Monday, March 2, 2009

Homeschooling ABCs Giveaway

We have fallen behind a bit in our monthly giveaways, BUT I am super excited for this one! We are giving away THREE (3) free memberships to our Homeschooling ABCs course ( This class has been getting rave reviews and we are absolutely thrilled that it has been benefitting new and seasoned homeschoolers alike.

Check out some of the reviews and then click back here to find out how you can enter our drawing to win 1 of 3 free class memberships.

Just click on the links of the reviewers' names and you can read their reviews. There are 89 of them as of this writing.

Reviews not enough? Perhaps a sample lesson will hit the spot! Below is a link to a sample pulled out of the middle of the class lessons - Lesson 13 (of 26).

Here's what you will need to do in order to enter our drawing:

1. Visit our homepage - - and skim through the product info.
2. Download the free sample (if you wish) and take a peek
3. Tell us what you think by leaving a comment
4. Include your email or blog address so that we can contact you if you win

The drawing will be held on March 10th.

Please note: If you decide to purchase the course and then win a free membership in our drawing, we will REFUND the amount of purchase. Don't worry about that.

Please note this as well: We opened up our class to an additional 1000 people as of last month and about half of those memberships are gone. If you are interested in this course anytime in the next few months, I would suggest that you not wait too long. Just a thought...

Okay, have fun and enjoy the sample lesson - Math Can Be Fun!


Tammi said...

Hi Terri,

Thank you for the opportunity to be entered into the drawing for the Homeschooling ABC's class.

I have been homeschooling my children, ages 13, 10, 6, 5 and 2 for many years now (since the beginning) and now I find myself in a dry season and could use some refreshing. I have looked at the course many times, but it is out of our budget range.

Again,thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

Tammi D.

Anonymous said...

Hi,Terri! Thank you for the sample from your ABC course. The course looks great, but it isn't in our budget right now. We have a lot of your products and they are all top notch! I know your ABC course is top notch, too! Blessings, Kym

Becky Yoder said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing. I've been homesechooling for a while but I'm interested in knowing about some of the other ways of doing it.


Betsy said...

Thanks for the chance to win your Homeschooling ABCs course. My children currently attend public school, but I would like to begin homeschooling them. This course looks like it would be the perfect place to start.


Ruth said...

Hi Terri,
Thanks for the opportunity! We are home educating in New Zealand and really value the access to resources like these which the internet gives us. It's not that we're a backward country or anything but the population base is a bit smaller and even more so in the home schooling community. The internet makes a big difference for me.
Keep up the good work! I loved all the links and ideas in your sampler.


fixedonHim said...

Hi Terri,

I have had my eye on this course for a while now. I currently homeschool our girls who are in first and second grade.

We use a curriculum that is all in one. I would love to take this course to have the knowledge of what to do if I choose a style of teaching or curriculum that isn't so intensive. I don't feel equipped to pull one together from several sources right now and we are getting burnt out!


Elizabeth said...

Thank you for the sample mini-lessons. Even though I have been homeschool for several years, I look forward to more helpful tips. Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to have a membership to your Homeschooling ABC's class. It looks like a wonderful class, even if you have been homeschooling for awhile. I am always looking for new and refreshing ways to homeschooling. I have enjoyed listening to your seminars in the past on talk-a latte. Thank you for all you do.

Anonymous said...

I've been following the announcement of this course with interest.This looks like a great resource for either new starters or those who have been homeschooling awhile.I spend a lot of evenings looking for different ways to do things, or different sites to reinforce a lesson. I, too, enjoyed the resources in your sample lesson. Thank you for the opportunity to be entered in your drawing. It will be great help to whomever wins it! Kathi

Kristina said...'s obvious you have done a great deal of research and writing from the heart in putting together this training!

I previewed the M for Math portion and was pleasantly impressed! The Math-U-See methods are very helpful, and are the best you can find out there! I appreciate the multiple links to various resources. It is all presented in such a thoughtful, useful manner!

Just an aside about the Math-U-See (addition) methodology: I was a classroom elementary teacher, and have also been homeschooling my children for 9 years. My "poor guinea pig" (my eldest child) endured several math curricula before I finally discovered Math-U-See. She really struggled all along until I started using it, but my other kids, who have used MUS from their earliest years, have not.

Anyway, I was very happy to see some of the MUS-type explanations in the M for Math selection.

