View Full Version : Forum Giveaway #1 - 24 hours to enter!!

09-20-2011, 08:59 AM
We already have two great giveaways going on this month (see our homepage (http://www.secularhomeschool.com) to enter each!), but we thought it would be fun to throw in some extra short-term giveaways this week...right here on our forum!!

The first one is today, and it is a copy of the beautifully photographed book, Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery (http://www.illumea.com/lost_in_learning/book.asp?dir=book) (retail value 39.95).

Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery is an sumptuous photographic journey through the Age of Discovery. This was a time when the world was opening up in previously unimaginable ways and human creativity and exploration grew exponentially.

The optical lenses invented throughout this period revealed entirely new worlds and ideas, and throughout this book these lenses, become both the focal points of the photographs and a thematic symbol of the way we look at learning, dreaming and venturing into the great unknown.

To enter for your chance to win Lost in Learning, just comment below, sharing with us something you and your kids are learning about right now in your homeschool! (To find out more about the book, head to the website (http://www.illumea.com/lost_in_learning/home.asp)) This giveaway will end tomorrow, September 21, at 8:00am EST/7:00am CST/6:00am MST/5:00am PST, so be sure to get your entries in before that time.

And stay tuned for yet another forum giveaway this week...

09-20-2011, 09:50 AM
Right now my 2nd grader is learning how to type, and my toddler has discovered that numbers go past 20.

09-20-2011, 09:51 AM
Right now we are learning how to learn..... I just started and we are finding our groove. My 5 year old is starting to sound out 3 letter words.

09-20-2011, 09:52 AM
We are learning how this whole homeschooling thing works. We just started and my son is learning how to sound out 3 letter words.

09-20-2011, 09:58 AM
We are immersed in Pioneers - we started reading the Little House series which led to lots of questions and interest in projects by my girls (age 5 and 7). They built a covered wagon, have done lots of drawings, and we have read lots of accounts of pioneer life. We are planning some field trips as well. Such fun!

09-20-2011, 10:05 AM
My kids are beginning the Prairie Primer this week with the Little House books. They both Love reading/listening to the stories so much that it was their decision to do this.

Also, my 9 yr old is learning about Weather, The state history of Florida, how to write poems, figuring out area of rectangles and squares, and the perimeter of shapes.

My 6 yr old is learning basic spelling, she has been teaching herself how to read harder books, simple math, she also is learning the state history of Florida and learning about Weather. (Being prone to hurricanes and tropical storms we decided to start with those)

Shannon Stipech Parker
09-20-2011, 10:15 AM
We are working on ancient times and monarch butterflies right now.

09-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Right now my twelve year-old is learning cell structure and function.

09-20-2011, 10:24 AM
Sonny and I are working on a novel that debunks belief in superstitious practices. The Hero of course is a boy my son's age who makes lots of discoveries by using the scientific method and looking back into the past of the great Men (and women) from the Age of Discovery. The villian is a church leader who throws obstacles in the hero's path of learning and discovery. By writing this novel, my son is making the discoveries with his hero in order to write about them.

speech mom
09-20-2011, 10:36 AM
We are working on poetry, the United States, and social skills.

09-20-2011, 10:39 AM
We are working on reading and introductory Spanish.

09-20-2011, 10:47 AM
Right now DD is learning about all the different American Indian tribes and their life and culture. Also we are exploring the properties of light.

09-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Right now, we are covering the solar system and the big bang.

09-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Right now we are learning about modern Africa (my 12-year-old) and pioneer time (my 8-year-old).

09-20-2011, 11:03 AM
Right now my kids can't get enough of machines, letters and the solar system!

09-20-2011, 11:08 AM
DD is immersed in European History, biology, French, and Spanish.

DS is learning geology, trig, computer programming, and Ancient China.

09-20-2011, 11:19 AM
My daughter is loving Ancient History right now.

09-20-2011, 11:20 AM
Studying early Americans, five continents, and dolphins.

09-20-2011, 11:22 AM
We're working on learning about Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings along with Art as a Language on T4L (it's our universal language).

09-20-2011, 11:29 AM
We are learning everything and anything....Mainly we are talking about politics and the history video games.

09-20-2011, 11:31 AM
DD9 and I are working on Dyslexia Remediation with Barton, Learning Ally, and lots and lots and LOTS of reading! We are also feeding her strengths with math, science, extra outside science classes, etc. This is our first year homeschooling and we are both enjoying it, although I do not think that she will admit to it in public.

