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Curriculum Choice Back to School Tool Kit

Do we have a treat for you today! Right here in the planning and back to homeschool season, we have a backpack full – a tool kit – of resources for you! Our Curriculum Choice authors and favorite sponsors are offering up the following…

Back to School Tool Kit at www.thecurriculumchoice.comWhat is in our Back to School Tool Kit?

Hearts and Trees kitHearts and Trees Spring/Summer kit – “a kit full of art, nature study and handicraft goodness that you are sure to love.The overall theme of this kit is gardens. The nature study projects in this kit will inspire you and your children to get out in your garden and explore.” Be sure to read our reviews of Hearts and Trees kits.

LLMathCover 150x200Loving Living Math – “Cindy West’s Loving Living Math has given my family permission. Permission to learn and enjoy the real life stuff of math. See, I admit I am not a math type mom. But I do thrive on the practical. That’s why Loving Living Math speaks to me. I can see math all around us now.” See a full description Loving Living Math at Shining Dawn Books.

Classical Copywork Review$10 Gift Certificate from Classical CopyworkClassical Copywork from Amy at Living and Learning at Home is just the perfect product for your younger classically homeschooled children to work from as they complete their copywork each day. She has selected a nice variety of text to include and it works along with Primary Language Lessons, McGuffey Readers, and the Bible. Read Barb’s full review!

Grab Button (1)A brand new resource for music appreciation! SQUILT (Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time) Volume 1: Baroque Composers is a fully internet linked music appreciation curriculum. It makes teaching the great classics of Baroque music EASY! Ten lessons are given, with specific listening cues and notebooking pages. It takes all of the guess work out of teaching music appreciation! The only supplies needed are an internet connection and basic notebooking supplies. Read Jen’s review!

A Simple Start in Chalk PastelsArt for All Ages! A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels – now you can have a master artist teach your whole family. Just add chalk pastels and paper for a whole year of tutorials! No need to buy separate grades. Read Heather’s full art curriculum review!

$50 Gift Card from Mardel.com Christian & Education – visit Mardel to choose from wonderful homeschool resources on your back to school list.

Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett – Digital Photography AND Autumn Treasures units!

DigitalPhotographyCoverSMDigital Photography is a four week unit study for grades K-12. “Use this four-week unit study to teach your children how a digital camera works. Learn about the basic elements of composition and other important aspects of taking a good picture. From backyard scavenger hunts to photo journals of a typical day in your life, this academic adventure is both fun and fascinating!”Read Tricia’s full review.

AutumnTreasuresSMAutumn Treasures is a Download n’ Go, one week unit study/lapbook for K-4th. “You’ll be cultivating a natural curiosity and love of learning with many high-interest activities. Day 1: What is Autumn? Day 2: Science Secrets of Autumn Day 3: People and Places of Autumn Day 4: Time for Tips and Treasures of Autumn Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Autumn

Return of the Routine at Southern Hodgepodge**Plus at our other Southern Hodgepodge sites, we are giving away The Return of the Routine ebook, cookbooks, art and parenting resources. Stop by Habits for a Happy Home and Hodgepodge (links also listed below).

Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below… (backpack pictured at top photo not included in giveaway)
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iHN-Back-to-SchoolPlus, don’t miss all the wonderful tool kits the bloggers of iHomeschool Network (including some of our authors!) are giving away!

(1) Back to School Toolkit from Milk and Cookies
(2)†Back to School Toolkit from These Temporary Tents
(3)†Back to School Toolkit from Spell Outloud
(4)†Back to School Toolkit from Great Peace Academy
(5)†Back to School Toolkit from Gricefully Homeschooling


(6) Back to School Toolkit from Raising Lifelong Learners
(7) Back to School Toolkit from WriteShop
(8) Back to School Toolkit from Preschoolers and Peace
(9) Back to School Toolkit from Starts at Eight
(10) Back to School Toolkit from Joyful Mothering


(11) Back to School Toolkit from Harrington Harmonies
(12) Back to School Toolkit from Ponder the Path
(13) Back to School Toolkit from Forever, For Always, No Matter What
(14) Back to School Toolkit from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(15) Back to School Toolkit from Habits for a Happy Home


(16) Back to School Toolkit from Curriculum Choice
(17) Back to School Toolkit from See Jamie Blog
(18) Back to School Toolkit from Beautiful Motherhood
(19) Back to School Toolkit from Sam’s Noggin
(20) Back to School Toolkit from This Reading Mama


(21) Back to School Toolkit from Teaching Mama
(22) Back to School Toolkit from Adorable Chaos
(23) Back to School Toolkit from The Pelsers
(24) Back to School Toolkit from Hodge Podge
(25) Back to School Toolkit from Sallie Borrink


(26) Back to School Toolkit from The Kennedy Adventures
(27) Back to School Toolkit from Flourish
(28) Back to School Toolkit from Our Journey Westward
(29) Back to School Toolkit from Meet Penny
(30) Back to School Toolkit from On Faith and Coffee


(31) Back to School Toolkit from Our Abundant Blessings
(32) Back to School Toolkit from Holistic Homeschooler
(33) Back to School Toolkit from The Encouraging Home
(34) Back to School Toolkit from Motherhood on a Dime
(35) Back to School Toolkit from The Homeschool Scientist



~by Tricia~ Homeschooling for over a dozen years now, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children from preschool to high school. She shares a mixture of art lessons, recipes and helpful homeschool habits at Hodgepodge. She and her husband, Steve (who writes app and technology reviews), are co-owners of Curriculum Choice.

