Tag Archives: Amazon Prime

Kindle On Sale-$49

29 Apr

Just saw that Amazon Kindle (the “basic” model) is on sale for $49 (a $20 savings)! Thinking to do some birthday shopping for our oldest two since they’ve hijacked their parents’ Kindle. 🙂 Why have they hijacked their parents’ Kindle you ask?It’s the library’s fault! 🙂 Our library has thousands of children’s books that can be virtually checked out–for FREE! To say that our boys love this reality would be an understatement! They think it’s pretty cool and “grown up” to read on the Kindle! I think whatever keeps them interested in reading, right?!?!

The Kindle Paperwhite with Wi-Fi and various various Kindle Fire models are also $20 off. It appears that there is one deal per customer. This is a Mother’s Day sale, so snag this deal before it’s gone. 

One other perk that our family uses. 🙂 If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get to check out one free Kindle book a month from Amazon. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, enjoy a 30 Day FREE Trial!

Scotch Laminator–$21.99 currently @ Amazon

17 Nov

I just noticed that the Scotch Thermal Laminator  is currently $21.99 at Amazon. This is the same one I have and purchased 3 years ago. I love it (laugh, if you will!) and use it frequently. I just used it to make cute little Bag Tags for the kiddos in my Classical Conversations class as Christmas presents. 🙂 Even if you’re not a homeschooler, you would be surprised at how useful it is to have one of these around the house. It transforms any sheet of paper into a reusable document with the assistance of a dry erase marker. Use these laminating pages with the laminator (to be purchased separately). I’ve found them the cheapest at Sam’s–roughly $20 for 200 sheets.

Happy laminating. 🙂 If anyone laughs at you for putting this on your Christmas list, just let me know. I will chat with you and make you realize that it’s not silly to ask for one for Christmas; you’re in good company with me. 🙂

With Christmas right around the corner, now is a good time to sign up for a FREE 30 Day Trail of Amazon Prime. Our family loves Amazon Prime–free 2 day shipping, movie & TV episodes free streaming, and one free Kindle book to “check out” each month. I love shopping, not leaving my house and picking it up off my front porch 2 days later. 🙂

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Magic School Bus DVD and Cycle 2 science–match ups!

19 Oct

I know that many of you bought the The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series when I posted about it in the past. As I was on CC Connected this afternoon prepping for my sweet little Abecedarians, I was excited to stumble upon this “match up” of  Cycle 2 science with The Magic School Bus episodes. YAY!

If you are on CC Connected, you can search by “farrelldawn” and the document title is “Magic Schoolbus episodes correlated with Cycle 2 Science Content.” It is a WORD file that you can easily download. There aren’t match ups for each week, but it does cover several.

Isn’t that fabulous?!?!? Thank you Dawn Ferrell if you are reading!

Also, if you don’t have the Magic School Bus DVD set and want to order it from Amazon, I would encourage you to sign up for Amazon Prime, and it will arrive at your door in 2 days. Amazon currently has a promotion where you can join Amazon Prime – for a 30 day FREE trial! We LOVE Amazon Prime…particularly for the FREE 2-day shipping and movie/TV shows that we can watch via online streaming. We’ve found some great documentaries to go along with our CC material.

TODAY (8/13) ONLY–Complete series, “Little House on the Prairie” @ Amazon

13 Aug

TODAY ONLY–Tuesday, August 13:
Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Nine-Season Set (Complete Series + Pilot Episode) is Amazon’s “Deal of the Day” selling for $86.99, as opposed to $149.99! For anyone looking for wholesome, quality television, here you go! I looked forward to Friday nights as a child because Little House on the Prairie was always on!

I know that $86.99 kinda makes me squeamish when I’m looking at our budget. However, if you’re looking to add this to your family DVD library, one idea is to purchase it now and give it as a gift to your child throughout the course of a year or two. A couple of DVDs could be a birthday present and a few more could arrive at Christmas. You could even have grandparents pitch in and pay for part of the set, and they could also give a few of the DVDs as gifts for birthdays and Christmas. Thinking of it in that way makes it more feasible for our family’s budget. 🙂

This deal is today only. It will end just before midnight, so don’t miss it! And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can have it on your doorstep in 2 days. Not an Amazon Prime member? Sign-up for a FREE 30-day trial!

