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The Giver ~ Book Discussion & Colorless Activity

The Giver ~ Book Discussion & Colorless Activity

The Giver is a wonderful middle and high school level novel that invokes tons of in-depth discussion and raises thought provoking questions about a life without memories, feelings or pain, a life of sameness and predictability and how that might be better or worse than the life we live. The Giver Book Discussion and Color(…)

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Book Review: National Geographic History At A Glance

Book Review: National Geographic History At A Glance

We often say that history repeats itself. Which is something we try to avoid by learning from those who came before us. Some ways we can do this are by learning about the people, places, and movements in history through reading, discussions, videos, and museums. National Geographic History at a Glance National Geographic History at(…)

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10 Christmas Activities to Celebrate the Season

10 Christmas Activities to Celebrate the Season

10 Christmas Activities to Celebrate the Season is a collection of simple and fun ideas you can do with your kids this holiday season. Whether you want to stay in or head out there is something for everyone! Books, movies, holiday light scavenger hunt, ornaments, cookie recipes and more!

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Online Homeschooling with Study.com

Online Homeschooling with Study.com

Online homeschooling has become more and more popular as our digital capabilities and resources explode! Homeschooling has been made infinitely more accessible due to the availability of so many online homeschool resources.  Throughout my years of homeschooling we have used many online homeschooling curricula, programs, and resources. One of the resources we have used for(…)

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Homeschooling High School with College in Mind

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind is written to help you take your homeschooler through high school, into college! With solid advice and resources to get you there! Includes transcript helping, determining high school credit, electives, testing, the Common Application and more!

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Learning About Johnny Appleseed and Apples Unit Study

Learning About Johnny Appleseed and Apples Unit Study

This Learning About Johnny Appleseed and Apples Unit includes information, recipes, activities, book lists, videos, and printables! Learn about the apple life cycle, make applesauce and more!

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Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year

Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year

Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year is a collection of mostly FREE resources for teaching seasons and months based on this wonderful picture book.

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Hands-On High School Science Labs Made Easy

Hands-On High School Science Labs Made Easy

When it came to homeschooling high school, being able to offer hands-on high school science labs was a big concern of mine. I had no intention or desire to try and tackle Chemistry labs in particular. All those chemicals! Plus doing high school labs for one can be a time consuming and costly expense! We(…)

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Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

I have been homeschooling since 2006 and using Teaching Textbooks since 2010. It is one constant curriculum I have used over the years and with all 3 children. With that being said, I’d like to address some of the rumors and myths about Teaching Textbooks I have heard and seen throughout the years. Before going(…)

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Using Uncle Eric Books for High School Economics and Participation in Government {Includes FREE Lesson Plans}

Using Uncle Eric Books for High School Economics and Participation in Government {Includes FREE Lesson Plans}

Using Uncle Eric Books is a simple and engaging way to fulfill High School Economics and Participation in Government credits. Includes FREE Lesson Plans!

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Homeschool Math Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 vs. CTC Math

Homeschool Math Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 vs. CTC Math

Teaching homeschool math can be a stress inducing thought. Many of us were not strong in math ourselves, or have not done much of it since graduation, and worry about how we can successfully teach our children. Using a homeschool math curriculum is something I would strongly suggest! A good homeschool math curriculum can ease your(…)

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10 Things I Want New Homeschoolers to Know

10 Things I Want New Homeschoolers to Know

Starting at the beginning, the beginning of anything, can be scary. There are so many unanswered questions. So many things you want to do, and know, and learn. Speaking from my over 10 years of homeschooling experience, let me share with you some things I would want new homeschoolers to know about homeschooling. 10 Things(…)

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