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Updated Homeschool Freebeezine
September 22, 2013

The Homeschool FreeBeeZine
September 2013

One of the Best Freebies Ever

This fall our family had added something new to our educational adventure: a weekly hike. (Well, its not exactly new as we regularly hiked years ago. But life got busy and hiking got dropped.)

These weekly hikes are both physically and emotionally invigorating. And with the camera on the ever-present cell phone, it has added a new dimension that I missed while hiking in earlier years.

mountain lake

This brings me back to the point of this ezine: some of the best things in life are FREE.

Hiking: Easy to do. There are probably parks and hiking trails near you that you are not aware of. And hiking those trails brings us closer to nature AND closer to each other. So next time the family is "bored" and looking for something to do, be prepared to grab the water bottles and go for a hike.

Drawing from Kline Studios

Another freebie that's worth your time. These drawing lessons from Kline Creative Studios are a budget boosting way of adding art to your curriculum AND improving drawing skills. These lessons are particularly beneficial if your children like art but you haven't provided formal training yet.

MatchCard Science Zoology Unit Study

Zoology Unit Study Cover

Speaking of artwork, it's embarassing how long it is taking me to revise the diagrams in MatchCard Science. I just completed the individual zoology worksheets. You can get a complete Zoology Curriculum for 3rd to 8th grade with MatchCards and suggestions for hands on projects.

Ten of the twelve unit studies have been revised. Only two to go! Then you will see a make over of the entire curriculum!

Medieval Strategy Game for Kids

Another on-line freebie for you. This is an on-line strategy game that will appeal to your youngsters who are drawn to the Medieval Castles and Knights. It is a strategy game which can reinforce reading skills for elementary students. While there are knights and sieges, it is not the typical violent war game that is quite popular. Good Games Empire


Syllable Savvy Spelling

Syllable Savvy Spelling - Level 3 Syllable Savvy Spelling - Level 4 Syllable Savvy Spelling - Level 5

Have you seen the new layout of Syllable Savvy Spelling? It now comes as a consumable workbook with worksheets for each of the 30 lessons. It maintains the three column method of spelling, but you don't have to make your own worksheets.

We're excited to hear from mothers who have told me this syllable by syllable method is the first spelling program that has worked for their kids. Currently we have a fall special: 30% off - from our site only. But the offer ends October 5, 2013.

Homeschool Writing Contest

Writing contest

Don't miss our Homeschool Writing Contest for kids 11 to 15. Students will be evaluated on how well thay can compare and contrast three different sources of information.

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