Now, please don't misunderstand me...Terri has NOT "borrowed" the MUS curriculum here...she has merely phrased the all-important adding explanation in a way similar to MUS. And she does NOT dominate the M for Math portion with MUS explanations...she has an excellent variety of tools and tips that she KNOWS will help both new and experienced homeschoolers, based on her OWN experience and research!

I hope I can win the free scholarship to this training, as it looks VERY beneficial!

dschmidt (at) wildak (dot) net

Jen said...

I enjoyed your mini-course, offered through Homeschool Freebies, and though we've been at it for several years, I still gleaned helpful information! Thanks so much for making this available.

Dorothy said...

This sounds wonderful and have looked at it several times. I could use some renewal for myself and my children. There is so much out there but knowing how to put it all together can be a big challenge. Thanks for all the work you put into the homeschool community and all the things you are willing to share with us.
hickoryhill7 (at) centurytel (dot) net

Shawnda said...

The Math Sample was just what I needed for my unenthusiastic towards math(to put it nicely) eight year old! When I read the homepage I instantly sent it to a friend who is struggling over the decision of bringing her children out of private school because she just doesn't think she is capable of homeschooling. This product seems like just the kind of support that she would need, not to mention I'm a newbie myself in desperate need of direction and organization.


Andrea said...

While I have homeschooled for 7 years, the sample lessons were very informative and helpful. I can see what a great benefit this would be to have Terri hold your hand as you begin this amazing journey or keep on keeping on in my case. There are always new things to learn. Thanks for the opportunity to join free. I was amazed at all of the freebies too.

Tootie_Smiles said...

I downloaded the free math sample, I am actually going to use the suggestions for my math. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free membership.

Pauline Brewer

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

Yay! i LOVED the free math sample, and i'd LOVE to win the giveaway! i was surprised that this doesn't seem like its JUST for newbies... i'd hesitated to buy before because we've homeschooled for 9 years now, but we are also in a dry spot, and i could use some inspiration!

stampedwithgrace said...

I have been homeschooling for many years, but with another baby on the way, this year has been a struggle (mainly with my high schoolers). thanks for the opportunity to win!

Maria said...

I appreciate all your great ideas and your enthusiasm about teaching and learning. Thank you for the chance to discover even more great ideas to make these years memorable with our children!

SageHeart said...

Hi Teri,

Thanks for the sample lesson on Math! I have been wondering HOW to help my daughter improve her mental math and your sample lesson looked really PROMISING!!! I'm encouraged! Math is not my favorite subject and I don't feel confident about teaching it so I can use all the help I can get!

Thanks so much for the opportunity you're offering to win a free membership! Way to go!!!! :-)

Cori in New Zealand

Debbie said...

I would like to enter the drawing to win a free membership of materials to help in my homeschooling. Thank you so much! I have been homeschooling for 8 years, and I like what I saw in your math sample. It would be nice to have some fresh ideas!
Debbie in Virginia

Cynthia said...

Thank you so much for the samples and the chance of winning this. I could use some new inspiration. My middle son needs some help with math, and this looks like just the thing for him. You did a great job putting all this together.

Cynthia in Alabama

Julieanne said...

I just really love what I'm seeing with your Homeschooling ABC's class; I'm a reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse magazine, and this ABC course is really great!

I have a friend who has just started out homeschooling her son, and she has SO many questions! I answer as many of them as I can, but she could really use your ABC's course. I'd buy it for her (her husband's business has dropped off to almost zero in the last six months), but my husband just took a huge paycut today, so I won't be able to purchase the class for my friend.

Anyway, if I could win a copy to give to her, it would be such a blessing! Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win this!


Lisa said...

Wow, I downloaded the sample, and I was so encouraged by what I've seen so far! We've had a tough year with our homeschool -- my father-in-law came to live with us due to age/health, and my husband lost his job (through no fault of his own...the company for which he worked shut down). Anyway, I share that only to illustrate how refreshing it was to see such inspiring ideas and information. It was nice to see something uplifting! :) Thanks so much for sharing such great materials and information.


Karen said...

Just found your blog through a friend. Looks great! Thanks for the freebies, can't wait to check them out!


trish said...

This is just what I need. I have been homeschooling for awhile but dont feel the excitment I use to feel. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ana Dulce said...

Hi Terri,
Thank you for putting together this class, that will be such a help to new homeschoolers!
If I win a copy, I will give it to a dear friend that is desperate about their kids and starting right now homeschooling them.
God bless you.

mebegley said...

I sure wish there had been a class like this with all the information available that you have made available when I first started homeschooling. Life sure would have been easier. I am glad that there are others who have this ability to help other.

