Category Archives: contest/giveaway

Lego Creativity Contest

This one’s for home educators as well as public and private schools.

Here’s the link to the homeschool registration page. The contest sign-ups started August 1, and I’m not sure what kind of response there’s been so far, but LEGO was promising a free Smart Kit to the first 2,000 registrants.

From the LEGO webpage:

Welcome to the 2011 LEGO® Smart Creativity Contest!

The LEGO® Smart Creativity Contest is all about creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning! We want you to think beyond the books and focus on the power of the brick!

In 150 seconds or less, we challenge you to:
Show us how you use
LEGO Education solutions
to spark student innovation!

Whether you capture student innovation in the form of a LEGO-inspired animation, student-produced skit, or by performing an original song that plays tribute to the creativity of the LEGO brick, we challenge you to be creative and let that innovative spirit shine!


New week, new things to do!

The Homeschool Convention was amazing, even if I only got a fraction of my browsing/shopping done, and saw only two workshops and half of two keynote addresses. Spent most of Friday working at the Used Curriculum Exchange, and half of Saturday at a memorial service.

They showed the cutest movie on Friday evening at the convention. It was put together by a homeschool family. All the actors are children, ages nine and under, but it’s not amateurish in the least. If you want to know more, go to the movie website: Runner from Ravenshead. At the very least, watch the movie trailer.

I’ve just got to say, I really want to go strawberry picking sometime this week. Haven’t been yet, and keep hearing reports of pounds and pounds picked and processed (frozen, pureed and frozen, made into jam, etc.). I want that taste of sunshine stored away in my freezer for the cold, dark months to come.

World Math Day!

(Pardon me for not making this “pretty” but I’m in haste and don’t have time for niceties. This is good news and I wanted to get it out as soon as possible so you could read it in time to register for this fun and free online event.)

The deadline to register for World Math Day (also known as World Maths Day) has been extended!

To register, go to the website below:

(Just a little background: This year’s TOS Crew got to try, for free, a subscription to–a website that reinforces math learning and provides fun drill activities. The same folks sponsor World Math Day, a worldwide math contest where students practice their math facts — addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division — by running math races against other students all over the world. The goal is to do math, have fun, and set a new Guiness world record for number of math problems solved in a 48 hour period.)

To read my review of Mathletics, click here.

From my email:

The good news is that the deadline to register for World Math Day 2010
has been extended up until the event actually begins, so please help us
spread the word that there is still a chance to sign up if you have not
already done so! Please mention it on your blog, post about it on Twitter
or Facebook, and let your friends know.

We have a blog with all kinds of interesting information about the
event, participants, media coverage, and statistics at And, of course, you can register,
get more information, or start practicing at
Follow us on Twitter: @MathleticsUSA and @WorldMathsDay. 

My name is Emily and I’m working with to spread the word about World Math Day!

We’d love your help getting the word out about World Math Day, which is coming right up on March 3, 2010! We’re set to break a Guinness World Record and want to get as many people to participate as possible. It’s totally free and designed for all ages and ability levels.

Attached is the press release about World Math Day if you want to
get more detailed info, or use the information below to post on your blog to help students, parents, teachers, and math-lovers find out how to register and participate in this exciting event.

We’re also on Twitter, so please follow us at MathleticsUSA.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments, and
definitely let me know if you mention us on your blog! We’re grateful for your help spreading the word, and hope you’ll join us!

March 3, 2010


World Math Day is free and lots of FUN!

Join us in a celebration of numbers as students from around the globe unite in their quest to set a world record in answering mental arithmetic questions. Be a part of this great education event involving more than 2 million students from over 200 countries.

It’s Free and Fun!

• Brand NEW format.

• World Math Day is the education event for the world!

• Your students will love it! Be part of setting a world record!

• It will create an amazing buzz around Math

• Designed for all ages and ability levels. Simple to register and participate. All you need is internet access.

• Great prizes

• And it’s absolutely free!!
March 3, 2010

Homeschooling ABCs Giveaway

As you may remember, I recently posted a review of Knowledge Quest’s Homeschooling ABCs, a wonderful how-to-do-it course for new homeschoolers, full of encouragement and ideas and resources.

Well, Knowledge Quest is giving away three free memberships! They’ve also posted a link to a free sample lesson.

Go to their blog to read more about it, and to enter. Enter by March 10th!

Winner of the “Homespun Holidays” drawing!

And the winner is…



Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I wish I had enough of these to give one to everyone!

Free drawing for “Homespun Holidays”

Remember I mentioned The Old Schoolhouse’s Homespun Holidays, Fall and Winter, recently?

The TOS free offer with subscription has expired, but you can still get a free copy of Homespun Holidays right here! I have a copy of this lovely e-book (a $12.45 value) to give away.

Homespun Holidays

recipes, traditions, fun!

Comment here by Monday, November 17 to be entered in the drawing. Please include your email address (not published with your comment, and I don’t do anything with it but notify the winner). If you comment about the contest on your blog, and give me a link to your post, you’ll be entered twice! Youngest will draw the winner’s name on Tuesday, November 18. (Youngest loves to draw winners’ names!)

Click here to read my review of Homespun Holidays, Fall and Winter.

Giveaway at Seaside Tales blog

This month, Sallie Mae at Seaside Tales is giving away All in One Curriculum for Pilgrim’s Progress from Answers in Genesis.

Head on over to her blog and leave a comment to enter!