Unusal Gift Ideas….No More Same ol’ Target/Walmart Plastic Gifts!

I have a lot of unique products that are great for gifts, rewards and enhancements for whatever you are studying.

I have the neatest peppermint smelling pencils for $2.00

If you are studying art history I have books that explore dogs and cats through art history. They are called Hooray for Dogs & Hooray for Cats. I have a Van Gogh art activity pack.

Are you studying ancient Egypt?? I have many awesome books and kits.

Sometimes religion can be a bit boring for your students, so you can bring it all together with an angel arts and craft kit or a cathedral stained glass coloring book.

I have tea time and fun in the kitchen books that are hard to find. Have fun with your little girls this autumn!

Are you studying American History? One of my favorites is the Abraham Lincoln Discovery Kit.

There even is something fun for Latin! Yes…Latin. I have a Latin word sticker book to inspire your student to keep plugging along in his/her Latin studies.

Click here for more information on any of the above items and more…

Stephanie Doyle

770-552-0034

http://www.hsloft.com/

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Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 5:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A Friendly Board of Education

It is a classic game for a reason. It is challenging, doesn’t rely on pure luck, and it is different every time you play.  What is it? It’s Scrabble, of course!

Now, honestly, I do not like it and you can find out why by reading my article on Latin (click here).  But it is a good game as my mother in law, Melanie, and my good friend, Christy, will try to convince me. I am sure they will jump at the chance to be my daughter’s personal trainer next year for the National School Scrabble Championship. Really, if you think about it, it is the ultimate unit study: vocabulary, math, dictionary use, spelling, spatial relationship, and character building. (No pouting allowed!)

So if you too are a Scrabble lover, I am sure Melanie and Christy would love to hear from you and I am sure you would love to know more about the National School Scrabble Championship.

Here is some basic information.  It is for grades 5-8 and you must register at their site:  Add your school

Also, Scrabble is looking for input from homeschoolers! Click here to read the short article.

Published in: on September 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

All your MODG books needed right here both new and used!

I have created a link for each book so that you can get all the information (description, price, condition etc) all in one spot. You can email with any questions or call at 770-552-0034. Acceptable payments are: MC/Visa, Cash (if local) MO or personal check.

FS: Books to Fulfill MODG

The following list is brand new:

Vision Books on Saints $9.95, click here for more information

Usborne Greeks (IL) $12.99, click here for more information

Latin Words Sticker Book $8.99, click here for more information

Make this Mummy book $9.95, click here for more information

Who were the Vikings? $4.99, click here for more information

Time Traveler (takes the place of Pharaohs  & Pyramids) $22.99, click here for more information

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISTS 24 ART CARDS $6.95, click here for more information

Christ and the Americas $24.00, click here for more information

Mass and the Sacraments $12.50, click here for more information

God King: $13.95 click here for more information

More once upon a time saints $ 9.95, click here for more information

The following list is used:

Latina Christiana Teacher Manual Book 2 with CD, $15.25, click here for more information

American Government Set for Abeka $24.75, Click here for more information

Darwin’s Black Box $9.75, Click here for more information

MODG 4ht Syllabus (2003) $14.75, click here for more information

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!

Stephanie

www.hsloft.com

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

LLATL users wanted for their wisdom!!

Hi my fellow homeschoolers,

I would love to hear from those of you who use LLATL and share we the world your thoughts and comments on the program. I have never used it but I like the way it looks and what it offers. Share your experience and pros and cons with other homeschoolers. I know Cathy Duffy likes it but do you?

Looking forward to reading your comments

Stephanie

Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  

FS: LLATL (Learning Language Arts Through Literature)

LLATL yellow teachers

Blue level Student:                   $16.75

Yellow level Student                  $ 14.25

Yellow level TE & Student Set   $31.50

Purple level Student                 $14.25

Purple level TE & Student Set   $31.50

Purple level TE                          $17.25

Purple level TE (older ed)                   $7.75

Purple level Student (older ed) $6.75

Orange level TE & Student Set  $31.50

Orange level Student                $14.25

Orange level TE                        $17.25

Green level Complete Set with 3 books included (brand new) $44.75

To view any of the above, click here.

Stephanie Doyle

If ever a link does not work you may visit www.hsloft.com directly.

Educational Kits Now at HS Loft Homeschool Bookstore

space fun kit dover

These are great as supplements when your children are learning about Marine Life, Egypt, Angels, Fairy Tales, and Space & Astronomy. They also are great as birthday presents, special rewards and Christmas!

