December Monthly Update

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Find the latest events, videos, articles, resources, and freebies

Welcome to our December monthly update with new blog posts, video, freebies and more!

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Read the latest issue of The Homeschool Quest mobile magazine! It's filled with articles, links to free and affordable printables and other helpful resources you can use on the go.

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Upcoming Classes

FRI, DEC 15TH AT 12PM PST
Story Quest Christmas Writing Challenge (Day 5: Write Your Solution and Ending)

We're reading An August Christmas Tale and Christmas for A Robot Detective. We will be writing the Solution and Ending for our short stories. RSVP: https://fb.me/e/3n1bZSkcc

THURS, DEC 21ST AT 12PM PST
Homeschool Round Table: Child-Led Learning Tips

Join us live for child-led learning tips from Amelia DeField from The Homeschool Quest, Jackson Pearce from Make My Kid Love Learning, Carmen Smith from The Magic Art of Homeschool, Ashley Wright from Gypsy Gameschooler and Windy from IugoWorld. RSVP: https://fb.me/e/4VizBqB49

TUES, DEC 26TH AT 3PM PST
FREE New Year’s Trivia Class with a Twist
Come ring in the New Year a few days early with this fun trivia and following directions class!  Randi Smith from Peanut Butter Fish Lessons will lead us through trivia questions about different New Year’s traditions around the world.
RSVP: https://fb.me/e/d6MoMoUwx

SAT, DEC 30TH AT 12PM PST
GSS Science Courses
NGSS classes ignite a spark of curiosity and excitement in the hearts of young learners! They embark on scientific explorations that transport them into a world teeming with endless possibilities.
RSVP: https://fb.me/e/1tpKesluu

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Story Quest Christmas Writing Challenge (Day 4: Write Your Obstacle)

We're reading The Velveteen Rabbit and Ruby Snowcarol and The Annual Reindeer Games. We will be writing the Obstacle for our short stories. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrPKtiSOdvI

Story Quest Christmas Writing Challenge (Day 3: Write Your Call To Adventure)

We're reading The Boy with The Box and A Gift Of Firewood. We also will be writing the Call To Adventure for our short stories. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4okMvqvbETI

Exclusive Interview: Night Zookeeper

Join us for an exclusive interview where we ask all the questions you want to know with a special guest from Night Zookeeper. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaceqoPi5aA

Story Quest Christmas Writing Challenge (Day 2: Write Your Introduction)

Join the fun! Today we're reading Gift of The Magi, Christmas In Alaska, and A Very Larry Christmas. We also will be writing the introduction for our short stories. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qoGiG5KQw

Story Quest Christmas Writing Challenge (Day 1: Plan Your Story)

Join the fun! Today we read Little Piccola and Delivery On Ice. We planned our stories. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9n61gX1o-k

FREE Homeschool Class: Merry Reindeer Art Class

Join us for a fun free art class with Kimberli from Spunk and Tenacity. We're painting a folk art reindeer. With sweet and simple folk art trees and a friendly reindeer, saddled up and ready to take us on a flight around the world. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R04H3ltcvl0

FREE Love Of Learning Class: Christmas Around The World

Join us for a free Christmas around the world trivia class with Heather Huhman from Love of Learning. She will host a Jeopardy-style game where participants guess whether a statement is true or false. Think you know everything already? You'll soon find out! Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gifbtelg5yQ

Live Homeschool Round Table: Holiday Homeschooling Tips

Join us live for a round table dicussion on Holiday Homeschooling Tips with Amelia and Isabelle DeField from The Homeschool Quest, Sarah Takacs from Sarah's Writing Spot, and Jinnie Monismith from Farming Mom. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p3LXwS008A

Homeschool Quest Round Table: Supplementing Your Homeschool

From learning styles to resources for filling in the gaps, join Amelia DeField, Melissa Muir, Katie Wolfe, and Heather Huhman for a discussion about supplementing your homeschool. Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CARmX415qzE

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Homeschool Advent Calendar: 24 Christmas Crafts & Printables. To celebrate Christmas, we have put together an free & affordable printable advent calendar of sorts, but homeschool style! These 24 crafts and card activities are perfect for all that holiday learning! 
 

