Try Before You Buy!
Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?
In the homeschool community, it’s a reality, particularly when you come to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s annual Homeschool Freebie Directory. In these pages (and on our website) you will find a good number of freebies and samples to get you familiar with what this vast community has to offer. Start contacting these companies for YOUR freebie gifts today. And tell your friends! It’s all FREE!
ALEKS Math: Special Trial Offer Exclusively for Homeschoolers!
ALEKS is a Web-based mathematics program that offers highly targeted, individualized instruction for grades 3–12. As you look for innovative programs that provide you with the instruction and support your need to homeschool your children in math, we invite you to explore ALEKS by signing up for a free trial.
All About Reading / All About Learning Press
This FREE gift will benefit your preschoolers and kindergarteners for the rest of their lives! Your children will love the activities, and you will love the fact that they are learning our Big Five(TM) essential pre-reading skills. These are the skills that lay the foundation for successful reading and writing for the rest of their lives.
All About Spelling
Your child will enjoy helping Detective Dog discover the five jobs of the Silent E in this activity book. Most kids only know one or two of the ways that Silent E can be used, but knowing all five jobs will improve their spelling and reading. This FREE activity book is a sample of what you get when you use the All About Spelling program.
American Heritage Education Foundation
FREE, FABULOUS award-winning K-12 social studies/history lesson plans. Aligns with advanced placement and national standard tests. Tested and proven to raise test scores. Teaches unalienable rights are granted by the Creator and not by government. Four key themes are Freedom, Unity, Progress, Responsibility.
Apologia Press / Apologia Science
Apologia publishes award-winning science curriculum, biblical worldview curriculum, and acclaimed books and resources for your homeschool journey. Visit Apologia.com today and unlock dozens of book samples, webinars, helpful articles, and encouraging audio messages from your favorite Apologia authors. Plus, subscribe now to the free monthly e-newsletter and you’ll be entered to win a 2011-12 online course from Apologia Academy–a $475 value!
Barker Creek Publishing
From the publisher of the top-selling Draw-Write-Now series and the author of TOS Magazine’s popular Little Artists column comes this exciting offer! Receive Barker Creek’s Sampler eBook – A Collection of Hands-On Lessons from our Award-Winning Books! … a $12.99 value, yours FREE! Packed with 49 pages of lessons from Barker Creek’s award-winning books, your children will enjoy step-by-step drawing instruction, learn about the sea, hunt for zoo words, make cowboy and cowgirl outfits, learn how to visually organize their thoughts, make vocabulary flash cards … and more!
Email Freebies@BarkerCreek.com for download instructions.
College Prep Genius
Do you have students getting ready to take the SAT or PSAT? For a limited time, College Prep Genius is offering two free video seminars hosted by Jean Burk. Learn the secrets of SAT success that have helped countless students raise their test scores as much as 600 points! Jean will share how your student can earn up to $500 in scholarship money per hour!
Critical Thinking Company
The Critical Thinking Company’s award-winning books and software empower students with the problem solving skills they’ll need for success in school and in life. We guarantee better grades and higher test scores—or your money back. Free activities and trial software are available online at www.CriticalThinking.com. Request your free catalog, Word Benders® and Preschool Academics eBooks by clicking HERE today!
Discouraged? Homeschooling stretching you? Need encouragement from the Word of God?
Bonnie Lisech wrote Encouragement for Home School Moms just for you! Many have purchased the hard copy, but you can DOWNLOAD this valuable devotional for FREE!
While you are at www.DeeperRoots.com consider downloading free samples for our Jr High and Sr High Home School Bible curriculum (available at the bottom of each teacher’s guide product description.)
Christ-centered. Private. Affordable. If you’re serious about growing in your relationship with God and appreciate a campus with close community and individual attention in the classroom, Ecclesia may be the college for you! At EC you will find academic rigor, Christian service and international travel opportunities, along with great real-world work experience and resumé building for life after college. And our students graduate with little to no debt!
Enjoy free access to our growing collection of library resources!
Fire Station Buddies, Inc.
Jordan and his friends are eager to finish the fifth grade. But first, they have to write a report about the new fire station in town. They discover clues that lead them to a group of talking animals that have been secretly helping firefighters. Is it true or a hoax?
Great Commission Languages
It takes more than vocabulary to effectively communicate with a people group. Great Commission Languages offers the most complete language products on the market, including grammar, vocabulary, orthography, tons of cultural information, and relevant scripture memorization. Award-winning, phonetically based learning centered on engaging stories about homeschooled children.