Each kit contains different, unique items so for more details, click here.

Kits range from $16.95 to $19.95 and can be shipped MEDIA MAIL!
If ever a link does not work you may visit http://www.hsloft.com directly.
Stephanie Doyle

egypt fun kit dover

Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 8:42 am  Leave a Comment  

The Greatest Stickers I Ever Saw…Adults will even want them

italy stickers

italy stickers 2

To Purchase or For More Information, Click Here.

These stickers are 7 x 5 inches in size! I never thought, I the bargain hunter, would ever consider paying $5.95 for some stickers. Well, these stickers have changed my mind. They are awesome in quality and style. They come in a luggage with velcro and each are approximately 5 inches wide! These are absolutely perfect for when you study geography or social studies and you make folders, notebooks or pretend passports or luggage for each country or state that you go to. Perfect for Sonlight, CHC and K12 curriculum. They also make great gifts for teachers, artists, travelers, and stocking stuffers.

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 8:10 am  Comments (1)  

Peppermint Pencils….They are the neatest pencils I know of

peppermint pencil

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Peppermint Pencil….oh how I wish your nose could work over the Internet.

Our Peppermint Pencil is simply a wonderful gift or reward for your student. It is great when a child is struggling through a subject to pull out the Peppermint Pencil for some extra motivation. These pencils are also great when taking tests. (Order now before the test season is upon you in October!) Some say these pencils actually improve test scores. I’m not kidding. Apparently the peppermint scent awakens certain chemicals in the brain. I know I need all the help I can get. These aromatic instruments make great gifts, stocking stuffers, present toppers, rewards, and are an enhancement to the learning experience.

Note: The scent does last the life of the pencil. At least the one we own do!

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 7:55 am  Comments (2)  

Calling All Homeschool Hybrid Schools (or Private Schools Too!)

We have a great opportunity for a small homeschool hybrid or a small private school. We have the following in GREAT condition:

Voyages in English Writing & Grammar 6: Copyright of 1999 by Loyola Press. 534 pages total. 17 chapters covering: writing stories, paragraphs, writing letters, different kinds of writing, library skills, speaking and listening skills, verbs, pronouns, nouns. adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, phrases, clauses and sentences, punctuation and capitalization and model diagrams.

30 Hardback Voyages In English Writing & Grammar 6 Textbooks for only $9.75 each! Retail is $24.95, that means you save $15.20 EACH BOOK.  Okay….Math Time: If you have a school buy 30 books at $24.95 per book and another school buys 30 books for only $9.75 per book, which school would you like to send your children to? 🙂

okay…now the real math.  Buying the 30 books at retail is a total of $748.50. Buying from HS Loft the same 30 books is only $292.50. That is a savings of $456.00

Next incredible  purchase can be:

Spanish Is Fun: From AMSCO and it is 549 pages. It has 21 chapters with resources in the back of the book. This is the 2nd (and current) edition. It is a great book because it is a textbook and workbook all in one hardback book. It is perfect for a homeschool setting.

29 Spanish Is Fun for only $13.75 each. Retail is $34.00 each, that means you save $20.25 EACH BOOK! Again if you bought all 29 at retail you would spend $986.00. Buying the same books from HS Loft is only $398.75. That is a savings of $587.25. We are talking real money!

Last but not least, We have

29 Companeros Spanish for Communication Book 1: for only $19.25 each. Retail is $36.00 each, that means you save $16.75 EACH BOOK! Again if you bought all 29 at retail you would spend $1,044.00. Buying the same books from HS Loft is only $558.25. That is a savings of $485.75!

This is a hardback edition.
At the beginning of each unit, you will find the TOOLS section that contains all the words (VOCABULARY) and grammar points (STRUCTURE) for the entire unit. They are given to you at the beginning so that they will be available as you need them.
This book is designed to help you talk about the past, present and future in Spanish as early as possible. There are a lot of pictures to give you visual clues that will help you learn and remember vocabulary. There are also many dialogues and readings that show people interacting with each other in setting that will be familiar to you. In addition to learning language, you will also learn about culture-that is, the way Hispanic people live.
You will soon meet Paulina and her friends. They are Americans of Hispanic heritage attending high school, and their lives are much like yours. As you follow their experiences throughout  this book, we hope they will become your companeros (friends).

Of course, these books are available to individual homeschoolers to purchase one at a time.

To view all or any of this books, please click here to be transferred to our store.