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Kindle Fire Giveaway: Books on the Go 4 Homeschool

Kindle Fire Giveaway: Books on the Go for 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? 

What are Unit Studies?

What exactly is a unit study?

What exactly is a unit study?

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A Journey Through Learning carries more products besides our wonderful lapbooks. We also carry unit studies, copywork, and notebooking pages. So, what exactly is a unit study, and how can it benefit your homeschool?

What are Unit Studies?

Well, there are many different types of unit studies, and an endless number of topics. One thing that most unit studies have in common is that they are generally centered around a particular topic and subject.

You will find unit studies that are all about various animals, or about certain plants, historical figures – people, places, things & ideas. Often unit studies will provide science, history, language arts, or other subject where-in a unit study about trees would provide a science lesson. Some unit studies are based on a topic, such as dolphins – and then include various subjects like science, spelling, vocabulary, history, geography and so-forth.

AJTL carries BOTH types of unit studies. 

How can they benefit your homeschool?

In our family homeschool, I needed the ability to teach all three of our boys together, and combine multiple subjects – like history and reading, spelling and vocabulary combined with science, handwriting combined with bible study – and ended up creating Wildlife Adventures Unit Studies.

We use the unit studies along with lapbooks to cover a multitude of subjects for all of our children together. Both are a great fit to cover the educational needs of our family. It has allowed us to pursue specific topics that are of interest to our children as well as covering important information that needs to be included in our curriculum, while using real books instead of textbooks.

real books

Benefits of Unit Studies include

  • Fun way to explore subject matter
  • Endless topics to study
  • Creative outlet for learning
  • Saves time and money
  • Flexible for variety of learning styles
  • Combining subjects
  • Teach the family together
  • Hands on Learning (vs. textbooks)
  • Real books (vs. textbooks)

 Can you keep a secret?

The upcoming Build Your Bundle – biggest homeschool curriculum sale of the year – has a complete UNIT STUDY bundle!  There are many other specific bundles to choose from – as well as the option to Build Your Own.Build Your Bundle 2015 Pre-Sale

We can’t yet tell you exactly what is in the Unit Study Bundle – or the others – but we can tell you that both Wildlife Adventures and A Journey Through Learning are participating in it!

Do you have questions about using unit studies in your homeschool?

Be sure to grab your coupon to apply on top of the HUGE discounts (up to 90% off) on curriculum! Enter to win 3 bundles in the giveaway through May 22.

Build Your Bundle 2015 Pre-Sale