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Yearning to Make Homeschooling Easier?
admin | August 5, 2011 | 10:23 pm

Have you considered Calvert School? The greatest joy of homeschooling is helping your child achieve mastery while keeping his or her thirst for knowledge alive. If you’re like many of us, however, the constant need to plan and create lessons just gets in the way. Without this time-consuming chore, you could have more time to do the actual teaching, more time with your family, and more time for yourself. That’s the gift Calvert School offers in its proven-effective curriculum.

For a short time, Calvert is offering 10% off your grade level course, in fact off your ENTIRE order. No matter if you pay in full or use their payment plan option, you save! But hurry, this offer expires 8/31/11!

Calvert School

Calvert School’s curriculum is world-renowned, serving more than 600,000 students since 1906. Whether you are new to homeschooling, or a seasoned homeschool veteran, Calvert School can work with you to tailor a program to fit your child’s needs. The Calvert educational experience:

  • Blends traditional and 21st century educational resources
  • Provides easy-to-use lesson manuals
  • Includes online resources such as BrainPop, Discovery Education STREAMING videos, Aha!Math,
    e-Textbooks, instructional videos, and more
  • Delivers a foundation of reading, writing and math tailored to your child’s ability
  • Integrates content across all subject areas so your child is prepared to master a topic and succeed
  • Provides world-class support to ensure YOUR success!

Learn more about Calvert School and their Summer Savings Sale.

Freebies: March 24
Lesson Pathways | March 24, 2011 | 4:00 pm

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Yes Kids Can

Try out the “Lifting Soldiers’ Spirits Community Service Project Kit” from Yes Kids Can! The kit contains arts and crafts activity for decorating pillowcases for wounded soldiers. This is ideal for a family, school, or scout service project.

Urban BirdsCelebrate Urban Birds

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is offering you the opportunity to become a bird observer! Get your free kit and collect information about the birds you observe in your neighborhood.

Blackline Maps of World History Free Sampler

Currclick is offering this free sampler of Blackline Maps of World History. This includes maps from time periods including First Cities and Ancient Civilizations, Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt, the Norman Conquests and Medieval China, Native American Tribal Groups, the Expansion of Sweden and Italy United and the British Empire.

Free Webinar about Emergency Preparedness for Families

Homeschoolblogger.com presents the Fire Station Buddies free Webinar about Emergency Preparedness for Families. The date is March 29th and space is limited, so register today.

Bargains on Educational Toys at Amazon
Lesson Pathways | March 24, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Poking around Amazon, we found these deals on some super-neat toys that will help foster your child’s love of learning.  Take a look!

Radio LabWas $83.99 Now $31.99

EB Excalibur EI5851BL10 Einstein Science Build Your Own Radio Lab
Learn to build your very own FM radio in a fun and safe way. The Einstein DIY Science Kit comes with everything you need and has easy-to –follow illustrated lab-style instructions. All parts are made from non-toxic materials, and electronics experience is not required. The Einstein do-it-yourself Science Kit lets you learn from the ground up.

Leap Pad

Was $34.99 Now $18.73

LeapFrog Read & Write LeapPad®
Bring the magic of books to life with the world’s best reading and writing system. The Read & Write LeapPad® learning system is uniquely designed to make stories come to life right on the page through talking characters, engaging narration, music and playful sound effects. Choose from a library of wonderful interactive storybooks featuring your child’s most beloved characters. Children simply touch the books pages with the dual-function Magic Pencil to hear letter sounds and words read aloud, make characters come alive and play exciting learning activities. With LeapPad Plus Writing books, your child can also practice writing letters and words correctly, play games and even solve mathematics problems. The Read & Write LeapPad learning system works with ALL LeapPad books and cartridges, including LeapPad Plus Writing, Quantum LeapPad and LeapPad.

