Magic School Bus Science Club 50% off deal is BACK at Educents!

The Magic School Bus Science Club 50% off deal is BACK at Educents! 


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If you weren't able to snag this deal before (or are still doing some post-Christmas shopping!), check out the Magic School Bus Science Club 12-month subscription.......for 50% off! ONLY at Educents!! 

I will say that we actually own four of these and they are AMAZING. I'll have to do a review post some time soon, but I'm quite surprised with how all-compassing these kits are. They're just enough to let you springboard by getting some library books (or, if you're like me, shopping at Goodwill for awesome juvenile nonfiction books/living books for less than a buck!!!). 

You can VERY easily incorporate any books, small units, lapbooks, etc. into these and then use what's in the kit for all of your experiments. (And isn't that usually the most annoying part anyway, buying materials for experiments?) With these kits, the hard part's DONE. All you have to do is gather a few books to read, stream some YouTubes, and follow the experiments

As a homeschooling mama, I have to say that the best part is that if you don't have "time" for Science or would prefer keeping Science to just two or three days a week, you can use one box for a month--and you still won't finish all of the experiments, unless you do more than one in a day. By having books on hand, Science can be extremely "open and go" with these kits (I speak from experience, and we'll be starting the Weather Lab in January...at which point I'll start posting pics so you can see how awesome these kits are!)

So what are you waiting for? Get your subscription at 50% off and call Science DONE for at least 12 months--maybe longer! 

FREE Christmas Wish Lists!

Christmas Wish Lists {FREEBIE}!!

Use these FREE Christmas Wish Lists for your classroom, homeschool, own children, or whoever! Just have fun with them and enjoy!

**FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: These print out TWO to a page! :)**

Other ideas:
~Published part of a writing project
~Interactive Writing Notebooks, Making Lists
~Lapbooks
~For Santa (or Mom & Dad) of course! :)

Enjoy!

Educents FREE Holiday Gift Guide!

Trying to think of that perfect gift? Check out this FREE Holiday Gift guide from Educents, jam-packed full of excellent gift ideas!


Educents Holiday Gift Guide

❄ Happy Holidays! ❄

The Educents team is excited to share their favorite deals and products with you this holiday season. Each staff member chose their favorite deal for the holidays and included it in this handy guide. Check out the deals, including free apps, art & craft supplies, personalized books, LEGO sets, martial arts online and so much more. They have something for everyone!

FREE 180-page Christmas learning pack!

This is  of my post re-pinned items and if you download it, you'll see why! Check out this freebie from 3Dinosaurs.com!

Free Christmas Learning Pack! - 3Dinosaurs.com


Included is a **FREE** 180-page Christmas learning pack with (and these are seriously just a few of the items included): 

  • Math:
    Elf Math
    Color by Subtraction
    Fill in the Missing numbers
    Stocking & Candy Cane color by number
    Dot the ABC & Numbers
    Fill in the Missing Patterns
    Measure the Kids
  • Language Arts:Prewriting Practice
    Label beginning sounds
    Christmas Writing
    Christmas Acrostic Poems
    Mixed-up Christmas Sentences
    Color the digraph Cookies
..........and sooooo much more. Seriously, with 180 pages, this is a drop in the bucket of what's included! 

AND, she's thought ahead to those of us who may have a toddler/tot running around! She's included a 46-page Tot Pack with activities like:
  • Solid & Dashed Prewriting
  • Which one is different? 
  • Color the smaller items/Circle the bigger items
  • Shape tracing
  • Lacing letters
..........and still more! 

Once you grab this FREEBIE, you'll see why it's one of my most re-pinned items! 



Educents Black Friday Cyber Monday SALE!!

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They're finally here! The two biggest sale days of the year! Educents is having their Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale from November 28 - December 1st. You'll get an EXTRA 10% off + FREE SHIPPING (in the continental US) on top of their already discounted prices! Use code Pajamas10 at checkout to receive the discount. Check out the amazing deals below, categorized by age!


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$1 only ~ Thanksgiving Buntings! {Dollar Deal}


If you're like me, you like decorating the classroom or the house with the things the children make. We like having the children talk about something for which they're thankful on Thanksgiving (I think everyone does something like this, lol), but my kiddos LOVE these buntings because they get to write more than one thing (with four children, if they each do four triangles--one in each color--that's 16 right there!) In the classroom, you'd probably want to give one per student...unless you have a lot of room!

