Homeschooling 4th – 6th Grade: Best Resources & Giveaway

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Homeschooling 4th - 6th Grade

 Homeschooling 4th – 6th Grade

As students approach the 4th – 6th Grade, it becomes all that much more important to make sure that we are preparing them and laying an appropriately strong foundation for higher education.

Suddenly, our kids need to put together a decent book report, have a deeper understanding about how the world around them works and be able to express these skills in a tangible format. It’s enough to make a homeschool mom nervous if she will let it! But you don’t need to fear.

If God has called you to this homeschool life – He is ALWAYS faithful to make clear the way for you! Really.

Biggest Sale of the Year

What if you could have access to a bunch of different curriculum with various learning styles and subject matter . . . without breaking the bank? You can!

It’s that time of year for the Build Your Bundle Sale – this week only. 

Bundle #1

The first 4th to 6th grade bundle is my favorite – but I may be a little prejudice. . . A Journey Through Learning “History in 12 Weeks” is in this bundle as well as Adventures in Childrearing “Wildlife Adventures – Dolphin Unit Study” (that includes a study of Greece & more) – The Fractions math, Write Through the Bible, Human Body & learning to write a book report just seal the deal for me!

Extreme Savings for 4th - 6th Grade

$203.86 $39.00 Savings = 81% off

Bundle #2

Of course, bundle 2 is great also! The great news is . . . you really don’t have to limit yourself too much – they are Buy 2 & Get 1 FREE!
2015 Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale Fourth through Sixth Grade Bundle

There are bundles for all ages, special bundles for boys and girls, and even a bundle just for moms! With every purchase – you get a bonus book.

Bonus Book is chock full of Terrific Gifts and Coupons

With every bundle purchase – you get a bonus doc. full of freebies and coupons and a great “extra” to add to your collection. There is even a special Lila Rose clip! Check out all the information by clicking the banner below.

Hundreds of Dollars worth of freebies and deals for every customer who makes a purchase!


I know there is a lot of sales talk this week, but it’s important that we reach all those who need to take advantage of this ONE TIME Per Year sale. For some families – it’s the only way they can afford the best curriculum, others simply want to be good stewards and get the best deals possible.

Please be sure to share with your friends and other homeschool families who could benefit from the best deals of the year!

Did I mention the Kindle Fire Giveaway?

We love homeschooling on the go & in honor of this big sale – we are giving away a Kindle Fire!

GO HERE to enter

Kindle Fire Giveaway! Free frame worth printable & SALE

FREE Frame Worthy Printable

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We do so love this time of the year! We get to go from convention to convention and meet up with other homeschool families, to speak to and encourage them and we just love to meet you in person. Exploring is one of our favorite things to do anytime.

It’s almost summertime and a great time to get out and explore with the kiddos. The grass is greener, the air seems fresher and the outdoors beg us to come and play. It’s the perfect backdrop for curious kids! It’s also the perfect set up for homeschool parents to sneak in a little extra education – and go practically unnoticed!

Get outside and explore!

A few simple props can turn your walks in the park – into an exciting day of discoveries:

  • Use a magnifying glass
  • Binoculars
  • Photography
  • A Backpack
  • Collect bugs in a jar
  • Sketch in a nature journal
  • Simple art kit
  • Use a Kindle Fire or tablet to homeschool on the GO!

pdf's on KINDLE - Homeschool on the GO

If you can tap into the excitement which comes natural to your kids – you’ll be able to make learning fun and perfectly painless.



We want you to have a copy of this free printable. You can frame it and place it on a table in your homeschool area to remind you to get out and explore! It can be placed in the front cover of a Binder as a great reminder to be curious each day – OR it can even be framed &  given away to encourage a new homeschool friend.

Enter your email (it will go to A Journey Through Learning & Adventures in Childrearing ONLY) You will be able to immediately download you gift.

FREE Printable – “Curiosity”

Homeschool on the Go

HUNDREDS of dollars in curriculum for pennies on the dollar! 

Middle School Curriculum at a LOW Price - 85% off!


If you have not heard about the Build Your Bundle Sale – well, let me fill you in . . . It’s the BIGGEST Homeschool Sale of the year! The products are digital, bundles for all ages, use pre-arranged bundles or build your own, and there is more. . .

