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Homeschool Freebie of the Day – Friday

In the midst of the technical difficulties, I was unable to send a reminder yesterday about Homeschool Freebie of the Day.  As I mentioned earlier this week, they divided The Big Handbook of Nature Studies into 6 files and spread them out through the week.  I suspected that they’d leave the links up so that folks who heard about this late, or who forgot to download everyday, would have a chance to get the whole eBook.  Well, I was right!  They announced today that they will be keeping all 6 links available through the weekend.  So, if you missed anything, you can still get it.  If you didn’t know about it until now, you can still get it all.  🙂

Here’s a rundown for the whole week:

Monday:   Introduction and Teacher’s Guide (Part I) and Bird/Fish Study (Part II)

Tuesday:   Reptiles, Amphibians, & Mammals (Part III)

Wednesday:   Insects & Invertebrates (Part IV)

Thursday:    Trees & Plant Life (Part V)

Friday:   Earth, Water, & Sky (Part VI)

Now, that’s an impressive collection of files!  But, on top of that, they posted some extra freebies during the week.  Those extra links are still up too, so I think you’ll have  good chance at downloading those files as well.

[Note:  This post is also available at the new blog url,   http://www.friendlyfrugalista.com.]

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This Week @ Family Intel: Summary of “Home Sweet Homework”

Hmmmm!  It almost seems like Family Intel has a videocamera watching our house.  Last week’s summary was particularly applicable to our family.  And it seems this week’s summary just may be too.  Even though we’re homeschoolers and homework is not a huge problem around here (everything we do is home-work–hehe!), I’m pretty sure the studying strategies part will be helpful.

Remember that you must register at Family Intel to see the summaries.  As always, registration is FREE!  🙂

SUMMARY RUN-DOWN:

~This Week~  Home Sweet Homework:  A Parent’s Guide to Stress-Free Homework & Studying Strategies That Work by Sharon Marshall Lockett

~Last Week~  Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

~Next Week~ Helping  Hyperactive Kids by Lynn Horowitz and Cecile Rost

Family Intel now has 43 FREE summaries!  Yay!

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Wednesday Reminder

Don’t forget to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day to get Part IV of The Big Handbook of Nature Studies.

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This Week @ Barnes & Noble

~Save 30% on Customer Favorites~

~Save up to 90% on Used Textbooks~

~30% Off Select Kids’ Favorites~

~Don’t forget the COUPONS!~

Click here for the ad with coupon links.

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Tuesday Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day today to download the third file from The Big Handbook of Nature Studies.  The Tuesday file is Part III:  Amphibians, Reptiles, & Mammals.

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A Special Announcement from Cara, author of the Friendly Frugalista

The Friendly Frugalista has been up and running for a few months and things are going well.  I am pleased to announce the official launch of two additional sites that I’ve been working on!  Our family has been committed to homeschooling since our first child was born over 15 years ago.  Over the years, we’ve tried many resources, enjoyed successes, endured failures, schooled while moving or traveling, shared our journey with others, and learned from the adventures of other homeschoolers.  For a long time, I’ve wanted to establish a web site for homeschoolers to share with–and learn from–them.  But, I’ve discovered through my experiences as a blogger that it is much easier to add new information to a blog than it is to do so to a static website.  After nearly 3 months of trying out a variety of host domains, I finally came up with a balance that works for me (for now). I will continue to learn and grow as I go along and, perhaps, come up with a better plan.  But, for now, I have established a web site (hosted by Homestead) with information for homeschoolers *and* a blog (hosted by HostSo) to accompany the site.  I’m still tweaking things a bit to see how best to keep all 3 sites up-to-date without too much overlap, but the sites are finally up and running.  In a way, the new blog is like a homeschool version of The Friendly Frugalista.  If you are interested in homeschooling topics, please take a peek at these new sites.

Blessings, Cara

P.S.  In the future, I hope to upgrade this blog to a hosted site too.  But, I spent a lot of trial-and-error time on the other blog, so I’ve kept this one as is while learning the ropes.  It is a lot easier to destroy a non-published blog than a published one.  LOL!

Evergreen Home Education (the main homeschooling web site, hosted by Homestead)

The EHE Blog (the accompanying blog for Evergreen Home Education, hosted by HostSo)

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Monday Reminder

I downloaded today’s FREEBIE resources.  Have you?   Don’t forget to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day TODAY to download The Big Handbook of Nature Studies:  Part I (Introduction & Teacher’s Guide) and Part II (Bird Study, Fish Study).

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This Week @ Homeschool FREEBIE of the Day: The Giant Handbook of Nature Study

I love what Homeschool FREEBIE of the Day is offering this week!   This week’s FREEBIE download is so big, they’ve divided it up over the whole week.  I’ll try to remember to remind you every day so that you (and I) will not miss any part of it!

