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Some curriculum just seems timeless. Everyone seems to know about it and love it, the books occupy treasured spots on our shelves and we warmly recommend them to our friends and family. It’s easy to forget that even those beloved resources were once new and those treasured spots were bare. Some of our resources this month may be old favorites in your family, while others may be  new favorites waiting to be discovered. We hope that you will take the time to explore these products, spend time with them and possibly discover a new addition to your treasures.  
 

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Bible Jeopardy
 
Bible Jeopardy “Print & Play” Trivia Game
Play Bible Jeopardy with your ENTIRE family!
New Bible trivia game gives players the chance to not just show off their knowledge, but also learn even more about the Bible!
This “Print & Play” game is just like the one on TV, but with Biblical categories like: Miracles, Books of the Bible, Places, & Heroes.
Great for family fun at home or group activities at church.
Learn how to play here:

 

 

 

 

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Pick and Draw Game
 
Pick and Draw Game . . . a worldwide phenomenon
 
A simple deck of cards . . . colorful, unique, inexpensive ($10) and comes with its own sturdy case. Possibilities? 60,000 different cartoon face combinations anyone can draw.
Just for fun? Sorry . . . it has a whole lot more uses than just drawing fun. Here’s how it works.
What others say: 
Learn more:
 

 

 

 
 

 

Church Mission Trips and youth group meetings (see activity book) 
Compassion International trip 
 

 

A huge help! 
Activities book loaded with fun Activities anytime, anywhere with anyone!

 

“This resource shows you multiple ways to use the Pick and Draw card game to help kids draw, write and learn almost anything. Great resource!” 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget Christmas is coming and this is a great stocking stuffer and family gathering activity!

 

 

 

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Victus Study Skills System
 
Study Smarter, Not Harder
Do your students really know how to study? Studying is something all students are expected to do, but seldom are they taught effective methods.
Victus Study Skills System is a systems approach to study. Mastering isolated skills might achieve high test scores, but long-term success comes when students view studying as a way of life. Help prepare your students in:
  • Organization, time management, goal setting
  • Note taking, test taking 
  • Reading comprehension 
  • Improving existing habits & learning new ones 
  • Studying smarter, not harder 

Victus helps students succeed in academics 

and in life!
Cathy Duffy says . . .

 

 

 
“Effective study skills are essential for academic excellence, but few students are taught an explicit system for developing study skills. Most flounder around, gradually developing their own methods that might be more or less effective. The Victus Study Skills System is about developing effective study skills and achieving academic goals, but it also helps students apply the same process to other areas of their life such as faith and finances. ‘Victus’ is the Latin word for ‘way of life,’ and students are taught that planning in all areas of life is important.” 
Find out more at
studyskillssystem.org.

 

 

 

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MollyGreen.com
It’s not too late to get your homeschool year organized! With a whimsical flair, the 2015-16 Molly Green Magazine Homeschool Planner has encouraging Charlotte Mason quotes, scriptures, and lightly colored vintage-style drawings that won’t use up all your printer ink. 
 
Inside you’ll find: 
  • Calendars 
  • Monthly/Weekly Planning Sheets 
  • Goal sheets (monthly, semester, yearly) 
  • Attendance Charts 
  • Book Log 
  • Curriculum Planning Sheet 
  • Homeschooling Contact List 
  • Field Trip Planning 
  • Extracurricular Activities Planning 
  • Chore Chart 
  • Chore Ideas Lists 
  • General Writing Prompts & Story Starters 
  • History Timeline 
  • Creating an Academic Transcript 
  • Academic Transcript 
  • Checklist and Skills Learned 
  • Memory Pages 
  • Lots more! 
Download your copy today for just $7.95 and start enjoying an organized homeschool!

 

 

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com 

 
SchoolhouseTeachers.com has 175 chances for your kids to discover a new favorite class! Here’s just a sample. Which of these classes could spark your child’s interest? 
 
Art 
Art Techniques 
Drawing with Realism 
Studio Art for Teens 
 
Bible 
Apologetics: Creation vs. Evolution 
Bible Adventures 
Foundations for Teens 
 
Computer and Technology 
Computer Science 
Keyboarding 
Web Game Design 
 
Electives 
Architecture 
College Choice Guidance 
Filmmaking 
Heritage Crafts 
Home Economics 
Logic 
Photography 
 
Foreign Languages 
ASL (Introduction) 
French 
Latvian 
Spanish 
 
History and Geography 
American History for Beginners 
Asia: Its People and History 
Ancient History: Babylon 
Church History 
Classical Archaeology 
Constitution and Bill of Rights 
Economics 
Geography of the Bible 
Middle Ages History 
People and Places of WWII 
They Lived for God 
 
Language Arts 
African American Literature 
Beginning Handwriting 
Classics-Based Writing 
Daily Grammar 
Essay Writing 
Everyday Copywork 
How to Write and Produce a Play 
Lapbooking 
Literature Kits 
Spelling 
Worldviews in Literature 
 
Science 
Animal Science 
Biology 
Botany 
Bug Science 
Chemistry 
Earth Science 
General Science 
Geology 
Nature/Outdoors 
 
And many more including math, health, nutrition, drama, public speaking, music, guitar, and violin. 
 