5 for $25

Building Your OWN Bundle? Let me do some math for you:

  • Purchase 3 Basic Bundles of Five for just $50! That is 15 products priced $19.99 and under at a savings up to 83%!
  • Purchase 3 Basic Bundles of Ten for $78! That is 30 products priced $19.99 and under at a savings up to 87%
  • Purchase 3 Premium Bundles of Ten and get the best savings!
    • 3 Products with NO PRICE CAP!
    • 3 Products Priced up to $29.99
    • 24 Products Priced $19.99 and under
    • Total potential value: $860.73 for just $118.00! You can save up to 86% with the Buy Two Get One Free when you Build Your Own Premium Bundles!

Of course – you can also select Fantastic Bundles that are already assembled-  The savings just keep on coming! It’s the BEST way I know to try a variety of products and curriculum for your homeschool family.

Take advantage of this awesome opportunity! I’m getting the Boy Bundle, Middle School and 4th – 6th grade Bundle myself. . . . Oh and maybe the Fine Arts Bundle – Unit Studies Bundle – High School Bundle . . . there is even a Moms Bundle and a secular (non-faith based) bundle. It’s full of curriculum that everyone will like. 

They are BOGO! (well buy 2 get 1)

If you grabbed a coupon during the pre-sale advertising – you can stack it on top of the BOGO!

BOGO Curriculum


Kindle Fire Giveaway

If you need to learn more about homeschooling with Kindle – Go HERE (learn to use your pdf’s on Kindle) We love taking ours on the go!

Win your own Kindle Fire – we’re so excited to give you a Kindle Fire so you can enjoy homeschooling on the go (or at home) Remember – we share regular FREE books that are great for homemaking & homeschooling that are easily read on the Kindle too!

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Kindle Fire Giveaway: Books on the Go 4 Homeschool

Kindle Fire Giveaway: Books on the Go for HOmeschool

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We’re so excited to bring you this fun Kindle Fire Giveaway! We’re also excited about the Build Your Bundle homeschool sale this week. Some of our favorite companies are involved and we have had to opportunity to join in about three of the bundles ourselves!

Books on the Go

Homeschooling on the go is one of our favorite things. We enjoy hands on learning with wonderful field trips as well as getting outside for nature walks and all manner of everyday exploring.

The ability to take books on the go 4 homeschool can really make a difference in the educational value of our travels and field trip adventures.

national memorial

Sitting in the park at the Vicksburg Military Memorial – for instance, is a perfect time to pull out the Kindle and read together about the sacrifices made there or other Civil War details. Picture us, after touring the USS Alabama at the Military Memorial in Mobile – sitting at the picnic tables outside and reading our homeschool lesson about World War II! It can be a powerful tool and an extreme advantage for hands on learning in your family homeschool.

Combining our studies with real life adventures is the best way I know to give my boys a memorable and valuable education. Read about how travel and field trips have greatly enhanced our homeschool here. 

Kindle Fire Tips for PDF

Books on the GO for homeschooling on the go – just in time for the build your bundle sale! We LOVE Kindle Fire! I share loads of Free Kindle books (see our selection of FREE Classic Tales of Adventure here)

You can use it to read not only eBooks but also pdf’s without having to install any software. Your Kindle (or Kindle app) has its own email address, meaning you can send any PDF straight to your device just by attaching it to an email. (You can find this address in the Kindle’s Settings area.) That will give you basically a photo of the doc and then you have to zoom in & out to see what you need to see – BUT if you put the word “convert” in the subject line of your email – Amazon will do the converting for you! 

If there are any problems with the formatting – you can try k2pdfopt.  Also, ZDnet has some pretty good instructions for using Kindle Apps with pdf docs here.

Affordable & Frugal Curriculum

Digital curriculum can be an extremely affordable option and gives you access to the best education available at prices you can afford. These files can be stored in a free Dropbox account, moved to a Kindle or printed out as needed.

Currently – we are participating in the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Curriculum Sale. I have a lot of customers & readers who are new to homeschooling & this is the perfect way for you to explore an awesome array of options for your family – without breaking the bank.

As a matter of fact – these fantastic bundles are on sale from 80% – 90% off! 

There are several individual bundles, priced starting at $10. The 2015 Build Your Bundle Sale will consist of the following bundles, plus, of course, the BUILD YOUR OWN OPTIONS!! These bundles are full of products from popular publishers including Wildlife Adventures from AdventuresInChildrearing & Lapbooks from A Journey Through Learning! 

  • Preschool-Kindergarten
  • 1st-3rd grade (2 bundles!)
  • 4th-6th grade (2 bundles!)
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Notebooking
  • Copywork
  • Unit Studies
  • Just for Boys
  • Just for Girls
  • Character Bundle
  • Just for Moms (2 bundles!)
  • Fine Arts
  • Special Needs Bundle
  • Non-Faith Based/Secular Bundle

Over 200 products in 19 bundles priced starting at just $10!