Tricia (129 Posts)

Now in her 15th year of homeschooling, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children. She is author of art curriculum for all ages, a cookbook series and helpful homeschool habits at Hodgepodge. She and her husband, Steve, are owners of The Curriculum Choice.

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  • Joscelyne Hilton July 15, 2013, 5:33 am

    I am planning to use SQUILT, Life of Fred math, and copy work as new resources this year.

  • Kim @ Homesteader's Heart July 15, 2013, 6:51 am

    My 11 year old LOVES Astronomy so I picked up The Exploring Creation curriculum for this year.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Have a lovely day.
    Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart´s last blog post ..Summer Fun- Board Games!

  • Heather July 15, 2013, 7:26 am

    We are trying out two products from Apologia this year. Science and History/Geography…very excited to see how it goes!!

  • Karen July 15, 2013, 7:30 am

    My 9 year old is using Apologia this year. Love this curriculum.

  • Becky July 15, 2013, 7:38 am

    Would love to incorporate art and art appreciation in my homeschool this upcoming year.

  • Peggy July 15, 2013, 7:44 am

    Love this toolkit!

  • April Norman July 15, 2013, 7:44 am

    Glad it is working now! I am getting excited about starting this fall!

  • Megan July 15, 2013, 7:49 am

    Always love teaching all the history we can get in.

  • Julie Quinn July 15, 2013, 7:49 am

    This will be our first year homeschooling for public school grades 1st and 3rd, so everything will be new. Still working on curriculum, but will include Math-U-See and LLATL.

  • RaShell S July 15, 2013, 7:51 am

    We are using several new things this year. We are starting Shurley Grammar and Apologia General Science.

  • Amy J. July 15, 2013, 7:53 am

    WOW!!! Tat is a lot of great stuff. I would love to win…..

  • Sandra July 15, 2013, 7:59 am

    I’m hoping to add creative writing this year. This is an area we have struggled with in the past.

  • Eryn July 15, 2013, 8:03 am

    I’m planning on using IEW for the first time this year. That’s the scariest new resource for me! :-)

  • Jen A July 15, 2013, 8:05 am

    We are trying all in Horizons for 2nd grade this year!

  • Julie J July 15, 2013, 8:07 am

    We are using Math U See with our little ones for the first time this year, and we are also adding in foreign language resources for our older ones. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Shirley Ann July 15, 2013, 8:32 am

    What a fab giveaway for our Curriculum Choice readers Tricia!
    Shirley Ann´s last blog post ..OHC – Goldfish

  • Tara McClenahan July 15, 2013, 8:40 am

    VERY interested in SQUILT!!!

  • Amy Schaffner July 15, 2013, 8:41 am

    Thank you for this giveaway, we would LOVE to win!
    Amy Schaffner´s last blog post ..Is God Laughing?

  • Sharon July 15, 2013, 8:49 am

    I am hoping to start music appreciation with SQUILT.

  • Christy July 15, 2013, 8:57 am

    I am using Apologia for our Science this year – so excited! And a new Grammar book following the Charlotte Mason technique. Also a poetry book you reviewed on Curriculum Choice came in the mail recently that I am excited about.

  • Dena S. July 15, 2013, 8:58 am

    Starting Easy Peasy this year for my preschooler and almost 2 yo.

  • Brandy July 15, 2013, 9:02 am

    Artistic Pusuits! So excited about it!

  • Jessica Woodard July 15, 2013, 9:05 am

    I would really like to give Loving Living Math a try. I have been looking for something to help me be a better math teacher…this might be it! Thank you for the give away…this basket is great!

  • Polly July 15, 2013, 9:15 am

    moving beyond the page and it looks really fun

  • Joan July 15, 2013, 9:22 am

    We are very excited to have Netflix this year – probably our biggest new resource!
    Joan´s last blog post ..10 unexpected benefits to learning together from life

  • Mariah July 15, 2013, 9:24 am

    We are using a lot of new resources and curriculum this year! I would love to add SQUILT and the Chalk art!! Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Lauren July 15, 2013, 9:28 am

    I am looking to ramp up the fine arts aspect of homeschooling this year. I would love SQUILT and the chalk art.

  • Megan L July 15, 2013, 9:31 am

    I just found out about Squilt and we are contemplating whether or not to use it this year. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Megan L´s last blog post ..To Market, To Market, To Buy Some Farm Fresh Eggs

  • Stephanie July 15, 2013, 9:33 am

    A great collection of resources! Covers some of the topics that worry me the most (art). And our musical family would love SQUILT, it looks very intriguing.

  • Buffi July 15, 2013, 9:44 am

    Thank you!

  • Jenn W July 15, 2013, 9:54 am

    We will be using My Father’s World for the first time this year. :)
    Jenn W´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday- 6/12/13

  • Melissa July 15, 2013, 9:55 am

    This is our first year homeschooling, so it’s all brand new to us! Most looking forward to using The story of the World.
    Melissa´s last blog post ..July Pantry Challenge Update #2, 2013

  • cris July 15, 2013, 9:58 am

    Love Mardel, thanks for the chance of winning

  • Mandy Mays July 15, 2013, 10:00 am

    we are trying my father’s world this year and math u see!

  • Andrea July 15, 2013, 10:06 am

    We just started Sonlight for the first time!

  • Jennifer Morello July 15, 2013, 10:11 am

    This looks like a great kit.

  • Ally July 15, 2013, 10:12 am

    Emergent readers are our #1 at the moment!

