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EVENTS FOR: OCTOBER 2014

14th--MEDIEVAL TIMES FIELD TRIP, DALLAS, TX.

ENJOY THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WITH YOUR FAMILY!



**DON'T FORGET TO CUT AND SAVE YOUR BOXTOPS FOR THE BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM**



HEARTS & HUGS T-SHIRTS

Members, watch your email for information on ordering group shirts for the 2014-2015 school year. Please contact Kristi with any questions. (addy link below)



DISCOUNT SUBSCRIPTIONS & BOOK CLUBS AVAILABLE TO OUR MEMBERS:

TIME FOR KIDS

GOD'S WORLD NEWS

DISCOVERY

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Please see the READING INCENTIVES PAGE (link from the above menu) for more information.



HOMESCHOOLERS HEARTS & HUGS IS A REGISTERED SCHOOL WITH BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

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Contact Us:

Founder/Director:
Kristi
Want to Join/Questions?:
Kristi
God's World Coordinato:
Kristi
Scholastic Coordinator:
Susan
Time For Kids Coordinator:
Kristi
Science Weekly Coordinator:
Kristi
DISCOVERY Coordinator:
Kristi

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The following is a list of incentive programs Homeschoolers' Hearts & Hugs will be participating in for the school year.

You must be a member of Hearts & Hugs to participate through our group. To sign up for any of these programs please email TXHeartsandHugs@aol.com and include your FULL NAME, child's name, age/grade, mailing address and contact information.


PIZZA HUT "BOOK IT" PROGRAM

The BOOK IT!® National Reading Incentive Program motivates children in grades kindergarten through six to read by rewarding them for their reading accomplishments. Its purpose is to develop in children a lifelong love of reading. The program begins in October and ends in March.

When a child meets a monthly reading goal, the teacher/parent gives him or her a Pizza Award Certificate. The child brings the certificate to a participating Pizza Hut® restaurant, where he or she is given a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza®. The restaurant manager congratulates the child for meeting his or her reading goal, and will also present the child with a very cool BOOK IT! Recognition Card and Sticker for reading achievement. On each subsequent BOOK IT! visit, the child will be rewarded with more praise and another sticker. If a child meets the reading goals in all six months of the program, he or she qualifies for the All-Star Reader's Honor Roll, a classroom record of student achievement. The child also receives a BOOK IT! All-Star Reader Medallion with Neck Ribbon at Pizza Hut.

This program runs from October through March of each year.

To register your child please visit Pizza Hut's website.

Pizza Hut no longer accepts homeschool group registration. You must sign up individually as a homeschool family.

BRAUM'S "BOOK BUDDY" CLUB

What is Braum's Book Buddy program? Braum's Book Buddy is a fun and rewarding reading incentive program for children in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The Braum's Book Buddy program gives children the opportunity to read for delicious prizes from Braum's! Each child can earn up to six Braum's treats throughout the year.

The program runs October 2014-June 2015.

To register your child please email us with your full name, your child/ren full name, age, grade level and city in which you reside. You will also need to provide a S.A.S.E. envelope in order to receive your coupons. (please note, your children are NOT signed up until your S.A.S.E. has been received)

HHH Members, watch your email for details on how to register your child for the program.

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS & LIFETIME LEARNING SYSTEMS "READ TO SUCCEED" PROGRAM

Six Flags Over Texas and Lifetime Learning Systems have teamed up to bring you the "Read to Succeed" program.

This program is open to students in Kindergarten through 6th grade ONLY.

Registered students will receive a FREE PASS to Six Flags Over Texas after completing six hours of pleasure reading. (assigned reading does not count)

Please visit their website for more information, and to register. Be sure to click on the HOMESCHOOLS tab for all the latest information!

The Six Flags program no longer accepts homeschool group registration. You must sign up individually as a homeschool family.

TIME FOR KIDS WEEKLY READERS/CURRENT EVENTS

TIME For KIDS helps your students become readers and writers with power and purpose!

TIME magazine offers weekly readers aimed to kids, called TIME For Kids. TFK readers, the classroom edition of TIME magazine, get students excited about the world around them with current events stories, world-class TIME photography, and reporting from across the globe from the world's most respected news source!

TFK builds vital educational skills by...

Motivating kids to read the best nonfiction text on a wide range of topics kids love to learn about, including scientific discoveries, world events, sports and more.

  • Building vocabulary in context!

  • Making cross-curriculum connections to social studies, science, math and the arts.

  • Boosting critical thinking and comprehension skills!

    TFK comes in four grade-appropriate editions:

    Grades K-1

    Grade 2

    Grades 3-4

    Grades 5-6

    These editions will feature all the current news coverage you've come to expect from TIME, and will sometimes include bonus inserts.

    Time for Kids AROUND THE WORLD:

    This popular supplemental 8-page geography and culture magazine was formerly known as Go Places It is now called TIME For Kids Around the World. A year's subscription is included with your subscription/s to any of the editions of grade 3 or higher.

    TEACHER'S SITE:

    Here, you'll find activity pages, lesson plans, graphic organizers, TIME For Kids Around the World resources, TFK Test Prep and nonfiction resources. K-1 teachers will find resources too.

    For more information, and to view samples of TFK, please visit their website.

    Cost for grades K-1 and grade 2 is just $4.42 per year. Cost for grade levels 3 and up, including the TFK Around the World supplement, is just $5.42 per student, per year (we must have a minimum of 10 orders per grade level) Orders less than 10 are $29.95 each so this is quite a deal!!

