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, Homeschool Rewards Zone, Issue #017
November 11, 2010

Sharing Life's Simple Rewards of Homeschooling

Homeschool Rewards Zone brings you the latest additions to one family's rewarding experiences of homeschooling simply.


Issue #018 ~November 2010~

1) Book Nook

Scholastic News is a magazine with current events for children. (They were called "Weekly Readers" when I was a kid.) Grandma ordered these for the kids and they liked them...still do! Marley, my "site buddy" shares her experience ordering it:

Scholastic, e-mailed me back saying "The only way you can get their catalog and get certain deals is if you are a teacher. That being stated, a teacher is someone who teaches whether it be at a public school, a private school, or a home based school. Since you are a home school teacher you can get the catalog. When you register under school name write Home School. And then your address where you home school. You can either do this online or over the phone. If you are accepted you will get a confirmation e-mail. If your not accepted you can always shop at our online store as a parent at http://store.scholastic.com/ as long as you are a US citizen. They may not have the same books as the catalog or the same deals. Thank you for your interest in Scholastic."

So, I signed up as a teacher and I got a confirmation e-mail saying I was accepted. And I requested a few catalogs. They also sent me an e-mail talking about teacher rewards, if you order a certain amount of books you get a certain amount of points. And the more points get, you can get free stuff. And they also have free printouts and small lesson plans for teachers. I haven't checked out the print outs yet or the small lesson plans, but I plan to in the future. I thought it was nice that they recognized home school parents as teachers too. When some places don't.

Do you have a favorite home school book? If you do, let us all know!

2) Brain Teaser

How long is a shoe?

(Answer at bottom.)

3) Helpful Homeschool Hints

Do you get any of the Public Television shows? We used to watch a number of them throughout the day. We made a chart so that we would know which of our favorites were on when. One of our favorites was Bill Nye the Science Guy!

4) New Pages Added
Our latest addition you'll find near the middle of our Homeschool Rewards Home Page. If you have Facebook, and enjoy the website, I would love to keep in touch with you through Facebook, too! Just click the "Like" button to keep in touch on Facebook.

Wassup? - We have not added anything to this page, but I can share "wassup"! German class continues to go well for Annette and Garrett. They are working on a dance routine for the school talent show. I've been hemming lederhosen (shorts) for it. I'll post pics soon!

5) Terrific Contributions From Visitors Like You!

Every month we will share the best visitors' pages submitted the month before. We appreciate everyone's input, but there are some that really shine. My family votes on the best of the best. Here are this month's top picks (in no particular order):

New Page Added

4-H Idea
4H Japanese Exchange - Patricia coordinates a Japanese Exchange program.

Discipline Q & A
Kristina has great suggestions for these troubled parents: Trouble With School After Moving Getting Into Trouble

Homeschool Pros & Cons
Great Opportunity - Susan shares two important reasons to consider homeschooling.

Homeschooling vs Public Schools
Social Behavior - A visitor commented on Billie's post on Social Behavior and gave us her response to the Socialization Question!

Math Review
Saxon - Jena and Sara share how to overcome the repetitiveness of Saxon.

Games
Apples to Apples - Comes in a Bible version now!

Scattergories - Thank you Marley for suggesting these next two games. They sound like a lot of fun!

Last Word - One of Marley's favorite party games.

Movies
Fantastic Mr. Fox - One visitor strongly suggests you do not allow your family to see Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Recipes
Homemade Pancakes and Syrup - Hungry for breakfast? Try this recipe!

6) # Visitors in October

We thought it would be kinda fun to let you know just how many of you are visiting the site each month. Last month finished out with 5, 817 new visitors! Welcome!

7)Upcoming Events!

Is there something you'd like me to share? Get it to me by the end of the month.

Until next month, may you experience many homeschool rewards,
Diane
Homeschool Rewards Home Page

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Answer to Brain Teaser

A foot long...gotcha!

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