Friday, July 25, 2014

An Easy Way to Add Fine Arts to your Homeschool

*Affiliate links included in this article.
 Today I'm sharing a resource we are trying out in our homeschool.  Classical Composers Monthly offers a simple introduction into Artist Study with their Fine Art Pages. It's a helpful yet simple method to share great art works with your children. We are using the Fine Art Pages Collection 2. 
Basically the set provides classic art prints that have the artwork, information and fun facts provided all on the same page.  You place them in obvious places in your home and just allow the exposure to the pictures to initiate conversation and learning about the prints. In the introduction to the document there are also some helpful tips to get you started.
We printed 5 pages to start with and hung them above our main computer center and above our game closet.  My youngest daughter helped me arrange them to her liking :)  It's been fun to see the children's response to the pictures being there.  We have talked about our favorite picture, what we think is going on in the picture and my 5 yr old has even determined that someday when we build our own house we need to have dutch doors so that our horse can join us for dinner like one of the pictures shows!  
The great thing about the collection is that you can be assured that you are getting a quality collection of prints with accurate information.  There's no extra work for you.  You print and put them up.  I had considered buying a picture frame at the thrift store and just changing out the picture in it throughout the year.  But as described in the set that you get, it doesn't even have to be that complicated.  The idea is just to get exposure to the pictures and the interest and learning will follow.

{I received a copy of the above mentioned product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review.  All opinions are my own, your results may vary.}

Want to try it out?
You can get a Free Monet Lesson that has the Monet Art Page and some great links and ideas for teaching the lesson.  
or 

What's Included?
 
Fine Art Pages Collection 2 includes:
-Tips on how to use the collection 
-Lifetime Subscription:  the pdf will always be available to.  You can save it on your computer or access it at the site.
 -Prints and info on Narcissus (Caravaggio), A Young Girl Reading (Fragonard), The Veiled Woman (Raphael), The Persistence of Memory (Dali), Bedroom in Arles (van Gogh), Girl With a Watering Can (Renoir), The Jockey (Toulouse-Lautrec), Succession (Kandinsky), Electric Prisms (Delaunay), An Orchard in Spring (Monet), The Hunt (Monet), Sorrows of the King (Matisse), One of the Family (Cotman), The Owl and the Pussycat (Blake), Children’s Games (Bruegel), Thanksgiving (Lee), The Soul of the Rose (Waterhouse), The Bitter Drink (Brouwer), Woman Meditating (von Jawlensky), The Rainbow Landscape (Rubens), Census at Bethlehem (Bruegel), Polperro II (Kokoschka), Field Under Thunderclouds (van Gogh), Tahitian Landscape (Gauguin), and Haymaking (Bruegel).


What Does It Cost?
Normally the cost is $14.95 but  right now you can buy it as part of the Charlotte Mason Bundle and get an 87% savings, plus you get a ton of really great resources!  If you are not interested in the Charlotte Mason Bundle, you have the option to build your own with the products you specifically need!



The "Build Your Bundle"
- Homeschool Edition
sale is going on for one week only (July
21-28)! There are so many wonderful products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Charlotte Mason Bundle below.




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$377.35 ONLY $49.00 Save: 87%
Amazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle! This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry, and a variety of "extras" just for mom! Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim Hodges Productions. This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources your family will love!



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Write from History - Retail $22.95

With modern writing programs, children's weaknesses often overshadow their
strengths, but with the Charlotte Mason Method of teaching your children
to write all those frustrations will fly out the window. The Write from
History
series teaches children to write via the Charlotte Mason Method,
children find writing to be easy and even fun. And when they are asked to
put the various writing skills together, they do so easily and naturally.




Write from History is an easy and effective way to teach writing,
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Sheldon's NEW Primary Language Lessons - Retail
$14.95

Sheldon's New Primary Language Lessons is a beginning grammar workbook
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sentence and paragraph writing. This language arts curriculum is a
gentle introduction to grammar and composition for students in the
elementary grades. Writing exercises are in cursive and print.

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50 States and Where to Find Them - Retail $30.00

50 States and Where to Find Them teaches children the states and
capitals region by region through mapping exercises and quality literature.
Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state.
State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring
pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region
wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson
pertaining to the region.

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The Charlotte Mason Way Explained - Retail $6.99


The Charlotte Mason Way Explained ebook consist of 30 chapters, 53
pages written by a veteran home educating mother of four, who has used the
Charlotte Mason way to teach her children from preschool through high school.
Practical insights of how to simply implement each of Charlotte Mason methods
into today's homeschool, a reader will gain inspiration, clarity and focus
on their own homeschooling journey.