Grow a FrogWas $29.18 Now $17.83

Grow A Frog
Grow a Frog Kit Experience aquaculture–grow your own frog from a tadpole to adulthood. This kit contains the aquarium, food, instructions and a coupon. Send the coupon off and receive your tadpole in the mail. Watch him grow into the cutest little frog. The translucent skin of the tadpole allows you to see the inner organs. Keep him with the goldfish, he’s harmless and never leaves the water. A gift that brings joy for years. Ages 4 years and above. Not for children under 3 years: small parts: choking hazard. Made in USA

Partner Spotlight: ClickN Kids
Lesson Pathways | March 24, 2011 | 10:00 am

Try ClickN READ & ClickN SPELL Today!

The days of reading with Dick and Jane are a thing of the past. Sure, traditional reading and traditional teaching of reading still happens, but technology is vastly impacting the way our children learn to read. The everyday use of ipads, laptops, smartphones, and other devices have transformed the way kids receive their early literacy. Just yesterday, I was reading a story to my two-year old on my Kindle — and she carries a Leap Frog toy around (that has a screen a buttons on it that are similar to my device) and calls it “Fia’s Kindle.” It’s because of things like this that I think the ClickN KIDS programs are an excellent resource for today’s plugged-in families.

ClickN READ Phonics and ClickN SPELL online learning programs have everything you need to teach reading and spelling guaranteed or your money back. Try 4 lessons with your child now, absolutely free! ClickN READ Phonics and ClickN SPELL are designed to teach beginning reading and spelling for children as early as the age of 3 years old. ClickN KIDS products are also a great solution for older children that may be struggling with their reading and spelling skills and have also proven to be very successful working with learning disabilities as well as individuals learning English as a second language.


ClickN READ Phonics and ClickN SPELL online learning programs have everything you need to teach reading and spelling guaranteed or your money back. Try 4 lessons with your child now, absolutely free! ClickN READ Phonics and ClickN SPELL are designed to teach beginning reading and spelling for children as early as the age of 3 years old. ClickN KIDS products are also a great solution for older children that may be struggling with their reading and spelling skills and have also proven to be very successful working with learning disabilities as well as individuals learning English as a second language. Kids Love to Learn at ClickN KIDS. Save $5 on ClickN READ and ClickN SPELL Code: CLICKN5 exp. 3/31/11

Crystal P. lives in Illinois with her many children, pets, and her husband. She is a former (and probably future) middle school language arts teacher. She is currently working from home as an independent copywriter,editor, and Lesson Pathways team member. You can follow her blog at http://houseofsloth.blogspot.com/.

Freebies March 17th
Lesson Pathways | March 17, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Check out these great homeschool freebies!

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Learning Through History

Sign up for the free newsletter from Learning Through History to receive a free mini-unit study within one of these historical periods on a monthly basis: Ancient History, Medieval Period, Renaissance to Revolutions, and Modern World.

Science Freebies from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers a variety of award winning publications, videos and other materials – all free!

Make a Farm

This free educational software download is a fun, hands-on learning experience for kids. Print the farm buildings out on regular paper from your printer and kids can build their own farm and learn about how farms produce food and what farmers do.

…Of Shamrocks and Shillelaghs

From Currclick, Teacher Book Bag has assembled a mini-unit study of Irish beliefs and customs in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Partner Spotlight: Teacher Created Resources
Lesson Pathways | March 17, 2011 | 10:00 am

It’s always a good idea to stick with what you know. You’ll never, ever read a blog post from me about particle physics or about household organization tips. That’s why the folks over at Teacher Created Resources are so successful at what they do. The name is right there in the title – they are teachers, creating resources, lesson plans, school supplies, and materials for the people that use them – parents and teachers!


Over 1500 products from Teacher Created Resources


Teacher Created Resources is a leading publisher of high quality educational products, such as lesson planners, classroom decorations, and other teaching materials “created by teachers for teachers and parents.” Our products are used in early childhood, elementary, and middle school classrooms and cover all aspects of the curriculum–language arts, social studies, math, science, technology, and the arts.”

At Teacher Created Resources, you’ll find a wide selection of curriculum items, decorative materials, books, and other teaching aids. This Web Based Lesson Planner is really cool: Create, edit, and store lesson plans online! Find out more!

There is even a Free Stuff section with lesson plans, daily events, a newsletter, and more. Subscribe to Teacher Created Resources’ free newsletter to find out about exclusive special offers and get free e-books!

