Back to Homeschool With Sandbox to Socrates: News and a Giveaway!

Have you made your curriculum choices, shopped for school supplies, planned your extra-curriculars, and stocked up on chocolate for Mom? For those of us following a traditional school year calendar, it’s Back to Homeschool Time!

Here at StS, we’re kicking off the school year with some new features and a giveaway!

Firstly, we hope you like our new LOOK! Our logo was created by our Photo Editor, Apryl Herrell. We are all so pleased, and so thankful that Apryl shared her talent and created the perfect design for StS.

Secondly, we have a new FORUM! Sometimes it’s hard to chat on a blog, but we do want to hear from our readers and get to know you, so we created a new home here at StS for those conversations. We envision a friendly, intimate community where we can all help each other in StS’s sleeves-rolled-up style, sharing experiences and discussing everything from preschool nursery rhymes and naptimes to college admissions processes for homeschooled teens. All are invited to this inclusive gathering of parents who have one thing in common: We are classically educating our children at home.

Thirdly, we have a new STORE! Do you need a tote bag or a travel mug? Would your children like t-shirts about homeschooling like this one

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or would they enjoy announcing to the world that they will be able to outrun zombies if it ever comes to that?

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If you’d like to support StS, please have a look at our CafePress store. Our art department frequently adds new designs so check back often, and of course anything can be ordered with StS’s original new logo.

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Finally, we have a GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive this travel mug from our store, because homeschooling parents spend a lot of time driving, and because most homeschools are fueled by coffee. You need this travel mug.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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Thank you for reading here at Sandbox to Socrates. We have great plans for the future as we try to encourage you as you homeschool your children! Please join us on our forums, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Primary/Intermediate Language Lessons Giveaway!!

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In conjunction with our review of Primary and Intermediate Language Lessons, we are so excited to bring you this giveaway! We are giving away one workbook from the series in e-book format. The winner will get to choose which level they would like from the five programs available.

Terms and conditions: The giveaway ends on Friday, May 16th at 10pm MST. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Sandbox to Socrates will not sell or use your information except to verify entries and notify the winner.

Follow the link below to enter!

Giveaway: Write From History

In conjunction with our review of Write from History, we are so excited to bring you this giveaway! We are giving away one program from Write From History in e-book format. The winner will get to choose their time period, level, and model from the many programs available.

Terms and conditions: The giveaway ends on Friday, March 21 at 10pm MST. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Sandbox to Socrates will not sell or use your information except to verify entries and notify the winner.

Follow the link below to enter!

Audiobook Giveaway!

To celebrate the solstice, we have something to give away!  One of us has spent many long hours downloading many, many free audiobooks from Librivox.  These audiobooks are all out of copyright and free to use, and we have TWO 15-gig USB sticks filled with hundreds of books to give away to TWO lucky winners.

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This is a fun grab bag of audio books! We don’t have room to list all the titles, but included are:

Aesop’s Fables
The Belgian Twins
Book of Dragons
Dot and the Kangaroo
Little Lord Fauntleroy
The Little Princess
Hans Brinker
Heidi
Just So Stories
Flower Fables
Old Peter’s Russian Tales
Pollyanna
Prince and the Pauper
The Magic Pudding
The Blue Fairy Book
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility

…and so much more!

(Disclaimer: StS does not uniformly endorse the archaic or outdated information, ideals, and philosophies often found in classic works such as these but does trust all parents to make informed decisions about the concepts to which they expose their children.)

Now, if you have wonderful Internet access and can stream Librivox with no problem, you may not need this particular item, but we know that many folks out there with less-than-stellar access would be happy to get all these books.  Therefore, we ask that those who do not have a real use for this would wait until our next giveaway.

The rules:

  1. This giveaway is open internationally.
  2. In order to enter for the drawing, leave a comment here telling us what you would like to see discussed on our blog.  Do you want to hear about how we taught our children to read?  Or what we do with a perfectionist child? Do you want to hear from veteran teachers of Latin or Greek, or are you looking for fun winter science projects?
  3. In your comment, make sure also to include your email address in the format “mizsocrates at roadq dot com” so that we can contact you if you win!
  4. On the solstice–Saturday, December 21st–I will pick two winning comments by using random.org to choose two random numbers.  Rose-Marie will then mail out the prize.

So start commenting, and happy solstice!