  • Brenda T. July 15, 2013, 10:12 am

    I am planning to use an Apologia science course this year.

  • Bridget July 15, 2013, 10:16 am

    Thank you for the chance to win! We love anything with Apologia!! Trying Copywork this year too!!

  • Anne July 15, 2013, 10:16 am

    We are new to homeschooling…just finished our first year so I can use any new resource.

  • Rachel July 15, 2013, 10:24 am

    We are starting a new curriculum this year so that will be our new thing. We are excited about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dinah@thetravelingclassroom July 15, 2013, 10:35 am

    I am planning on adding more classical education this year – artist studies and music!

  • Mellissa July 15, 2013, 10:36 am

    We are going to try out All About Spelling next year, and I am still on the lookout for a good art and music curriculum.

  • Chenell July 15, 2013, 10:38 am

    Our resources are all new. :) This is our first year.

  • Andrea B July 15, 2013, 10:46 am

    I’m hoping to do some art and music – the squilt series sounds (ha ha) great!

  • emily July 15, 2013, 10:48 am

    I’m excited to add music to our preschool time! And I see you have a resource for that :) I need all the help I can get!

  • Rebecca C. July 15, 2013, 10:50 am

    We are using Five in a Row for the first time this year!

  • NW Homesteader July 15, 2013, 10:58 am

    Squilt looks great!

  • Courtney July 15, 2013, 11:01 am

    Love the giveaway! Just found HodgePodge’s blog a few weeks ago and we have been devouring it, so we would love to win some of her ebooks!!! Thanks for offering!

  • Kimberly R July 15, 2013, 11:02 am

    I want to use more arts and copywork this year.

  • BETH July 15, 2013, 11:04 am

    Been hearing a lot about SQUILT. Would love to give it a whirl this year.

  • Aimee July 15, 2013, 11:09 am

    This year, we are trying The Paragraph Book, Life of Fred and Khan Academy for the first time. It’s going to be an interesting year!!

  • Jamie Palau July 15, 2013, 11:16 am

    If I can come up with some money for curriculum, I would like to do LOF and I would really love to try out Tapestry Of Grace.

  • Kim July 15, 2013, 11:17 am

    I’d love to win!

  • Melissa (Teacher Treasure Hunter) July 15, 2013, 11:17 am

    This looks great! There are things I would use for my classroom and some I would use for my own 2 children. Thanks!
    Melissa (Teacher Treasure Hunter)´s last blog post ..The Daily Deal – Book bins & geography app

  • Cindy @ Fenced in Family July 15, 2013, 11:19 am

    We are using Life of Fred and ArtAchieve for my middle son. I think he would really like the Chalk Pastels book in this giveaway.
    Cindy @ Fenced in Family´s last blog post ..Snippets from Unschooling at Our House

  • Gabrielle Dota July 15, 2013, 11:42 am

    This year we are attempting to incorporate Latin for both my 5th and 1st this year. We’ll see how the younger one takes to it…

  • Amy July 15, 2013, 11:47 am

    Would love this back-to-school kit!

  • audria July 15, 2013, 11:49 am

    I’ve wanted to try out Hearts and Trees for a while…
    audria´s last blog post ..A New Chapter

  • Linda July 15, 2013, 11:53 am

    Looking for new resources for art, music and nature.

  • fathima July 15, 2013, 11:54 am

    Living, loving math looks interesting

  • Amy July 15, 2013, 11:59 am

    I recently heard about Hearts and Trees, I have been wanting to try it!

  • Lucynda July 15, 2013, 12:00 pm

    We are going to incorporate some Easy Peasy into our school this year.

  • Chelsey July 15, 2013, 12:02 pm

    I haven’t thought of any new materials to use yet.
    just had a new little one, and haven’t gotten to that point yet.

  • Joanie July 15, 2013, 12:04 pm

    So excited to include art and music for the first time this year! I think she is looking forward to it even more than I am!

  • Stephanie Stretch July 15, 2013, 12:05 pm

    We are brand new to homeschooling. I would love to try it all.

  • Candice Meadows July 15, 2013, 12:07 pm

    Curriculum! I haven’t got mine purchased yet, but I’m so excited to!
    Candice Meadows´s last blog post ..Welcome!

  • Vivian July 15, 2013, 12:18 pm

    You have some great products in your giveaway. They look very family and user-friendly.

  • Shanie July 15, 2013, 12:28 pm

    I’m excited about it all! This is our kindergarten year and our first formal school year!

  • Kim B July 15, 2013, 12:31 pm

    We LOVE Mardel! We’re planning to use Biblioplan this year!

  • Christy July 15, 2013, 1:08 pm

    We have several new items this year, including Mystery of History. We are also looking to use several items from Homeschool in the Woods.
    Christy´s last blog post ..Our Favorite Homeschool Resources

  • jeanine July 15, 2013, 1:13 pm

    we are using iew for the first time this year!

  • mellymomma July 15, 2013, 1:15 pm

    thank you

  • Dianna A July 15, 2013, 1:16 pm

    America the Beautiful for my older two and Reading Kingdom for my youngest.
    Dianna A´s last blog post ..Mayan Mysteries: Dig It Game Review

  • Christina July 15, 2013, 1:23 pm

    We hope to start learning violin with the violin book.

  • KRistina Best July 15, 2013, 1:26 pm

    I am wanting to use more of a Charlotte Mason Approach
    KRistina Best´s last blog post ..Birthday’s

  • Nancy July 15, 2013, 1:55 pm

    I love these! We could definitely use this material.

