Everyone is thinking about LOVE this week, and one thing that we love more than anything else here at Hip Homeschool Moms is HOMESCHOOLING!!!
So, we’ve brought together 11 AMAZING SPONSORS to provide you with 23 GREAT PRIZES to help us share the love with you.
What We Believe Series – Who is God (value $39) – 1 winner
How to Have a HEART for Your Kids (release date 2/18) – 1 winner
What We Believe Series – Who is God and can I really know Him
Our children are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog,and game is full of ideas—ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are deceptive and even destructive. Because it is more important than ever that children learn to discern the truth, Apologia has partnered with Summit Ministries to bring you the What We Believe series. The What We Believe series is an outstanding way to teach your child the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, but it’s so much more! With this student-directed, Bible-based curriculum, your child will learn to use scripture as a lens through which to view the world around them—to see everything the way God sees it.
Featuring engaging stories, creative notebooking, and fun activities, this four-part series is presented in a conversational style that makes the study of God’s Word exciting and memorable.
How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids – Rachael Carman
How well do you really know your children? Sure, you love them, but do you even like them? What has God shown you about who they are and who they will become? He has sent these children into your home at this specific time for His glorious purposes. Thus you have been invited on the adventure of a lifetime, a journey on which you will see walls fall, seas parted, and giants slain. You don’t need special skills or training for this journey—you need only to seek God and hold tightly to His mighty hand! As with so many things, the first step to having a heart for your children is knowing your heavenly Father. As you seek daily to share His heart with your kids, keep this inspirational book close at hand. In it, Rachael Carman uses the word HEART to help you remember and focus on what really matters.
Word Q + Speak Q
Software Bundle (value $279) – 1 winner (USA/Canada only)
WordQ+SpeakQ software bundle is the first and only integrated word prediction and speech recognition tool available, designed for students (from 2nd grade to college) and others who struggle with writing. It was developed by a research team led by Dr. Fraser Shein of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, ten-year-old 4th grader Darius Kessler “knows that WordQ…helps him read and write in ways he never could before. His mother, teachers and occupational therapist say that program has given him a voice.”
Nei MacGregor, VP of goQsoftware, explains that, “I’ve been battling my own learning disabilities since childhood and have coached hundreds of students who struggle with writing. Over the years, I’ve seen and used a variety of assistive software tools and, 2 months ago, after 4 years, I helped launch WordQ+SpeakQ version 3.0. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.” Just one example of this feedback: Sarah King, AT/Special Education Department, Laramie County Schools (Cheyenne, WY), whose entire district has purchased WordQ+SpeakQ, recently raved, “This is the best thing we have ever done!” after a student kickoff session to launch the software attracted hundreds of students and administrators.
Built to enhance, and be more forgiving than, other applications, WordQ provides additional functionality to popular writing applications (e.g. Internet, Adobe, Microsoft Word and anywhere you can highlight and click), including word prediction, suggesting words that change depending on the context, and spoken feedback that allows users to hear their mistakes (e.g. run-on sentences, spelling and punctuation errors, etc). SpeakQ is a plug-in that builds on and enhances WordQ’s functions, adding speech recognition (speech-to-text functionality), working in spite of mild speech imperfections and accents.
A 30-day free trial of the software can be accessed at http://www.goqsoftware.com/try
Pitter Patter Art
custom key fob (value $6) – 4 winners
Laura Kelly of Pitter Patter Art has always enjoyed painting and creating unique pieces of art. Sewing soon became something she loved to do as well. There is rarely a day that goes by that she does not create something…it’s a passion, a sickness and a true, true love. All proceeds go towards their adoption fund to help bring home their third little boy from Ethiopia.
1 year site membership (value $39.99) – 3 winners
In 2000, abcteach entered the Internet world as a free educational website for teachers. Our site is the brainchild of Sandy Kemsley, a Michigan elementary school teacher who was retiring after 26 years in the class. abcteach seemed the perfect way for Sandy to continue communicating her love of teaching and wealth of educational knowledge. Little did she know that her “little website” would evolve into the global educational resource that abcteach has become.
The abcteach member site provides members with unlimited access to over 40,000 cross-curricular materials, interactive activities, clip art, and abctools custom worksheet generators. Many abcteach theme units feature the same topic in multiple grade levels. Find PreK-8th materials that engage the whole family. New materials are added each week, reflecting member requests and current events. Members also receive a weekly newsletter, highlighting new sections, materials, and unique membership specials. bctools® allow you to create the materials you need when you can’t find them anywhere else. abctools are ideal for multi-level classrooms, as well as students with varying learning styles and abilities. Over 60 tools are available to members in a variety of subjects.
