Win a FREE Apologia Human Anatomy & Physiology text—the newly released elementary course! Entering is EASY!

  

The human body is an awe-inspiring work of Creation, and it offers outstanding examples of  irreducible complexity in support of intelligent design.  From the intricate operation of the human eye to the clotting ability of blood to the  extraordinary sensitivity and responsiveness of the nervous system, the more you learn about human anatomy and physiology, the more intriguing it becomes.

For this week’s contest, we’d like to know what part of the human body amazes you. To enter simply write your answer as a “Comment” to the contest post on the Finders-Keepers Facebook Page.  The winner will receive a free copy Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology–Apologia’s newly released elementary course 

All entries must be received by Noon CST on Wednesday, April 28th, and the drawing will be that afternoon. One winner will be selected randomly from the number of responses received. The winner will be announced on Facebook, and he or she will receive a message from Finders-Keepers requesting shipping information. Please feel free to share the contest information with friends and family, but we do request that responses be limited to one per person.

And don’t forget, the Finders-Keepers website offers free Apologia Notebook Pages and Sample Modules, as well as fantastic prices on Apologia Science materials with FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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Have some good clean fun on Ivory Soap’s anniversary: Carve it, mold it, blow it up in the microwave.

The floating icon of American purity is over 100 years old and still going strong. The legend of its “accidental” creation is an interesting tale of invention and discovery, but the soap itself has much to offer the curious and creative. If you and the kids need a little break from the everyday school routine, why not have some good clean fun with these ideas:

Learn about solids, liquids, and gasses with this VERY COOL Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment. If you’re not up to conducting the actual experiment, you can just watch the video.

Take time out to develop your soap carving skills. (I prefer a potato peeler and a inkless ball point pen as carving tools for kids.) Don’t forget to put your shavings to good use!

The decorative guest soaps made in this kid friendly craft project would make interesting Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts.

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Win a Free DIVE into Math Instructional CD! (Choice of Level) Entering is EASY!


Our daily interaction with numbers is almost constant, and largely unconscious. We go through our hours making instant calculations, and occasionally we apply our energies to more complicated problems. Can I make it to the airport in time without speeding? How much baking powder will I need if I triple this recipe? Does the shipping charge for ordering Product X online negate the sales tax savings? Should I buy down points on my mortgage?

Training our kids to be strong, quick mathematical thinkers is a gift that will serve them well all their lives. One of the reasons we’re such fans of Saxon Math is that it provides an excellent foundation for using math skills in both academic and real-life settings. The video instruction of the DIVE CDs makes learning that much easier, and we’re so grateful they were available for use with our children.

For this contest, we’d like to hear about the numbers that factor into your day, and perhaps how you’d like to see them change. Want the number on the scale to go down? The temperature to go up? Disappointed with the tax bill? Perhaps you’ve calculated your generations with an, “If each child has X number of kids…” scenario, or maybe you’re grateful to have correctly calculated how much of last year’s harvest would need to be “put up” to make it through until spring.

To enter the contest, simply write a “Comment” to the contest post on our Facebook Page letting us know about the numbers that are on your mind. The winner will receive a free DIVE Instructional Math CD (choice of levels). All entries must be received by Noon CST on Wednesday, April 21st , and the drawing will be that afternoon. One winner will be selected randomly from the number of responses received. The winner will be announced on Facebook, and he or she will receive a message from Finders-Keepers requesting shipping information. Please feel free to share the contest information with friends and family, but we do request that responses be limited to one per person.

And don’t forget,the Finders-Keepers website offers all of your favorite Saxon Math and DIVE products, and shipping is always FREE for orders of $50 or more.

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Win a Free Shurley English Homeschool Kit! (Choice of Level) Just enter our Facebook Fan Contest.

Shurley Homeschool English
Our family discovered Shurley English after having wasted a lot of time and money on other materials that just weren’t getting the job done. I found myself having to re-teach the same concepts year after year, and my kids weren’t getting the big picture. English was a snooze for the kids and a snooze for the teacher, which I suppose would have been okay had they actually been learning.

When we started using Shurley, the clouds parted, the sun shone brightly, and birds started singing. (Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration.) My kids were learning! They were engaged! And they were actually really, really good at English!

I’ve learned a lot from my curriculum failures over the years. I now know which factors are non-negotiable, and which ones I can take or leave. So what’s important to you in school materials? Reasonable price? Ease of use? Rigorous academics? Adaptability to multi-level teaching? Something else?

For this contest, we’d like to know how you feel about these things. To enter, simply write a “Comment” to the contest post on our Facebook Page letting us know what’s important to you in a curriculum. The winner will receive a free Shurley English Homeschool Kit (choice of levels).

All entries must be received by Noon CST on Wednesday, April 14th, and the drawing will be that afternoon. One winner will be selected randomly from the number of responses received. The winner will be announced on Facebook, and he or she will receive a message from Finders-Keepers requesting shipping information. Please feel free to share the contest information with friends and family, but we do request that responses be limited to one per person.

And don’t forget,the Finders-Keepers website offers free Printable Shurley Extra Practice Sentences, free Printable Shurley Writing Templates, and a Shurley Scope & Sequence, as well as fantastic prices on Shurley English materials with FREE shipping on all orders of $50 or more.

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