  • Bridget July 15, 2013, 1:57 pm

    I’m hoping to incorporate more art and music into our home school this year. I’ve been looking at SQUILT an the Chalk Pastel lessons so this would be an awesome addition to our school year. Thank you so much for doing this give away.

  • Renetta July 15, 2013, 2:05 pm

    These all look great!

  • Missy July 15, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Foreign language, writing…essays :(…, art, music, would love to do some nature study but I think I waited too late as my high schoolers are not interested at all and they have so many other things to cover :)

  • Beth S July 15, 2013, 2:11 pm

    What a great basket!

  • zekesmom10 July 15, 2013, 2:14 pm

    We’re going to give Math U See a try. Thanks for the chance.

  • Sarah W. July 15, 2013, 2:18 pm

    This is our first homeschooling year and we are using the Weaver curriculum and also Horizons Math. I am also finding a lot of great resources from the help of pinterest!

  • April Pachuta July 15, 2013, 2:18 pm

    I was able to get a lot of fiction and nonfiction books at a library book sale and I can’t wait to plan our units with them!

  • Angela Hall July 15, 2013, 2:20 pm

    Who Is God? is our new book this year. I’m excited to see what all we can learn from it.

  • Heather July 15, 2013, 2:26 pm

    My oldest has started to show a true love (and gift) for art, so I’m looking forward to finding some good art resources.

  • Brandi July 15, 2013, 2:28 pm

    We are using two new resources this year. We are trying Apologia science for the first time and we will be using First Language Lessons for the well-trained mind for our grammar work.

  • Jennifer H July 15, 2013, 2:29 pm

    I am hoping a schedule will be me answer to actually getting this accomplished this year.

  • Jessica D. July 15, 2013, 2:39 pm

    We are using Story of the World for the first time.

  • Amy Kay July 15, 2013, 2:43 pm

    History Odyssey

  • Courtney July 15, 2013, 2:46 pm

    A home school planner!

  • kaisee fielder July 15, 2013, 2:58 pm

    We’re gonna try lapbooking out this year.

  • Melissa C. July 15, 2013, 3:19 pm

    That Art book looks fantastic! That was one area that went by the wayside last year.

  • Danielle Hull July 15, 2013, 3:21 pm

    We are using Queen Homeschool’s Language Lessons. I was trying to “wing it” with language arts and not being successful!

  • Sasha July 15, 2013, 3:23 pm

    This year we are using a new curriculum, My Fathers World. So for us its all new. I am so excited to be using a lot of living books and hands on learning this year.

  • lifewithmycowboys July 15, 2013, 3:25 pm

    Wonderful giveaway! Thank you for hosting!
    lifewithmycowboys´s last blog post ..A Review Coming For Spelling City

  • Lorie S July 15, 2013, 3:34 pm

    I love finding new resources for schooling! This year we are using some fun studies from Confessions of a Homeschooler – We are using her art and composer studies as well as her Scientist and Inventor studies. I am loving the Mike Venezia books that are the base for the studies!
    Lorie S´s last blog post ..Walking Through History in Hell’s Hollow

  • Kristen @ TeachingStars July 15, 2013, 3:38 pm

    We’re looking forward to starting up with Song School Latin 2 this year! Also, we took the plunge and joined our local Classical Conversations Co-Op.
    Kristen @ TeachingStars´s last blog post ..HOMESCHOOL YEAR IN REVIEW – Song School Latin (AND GIVEAWAY!!)

  • Angela V July 15, 2013, 3:39 pm

    Going to use Excellence in writing student intensive course!!

  • Rebecca July 15, 2013, 3:43 pm

    All of these things look wonderful!!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Graduating another one!!

  • Christina July 15, 2013, 3:54 pm

    All look interesting. I am especially interesting in the SQUILT.

  • Tammy Jones July 15, 2013, 3:55 pm

    We are trying the Apologia Science Botany this year. Also, the Mystery of History and the Drive Thru History: The Holy Land.

  • Heather Bessman July 15, 2013, 4:04 pm

    I am still searching for a spelling and a handwriting curriculum that would work well with my kids. The copywork might do the job for one, if not partically for both!

  • Katie July 15, 2013, 4:05 pm

    My son wants to learn to draw so we are going to try Artistic Pursuits.

  • Bridgett Connell July 15, 2013, 4:05 pm

    This year we will be giving Road Trip USA from Confessions of a homeschooler….looking forward to it.

  • Nedra M July 15, 2013, 4:06 pm

    We are going to try Moving Beyond the Page this year along with Explode the Code, and Singapore Math.

  • Jen July 15, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Wonderful giveaways :)

  • Laurie July 15, 2013, 4:25 pm

    My daughter would love the chalk art book

  • Rachel Hewgill July 15, 2013, 4:27 pm

    This is our first “official” year, so everything is new. I love to mix and match and that has carried over to homeschooling too. AiG Science, Horizons Phonics, Math-U-See, Mystery of History. Excited!

  • Lisa Cross July 15, 2013, 4:44 pm

    I am using a Latin curriculum this year!!

  • Tara S. July 15, 2013, 4:47 pm

    We are starting Classical Conversations this year and I am so excited to be part of it!!

  • Bethany July 15, 2013, 4:48 pm

    New resources I plan to use are a lot!! (this is our first “official” year of homeschooling!) We are using ALl About Reading Level 1, Writeshop primary book A, Elemental Science-Exploring Science, and Horizons Math!! I am also wanting to get We Choose Virtues, but am praying for funds to come in! We are excited to start this journey!! :)

  • Brandy Croswhite July 15, 2013, 4:58 pm

    We are going to be doing all of our math and language arts on the computer through Compass Learning Odyssey.

