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~ September 2016 ~

Dear Readers,

I hope your school year is off to a good start! This month I'm having a big sale on my exclusive homeschool book set! (Each title is also available individually.) These books will be a refreshing source of encouragement and practical motivation throughout your school year.

Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom
Easy Homeschooling Techniques
Easy Homeschooling Curriculum
Easy Homeschooling Companion
How to Write a Homeschool Mission Statement

Click here for detailed book descriptions!

Get ALL 5 BOOKS (valued at $85) for ONLY $30!*
OR purchase one or more individual titles - also on sale!

*Plus you'll get FREE SHIPPING!

Happy Homeschooling!

Teri's Sig

Featured Article

STEM Supplies for Back to School

You're probably all stocked up on such items as notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, etc. But now that you're starting to adjust to the routine of a new school year, you may have realized that you lack some math or science supplies. If you’re studying STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), there are some specialized items you will need. The required resources will vary depending on the subject, but here are some basic suggestions: STEM Supplies for Back to School.

Book of the Month

Citizens Rule Book

Celebrate Constitution Week, September 17-24! A thorough knowledge of the Constitution is more important today than ever. The Citizens Rule Book (legacy of my late father-in-law) contains the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and quotes by Founding Fathers. Consider distributing this handy pocket-sized booklet to family, friends, homeschoolers, co-workers, church members, community groups. Only $1 each! Order online at

Famous Homeschoolers

Constitutional Convention Delegates

Did you know that homeschooling was the primary method of learning for numerous early American colonists who grew up to become lawyers, statesmen, and delegates at the Constitutional Convention? For a list of Founding Fathers who were homeschooled, visit

Reading Between the Lines

Movies as Literature

Can your students “read” a movie? Some parents and teachers fear their students’ affinity for visual media comes at the expense of their reading and critical thinking abilities. And yet “cineliteracy” is often neglected in education, which is a shame. “Film as Literature” is one English class that everyone will love to take! For a helpful guide on how to study movies as an elective course, with recommended resources for all ages, see the article on "Film as Literature" in Homeschooling Teen Magazine.

Learning Links

  • Constitution Day - Constitution Day is September 17. That whole week is designated as Constitution Week.

  • Monarch Butterflies - The Monarch Butterfly's fall migration.

  • Autumn Leaves - Activities and resources for learning about fall leaves.

  • Pirates - September 19 is "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

  • Autumn is for Apples - Learn a little bit about Johnny Appleseed - his birthday is September 26 - and try some yummy apple recipes.

  • Etiquette & Ethics - September is Children's Good Manners Month.

Freebie(s) of the Month

Constitution Challenge - In honor of Constitution Week which is September 17–24, have your children memorize the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. I've put together a decorative copy of The Preamble, a memory activity, memorization tips, vocabulary, and Constitutional Quotations for Copywork (4 pages total).

Rules of Civility - To celebrate Children's Good Manners Month, have your children learn general courtesies, manners and morals the way George Washington did! Click here for a free copy of "George Washington's Rules of Civility" in a 17-page e-book.

September is National Preparedness Month. Would you and your family be ready in an emergency? Here are some helpful printables:

(All of the above require Adobe Reader: click here for free download.)

Quote of the Month

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” ~Samuel Adams

A Note From Teri...

Do you or any of your students struggle with procrastination? Well, there's an app for that! Seriously, there is an app that helps you focus on writing, an app that blocks out distracting notifications on your phone, an app that blocks access to social networks when you're studying, and even an app that reminds you when to get up and take breaks. Find out more tips and tactics to help you stop procrastinating in A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination.

Happy Homeschooling!

Teri's Sig

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