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Winner Take All #Back2School Prize Pack Giveaway ($1200 value!)

If you’re looking for some things to supplement your school year, here’s your chance!  This winner take all giveaway has a little bit of everything for preschoolers up to high schoolers.

This year’s #Back2School event is giving one lucky winner twelve-plus prizes to help make starting school a little easier. The winner will receive everything from homeschool classes for the year, to educational toys for their toddler, AND Back to Campus gear your college student needs! Celebrate learning with all of your children, big and small! Learn more about the prizes below AND good luck to all who enter! Snap Circuits Classic from ELENCO

ENTER TO WIN a Snap Circuits Classic Electronics Exploration Kit from ELENCO! Snap Circuits Classic can be used to make interesting circuits, encouraging educational play that teaches your future engineer about electricity. All of the parts have colored graphics that represent their real electronic names and symbols. This educational toy comes with a complete instruction manual and project guide that helps you to guide your child through exploring over 300 experiments –no soldering required. The color-coded parts combine to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside televisions, radios, and other electronic devices. With easy-to-follow instructions, Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits run the devices they use everyday. Visit ELENCO to learn more about Snap Circuits and all of their innovative and educational toys that encourage children to “learn by doing!”

Monkey Business Polar Bear Family Ice Packs

ENTER TO WIN a Blue Bear Family shaped ice blocks from Monkey Business! This set comes with one mom and two cubs. They come pre-filled with non toxic fluid, ready to be placed in your freezer and await their turn to chill out in your child’s school lunchbox or homeschool park-day cooler!

Monkey Business has been creating useful objects with a smile since 1994. They are on a mission to shine a light on the little things that make up your day so you can see them from a new perspective. Visit Monkey Business to learn more about the business of making you smile AND checkout their great products for your home and family.

PeachSkinSheets perfect for Back to School to be sure your student gets a great night sleep

ENTER TO WIN breathable and lightweight PeachSkinSheets® so your student will have a great night sleep all school-year long! Regardless if your child is a hot or cold sleeper, PeachSkinSheets® are thermal controlled to keep both hot sleepers cool, and cold sleepers cozy! The advanced poly microfibers contained in their Athletic Grade SMART fabric breathe just like workout clothes to wick away moisture too.

Can’t find the right size for your College student’s new bed? That’s because college dorm mattresses are longer than the standard twin/full mattress you might use at home. Take a look at their XL Twin Dorm and XL Full Dorm sheet sets available at PeachSkinSheets® Visit them online to learn more, order a swatch, or read about their 30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee!

 

ENTER TO WIN a SMITCO Snap Pop Beads – 725 Piece Kit! The SMITCO pop bead kit is a great addition to your homeschool or classroom. Use them for dexterity, creative play, sensory bin fillers, or math manipulatives. The brightly colored beads arrive in various shapes, sizes, and textures, inspiring an interest in building and engineering in a fun kid-friendly way! Kids love the broad spectrum of colors, and the feel of the smooth beads against their little fingers. Visit SmitCo online to find more ideas on kid-appealing back to school supplies and kits.

College Prep Science #Homeschool #HomeschoolScience

ENTER TO WIN a Full School Year (Two Semesters) Online Science Class ($680 value) from College Prep Science! Live Online Classes are more than just a once a week teaching engagement. Students are assigned homework, take exams, and are provided with an end of course grade that can be retained for your student’s homeschool portfolio and high school transcripts. Live Online Classes at College Prep Science are available for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise and Sports Physiology, Forensic Science & Human Anatomy, Embryology – The Magnificence of Human Development, Introduction to Biochemistry/Microbiology, AND MORE!

Visit the Live Online Classes details page to register! REMINDER: Fall Classes Start September 9th!

College Prep Science Online Classes for Homeschool Families

ENTER TO WIN a 2-Day Biology or Chemistry Lab Intensive ($280 value) from College Prep Science! Science Lab Intensives are offered in 15 cities during the Fall, 2019 and Spring, 2020. Each two day intensive is the equivalent of a full school year of labs! Intensives can be attended by future, current, or previous Biology or Chemistry students. There are no prerequisites to attend! Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed.

Visit the Science Lab Intensives details page to find course details, event locations, daily schedules, and how each child will be able to apply what they have learned with “real-life” knowledge.

Sew What Box Monthly Subsciption Box from TaylarMade Tailoring #SewWhatBox #BTS2019

ENTER TO WIN a Sew What Box and sewing accessory surprise from TaylarMade Tailoring! Teach your child how to sew this school year! The Sew What Box monthly subscription box contains handpicked projects that are beautiful, useful, and can be completed in about an hour. The only thing your creative student needs to get started is their Sew What Box Subscription Box, a sewing machine, iron, a pair of scissors! The contents of each box includes pre-cut fabric, pins, and detailed instructions. Simply dust off your sewing machine, hop over to watch the online video tutorial, and get sewing!

Visit TaylarMade to take a look at past boxes, inquire about alterations, or signup for a sewing lessons!

