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I am excited today because I have a really great giveaway for you! Included in this giveaway is pretty much everything you would need to homeschool your 1st-2nd grader. These are resources (and methods) that I have used over the past few years and they are resources that have stood the test of time over a few hundred years! Here is what is included:
Heritage History Young Reader's Collection - This collection of dozens of living history stories is perfect for any grammar stage history student! I love printing these books out to read to my children. The real reason why Heritage History is wonderful is that they take old, public domain stories and re-format them into beautiful ebooks. If you've ever looked for public domain books, you know how important formatting is =)
Ray's New Primary Arithmetic - This awesome little book was written back in the 1870s and used to successfully educate students in many one-room schoolhouses. This book covered 1st and 2nd grade material (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, along with other basic skills). I have enjoyed using this book with my son and it has provided him with a great understanding of number sense.
McGuffey's First Reader - Another gem from the 1800s! I love the McGuffey readers. I use them to help teach my kids how to read, to work on reading out louds, comprehension, copywork, and more. This book also covers 1st and 2nd grade material.
Copywork for McGuffey's First Reader - Speaking of copywork, I love copywork! If you are not aware, I have another website where I offer copywork for every age, covering many topics. Up until now I have offered only digital copywork packs, but now I am offering physical products as well! This is a 63 page spiral-bound book of copywork, one page per lesson in McGuffey's First Reader.
Primary Language Lessons - This is another book that I love. It is a Charlotte Mason, gentle style language arts curriculum. It also covers the 1st and 2nd grades, including topics like grammar, poetry memorization, recitation, dictation, and lots more! My son and I have a great time sitting on the couch and reading through these lessons.
Poetry for Kids Copywork Pack - Another selection from Classical Copywork. This one is over 100 pages, and correlates with the poetry selections from Primary Language Lessons. Using copywork is a way to help memorize poetry.
Among the Forest People - This is a collection of sweet stories about animals that live in the forest. They are so great because they teach about each animal and also teach lessons about good character. I like to read them aloud to my kids, but a decent elementary aged reader could read them alone as well.
Waterproof Bible (ESV, New Testament/Psalms/Proverbs) - So much can be learned from the Bible! In fact, I'm pretty sure you could it to create your entire curriciulum =) And, yes, it really is waterproof! My son likes to read his in the bathtub. It is an awesome, kid-proof Bible.
So there you have it! History, Math, Language Arts, Science/Nature, Bible, and more! Everything you need to homeschool your 1st or 2nd grader this year! (Oh, BTW the actual basket is not included =) Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
This gift basket was inspired by the chapter that I wrote for the new book Big Book of Homeschool Ideas. The chapter is called Free Ebooks and Audiobooks and talks about all kinds of places to find curriculum and supplemental resources for your homeschool. This basked is filled with resources that you can find digitally for free online, but for just a few dollars each you can have physical copies to use in your homeschool. My goal through my chapter in the Big Book of Homeshool Ideas and this giveaway is to help you see how you can homeschool very frugally!
Big Book of Homeschool Ideas
This book covers everything from academic topics, to fun learning ideas like using LEGOs and teaching handicrafts! This is a book you will turn to time and time again. To learn more and see the full table of contents, check out the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas website.
What is neat is that when you purchase this book, you get three versions of it: pdf, mobi, and epub. That means that you can read it virtually anywhere! Pull it up on your computer, you iphone, table, or wherever!
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And that isn't all! 27 other ladies from the iHomeschool Network also are giving away gift baskets this week! Take a minute and go enter as many as you'd like.