Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cheap Supplies

Lately, I've been scouring the clearance racks and going to garage sales to pick up cheap supplies for homeschooling. I found a bunch of stuff between garage sales, Dollar Tree and T.J. Maxx/Marshalls. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls had a bunch of "Match It" games/puzzles for super cheap. I found 9 total and paid less than half of what I would've spent at TLJI's website. Dollar Tree has sooooo many neat things, I've made a point to stop there frequently.

I still have to find a cheap way to store everything though...

*Side Note: I am employed by the TJX companies, however they do not have any influence on my opinions about the products they carry. All opinions are my own and I was not paid or reimbursed for this post by anyone.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekly Homeschool Planner Giveaway at Confessions of a Homeschooler!!

Once again, "Confessions of a Homeschooler" has another fabulous giveaway going on! Jolanthe from "Homeschool Creations" has made an awesome, completely customizable homeschool planner that is being given away on COAH.

Click here to try editing a sample for yourself

Click here
for a sample of what you'll get

Here's what's inside:
  • 138 planning pages ~ 8 1/2" x 11" sized
  • 12 blank month-at-a-glance pages
  • 40 weeks of weekly planning and journal sheets: each page can be customized to the subjects that your family studies and can be saved to your computer!
  • Preschool planning sheets
  • Field trip/Event plan sheets
  • Yearly curriculum planning sheets
  • Yearly planning and evaluation sheets
  • Yearly attendance tracking sheets
  • Field trip/Event plan sheets
  • Daily to-do lists
  • Main dish menu planner
  • Customizable chore charts
  • Important contacts info
  • Additional note space
  • Standardized testing and yearly assessment result tracking
  • Homeschooling requirement planning
In my opinion, this is an awesome planner that you can reuse year after year!!! You can either buy this planner for $20 here or you can enter the giveaway here for your chance to win (if you buy it and end up winning the giveaway, Jolanthe will refund your money!).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sneaky Squirrel Giveaway at Confessions of a Homeschooler!!

I have to say, I absolutely love the blog "Confessions of a Homeschooler"!!!! I found it a few months back before we had made the decision to homeschool, and I have to say that I was in awe when I saw her school room! I highly recommend her blog!!!!

Well, she is giving away the Sneaky Squirrel game from Educational Insights which ends tonight, so hurry on over to this link to enter!