Holiday seasons—especially between November and January—are busy times. Celebrations like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah, and more seem to tumble on top of each other, with no time in between. For many families, it seems that homeschooling just goes out the window during these times. Is it possible to stay sane and continue to homeschool, even a little?!
>>>“Homeschooling the Holidays” explores:
- ideas for "Christmas School,"
- gifts to encourage specialization,
- gifts to fuel the love of learning,
- gifts to encourage your student's work experiences, and
- gifts to help you cope!
“...once I started reading it I honestly couldn’t stop. Each chapter was thrilling and left you wanting more.” Amazon 5* review
Poppy McKeever is reluctant to move to an old cottage on Dartmoor - until she discovers that her new home comes complete with its own pony.
But life at Riverdale is not as straight-forward as it seems, especially when Poppy spies a flash of white in the woods next to the cottage.
Her stepmother Caroline is acting strangely and her adrenalin-junkie brother Charlie is on the hunt for big cats. But will Charlie's obsession drive the two children into dangerous territory?
And when Poppy is faced with a terrible dilemma - to save her brother or the pony she has always longed for - who will she choose? Age Level: 9 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 6
An invisible girl. A missing mage. A world in need…
Brinley has spent most of her life lost in her own imagination, teaching bullfrogs to do gymnastics and pretending to be invisible. Now, when a magic bell from another world summons her across time and space on a journey to find her mother, she will discover real friendship, face true evil, and overcome her greatest fears in order to save the ones she loves.
The Mage and the Magpie is the first book in Austin J. Bailey's Magemother series: an epic middle-grade fantasy adventure series with witches, shapeshifters, and clifhangers, and awesome kids.
Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 3 - 12
Twelve-year-old Melanie is bored with her little sister and with yet another Mardi Gras in her hometown. But when she notices a secret code built into the floats of a Mardi Gras parade, she realizes that life might have some surprises left.
Melanie and her friends set off to break the Mardi Gras code. They chase clues throughout the season's parades, sneak into forbidden float barns, and even join forces with the intriguing boy who lives down the street.
But when they uncover the final clue, Melanie must decide how much she's willing to risk to learn the secret of the Mardi Gras code. And she may find that the solution to the riddle isn't the biggest reward of the chase...
- Third place winner of the 2015 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Southern Breeze Writing Contest -
Age Level: 8 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 8
24 opportunities to reflect on an element of the arrival of Jesus
• Simple and inspiring activities and reflections
• Assistance to build a Biblical understanding for children aged 3-7 about the arrival of Jesus
• Create a wonder-filled and worshipful attitude in your home as you lead up to Christmas
Written by teacher, speaker and communicator Miriam Fisher. Motivated by a desire to provide theologically sound, simple, and meaningful ways to celebrate and anticipate Christmas together.
Meaningful, Achievable, Biblical, Joyful
The true meaning of Christmas often gets lost in all the decorations, presents and excitement of Santa Claus. This book is a teaching tool to help kids learn the significance of Christmas symbols helping them connect to the birth of Jesus Christ.
Age Level: 2 - 8 Grade Level: P - 1
At twelve-years of age, Maddy Richards has everything she needs in life – good friends, a loving mother, and a home she loves. When her mother announces that she's getting married, Maddy's seemingly perfect world is rocked to the core, but when she discovers that not only that her mother is getting married and she'll have a new dad, but there's another, even more world rocking change planned, Maddy, thinking there's no way out of her predicament, forges a plan that she's sure will put a stop to at least one of these sudden changes in her life.
With her best friend Hannah in tow, Maddy embarks on a journey, hoping that will prompt her mother and new husband-to-be to change their minds, but a horrific storm is about to complicate matters further. What looked like a solution suddenly becomes more of a problem.
Maddy will have to gather her resolve and determine if she's ready to trust God, regardless of what is happening, and let life unfold as it should, even if that means her life will never be the same again. Age Level: 9 - 13 Grade Level: 5 - 8
In the realms of a world a galaxy away, lies the country of Avonea. Seventeen-year old Constance, who lives alone with uncle and aunt in Canada, remembers the bedtime stories her mother told about a mysterious far away land and a baby prince. She had always believed they were only fairy tales...until the day she awoke in unfamiliar surroundings. Where was she, why was she there, and foremost on her mind, how would she ever get home?
A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London on December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease on life during this time. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.
Age Level: 8 and up
Harriet the class hamster has been hamster-napped! Cece's supposed to be taking care of the precious pet but everything goes wrong. She loses Harriet. And then she receives a ransom note with a picture of Harriet in front of a snake's cage! Will the class hate her when they find out? Can she save Harriet in time? Will she stay out of trouble?
Age Level: 7 - 18 Grade Level: 3 - 6
A new sleuthing team is in town!
Alex and Lexi are best friends and known around school as "The Alexes" - but more importantly, they are sleuthing partners.
When they discover that a vandal has destroyed some property at Lexi's house, the dynamic duo spring into action to solve the mystery. Their keen observation skills are put to the test as they try to locate the soggy vandal, following clues until they are sure they've found the culprit!
Join The Alexes in this first book in a new youth mystery series that is sure to inspire you to find your own sleuthing partner!
Follow the adventures of Moo-Moo the Happy Cow! Moo-Moo and her mother have moved to a new farm. Although challenging at first, Moo-Moo makes lots of new friends! This is an excellent read for beginning and early readers. Each story is easy to read and exciting. Cute and bright illustrations for younger readers and a free coloring book!
Gratitude and appreciation can make life wonderful. These five short stories are excellent for teaching your little one about being thankful for the things they have. Each story is beautifully crafted with morals and lessons about gratitude and includes just for fun activities!
- 5 cute short stories for kids
- Just for fun activities included for extra fun
- Fun and challenging maze puzzles
Follow 11-year-old Archie and his best pal Jamal as they battle (usually figuratively but sometimes with physical action!) unexplained mud, weird midnight knocks, strange handprints, some dead chickens, and a supremely annoying little sister on their quest to find out just what’s been going on at night while they sleep.
Age Level: 8 - 14 Grade Level: 2 - 6
Dragons are more fun than Algebra. And epic battle scenes are easier to manipulate than the arguments in Jonas’s kitchen.
In real life, Jonas’s sister Emma babbles nonsense from her wheelchair. But in Jonas’s world, she is the moonstone bearer and the only person capable of restoring the Stormdragons to power. He weaves a tale of jarring action, fascinating creatures, heart-pounding battles, and loveable characters that may be just what he needs to save his sister and his family.
Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 5 - 12
Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- Factoring In Your Students
- Identifying Topics and Lesson Objectives
- Selecting the Right Teaching Method
- Choosing the Best Learning Material
- Incorporating Classroom Activities to Engage Students
- A Sample Lesson Plan
- Much, much more!
Written by Erik Peterson and illustrated by Mina Sanwald, "The Dragon and the Princess" shares the joy of friendship as readers count from 1 to 10 and back down again. With fun-filled illustrations and memorable text, it will be a book that gets read over and over again.