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Handwriting - Webster's Syllabary with Phonics
- Retail $15.00

This first book in the Handwriting Lessons Through Literature program
teaches cursive handwriting through Webster's syllabary and seventy-five
phonograms. Students also learn capital letters and numbers 1-100. Included
in this file are both a vertical and a slant cursive workbook, each with
its own unique set of writing instructions.

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Fine Art Pages Collection 1 - Retail $14.95

This fabulous artist study program that will aid you in studying famous
paintings plus information about each work and the artist.In addition
to the art pages, you will also receive some practical tips and suggestions
about how to utilize the Fine Art Pages and get the most out of them
for both you and your students.

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Reading Lessons through Literature - Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they've learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

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Level 3 Old Testament Overview Part 1 - Retail
$28.00

On this trail Bible students will learn about the Creation, the Promises
God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and much more. Along the path
they will also learn basic Bible geography through mapping exercises.




Students will draw the timeline, identify biblical locations on a
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Students who take this trail will be able to identify the people and
places of the Bible!

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Jim Hodges Audio Books - Retail $90.00

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, For the Temple, and Winning His
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.

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Notebooking Pages: Trees & Plants - Retail
$11.90

The Plants & Trees Basic Study contains 49 notebooking pages includes diagrams
and pages designed to complement your child's basic study of plants
and trees. Also included is Trees of North America, 344+ notebooking
pages covers 43 of North America's trees. Wonderful coloring pages,
choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included
for each tree in this set.

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Notebooking Pages: Complete Birds Set - Retail
$23.80

This is the entire collection of nature study birds notebooking sets! You
will be amazed at all of the pages you will get in this bundle! This
bundled purchase includes:
All About Birds Basic Study Notebooking
Pages, Birds of the World Notebooking Pages, North American Birds
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Notebooking Pages: Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden
Flowers - Retail $12.95

This set was created to compliment a nature study of flowers using the Handbook
of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock. There are 8 designed notebooking
pages for each Wildflower, Weed, & Garden Flower named in this study
(over 45 plants in all!). Included are both regular-lined and primary-lined
so they will work for all ages.

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NaturExplorers Fruit & Nuts - Retail $8.95

This unit will not only have you observing and examining fruits and nuts,
you will learn to observe insect and animal behavior, watch for the effects
of disease or weather on plants and be challenged to create meals, make
models, create history reports and so much more!


Also included is a slight focus on the Fruits of the Spirit in the
Bible section with additional book, music and activity ideas to follow
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Words With Wings - Retail $39

Introducing Words With Wings, an exciting new poetry curriculum and
contest for kids. Each monthly lesson includes the simple explanation
of a fun poetry form and poetic devices, a writing prompt, examples
from the Words With Wings poets, easy 'how-to' tips, and samples from
famous poets.


Bible verses are woven through each lesson in a relevant way that
inspires a love of language, as well an understanding of the language
of His love.

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Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scriptures
- Retail $14.95

Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scripture is a one, two
or three year curriculum geared toward children who are learning to
write and all the way to a high school curriculum. Each year curriculum
has assignments for a 5 day week, however if you desire to take longer
with this curriculum, just turn it into whatever year curriculum works
for your own family!

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Because I Said So - a Biblical Study of Obedience
- Retail $4.99

This is a brand new 26 page Bible
study that teaches HOW and WHY we should obey through scripture and study
of biblical people who struggled with the issue of obedience. Also included
is a bonus hymn study on the beloved hymn, Trust and Obey. The study
is perfect for family devotions, quiet time or homeschool Bible class!

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When I Survey - a Hymnological Journey to the
Cross - Retail $4.99

When I Survey is a 12-day hymnological journey to the cross. Students
and families will dig into the Bible and then support their learning with
the study of a hymn. This study will empower you to set truth deep into
the hearts of your children in a simple and easy way!

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Breakfast Stations Pack - Retail $2.99

This pack is just what every
busy mom needs. You'll find 60+ days of breakfasts that your kids can make
themselves in less than 3 minutes. They are healthy, fast, easy, and best
of all...FRUGAL!

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How to Build a Strong Christian Home - Retail
$4.99

Most of us love our families
very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just
need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants
us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love,
and time to invest in building a strong Christian home for God's glory and
we can do this one step at a time.

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*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 "build your own" bundles you will get
    the 3rd "build your own" bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the "Build Your Bundle" - Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!



