Win a Back-To-School Toolkit!

Win a back-to-school bundle from Our Journey Westward!

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Are you thinking about back-to-homeschool yet?

How would you like to win a Shining Dawn Books creative learning e-book bundle with a bonus $5.00 gift certificate to CurrClick?

Win this back-to-school toolkit from Our Journey Westward

Here’s your chance to win!

The Shining Dawn Books back-to-school toolkit includes:

Incredible Creeks NaturExplorers study: “You’ll discover the power of water, but investigate rocks, erosion, freshwater animals, and the health of a creek.  You’ll dig deep into the riparian zone learning about its protection, and the abundance of plants and critters who live near the creek.  Get wet or stay dry – you get to choose how to complete the activities!”

Hard as a Rock NaturExplorers study: “Learn how rocks were formed from a creationist viewpoint and learn about the amazing rock cycle.  See how vast and interesting rock types are, learn to test rock characteristics, find fossils,  discover signs of weathering, and much more.  And that only covers the first section!  Another entire topic awaits you in Hard as a Rock that sends you on a journey to explore life under rocks.  Through many observations and experiments, you’ll discover an entire little world full of creatures who prefer to stay hidden.  Snails, slugs, ants, earthworms and pillbugs name just a few of the amazing creatures you’ll learn about.”

Butterflies Flutter By NaturExplorers study: “In this unit, you’ll learn how God created flowers to catch the attention of butterflies by performing experiments.  You’ll also learn such things as why butterflies can be found in groups around a puddle of water, how you can provide them a safe habitat, and how their body parts benefit them.  You’ll, of course, find out about the complete life cycle and metamorphosis of the butterfly, as well as learn where to look to find the butterfly in each of its life cycle stages.”

Loving Living Math: “Understand what living math is, learn why it can be so effective in your homeschool, and consider various ways to incorporate it into your homeschool schedule.  Don’t get the impression that Cindy wants you to get rid of math textbooks!  Although some parents use living math exclusively, this book encourages you to supplement textbook lessons with living math lessons and shows you how to effectively do that.”

Living Literature Grammar Packets: “This is a series of 15 weekly language arts lessons centered around various twaddle-free fiction, non-fiction, and historical fiction picture books. Each week, the 3rd- to 4th-grade student is asked to read one of the books and complete a packet of language arts activities that relate to the book. The lessons are short and sweet, yet cover a vast array of language arts skills.”

$5.00 Currclick Gift Certificate: Find oodles and oodles of homeschool titles at CurrClick, a top-notch provider of curriculum and online classes for all subjects, ages and homeschooling styles.  With this gift certificate, you’ll enjoy $5.00 off any product of your choice at CurrClick!

Also, you won’t want to miss CurrClick’s 2013 Fall Live Class Open House, which scheduled for July 23-25th from 6:30-9:00 each night!  

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  1. Karen H says

    I am excited to get back to learning with my children. It’s so fun to see their faces light up when they understand something new, and I learn just as much as they do.

  2. Wendi S says

    I am really enjoying our summertime freedom…but I am looking forward to starting back in a couple weeks :)

  3. Jennifer S. says

    I am excited to start our new homeschool year! I am using a new curriculum and am hopeful that my kids will love it!

  4. Sarah M. says

    We’ve already started school, but I’ve got to say….all these giveaways have made me excited all over again!

  5. leah wall says

    we just finished last year – our schedule is extended… so we have a few weeks before I’ll really be excited. *but* education is a lifestyle – and we are definitely excited about learning during these next few weeks in different ways – travel, museums, etc…

  6. Polly says

    I love back to school time. I get excited seeing all the supplies going up in the store.

  7. says

    Very excited! But unprepared…sheesh. Recently moved and still have to unpack before confirming our plans for the year!

  8. Joanne says

    I hadn’t seen these nature study books before, so I’m glad you included them in this giveaway so I can check them out, even if I don’t win (fingers crossed, though!).

  9. brynna says

    Yes this is my first time homeschooling and im going to be taking more of my college courses after taking a year off to have another baby!

  10. Laurel says

    Yeah…we are beginning our 21st year of homeschooling. I think by the time I am finished I might know what I am doing…maybe.

  11. Sarah says

    I am excited to get back to school this year, as this is our first year homeschooling.

  12. Jamie Palau says

    I’m really hoping I can pick up some curriculum supplies to help and then jump back in!

  13. says

    Yes, I am so ready to get back to school! I was preparing and cleaning the school room, but it’s on hold because we found some “pests” — a boatload of fleas— in our school room and downstairs… it’s been almost 2 weeks and they are still here… :( Feeling frustrated. I would love to win this! :)

  14. Michele G. says

    Very excited for back-to-school this year! Starting our 3rd year & a new “curriculum” :)

  15. Courtney says

    We are very excited to get back to school (even the kids!). My family thrives on schedules. In fact, we school year round so we are really on a short break right now. But, we are not quite ready yet! Still trying to get all my ducks in a row!

