Today is the last day!

Today is the last day of our huge winter sale! Use the code: GuestHollowRocksJanuary1 to get 25% off your order!

Our big winter sale is almost over!

Hurry and make an order at our Guest Hollow store before the sale ends! You can save a whopping 25% off your order! Use the coupon code: GuestHollowRocksJanuary1

Guest Hollow’s Huge New Year’s Sale!

New Year's Sale 2020

GUESTHOLLOW.com GIANT SALE STARTS ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Good morning everyone! We hope you had a safe and fantastic New Year’s Eve!!
As promised in the past few weeks, GuestHollow.com delayed its Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Small Business Saturday Sale until —- NOW! —- THIS SALE IS A BIG ONE!

Why did we hold off our yearly Black Friday Sale until now? Well, in part, we remember what it is like to homeschool on a tight budget and we wanted to make sure you were not getting hit with Christmas, Thanksgiving, AND homeschool curriculum expenditures all at the same time!

So here are the details:

— From January First through January Tenth, 2020 you will get a huge 25 PERCENT discount ON YOUR ENTIRE ORDER when you purchase items at GuestHollow.com
— Go to http://www.guesthollow.com and select the items you are interested in from the GuestHollow store ( https://guesthollow.com/store/ )
— At checkout, copy and paste the following coupon code into your order and a full TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT will be deducted from your total upon checkout!

Coupon code:

GuestHollowRocksJanuary1

If you have any questions on how this all works, about the curriculum, or anything else having to do with GuestHollow.com PLEASE do post about it on any of our GuestHollow Facebook Groups or contact us via email at: guesthollow@memorableplaces.com

Finally, we do have one really important favor to ask… We REALLY need you to share about our sale and to let as many people as you can know about GuestHollow.com . If you are on Facebook PLEASE like and share our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/guesthollow/
We also would love it if you would like and share the announcement about this sale that is on that page.

If you are a member of any homeschool forums, please post and let the people on the forums know about this too 🙂

We are a tiny mom and pop company that does not yet have an advertising budget, so ANY help you can give us by telling others about this sale and about our products would be extremely helpful and deeply appreciated. Any publicity really helps us.

Happy belated Black Friday, Happy Small Business Saturday, Happy Cyber Monday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year 2020!!!

Black Friday announcement!

Guest Hollow Sale

GUESTHOLLOW BLACK FRIDAY SALE ANNOUNCEMENT
Good morning everyone! We hope you had a tremendous Thanksgiving!
 
As promised in my last post, GuestHollow.com is going to do Black Friday/Cyber Monday a bit differently this year 🙂 Instead of forcing you budget in your curriculum right as you are trying to prepare for Christmas, and after spending a fortune on Thanksgiving, we have decided to ANNOUNCE our big year-end-sale today, but to hold off and give you until January to budget and get ready for it! 😀
So – here is what you need to do.
 
1) Write down the Black Friday coupon code which just happens to be: GuestHollowRocksJanuary1
 
2) Come back to GuestHollow.com between January 1st and January 10th, 2020 and select all of the Guest Hollow materials you would like to purchase.
 
3) SMILE when you find out that this coupon code will allow you to take a massive 25 PERCENT off of your ENTIRE order beginning on January 1st! That’s right, stuff your cart as full as you want to in early January and the entire purchase will be discounted twenty-five percent when you put in the discount code GuestHollowRocksJanuary1 at checkout!!!!!
 
4) Go enjoy your holidays and study up! 😉 Review what GuestHollow.com has to offer at your leisure in the next few weeks, read some reviews, join any or all of the numerous Guest Hollow Facebook groups, ask questions, and come back in 2020 for a non-traditional but truly hefty sale!
 
5) Remember to go to guesthollow.com during the sale (Jan 1-10)!
 
If you have any questions on how this all works, about the curriculum, or anything else PLEASE do post about it on our Facebook Groups or contact us via http://www.guesthollow.com
Happy Black Friday, Happy Small Business Saturday, Happy Cyber Monday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year in advance!

Easy to copy and paste coupon code:
GuestHollowRocksJanuary1

Black Friday?