What a great way to decorate:

  • The hallway outside the classroom
  • A bulletin board (aren't those the best? less work for teachers!)
  • A classroom door (a zig-zag bunting)
  • Your family dining room wall
  • The wall behind the "food buffet" at Thanksgiving dinner
  • Your homeschool room
.......and gobs of other possibilities! One of the best things about this is that you can use it in the classroom AND in your own home! Once you buy it, it's yours! 

Veterans Day NO PREP activity!

It's baaaaaack! Veterans Day, that is! Just a few more days....and are you ready?!?

If you're in a panic wondering what on earth to do with younger ones, check this out:


And for you teachers out there, it's CCSS-aligned, making it even more enticing! 

So what's included??

*A Veterans Day KWL
*Nonfiction, informational text
*A "Dear Hero" letter sheet in regular lines and primary lines
*Fact Review Math problems (WITH a recording sheet!)
*Number matching (using camouflage numbers!) 
*A place-value "chalkboard" --- great for a Math Center! 
*A comprehension activity based on the informational text at the beginning of the product.

So, literally you can just whip this out, start with the KWL, and get going from there! You may choose to use the activities in a different order, but either way, there's NO PREP for you! Just print, bring to school, pass out printables as you move along, and GO! 

***ANSWER KEYS are included for BOTH the Fact Review and Reading Comprehension activity!!****

FREE Character Development Cards! {and a giveaway!}

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Looking for something simple to complement character studies? How about some FREE printable character development cards? These would be an excellent supplement to so many programs (especially unit studies!) out there. You could also use them in a Sunday School setting (maybe "take home cards"?). If you teach in a private school, you can use them for some school-home interaction. Public school teachers can use them, too (but you may have to eliminate/talk around the Scripture references....)

Best of all, they're FREE...which makes it even easier to find a variety of uses for them--instead of racking your brain trying to decide whether or not they're worth the money. (Although, IMO? I have to say, I'd buy them, simply because I like that they have open-ended questions, take the "think of something to say" away from me, and they'd go great with several things I have around here and like to do with our children!) 

Traits covered include: 
  • Appreciation
  • Beauty
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Empathy
  • Faith
  • Generosity
  • Honesty
Free character development cards conversation starters
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Each trait has 3-5 cards to go accompany it. Each card has open-ended discussion questions that easily lend themselves to some good supper-table conversation, Family Bible Study discussions, one-on-one time talks, and more. And you know how we tend to head off on a billion rabbit trails.... 


Ready? Aim: Grab 'Em! 


Head on over to True Aim Education and read through the blog post for the link to the cards. You can print them up, hole-punch them, and put them on a key-ring if you'd like...sort of like those games that come on a key-ring (we have one and I cannot remember what they're called ATM but they've been awesome to use while waiting for dinner at a restaurant--which would be yet another great use for these character development cards

Want even MORE Goodies?

Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the link above...and you could be the proud owner of all of this adorable set for your preschoolers: 

Character-Set-for Kids
Image: Blue Manor Education

{For more information about this Character and Social set, visit Blue Manor Education.}

FREE KJV Bible Printables for 4 days only! {a $12.99 value!!}

FREE Bible Printables for 4 days only! 

Grab 67 pages of Bible Activities and Printables FREE for 4 Days Only! @ IntoxicatedOnLife.com

This is one of the best Bible printable resources I've found in a long time! Very simple (read: not loaded with activities you'll never get around to actually doing....) yet, fun and creative ideas that are bound to suit ANY Bible teaching you may be doing! Especially if you're looking for free KJV printables for your homeschooling needs. I know of a few sites, but most sites out there don't have Scripture quotations in KJV, so that was an especially delightful treat to this mama! :) 

I think my favorite part about this set (aside from it being free, of course!) is that it's so versatile since it covers the entire Bible--hence the reason it's been broken into three parts. 

To be honest, I'm still shocked it's FREE (for a very limited time)! Whether you're teaching Bible through Family Bible Studies, devotions, as a school subject, or just as-needed, you're gonna find something in here you can use. Promise! I love how the materials focus on the "major" topics we've all heard of because that means I've already been able to find 5 things--just from #1 and just from skimming!--that we can use *right now*. And, because they're PDF files, they're just print and go! This was so generous of ParadisePraises to put together! Thank you!!

Ready to get it? 

Head on over to Intoxicated on Life, read the post, follow to the bottom and snag it! But, act fast because this is only free until October 30, 2014! 

Life of Fred ~ ANY TITLE on Educents! {Limited time offer}


You asked and Educents listened! You wanted to order individual Life of Fred books... and now you can!

BUT: This is a limited time offer that expires October 7, 2014. Make sure you know which books you want to order (if you're unsure, check out the Life of Fred website) and GO! Like...NOW before Tuesday comes and you lose out on this deal!