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Do you homeschool on the Go? What are your best tips for that? 

Memorial Day 4 Homeschoolers: Field Trips That Matter

Memorial Day for Homeschoolers

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 Happy Memorial Day!

We love hands on learning – which translates into awesome field trips as well as educational projects at home. Field trips and travel are some of our favorite things about homeschooling. Homeschool convention season presents multiple opportunities to set out for some roadschooling.

Last year we were able to visit Arlington Cemetery and tour Washington DC during the Teach Them Diligently Convention – which is a perfect field trip for any patriotic themed lessons.

Throughout the year, we read and learn about wars, battles, and people who have shaped our nation and made a difference in the world. When we hit the road – we take that information with us and look for ways to add depth to our schooling with great field trips.

Great Memorial Day (or week) Field Trips

Obviously Arlington Cemetery is a top of the list choice, but you may very well have a Veterans Memorial Cemetery in your area. Thousands of patriotic citizens from around the country will honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s fallen heroes at VA national cemeteries on Memorial Day.

Ceremonies can vary from cemetery to cemetery, and may include parades, speeches, music performances, rifle volleys, bugle calls and wreath layings. Veterans Service Organizations will participate as well as active duty military members, scout groups, government officials and patriotic citizens who wish to pay their respects to those who sacrificed so much for their country.

 STATE by STATE list of National Cemeteries 

Mobile app “grave stone locator”

Another great opportunity came as we traveled from TTD Nashville all the way to Louisiana and then back through Mississippi and Alabama to get home.

We stopped at Vicksburg National Military Park  – and it was one of the nicest military memorial parks we had ever been to. The battlefield came alive in the minds of my boys, as they walked among the cannons, through the tunnels, and visited the monuments. They read markers, and stood beside awe inspiring monuments as more and more understanding of what had taken place there – became much more than an old story.

Vicksburg National Park

As great an experience as that was – when we arrived in Mobile’s USS Alabama Memorial Park something even more wonderful took place.

We started with the Korean War monument and discussed the role their paternal grandfather had played there. We moved on to the Vietnam Memorial, and as the boys stood in front of it – we began reading the names.

Name after name of men who did not return home. Hundreds – even a thousand names seemed to be engraved on the memorial stone. My father fought in Vietnam, and we discussed the fact that he is our very own hero. We took time to be grateful for his service and for the service of those we’ll never know. Then we realized that these were only the names of the men who had not returned to Alabama. As that realization hit home – I watched as the lights came on for each of them.

USS Alabama Memorial

We’ve studied Vietnam, we’ve read, learned and discussed the perils of war – but as we stood and read the names of real men who will  never return home – my boys learned what it truly means to serve your country.

Afterward, we spent time touring the USS Alabama to learn first hand how the sailors lived aboard the huge battleship. The boys even laid down on the bunks that hang from the ceiling!

These valuable experiences will never be forgotten. The information we read and study is important – but it was in the doing – it was in the hands on experience where life changing knowledge and a deeper understanding was gained.

Combining solid curriculum full of exciting stories and important information with field trips that matter – now THAT is a winning and powerful combination!

Up Next

This Memorial Day (week) we are on our way to the Lowcountry Homeschoolers Convention in South Carolina. Charleston is home of Fort Sumter where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. I cannot wait to share this experience with the boys!

One of my favorite tools of the trade in homeschooling – is the ability to bring our work with us on the road. These days – we have digital access to a library of information – right at our fingertips. This is also one of my favorite things about the incredible Build Your Bundle Sale!

The thing I love even more than the ease of use and having a bundle of curriculum at my fingertips . . . . . . . . . IS THE PRICE!

We’re excited about the homeschool bundle sale!

Did you grab your coupon to stack on top of the discount bundle? Sunday is the LAST Chance to grab the coupon which will save you additional money on the bundles – which are up to 90% off already!  (click the pic)

Build Your Bundle 2015 Pre-Sale


FREE Planner

Free homeschool planner including flexible pages for planning extra-curricular activities as well as field trips!

GO HERE to Grab Your FREE Planner 

Ah-HA Moments

Have you had the experience of that “ah-ha” moment on a fabulous field trip with your homeschoolers?

We’d love to hear about it! Share your favorite field trip ideas with us in the comments.

Check out our History Lapbooks For More Hands on Learning HERE