*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or "Build Your Own"
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.
Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Amazing Curriculum Sale! {Plus Find Out if You Won the Giveaway!}


Ok, I know this might seem a bit overwhelming.   Mostly because there are so many great choices!  Let me break it down for you:
Real quick before I do though, let me just point out that any purchase entitles you to a

Bundle Of Bonuses Coupon Book!  

You have to see it to believe it!

UPDATED:
Instead of offering Buy 2 Get 1 50% off on the bundles, we changed it to Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
We will be contacting all of the customers who purchased it at B2G1 50% off and issuing them a code to come back and buy with the difference. No refunds, but a credit of sorts.

Easy Option #1
 All you have to do is choose the category that your homeschool best fits into and you are set.   Do you follow a Charlotte Mason method, then that's the choice for you.  Is your child in K-3rd grade?  Pick that bundle!  Do you as a homeschooling mom need some encouragement?  There's a bundle for you as well!

Easy Option #2
If you have children of varied ages, you can get in on this great deal:
You can buy 2 bundles and get the 3rd one 50% off!   FREE!
UPDATED:
When you buy 2 pre-assembled bundles - get a pre-assembled bundle for FREE 



Easy Option #3
For the adventurous spirit, you can build your own bundle.  You can browse all of the great resources and pick and choose any 5 products priced $19.99 and under for just $25 ~ a savings
of 75%!
or
You can choose any 10 products priced $19.99 and under for just $39 ~ a savings
of 80%!
 and
When you purchase ANY 2 "build your own" bundles you will get
the 3rd "build your own" bundle of equal or lesser value for
50% off! FREE!
UPDATED:

When you purchase 2 build your own bundles - get a build your own bundle for free.


I'll be sharing about some of the products we have used that are available in the bundle this week, so check back in!

Lastly, before you head over to go shopping  


Click here to find out if you won the $100 Giveaway!


Homeschooling Curriculum On Sale for up to 92% off - One Week Only!

The "Build
Your Bundle" - Homeschool Edition
sale is here!





For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 list!


Take a look at the bundles:


Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Charlotte
Mason Bundle


This bundle features complete curriculum using
the Charlotte Mason Methods
for language arts, handwriting, and reading,
a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature,
artists, poetry, and a variety of "extras" just for mom!



Included are popular products: Write From History, Sheldon's
New Language Lessons
, Handwriting Lessons Through Literature,
Fine Art Pages, Grapevine Bible Study, and more!



Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value
all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim
Hodges Productions.
This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources
your family will love!

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& PreK Bundle



Teach your littlest ones about God's amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!


Included are popular products from: We Choose Virtues, Character
Concepts, Grapevine Bible Studies, and more!


This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!
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K-3rd Grade Bundle


Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable
lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math,
science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources.


Your children
will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers
and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor
these first days of discovery!

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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Elementary: 4-6th Bundle


This bundle features Wordsmith Apprentice from Common Sense Press,
a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick! Included is a science curriculum teaching Geology,
also from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 Picks.



You will also find "Mapping the Word With Art", a highly
acclaimed curriculum that has a blend of history, geography, and art. There
is more: Bible, handwriting and copywork resources, writing guides, timeline
cards, ancient history notebooking pages, creative writing for both boys
and girls, and an editable weekly homeschool planner for Mom - all for one
LOW PRICE!
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Middle School Bundle


Your middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic excellence using our Middle School Bundle.


This bundle features Learning Language Arts Through Literature and
two science curricula, one from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, as well
as your choice of volumes from "A Child's Geography" - a complete
geography and history curriculum
!

Also included is a popular history timeline/book of
centuries, Renaissance and Reformation notebooking pages, a classical music
curriculum and famous composers notebooking pages, and a creative writing
collection that even "non-writers" will love!

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Your high school students will develop academic mastery and intellectual maturity using our High School Bundle.


This bundle features a New Testament Bible curriculum, an introduction to
psychology, a full year of math curriculum, resources for world history
and geography, philosophy, home economics, college prep, grammar, a creative
writing collection that even "non-writers" will love, an anatomy science
unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, and more! You
will receive enough materials for a full year of high school!
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Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak
to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!).


Whip your home into shape and train your children to do their chores effectively
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tools to help you bring calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!

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Your OWN Bundles


Would you rather hand-pick your selections?
There are two "Build Your Own" Bundle Options!



You can choose any 5 products priced $19.99 and under for just $25 ~ a savings
of 75%!

You can choose any 10 products priced $19.99 and under for just $39 ~ a savings
of 80%!

SO many amazing products to choose from!


BUY MORE & SAVE MORE!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 "build your own" bundles you will get
    the 3rd "build your own" bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the "Build Your Bundle" - Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!
*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or "Build Your Own"
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.



Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

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