Current Freebies

May 10, 2010

Here are a few things for you this week:

Just Added Currclick says they are having 15 freebies over the course of the week. It took me awhile to even find this page. Here is the direct link to just the daily freebies page for this week only.

At Currclick the Freebie is mini-books and notebooking pages for Island of the Blue Dolphins There are several mini-books on animals and not just the book. It’s enough for a whole lapbook.

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Monday: Sample Unit from Far Above Rubies. This is a list of study ideas and activities for teenage girls to do involving several school subjects and all revolving around the verse “…her value is far above rubies.” Someone not in America would not be able to do a lot of what’s here it seems, but there are lots of choices.

Tuesday: A fairy tale about the arithmetic fairy. I don’t think I’m going to keep this on the site because I couldn’t find a written book to go with it. But here is a link to this fairy tale as well as eight others by the same author. It is always available online so you don’t need to download it.

Wednesday: Teach Computer Science without a Computer This will remain on this site on the Extras page under Computers.

Thursday: Jack of All Trades This will NOT remain on this site, but I put the link here so you can see it’s online. You can find lots of his books online. Just search the author’s name at http://www.archive.org.

Friday: Natural Oddities   I don’t see this online. Get it while you can if you want it. It’s about strange plant and animal facts.

And added to the General Resource page: Study tips for high school students to “improve your grades,” but this could be used as a study in good study habits. If you read the main page it keeps saying “Professor X’s techniques.” I’m pretty sure this is having the student teach the material. Literally go into a room by yourself and teach the material to an imaginary class because if you can teach it, then you can understand it. The story he tells on the main page seems to be talking about the Robinson family of the Robinson curriculum.

Currclick doesn’t have their new freebie up yet. I’ll add it later if it’s something for this blog.

And here are a few stories of how the Lord is currently providing for our “free” education:

We have been getting free ink refills. A neighbor is getting them filled for us at a friend’s store, even our color cartridge. Our neighbors are wanting to repay us for how we helped their family when the mother was in the hospital for three weeks. We didn’t ask for the ink refills, but I had asked one day if they knew of a cheap place to get ink for our printer. The man said give your cartridge to me, and I’ll get it refilled. I gave him the cartridge and some money, and got both back :)  He’s done this a couple of times for us already and has said he wants to be able to do this for our family.

And just yesterday I got a boatload of classic books for free from an English literature major who is about to leave this country and head to America and doesn’t want to take his books with him. So I now have Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, The Scarlett Letter, The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights…

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