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    Published on 02-01-2015 08:09 AM
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    Our giveaway from Oak Meadow was so successful in January that we're doing it all over again in February! We're delighted to give our members another opportunity to win an amazing prize from one of the premiere secular homeschool curriculum providers.

    Oak Meadow's
    progressive, experiential homeschooling curriculum for preK-12 provides students with the educational freedom and flexibility to explore their interests, talents, and passions. The curriculum may be used independently or by enrolling in their fully accredited distance learning school.

    Since 1975, tens of thousands of families have used Oak Meadow. The curriculum has been used in 39 states and 36 countries, and up to 600 students enroll each year.

    For this month's giveaway, Oak Meadow is offering a lucky SecularHomeschool.com member a chance to win a complete homeschool curriculum package for the grade of your choice (PreK-8). Retail Value $130 to $510

    Keep up with the latest at Oak Meadow:

    You may earn up to five additional entries for this giveaway by sharing this giveaway on Facebook and coming back and commenting to let us know, by sharing this giveaway on Twitter and coming back and commenting to let us know (with your Twitter ID), by sharing this giveaway on your Google+ profile and coming back and commenting to let us know (with the URL link of your share), by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest and coming back and commenting to let us know (with the URL of your pin) or by sharing the giveaway on your personal blog or website and coming back and leaving a comment with a link to your post. (Each additional entry must be entered via a separate comment)

    View the official rules of this giveaway.
    by Published on 02-13-2015 12:31 PM
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    You get a freebie, and you get a freebie, EVERYONE gets a freebie, the whole forum gets a freebie.
    Sorry, feeling a little like Oprah when creating this article!

    We have declared this month #FreebieFebruary and with that in mind, we have compiled this list of secular sites that are FREE curriculum!
    Save a buck and homeschool on a budget! 2-3 suggestions per subject!
    What could be a better deal than that!

    Peruse and bookmark at your leisure!

    And hey, if you have any other suggestions on FREE curriculum..... comment and let us know! Everyone loves a bargain, especially if it is FREE!




    by Published on 01-16-2014 04:58 PM
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    2. Secular Homeschooling,
    3. General Homeschooling
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    Are you utilizing your library?

    Libraries are a FREE resource for homeschoolers! Yes, your tax dollars pay for them so "technically" they are not free....but you have to pay the taxes regardless so why not remember to take advantage of this GREAT resource!!
    Why should I? Hmmm, have you checked out your local library lately?

    Libraries are totally aware of homeschoolers and offer many things specifically for them!

    Libraries can get you that allusive book that you can't seem to find at the book store or thrift store! And for FREE!

    Libraries have MOVIES to rent!! For FREE!

    Libraries have reference books for those crazy things your kids want to learn about! For FREE!!

    Not artistic but your child wants to learn how to quill paper? Guess what....go to library and there are great books to teach them!

    And those librarians are GEMS! Any question you have...they will do their darndest to answer! If they can't help you, they will find someone who can!

    Computer or internet on the fritz and no time or money to fix it right now..... LIBRARY!

    Got an e-reader for Christmas but HATE paying for books! Most libraries have current books you can download for FREE! Checks out just like a regular book on your account!
    by Published on 02-04-2015 12:00 PM
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    2. Curriculum,
    3. Secular Homeschooling,
    4. Homeschooling Styles,
    5. General Homeschooling
    Resources and links for celebrating and learning during Black History Month

    February is Black History Month and a great opportunity to teach about issues and actions of people who have helped shape the world.
    Whether speakers, inventors, artists, actors or authors....Black History Month will give you a chance to learn about them all!
    Here is a collection of resources that I have put together to help with that! If you have others, please let us know as well!
    Understand as well, that all parts of this may not be 100% secular!

    by Published on 02-15-2015 01:02 AM
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    Ok, I saw this and knew this had to be this week's weekly poll!
    Answer yourself, then you can ask the kids, hubby, etc. and come back and vote for them!
    This is a hard question....

    Here is how my house voted:
    Me- blue pill. I love instruments and am musical and would love to be able to own and play every one.
    Hubby - red pill. You can go more places and do more things with language.
    Older son- red pill. Because he can speak every language. And while he loves music, he thinks speaking every language is cooler.
    Younger son- red pill. Because he is not a music person and red was the other choice.

    So, think about it. Vote. Have a family Q and A and vote some more!
    Click here to tell us!

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