School may be out for the season, but the homeschool deals are HERE this weekend! This quick post will lay out my top picks for weekend homeschool deals PLUS a few planning resources that I think will be really helpful for you this month as you’re planning your homeschool year.
Act Fast: Homeschool Deals for Your 4th of July Weekend!
An Endless Plethora of Documentaries
If you’ve followed me for long, you know how much our family uses (and LOVES!) CuriosityStream. It’s literally a “Netflix” for documentaries with hundreds of documentary titles to choose from.
I have a whole post devoted to CuriosityStream including how we use it in our homeschool, our favorite titles, AND a freebie list you can print to check off some awesome documentaries.
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HERE’S THE DEAL:
Through the end of July, CuriosityStream is offering a $10 Amazon gift card for every yearly membership purchased…psst it’s only $20 to sign up!
Living Books for Less!
One of my favorite homeschool deals of the year: Beautiful Feet Books’ d’Aulaire sale! ALL their d’Aulaire books are marked down to just $10 (!!!) all weekend long! This is SUCH a great opportunity to stock up on some great living books and grow your home library.
Get the 6 Secrets to a Simpler Mom Life
You can read about our experience with Beautiful Feet Books when we did their character study.
More music, less money!
We absolutely love Maestro Classic’s music! They have compilations of great musical works of art set to stories. The tracks also include stories to accompany the music. They’re wonderful to put on on “crabby days” when you need a little quiet in your house. You have the option of CDs OR digital music.
HERE’S THE DEAL:
All products on sale now!
MP3 Album $7.98 (reg. $9.98) MP3 Collection $79.98 (reg. $99.98)
CDs $13.49 (reg. $16.98)CD Collection $99.95 (reg. $149.95)
Plus get an extra 10% off with code JULY2019
when you spend $20 or more!
Helpful Homeschool Planning Tools
July + August are prime time for homeschool mamas…we are READY to plan!! We’ve got a couple really great resources ready and waiting for you to do a little hand-holding with your planning process. Sometimes, that’s EXACTLY what I need to get my planning done!
Kindred Planning Conference Replays
On June 28th, the Kindred Team and I hosted our second online homeschool conference: this one completely devoted to homeschool planning. It was pretty special, if I do say so myself.
If you weren’t able to make it, or need some extra help with your planning, we’ve got you covered! The replays from the event are ready and available for immediate viewing.
Here’s what the sessions cover:
PLANNING FOR PLAY: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT, HOW TO MAKE IT COUNT, AND HOW TO PLAY MORE EVERY DAY
WITH CAITLIN FITZPATRICK CURLEY
We all know that play is important for child development but in today’s go-go-go society, it can be challenging to make play a priority.
In this session, you’ll find out why play is super important, not just for your children but also for you. You will learn how to make space for play and also how to make that play “count” for those year-end homeschool reviews. Cait believes strongly that homeschooling can be almost all fun and games, and she’s ready to show you how!
The goal? More joy and less overwhelm!
SETTING THE FRAMEWORK FOR YOUR BEST YEAR YET!
BY ALICIA HUTCHINSON
Getting ready to plan your homeschool year and don’t even know where to begin? Maybe you had a crummy homeschool year last year and really want this one to be better.
Planning your homeschool year can feel like a HUGE task. If you’re feeling like you need a little hand-holding this year, let Alicia hold it for you.
Before we start planning, let’s take a look back, do some brainstorming and learn from last year.
In Alicia’s session, we’re going to assess last year and lay a framework for the upcoming year. Get your thinking caps on and get ready to ask yourself nine critical questions about your last homeschool year.
CREATIVE PLANNING WITH TWEENS AND TEENS
BY MARY WILSON
Homeschooling the teen years can be challenging for parents. We want to creatively meet our child’s individual needs and stay true to our family’s homeschooling style while preparing our kids adequately for their future.
Homeschooling during these years often comes with questions and concerns: Am I doing enough? How can I incorporate their interests? What do I do when they don’t want to join the rest of the family anymore? Are there ways to encourage their independence?
I have struggled through many of these dilemmas in my own family. Each year has taught me new lessons that have helped me create a homeschool that celebrates the uniqueness of each of my children, from elementary to high school.
Join me as we talk about strategies and ideas when it comes to creative homeschool planning, accomplishing high school credits, and making room for creative endeavors during these exciting teen years.
BY KARA ANDERSON
When we choose to homeschool our kids, we take on so much. And of course, we want to give our kids everything they need to succeed. BUT. Our goal is to keep homeschooling sustainable, right?
We’re in this for years, not weeks. And if we try to do it all, we will burn out. So in this session, we’ll talk about expectations for ourselves and our children, and how to prioritize when we want to give our kids all we can.
Kara will share why we can’t do it all, and shouldn’t even make doing it all our goal. We’ll figure out what enough looks and feels like and how to plan a year that includes what matters most for YOUR family.
Plan LIVE with me in July!
If you tend to over-complicate your homeschool planning or just don’t even know where to start, my Planning Your Homeschool Year the Simple Way is for you!
What we’ll cover:
- Why setting a framework and assessing your school year is the only place to start planning.
- Planning a course of study for each of your children and why this is SO important.
- Making a plan before making a purchase.
- What’s NOT so important when you plan your year
- and MORE!
Planning Class includes:
- Three complete lessons for planning your homeschool year
- Full notes for each lesson to print and review
- Exclusive downloads to accompany the class
- Access to a members only Facebook group
- And mostly: Peace of mind to thoroughly plan a successful homeschool year quickly and efficiently.
And for the month of July, I’m hanging out LIVE in the private FB group to answer your planning questions and guide you through the process of planning an awesome year!
Just sign up for the class and get started ASAP! Make sure you join the private FB group to view the videos. If you’re not on FB, I’ll be sending out the replays via email–counting on my figuring all the tech stuff out 🙂
Have a great holiday weekend, friends!