Saturday, May 23, 2020

Homeschooling Resources: Great Courses for Everyone in the Family

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We have been homeschooling for about three years now but we have never attended a homeschool convention. I had been so excited earlier this year because we had decided to go to a Homeschooling Convention. I was looking forward to speaking with vendors, previewing new homeschooling products, and getting a swag bag of homeschool convention goodies. Unfortunately, conventions have been cancelled or postponed. There are great deals still to be found – including an exciting tote bag of gifts from a variety of homeschooling and educational companies that accompanies a great sale.

text: Homeschool Resources; Great Courses for Everyone in the Family; A Mom's Quest to Teach; background image of child and mom looking at computerOne of my favorite resources for teaching my children is I became a member several years ago when I was writing lessons for their curriculum site. I then became a member of the Homeschool Review Crew where our family receives homeschooling products in exchange for our honest opinions and reviews. From that time to today, we have enjoyed using many courses at I love the fact that there are courses for our kindergartner, soon-to-be second grader, and our son in high school. There are even courses for parents such as Building Faithful Marriages and Heritage Crafts.

One of the courses designed for preschoolers through high school students is Schoolhouse Spelling. Our two youngest are currently taking Schoolhouse Spelling. With the multiple levels, all your children can complete the course together. There are lists for preschool, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school, as well as the option to use lists that are either phonics-based or Charlotte Mason-based.

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Our second grader is taking Hands-On Notebooking: The United States in which he is learning about each of the 50 states through reading and researching. He has read about Helen Keller, Lon Chaney, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and completed biography pages as well as completed several projects during the course's study.

bridge experiment with paper cups and pennies and paper folded
While studying California, our son experimented with different types of paper to build bridges.

The Old Schoolhouse® 19 Gifts Sale is a great chance to receive access to as well as 19 awesome gifts. They teamed up with over a dozen homeschooling and family-friendly companies to provide NEW members with 19 gifts (available while supplies last) when they purchase the Ultimate (PreK–12) Annual Membership this May with the code 19GIFTS to lock in the annual price of only $139 (reg. $224.97). (This is a non-refundable rate and available in the US only.)

Homeschool Special 19 Gifts Promo with Peacock

There are so many great gifts included. If you purchase your Ultimate Annual Membership before June 1 you will lock in the annual price of only $139 (reg. $224.97) and receive $527.71 worth of gifts from IEW, Writing with Sharon Watson, The Brinkman Adventures, Chess House, Learn to Play Publishers, and more!

I would like to highlight a few that would fit in with our family's homeschooling year. For example, Learn & Color Books is offering a printable PDF of Color Thru History™ – The People of Early Civilization which features 30 historical figures from early history like Abraham, Hammurabi, and Hatshepsut. Our children enjoy coloring and love history, so this is a perfect combination! I could also see us using 100 Women Composers Through the Ages to introduce the study of music into our homeschool. And, finally, our family would enjoy listening to the audio dramas being offered by Brinkman Adventures as we sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.

If you are thinking about purchasing an Ultimate (PreK-12th) Annual Membership to, now is the perfect time! Use the code 19GIFTS for the gifts and discount.

19 Gifts Sale; tote bag with chessset; Color Thru History coloring book; IEW Teaching Writing disk



  1. We did the paper bridges, too! The boys love the hands-on pieces.

    1. The hands on projects are great...sometimes we have trouble getting to them (never enough time in the day) but our kids love them.

  2. Wow, they have a lot more classes than I realized!

    1. There are over 400 now! It is a complete curriculum which makes it so easy to homeschool.