My homeschoolers range from the five year old just learning to read up to the thirty year old that has become a voracious reader now that he is grown. But the one in the middle is the one that can't wait to get his hands on the next installment from which ever collection I allow him to listen to - and yes ... I have had to take the cd's away and hide them. Otherwise he will sit and listen to them all - one right after another.
Today, I have the subscriber "extra" freebie ready and waiting just for his sweet ears to devour ... here ... take a look at the "ad" for this freebie. Ah, but I won't be a bad momma and give you the link so don't even ask! You are going to have to register for their letter at Homeschool Freebie of the Day. Okay here is this weeks freebie extra ...
For years, the American colonies had no regular monetary system. They used and depended on money from other lands -- from Spanish doubloons to Dutch guilders to Portuguese joannes -- foreign currencies circulated side by side with English coins in the colonies, whose merchants were eager to trade with all comers. Many times, the ebb and flow of these currencies in the new world created a chaotic economy. It was illegal for the colonies to mint their own money, for that would be a major step toward independence. Would anyone step forward and try to create our OWN money? In this delightful ebooklet and audio dramatization, read the fascinating true story of the very first coin ever minted in the American Colonies, as written by early American novelist and historian Nathaniel Hawthorne, and then listen in to a great dramatization of the story of the Pine Tree Shilling along with other Colonial stories in a great 1936 episode of Cavalcade of America! You and your kids will find this a fascinating story from our Colonial history. PDF storybook & 30 minute mp3 audio.
And here is the link to this weeks regular freebies that everyone can download. http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com/
In light of the last week's hurricane Ike - I'm sure some Texas / Louisiana homeschoolers would have loved to have this first freebie!
Monday, Sept 22: Emergency Prep for YOUR Family
Print this out. Read it. Make a plan with your family.
Keep this handy "just in case".
Tuesday, Sept 23: What to Do When Your Daughter Hates Being
in the Kitchen
Excellent little ebook on motivating your young folk to do their share
of the household work, and understand the reasons they are doing it.
Gets at the attitudes & heart of the problem. Good stuff!
Wednesday, Sept 24: Sew Modest Tips
A collection of very helpful sewing and modest dressmaking tips
and ideas from the Ringger family.
Thursday, Sept 25: The Morals of Chess by Benjamin Franklin (MP3)
Great audio recitation of Franklin's classic essay on how the game of
chess teaches real-world lessons and develops strong character.
You'll definitely be wanting to teach your kids to play chess after
listening to this. Extra: Great beginners' Chess rules guide included!
Friday, Sept 26: Treasure Island: A Paratey Literature Seminar For Kids
Wonderful 12 lesson unit study based on the famous Robert Louis
Stevenson book, by Lydia Netzer. Perfect for kids who love
pirates, adventure and fun!
Oh and if you have a problem "remembering" to download your daily freebie like I do ... then I suggest creating a "task" in Microsoft Outlook like I do. Every morning at 5:30 my little reminder pops up, bells ring, and tada ... I am reminded to go download my cool freebie. IF you don't have Microsoft Outlook, then you could make a folder in your email program and just keep this weeks reminder in that folder marked as unread!
Now, go sign up for this newsletter where next week you can get a cool extra freebie TOO!!