I don't know about you, but I always like free shipping when I order online - know what I mean? I hope this helps, and thanks to all of you for being there!
The leaves are changing here, and the colors are beautiful. Many of you will be making the Blessings Tree that is described in the Thanksgiving Unit Study, and I have discovered some online leaf outlines that might be helpful as you prepare the leaves for the next four weeks. Here are a few leaf outline sites:
Counting my blessings here, and I hope you are too,
This is the time of year that the warm weather is waning, you begin to notice the smell of burning leaves and ripening apples. The clear cool breeze is on your face first thing in the morning, and the children have new energy and interest in the season. Autumn is here and isn't it beautiful? A time for harvesting, canning, preserving and getting stocked up for winter -- and the perfect time for reflecting on the many things for which we should be thankful.
People tend to develop a much deeper appreciation of these freedoms when they get some hands-on exposure to the price that has been paid to obtain and protect those freedoms, and it is my goal that this study will help the children develop a solid understanding and appreciation of these principles and ideals.
Thanksgiving Unit Study + Notebooking Pages CD - only $10.95 until midnight tonight, eastern time
Christmas Unit Study + Notebooking Pages CD - only $10.95 until midnight tonight, eastern time
Free shipping from now through the end of October!
Join us as we get ready to begin these holiday studies in just a few weeks.
I have been fortunate enough to meet some of you in person, and hope to
meet more of you as I begin a new season of travel and speaking. Those
of you that have met me KNOW that I am a book-lover through and
through, and I always have some new book to recommend. Many of you
write, asking about what I am reading these days - this might help!I
have added a special Thanksgiving page of recommendations just for this
I know how difficult it can be to find just the right book when you are
busy with young children. Now that are kids are older, I have more time
to read a wide range of books, and try to filter through them to
recommend some of my favorites.
I have slowly but surely been building a website - primitive but it
works - where I can keep listing my finds as time permits. Hopefully
this will help you, and if your library system has an online book
reservation system, you can cut and paste the titles in one fast
Remember, it is just a beginning effort - sorry it isn't more
extravagant! Somehow, I've been busy writing books myself, and this has
been a "fun" effort on the side when my hair is standing up straight
and my eyes are crossing at the thought of another vocabulary list. :-)
Here's the site - hope it helps:
Yep, keeping it simple and hope to keep it updated as I can. The
Christmas link will be ready in a few weeks. In the meantime, keep reading!
While thinking about easy and fun things to do for the holidays, here's an idea. We have made pillowcases using cotton holiday fabric for our own family, as well as for gifts for others. They are VERY easy to make, and here's a link to my favorite SIMPLE instructions - keep in mind that I am sewing-challenged, so you know this MUST be easy:
I saw some very cute snowman fabric the other day, as well as some beautiful harvest fabric. One year, an aunt made the kids some simple beige pillowcases, and embroidered two praying Pilgrim children on the wide hems of each one. They were beautiful, and still treasured here.
Be creative - it really can be fun! I will NEVER forget the time that the boys chose glow-in-the-dark shark fabric for their new pillowcases while we studied oceans. Imagine my shock when checking on them in the middle of the night and seeing bright green sharks swarming around their heads! :-)
Email about ordering the holiday unit studies is just beginning to pile up, and many of you are asking when to get ready and begin the studies. Others missed the earlier sale on the Thanksgiving & Christmas Unit Studies. This is a very exciting and fun season for family learning and making great memories - join us as we prepare for this season of love, blessings and thanksgiving!
To try to make all of our lives a bit simpler:
1. For the next few days, through October 5th, we have put the Christmas and Thanksgiving Unit Studies on sale for $10.95 - the CD version, and these CDs will include the coordinating Notebooking Pages. The sale price - $10.95, usually $14.95. REMEMBER - this pricing is only good through midnight (Eastern time), at the close of October 5th. Then the prices will return to $14.95.
2. Timing of the studies - I recommend that you consider beginning the Thanksgiving study on October 29th, which will have your family finishing up the four weeks on the week of Thanksgiving. I also recommend beginning the Christmas Unit Study on the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 24th, which will have your family finishing up the four weeks on December 21st.
3. If you can, begin by getting the studies as soon as possible, collecting the books that you choose to use with the study, and getting things from the library before everyone else in your county wipes out the special holiday collections! :-)
4. Free shipping for the month of October - my gift to you all and I hope that it helps.
Thanks SO MUCH for your patience as I have been busy with new books, kids, life and lots of adventure. The new titles are slowly but surely shipping out of here!