Thursday, August 25, 2011

Love bugs? Here's a great fun free ebook for homeschoolers & everybody alike :)

We love studying weird bugs over here. How about you? Just click on the link/blog post title to check out Homeschool Freebie of the Day:'s offering, "First Book of Bugs by Margaret Williamson (PDF ebook) – Here's a delightful illustrated guide to the world of all things buggy… including types of insects, how they grow, where they live, what they do, & much more. Lots of interesting stuff in this chapter book for 2nd – 3th grade readers, with lots of illustrations too."

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bulk Teacher Idea: Paper-Mache Crafts at

Bulk Teacher Idea: Paper-Mache Crafts at "Teacher Idea: Paper-Mache Crafts
Paper-mâché is an extremely versatile medium and can be used for many items from art and school projects to party decorations and classroom décor. It’s a little messy and a whole lot of fun, so kids will love it no matter what you choose to make! Here’s the items you’ll need"

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Great free ebook about drawing birds!

Homeschool Freebie of the Day: "HOW TO DRAW BIRDS (PDF ebook)

Part drawing lessons and part a study of ornithology, this excellent little art instruction book by English artist Raymond Sheppard teaches the student not only how to draw birds, but also how to observe and study them as well. Great both for art and nature study!"

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You can Pledge to Help Early Education with Jumpstart's Read for the Record: Take the Jumpstart's Read for the Record Pledge

Jumpstart's Read for the Record: Take the Jumpstart's Read for the Record Pledge: Take the Jumpstart's Read for the Record Pledge

I pledge to read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney with children in my life on October 6, 2011. By sitting down to read, I'll be joining more than 2 MILLION people in calling for an end to America's early education achievement gap. Together, we'll stand up to demand that all children receive the quality early education they deserve.

Wonderful Free Illustrated Bible Stories ebook

Homeschool Freebie of the Day: TALES FROM THE GREAT BOOK – Volume 2

Here's our second volume of Bible stories told in classic comic book format. If you missed Volume One last week, scroll down a bit, it is still there. Kids love these!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Win a pork grilling recipe contest or vote for your fave!

Pork is just so yummy. Here's your chance to get some great grilling recipes! Grilling inspiration ignited! Vote for your favorite "No Ordinary Burger" today! - Pork. Be Inspired. Also submit your own "No Ordinary Burger" recipes & vote for your favorites here - Pork. Be Inspired.Brat Burgers -

Great Free Ebook all about trees native to America

Our family's going to love this download and I'll bet many of you will too. Go to Homeschool Freebie of the Day: to download your free " THE FIRST BOOK OF TREES (PDF ebook)" You may "branch out" into a new area of study for your homeschool or classroom :)

Here's how the Erskines describe it: "Wonderful middle grades book all about the different trees native to America and how to identify them, with many lessons and studies on how trees grow, categories of trees, how to tell them apart, and much more. Hundreds of excellent illustrations make this one a real keeper!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Butterfly Garden Stepping Stone Project Idea

Butterfly Garden Stepping StoneButterfly Garden Stepping Stone: Butterfly Garden Stepping Stone
Make your own Butterfly Garden Stepping Stone to bring the outside garden indoors this summer season!

Free Art/Social Studies Project: Egyptian Inspired Plaster Tile Relief

Egyptian Inspired Plaster Tile ReliefEgyptian Inspired Plaster Tile Relief: Egyptian Inspired Plaster Tile Relief
Ancient Egyptian Art is a wonderful area to touch upon in lessons. Create a plaster tile relief of an important Egyptian symbol or a pictogram of a daily activity in ancient Egypt. Take a trip to a local museum with a strong Egyptian exhibit or visitonline exhibits for inspiration.

Free Ebook! NASA - Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide

Cover of the Optics Educator Guide
Here's a great freebie from NASA for all us educators (homeschool or classroom) our there! It would also appeal to lovers of Outer Space and Optics in general.