  • Kendra Brimhall July 15, 2013, 5:03 pm

    This kit looks very good. I have been reading about SQUILT and would love to try this book.

  • Deana July 15, 2013, 5:06 pm

    I would love to add some art appreciation for my little ones but I haven’t settled on plans yet.

  • Angela S July 15, 2013, 5:07 pm

    I am looking forward to lots of new readers I have ordered.

  • Renee C July 15, 2013, 5:08 pm

    I just discovered the Science of Disney DVDs, and we’ll definitely be incorporating those this year. I’m thinking of trying out Life of Fred for math, but haven’t made a decision yet.

  • Becca W July 15, 2013, 5:12 pm

    We have homeschool children from PreK through 10th grade, we have used a LOT of stuff in our years of homeschooling! This year, we are trying out a new organizer/planner… hoping it helps keep all 8 of us on track!

  • Tara July 15, 2013, 5:13 pm

    Apologia Bible

  • Alicia July 15, 2013, 5:16 pm

    I plan on using the Heart of Wisdom unit studies as well as many Jewish study sources. Thank you.

  • Em Walker July 15, 2013, 5:16 pm

    I’m hoping to add more arts to the curriculum this year. My oldest is very analytical, so we could use a little variety this year.

  • Dianne July 15, 2013, 5:28 pm

    Everything is new to us. I spent the first half of the year exploring and investigating what was a available. We are starting homeschooling this fall.

  • Jemima Hoover July 15, 2013, 5:29 pm

    We are using a differant curriculum this year so we will see what God has for us. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sonja A. July 15, 2013, 5:33 pm

    We’re starting Classical Conversations, so I’m excited to use that!

  • Tyra July 15, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Two new things we will be using are Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany and Rod and Staff English!

  • tabbitha July 15, 2013, 5:58 pm

    We are using a new online curriculum this year. It’s a blessing to our growing family on a tight budget. It’s called all in one homeschool and it’s basically one missionary mom’s online curriculum for her children and she has made it available to others for donation only! Super blessed and excited to tap into this thoughtful resource.

  • Leslie July 15, 2013, 6:17 pm

    We do CM homeschooling. Love Living Math sounds wonderful!

  • Heather July 15, 2013, 6:22 pm

    Our homeschool has mostly new resources for this year. We kept BJU Heritage Studies for Social Studies. I plan to use some new books about homeschooling to hopefully give me new perspectives and new ideas to implement in our homeschool.

  • Lori H July 15, 2013, 6:28 pm

    Since this is our first year to homeschool, everything is new material for us but I am excited about the history program that I am creating for the kids.

  • Steph July 15, 2013, 7:02 pm

    This is our first year of formal home schooling, so all of our resources are new!

  • Crystal July 15, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Since this will be our first year homeschooling everything is new to us.

  • Kathy Lundberg July 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

    Love this giveaway. On a tight budget like many 1 wage earners are.

  • Julie July 15, 2013, 7:32 pm

    I hope to use more workbooks!

  • Jennifer July 15, 2013, 7:40 pm

    Because my daughter is a special needs child I am always looking for things that are adaptable to her.

  • Stephanie Brewer July 15, 2013, 7:48 pm

    Oh it’s my first year,… all resources are new to me. lol

  • Megan July 15, 2013, 8:27 pm

    Draw through Proverbs by Notgrass. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Melissa July 15, 2013, 8:40 pm

    This will be our second year homeschooling. Last year we didn’t do nearly enough art to satisfy my boys, so we’re going to add lots more this year in actual art class and in projects for other classes. One thing I look forward to adding is chalk pastels…a first for me!

  • kelly July 15, 2013, 8:43 pm

    a simple start in chalk pastels!!

  • Alicia Winkler July 15, 2013, 8:46 pm

    Trying TT for math. Praying this is the ONE!

  • Leanne July 15, 2013, 8:48 pm

    I’m planning to use IEW this year.

  • Melanie S July 15, 2013, 8:50 pm

    We are going to be using some American History from Notgrass that we have not used before.

  • Kayla July 15, 2013, 8:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance at winning!

  • Ashley B July 15, 2013, 8:56 pm

    This is our first year to homeschool, so everything will be new to us!

  • Jessica Gregory July 15, 2013, 8:58 pm

    This is a great giveaway! This year we will be trying BJU and All About Spelling.

  • Charis July 15, 2013, 9:08 pm

    This is our first year so everything is new and exciting!

  • Kassi July 15, 2013, 9:29 pm

    This is our first year so everything is new!

  • Virginia H. July 15, 2013, 9:33 pm

    It’s all new to me! This is my first year homeschooling.

  • Tammy Pridmore July 15, 2013, 9:35 pm

    More reading of classics and Astronomy.

  • Angie July 15, 2013, 9:36 pm

    Great basket!

  • tammy c July 15, 2013, 9:44 pm

    this is my first year homeschooling I would love to use all that is there

  • Sandy N July 15, 2013, 9:45 pm

    I’m thinking of using the Ambleside website this year for the first time

  • Jess C July 15, 2013, 10:10 pm

    We are new to homeschooling this year but are excited to use Story of the World and McGuffey readers.

  • AmyBeth July 15, 2013, 10:16 pm

    I am planning to use copywork as a new resource as well as some elementary age Apologeia.