ENTER TO WIN a TickleMe Plant Garden Kit! The TickleMe Plant has an amazing ability to close its leaves when Tickled! The branches even droop too! What a fun Science project to kick-off the new school year!
Mark Your Calendars! Bring Your TickleMe Plant To School Day is Sept 26. 2019! In honor of Johnny “Chapman” Appleseed and his love of planting Apples, TickleMe Plant is encouraging students to bring TickleMe Plant Seeds and TickleMe Plants kits to school or homeschool co-op to grow and show others this amazing plant. Like Johnny Appleseed, they want to share their love of Nature.

Tigerlight Means Your Student is Never Alone #BTS2019 #Back2Campus

ENTER TO WIN a D.A.D.®2 from TigerLight! Are you sending your big kids Back to Campus this fall? Here’s two alarming facts you need to know before you do: 1 out of 5 women are sexually assaulted before they finish College; AND male college-aged students (18-24) are 78% more likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault! The D.A.D.® 2 with Crowd Alert is #1 most powerful, effective, safe, innovative, game-changing, futuristic, non-lethal personal protection on the planet! It is only 5 inches long, weighs 4.6 ounces, AND fits comfortably in the palm of your student’s hand so they are never alone! Learn more at TigerLight!

Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting footwear beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.

ENTER TO WIN Lugz new arrival men’s sneakers! From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting footwear beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines. Checkout all of the New Arrivals and tell me which pair is your favorite! Mine are the Men’s Changeover II Oxford Sneaker for everyday, Men’s Dot.Com 2.0 Denim Oxford Boot for Friday nights, and Men’s Hardwood 6-Inch Boot for when your young man wants to look his best! Visit Lugz.com to learn more and choose your favorite! (…it’s so hard to pick just one!!)

The Simplay3's High Back Toddler Wagon #BTS2019 #Back2School

ENTER TO WIN the Simplay3 High Back Toddler Wagon! This wagon is the perfect addition to any family with children under the age of seven. Pull the littles along while you walk your school-aged children to school, OR bring it to your next park-day to keep everything handy while you mingle and gush over the kids with your best mom-friends. The Simplay3 High Back Toddler Wagon (Made in the USA) is a secure and comfortable ride for young toddlers transitioning from a stroller. We love the high contoured backrest because it gives the kids extra support, and the seatbelts keep them secure. The additional storage under the seats and cupholders make this wagon the perfect ride for on-the-go-families. Take a look at the specs and learn more about the key features at Simplay3.

Winning Moves Classic Games and Family Favorites

ENTER TO WIN a Winning Moves USA Prize Pack! Winning Moves USA’s mission is to provide happiness to consumers by offering Classic, Retro, Cool and Fun games for play with friends, family, AND classmates. Some of our favorites fun, yet educational, games from the Winning Moves lineup are Pass the Pigs BIG PIGS, and No Stress Chess. Schedule “game play” into your child’s school day to keep learning fun!

TV Store Online, your source for classic TV and movie shirts and memorabilia. TV Store Online has a gigantic selection of popular movie and TV paraphernalia for all ages and generations.

ENTER TO WIN the item of your choice from TVStoreOnline.com! TVStoreOnline.com is a Detroit-based movie, television, and comic book apparel and costume company seen on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, The Ellen Show! They have an amazing collection of high-quality shirts, hoodies, and apparel your kids will love for Back to School — shirts you aren’t likely to pickup at your local stores! Stop by to see if they have the shirt you’ve been looking for!

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ALL OF THE PRIZES LISTED ABOVE

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GIVEAWAY: Full School Year Online Science Class ($680 value) + Runner Up Prizes

What a great opportunity!  What homeschool family wouldn’t want to win some FREE college prep science classes?  Keep reading to find out more about College Prep Science and find out how to enter the giveaway for free courses!

College Prep Science #Homeschool #HomeschoolScience

About College Prep Science

College Prep Science is a Christ-Centered Focus Program. The purpose of “College Prep Science” is to give homeschooled students access to high level science that is focused on scientific inquiry, critical thinking, process reasoning, data collection, and the graphical and written representation of research. Greg Landry, Founder, College Prep Science, says, “we want to prepare competent, confident students for their remaining high school years, their college years, and life. The fact that our classes and labs are taught from a Christian / Creationist worldview does not mean they’re ‘watered down.’ Quite the contrary – they are very challenging.”

Meet Greg Landry:

Greg has spent the past 20+ years teaching science. He taught at a university, taught thousands of homeschooled students, has mentored students planning to pursue science / pre-med degrees, has designed and directed a university anatomy and physiology / biology / cadaver lab, has academically counseled hundreds of college pre-professional (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, etc.) sophomores and juniors, has designed science labs for homeschooled students, published and presented scientific research, AND has written science lab manuals!

College Prep Science #Homeschool #HomeschoolScience

College Prep Science Giveaway Prize Details!

The College Prep Science Back to School Giveaway Grand prize winner will receive a Full School Year (Two Semesters) Online Science Class ($680 value)! Live Online Classes are more than just a once a week teaching engagement. Students are assigned homework, take exams, and are provided with an end of course grade that can be retained for your student’s homeschool portfolio and high school transcripts.

