Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: Hands of a Child Notebooking Packs

Christmas Around the World Curriculum If you have spent any time browsing my blog you know I love In the Hands of a Child. We love unit studies and lapbooks, although we haven't finished the ones we are currently working on.  Tonight I want to share with you a newer product from In the Hands of a Child; Notepacks. If you have older students or students that don't necessarily like the mini books of lapbooks then notebooking is a great alternative. Instead of completing a mini book for the various activities the students write their answers on predesigned notebook pages. The same questions are asked as would be in the lapbook.  We have 3 notepacks and I like the flexibility it adds to our lapbooking. Christmas Around the World is our newest notepack and with younger students I found it a great way to work on writing the vocabulary words without worrying too much about the definitions.  I also used the notebooking pages as a place for me to write notes and ideas I had for adding to the unit since I already had the Lapbook project pack.

Combining the lapbooks and notebook pages into one is also another option for families and students that want a little variety. If you haven't tried lapbooking or notebooking from now until January 31, 2011 you can download the current Hands of a Child freebies that include a lapbook project pack as well as a notebook project pack to study any of the great painters.  While you are there sign up for the newsletter and download a current copy of the catalog.

Hands of a Child makes hands on learning fun for the whole family!
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rosetta Stone Giveaway at Trivium Pursuits



Now is the perfect time to give your child the gift of possibilities for the holidays with Rosetta Stone Homeschool — and you can WIN a Level 1 Homeschool program, language of your choice (valued at $249)!

Right now Rosetta Stone is having a special Holiday promotion on our Homeschool Edition program and we’d like you to help spread the word! Everyone can save up to $150 on Rosetta Stone Homeschool by visiting our website at

By helping us spread the word you can win a Rosetta Stone Homeschool Edition Level 1 program, language of your choice, valued at $249.

This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever!

Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this program, copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR post about this contest on your facebook page. Then go to the original page and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post, and good luck!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

And the winner is !!!!


Jessica M.

My wish list-
Exploring Nearby Space
My State History
Flying in the Sky Airplanes
Down on the Farm
Thank you so much!


We will send Hands of a Child your info so you can get your bundle!

Drawing will be held at 5 pm Pacific Time Today!

I'm going out to run errands today and will hold the Hands of a Child drawing at 5 pm Pacific today... So as long as you get your entry in before that I'm good with it... Consider the little extension a birthday gift from me to any of my new readers.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Getting Ready for the new year and back to school

We went pretty low key for Decemeber so we are heading back to school tomorrow. New Year, new plan! Each week we will be studying 2 states and with that new letter sounds and word families. I am still working on the Math angle for now we will be doing review work to catch up so we can move on to new stuff.
Today is the last day to enter the giveaway here on the blog, see the previous post about Hands of a Child giveaway. I will be drawing the winner tomorrow afternoon.