Scoops: Issue #2


Dear Homeschooler: Here’s the scoop!


Don’t forget that this week is the official launch week for Dear Homeschooler. Come on by each day to help shape the content that will be offered so that it is more beneficial to you! Don’t forget to enter for the free giveaways each day! Remember, if you are not a home educator or the giveaway materials are not appropriate for your students, enter anyway. If you win, you can bless someone else (niece, nephew, neighbor, grandkids, daycare kids, etc.) with some great stuff. See you there!


Links to Free Resources

25 free educational websites for kids. Here.

Free August-themed activities for kids. Here.

Free Ant-Man activity pack. Here.

Free Gregory the Terrible Eater activities. Here.

Free alphabet hats. Here.


Bargains, Discounts, & Great Deals

Homeschool Lesson Planner. $5.00

Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett. 40% off your entire purchase till 8/14

Discount School Supply. 20% off till 8/3

Crayola. 15% off sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and paint.

5 kit Magic School Bus Variety Bundle.$100 $68.99

Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership Program. Here


Colonial Williamsburg: Homeschool Days

Support your learning and mingle with other homeschoolers at Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days.

“This fall, homeschoolers and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial emotions and dramas come alive in a way that is educational and interactive. Plus, visits can be tailored to include on-site lodging, dining, 18th-century tavern meals and entertainment. Inspire the next generation of dreamers with a Colonial Williamsburg experience” (excerpt from site)

Fall: September 12-27, 2015

Spring: February 27 – March 6, 2016

And if you can’t make the homeschool days, no problem! Colonial Williamsburg offers exclusive pricing for homeschoolers throughout the year.


Articles and Interesting Reads/Views

How to Use Notebooking in Your Homeschool. Here.

Being FLEXuled: Balancing Being Flexible and Being Scheduled. Here

5 Ways to Raise Readers. Here.

Help Your Child Remember More. Here.



imageShare your student’s learning triumphs. Recognize them by giving them ‘snaps’ or praise. Inspire others. 

Click on the Snaps! icon to:

  • Encourage other students by liking their story and leaving encouraging comments.
  • Recognize your student’s hard work by  submitting their story and sharing with friends and family.


Roll ‘Em


What is one thing many of us homeschoolers lack? Answer: an audience. Record your students practicing their presentation skills:

  • Show and Tell
  • Book Reports
  • Science Experiments
  • Summary of Unit
  • Q & As
  • demonstrations
  • Interviews
  • Art and Creative Expressions
  • And so much more!

Click the Roll ‘Em icon to upload your video. Then watch and provide feedback to other presenters. Have your students watch, too! Share with your friends and family.


Dear Jennifer


  • Is your student having a challenging time acquiring a certain skill?
  • Do you meet with resistance during a particular subject?
  • Do you need some help brainstorming a solution to a particular issue?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, ask a certified teacher. Click on the ‘Dear Jennifer’ icon. Write me, and I will help you generate some ideas to support your struggling learner.


Link Ups

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