Live Online Classes at College Prep Science are available for Biology | Life Prep Biology | Chemistry | Life Prep Chemistry | Physics | Life Prep Physics | Human Anatomy & Physiology | Exercise and Sports Physiology | Pre-Anatomy & Physiology | Pre-Chemistry | Pre-Biology | Pre-Physics | Forensic Science & Human Anatomy | Embryology – The Magnificence of Human Development | Introduction to Biochemistry/Microbiology.

Visit the Live Online Classes details page to learn more about the classroom dashboard and high quality virtual lab service. There, you will also find answers to your questions on attendance requirements, class times, and school schedule.

REMINDER: Fall Classes Start September 9th!

Visit College Prep Science to Register Today!

College Prep Science #Homeschool #HomeschoolScience

The College Prep Science Back to School Giveaway Runner Up Winner will Receive a 2-Day Biology or Chemistry Lab Intensive ($280 value). Science Lab Intensives are offered in 15 cities during the Fall, 2019 and Spring, 2020. Each two day intensive is the equivalent of a full school year of labs! Intensives can be attended by future, current, or previous Biology or Chemistry students. There are no prerequisites to attend! Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed.

Visit the Science Lab Intensives details page to find course details, event locations, daily schedules, and how each child will be able to apply what they have learned with “real-life” knowledge.

Back to School with College Prep Science #CollegePrepScience #Homeschool #Science #BTS

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Two Winners!

Runner Up will Receive 2-Day Biology or Chemistry Lab Intensive ($280 value)

Grand Prize Winner will Receive: Full School Year Online Science Class ($680 value)

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+

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Homeschooling 5th Grade This Year

We are tackling FIFTH GRADE this year!  It seems so BIG.  Such a leap from last year.

The work area always looks so nice on the first day.  Then it never looks that good again.  LOL.

And of course, you can’t have a first day without the obligatory printed sign and pictures.  But special snacks help!

And we’re off!  What grade(s) are you homeschooling this year?

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Last Day of 4th Grade – May 17, 2018 (and some of our favorite books)

Whew!  What a year!  I can’t believe this handsome fella is finished with FOURTH grade!  Whoa!  I’m emotionally not prepared for him to be a 5th grader.  That just sounds so…BIG.

We enjoyed our year this year using Sonlight Core C.  G wanted to take a picture with some of his favorite books so he would always remember.

Here are some of his favorites:

White Stallions of Lipizza by Marguerite Henry (this one happens to be one of my favorites from this year too)

Tales of Robin Hood (what little boy doesn’t love Robin Hood??)

The Little Riders by Margaretha Shemin

Marco Polo (Junior World Explorers) This is the only reader that made his list of favorites.  It’s such an odd book to make his list of favorites but I’m glad he liked it!

The Twenty One Ballons by  William Pene du Bois

Missing from the picture because we had borrowed if from the library is probably our second favorite (with White Stallions of Lipizza being our first)…

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Currently Reading…

Obviously the top books are G’s. We are brushing up on the Olympics. The next two are his reading. The School Story is our read aloud. The last three are mine. Though I’m struggling with the bottom one. I’m trying but I just haven’t gotten into it. Who knew C.S. Lewis wrote space travel books?

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LLH’s Book of the Week – The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

I can’t wait to start sharing with you a great book every week that we have enjoyed that I think you should read also!

Here is the first week’s book!

Life Learning Homeschool’s Book Recommendation of the Week for 1/14/18
The Cricket in Times Square – by George Selden

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he’d seen it all. But he’s never met a cricket before, which really isn’t surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City―the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He’d be there still if he hadn’t followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone’s picnic basket. Now, like any tourist in the city, he wants to look around. And he could not have found two better guides―and friends―than Tucker and Harry. The trio have many adventures―from taking in the sights and sounds of Broadway to escaping a smoky fire.

Chester makes a third friend, too. It is a boy, Mario, who rescues Chester from a dusty corner of the subway station and brings him to live in the safety of his parents’ newsstand. He hopes at first to keep Chester as a pet, but Mario soon understands that the cricket is more than that. Because Chester has a hidden talent and no one―not even Chester himself―realizes that the little country cricket may just be able to teach even the toughest New Yorkers a thing or two.
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This has been a delightful book that we are enjoying immensely.  But I feel like a good part of the reason we’ve enjoyed it so much is because we are listening to it on audio.

We listen to a lot of audio books – when we’re traveling or to give mom’s voice a break or just because a certain book was available on audio.  But this is one book I would specifically recommend listening to on audio.  The different character voices, background sound effects and most importantly, the cricket chirping, really enhance the story.  I mean, after all, Chester Cricket is no ordinary cricket – if you don’t have the book on audio, you miss out on hearing Chester chirp The Blue Danube or Onward Christian Soldiers.

The Cricket in Times Square is a 1961 Newbery Honor Book.  Great book, great story, but listen to it on audio for a real treat!