Wanita O'Donohue said...

Hopefully I have the right place to comment in order to enter the drawing for a free membership -- I am printing the sample lesson as we speak and am excited about using it with our kids. Thank you so much,

Terri Johnson said...

On behalf of Donna:

I have tried your 5 day mini class and found the information very helpful and practical. I have to admit I was a little skeptical about purchasing an on-line "class", but since receiving the "Math is Fun" eBook, I would recommend it to anyone. I still haven't purchased a membership yet, as I don't have a visa, but noticed that you have a contest (draw) going on right now,.....and I'd love to be a part of that.

I know contest rules, said to join the free sample class, but I've already done that and didn't want to take up more of your time sending that out again, so here I am "Blogging"...

Hope this reaches you in time!

Thanks for all your work that you do and all the fun and amazing things you put together for all of Us!

Bless you and your family

Terri Johnson said...

On behalf of Penny:

Hello Terri,

I looked all over the blog site you pointed to, and did not see a place to leaave a comment to enter the contest.

Your class sounds verys interesting. What I need most right now in this homeschooling journey is to find out how to include my 4 year old while teaching my 7 year old. I cannot imagine teaching both of them together yet.

Please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway.

Thanks and God Bless,
Penny Mathis

hannah said...

i'm very excited to be jumping into the world of homeschooling with all of you. I have really enjoyed the lessons i have received so far and am eager for the opportunity to grow more. Please enter me in the drawing too...but don't be surprised if you hear more from me either way...the abc are a good investment.
h mccabe said...

Thanks for the generous offer. I've always found that when you're teaching kids to add 9s and 8s by moving one or two over, a 10 frame (grid with two rows of five) and some counters really help give them a solid image of the concept.
Hoping to win,

Amy said...

Thanks for the great sample. My son is 4 1/2 years old and we are now beginning to really teach math. The resources you offer are great. Keep up the good work.

Amy in Louisiana
amygreenwood at bellsouth dot com

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. We are pretty new to homeschool and this would be a great addition for me. I've read some reviews and am excited for the opportunity to win it (as we can't afford it). Thanks so much. If I was so luck to win you could leave a comment on my blog

Mamabug said...


I just completed the "5 Days" intro and enjoyed it. I would love to do the rest of the course.

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri,
Am pretty excited to start the sample lesson on my youngsters! More power to education promoters and advocates!

Linda said...

Thank you for the free Math Book lesson. I like the easy to read format. This is the first time I have ever heard of you, but you are definitely someone I will continue to follow.

Hoping to win!!!!

sallyanne03 said...

As a BRAND NEW HOMESCHOOLER, I am so THANKFUL that you have offered this to us! It looks like it will be very easy to follow, and will definitely help me set up the homeschooling environment that I dream of! The lessons seem very well put together and I can't wait to get started. Please enter me in the giveaway, and thank you again for this generous offer!

Sarabeth said...

I'd like to enter for a chance to win! I have been homeschooling for several years now, but mostly with an "I'll do it my way" philosophy. I think it is time for me to take a look at some basics to make sure I am not missing something (it sure wouldn't surprise me)

Sarabeth R

Kara said...

I agree with one of the other posts. I have been homeschooling for several years but want to pick up some basics. I really liked the Math lesson.

Dawna said...

Not sure this could have come at a more perfect time. Recently I've been debating starting my just-turned 5 year old son in public school. I've been up and down over the matter for awhile.
One thought about this study I signed up for, is that it discusses the importance of why I want to homeschool. I have three children, five and under. I feel pretty scared and appreciated how the email mentions the importance of solidifying the reasons I want to homeschool. So that, when these times of doubt come, I will "know why I believe" and stand firm.
Looking forward to the next few emails.

Tina said...

We have been homeschooling for a while. I have a couple in college, but kind of need a boost with the ones still at home. I was sick last year and it put us behind and really feel I need to just get back to the basics and take it slowly to get us back in the groove!

Blessings and thanks!

Anonymous said...

wow, terri! thank you for taking the time to conceptualize these lessons. they give some order and structure to homsechooling. i am a beginning homeschooling mom and this kind of guidance definitely helps. please enter me into the drawing -- Angel

Carrie said...

Thanks for all the thought you've put into the homeschool process! I'll be homeschooling 1 child full time and another as a supplement to public school. I'll be reading through the sample lesson in more detail over the next few days! Thanks for offering the drawing for free opportunities to view all lessons as well!
Carrie -