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Freebie Highlights

Homeschool Resource Spreadsheet Find All the Resources You Need For Your Homeschool Journey!

Want the secret to planning a fulfilling and inspiring homeschool? Download this homeschool planning checklist.  

Free Reindeer Unit Study! A 1-day NO PREP arctic (polar) animal unit study of the reindeer. This comprehensive resource includes a lesson plan, videos, worksheets and activities, interactive notebook pieces, and more.

Free Open & Go Prompt Journal (& video!) The Open and Go Prompt Journal is perfect for 2nd-5th graders, as it takes the burden off of parents who want their kids to excel at this critical skill, but don't have the time to craft prompts each day.

Get a free mini unit from Programming Unplugged! Pull the plug on screen time and get started teaching your child how to code today!

FREE Christmas Story Nativity Coloring and Tracing Pack.

Roll-and-Write a Story, now with holiday sheets. These are super-fun prompts to help writers come up with a short story! Just sign up for my newsletter to get the password, and then they’re available for free download. There are now three new holiday-themed sheets, too.

Feliz Navidad Freebie! Christmas Lights freebie. Christmas Tree freebie! There's two activities in one. The possibilities for this activity are endless!

Snowstorm in a Bag: Craft and Science Lesson Freebie! Enjoy a snowy day or winter unit study with this engaging snowstorm craft and science lesson. Perfect for kids ages 6-10. https://artventurousanimals.com/snowstorm-free

How Computers Think Activity Book: Teach your child how computers think and be gently introduced to coding, all without a screen! This Christian resource teaches coding concepts through art, nature, and games. FREE! https://saltandlightspeed.com/programming-unplugged-sample/

Gingerbread Reading Review Escape Room! This reading comprehension escape room incorporates custom videos with interactive standards based reading comprehension practice in a fun and engaging format. You can try it free along with hundreds of other reading, math, social studies, and holiday themed resources for ten days with no obligation to continue.Access this resource and over 500 other interactive resources free for 10 days. https://magicoreacademy.com/academy-home

StoryTime With The Klockalendars: Learn Months & Numbers! Come meet the 12 Little Klockalendar Cadets as they take you on a fun journey of learning the numbers one thru twelve and the twelve months of the year! https://www.klockalendars.org/storytime-with-the-klockalendars

Pizza Parlor Worksheet: Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, all while having fun! Free Download!
https://gypsygameschooler.com/pizza-parlor/

Circle C Christmas Audiobook: Christmas ranch fun! Four hours of Christmas short stories about Andi Carter and her family and friends on the Circle C ranch in 1800s California. These six historical short stories highlight different Christmas adventures in the life of a ranch girl growing up in the Old West. FREE download! https://circlecbooks.com/circle-c-christmas-audiobook/

Printable Christmas Placemats: Celebrate the holidays and let your littles express their creativity with free placemats to use at mealtime or anytime! Free to download! https://simplylovecoloring.com/printable-christmas-placemats/

Printable Journal Pages: Start the new year off with letting your kids express themselves and share daily thoughts on adorable and fun journal pages! Free to download. https://simplylovecoloring.com/printable-journal-pages/

Your Comprehensive Homeschool Planning Checklist! Want to know which curriculum will suit your child and your family?  Plan your customized homeschool curriculum to suit any learning style, budget, and homeschool approach. FREE! https://themagicartofhomeschool.com/nurturebook/

Looking to inspire kindness and compassion in your children? Lil' Iguana's "Random Acts of Kindness" workbook is here to help! This Activity Bundle includes over 15 printable activities, writing prompts, tracing practice, counting exercises, coloring pages, and more. It's a fantastic resource to teach your kids the power of kindness and the joy of giving. Download it for FREE today and start spreading positivity one act of kindness at a time! https://www.liliguanausa.org/random-acts-of-kindness/

