AussieHomeschool Closing Down 11/14/2019All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so. As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is. Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.
I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family. On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS. God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids / AussieHomeschool)
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Hi, I am looking to purchase any Life of Fred books. I have listed below WHAT I ALREADY OWN.
Kind regards, Kim
Life of Fred:
Apples, butterflies, cats, dogs, edgewood, farming, goldfish, honey, icecream, jelly beans.
Pre Algebra with Biology
Language Arts- Australia
I will update this list as I gain more books, thank you very much
I have lots of books for sale after finishing 20+ years of homeschooling a few years ago. Prices DO NOT include postage (which is to be paid by the buyer). The condition of each book is in bold. (E= Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, F= Fair, P= Poor, L = Ex Library).
Prices are negotiable. Please PM me if you are interested in any of these books or would like more information.
Australia from Empire to Asia. Sources in Twentieth-Century Australian History ed. By P West and A Dwight. (1980) (Good for easy access to first hand documents which are printed in the book) $2 VG
Ned Kelly by Frank Clune (Adapted 1977) $1 VG
Seeing History 3. Australia: Colonies to Commonwealth, 1850 – 1900. by K M Adams (1971) $3 VG
Seeing History 4. Twentieth Century Australia, 1900 – 1960. by K M Adams (1972) $3 VG,L
Great Lives. Great Deeds. Readers Digest (1965) $2 G
Heroes of Faith - Amy Carmichael by Sam Wellman(1998) $2 F
Heroes of Faith - Jim Elliot by Susan M Miller (1996) $2 F
Karl Marx. by Nigel Hunter (1987) $1 G
GREENLEAF (and support material)
The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt by Cyndy Shearer (1989) $8 E
The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History by Rob and Cyndy Shearer (1994) $10 E
Time Line. History of the World by Gordon Kerr (2007) $5 E
The Timetables of History. A horizontal linkage of people and events by Bernard Grun (2005) B $25 E
Across the Sea by Sheila K McCullagh
Civilisation Project Books. Aztecs. North American Indians. Ancient Egypt. Eskimos. by S Purdy and C R Sandak (1982) $5 (for all 4) F,L
In the Northland by Sheila K McCullagh $1 G
Looking at Ancient History by R J Unstead (1973) $1 L,G
Paper and Printing. MacDonald first library by Ruth Thomson (1973) $1 L,G
The Science and History Project Book by C Oxlade, R Halstead and S Reid (2004) $12 E
The Silk and Spice Routes. Exploration by Sea by Struan Reid (1993) $1 E,L
The Usborne Time Traveller Book of Viking Raiders by A Civardi and J Graham-Campbell $1 E
Viking Quest by Tom Henighan $1 G,L
Collins Eyewitness Guides. Insect by Laurence Mound (1990) (A Dorling Kindersly Book) $8 E
Collins Eyewitness Guides. Weather by Brian Cosgrove. (1991) (A Dorling Kindersly Book) $10 E
GCE 'O' level. Physics Matters by C Chew and C S Foong (2000) (This physics text book comes from the Singapore Maths group) Use for yr 10-12 $16 VG
The Earth. A Dorling Kindersly Picturepedia Book (2000) $5 E
Science and Technology by John Farndon (2000) $2 E
Science Now Books 1-4 (Grades 7-10) by Peter Stannard and Ken Williamson (for all 4) $4 VG
Looking at Weather. Activities for Kids by David Suzuki (1988) $2 VG
The Science and History Project Book by C Oxlade, R Halstead and S Reid (2004) $12 E
Smithsonian Anatomy Lab. Human Body $5 E
Australian Genius. 50 Great Ideas by Vivienne Ence (1988)l $1 VG
Key Skills in Geography 2nd ed. by Chris Bonnor and Brian Ralph (1992) $1 VG
Basic Skills Reading/Comprehension level 2 Years 3-4 by Peter Howard (1990) $1 G
Basic Skills. Grammar and Punctuation level 1 Years 3-4 by Peter Howard (1996) Some writing in the first few pages. $1 F
Basic Skills. Grammar and Punctuation level 2 Years 5-8 by Peter Howard (1995) $1 G
English Skills Builder Book 2. Grammar and Language Revision and Exercises by M Manning and M McKenzie (2000) $1 G
LLATL (Learning Language Arts Through Literature)
LLATL Green Teacher Book (1998) $4 P
LLATL Grey Workbook with Teacher book (1998) $12 G
For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (1984) $1 F
More Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison 2000) Many highlights and notes in the margin $2 F
Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (1986) $1 F
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (Priory Classics) $3 E
I am hoping to clear my shelves of a few extras. Make an offer plus postage.
