The winner was Danni!! Congratulations and watch for an email from me!
Just letting everyone know that we have made 15000!! Thank you everyone who has downloaded and participated!!
The winner was Danni!! Congratulations and watch for an email from me!
Now that the move is finally over, I am re-introducing Shiver Academy's Giveaway.
We are trying to get the downloads for My Book of Virtues Study to 15,000. We are currently at:
We have just 230 more to go!! This is such an exciting time! I never thought I would get even 1,000 downloads let alone almost 15 thousand!! So in order to celebrate the momentous occasion, I am going to pass on to you a gift certificate to Curr-Click.com for the amount of $15.00!!
I know, it's not much, but keep in mind that I don't get a penny for sharing this project with everyone.
HOW TO ENTER!
It's pretty simple (I think!)
1. Post on a blog, public forum, etc about the Book of Virtues. It must be a new post giving the new address to Shiver Academy blog telling about the Book of Virtues Study. (an Old entry with the new address is just fine too!)
2. Return to THIS post and comment on it with a link to your post. PLEASE be sure to leave your email address or some other way to contact you.
And you are entered!! The more posts you make the more entries you get!! Just be sure to give each post it's own entry comment!
When we reach 15,000 I will post the winner and contact you about sending the gift certificate!!
Good luck everyone!!
I know, I know this has been quite the year for the RSS FEED change. I think this will make 4 times since January. But I promise this is the last time!! I now have my own Domain!! So if you look at your internet address bar up above it will say www.shiveracademy.com instead of www.shiveracademy.weebly.com.
So the previous feed needs to be changed to
OR you can just click on the "rss feed" button on the blog page. That will set you up easily enough.
I PROMISE, no more changes for the next year!!
I would like to thank everyone for being patient while I moved over the pages from the old blog. I still have posts to move over that I think are beneficial. This may take quite some time to get them all done. Everything is still accessible at the old blog, but there seems to be an issue there too. Many pages (possibly some posts) have had funny ? popping up through out. I have no clue why they are popping up and don't really care as I am nearly done with the full move. I am sorry for any inconvenience. At least all the pages are moved!
An update on the giveaway--it was stopped for the move, it will be posted up once again soon. We are currently at 14,756 downloads of the Book of Virtues Project. Watch for the post really soon!!
I began work on moving in the lesson plans. I am not done with these pages just yet. I began moving over the pages starting at the bottom of the list. I don't know why I started at the bottom, but that's just how it is! ;) Today is an upside down kind of day. I am heading out for piano class with DD14 so I have to put the rest of the move on hold. I plan on getting the rest moved over before Monday!
You will see two new pages under the lesson plan tabs. At least they are new since HSB. The first one is Classical Music. With this change over, I think I have found a way to embed some PowerPoint Presentations my father-in-law created for us when we first started Homeschooling. I have updated them a bit and I would love to be able to share them. I am hoping this will be easy enough to do!
The other new one is a lesson plan IDEA I just thought up this morning. I think it will be a fabulous idea. Here's the blurb I wrote up for the Lesson Plans main page:
My oldest will soon be ready to start her own job and she needs to learn some real life budgeting. Such as how to deal with rent, utilities, debt, a checking account etc. I want to teach her this prior to her actually having an income besides the occasional babysitting money. So my plan is to set up a weekly lesson plan that will simulate each "MONTH." Each month they will have an income, bills, etc. They will also have some weeks with financial emergencies, big purchases and bonus income (to represent taxes, work bonus etc.). I think this would be a really fun subject. They will have to make real life choices and sometimes say no to their wants in order to make the budget.
DD14 is trying to convince me this needs to be the next co-op lesson I do for her age group. I think it would be a great fun co-op class. So it's a possibility. Either way I will get this figured out soon. :)
I'm off to piano class, have a great day everyone!
Ok, Now I KNOW I'm in love with the new blog!! I have just added a whole forum section! YES A FORUM!! So all those of you that have questions concerning the book of Virtue's study . . . there's a whole forum set up for it. There's a section for discussing curriculum, a section for unit studies/lapbooking/notebooking. there's a section for just chatting! I'm so excited! :) How cool is that???!!!
As for the rest of the blog, it is a slow and steady process. I am still trying to determine the easiest, quickest way to bring in all "Relevant" posts from HSB. The only downside to joining Weebly is that I can't just import my posts--shucks! so I am trying to decide if I should just recreate them with new posts (cut & paste) or if I should just add in a few that are really important and forget the rest. Decisions . . . Decisions!!
Anyways, check out the new forum section!! Sign in (you can use facebook, twitter, yahoo, google, and the list goes on!) and drop a line to say hi!!
Welcome to the new and improved (yes it's already improved I think!) Shiver Academy Home. Due to the changes underway, and mainly because of their lack of caring, I am moving my blog to weebly.com I will eventually change my site address to my own domain and this host will allow me to do that.
Please be aware that there will be considerable construction and reconstruction going on until it is just the way I want it. I must say that so far I am very excited about the change over.
The most important thing to know . . . Ok, maybe not the most important BUT . . . SHIVER IS BACK!! You can once again feed our mascot Shiver! And don't forget he loves a good tickle (Keep clicking on him) He may go for a splash! He is found on the Home Page!! (This is super exciting as we couldn't play with him on HSB!!)
By clicking on the more tab above you will get the download links. I'm still working on trying to get them to be a button at the top, but I haven't gotten it worked out yet!
To keep in contact, you will need to sign up for the RSS feed. I am hoping that we will not have the same problems I had with Homeschoolblogger's RSS feed. It was a nightmare, even when I changed it as they suggested. I really doubt we will have the problems that we had there though!!
During this construction period, or any time for that matter, if you see something that doesn't look quite right, or if things are hard to read, or links aren't working (Keep in mind I am cutting & pasting from HSB, so I have to reset EVERY link. It may be a few weeks to get it all settled. Please point them out though if I have done all the rest on the page, and it's not working == or heading to the wrong thing!!)
I’m a mom of 4 kids ages from 6-15! We have homeschooled for 6+ years. I am the Co-Director of our local Homeschool Co-op. I am LDS and I have been the wife to my best friend for almost 17 years!