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    Published on 03-01-2015 09:27 AM
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    Building a rich vocabulary is important for reading comprehension, speaking, and writing -- all key to your childís success. VocabularySpellingCity is an engaging game-based website and app used to build literacy skills with vocabulary and spelling for K-12 students.

    Your children can use VocabularySpellingCity to practice:
    • Vocabulary
    • Spelling
    • Phonics
    • Writing
    • Language Arts

    VocabularySpellingCity supports any homeschool curriculum, while giving you the freedom to customize word lists and activities towards your specific educational goals with an abundance of word study resources.

    For this monthís giveaway, VocabularySpellingCity is offering five lucky SecularHomeschool.com members a chance to win a Family Premium membership, each valued at $29.99.

    Keep up with the latest at Vocabulary Spelling City:

    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 03-02-2015 04:55 PM
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    Our second Oak Meadow giveaway of 2015 was another huge success. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time not only to enter, but to share the giveaway on your favorite social networks. We genuinely appreciate you helping us get the word out about our SHS sponsors...they are what help keep the magic going around here!

    Our SUPER LUCKY February giveaway winner is member lblackst. Please join me in congratulating her on her win of a complete Oak Meadow curriculum program!
    by Published on 03-02-2015 06:40 PM

    March is Music for Schools Month so here is a collection of Musical Education Sites!
    by Published on 01-16-2014 04:58 PM
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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 02-15-2015 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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