Welcome Back to Homeschool
As you prepare to head back to homeschool, you have some weighty decisions to make . . .
*Which phonics program will be the best to get to get my child on his way to reading well?
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and the twelve companies below would like to help narrow down the decision-making process for you in this special “Back-to-Homeschool Shopping eBlast.”
Back to Homeschooling!
Schola Publications / The Latin Road
Homeschool Buyers Co-op and Lord Heritage
Christian Keyboarding and Progeny Press
Homeschool Psych and Music Master Group
Focus One and Belt of Truth Ministries
Homeschool In The Woods and Wings To Soar Online Academy
TOS Schoolhouse Planner
Take a look and see which products will help you as you homeschool your children.
|Spelling AND Grammar AND Latin, O My!
In the past 60 years, modern educators have reduced the foundational subjects of spelling, writing, and reading to haphazard guessing, memorizing unrelated wholes, games, workbooks, and the continuing erosion of true core standards.
Because of these faulty foundations, grammar makes little sense and students hate to write. Since most of us have experienced the same declining education and educators continue to embrace defective methods, we are pleased to introduce you to The PHONICS Road to Spelling and Reading, our complete language arts curriculum that SHOWS you how to build your student’s language skills percept upon precept, reasoning from spelling, through handwriting to reading, then building grammar and composition skills, all the way to Latin.
There IS a method to the madness!
Barbara Beers models for you step by step, teaching your students HOW English is built and WHY it is built the way it is, from simple words all the way to high school vocabulary. No more falling for the faulty assumption that English is a language of exceptions and does not make sense. Learn how to teach the truth about English and coordinate the skills of spelling, handwriting, reading, grammar, and composition, culminating in a study of The LATIN Road to English Grammar to fine tune those skills.
With over 116,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world’s largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
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It’s time to bring ORDER to your homeschool!
No two homeschools are alike. As each family is unique in their own way, so must each homeschool operate based on the specific goals and needs of the family. However, staying focused on the ultimate goal, maintaining order throughout the year, and not lagging behind in lessons or reports are the challenges homeschool families share in common.
Changing curriculum? Moving to another state mid-year? Adding a new baby to the family?
HomeSchool Office is designed specifically to offer the flexibility you need, while giving you the foundational tools to continue homeschooling successfully.
The benefits far exceed just helping you take attendance and track grading. It gives you the solid framework to plan out the details of each year, organize the daily co-existence of home and school, communicate expectations to your family, stay on top of lessons, track progress, and have the needed documentation to generate reports.
It not only manages the current year from beginning to end, but from year to year it keeps everything in one place throughout your entire homeschool journey. No longer will you have to worry about having the information to generate reports, verify your activities, or build a college transcript. HomeSchool Office helps you manage it all.
Decide today to bring ORDER to your homeschool at www.lordheritage.com
|A Christian Typing Curriculum for your homeschool!
The award-winning Elementary Version for grades K-4 teaches touch typing skills, timings, and centering with the help of a cute ladybug, Miss Mabel in an easy-to-read 18 point font. The Revised Edition for grades 5 and up reviews the touch typing skills and centering, and continues through personal and business letters and envelopes, MLA and APA report formatting, enumerations, outlines, memos, proofreader’s marks, and timings. Both are in color and printable pdf files for easy download and portability.
Linda from HomeschoolBlogger.com said, “Elizabeth and I have really been enjoying using the elementary version of this product. The lessons are easy to follow, engaging and bring great results. Elizabeth will say “look mom I’m typing like you”. I had used another popular product to teach Jennifer how to type. But I love that this product uses Bible verses for practice. Ms. Beitel is friendly and a great teacher. Her customer service is personable and prompt.
Visit our website for more information and download today along with lots of free lessons and other resources:
https://www.christiankeyboarding.com 1.800.559.2154 Christian Keyboarding P. O. Box 34183, Fort Worth, Texas 76162
|Get back to school and back to learning through literature with Progeny Press!
Covering reading comprehen – sion, critical analysis, biblical application, literary techniques, and vocabulary, our study guides help take the student deeper than a basic surface comprehension program.
Progeny Press has been innovating the world of literature study since 1992, offering over 107 different titles covering K-12. With adaptability, convenience, and versatility in mind, we offer our study guides in three separate formats: a printed workbook that the student writes his answers in, a CD in PDF format that you can either print off for multiple students or have them type the answers directly in the file, or as an E-Guide download directly off our website, http://stores.progenypress.com
All of our study guides come complete with a full answer key, which has been upgraded to be removable from the workbook format, a brand-new feature for 2014! With all the curricula and subjects available, literature often takes a back seat. Yet reading, analyzing, and understanding literature can benefit all areas of your education, from writing, to public speaking, to every day encounters with other people. Being able to quickly analyze and understand what is being said, and to formulate a thoughtful response, is invaluable in today’s fast-paced world.
Don’t neglect literature! Let Progeny Press give you the tools you need to improve your studies, and bring a Christian world view to every book. Learn more about our company and our products at www.progenypress.com
And as the parent of a soon-to-graduate homeschooler, there is one college class that should concern you—Psych 101.