Here are the details from their Heads Up email:

Well, this week we’re doing something a bit different at HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay — bringing you ONE great resource that is so big, we had to divide it into SIX separate ebooks:


THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY

This is a HUGE (940 pages) and absolutely wonderful teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons,
activities and discussion questions. It is a complete multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use
for years to come. It is so big (over 100 megs in size) we had to divide it into six manageable ebooks for you.

Here’s the rundown:

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Monday, January 18th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART I – TEACHER’S GUIDE & OVERVIEW plus THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART II –  BIRDS & FISH

In PART ONE, you get a very helpful and practical teacher’s guide, including an overview of the purpose, scope and style of the handbook… how each lesson is set up… what nature study should do for your children… how to to tie math, art, geography, gardening, agriculture & science into your nature study, and more. Each lesson begins with a “teacher’s story” which can be read to students along with suggested activities & methods, followed by great discussion questions.

In PART TWO, we jump into the actual lessons, this time devoted to birds & fish. As you’ll quickly see, these lessons are wonderfully written, blending history, humor, a bit of poetry, and a delightful sense of wonder into these nature studies.

Over the rest of the week, then, we’ll bring you the rest of the book:

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Tuesday, January 19th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART III – AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES & MAMMALS

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Wednesday, January 20th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART IV – INSECTS & INVERTEBRATES

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Thursday, January 21st:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART V – PLANTS AND TREES

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Friday, January 22nd:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART VI – EARTH, WATER & SKY

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Check these out all this week and see why we decided to devote the full week to bringing you this excellent study resource curriculum!  It is just great.

You can find each of these resources on their respective days at:

http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com

NOTE: If you ever have any trouble accessing the site with that link, try
http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/

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FREE DVD Offer from Brainy Baby (Must pay S&H)

Brainy Baby is offering a free DVD.  Choose from their four most popular DVDs.  You can only get ONE free DVD and you must pay $6.95 for S&H.

Click here for the details.

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This Week @ Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Sorry, I’m getting this out a little late.  If you want the Monday FREEBIE, hurry on over to get it before the link expires.

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

As usual, the list is a cut & paste from their Heads Up email.
Monday, January 11th:
Winter “Why” Tales (PDF ebook)

A lovely little children’s storybook featuring two fanciful wintertime stories:
“Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter”, and “Why the Evergreens Keep Their Leaves”.
Great read alouds for a chilly winter day!

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Tuesday, January 12th:
Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (MP3 Audio)

Put on your sleuthing hat and get out your magnifying glass —
It’s time to solve a mystery! “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who later revealed that he thought this was his
best Holmes story. This fine audio dramatization of this classic story
was originally broadcast on “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” in 1945!

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Wednesday, January 13th:
TO BE ANNOUNCED! We’re still finalizing the details on today’s resource
so can’t quite announce it yet. Check in with us Wednesday and see!

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Thursday, January 14th:
Strange Stories from History (PDF ebooks)

Two more mini-ebooks featuring remarkable but little known tales from
the pages of American History that will fascinate your kids:

“THE CANOE WAR”
The story of the smallest wartime naval battle ever fought in all
history, which occurred on the Alabama River on the
13th of November, 1813 — between two canoes.

and

“THE BATTLE IN THE DARK”
Great story of how General Andrew Jackson and his rag-tag army
took on an overwhelming British force which sought to capture
New Orleans in the War of 1812 — in the pitch dark of midnight!

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Friday, January 15th:
“Gulliver’s Travels for Kids” (PDF ebook + MP3 audio)

Gulliver’s Travels is one of the best known classics of all of English literature.
Written by Jonathan Swift and published in 1726, the original book
is a true classic, but it is frankly WAY too long and stuffy, filled with
then-contemporary social satire on travel & the literary genres of the time.
Can you say “Boring…!”

But not today! Today we feature TWO great resources that make this
classic “living book” truly come alive for your kids:

1) “Gulliver’s Travels, rewritten for Young Readers”
Great “easy reader” PDF ebook version of the story written by James Baldwin

2) “Gulliver’s Travels” A delightfully fun audio dramatization of the story
originally broadcast on radio in 1947. You’ll hear many familiar “cartoon voices”
portraying the 1/4″ tall Lilliputians in the story. Fun for listeners of all ages!

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You can find each of these resources on their respective days at:

http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com

NOTE: If you ever have any trouble accessing the site with that link, try
http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/

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…and Don’t Forget our current

DEAL OF THE WEEK: The Brain Builders Fun Learning Collection * *

21 Classic Ebooks filled with Puzzles, Games, Brain Teasers, Activities,
Tongue Twisters & more fun to help develop creative thinkers!

A steal at only * * * $4.95 * * * until this Saturday (Reg. $14.95)

Check it out before this price is gone for good:

http://www.homeschoolradioshows.com/puzzles

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