Our language arts program is unlike any other language arts program I’ve seen! Be one of the first to check it out and get your kids to love language arts!
Guest Hollow Language Arts is engaging, contains customizable elements to make a great fit for all types of learners, and approaches language arts subjects through diverse and colorful resources instead of a pile of boring workbooks.
Our language arts schedule is a little different than most homeschool language arts curricula in a variety of ways. Some of the key differences:
❤ It can be used for a variety of ages and grades, from grade 2 through grade 6. This means you can teach multiple students at once without having to use (or pay for) multiple language arts programs! ❤ It uses literature and a variety of books to teach concepts rather than tons of boring workbooks. ❤ It provides (optional) teacher education with parent/teacher reading assignments and articles to help YOU become a more informed homeschool teacher. ❤ It gently guides you into making your own curriculum-related decisions, so you can feel more confident doing things “your” way in future years. ❤ It’s flexible, so you aren’t locked into a set of books that doesn’t work for your student. ❤ Tried-and-true traditional methods are incorporated in the program mixed with fresh and fun new ways of learning things to reach a variety of learners – from the gifted to the reluctant!
Beowulf’s Grammar is ready to go!! We are having a 2-day sale on the Beowulf’s Grammar Bundle (both the workbook and the teacher’s manual). Get both for an amazing $30! After 2 days the sale price is going up to $35, and then, after a week, the combo will be full price ($40 – a 10% bundle discount). Get it now at this amazing deal!
Today is the first day of the Build Your Own Bundle sale! There are only 8 days left, and then the bundles will no longer be available. The bundles are offered at a HUGE savings. For example, you can build a bundle by picking 5 items that normally would cost about $129 and pay only $39. I have 4 items featured in the sale AND I’m offering a 15% off coupon in the Bundle of Bonuses book every BYOB customer receives for free. Check out the sale before it’s gone! This is truly a great deal! If I was still homeschooling, I’d be purchasing a bunch of stuff from this sale, lol.
It’s almost that time of year again! The Build Your Own Bundle sale starts on Monday, but starting today through Sunday, you can enter the giveaway to win ALL of the bundles being offered this year. That’s a $4,454 total value of homeschool curricula & helps from a variety of contributors (108 total), including ME! Here’s the link:
Also, if you refer a friend to the presale giveaway, and your friend wins, you win, too!
I’ve looked over all the bundles, and while I can’t share specific contents, yet, I can share that there are a lot of great contributors, including one of my favorites, Ellen McHenry. I used a lot of her things in my own homeschool and schedule some of her great books in my own curriculum schedules. There are also some other goodies from publishers / companies like Tapestry of Grace, TruthQuest History, Bright Ideas Press, and other well-known names. The lesser known contributors are also offering some really good products as well.
For those of you who don’t know, the Build Your Own Bundle sale allows you to bundle together curriculum, workbooks, online classes, etc. at a HUGE savings. There is even going to be a buy-two-get-one-free sale. These bundles are a great deal because you are getting savings of up to 96% off (I can’t share the prices of the bundles, yet). This is the kind of thing I loved when I was homeschooling, as I always needed my dollars to stretch, but I liked using a variety of things to meet the different needs and interests of my children!
You will also get the Bundle of Bonuses Book for free with any purchase. The bonus book has a ton of freebies, sales, and coupons (including one from me)!
I’ll share more info about the sale as soon as I am able to, but for now, you may want to click over and at least enter the pre-sale giveaway!
I believe this is an often overlooked subject that sometimes gets short shrift in our homeschools. Geography is squashed into our history studies or quickly glossed over with a workbook or song. Our kids often spend a great deal of time learning the cultures of ancient civilizations, but they don’t usually spend as much time learning about the current cultures, people and places that exist all over the world. That leaves them woefully unprepared to understand our world’s politics, world-wide needs or even that there are people who live very different lives from themselves. Learning about the world can open their eyes, mind and heart concerning others and excite their imaginations with animals, cuisine, landscapes culture and stories from different regions.
We made geography and cultures an important part of our homeschool and as a result, our daughter (who is now an adult), became very involved with the international community. She’s fluent in reading, writing and speaking Japanese and has a degree in International Studies. She married a Japanese citizen and is living permanently in Japan working in Christian missions & ministry work via teaching and other venues like music. She and her husband will be starting a home church in a very rural Japanese area, in the future! I remember her as a kid cooking up lunches from our Kids Around the World Cookbook and playing dress up in an Indian scarf. She cares about worldwide politics and loves other cultures. I think all of my kids have fond memories from studying other peoples and lands, and hopefully I’ve left them with a better understanding of the world, an appreciation of other cultures and a knowledge of just how blessed we are.
Geography & cultures should be something we as homeschoolers don’t neglect. In this ever-expanding global community, our kids NEED to know this material to understand so many of the things going on in our world that directly affect us as Americans (or whatever nationality you happen to be, lol).
Check out our geography curriculum! It’s chock full of great books, interesting videos, and fun activities for a variety of ages!
If you’ve purchased our chemistry curriculum at ANY time in the past, look in your email for a NEW, updated, FREE schedule we’ve sent out. We’ve recently updated the curriculum with new links, etc. Please let us know if you don’t get your copy.
You can also access the new copy via your store login, if you created an account when you made your purchase:
I’m letting everyone know that my husband has now joined me in working on Guest Hollow curriculum and materials in a much more active role. He is working on updating all the curriculum schedule links to make sure every link is working, or replaced, if necessary. This will be done every year to make sure our schedules stay fresh and updated. We’re working hard to make Guest Hollow better than ever!
For those of you who are purchasing curriculum now, you will have access to the NEW printable versions of the schedules via the online schedule home page(s) for several months. Just use the login from your purchased curriculum schedule(s) to access. No need to worry about missing out on the new changes! New versions will be posted over the next few months. We’ll keep you updated here and via my blog.
Also, the physics curriculum is about 1-2 days from being finished. I’m really excited to share it and add it to our beloved high school science programs.
Students who’ve HATED their other science curriculum(s) really do love the switch to Guest Hollow!
I’m finished creating the (math-free!) high school physics schedule and am now working on finishing up the accompanying study guide (due to popular demand)! You can take a look at the curriculum in more detail here:
I’m up to week 17 in the study guide and furiously typing away to get it finished up! After the guide is finished and the online version of the schedule is posted, the curriculum will go live in my store – hopefully sometime this month! Please contact me via PM if you need it before then.
Happy homeschooling and a big thanks to those of you who voted for a physics curriculum! Grammar and American history are coming up next!
Just a heads-up: a math-free, text-book free high school physics curriculum is being worked on and should be released sometime in January! I’ve posted a small teaser of some of the books that are going to be included, above!
This has been a crazy year for my family. I “retired” from homeschooling in May when my youngest graduated, and then we moved to another state this summer. We finally moved into our new home in the forest just a little over a month ago, and are still getting settled. We are enjoying all of our new experiences of life in-the-middle-of-nowhere, including daily visits from wild turkeys, learning how to use a wood stove properly, and SNOW – something we never even had a flake of back in CA, as well as sub-zero temps for the first time. There are a few challenges to get used to, like satellite internet data caps (lol), chopping wood (thank you husband!), driving on dirt roads to get to our house, and hearing wolves howl at night. We LOVE our new life, though!
Despite all the moving-craziness, I’m back to work on curricula, so expect lots of goodies coming down the pipeline! 😉 The first release will be the high school physics. Subscribe to my blog or like my FB page to receive updates on what’s next!