  • Jennifer Dietz July 15, 2013, 10:17 pm

    I have been eying nearly all of your basket choices for our upcoming years, this is by far the best basket I have seen yet!

  • jen thompson July 15, 2013, 10:25 pm

    We are going to be incorporating more music and music lessons this year.

  • Amy July 15, 2013, 10:32 pm

    I’m hoping to incorporate a bit more of the arts this year.

  • Amy Caton July 15, 2013, 10:41 pm

    More art and music!

  • Darlene Collazo July 15, 2013, 10:47 pm

    Answers in Genesis Science.

  • Belinda Hardesty July 15, 2013, 11:17 pm

    I am hoping to use a memory book for all of us to memorize what we need to memorize and keep it memorized.

  • Brittney July 15, 2013, 11:19 pm

    My son loves art, so I am really hoping to dive into our new art program this year.
    Brittney´s last blog post ..To Quell the Doubt

  • Felicia b July 15, 2013, 11:40 pm

    The Mystery of History! We can’t wait!

  • Teresa Rayburn July 15, 2013, 11:40 pm

    We are starting My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures.

  • Sarah July 15, 2013, 11:42 pm

    We are looking into starting the Robbinson Curriculum this year. And adding in some art and natural science.

  • l July 15, 2013, 11:49 pm

    We are just starting Nancy Larsen Science…

  • Julie July 16, 2013, 1:32 am

    A more relaxed and enjoyable approach to homeschooling for my son.

  • ReneeK July 16, 2013, 8:27 am

    Alef Press biblical Hebrew homeschool primer. I’m excited about it.
    ReneeK´s last blog post ..Alef Press Biblical Hebrew A Homeschool Primer Review

  • Kathy T July 16, 2013, 9:05 am

    Switching to My Father’s World, so lots of new things this year.

  • Molly July 16, 2013, 9:38 am

    We’re using Saxon math for the first time.

  • Ginger July 16, 2013, 9:44 am

    We would love the art book and the digital photography book as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Maureen July 16, 2013, 10:00 am

    I am excited to add copywork, dictation and world history to our curriculum study this year!

  • Kristin Baxter July 16, 2013, 10:10 am

    I’ll be using unit studies for the first time this year!

  • Shan July 16, 2013, 11:27 am


  • Holly Brown July 16, 2013, 11:48 am

    Going to try My Father’s World this year

  • Ricci July 16, 2013, 11:53 am

    I am going to attempt to to teach music and art this year, these books would help alot. Good luck everyone!

  • Rebekah July 16, 2013, 12:11 pm

    We’re using a lot of new curriculum this year. Veritas, All About Spelling, and BJU Grammar being a few of the ones I’m excited to try. :)

  • Kristina July 16, 2013, 12:12 pm

    We are adding more geography this year.

  • Elizabeth Truett July 16, 2013, 12:19 pm

    I would like to do a music appreciation program with my son.

  • Diane July 16, 2013, 12:23 pm

    Wow, this backpack has all the areas covered! I love art & history but need all the help I can get teaching math.

  • jeannie July 16, 2013, 12:40 pm

    I am going to get my children to have more self directed learning.

  • Keriamber July 16, 2013, 1:05 pm

    The pastels and dugutal photography books look like fun!

  • elicia July 16, 2013, 1:10 pm

    I love your giveaway! I am excited to return to my fathers world this school year!

  • Nicole July 16, 2013, 1:12 pm

    We are planning to use a lot of new things – SQUILT, CM inspired subjects, art study, …….. I’m excited this year!

  • AdenaF July 16, 2013, 1:16 pm

    The Loving Living Math book and the Chalk Pastels are both books on my wishlist for this upcoming schoolyear!! So, hopefully I can win and use these.

  • Chrissie Love July 16, 2013, 1:17 pm

    Thank you for putting together this neat basket!

  • michelle h July 16, 2013, 1:40 pm

    still figuring this all out, anticipating my first year home schooling soon!

  • Jessie July 16, 2013, 1:47 pm

    We will be using many new resources this year, including math-u-see, online classes and hopefully, artistic pursuits! The gift card would help with that one! Thanks :)
    Jessie´s last blog post ..Thrifted Rocking Horse

  • Kori July 16, 2013, 2:16 pm

    We are just starting out homeschooling, so everything is new!

  • Erika July 16, 2013, 2:18 pm

    We’re starting Life of Fred this year.
    Erika´s last blog post ..Things That Make Me Smile 7/12/13

  • Katherine July 16, 2013, 2:22 pm

    Character building, copy work and maybe more nature studies.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Laura Smith July 16, 2013, 2:35 pm

    This year my 7th grader will be working on Writing with Skill and my third grader will be using Apologia Science Swimming with the creatures of the 5th day. He will also be using Story of the World and Draw and Write through history.

  • Helena July 16, 2013, 2:38 pm

    We are hoping to add an iPad to our schooling this year.

  • Annie July 16, 2013, 2:45 pm

    I will be doing a Canadian History program.

  • Aimee July 16, 2013, 3:06 pm

    I am trying to let my kids lead a little more this year by picking “electives.”

  • Jessica A. July 16, 2013, 3:07 pm

    I’m looking forward in reading living books, art/composer study, nature study and doing some unit studies as some child directed learning!

  • Martha July 16, 2013, 3:21 pm

    I hope to do more music and art appreciation study this year.

  • MacKenzie July 16, 2013, 3:24 pm

    The newest resource I am planning to use is actually your chalk pastels book! So this giveaway is just perfect!!