  16. trisha kilpatrick says

    I am extremely excited. We started school last week as soon as my kids got back from vacation with their grandparents.

  17. Joanie says

    So excited for the start of this school year! What a wonderful toolkit to be able to use!

  18. says

    I’m excited – and a little nervous about getting back into the school routine. Reminding myself to take deep breathes… this should be fun!

  19. Annie says

    I am excited for the return to routine and for school and learning! I am not excited for trying to learn a new routine and trying to keep the preschooler busy while the big kid does school.

  20. Angela Hall says

    I don’t know if I’m excited yet. Our house is going through remodeling and right now I can’t think straight till everything is back in order.

  21. zekesmom10 says

    We never stop school, so I wouldn’t say I’m excited to go back. I sure do love the B2S sales, though!

  22. Sarah Ward says

    Very excited! We started a week after “school” ended and this is our first year of homeschooling.

  23. Yahiliz says

    We never stop but I am excited about some of the things I have planned. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. Kristin says

    This will be my second year and we are so excited to get started again. I love learning right along with my boys!

  25. Sasha says

    Yes and no! :) I really need to get in gear and get things organized around here! But yes generally I am excited about starting our school year.

  26. says

    Very excited – already started planning. I’m working with 18 homeschoolers doing project/problem based learning classes. Fits perfectly with homeschooling!

  27. Heather Bessman says

    Not really, we’re still trying to get done with reading and math from last year :-)

  28. Kendra Brimhall says

    My kids love exploring the outdoors…especially rocks! It sometimes feels like we have rocks coming out of every crevice in the house.

  29. Tammy Jones says

    Yes! I’d love to start now, but not everyone in my group feels the way I do!

  30. Lori Hooten says

    So much in nature to be excited about! This would be awesome to win! We do a little every day and nature studies are our favorites!

  31. Renee C says

    I’m actually not that excited yet….enjoying summer fun too much! But I’m sure I’ll get there.

  32. Christina Lyon says

    Yes, already make our schedules! My daughter (12) said “Oh, great, when my starts planning, summer’s almost over!”

  33. Megan Larvie says

    We have already started back on a light schedule then can’t wait to jump in with both feet in August!

  34. says

    Surprisingly, yes, I’m excited about starting school again! I’ve already ordered most of the curriculum we’ll be using, and the more I look it over and begin laying out the year, the more excited I get!

  35. Sally says

    We are all excited to get back to learning. My kids look over my shoulder as I’m getting it ready full of questions.

  36. Kayla says

    Such a busy summer, that I am a little nervous about starting up! However, I am excited to start learning alongside of my kids!

  37. says

    This is our first year homeschooling so I’m very excited to get going and to find out what works best for my kiddos. (A little nervous, too, though!)

  38. Sandy N says

    We school year round, so it isn’t so much back to school as it is advancing in school. Excited for the 1st year homeschooling high school

  39. AmyBeth says

    We’ve actually just had our first week of school. It was slow going but steady. Steady is good!

  40. Sarah says

    We are excited and nervous, going to be starting this year with a brand new baby in the house, so it will be interesting!

  41. gale says

    Yes and no. It’s our first year and I am realizing why my mom stuck with one curriculum. So many to chose from. I like my choice though so once they all come in and I can look them over I’m sure we will get more excited then nervous.

  42. Luz says

    Yes, I’m looking forward to getting back to school. It’s fun to learn the way kids learn now as an adult and appreciate the little stuff that we forget is so neat.

  43. Teresa Walker says

    I am excited to start a new year. We homeschool year round, so other than a full month off, nothing really changes around here until the new books come out!

  44. Diane says

    We are planning to enter our 1st year of homeschooling and move into a new house (with not one but two creeks!) at the same time. Your books would be awesome to have!

  45. Julie says

    Yes and no. We’ve had a really rough time these last 7 years and our homeschool has suffered for the last three or so. I’m looking forward to finally getting a short summer break. Maybe I can get some encouragement and motivation during that time.

  46. Tracey M. says

    We homeschool year round, but it is more relaxed. I can’t wait to start my daughter’s new fall curriculum. It is such an exciting time for us. We love trying new curricula. We r making a few changes this year. This basket looks awesome! I would love to win it! The unit studies look like fun and I really wanted to try the math book. The language arts lessons will add a new aspect to out day. Thank you for the opportunity!

  47. Melissa O. says

    Very! We will be doing our first full year of home school this year, and I am very excited! Also a bit nervous and wondering how on earth I’m going to cram it all in and keep it going!

  48. Sharon says

    I can’t say I am excited yet,as we are still finishing up the last school year. I hope to be done by the end of July and take August off. Maybe I’ll be more excited as September get closer.