Greek 'n' Stuff
Download Greek ‘n’ Stuff’s FREE Sample Pages E-Book to see an assortment of lessons from Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! (biblical Greek for preschoolers and up . . . even adults enjoy it), Latin’s Not So Tough! (young students study classical Latin), and Alone With God Bible Studies (verse-by-verse studies for mid-elementary students).
Heart of Dakota Publishing, Inc.
Christ-centered learning from our heart to yours! Watch for our newest product, Hearts for Him Through Time: Revival to Revolution (for ages 11–13 with extensions for grades 8–9) coming in 2011.
Hello-World.com is a safe, secure website with hundreds of games, songs and activities designed especially for children to make learning languages fun! At Hello-World.com children hear words, songs, and dialogs spoken by native speakers. They also play interactive games that encourage reasoning while learning Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, German, English and other languages.
Home School in the Woods
We believe that the best way for a child to cement the lessons learned is through hands-on activities and projects! Our timeline materials, Time Travelers History Studies, and Hands-on History Activity-Paks do just that while developing a love of learning in your child! Check out www.HomeschoolInTheWoods.com for even MORE freebies and samples!
Janome Sewing Machine Company
Teach someone to sew – or learn yourself! Sewing is a wonderful hobby that teaches a wide array of different skills – from hand-eye coordination to fraction and mathematics applications. Plus, it’s lots of fun and inspires creativity. Janome has created a free E-Book download that provides the basics of this rewarding hobby. Download yours today, and start sewing!
Need a website with free and premium activities? “In the world of educational websites the options are nearly endless. Initially I expected the average run-of-the-mill educational website. You know the kind, one full of busy work worksheets and lacking in educational content — Upon delving into KBTeachers my low expectations were blown out of the water!” – Find out why this TOS crew member gave us such great review: Visit www.KBTeachers.com today.
Landry Academy offers one- and two-semester online classes and residential summer camps in a variety of subject areas: math, science, literature, composition, history, foreign languages, computer programming and applications, drama, art, music, etc. Get free online seminars on topics such as "Top 10 Homeschooling Mistakes".
Math Mammoth books aim to help children to really understand what is going on. The concepts are explained so that both the teacher and the student "get it". Of the different Math Mammoth books, I especially recommend the BLUE (by topics) or LIGHT BLUE (by grade) series for parents.
Download over 300 free sample pages and worksheets from various Math Mammoth books.
Teach your kids to research the Internet using MotherboardBooks.com’s free Internet Scavenger Hunt, from the Computer Science Pure and Simple Curriculum.
Movie Makers/Entrusted with Arrows
Movie Makers is an award winning producer of educational and documentary videos. Videos cover math, maps, geography, history, and more.
For a limited time, we are offering exclusive access to $70 worth of educational videos online for free! Plus, access to the first 20 minutes of Entrusted With Arrows: Entrepreneurial Homeschool Fathers!
The free eBook, God’s Ten Commandments: Yesterday, Today and Forever is endorsed by Ten Commandments monument hero, Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. God is the root of moral law and perfectly reflects it. Yesterday God gave the Ten Commandments. Every one of them is vital for today and essential for building foundations for tomorrow. By Nigel Lee, published by Nordskog Publishing, Inc. www.NordskogPublishing.com; Phone: 805-642-2070
North American Montessori Center
An established leader in Montessori curriculum development, North American Montessori Center (NAMC) has recently launched the PRESCHOOL HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM. Discover how Montessori education helps children reach their full potential with program benefits including proven learning outcomes; hands-on, multi-modal learning; character development; and much more.
Olivita Oink LLC
Olivita Oink’s Bilingual Barnyard is an entire semester Spanish course designed for elementary children.
Each class is taught by a native Spanish speaker in an immersion atmosphere. After each class, there is a corresponding worksheet to complete.
Even tests are included!
Your child will enjoy his educational journey through beautiful Cali, Colombia.
Please contact us at www.OlivitaOink.com for your FREE downloadable workbook. ( $34.99 Value)
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You teach them to read. We’ll teach them to love it! Owlkids publishes entertaining, unique, high quality, award-winning magazines that nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading and learning. Each issue is full of age-appropriate comics, animal facts, crafts, science experiments, do-it-yourself activities, stories, contests, plus much more!
