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Win a FREE high school art curriculum

Spears Art Studio, Inc  is giving away a CD rom of their full high school course on This website is a must for homeschoolers and educators alike!

The art curriculum is described as follows, from Freely Educate:

Seven Major Themes, 36 Lessons, 75 Art Activities, 36 Sketchbook Assignments
  • Supports the Rhetoric Stage of Classical Education

  • Addresses:
    • art elements – line, shape, space, color, texture, form
    • principles of design – repetition/pattern, proportion, contrast/value, emphasis/ focal point, balance/symmetry/asymmetry, unity, variety, harmony, movement/force/rhythm

    • perception skills – edges, spaces, relationships, light/shadow, gestalt 
processes – drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, graphic design
  • Contains:
    • connections in each lesson – Scripture, art history, contemporary art connections

    • 144 visual memory exercises

    • unit tests and answer keys

    • helps: tips and subs; how to evaluate artwork, etc.

    • analyzed for National Visual Art Standards

    • 162 pages total, 177 black and white illustrations, 52 color illustrations

            Oh…and did I mention that they have a course for younger kids too? And free art lessons on their site? Check out and

If you win…and I don’t(boohoo). Don’t be bashful and let me know. I’d love to congratulate you!

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Win Free Money!

If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, then it’s about time! I learned about them earlier this year and I’ve won almost 4oo swagbucks so far. I just recently turned some in to purchase gift cards for myself. Right now they are 45 swagbucks for a $5 amazon gift card! I now have $45 in FREE money to spend online at amazon! And all I had to do was to search on their search engine. How EASY is that?

If that didn’t persuade you to join, then check out their swagbucks store for the other stuff they have.

When you sign up, let them know Vicki Barnes sent you!

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Homeschool Buyers Co-op Is Great!

If you’re in the market for homeschool curriculum you probably do what I do. Look everywhere for the BEST deal! One place that I am sure to check is Homeschool Buyers Co-op. They are a purchasing co-op for homeschoolers. I became a member about a year ago and have not regreted it at all. Membership is free! You can’t beat that…. They have some great offers right now with Explode the Code online, ABC Teach, Rosetta Stone, Switched on Schoolhouse, Mark Kistler online & Meet the Masters just to name a few. Besides getting great deals on curriculum you love, they award points for purchases and you can redeem them for more curriculum!

This is one of those tried and true sites that have been around awhile and you should check it out. So go on over to and let them know I sent you!

Many Blessings,

Vicki Barnes

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FREE Random Acts of Fitness kit

Subway is giving away a free Random Acts of Fitness kit to school and Home School teachers. So go check it out!
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