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Lori Seaborg
FloraBama, Gulf Coast
I'm not just, pure, lovely. I just try to keep my thoughts there.
Interests: Writing - Photography - Blogging - Crafting - Making Do with Little - Motherhood - Marriage - and I'm definitely interested in God, too.
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Set aside the science textbook and pull out a few household products! The children in our family absorb learning best through hands-on experiments, and I bet your children do, too. Below, I collected five ideas for science projects. The links below go directly to the experiment instructions. 1. Make a Brain Hemisphere Hat Reader feedback: Georgiaberry said, "We made this and it was AWESOME!" 2. Make a Fruit-Powered Battery (or...just watch the video) 3. Make Magnetic Silly Putty 4. Teach anatomy using a child's life-size drawing. 5. Do this very simple Walking Water Experiment Want more ideas for teaching science... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Freely Homeschool
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I have had to become very familiar with the SAT and ACT in the past year, as we prepared our eldest for college (our homeschooled kid is a freshman psychology major now!). In searching for, first of all, what exactly the tests are and which one is preferred by colleges in our area, I researched study guides and practice tests. For students who are planning on taking the SAT exam, I found a good free online e-textbook set, which includes free SAT prep as well as free SAT practice tests. The CK-12 non-profit foundation offers their SAT Prep Flexbooks -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Freely Homeschool
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The American Sign Language University offers both ASL I and ASL II on their site, free. Each course equals .5 credit for American high school, 6 CEUs, or 4 University semester hour credits. How to Get This Freebie: Visit the American Sign Language University to choose a free sign language course. For all ages, even you! ~~~~ Subscribe to FreelyEducate here Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Freely Homeschool
Thank you, Tom! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2015 on Math Curriculum for K-6th: CSMP at Freely Homeschool
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Well, at least he writes "study" often. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Just Pure Lovely
My teen has been going through our bookshelves. Since we've homeschooled for many years, our shelves are really full! We like, and will keep, most of the books, but there are some that we never really loved. She looked up ways to sell the books, but the profit wasn't worth the trouble in most cases. And then I remembered PaperBack Swap... Do you remember PaperBack Swap? It's been around for a long time - I've been a member since 2006! Here's how it works: On PaperBack Swap, you post a library of books that you own (any cover will do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Freely Homeschool
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Without leaving home, your child can share his or her hobby and participate in a group setting with other homeschooled children and a highly-reviewed teacher. How? CurrClick offers 100% free online clubs in three areas: Magic Tree House Club, Lego Club, and American Girl Club. The clubs are faciliated by a teacher and mother. She has been doing these clubs over the past few years, and you can read reviews on how well others have liked the job she does! Your child will meet with the class once a week, online, live. The courses begin January 21, 2015. They're especially... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Freely Homeschool
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Hi, there, everyone, and welcome! I hope the New Year has started off well for you. We sent our college kid off a few hours ago, to attend the second half of his freshman year. It's still really hard to see him drive away! We homeschooled him most of his life, our four kids are close friends, so we all really miss him when he's not around. Anyway, now that he's headed off, the holidays are over for us, and I'll be posting again. Today, let's start with an older post that is one of our most popular pins on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Freely Homeschool
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Our family spends as much time creating as we do with our noses in books. My favorite gifts are the handmade ones the kids give to me. Here, I have collected five gifts kids can make: Writing on a Plate: For this craft, I don't have a link to full instructions, so here they are: 1. Buy an inexpensive plate (from the Dollar Store, perhaps) 2. Write a poem or excerpt or your words with a Sharpie 3. Bake 30 mins at 150 in the oven and it's permanent! Birds Nest Necklace for Mom or Grandma: Using wire and beads,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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I forget, sometimes, that not everyone is on Instagram. I remembered that tonight, when I handed my husband my phone with my Insta open, and he browsed mine and our daughter's photos for over a half hour. Huh. I guess he doesn't see all of those everyday shots. To keep from being redundant, I don't tend to post many photos on the blog now that Instagram is my mini-blog. But I think I'll start being redundant. I mean, why not, and then the photos are kept safely here, in my online journal where I already know how much I'll treasure them later (I have photos here on this blog of my little boy now turned college student). I'm adding this to my 2015 goals list, along with embroidering more often, doing calligraphy/penmanship/writing on things, stressing less about our college kid, saying 'no' more, visiting the beach more, blogging here more, working on FreelyHomeschool.com more, ....okay, yeah, I need to whittle it down, but those are the things going through my mind. But first! Christmas! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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TODAY ONLY, Wednesday, December 3rd, Amazon's Deal of the Day is a great one for language-learning homeschooling! The Rosetta Stone and Amazon's Fire HD Tablet Bundle includes Rosetta Stone software and an Amazon HD Fire Tablet! The bundle is just $269 today only (normally $638). It includes: Rosetta Stone Level 1-5 Set (your choice of Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Chinese or Russian) Amazon HD Fire Tablet There are so many uses for a Kindle Fire - we've had one in our own homeschool for several years. You'll be able to download many free classic books, lend books from your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