A Busy Mom's Guide to Age-Appropriate Gardening Tasks: Gardening Tasks by Age! Embark on a fun-filled gardening journey with our age-appropriate checklist and bingo game. Designed to nurture your child's development while gardening and allows everyone to enjoy gardening at their own pace and skill level. https://www.createmygarden.net/freebies/kid-garden-tasks-life-skills/

Free Outschool Class from Gina Jude Curriculum! Are you ready to unlock a world of knowledge and endless possibilities? Brace yourself, because Gina Jude Curriculum is here to revolutionize the way your child learns! Picture this: free Outschool classes for preschoolers, middle schoolers, and high school students in math, ELA, science, and social studies. Go to https://www.ginajudehomeschool.com/academics to get the coupon code!

FREE Holiday Funbook: Packed with Festive Activities! This FREE Holiday Funbook is packed with festive goodness! It's got coloring pages, mazes, a gratitude scavenger hunt, and a very special letter to Santa you'll want to keep forever! We hope it's the perfect activity to spread kindness and gratitude in your home this Christmas. (While giving you some extra time to be Santa's elf.) FREE Download! https://tinyvalues.com/holidayfunbook

Printable Journal Pages: Start the new year off with letting your kids express themselves and share daily thoughts on adorable and fun journal pages! Free to download. https://simplylovecoloring.com/printable-journal-pages/    

Educational Scavenger Hunts for kids ages 4 - 10. Kids complete an educational activity before each clue is released. "[My kids] absolutely loved the idea of a scavenger hunt and didn’t care that they had to write or jump. It was amazing!" (Parent of children ages 4, 8 and 12) Try one for free: https://www.academicadventuresscavengerhunts.com/try-on-us

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Affordable Homeschool Goodies

52 Would You Rather Prompts: Speech Writing Workbook & Mini-Video Lesson! This workbook encourages creativity and self-expression, while teaching how to organize thoughts into a speech form.  There are 52 fun ‘Would You Rather’ prompts so your child can craft and present a speech every week of the year. We guarantee they will enjoy this activity and that you will see your child’s communication skills and confidence grow! $8 https://www.greencommunicationsedu.com/promotion-page

Affordable Online Art Lessons: Kindergarten thru 5th! From dinosaurs to mermaids unlock the love of art. Perfect for busy homeschool families, these themed, on-demand sessions inspire creativity and skill-building in kindergarten thru 5th. All from your kitchen table. $20.00 per month.
https://spunkandtenacity.com/online-kids-art-lessons/    

Empower. Inspire. Transform. The Heartbeat Award is an online guided quest designed for teens. Through three enriching phases—Hope, Empowerment, and Resilience—they have the potential to find purpose, become resilient young adults, and uncover life's deeper meaning. From unleashing potential to igniting inner strength, we offer a pathway toward self-discovery and growth. $27 a month with a 10 day 100% refund no-questions-asked guarantee. https://www.upliftingeducation.com/ 

The Christmas Story Fact Pack: Fun, festive & factual! Teach your elementary students the Christmas Story with these low-prep, easy-to-implement, multi-leveled activities! This Fact Pack includes informational text, writing prompts, a Rebus story, colorful posters, vocabulary work, sequencing activities and more! $5 https://bit.ly/3uEwlVc

Introducing the Insightful Scholar’s Ancient Civilizations book series. Written in a fun and conversational style, we explore the history of the ancients. Each series includes a textbook, workbook, and journal, plus free additional resources. Let the magic of this educational book be your child’s guide to a truly enhanced learning experience. https://theinsightfulscholar.com/ancient-civilizations-mesopotamia-egypt-greece-and-rome/

Free, $5 and 50% off select online classes using coupon code LEARN50 - Includes a variety of online classes for all ages such as sewing, music, reading, writing, full curriculum by grade, biblical, astronomy, book clubs and more! Grab them before they're gone! www.teachmetruth.com