Perfect Praise Publishing
The NEW Knights of Arrethtrae . . . a companion to the Kingdom Series. No magic or mysticism! Books and audios available! Listen to an unabridged, 76-minute sample of Sir Bentley & Holbrook Court for FREE at www.KingdomSeries.com/tosfreebie.htm. Narrated by voice actors from Cheltenham, England, with original music and sound effects.
Peterson Directed Handwriting
Pencil grip and paper position skills are critical to FLUENT handwriting. If you are trying to teach good pencil holding, you know it is not easy for the student. A unique PDF book of exercise pages will help your student overcome the challenge presented by a new grip and good paper position. Movement_Exercises_2011.pdf, and several other coaching tools, are available for download from the URL listed below.
Rain Before the Reign
Heart touching, funny, and inspirational stories for teens, adults and children; some are true, some are fictional, and some are a compilation of both. All are original, written and recorded by A’lan Robert, FREE at www.RainBeforetheReign.com and www.ChristianShortStories.org. Our purpose is to share the love of God through these stories. It is our heartfelt hope you will enjoy them!
Award winning author Jim Baumgardner is pleased to offer Sarah’s Christmas Story. Discover the reason Sarah Smith is fast becoming the newest heroine of homeschoolers. This short story, set in 1858, will give the reader a taste of why Sarah’s Wish has been named Best Book-2010 by the Homeschool Crew of The Old Schoolhouse magazine.
Email SarahBooks@cox.net for a copy of Sarah’s Christmas Story sent in PDF
The PHONICS Road to Spelling and Reading is the first complete language arts program to provide the parent/teacher with detailed teacher training on DVD, modeling exactly how to teach and coordinate all the spelling, writing, and reading using the Orton/Spalding method, then building grammar, composition with literature studies, and intro to Latin over 4 years. We offer a free e-booklet, A Brief History of English Spelling at www.ThePhonicsRoad.com/freegift.
Complete state history courses from a Christian perspective for age 3 through grade 12 for every state. Also all 50 states in one book. FREE SAMPLE! Hawaii pages from Fifty States Under God.
Super Star Speech
Are you concerned about your child’s speech development? Are you interested in helping your child master difficult speech sounds at home? The Super Star Speech books include articulation tests, tips for teaching most speech sounds, practice activities, picture cards, and games and are designed to be easy for parents to use and fun for kids. Find out more at SuperStarSpeech.com.
Tiny Planets provides kids with a safe place for discovery, creativity and critical thinking. Kids follow the cosmic adventures of Bing and Bong, while taking care of their planet, thinking and learning about themselves, nature, technology, and more. They go on missions that involve watching short animated videos, playing videogames, reading E-Books, listening to audiobooks, as well as offline learning activities. Experience firsthand the Sweet Temptations adventure by visiting www.TinyPlanets.com/freebie/.
US Mint Education Initiative
For educators, the United States Mint at www.UsMint.gov/kids/teachers offers cross-curricular K-12 lesson plans using national standards. The first eleven America the Beautiful Quarters lesson plans are based on the 2010 quarter designs, developed with National Standards in mind for grades K through 12. The site also provides Web quests, coloring pages, reference resources, online classroom gadgets like timers and decoders, and more—all free! For children www.UsMint.gov/kids provides a multitude of free games and activities both entertain and educate.
VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math
Recommended by Dr. Jay Wile of Apologia Science, VideoText Interactive specializes in multi-media programs for middle & high school mathematics (Pre-Algebra through Pre-Calculus). With focus on the “why” behind concepts, video lessons are supported by notes, worktexts, tests, & solutions guides. Online versions now also provide families with even more economical options for mastering these math courses. Request a FREE sampler DVD and receive guest access to VideoText Online today!
Teaching writing has never been easier! Get a complete WriteShop I lesson (for grades 6-10), including assorted pages from the Teacher’s Manual. 30 pages in all. View lesson plans, student instructions, Skill Builder, checklists, and grading rubric. Got K-3 graders? Download a sample lesson from each of our new WriteShop Primary books. When you link to the download, you’ll find a BONUS gift: a StoryBuilder sampler that’s great for mixed ages.
Zeezok Publishing / The Book Peddler
Zeezok Publishing is pleased to offer you this sampler of our Presidential Penmanship program offered in six of today’s most popular handwriting styles. Provides handwriting practice using presidential quotes and famous documents from American history. Separate elementary grade levels available as well as a junior high and senior high program.
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