Friday, May 28, 2010

It's a GIVEAWAY!!!

So, I've left out two of my favorite "times" that we incorporate into our school days. Signing Time and "reading time"!

I've written about signing time before, but I just had to say once more how much fun we have with it. It made a HUGE difference in Havilah's frustration level as it enabled her to communicate so much better. Watch her with her beginning signs here. It is only 1/2 hour long, so it doesn't feel like they are sitting in front of the TV all day.

Another special time of the day is our reading time. After we've finished lunch, we all snuggle up in the living room with blankets and pillows. We have read Heidi, Elsie Dinsmore, Tales of the Kingdom and we've just started our favorite, Little House in the Big Woods. Some of these were a little beyond their level, but that just required more explanation and teaching time throughout. This time is wonderful for practicing sitting quietly, not distracting each other, paying attention etc., and also for excellent discussion about the characters. 

So, here is your chance to join in our fun!!!!
I am going to be giving away (3) items.

Signing Time Volume One. I would recommend it for 1-8 years olds, although I must admit, I enjoyed learning the signs too!


This book is packed with beautiful, exciting and informational stories. I love this book ( makes me want to butcher a hog!) and it is at a great level for the girls to follow the story.

As I wrote about in my last post, this book was a perfect starter for Bethany. I'm throwing in a maze and dot to dot book as well. These are perfect for the little brother or sister who really wants to do "school " too!

So here's the rules!!!
  • If you are a follower or become a follower = 1 entry
  • If you link this post to your blog = 1 entry                 
  • If you link this to you facebook page = 1 entry          
Just leave a separate comment for each entry and please say what your first and second choice would be. We will draw a winner Tuesday, June 1, just because I LOVE June and it seems like a good time!
     
This giveaway is open to anyone! If you don't have children, save these until you do or bless another mom around you.

Thanks for joining me through this home schooling marathon. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. One more post on my mommy's attitude towards home schooling and then back to our regular broadcasting!

27 comments:

Mrs. Skelton said...

Hey I'm th first to leave a comment! :-) Although I must confess Grace, that I've been waiting for you to post your givaway! :-) I just couldn't wait to see what it was going to be! And the givaway is just as exciting as I was hoping it would be! ;-) Thanks for the great givaway!
I would love any of all three of them! :-) But I think I would love the signing one a lot! :D
I am a follower! ;-)

Mrs. Skelton said...

I linked this to my facebook page!

Amanda said...

What fun! I'm a follower!
Little House in the Big Woods is next on my list for reading aloud; we're almost finished with Alice in Wonderland.

Mrs. Skelton said...

I 'think' I liked this post to my blog... :-) Or rather I blogged about it... does that count?

Johanna said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

VBarnes said...

Hi Grace,
I just became a follower of your blog. What a nice blog, I can't wait to come back and read more. I still have several littles and need all of the help that I can get:-). I would link to my blog or facebook but I don't know how(blush). I would love the Little House Book as my first choice. Thanks for such a great giveaway! Love and blessings Veronica(joyfulmom-moms)

Season said...

Hi Grace! You're blog is one of the 2 I follow! I would love the Tracing book or the signing. My little guys do some signing too and it's been wonderful to prevent whining but we'd love to learn more!

Raising Saints said...

Hi Grace!!! Great idea! I love all 3 .. my Jacob would love the dvd .. we too are big fans. :)

Raising Saints said...

Do I get another entry since you are always linked to my blog or do I have to specifically tal about you in a post!?

Grace Wheeler said...

I want to win!!!!!!!

Okay first things first...you betcha, I'm a follower!!!

First Choice: Little House book!
Second Choice: Tracing book!

Off to do the rest of the entries...

Grace Wheeler said...

Alrighty, blogged about it!!!

Grace Wheeler said...

facebooked it!!!

Grace Wheeler said...

how about another entry if i promise to use your name as my next daughters middle name? i've always liked the name grace...but it'd be totally after you of course :) lol!

Lauren said...

I'm a follower! :)

laurnie0012@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi
I am a follower and would love
Signing Times or the Little House book.

Joni O (mamabear)

Anonymous said...

I posted on facebook about it!

Joni O
(mamabear)

Tammy R (wewinnow) said...

I became a follower! I would love Signing Time or Tracing Trails.

Tammy R (wewinnow) said...

I linked to the giveaway on my blog.

Becca said...

That's so neat that you're reading Little House in the Big Woods. We just finished that one and are reading On the Banks of Plum Creek now. Ellie has LOVED reading these books! (Oh, by the way, thanks for commenting on my blog, and it was yours that inspired me to start one:).

Becca said...

Oh, and I just followed your blog:) I like the sign language dvd best!

Staci said...

I thought I was already a follower, but I guess not! I am now!

You need to check my blog too! I'm also having a giveaway!

Staci said...

I posted to my blog http://schmetterlingjourney.blogspot.com/ for another entry

Staci said...

I posted on facebook!

Thanks for the fun Grace!

PeaceLady said...

I linked this post to my blog.
http://peacefullady.xanga.com/727981250/end-of-may-summary/

We borrow Signing Time DVD's from the library and that would be our first choice! Second choice would be the tracing book.

Johanna said...

I posted to my blog too.
And I realized in my first comment that I forgot to say which would be my first and second choices.

I would mostly love to have the signing thing, next the tracing book, and then the Little House book, (cause I already have that!)

And my email address is supremelyhappyjo at gmail dot com.

shannon said...

I'm a follower!
#1 Little house in the Big Woods--we just finished Little House On The Praire

#2 I can't decide!

Betsy (Eco-Novice) said...

I love signing time (#1). Would also like the tracing book (#2). We have some of the little house books.