March Blog Giveaway Basket

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Writing Source Packet



iewNew and experienced IEW students will be delighted by the abundant writing helps in this resource–Models of Structure, Style charts, Word Lists, Grammar Rules, and much more!  Digital Download.

Product Value: $19.00


Shake It Kit


Birdie’s Playhouse

ShakeProduct2BKids are shaking their tail feathers with the Shake It Kit! Play the CD & unleash your child’s creativity.   Streamer: Twirl it, toss it, make circles & patterns.  Castanets: Click to different beats & instruments or improvise a flamenco dance.  Egg Shaker: Shake it, shake it, shake it, FREEZE!

Choose from 3 CDs, which you can hear at Egg and Castanet colors subject to change. Safety approved for ages 2 & up.

Product Value: $22.00




By Bernice L. Rocque

From 3Houses


Button ad test 5 square sized to 19 percent (1)Until the Robin Walks on Snow is a compelling story with lots of opportunities for discussion in homeschooling families.  Here is the description:

It is 1922.  An immigrant family and their devoted midwife struggle to save a tiny premature baby (1.5 pounds). Inspired by real events in Norwich, Connecticut, this historical fiction novella about determination, family, faith, and friendship includes a story chapter about the family’s Polish and Lithuanian Christmas Eve traditions. Appendices include a List of Sources Consulted and Author’s Notes about the facts, family history, and research behind the story.

Here is an excerpt from the 2013 review by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

…while reading this wonderful novella, I spent many months in story time with these people from long ago, holding my breath with them, as they struggled so to save this precious little one, while continuing to try to live their lives at the same time.

The book is a 2013 recipient of a GOLD Mom’s Choice Award for YA Historical Fiction. It was also a FINALIST in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award, in the category, FACTION (fiction based on fact).

Learn more about the author, this book, and what readers have said at:

Product Value: $12.99

One paperback copy of Until the Robin Walks on Snow will be given away.  Winner residing in Alaska, Hawaii or residing outside U.S. will receive book copy in digital format.


One winner will win this basket that contains: Writing Source Packet by Institute For Excellence In Writing and Shake It Kit and Until the Robin Walks on Snow for a total value $53.99!

Enter below. The winners will be randomly chosen and notified by email. Entries will close 12:00 am EDT, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

TOS employees, contractors, product reviewers, and Crew members are not eligible to enter. Entry into this contest will automatically subscribe you to The Old Schoolhouse magazine’s free newsletter, The Homeschool Minute. You may unsubscribe at any time. Click here for a complete set of rules.


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