  • Patty July 16, 2013, 3:29 pm

    I would love to finally start with notebooking and unit studies! Plus, a Bible study we can all do together.

  • Heidi Smith July 16, 2013, 3:36 pm

    This is our first year homeschooling so it is all new to us, but we are really looking forward to using Apologia Astronomy this year.

  • Rachel July 16, 2013, 3:37 pm

    The little house on the prarie series.

  • Roxanne July 16, 2013, 3:49 pm

    We are trying out a lot of new things this year… Beautiful Feet Early American History, Handwriting Without Tears, Wordly Wise. Would love to win this and try a few other new things!
    Roxanne´s last blog post ..D is for dinosaur!

  • Tiffany July 16, 2013, 4:10 pm

    We are using some MFW this year.

  • Angela Robbins July 16, 2013, 4:18 pm

    An assortment of finds from pinterest! :)

  • Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker July 16, 2013, 4:31 pm

    expedition earth, a new bible study curriculum & some fun new stuff from the review crew.
    Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker´s last blog post ..What Didn’t Work For Us {Curriculum 2012/2013 – Kindergarten}

  • Beth July 16, 2013, 4:32 pm

    I am finding my own American History curriculum from various web sites.

  • Mama Fry July 16, 2013, 5:24 pm

    I want the chalk pastel book.

  • Laura July 16, 2013, 5:57 pm

    We will be using Real Science Odyssey for the first time this year.
    Laura´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday: The Best Show in Town

  • LaRee July 16, 2013, 6:16 pm

    We’ll be using Bible Road Trip for the first time, I can’t wait, it’s just what I’d been looking for!
    LaRee´s last blog post ..Book Review: Ed Douglas Publications

  • kim canlas July 16, 2013, 6:28 pm

    This is my 2nd yr homeschooling, my 1st schooling 2 kids,..I could use all the resources I can get !

  • Cyndi N July 16, 2013, 6:56 pm

    Hoping to use A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels this year :)

  • Alicia Charmbury July 16, 2013, 7:37 pm

    I’d love to use Autumn Treasures.

  • Laura Sanders July 16, 2013, 7:42 pm

    Nature studies and art! I need to beef up both areas :) .

  • Michelle S July 16, 2013, 8:46 pm

    Online Spanish classes…thanks for the chance!

  • Sara M July 16, 2013, 9:03 pm

    I got a book called Story Starters off of Ebay it’s supposed to encourage writing for kids. I am looking forward to trying it. Other than that, haven’t come up with anything very new or exciting.

  • Ann July 16, 2013, 10:45 pm

    I would use all of them!
    I really need something for Music – I miss it! I just haven’t found anything good yet that I am excited about to teach….
    We love Art and my son really got into photography in the last year – he wants his own camera for his birthday now….
    Thank you for the chance. Great giveaway. Blessings.
    Ann´s last blog post ..Munchkin’s update

  • Becky M July 16, 2013, 10:50 pm

    I am using a digital planner this year which is a big change for me.

  • Heather Hoog Shoemake July 16, 2013, 11:05 pm

    We plan on using the Library more this year

  • Lesley July 16, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Awesome basket. Thanks!!!

  • Joann Calderone July 17, 2013, 1:03 am

    Lots of science and art.

  • Lisa July 17, 2013, 1:31 am

    This year I am getting on my knees more each day to see what God has in store for our family. I foresee lots of time praising God and serving others and working on character training. Thanks for the great offer!

  • Holly July 17, 2013, 3:38 am

    I’m hoping to use MCT this year.
    Holly´s last blog post ..Norse Mythology and Vikings in Action

  • Tiffany M July 17, 2013, 6:34 am

    NAEO science, McRuffy press & BJU Heritage Studies

  • Amanda Burt July 17, 2013, 7:12 am

    We will be using All about Spelling for the first time this year.

  • Laura H July 17, 2013, 8:10 am

    New resources? Actually, we will be using Rosetta Stone for the first time. Looking forward to re-practicing those old high school/college classes while my dd and ds learn Spanish for the first time.
    Laura H´s last blog post ..humming right along…

  • RejoicedOver July 17, 2013, 8:16 am

    We are trying out Sonlight this year.

  • korin July 17, 2013, 9:03 am

    I am farming some stuff out online, so we’ll see how THAT goes!

  • becky July 17, 2013, 10:43 am

    Shurley English

  • Emmalee Hoggatt July 17, 2013, 11:03 am

    Trying lots of new things this year! thanks for hosting!
    Emmalee Hoggatt´s last blog post ..Recipe Of The Week: Lemon Squares

  • Gabreial W. July 17, 2013, 11:05 am

    We’re hoping to use Five in a Row this year!

  • Jennifer H July 17, 2013, 11:57 am

    We actually aren’t going to be homeschooling this year. I am going back to school this year, and then the following year we start preschool!!!

  • Jamie July 17, 2013, 12:08 pm

    Hoping to utilize a typing resource and a creative writing resource.

  • Sarah July 17, 2013, 2:17 pm

    I’m hoping to incorporate more hands-on crafts with my third grade daughter, like knitting and cross-stitch–I loved to do those things when I was her age and I know she will too. I’m also hoping to teach her how to properly use our Canon DSL since she has such an interest in photography.

  • Dawn S July 17, 2013, 2:26 pm

    I did buy some things at a used curriculum sale recently. Notgass history America the Beautiful. This should be fun to use. Not adding a lot of new stuff due to very strict budget right now.