Cornstalks - A Bushel of Poems
Sing the Word-God our Provider (cd)
Sing the Word - The Heavens Declare(cd)
Markable world map
Book of Time -(about 4-5 pictures stuck in and some written notes), happy to go free if you are interested
Book A (colored picture on inside of cover, no workpages marked)
Life of Fred:
Heroes of the Faith-Through Flood and Flame - Adventures and Perils of Protestant Heroes
Second Childhood by Morris Gleitzman (well worn)
The Vikings by Else Roesdahl
Medicine - Collins Eyewitness Science
Sagas of the Norsemen - Viking & German Myths
To Train Up a Child by Michael & Debi Pearl
No Greater Joy Vol 1 by Michael & Debi Pearl
1. NOW SOLD!!!! A BEKA SCIENCE - YR 4 - Understanding God's World " -4th Edition - Set includes: Textbook, Answer Key to Textbook & Teacher Quiz/Test Key - $35 + Postage (Aust Post Satchel $14.55) All in Good Condition - Some "dog-leafing" of pages, no answers written in
2. NOW SOLD!!!! A BEKA SCIENCE - YR 5 - "Investigating God's World" - 4th Edition - Set includes: Textbook, Answer Key to Textbook, Student Tests & Teacher Test Key $40 + postage (Aust Post Satchel = $14.55) All in Good Condition - some "dog-leafing" of pages, no answers written in EXCEPT "Student Tests" book has answers written in for one test (Test 7)
3. NOW SOLD!!!! A BEKA Science Yr 6 - "Observing God's World" - 4th Edition - TEXTBOOK ONLY ($15 + POSTAGE $8.55) ALL OTHER BOOKS FROM THIS SET HAVE NOW SOLD!! Answer Key to Textbook, Student Quizzes/Worksheets, Teacher Key to Quizzes/Worksheets, Student Tests & Teacher Test Key $45 + postage (Australia Post Satchel -$14.55) All in good condition - some "dog-leafing" of pages, no answers written in
4. NOW SOLD!!! A BEKA SCIENCE - Yr8 - "Earth and Space" (1st Edition). Set includes: Textbook & Answer Key to Textbook. $40 + postage (Aust Post Satchel - $11.55) Both in excellent condition.
5. NOW SOLD!!! A BEKA - OLD WORLD HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 5 (4th Edition), for year 5, Set includes: Textbook, Answer Key to Textbook, Tests Book, Teacher Test Key. $40 + postage (Aust Post satchel = $14.55) All in excellent condition - no tears, no writing
6. HISTORY ALIVE 8 (Jacaranda Press) - Student Workbook - $8 + postage (Aust Post Satchel = $8.55) Excellent Condition
7. HISTORY ALIVE 9 (Jacaranda Press) - Student Workbook - $8 + postage (Aust Post Satchel = $8.55) Excellent Condition
8.SINGAPORE MATHS - Primary Mathematics 5A, Standards Edition (2008), for Year 5. Set includes: Textbook and Home INstructor's Guide. $20 + Postage (Aust Post Satchel = $11.55) Both in good condition.
9. SINGAPORE MATHS - Primary Mathematics 5B, Standards Edition (2008), for Year 5. Set includes: Textbook and Home INstructor's Guide. $20 + Postage (Aust Post Satchel = $11.55) Both in good condition.
10. NOW SOLD!!!!! Excursions in Literature (BJU Press, 3rd Edition) - Year 8 - $20 + postage (Aust Post Satchel = $14.55) Condition is as new (purchased for $60).
11. NOW SOLD!!!!! SCIENCE - God's Design For Life - The World of Plants (by ANswers in Genesis) - 2nd Edition - $10 + Postage (Aust Post Satchel = $8.55) Condition is as new
12. LLATL Grey - "Learning Language Arts Through Literature" - Year 8 - Student Workbook $15 + Postage (Aust Post Satchel = $11.55) In excellent condition however some highlighting and underlining on a handful of pages (I can send photos if wanted)
13. Pearson English 8 - Student Activity Book (2nd Ed) $8 + postage (Aust Post satchel = $8.55). Excellent Condition
14. Pearson English 10 - Student Activity Book (2nd Ed) $8 + postage (Aust Post satchel = $8.55). Excellent Condition
Hello, here's some more curricular items for primary- early high. Pics below. Postage extra. Thanks for looking!
Life of Fred: $8 each
Cats (hb vgc)
Decimals & Percents (hb vgc)
Fractions (hb gc: name inscribed, corners bumped)
Activity Maths: using manipulatives in the classroom Grades 4-6 (1993, pb A4, gc) $4 Despite being for grades 4-6, this was really helpful in K-4 for some hands-on concrete maths activities using cuisinare rods (or lego), dice, counters etc. The appendix has heaps of reproducibles to make your own fraction charts, place value mats, pattern blocks, number lines etc.
Sonrisa Spanish Student Book Level 1 with 2 CDs of Spanish folk-songs & nursery rhymes. Spiral bound A4, fc (some added vocab in pencil throughout) $5
Sonrisas uses childrens books & songs to immerse the learner in common phrases and patterns of speech. Sorry I can’t part with the childrens books, which we bought through Abe etc – Spanish versions of Eric Carle classics, Clifford big red dog, I went walking etc. The songs are great for speed/fluency and learning idioms. (many are versions of ones you hear on playschool etc). Ideally, you’d want the teacher manual also, which we don’t have (we went to a class) – which has the song lyrics in it. Or if you have a background in Spanish you could just use the student book set, which lists the vocab, songs & books for each lesson, and has some worksheets.
FREE - Abeka Health, Safety & Manners Student book 3 (1984, very worn (torn cover) and penciled answers. We used it as a read-aloud in stage 1 as a conversation-starter to cover nutrition, hygiene, first aid, manners etc.
Visual Arts & Art/History crossover
Artistic Pursuits Early Elementary K-3 book 1 (2013, 3rd ed, ec/like new, spiral bound A4) $10
“A comprehensive Art program designed to involve the student in the creative process While developing observational skills”. What can I say? This program is great!
Ancient Egyptians and their neighbours: An activity guide (Broida, 1999, ec/like new $10. Broida’s books are fantastic crossovers for ancient history & art, especially for artsy/crafty learners.
Draw 50 set of 4 books; (Kingfisher, pb A4, ec/like new) $3 each, $10 for set.
Step-by-step sketching guides
Flowers, Trees & other plants
FREE – Startwrite 6 CD (for windows 98, 2000, XP “and higher”).
This is a worksheet creator with different fonts to choose from (dots, start dots etc) including maths symbols, clocks & money. Free because it’s old (2007) and there's no knowing if it works on newer computers…
How to get your child off the refrigerator and on to learning (Barnier, pb A4, gc (highlighting) $2