Saturday, May 30, 2009

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story WINNER

CONGRATS to K! picked Result: 10 which was K. Congrats and I'll send you an email and twitter! She will have 48 hrs to contact me and if not I'll redraw! Thanks and again stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways! I will have another A Ghost Story to giveaway too! Don't forget my other blog which also has giveaways Scraps of Life

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Review & Giveaway!


Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story is the first book in the Katie & Kimble Series. This series is geared toward a reading level 3 and ages 7-10. It is 106 pages of pure fictional fun! Don't let the Ghost Story title keep your young ones from reading the book. It isn't a scary book! Katie moves to a new town with her family and discovers a kindred spirit! She goes on a quest that is engaging and heartfelt!

My 10 year old homeschooled daughter, Emily, loved the book! She is an avid reader who devours 5 books at a time. She was excited to read the book and then explore The Katie and Kimble blog. Very few fictional books link you to a blog! What a great opportunity for the Author, Linda Thieman, to get her readers eager to explore and do more with Katie and Kimble. Emily loves the interaction with sound bites! How fun to go here the Kimble Kimble chant, Graceful Ghost and even see the Katie and Kimble video that uses graphics from the book!

As a homeschool mom I love the blog! There is a section for Teachers and Homeschoolers! In the section you have access to free materials and activity packets for each book! The author, Linda Thieman is a former English/Language teacher from Sioux City, Iowa. The material that she created corresponds to the first two books in the Series. They are guided by the standards set for third grade reading skills in Iowa school systems. The books are priced right too! They are $5.95 or $2.48 for instant download! So not only are the books affordable you are given full access to the blog with free activities, free chapter downloads, handouts, color sheets, etc. On top of that the site is kid friendly and kid safe!


Time for a Giveaway! Our dear Author wants you to have an autographed copy of her book!

Enter To Win It:

One lucky readers will win autographed copies of Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story.

How to Enter:

Visit the Katie & Kimble Blog and have a look around. Then come back here and make a comment on something from her blog. Deadline is May 29th. US entries only. Winners will be selected by If by chance you don't win don't worry I will give you another chance in a few weeks!!!

Want extra chances to win?

5 chances-Follow the RSS feed at

1 chance- Follow my blog

1 chance-Follow the Author on twitter as @LindaThieman

1 chance-Follow my other blog, Scraps of Life

1 chance-Follow me on Twitter . I'm @susieqtpie

1 chance- Stumble it - leave ID in comments

1 chance- Technorati it - leave ID in comments


I"ve given you 11 chances to win!!! Please make sure that you leave a comment for each chance in my comments to get credit!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Latin Program

Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language and has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while — and you can WIN the *all new* version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool LATIN program… FOR FREE! This is the first year you can get Latin in the brand new Version III update.
This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)

This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever! Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress- I love that!), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this most excellent Latin program copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR link to the contest from your facebook page and/OR email the information to your homeschool support group – Then go to the original page and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post. And good luck!

Kaplan Discount certificates!

Hey Blog friends!
I was a host for the Kaplan House Party. What a fun idea! I won a Free Course for a Kaplan SAT or ACT Classroom or SAT Live Online Course. We are going to try it out in the fall. I have extra 15% and 10% discount certificates valid through April 25, 2010 The certificate is for the percent off f a Kaplan PSAT, SAT or ACT Classroom Course, Live Online Course, Small Group Tutoring, Premier Tutoring, or Admissins Consulting Package.

If you think you could use one of these certificates please leave a message below. I'll leave this open until I give out all the certificates. Kaplan offers specials on the classes. Right now they have a Prep over the summer savings of $300.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

BrainPop's Swine Flu Movie

BrainPop has the best educational videos! We love watching and learning. As the parent educator, I love the quiz provided at the end of each video! Go Tim and Moby!!!

Go sign up for their Free Trial offer! You won't regret it!

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