  • Rebecca S. July 17, 2013, 2:27 pm

    I’m hoping to use Vocabulary from the roots up!

  • Tiffany S July 17, 2013, 2:31 pm

    Excited to be using a Timberdoodle curriculum package along with a few other choices (Saxon Math K and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons).

  • mary cousins July 17, 2013, 2:32 pm

    We would definitely used the down load n go Autumn this year if we won!

  • Melissa M. July 17, 2013, 4:09 pm

    I’m excited to begin a classical writing curriculum with my older two this fall.

  • Jen Whitten July 17, 2013, 4:09 pm

    I’ve found the Mardel ‘A Simple Plan’ online planner and look forward to using it all year! I’ve already started it and love it! I look forward to more Mardel Resources as well as I hadn’t heard of them before this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Alisha b July 17, 2013, 4:25 pm

    I bought some bob jones science at a garage sale and am planning on adding that next year to our curriculum.

  • BunnyMomRocks July 17, 2013, 4:33 pm

    SQUILT is our favorite! this is a wonderful giveaway the covers a lot of the curriculum. Thank you for putting this together!

  • Heather July 17, 2013, 4:35 pm

    I picked up Goldie Blox & the Spinning Machine for my 5 yr old daughter. And we picked up some Mad Libs since we have gone through verbs, nouns, etc.

  • danielle July 17, 2013, 4:40 pm

    I’m still in the process of trying to find the right phonics program for my kindergartner, and I’m trying to incorporate unit studies that all of my children can do together.

  • Sarah L July 17, 2013, 5:30 pm

    We are using the brand new God’s Little Explorer’s curriculum via Motherhood On A Dime!

  • Amy July 17, 2013, 5:34 pm

    We are incorporating a few computer based classes this year. Will be fun to see how they adapt!

  • Amber Landers July 17, 2013, 6:23 pm

    We hope to find a history one that we like

  • Megan Z July 17, 2013, 9:01 pm

    Your chalk books!

  • Lacey July 17, 2013, 9:03 pm

    All About Reading and We Choose Virtues!

  • Karyn July 17, 2013, 10:33 pm

    Excited to try out All About Reading this year!
    Karyn´s last blog post ..Sewing School Book Review & Giveaway!!

  • April July 17, 2013, 10:43 pm

    The only new resource we’re using this year is a Student Planner. She’s super excited to get writing in it. :)

    Thank you for putting together such a fun prize pack!!

  • Lesley M. July 18, 2013, 12:04 am

    We love hands on learning here!!

  • DeAnna Loibl July 18, 2013, 12:24 am

    It’s all new. This is my first year! 😉

  • Kendra Johnson July 18, 2013, 12:29 am

    This is our first year homeschooling so we are new to everything. We are looking into several resources.

  • MIssy Gould July 18, 2013, 1:29 am

    So excited to be using MFW for the 1st time doing CTG :)

  • Dorothy Campbell July 18, 2013, 4:33 am

    Lovely giveaway!

  • Desiree July 18, 2013, 8:43 am


  • Karen July 18, 2013, 9:03 am

    Basket looks awesome

  • chiana July 18, 2013, 9:06 am

    I’m planning to add beautiful feet books to our study.

  • Vienna July 18, 2013, 10:42 am

    We’re trying out the Digital Photography study along with our core subjects.

  • Christy July 18, 2013, 11:34 am

    Rod and Staff in Spanish

  • Tracy O. July 18, 2013, 1:36 pm

    I will be using Apologia’s Who is God series for the first time.

  • Elizabeth July 18, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Looking for fun living math resources!

  • Kristine July 18, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I’m trying All About Spelling, Writing with Ease, and First Language Lessons for the first time this year.

  • barb July 18, 2013, 2:34 pm

    Cursive and Queen Language Lessons

  • Cari Britt July 18, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I recently purchased the book Educating The Whole Hearted Child.

  • Marlene C. July 18, 2013, 2:52 pm

    I am planning on doing regular visits with my kids to the Museum of Modern Art. They have family resources there for art appreciation.

  • Tajuana July 18, 2013, 3:28 pm

    We would like to try Loving Living Math and Art for All Ages!
    Tajuana´s last blog post ..IFTD~ On the Rocks

  • lisa July 18, 2013, 3:37 pm

    we are going to be adding some fun music resources in next semester!

  • Terri Levine July 18, 2013, 4:51 pm

    These look amazing and for a girl that’s out of money for school supplies, this would be a great asset!!

  • Rebecca July 18, 2013, 4:56 pm

    I would love to use SQUILT and the Chalk Pastels by Hodgepodge but we haven’t been able to afford to get them yet so this would be a great help!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Struggling

  • Tracey M. July 18, 2013, 7:11 pm

    We will love to try Loving Living Math, SQUILT, and Classical Copywork this year. I have heard a lot about SQUILT lately and my interest is sparked. I have been wanting Loving Living Math since it was published. Thank you for the chance to win them!

  • Tammy Darling July 18, 2013, 8:03 pm

    I’m still researching a new history program.
    Tammy Darling´s last blog post ..Homeschool Rally at the Statehouse – SC

  • Kelly Schmidt July 18, 2013, 9:41 pm

    Mystery of History…… I am so excited to get started on it

  • Merry Jo July 18, 2013, 10:59 pm

    Our oldest is in K this year, so EVERYTHING’S new! :)

  • Rachel Poe July 18, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I am hoping to add in some art dvds this year! (I’d love to add SQUILT too!)

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