  49. Jessie says

    I am excited and nervous at the same time. I will be teaching two children this year and I hope that I can stay organized and use our time efficiently. This includes not having to stay up late gathering materials and lesson plans!

  50. kim canlas says

    We started reviewing last week we begin our 2nd yr aug 1st so excited and nervous

  51. lrwilliams80 says

    Excited, yes, and a little nervous. We don’t start until September, right after Labor Day. It’s cooler then and easier to focus on school 😉

  52. Carol Graft says

    Kind of looking forward to school, though I haven’t set a start date nor made super plans yet.

  53. says

    I’m not sure if the above comment will work because it doesn’t look like my details are on it, so that’s why I’m commenting a second time. Not really excited. I’m so overwhelmed thinking about trying to homeschool 5 kids with 2 youngers running around and a new baby coming.

  54. says

    I think I am excited about this year. I have some new materials planned that the kids seem to be looking forward to using. I hope it lives up to the hype!!!!

  55. Teresa Rayburn says

    I am ready to get back to school since we are changing to a new curriculum this year.

  56. Molly says

    I’m so excited! I’m putting together our own unit studies for social studies and science this year. I’m a huge nerd and book junkie, and I’m addicted to Pinterest. I have to be careful or I’ll be on all day, looking up ideas for our units.

  57. Elizabeth Truett says

    We are excited! There is something about new school supplies that gets me motivated!

  58. Joann Calderone says

    We homeschool most of the year. What a great give away. A chance to learn about different things not just for her but for me also. Thank you.

  59. Becky Milstead says

    Yes! We were supposed to start this week but my kiddos got strep. I really dislike that we got delayed b/c I am really excited about everything we have planned this year.

  60. Bridget says

    I love getting new books but I’m not actually ready to even think of starting again yet. I’ll get excited fo school in September after we go on vacation.

  61. Lisa says

    I’m really excited, especially since I have prayed about what God wants me to do and not what I think I should be doing. It’s so refreshing to know that I’m doing exactly what my children need since I am following God’s will!! Thanks for the giveaway offer! God bless!

  62. devonne says

    I would love this! My kids would really love this! We love the handa on approach to learning! This is an awesome back to school set.

  63. RejoicedOver says

    Yes! Our curriculum is supposed to arrive today — I can’t wait to start digging through it!

  64. Jessica Wild says

    We are starting our first year of homeschool with a trip to Utah to visit a friend and pan for gold! This kit would be perfect for us!!!

  65. Keisha says

    This will be our first year at home, grades 6 and 3. We are excited and this giveaway would be a great addition.

  66. says

    CANT WAIT because this is our first year homeschooling! Would LOVE the ebook on rocks for my son! We have a family legacy of rock hounding and loving….would LOVE to see it presented in the creationism way! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. sarah says

    Yes! I think I finally found a curriculum that I’ll be able to manage with two kiddos in different grades!

  68. Alisha b says

    We school year round, so there is really no getting back into it. I am excited for some of the new curriculum I have already picked up for next year.

  69. says

    I am so excited to get our school fully started again! We have done some throughout the Summer, but I am looking forward to all we have ready :) What great nature studies you are offering!

  70. Sandra P. says

    We are excited to get started on a new adventure (we are working from new curriculum)

  71. Sarah MK says

    Yes! We unschool during the summer , but get back into a routine during the school year.

  72. Jennifer says

    I’m super excited to get back to school!!! We have all new curriculum this year and I can’t wait to get started! Plus it’s my first time teaching kindergarten. :-)

  73. Sandy says

    As soon as the back to school displays are going up I start getting excited about the coming school year. This year I’m asking for a lot of input from my son.

  74. Kate E. says

    I’m starting to get excited about going back to school. I have some more planning to get done, though, before I’ll be really excited! :)

  75. April says

    We are SO excited to start back to school at the beginning of August and dive into brand new, unopened books. :)

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!! :)

  76. StephandRonnie Branch says

    Yes we are super excited!! And how wonderful it would be to win this basket! It would help me complete my Nature Study part of my school plan.

  77. says

    I’m very excited and a bit nervous. This will be my first year homeschooling while still working 3-12 hour shifts as an RN. My husband is a paramedic/firefighter and he only works 9-24s a month, so he will be home with our kids 4 and 2 years ood while I work.

  78. says

    I am enjoying summer vacation, however, I started organizing our school shelves for fall this week….and that always makes me excited for the beginning of a new school year!

  79. says

    I am excited but not ready yet. I think getting the structure back into our days will be a good thing. Right now though we are in the midst of doing our roof, painting outside and soon our kitchen while hopefully getting ready to move eventually, so I’m not sure we will have a regular schedule once we do start. :/

  80. Stephanie White says

    So ready for back to school! We are using a different schedule this year with bi-weekly Fridays off, my daughter is excited.

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