Accidental Homeschooler
09-20-2011, 11:35 AM
My older dd is learning about the Revolutionary war, solving equations, cell structure and grammar (adverbs currently). My younger dd is learning about adding to twenty, reading with phonics (lots of reading to me right now), classification of living things, and middle Egypt.

09-20-2011, 11:41 AM
We're on vacation ;0 But my 8 yo is off at the local environmental center taking a class on alternative energies today. It's an area he is pretty interested in generally. Yay!

Teri Eddy
09-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Oldest: Biology and Evolution. Youngest: Life Cycles and Long Division

09-20-2011, 11:55 AM
My Kindy one and only is learning about animal habitats, ASL, Subtraction, and has just moved up to Step 3 readers. : )

09-20-2011, 11:55 AM
We are learning about haiku. In the park today, my boys, 6 and 3 were working together at composing some.

09-20-2011, 12:05 PM
DS is currently reading about Persia and has discovered a great appreciation for their calligraphy!

09-20-2011, 12:21 PM
In the spirit of the book, we're learning to draw a map of the world and how weather works, for my daughter's love of Monkey D. Luffy (http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Monkey_D._Luffy), the navigator from the anime One Piece. While her vision of a navigator and explorer has little basis in reality, her passion for it does open the doors to learning about real things.

Harris Acadamy
09-20-2011, 12:29 PM
Right now we're learning about homeschooling. My son is just about 3, and we're working on colors, letters, and numbers. Really just getting a feel for where he is at, and where we are at. Also how we want to move forward with homeschooling.

09-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Right now I am focusing on phonics with my preschooler. We are just finishing the alphabet and will move on to CVC words soon.

09-20-2011, 02:49 PM
We are finishing number bonds and prehistory, and getting ready to move into ancient civilizations with my 6 year old.

My 4 year old is desperately determined to learn to read right this second. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Right now.

09-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Right now the 13 year old is learning about Civics and the role rules in social groups play in our lives. The 11 year old is learning how to observe silently for 15 minutes using all her senses.

09-20-2011, 05:11 PM
We just finished up a unit on the ocean, and this week my kids are learning about colonial America, particularly New Hampshire. :)

09-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Right now we are studying WWI, Mapping the World by Heart and art history... researching an artist per week and recreating one of their masterpieces.

09-20-2011, 07:23 PM
My 2nd grader is learning about story structure, and summarization. My Kindy girl is blazing a trail in learning to read and I'm trying to keep up. =) She's going to be a bookworm like her mama! My 3 year old is learning about patterns.

09-20-2011, 10:24 PM
As it's our first year homeschooling, we're mostly learning a lot about each other! LOL!

We just began a unit on citizenship in MBTP, and had a nice chat about honesty and lying.

09-20-2011, 10:39 PM
Very cool!

My 5 year old is relearning the concept of numbers after learning them poorly/incorrectly in preschool, photography (56 photos taken on our nature hike today) and recent trips to see Ansel Adams and Duane Micheals photographic works, that reading is actually fun, and that she can make her baby brother laugh more than anyone in the world!

My 3 year old is learning to write her letters and loves getting them right, and that colors mixed together make more colors. She also learned all about skunks.

My 7 month old is learning that family rocks!, and that he can stand up!

09-20-2011, 10:39 PM
We're preparing for our trip, so we're learning about England right now. Money, famous sites, cultural nuances, etc.

09-21-2011, 12:27 AM
We have just started a unit on Ancient Histories. Tomorrow we will be making a family tree and learning what it takes to think like a historian.

09-21-2011, 12:31 AM
We're learning the geography of the US, and working on math facts. As the weather cools we move away from our outside painting and more toward the computer for languages and youtube videos.

09-21-2011, 09:45 AM
Congratulations, Teri! Your comment was randomly chosen as the winner of this giveaway! Be on the lookout for an email or PM from us to confirm your shipping info. And thanks to EVERYONE who entered...it was so much fun for us to read what everyone is learning right now! :)

Be on the lookout for our second great forum giveaway coming up soon!!

Teri Eddy
09-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Wow! shocked! I never win anything! Thank you!!!! Very excited :)

09-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Congrats Teri!!!

09-22-2011, 01:39 AM
Boo for me, Yay for you! Congrats Teri! =)

09-22-2011, 09:03 AM
Congratulations Teri!

09-22-2011, 06:52 PM
gratz teri!!!