High Quality A Beka Books!

If you are looking for A Beka books for the remainder of your school year, look no further than HS Loft Homeschool Bookstore. We have thousands of books that are in excellent condition. We have many worktexts that are in PERFECT condition! Also we are not closed from December 21 to January 4th like A Beka is.  If you order it, we mail it!

Visit us today at www.hsloft.com or call us at 1-877-312-5638

Merry Christmas!

Published in: on December 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

I needed a laugh today…and here is where I found one (or two or three!)

Okay, My friends daughter showed me a YouTube clip of this guy almost a year ago. I think it was the CHick Fil A one. It was sooooo nice to hear and see a comedian again that wasn’t foul. I am going to post the most current one and then one of my favorites clips.

Here is Tim Hawkins in “The Government Can

Here is Tim hawkins in “Chick-fil-A”

I hope you have enjoyed these little clips!



Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 6:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Make Money…Sell Your Homeschool Books

Are your bookcases and school room bursting at the seams with curriculum and workbooks and readers?
Tired of going through a shelf full of books looking for the one you need this year?
Looking to stretch your budget a bit further? We can help!

Selling your homeschool books to HS Loft is easy. Here’s how:

1. Clean out your school room, living room and all bookcases.

2. Email Stephanie* your list from the comfort of your own home or you may come by the store on Tuesday from 1-4pm. If you choose to come to the store on Tuesday I will have your offer ready for you by the following Tuesday.

Be sure to include title, publishing company, edition number (i.e. 2nd, 3rd), copyright year and/or company code on back of book (for example on A Beka you would only need to enter the first 5 digits on the code on the back, BJU has one by the barcode) and condition of book and any missing pages or writing in it.

3. We will evaluate your books and extended on offer to purchase from you.

4.You walk out of the store with $$$, and maybe a new book or two that you actually need to have in your school room!

No more tedious listing on ebay or craigslist or a swap board! No more waiting until the once a year sale comes along with your group! No more dragging all the kids out on a cold rainy day just to mail a package to someone who bought one book from you just to turn around and have to do it all again in a few days for someone else!

* Stephanie’s email is: stephanie@hsloft.com

** Even homeschool books have a shelf level. Books that are less then 5 years old will sell better than those that are not due to changes in editions and condition.

***To those of you all that live outside of our area you still may be able to benefit. If you have enough books to sell, your offer to purchase from us may be high enough to not only cover the cost of media mail shipping but still make a profit and space on your shelves! Give it a try. It is only an email away!

Published in: on August 17, 2009 at 6:21 am  Leave a Comment  

Here is an example of the great items you will find at http://www.hsloft.com:

Latina Christiana II TeachersManual

New 3rd Edition Teacher Manual Includes:

* A complete copy of the student book with overlaid answers
* Expanded derivatives section right in the lesson
* Expanded appendices and vocabulary lists, sorted by Latin word and English definition
* 25 new weekly quizzes, plus 5 Review tests with answer keys
* the free, abridged Famous Men of Rome guide is now in the Teacher Manual with overlaid answers
* plus much more…

This systematic study of Latin grammar is designed to follow Latina Christiana I. By the end of this course, students will have learned all five noun declensions, some model principal parts for the four verb conjugations, three tenses, and the use of the nominative and accusative cases.

The teacher manual has detailed grammar lessons and many helpful teaching hints.  Latina Christiana II contains five short “readings,” three Scripture passages for translation, passages for memorization, including the Gloria, the Sanctus, and the Doxology, two hymns, Veni, Veni Emmanuel and Veni Creator Spiritus, and the famous medieval school song, Gaudeamus Igitur. History questions and a three page chart/timeline summarizing Roman history complete the study of Famous Men of  Rome.

The thirty lessons can be completed in one year, but may require two years for the first-time teacher. Upon completion of Latina Christiana I and II, students will be prepared to begin the high school Henle text at the beginning of 6th Grade, or even sooner.

Lainta Christiana

Lainta Christiana

Now….I cannot review this item myself because my daughters and I are only on Prima Latina! However, it is written by the same person and it seems to follow the same format; just tougher Latin that’s all.

So far my girls and I really like Prima Latina. I have heard that some people do not think that the DVD’s are worth the money but I think that it is very helpful to us. Probably because grammar is not my strong point and I love hearing someone else pronounce it first.

Anyone who has tried this program…please post a review either here or at http://www.hsloft.com.

Have a good evening and I will give you another spectacular homeschool bargain tomorrow!

Published in: on August 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Homeschool Bookstore

INTRODUCING HS LOFT Homeschool Bookstore and the Family Behind It.

HS LOFT was founded to assist homeschool families such as ourselves. We are a homeschooling family with 3 amazing daughters. They are great helpers at the store. Even the three year has her own special job!

We are excited about sharing all our incredible ”finds” with you. Because value is so important to us, we work hard everyday to locate only those books in the best condition.

We also offer NEW books for those special occasions when only a new book will do. Our goal is to offer you all the books you need in one easy location.

Therefore, we have focused on Mother of Divine Grace and Sonlight curriculum. We offer Dover Thrift and Usborne books which accompany those curriculums.


I find it imperative that I stick to a schedule. Otherwise, productivity suffers and I feel disappointed in my progress at the end of the day.

Now, back to the schedule. I must admit I cannot function longer than one day without one. Okay..I can function but productivity suffers and I feel dissappointed in my progress at the end of the day. So I thought that I might share with you what our schedule will look like this year. The bulk of the work will be accomplished from 9:30-12:30 pm
Monday-Thursday. I have a 9 year old in 4th grade , a 7 year old in 2nd grade and a 3 year old in school because if she wasn’t I would easily let the precious time slip away with all “my important Martha-like duties of the day”.

9:30-10:00: I will be with my 3 year old and the 7 & 9 year olds will start their work going through things that they definitely can do by themselves (i.e. handwriting) and work through as much as they can on other subjects.
I plan on reading one book a week from ”Before Five in a Row”” and
doing one activity, while I pick at the moment, for us to do the story. Then on Mondays we will work on her Letters, Tuesdays on her shapes, Wednesday on her colors and Thursdays on her numbers. (Sounds like – The Tawny Scrawny Lion – doesn’t it?)
10:00-10:30: Hopefully little one is content with her Mommy time and can play quietly while I move on to my 7 year old. Meanwhile my 9 year old is still working on her own, downstairs in the school room. I have found that girls work better if they are in separate locatiions. That is another story for another time.

10:30-11:30: We all come together, probably in the living room, and we will learn Latin, Science, Art and Music together. We work on 2-3 of these subjects on a given day.

11:30-12:30: I will focus on my 9 year old while my 7 year old finishes whatever she needs to and then help play with the little one.

We then brake for a nutritious lunch followed by a quiet hour of independent reading.

That’s it. That’s the Doyle Game Plan for the 2009-10 school year. If you are new to homeschooling or are considering it I sincerely pray that in some small way this eased your mind or answered a question. I will never, ever forget when we first started how much it meant to me to be able to speak to a real homeschooling mom. It was far more helpful than any book or internet search. If you are a longer veteran than I am, I hope I made you laugh knowing that it is unlikely that the 3 year old is going to be content for two and a half hours after having only 30 minutes of Mommy time.

Please Feel free to visit us at  www.HSLOFT.com

Published in: on July 30, 2009 at 11:17 pm  Leave a Comment