Black Friday Sale Code

BIG GUESTHOLLOW BLACK FRIDAY (etc.) SALE – COMING IN JANUARY!
– WHAT!?!?
Happy Thanksgiving Week everyone!!!!! As you all know, Guest Hollow is a NON-TRADITIONAL curriculum company… So we thought to ourselves… HEY, why not have a NON-TRADITIONAL Black Friday Sale? In fact, let’s cut our customers a break and not even have our big sale on Black Friday at all?
I don’t know about you but we have been absolutely deluged with companies trying to sell us a plethora of Christmas gifts. Advertisements about “Black Friday”, “Cyber Monday” and “Small Business Saturday” have filled our screens and mailbox for weeks now. To be honest, we’re kinda sick of it. 😉
Soooooooo… this year we decided not to be part of your annual holiday problem. While you are budgeting in Thanksgiving food, Christmas gifts, a trip to Grandma’s, and your normal day-to-day expenses, perhaps it would be good to get a little breathing room and NOT have to buy your homeschool curriculum at the same time… does this make sense? I HOPE SO! 😀
Anyway, here is the scoop… Instead of making you sit down and try to figure out a way to budget in next semester’s Guest Hollow goodies NOW, we are going to let 2020 get here and have our gigantic sale during the first week or so in January!
Here is how the big Guest Hollow wintertime sale will work:
On Black Friday we will release a coupon code, but it WILL NOT BE ACTIVATED until January First! You can then return to GuestHollow.com in early January and place your orders just as if it was Black Friday/Cyber Monday/ Small Business Saturday, save a bundle of money, not break your Christmas budget on curriculum at exactly the worst time of year, and generally do all of the above in a relaxed fashion.
Hopefully this will give you time to look over GuestHollow.com, read some reviews, do a little investigation and make your buying decisions AT YOUR LEISURE for the next month or so and then when January rolls around (and the holiday madness is behind you) the Guest Hollow sale will start and you will still reap the rewards of our giant traditional Black Friday sale.
We’d love to hear your feedback on this so please DO let us know what you think below…

American History Year 1 and 2 have been updated!

Homeschool American History Curriculum

We’ve updated American History Years 1 & 2!

When I created the American History Years 1 & 2, I used the 10th Anniversary Edition of A Patriot’s History of the United States. Late this year I discovered that a new edition was just published (the 15th Anniversary Edition). I’ve updated both schedules to match the changes in the new book.

I recommend you use the NEW edition of the book when possible. The authors have updated the book to reflect new things that have occurred since 2014 as well as new scholarship that altered or expanded their views on some topics. In order to fit in the new material, they also had to cut some discussions from some eras in the new edition. Even though I recommend the newest version, I’ve made it so that you can use this schedule with EITHER edition of the book.

We will be REMOVING this compatibility with the older book in a couple of years.

If you want to download the updated schedules (and/or workbooks) for the year(s) you purchased, just sign into your Guest Hollow store account via this page:

https://guesthollow.com/store/my-account/

Instructions on how to do so can be found at this page:

https://guesthollow.com/store/help-section/

Don’t forget that access to updates expires a year after your purchase.

Let us know if you need any assistance!
We work hard to keep our schedules up-to-date!

Visit this page for more information about American History 1:
https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/history2/highschool_american/index.html

Visit this page for more information about American History 2:
https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/history2/highschool_american/year2index.html

Writer’s Toolbox Giveaway!

Writer's Toolbox book

Writer’s Toolbox is a great resource for budding writers. It contains 6 separate books in one and helps teach students how to write letters, fairy tales, poems, reports, and more!

A customer recently posted asking if Writer’s Toolbox was scheduled in the Guest Hollow Language Arts Curriculum. It wasn’t (the individual book titles were), but it is now, and for those of you who choose that option (instead of buying the individual titles it contains) should save some $$! As an added bonus, there are two more stories in the Writer’s Toolbox in addition to the ones I scheduled in – one about journals and the other about writing scary stories. Writer’s Toolbox is a nice resource and a bit easier to handle than trying to get all the individual book titles. Now you have BOTH options! 

Even for those of you who aren’t using Guest Hollow Language Arts, Writer’s Toolbox is a great resource to have on your homeschool shelf.