Membership info for Homeschoolers: http://abcteach.com/homeschool.php
4 book prize pack (value $62) – 1 winner
Master Books, an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group, is the world’s largest publisher of creation-based material for all ages; including apologetics, home school resources, reference titles, and quality children’s literature.
– Passport to the World: Your A to Z Guided Language Tour by Craig Froman
– Case of the Missing Mountain by Kim Jones
– Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs
– The Earth: It’s Structure & It’s Changes by Tom DeRosa & Carolyn Reeves
Digital Download, lessons 1 -10 (value $25) – 1 winner
Visual Latin is a combination of short videos and exercises that work together to teach your children (or you) Latin. The curriculum is designed so that it requires no knowledge of Latin either by the student or the parent administering the class. Basically, you can just hit play and start learning.
Visual Latin is taught by Dwane Thomas, who was raised by a pack of wild Latin teachers near the Rubicon. Dwane has been teaching and telling jokes in Latin for 15 years.
Each Latin lesson contains the following elements: 1. Grammar: Video (~7 min) and PDF worksheet 2. Sentences: Video (~8 min) and PDF worksheet 3. Reading: Video (~5 min) and PDF transcript
You can watch some sample lessons here. You can read a review by The Homeschool Chick here..
Old Schoolhouse Expo
“Expo to Go” digital download (value $19.99 ) – 4 winners
This is the MP3 recordings of the online “Celebrate Homeschooling!” Schoolhouse Expo.
We celebrated the unique blessings of homeschooling, the beginning of another school year, our families, and the freedom to tailor our children’s education to best meet their needs.
Enjoy over 20 hours of of some of the most popular homeschool speakers. This Expo features special emphasis on teens and writing that you won’t want to miss!
View all of our speakers and their topics HERE. Need more information on the Schoolhouse Expo? Click HERE.
4 book prize pack (value $23.95) – 2 winners
Lynn Schott the owner/principal instructor of Founders Academy, is dedicated to teaching Founding Principles and Free Markets to Today’s Students. Lynn is a 14-year homeschool veteran with a passion for teaching U.S. Government and Free Market Economics. She has graciously donated the following 4-pack, book set for two lucky winners.
This collection of books is the perfect starter set for those who want to understand the Founding Principles of Liberty that fuel the engine of the Free Market:
– Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
– Common Sense by Thomas Paine
– Why Austrian Economics Matters by Llewellyn Rockwell
– The Declaration of Independence & The U.S. Constitution In Today’s English by Robert Serrao
To find out more about Founders Academy, check out this informative video: http://foundersacademy.net/InformationalVideo/
The Homeschool Handbook
1 year magazine subscription (value $19.95) – 1 winner (USA only)
The Homeschool Handbook™ magazine is written and edited for today’s homeschooling family. Its focus is to provide the high caliber of editorial excellence that its readership demands to make it a trusted resource. The Homeschool Handbook™ is dedicated to offering the homeschooling community access to accurate, up-to-date information about all aspects of the homeschool experience. The Homeschool Handbook™ highlights issues and trends that are of interest to homeschooling families and editorial content written by award-winning experts helps them meet the challenge of a quality focused educational environment.
‘The optimum resource for at home education and life style.’
The Missional Mom by Helen Lee
The Missional Mom prize pack (value $30 ) – 1 winner
We all must seek to be missional in our life journey. The evangelical subculture, however, tends to reduce the domain of the Christian mom to that inside the walls of her house. But the reality is that today’s Christian moms come from a full range of personal and professional context, whether they are homemakers, full-time in the marketplace, or somewhere in between. Numerous Christian mothers today are living missional lives, using their gifts and abilities to further God’s kingdom by engaging the world around them. They artfully, passionately, sometimes messily, juggle multiple callings and demonstrate in their modern day contexts how they are emulating the woman of noble character in Proverbs 31.
The Missional Mom will affirm Christian mothers who desire to not only to build their homes in a Christ-like way, but engage the world with their skills, abilities, and interests. It won’t minimize the importance of a woman’s role in her home but it will encourage her to not ignore the stirrings God has planted within her to extend her influence.
The Missional Mom prize pack includes: The book, mini-notebook, Post-it’s, & notepad
Thermal lunch tote (value $14) – 3 winners
The Thirty-One thermal lunch totes are perfect for so many different things…lunches for a field trip, day trip, baby bottles, and so much more! The insulated totes keep things warm or cold and their exterior wipes clean in case of a spill. There is also an exterior pocket that is perfect for napkins, utensils and more.
They come in three cute prints…Circle Spiral, Free Spirit Floral, and Floral Celebration.
How to Win One of These Amazing Prizes:
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This giveaway will end on
Friday, February 18th at midnight CST
Winners will be announced on HipHomeschoolMoms.com
sometime on Saturday, February 19th