Magic School Bus Complete Series DVD (great CC resource!)

8 Jul

I got The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series DVD for my boys for Christmas after snagging it for a great deal on Amazon. It was a wonderful resource to have this spring for homeschooling, particularly to go along with our Classical Conversations science memory work. There were several videos that corresponded to what we were learning about in Cycle 1, and I anticipate using them again this year for Cycle 2!

Amazon has it 64% off right now…for $28.99! This is an excellent price (only $2 more than what I paid for it in December)! I’ve not seen it this cheap since December. If you need some fun educational DVDs for the kiddos in your life, I highly recommend these! All kids love Mrs. Frizzle! These would make a great birthday gift or go ahead and stock up on this deal for Christmas presents!

Also, right now you can Join Amazon Prime – For a FREE 30 day trial , and you’ll FREE 2 day shipping on these DVDs (and you can freely stream UNLIMITED from Amazon Prime video, check out 1 free Kindle book per month. Just a few of the reasons we LOVE Amazon Prime! It’s worth the $79/year!)

Thanks to Free Homeschool Deals for the heads up on this great deal!

Another Week 19 documentary

1 Mar

I posted a whole host of Week 19 resources last week, and I stumbled on another one that I wanted to share. 🙂

IMAX Deep Sea: I found another great Ocean documentary this week! For you folks who are Amazon Prime-ers, it’s free! YAY! It was well done, geared for children and an amazing look into the legion of species, great and small, filling the oceans. We also had some great dialog during the movie identifying different groups invertebrates (as a review from way back in Week 5!)  Plus, Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet narrate it, so if you want to re-live Edward Scissorhands or Titanic (well, at least the voices) while watching an educational movie, this one’s for you! Ha! We enjoyed this one!

Seas of Life (Episode 2, The Deep)-I mentioned this series in last week’s post. We watched episode 2, The Deep, this morning, and it was fascinating! It highlighted the unique, unbelievable, G0d-is-amazingly-creative animals living in “the deep.” The boys and I had great dialog about the Bathyl and Abyssal ocean zones before and after the movie.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime person, one of my readers told me that she was able to find some of these on Netflix. You might hit the jackpot there! 🙂 Also, you probably will want to preview any and all documentaries before you let your kiddos watch them just to make sure they’re suitable for your family.

Between the books we’ve read and documentaries that we’ve watched this week, we’ve had a great week of learning about the ocean zones. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned personally! I probably learn just as much–if not more–than my boys do each week!

Enjoy learning with your kiddos this week!

Week 19:Books, Books, and more Books! (and a couple of documentaries)

21 Feb

Here are some resources that we’ll be checking into for Week 19. I’m hoping to read some of these books and watch some of these documentaries. Probably won’t get around to all of them…but I found several treasures, so I wanted to–in keeping with my blog–share.


The Lost World of the Anasazi (Peter Lourie)-I was sooooooooo excited to find this book at my library! I have never heard anything, ever about the Anasazi.

People of the Silence: A Novel of the Anasazi (Kathleen & W. Michael Gear)-I’m not familiar with this series, but it popped up on Amazon when I was looking for books about the Anasazi. It’s historical fiction and had great reviews on Amazon. It’s Book 8 in a series called The First North Americans, which I had not heard of previously. I love historical fiction, so I may have to check this one out! So, this is a blind recommendation on my part. Anyone read any in this series? Would love your input, if so. A worthy read?

Science: Documentaries

Seas of Life (BBC Earth)-I was excited to find this series on Amazon Instant Downloads, which you can stream FREE if you’re an Amazon Prime member! We watched a couple of BBC programs earlier in the semester from their Lost Kingdoms of Africa series.  We watched the first episode this morning, and it was excellent! My boys loved seeing the amazing ocean animals; they were mesmerized! It even explained the earth’s cycle around the sun, and it’s impact on the oceans. This was a great tie in from Week 13’s Science Project. (Just an FYI there is a segment on fish spawning that uses some ‘technical’ language. It was over my sons’ heads, so they were oblivious. And, super sad, this episode ended with a pod of killer whales killing a whale calf. I’m still torn up about it!)

