you can enter to win or Freebies you can get! The giveaways & freebies link up is every Monday!

Are you a homeschooling company who would like to sponsor the weekly Giveaways for Homeschoolers? Email Sarah of Homeschool Survival at sidetrackedsarah (at) gmail.com

I'm a proud member of the Homeschool Survival Team and highly recommend it as a resource of great encouragement, information and ideas for homeschool families. I hope you'll be blessed by it - as I have been.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

FREE Resources for Family Homeschool




























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For A+Homeschool Readers and A+ Interactive Math customers: 

Wildlife Adventures on SchoolhouseTeachers is another place you'll find me each week. With your SchoolhouseTeachers membership - you'll enjoy access to all the classes you need to keep a busy family interested in various homeschool classes. I hope you enjoy my nature lessons - featuring different        animals weekly!
   Additionally - get great Creation Information at Creation Conversations and find me at Wildlife   Wednesday. Come and link up your own wildlife and nature posts to share homeschool lessons and ideas   for studying God's creation in family homeschool.

   This week's feature is: The Butterfly  (F is for Flight on BenandMe)

Enjoy this FANTASTIC slow motion video of the butterfly in FLIGHT:




See the butterfly take its FORM during metamorphosis in the timelapse video below:




Isn't it FABULOUS?

FURTHERMORE - Download these FREE notebooking pages with cover sheets for each different section of animal study for your own nature binder. See samples below:



 





 

The cover pages and notebooking pages currently include categories for Birds, Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles, Insects and Spiders, and Fish - Shells - Mollusks and other various creatures.





Check back weekly for additional free nature study materials and lessons! Get additional nature themed freebies here: 


Nature Themed Math Pack

FREE Unit Study - Sea Turtles

Interactive Oceanic Study





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Be sure to link up and share your resources and ideas for nature study! (Plants and Animals all included)
Older posts are fine, link as many as you like, visit and share other posts.
Shared weekly on the Master Books - Creation Conversations - Wildlife Wednesdays Pinterest board and social media. Enjoy the free resources and help support other homeschool families and bloggers by sharing with friends!