Click here to go get NASA - Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide: Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide

The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.
Audience: Educators
Grades: K-12
Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFC

The guide contains color and light activities using lenses, prisms and mirrors to create telescopes, periscopes, microscopes and kaleidoscopes. Other activities include finding focal length and understanding reflection, refraction and diffraction. Activities are marked by grade level.

Cool Free Homeschool or classroom ebook Great for geology lovers and rock hounds too: "The First Book of Stones"

Check out Homeschool Freebie of the Day: To join me in downloading "THE FIRST BOOK OF STONES (PDF ebook)

A wonderful introduction to collecting and studying rocks, minerals and fossils for children, with many hand-on activities, field collecting advice, and hundreds of illustrations.

Note: This book was published in the 1950s, and is not written from a creationist viewpoint. However, discussion of the age of the earth is minimal, with only one two page spread. There is a LOT of excellent practical teaching material in here, so please just be willing to glean a bit if you use this resource.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OWH: Cardmaking resources

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FREE red rubber stamps

Stamp the backs of your cards with Operation Write Home with a free stamp!

Deeply etched red rubber, OWH logo only. No cling or cushion included. OWH: Cardmaking resources: "FREE red rubber stamps

Deeply etched red rubber, OWH logo only. No cling or cushion included."
While you're at it, sign up to join their blog hop and to get involved to send cards to our troops!

Free Classroom Poster of American Site(s)!

"Bring exciting American destinations into your classroom!

Smithsonian Student Travel helps teachers inspire students through our affordable tours to America’s iconic cities and sites. Now, you can have these amazing destinations in your classroom, too!

Call 877.275.4196 today to select your free classroom poster! Or, request a poster online."

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Free Craft Patterns Online~ A free craft pattern resource.

free craft         patterns logoFree Craft Patterns Online~ A free craft pattern resource.: "Free Craft Patterns Online

Directory of free craft pattern sites with an open resource philosophy.

Only top free craft pattern websites with great content listed.
No membership requirements!

Website qualifications: Must link to remotely hosted free craft patterns."

Free Cross Stitch Designs Patterns Charts & Freebies

RosesFree Cross Stitch Designs Patterns Charts & Freebies: This site has hundreds of cross stitch designs in their Galleries and new one is added almost every day.She also sends new designs every few days to members of her Newsletter. Interesting variety, from Africa and Angel designs to wedding and zodiac signs!

Great Free Classic Novel for Girls! Plus Homeschool Grads Thank Their Parents ebook free too!

What Katy Did Picture Has some nice stuff including this "What Katy Did" novel By Susan Coolidge she's offering free right now!

274 pages
Price $7.95 FREE
Katy Carr is a rambunctious girl of twelve, who is forever getting into scrapes. She loves to play with her five siblings and dear friend Cecy. Although Katy has grand intentions of being a good older sister, she all too often falls short. After an accident Katy must choose between bitterness and joy. Will Katy be an invalid her whole life? Will she grow into the young woman she wants to be? This book should have a place next to such great classics as Pollyanna, Little Women and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
Don't forget to also sign up for her newsletter so you can also get her free ebook where homeschool grads thank their parents!
Thank You!

Great Free Elementary Arithmatic Primer ebook!

Go to
Homeschool Freebie of the Day to get this "excellent vintage arithmetic primer by Frank Hall for grades 1 and 2, outlining two full years of concepts, lessons and examples for younger students.

From the introduction:

The Primer of Arithmetic is not made up mainly of graded miscellaneous problems. It is built on a plan. Each four-page group constitutes the larger unit of the plan. Twenty-seven presentations of this gradually changing unit make up the book. In the first eleven groups the page units are as follows:
1st page – New number facts
2nd page – Number facts applied to linear measurements
3rd page – Number facts applied to surface measurements
4th page – The “Elementary Spiral” (a problem in each of the five fundamental processes), followed by miscellaneous problems
In the remainder of the book, the 1st and 4th pages of each group are similar to the corresponding pages of the first eleven groups. The 2nd page teaches the application of primary facts to the larger numbers. The 3rd page deals with solid, surface, linear, and capacity measurements.

