Thursday, April 29, 2010

$10 Sale: Teaching Company

As I've said here before, I love Teaching Company. One of the things I love about them, in addition to a great product is that they have really good sales. I could never afford their products if I had to pay full price.

Currently, there is an amazing $10 sale going on. Shipping is another $10 for the whole order. However, I found a coupon code: 42248 which should give you shipping for only $.99!


Addendum: I just ordered. The good news is that the coupon code works. The bad news is that you can only order one $10 set per customer.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Stuff in the Blogosphere

To celebrate 5 years in the blogosphere, Alicia Van Hecke is giving away loads of free gifts including (more to come as the week progresses):
1. Subscriptions to mater et magistra magazine (Catholic homeschooling magazine): (3 copies)

2. I Remember Mama - Irene Dunne, 1948 (3 copies)

3. Christmas in Connecticut - Barbara Stanwyck, 1945 (3 copies)

4. Books by Melissa Wiley (3 books)

5. The Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden (1 copy)

6. The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary by Karen Edmisten (1 copy)

7. The Catholic Homeschool Companion, edited by Maureen Wittmann and Rachel Mackson (1 copy)

8. Homeschool Connections Subscription Service (1 month free subscription)
Check out Studeo to learn all the details.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Half Price for Half Day at Sophia Institute Press

Sophia Institute Press is offering a whole slew of books for half price between now and midnight. Go HERE to see what's on sale.

Then once you have your books in your shopping cart, enter the discount code halfday and click APPLY. Please note: Discount only applies to the books pictured in the ad at the above link.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Free Webinar on Online Education

UPDATE: The webinar went great! You can watch the recorded event here: Advantages of Online Education.

Maureen Wittmann will be the presenter for Homeschool Connection's upcoming free webinar: Online Education vs. Distance Learning.

The internet, used correctly, can be a big plus for your homeschool. This webinar will focus on online education but will also explore other internet resources including research options for students, finding homeschool support, and money saving deals.

Distance learning has been around for over a century. Studies show that distance learning is as effective as classroom instruction. Today we have a new model of education coming to the forefront: Online Education which is interactive and goes beyond distance learning. New studies indicate that online education is leaving classroom instruction in the dust.

Join us for this free and informative webinar to find out why and how. See firsthand the future of education. Attendees will get to personally tryout some of the online educational options. If you own a headset with a microphone, plug it in before entering the webinar and we'll let you use to experience one of the interactive parts of online education.

Bring all of your questions as there will be a Q&A segment.

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Starting time: 8:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (7:00 pm, Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter's biography: Maureen Wittmann is co-founder of Homeschool Connections along with Walter Crawford. They are bringing online education to homeschoolers around the globe in an effort to help parents provide a faith-filled, world-class education to their children. Maureen is also the author of For the Love of Literature and co-author of The Catholic Homeschool Companion. She and her husband Rob homeschool their seven children in Michigan.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Free DVD's from the History Channel

Free DVD Set from the History Channel

The History Channel is giving away a free DVD set to every school in the United States, including homeschools! This soon-to-be-released set is entitled American-The Story of Us. Here is a quote from the website stating what this 9 1/2 hour DVD set will include:

A riveting adventure of how America was invented, AMERICA The Story of Us focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY. From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings, through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was built.

Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, Tom Brokaw, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more.

From executive producer Jane Root of Planet Earth, comes the breathtaking journey through history–unlike any other in the past 40 years–with live-action recreations of key historical events through the use of cutting edge CGI animation, giving viewers an immersive view of history in the making.

These DVDs will be shipping in August. The deadline to request a copy is July 1st.

If you are interested, click here to see more information on this DVD set.

Then click here to request your free set!

**Note: This DVD history set will NOT be done from a Christian perspective, so you may want to preview these before having your children watch them.**

Thursday, April 15, 2010