The Great Christmas Escape: Boost critical thinking - Welcome to an immersive family escape game kit! Transform your home into a fun Escape room that is perfect for an original seasonal activity that boosts team work, confidence and critical thinking in children as well create unforgettable family memories. The Great Christmas Escape plays in 60 minutes and requires an adult Game Master. Solve as a team varied puzzles throughout an unforgettable adventure set in Santa's busy toy factory. Perfect for adults and children playing together thanks to varying levels of difficulty. $19 USD or 14.99 GBP https://paperadventures.co.uk/products/the-great-christmas-escape 

Learn How to Rock Your First 5-Paragraph Essay! Special Holiday Offer!  In this pre-recorded, repeatable video course, your child will be taken step-by-step through their first 5-paragraph essay.  Just imagine: one month of essay writing lessons done for you! The best part?  Children can publish their essays online for 1 month when they finish! Ages 10-13. $29 https://sarahswritingspot.com/essay-course/

Poetry Tea Time Morning Basket Bundle: Over tea and treats, share good, true, and beautiful things with your children! This Charlotte Mason-inspired morning basket bundle includes poems, paintings, hymns, scripture, and recipes. $4 https://www.establishedathomeco.com/product-page/poetry-tea-time

Reindeer Game: Creating your own board game is a fantastic learning experience! A wonderful way to inspire children to look for information and construct questions. Several skills are involved - numbering the steps and writing rules. Hours of fun making a game and of course playing your very own board game. $3.50 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reindeer-Game-Create-Your-Own-Christmas-Winter-Festive-Season-10585677

Roman Numerals Lesson 1: Learning 1-10, History, & Basics! One to two sentence description: In Level 1, learners will take a look at Arabic numerals and Roman numerals. They'll learn Roman numerals for numbers 1-10, while examining information on historical use, where we see Roman numerals today, as well as how to compute each Roman numeral (when to add or subtract!). $3.50 https://melissaisteaching.com/materials

Folk Song Sing-along: Unlock your child’s musical potential with this video of 15 folk songs and lyrics to help your child sing all the classic folk songs. $4.97 https://landing.splendorproductions.com/folk-song-singalong/

Explore the world by mail. Give your kids the world this holiday season and go on an epic adventure around the globe with our geography and reading unit studies and subscriptions! You and your child will sail the seas, trek through forests, wander the deserts, discover ancient ruins, explore enchanting castles, and participate in ancient festivals. Starting from $10 per month, get 50% off with code GIFT50. https://explorebymail.com

Struggling to teach Grammar in your homeschool? Get 20-weeks of fun and engaging lessons taught by a certified English teacher who will help your middle school kiddo go to the next level. This bootcamp includes 10 live Zoom classes, 100+ activities, games, and grammar exercises, and 20 mastery assessments. https://www.lightupliterature.com/20weekgrammarbootcamp 

Christmas Math Project and Game Bundle! This bundle will provide your children with three Christmas-themed math projects: Task cards to review perimeter, area, and volume, printables to create a Christmas Market in your home or co-op, and a fun board game to build entrepreneurial and math skills. $6 https://bit.ly/40ZK3y2

The Eight Parts of Speech: Interactive Digital Workbook! This 52-page e-book supplements homeschool language arts instruction and also serves as a handy reference. It has links to chapter videos and online exercises.  The interactive nature of this e-book involves your child in the learning process. Run the videos and complete the exercises more than once as needed. https://ko-fi.com/s/7677270157

Knowable World Level 1: History Detectives For Curious Kids! Give your child the world with Knowable World! Easily cover history, social studies, and geography with your 5-8 year old students. Flexible and engaging lessons include videos, hands-on activities, and lots of ideas for exploring the world around you. Try it out for only $9/month! www.knowableworld.com

Spanish Favorites in 4 Weeksn: Learn to talk about your favorite activities in Spanish! Answer the key question: ¿Qué te gusta hacer? - What do you like to do? Get 4 weeks of video lessons with an experienced Spanish teacher. For ages 11 and up. $12.99
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