PLUS 10,000+ streaming videos including Veggie Tales, Adventures in Odyssey, What’s In the Bible, and more! 
 
Try the entire site for a month for just $1. Join Today!

 

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 for Kindle, Nook HD, Android, and Apple.

 

 

 

Math seems so straightforward, doesn't it? Numbers, patterns, formulas, and procedures all so clearly laid out with rules for each problem that just have to be learned and followed. Easy. Until you have a child and a math program that aren't a good match for each other and then the whole thing changes! If you are looking for a new fit, or even just need to shake things up a little and add some excitement to your math day, take a look at these great offers.
 

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Math-U-See

 
Math-U-See is a complete K-12 math curriculum that uses manipulatives to illustrate and teach math concepts. We "Build Understanding" in students with a multi-sensory, mastery-based approach suitable for all levels and learning styles.

 

Our curriculum is organized into levels, not grades, so that students can be placed and proceed according to individual ability. When students demonstrate mastery of a concept, they are ready to move on to the next concept. Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction.
The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches through multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner.
Our new online placement tools help you place your students accurately in the Math-U-See curriculum, with immediate feedback. More than just right and wrong, these assessments are a combination of written assessment and an "interview" in which you, the parent, can determine how well your student understands the concepts.
Visit our website to learn more about our curriculum, see demonstration videos, and take the new online placement tests. 

 

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ALEKS

 
Engage your child with
ALEKS®, the online math program that personalizes every lesson, every day, to build mathematics proficiency and confidence. For your child who needs additional review or is ready to move ahead,
ALEKS uses adaptive technology to deliver self-paced instruction targeted to each child's learning needs.
ALEKS is a complete home curriculum math solution:

 

  • 24/7 online access on computers and tablets
  • Immediate feedback and detailed explanations for every problem
  • Built-in progress assessments
  • Full course library spanning grades 3-12
  • One-stop Master Account to monitor progress
Learn more about ALEKS for Homeschooling.

 

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Educents

 
At Educents, our mission is to provide affordable education by giving you the BEST discounts on educational materials. Our customers LOVE the Life of Fred Math books and so do we! Find out how to incorporate Life of Fred into your homeschooling, and at the best price on the Internet!
 
Use Educents to discover innovative and fun math resources for your homeschool today!

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com

 
Take a look at the variety of fun learning opportunities available to your entire family with just one membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com. For example:
Pre-Algebra:
This is a complete, ten-month pre-algebra course with written instruction and daily worksheets.

 

Fractions with Vivian Owens:
A fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands-on approach.

 

Elementary Math:
A video series by Dr. Peter Price designed to help parents understand how to teach elementary math concepts.

 

Trigonometry:
A supplemental, fourteen-week course perfect for review of trigonometry facts with veteran teacher Martha Candler.

 

Everyday Games:
These games from Teresa Evans are low-prep printables that deliver tons of fun. Teresa shares a new game every weekday, alternating weeks between elementary reading/phonics and math.

Plus we have fun Daily Math and Algebra for Kids worksheets for practicing and reviewing important skills!

For a complete listing of all of our resources, visit our Site Content page or take a tour of the site on our Start Here page. Co-op and small group pricing are available.
We make teaching math as easy as
Point. Click. Teach.

 

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com

 
Have you seen the Fraction Workshop by Vivian Owens? This brand new class joins the more than 100 classes already on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This is a fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands- on approach. Designed for students of any age who need a boost understanding fractions, this workshop will illustrate fractions using concrete objects-balls, vegetables, popsicle sticks, and more. Over the course of twelve weeks, students will learn: 
  • What a fraction is 
  • The terms associated with fractions 
  • How to multiply and divide fractions 
  • How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators 
  • How to apply their knowledge of fractions to word problems and the real world 
Try SchoolhouseTeachers.com for thirty days for only $1. Keep it and pay just $12.95 a month and lock in that rate for as long as you keep your membership, no matter how many new classes and features we add. 
 
One membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com serves your entire family, regardless of how many children you are homeschooling or their ages. There are no per-child fees, and courses are not live so you can start them any time. 
 

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"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).
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