    Please also note you will be required to provide 24 S.A.S.E.'s to Hearts & Hugs in order for us to mail your weekly TFK! Grades K-1 and Grade 2 will need to provide us with 8 S.A.S.E.'s for their monthly mailings.

    If you would like to order Time For Kids please email us with your full name and the grade level (s) you are interested in.

    *Please note that by ordering as a group each family will not receive the free subscription to TIME magazine or the printed teacher's guides. However, teacher's guides may be downloaded from the Time For Kids website.

    SCIENCE WEEKLY

    These readers would be a perfect companion to expand on science topics you are covering in your curriculum!

    The readers are divided by grade levels, as follows:

  • Kindergarten---Pre-A
  • 1st grade------Level A
  • 2nd grade------Level B
  • 3rd grade------Level C
  • 4th grade------Level D
  • 5th-6th grades-Level E

    They also offer free, downloadable and printable coloring books to compliment your studies!

    To see a sample of Science Weekly, please visit their website and click on PRINCIPALS. Scroll to the bottom and click on SAMPLES.

    Science Weekly doesn't just have to be for science, either! It will make for interesting reading anytime! And with the various puzzles, games and questions that are included, you can be sure your child is comprehending what he's reading! If you would like to subscribe to Science Weekly, please contact us with your full name and the grade level/s you wish to order.

    DISCOVERY

    Discovery is printed in full color on attractive enameled paper. Each beautifully illustrated 8-page issue is filled with faith-building lessons on both Bible and science lessons that teach children about God's Word and God's world.

    In the past, in Discovery we have discussed, among other things, such topics as: the existence of God; the inspiration of the Bible; the church; the miracles of Jesus; the global flood of Noah; how we got the Bible; science and technology; the geologic timetable; Bible customs; lands of the Bible; dinosaurs; amazing plants and animals; tornados; idolatry; diseases, sickness, and the body's natural defenses; the world of caves; the Christ Who lived and walked among us; women of the Bible; biblical kings and their kingdoms; seeds and fruits; parables in the Old and New Testaments; and many other such items.

    Each issue of Discovery contains fun activities that are intended to reinforce the truths presented in each article. Children from eight to twelve years old likely will benefit the most from Discovery, but children of all ages can (and do!) enjoy the amazing animals, fascinating facts, and alluring activities. [Truth be told, even adults have admitted to learning a lot by reading Discovery on a regular basis. You would be surprised to learn how many adults are on our mailing list!]

    One of the most popular features of Discovery is "Digger Doug," our kid-friendly mole/sleuth who responds to questions that youngsters send him. He "digs up" the answers, and we publish them in Discovery. Digger Doug also has a friend, "Iguana Don," who helps him on "tough" assignments. Between the two of them, they provide children with a welcome relief from the evolution-based fare so common in children's publications today.

    Read more about the monthly magazine here.

    If you would like to order Discovery at the group rate please email us.

    GOD'S WORLD NEWS

    God's World is another reader some of our families enjoy.

    You will need to provide Homeschoolers Hearts and Hugs with SASE's in order for us to mail the issues to you. (group discount orders all go to one address and must be mailed out individually)

    GROUP DISCOUNT RATES:

  • 1 subscription--$19.00 yr. (Sept.-April)

  • 2 subscriptions--$17.00 yr.

  • 3 subscriptions--$15.00 yr.

  • 4-10 subscriptions--$13.00 yr.

  • 11 + subscriptions--$15.00 yr.

    Grade levels are:

  • Pre-K through K--God's Big World

  • Grades 1-2--------Early Edition

  • Grades 3-4--------News Flash

  • Grades 5-6--------News Current

  • Middle School----Top Story

  • High School-------Trak

    If you would like to order God's World News at the group rate please email us.

    VARIOUS INCENTIVE OFFERS

    Homeschooler's Hearts & Hugs also offers our members coupons for FREE or reduced priced menu items at various participating fast food restaraunts such as Mc Donald's, Ci Ci's Pizza, El Chico and Chick-Fil-A!

    Unlike the reading incentive programs, YOU, the parent, are free to choose how to incorporate these incentives into your reward program.

    If you would like to receive any or all of these coupons, please email us with your FULL NAME, child/s name, age/grade level and your complete contact information. Please note which coupons you are interested in receiving and how many you need. Since some of the coupons are only valid in particular cities/locations (around the DFW metroplex) please state the city/cities you are interested in. You will need to provide a S.A.S.E. in order to receive the coupons. Coupons are offered on an "as available" basis.

    SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

    Homeschooler's Hearts & Hugs offers its members the opportunity to order books and products through the Scholastic Book Club!

    Now it's easier than ever to find the perfect books for your child -- shop our NEW online Book Clubs Web site. Choose from a much-wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to our group's coordinator online and use your credit card to pay.

    It's so simple! Here's how it works:

  • SIGN UP at the Scholastic website. On the parent page, click the "Register" button in the "First Time Here?" section. Register for your own user name and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code. (available only to Hearts & Hugs members) This unique code ensures that your order is sent to our group coordinator.

  • SELECT the books you'd like to order -- choose from thousands of titles -- many more than in our monthly flyers.

  • SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child's books will be delivered directly to our group's coordinator. You will then receive an email with a phone number and address of where to pick up your books when they have been sorted and are ready for pickup.

    Contact Susan for more information.


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