Friday, September 9, 2011

Afterschool I am delighted to announce that enough people have expressed interest in hosting and participating in an “afterschool” blog hop, and now it’s time to kick it off. This is “weekly wrap up” type of a blog hop for those of us who send their children to school and add to their learning with educational and playful activities at home. My first entry will be published on September 11, and I will switch to Tue-Thu-Sat and Sunday schedule for my blog then.

Usborne Big Book of Science And now on to a giveaway. Jen from Chestnut Grove Academy has generously provided The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do for a review and giveaway on my blog. As all Usborne books this is a beautifully done book with a lot of fun projects. I wish we could share at least one of the projects that we did, but this is one of the downsides of our new school-bound life – with all other activities and commitments we didn’t get around to doing anything. One slightly critical comment that I have about the book is that many projects are more craft-like and less science-like than my daughter prefers, but I wish we did more with it.

How to win this great book?

  1. 1. Visit Jen at Chestnut Grove Academy (she has a great blog) and become her friend. Leave a comment here when you do.
  2. 2. Jen is a Usborne consultant and has her own shop online. Visit her shop and leave me a comment saying which book was your favorite. Jen also offers a discount for homeschoolers.
  3. 3. If you want to join an afterschool blog hop, leave a comment introducing yourself, your blog and whether you would be interested in hosting this blog hop on your blog.
  4. 4. Link your entry to afteschool blog hop every week and come back to leave a comment for extra entries!

This giveaway will close on Sep 30, 2011.


Debbie said...

I am so looking forward to seeing this blog hop grow!

I am following Chestnut Grove Academy.

Debbie said...

I would be interested in the Art ideas or maybe the Art Treasury.

Laurie Harrison said...

1. Visit Jen at Chestnut Grove Academy (she has a great blog) and become her friend. Leave a comment here when you do.
I am following via GFC
geneveve2 at

Laurie Harrison said...

Telling the Time looks as though it would contain everything needed for my 4 yr. old granddaughter to learn to tell time.. She likes farms and apples and when I have her...we have nothing but time!
geneveve2 at gmail dot com

MaryAnne said...

I'm now following Jen through GFC!

MaryAnne said...

I am intrigued by the "I Can Draw People" and "I can Draw Animals" books - I think my kids would enjoy those!

MaryAnne said...

I wrote an entry just for your blog hop this week!

The Adventurer said...

Great idea:) Thanks for linking up to the NOBH

twolittleseeds said...

I follow Jen... thanks for the chance. Daisy @twolittleseeds

Heidi said...

I love all the things Jen posts about at Chestnut Grove Academy. I am a follower of hers.

Stopping in from NOBH. I like the spiral notebook for your choice of theme!

daivabaum said...

I follow Chestnut Grove Academy via Google Friend Connect.
poniabaum at gmail dot com