This series explores the ocean’s floor, the unique creatures that exist on the bottom of the ocean, and more. Each episode is less than an hour, so I think we’ll watch several of these (a total of 8 episodes). There is one episode about the Coasts that explores life at the intersection of land and water. It looks like a great opportunity to review Vertebrates and Invertebrates. I might have my boys shout out Vertebrate or Invertebrate while we watch since my sons LOVE all things wild and noisy! ha! So excited about this series!

DisneyNature: Oceans-My boys may be “ocean-movie-ed” out by the end of next week! ha! I’m so fascinated by ocean life, how its interrelated and connected, and its beauty that these are probably more so for me  than them! ha! We’ve not seen DisneyNature’s Oceans. It’s on hold for me at the library! Wahoo! Can’t wait to watch it! Have any of you seen it? Please tell me there’s no scene of a pod of killer whales killing a whale calf. I need some happy, fairy tale ocean life. Maybe I should just stick to Finding Nemo??

Science: Books

Who Eats What? (Let’s Read and Find Out About Science series)-I love this series! We got this from the library and can’t wait to read it! It explains the concept of food chains and food webs. I’m going to link this with the ocean zones,  and we’ll look at each living thing to determine in which ocean zone  they live.

The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor-We are crazy for Miss Frizz and the Magic School Bus! Can’t wait to read this one with the boys!  We are also LOVING the The Magic School Bus: The Complete DVD Series  that I got the boys for Christmas. There is an ocean-related episode. We watched it last week; it wasn’t totally related to any of the Science New Grammar, but hey, that’s okay because they were still learning gobs from the episode.

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas (Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm)- Molly Bang one a Calcedott Medal for this book’s illustrations, so i have high hopes for this book! I’t son the hold shelf for me at the library! yay! I am excited about how this book incorporates the food chain in existence with ocean life. I’m hoping this will be another natural tie-in with the ocean zones we’re studying this week.

Math: books

Sir Cumference series (Cindy Neuschwander)-I’ve heard of this series previously, but we’ve not gotten to these concepts in our regular Math curriculum. I’m excited to read these next week as we start learning about circles! I’ve heard raving reviews of how the author gently introduces mathematical concepts. My boys LOVE all things knights, so this will be easy to convince them to read with me. 🙂

For other Week 19 resources, you can see my earlier post here.

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Week 19 printables (Latin & Science)

21 Feb

Our CC Community was off this week for President’s Day. Not gonna lie…it was a much needed break and allowed me to catch up on some things that we’d missed from past weeks.

Here are some printables that I’ll be using this week with my super cute Abecedarians as well as my super cute sons @ our house.

Latin Third Declension Packet

Latin Third Declension-I’ve made the 3rd Declension Packet following the same pattern with the 1st Declension and 2nd Declension that I’ve used this semester. I’ve really enjoyed having my “Latin Grid” on my Dry Erase Board with my Abecedarians. To see pictures of my “Latin Grid” go to last week’s post. Here’s the link to download the .pdf file: Latin Third Declension Packet

Also, you can go here to see the 3rd Declension Pronunciation Sheet that I used last semester. I printed these off (front/back) and put them in page protectors. I had my Abecedarians point to each picture as we sang along with the CC Song. You can also use them inside the page protector with dry erase markers. Have your class trace the endings with the marker as they sing/chant the endings.

Three Ocean Zones

Science-I made this activity to go along with this week’s Science about the Ocean Zones. 🙂 There are 3 different options in the file, so you can make it easy/difficult depending on your class or children. You can download the file here: Three Ocean Zones

I found some great resources for this week. I’ll post those soon. I wanted to go ahead and get up the printables for those of you who use them for your classes. 🙂


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