Now that I’m done using a copy to schedule in pages, we are offering this NEARLY brand-new copy of The Writer’s Toolbox in a giveaway! Just post in the comments to be entered. We are also hosting the same giveaway via the Guest Hollow Facebook page. You can post and share there instead of here if you wish! A winner will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Snow in September!

Well, fall was short this year…. 😉 That’s the view outside my office window! Thankfully my husband stacked wood on our porch and inside for the woodstove. We’ll be toasty warm while I work on the high school geography curriculum!

Drops Language Learning App Giveaway!

Drops language app

I’ve been really busy working on creating a high school geography and cultures curriculum. One of the things I recommend when learning geography is to learn a foreign language. Today I’m hosting a giveaway in honor of the up-coming geography program and the goal of learning about other cultures and languages: Drops!

Drops is an addictive, colorful app that teaches you individual words. It’s not a full-fledged language program that deals with grammar and conversation, but that’s part of its charm and ease of use. With Drops you learn vocabulary (along with some travel phrases and scripts for languages like Japanese) in a way that’s simple, easy, and fun.

There is something about it that just makes you want to sit for a while and tap/swipe/learn. Drops is the perfect app for when your brain is too tired for a more rigorous language learning effort, when you only have a few minutes, or to introduce a new language learner to something that isn’t intimidating and difficult. It’s also great for learning a LOT of words.

I made a quick video to show the different word categories and how the app works:

There are 35 languages available:

Drops has quite a few categories of words you can practice – from the very basic (food, colors, weather, etc.) to more advanced vocabulary that has to do with things like biology, computers, geography, politics, and much more:

Drops app review

You can choose your level to get access to more difficult words as you progress. Drops also allows you to practice scripts where you can trace with your finger or stylus to make the characters you are learning:

Learning hiragana with the Drops app

The free version of Drops gives you access to most features with a 5-minute time limit. Purchase a premium subscription and you get additional benefits like access to the word dojo (that helps you practice/retain the words you’ve already learned with a special algorithm), offline learning, no ads, no time limit, a word collection (where you can see all of the words you’ve practiced with instant pronunciation, etc.), all topics are unlocked, and you can restart a topic. One lucky winner of our giveaway will get a one YEAR premium subscription!

drops language app review
I can look at all the words I’ve been learning and practicing from the collections screen.

Enter our giveaway for a free subscription to Drops. You can also download the app and give it a try. Everyone can play for free!

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If you’d like more language learning suggestions and ideas, click here to read a previous article I wrote.
Homeschooling with Guest Hollow

We’re having a “Back-to-Homeschool” sale!

Guest Hollow sale

We’re having a “Back-to-Homeschool” sale! Enter in the coupon code: 1234abc and get 15% off your order.

If your kids don’t love their homeschool curriculum, make the switch to Guest Hollow. We receive rave reviews from parents and kids:

Some reviews and comments:

Beowulf’s Grammar

“My nine year old says Beowulf is his favorite subject!”

From a 9-year-old student: “I used to hate grammar and now I love it!”

Chemistry in the Kitchen

“This curriculum took my kids that both absolutely HATED anything science oriented and turned them into science geeks!!”

“The things my kids are learning with this program are being learned organically and the concepts are coming up in everyday situations. They know their stuff!!!”

High School Anatomy

“My 10th grader is loving the curriculum so far. I was worried about all the reading at first, because my daughter is not an avid reader, but she has loved all the novels so far. It’s good to see her enjoying reading, and learning so much! I highly recommend this course for any kids interested in going into the medical field in college.”

Biology

“I cannot even tell you how much Biology curricula I looked at before I finally (thankfully) found this one! It saved our year! It went along with my daughter’s learning style so much better than a boring textbook-only approach, heavy on the math with expensive, impossible labs. This one made biology do-able.”

“I hated biology before I found Guest Hollow! I am a visual learner, and Guest Hollow Biology gives tons of videos to watch, reading interesting books, and hands-on activities like dissecting and experiments. Now I love biology thanks to Guest Hollow!”

We hope you join the Guest Hollow family!
Visit https://guesthollow.com/ and don’t forget to use the 15% off coupon code in our store:
1234abc

Happy homeschooling! <3