National Geographic Maps, Murals and More on Sale

I just stumbled upon these and thought the prices were great and the educational value is fantastic!

The Mini Social has National Geographic World and USA maps and murals on sale through today at up to 60% off.  They are beautiful maps in various sizes.  They have beginners maps for K-3rd grade and maps for older kids all the way through adult. They start as low as $8 and have a range of sizes all the way up to large wall murals.

You can also find laminated posters that feature the planets, the moon, milky way, dinosaurs and more.  These would be great for a homeschool room or a bedroom!  I am going to be purchasing some for our play room.

Well Designed & Thorough Homeschool Planner for Mom and Students

If you are a homeschooling mom you know that keeping track of everything can be a major task.  This year I discovered a Homeschool Teacher Planner that I love. It is the Well-Planned Day by Rebecca Scarlata Keliher.  It keeps track of just about everything.  It includes sections for grades, goals, month at a glance, books read, field trips, meal planning, budgeting, student information, daily lesson plans, report cards, etc… The Planner is a full year planner from July 2010 – June 2011 and works for up to 4 kids.  The design of the planner is what originally drew me to it.  It is visually appealing both in color and design.
The Student Planners are also very thorough and I highly recommend them.  These planners are not necessarily only for homeschoolers and would work well for kids going to a school as well. They help to keep track of all school assignments and have weekly checklists for chores and duties. They come in both a Middle School (grades 4-8) and High School versions.  A great feature in the High School version is that is for the complete 4 years.  These are also very well designed and look “cool” enough to be seen toted around by a middle or high schooler.