Great guide for introducing arithmetic to primary students!"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Free McCall's Nine Patch Quilts Patterns Ebook

Nine Patch Quilts: Dressed to the Nines: "Let McCall's Quilting Inspire You With These Easy, Free Nine Patch Quilt Patterns!
For many quilters, the first quilt they complete will be constructed from a nine patch quilt pattern. Sewn from simple squares, nine patch quilt patterns can be made in a matter of hours and lend themselves well to different quilt styles and colors. You can even stitch up a nine patch quilting pattern with strip-piecing for quicker quiltmaking. These three free nine patch quilting patterns are available to you as a free download from McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts."

Inside this free eBook, you will find detailed instructions on how you can make each of the quilt patterns below. These patterns include:

  • "Pesto Presto," a quick and easy vibrant nine patch quilting pattern with bold colors and easy piecing.
  • "Nine Patch Fondant," a quick scrap fabric quilt that includes a simple but unique quilt border.
  • "Nana's Nine Patch," with dramatic sashing and borders highlighting scrappy, old-fashioned nine-patches.

This free eBook provides step-by-step instructions on how to make each of these nine patch quilting patterns. With instructions this simple, your fast and easy nine patch quilt will be ready for display in no time!

With your free download of Nine Patch Quilts: Dressed to the Nines, you will become a valued member of the McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts family. This includes:

  • A free e-newsletter highlighting the latest McCall's Quilting news, offers and content
  • Insider information about new features coming to McCall's Quilting
  • Access to free quilt patterns, ideas and more!
  • Free tips and techniques

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

LearningAbledKids - Help for Homeschooling children with Learning Disabilities LogoLearningAbledKids - Help for Homeschooling children with Learning Disabilities: "If your child is struggling in school, or with learning at home, we're here to help you help your child. Learning Abled Kids is a resource and support site designed to provide families with information, curriculum resources, and tools to help you teach your bright child with learning difficulties at home. You'll find information about reading disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), ADD, ADHD, homeschool curriculum recommendations, tools for teaching and learning, and a whole lot more."

Great Free Vintage Bible Comic Ebook! Great for homeschool etc.!

I love this offering from Homeschool Freebie of the Day: "TALES FROM THE GREAT BOOK (PDF comic book)

This classic comic book is a version of three Bible stories: The Tower of Babel, The Boy King Joash,
and The Unfailing Love of Ruth. A great vintage comic book, nicely written and well illustrated!

To download this resource just click the link to go visit and get it for your family. :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Joyce Meyer Christian Book for any Amount!

I adore Joyce Meyer's books and tapes, and right now she is offering one "for any amount" you wish to pay, in order to make sure most folks can afford to share in her message. This is a great time to check her out if you haven't already, her words are biblical and fantastic!
Based on Joyce’s #1 New York Times Bestseller The Confident Woman, this 365-day devotional addresses challenges women commonly face, from confidence and self-image to building strong relationships.

In her loving yet straightforward style, Joyce provides encouragement and tools to help confront and resolve problems in the areas of life that women struggle with most.

This item is listed at the fair value of $16. For a limited time, it's available to you for any amount you give.
  • Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per household.
  • Additional copies may be purchased at regular price ($16).
  • Not to be combined with any other offer. No substitutions.
  • Offer valid for U.S. and Canada residents only.WonW
Books - Teaching - DVD - CD | Joyce Meyer Ministries

Free Event about Making Tough Dinner Times Easier is Tonight

Tonight at 8PM ET on the Ragú® Facebook page ( Ragú® hosts a live-streamed chat to tackle the next Mom’s the Word on Dinner topic “when dinner gets tough”; hope it makes you laugh (and vent a little, too) about everyday chaos in the kitchen.
Is dinnertime #tough in your house? Join @audreymcclellan TONIGHT 8pm ET for a LiveChat!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Free Children's Prayer Collection Ebook!

Click Homeschool Freebie of the Day: to find a "beautiful little collection of prayers especially for children, originally published in the 1880s. Simple and easily remembered, these would be wonderful for devotional use and memorization. Prayers for morning, evening, mealtime and special occasions."