Santa makes me do all the work. So I don't give him any of the credit. But I do enjoy being an elf, immensely. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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Finally, it pays off to stay up late ! We Night Owls get a deal that's just for us! Tiny Prints is acknowledging Night Owls and giving us our very own coupon code to use tonight between midnight to 2am (in my time zone, CST). This coupon code may be stacked with the other coupon codes that are still active. Here are the details: From 10pm to midnight Pacific time tonight (that's 1am to 3am ET), Tiny Prints is sweetening their already sweet Cyber Week deal. Any other time of day through 12/4, you can get 40% off all holiday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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This week, CurrClick is offering a 286-page Messianic Homeschool Curriculum for free. It in unit-study format, designed to be used all school year and created for many ages (the entire family, actually). Download the free Family Feast ebook at CurrClick. It is free this week only (the price will change on or near 12/7/2014) From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. The links above are affiliate links. See our disclosure statement here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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Today, Cyber Monday, Amazon has the LeapFrog Learning Toys on sale at 50% off. We had many of the LeapFrog toys for our children and they were so long-lasting, we didn't have any of the toys wear out before the kids grew out of them. I highly recommend LeapFrog brand items for homeschoolers! Check out all of the LeapFrog toys on sale here. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. The links above are affiliate links. See our disclosure statement here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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When you're shopping for gifts, check out the deals at Zulily. My teen found a wool coat for $17.99, shipped, last week. The deals change often: today, a Frozen collection was introduced for the little girl on your list! The prices at Zulily are great and the quality has been excellent in our experience over the past few years. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. The links above are affiliate links. See our disclosure statement here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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Today Only, for Cyber Monday, Scrabble Deluxe Game is $21.49 at Amazon, which is half off its retail price of $42.99. My Monopoly Game , a customizable Monopoly game, is also half off. It's just $10.99 today. Quite a few other Hasbro items are on sale in Amazon's Deal of the Day, including these super popular Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster guns. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. The links above are affiliate links. See our disclosure statement here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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Craftsy extended their Black Friday Sale one more day! Through Monday, December 1st, All Craftsy Classes are $19.99 or less! These classes are great for homeschoolers! Last month, I mentioned Craftsy's many free courses (they're still available!). From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. The links above are affiliate links. See our disclosure statement here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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The Lego Store is offering FREE SHIPPING on any size order this weekend! And many of the items are on sale. I just purchased a Star Wars keychain for our college kid, for $4.99, shipped free to me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. The links above are affiliate links. See our disclosure statement here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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The Lego Movie is only $7.99 at Amazon today (DVD). The BluRay is only $8.99. This combo is usually $28.98 From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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This is the lowest I've ever seen the Kindle drop. Buy the Kindle TouchScreen for just $49 today (normally $79) I have the first generation of Kindle. Mine cost $249, and it's huge and heavy compared to the new models! I think the $49 price is such a good deal for homeschoolers. I've written about how I use the Kindle for homeschooling: Here's how to get free books on your Kindle Here's how to get free library books onto your Kindle And this is my advice on buying a Kindle for a child From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
I've heard a lot of buzz about Udemy, a site where regular people (us!) can create online courses and earn money. I've also heard a lot of buzz about the quality of the courses at Udemy. So, today, I was happy to see that Udemy has a really good Race to Black Friday deal going on, that homeschool educators will want to check out. Every day at midnight, the sale price rises, so hurry to check out the available courses on sale. There are over 6,000 courses on sale, on subjects ranging from computer coding to home improvement. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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While you're on holiday break, you may want to check out this free homeschool curiculum and lesson plans option for K-12th. Ambleside Online is popular with homeschool families who love literature, nature, and time to pursue hobbies & practical skills. The curriculum is not necessarily easy, but with short lessons and plenty of time outdoors, children thrive on it. I felt like fresh air came into our homeschool when I was introduced to this style of learning. It suits my personality well! And our children have done very well with it. Our eldest is a freshman in college now, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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Okay, last week, I wrote a post on homeschooling your way through Black Friday. Today, I'm focusing on a day I like even better: Cyber Monday. I prefer shopping online, away from impatient crowds and long lines. I'd rather crochet by the keyboard in my pajamas, snagging deals as they come up. If you relate to my style of shopping, you probably like Cyber Monday, too, and here are some ideas on how to homeschool through it: Tips for Homeschooling on Cyber Monday have the kids help with this list! 1. Making a list...There are 2 ways to shop on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
Thank you so so much for sharing!!! I really appreciate that. - Lori
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