Crystal P. lives in Illinois with her many children, pets, and her husband. She is a former (and probably future) middle school language arts teacher. She is currently working from home as an independent copywriter,editor, and Lesson Pathways team member. You can follow her blog at http://houseofsloth.blogspot.com/.

*every purchase you make through the links in this blog post will help keep LessonPathways free
Save 20% on Science and More at the Scholastic Store
Lesson Pathways | March 10, 2011 | 2:00 pm


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Right now, the Scholastic Store Online is offering an additional 20% off science items!

While you’re there, check out their sale & clearance section, we found the LeapPad gift set on sale for 50% off!

LeapPad Learning System Gift Set
LeapPad Learning System Gift Set

Normally $99.99, it’s now on sale for $49.97!


Enjoy BIGGER DISCOUNTS at The Scholastic Store’s Outlet Center!

Free Tests, Party Guides, Menu Plans & More!
Lesson Pathways | March 10, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Thursdays just wouldn’t be the same without homeschool FREEBIES!

Freebies

Free SAT Test Quiz
From Parliament Tutors, this FREE SAT Test Quiz will help you see what areas you need more help and areas where you excel. Either print the test out or enter your answers online.

Create Your Own Tests
Download this free software from Schoolhouse Technologies to create your own tests and quizzes. This makes the job of creating tests very easy and you can use eight question types including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks, matching, short answer, list, order, true/false, and long answer.

Design and Discovery
Are you looking for a way to build your child’s interest in engineering? This curriculum from Intel is designed to engage students in hands-on engineering and design activities.

Parties with a Purpose
Free downloadable PDF guides help you plan parties with a purpose while utilizing books from the Watering Can Press in a group setting. You party will be fun, memorable and inspiring.

Free Menu Planning Guide

From this week’s partner spotlight merchant, a FREE menu planning e-book.  Learn how to menu plan for a full month to save time and stay in budget!

Partner Spotlight: The Old Schoolhouse Store
Lesson Pathways | March 10, 2011 | 10:00 am

For years, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has been the “go-to” resource for many homeschool families.  We’re proud to present them as part of our partner spotlight series this week!

The Old Schoolhouse Store

Are you looking for some great ideas to supplement your homeschool curriculum? The Old Schoolhouse Store is a great place to start!

At The Old Schoolhouse Store , you’ll find a variety of resources – and for every budget – there’s even a Homeschool Dollar Store!

You’ll find something for every aspect of the curriculum – math to science to reading and from preschool all the way through college prep.

Stay up to date with current homeschooling issues and topics by subscribing to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine . It’s wonderfully informative and will provide you with activities, articles, and even tips on meal planning.

The Old Schoolhouse Store has so much to offer – take a look for yourself -you wont’ be disappointed.

Have you shopped the Old Schoolhouse Store before?  What do you recommend?

Crystal P. lives in Illinois with her many children, pets, and her husband.  She is a former (and probably future) middle school language arts teacher.  She is currently working from home as an independent copywriter,editor, and Lesson Pathways team member. You can follow her blog at http://houseofsloth.blogspot.com/.

*LessonPathways.com receives an affiliate commission for each purchase through the links contained in this blog post.  All opinions expressed in this post are that solely of the author and are not swayed by our affiliate partnership.
FREEBIES
Lesson Pathways | March 3, 2011 | 4:00 pm

Check out these super freebies we found this week!

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Currclick American Girl Club
This is a very exciting freebie! Currclick will be offering a club for the American Girl fans! Your child will have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn about history and make arts and crafts while learning about their favorite American Girls. And it’s totally free!

My Job Chart
My Job Chart is an innovative way to encourage a good work ethic in your child. Your child can track the completion of assigned chores online and earn points towards rewards.

TeachersFirst.com
This free site offers links for elementary, middle and high school levels in areas from math to art with ideas on how to apply them to your classroom.

The Totally Free Children’s Learning Network
The Totally Free Children’s Learning Network offers educational, animated movies on various subjects. After watching the videos, there is a quiz to test what your child has learned.