You probably took psychology in college. It is one of the first and, possibly the most, worldview challenging classes Christian students navigate in college. Are you sure your student can apply his biblical worldview to the study of God’s grandest creation—the human mind? Give your student the tools to recognize the hidden threats underlying psychology’s theories and schools of thought. Read and teach Homeschool Psych, by Dr. Tim Rice.
Since it was first published in 2008, Homeschool Psych has made it easy for thousands of homeschoolers to deal with psychology. See Debra Brinkman’s review of Homeschool Psych 2nd Edition.
Now students everywhere can join Dr. Rice’s lectures live online. Classes resume September 8, 2014. Space is limited. Get more information and register at http://homeschoolpsych.com/online_class.
•Reading Music on a Grand Staff.
•Keyboard Orientation – Everyone Should Know How a Keyboard is laid out
•Reading Rhythms – Whole, Dotted Half, Half, Quarter and Eighth Notes
•Introduction to chords and playing from a lead sheet
•Two reviews to verify the student’s progress
•The included, easy-to-use, Teacher’s Guide walks you through each skill and concept in a Step by Step format – almost like a script.
•Also contains a complete check list of the Skills and Concepts that are taught in the book
We believe that God created everyone to be a world changer, to live on mission, and to make a measurable impact on those around them. Yet, many of us settle for comfortable, predictable, and safe. When taking your last breaths, is that the kind of life you want to look back on? A safe one? A “normal” one? Or do you want to live a life of adventure, passion, and purpose… a focused life that honors the greatness of our God? At Focus One, we believe that God is inviting us on a life-long adventure. One that doesn’t sacrifice greatness on the altar of the convenient.
Focus One will help you navigate four specific areas that will determine how you will live this life:
# Spiritual Disciplines
We believe that you’d be hard-pressed to find a faith-based gap year program with more experience and expertise than Focus One. With a proven track record of over two decades and over a thousand alumni, we can say with confidence that a year in Focus One will be one you will never forget.
To apply or for more information, please visit www.focusone.com.
Screen time now exceeds 53 hours per week for kids. 5 million gamers are playing over 40 hours of video games per week (and 19 million are addicted to gaming). In fact, research has now shown media to be “America’s most widespread and serious addiction!”
What can we do to free people from this media madness? How can we return to reality as God designed it?
Scott Ritsema’s Media on the Brain seminar has been the answer to hundreds of thousands of souls. Scott has been featured on TV and radio and at countless live events throughout North America. Having too many speaking invitations is a good problem to have!
So . . . introducing the Virtual Seminar. A FREE, (yes completely FREE!) way for your church or home school group to host a seminar. No catch, no cost, just a proven way to rescue souls from the media trap.
Scott Ritsema will take you through the most credible and balanced, yet alarming and eye-opening, facts about the effects of entertainment media. Be the first in your circle of influence to help families find freedom in Christ from media addiction.
No technical skills needed to host a seminar. Just get the ball rolling, and we’ll do all the work! Inquire today at BeltOfTruthMinistries.org.
|School is nearly upon us!
Break away from traditional boring textbooks and live the lessons through lap books, notebooking, games, activities, recipes, creative writing and more with Time Travelers history studies for American history. Or get your luggage ready for a trip through world history with Project Passport, complete with audio tours of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and Reformation!
Perhaps you just want a lap book? Our Activity-Paks are designed to accompany your existing curriculum, while our Lap-Paks provide reading text and printables to make your lap book mini-study complete! And now we are introducing K-2 Lap-Paks for younger learners, with coloring pages in the text and an audio narrative included on the CD! Learn about Knights of old or Ben Franklin and his many experiments!
Visit Home School in the Woods for these and more, along with samples and pictures of our many history resources so you can try before you buy! While you are there, sign up for our eNews, and collect a brand new free timeline figure in each issue!
|Wings To Soar Online Academy
Wings to Soar Online Academy creates Custom Learning Plans for pre-K to 12 outside-the-box learning with just the right amount of challenge creating the perfect opportunity for your child to SOAR!
Since a 3-6 year range in academic skills within any child is not uncommon, no wonder a one-size-fits-all approach to learning in a traditional classroom hasn’t worked well!
Students begin with assessments to identify and fill skill gaps in math, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing because we believe it’s important to build a solid academic foundation by starting at the student’s current functional level. Accommodations allow students to work at a “just right” level in each subject area, while Fast ForWord, CogMed, and Orton-Gillingham remediate root causes of learning struggles.
High school Integrated Liberal Studies courses provide over-arching themes to connect and deepen learning and develop critical thinking, communication, technical, and interpersonal skills.
Multiple brain pathways are engaged as students interact with adaptive multi-media programs. Custom Learning Plans tailored to each child’s unique learning needs draw from over 35 quality online curricular programs, hands-on kits, and numerous print resources. We work with the child in the context of the family. Each of your students can enroll in one or more courses that are right for them to provide the best total educational plan for your family, supporting you where most needed. Record-keeping, regular feedback, and parent/student coaching are provided.
Have a great school year
as you keep your children at home where they belong!