Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

For kids young and old comes this collection of shark books. In lieu of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week this year I am sharing a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books for kids from prepreaders through high school! A fascination with sharks started early in our house when my son fell in love(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: The Young Republic & Westward Expansion

American History Timeline Resources: The Young Republic & Westward Expansion

The American Revolution is ending and a new, young republic has emerged. The United States is working to establish laws and begins the period of Westward Expansion during the early 19th Century. Our previous installments of American History Timeline Resources include: Before 1630 – Pre-America where we talked a lot about explorers and ended with the(…)

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Help Prevent Summer Slide with these Programs – FREE for the Summer

Help Prevent Summer Slide with these Programs – FREE for the Summer

Are you gearing up for summer? Are you looking for things to do that are free for the summer? How about free AND educational? I know that while I don’t want to do “school” all through the summer, I do want to keep my kids from that dreaded “summer slide“. One of the ways I work to(…)

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List of Summer Reading for Moms

List of Summer Reading for Moms

I am an avid reader. Not only do I love to read, but I have worked to instill a love of reading in my children. I have participated in many books clubs over the years, both for myself and with my daughters. Even when I was in high school, summer was the time to read.(…)

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Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

We are so close to the end of our homeschool year we can taste it! The sun shines more, the grass is getting greener, the temperature rises each day, and the buds are turning into blossoms! Visions of bike rides, camping, swimming, and s’mores dance in our heads! Even though our formal learning comes to(…)

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Gluten-free Avocado Chicken Salad

Gluten-free Avocado Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a classic summer dish, but it usually comes with lots of calories and a distinct lack of nutrition. This Avocado Chicken Salad is a modern twist on the classic summer staple and is packed with nutrition and flavor. It’s also easy to make, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo friendly and versatile. What else could(…)

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Fulfilling Homeschool High School Health Credits

Fulfilling Homeschool High School Health Credits

I have seen many questions regarding Fulfilling Homeschool High School Health Credits. While many states do not require it as part of their homeschooling regulations, states such as NYS do. (See more about NYS Homeschooling Regulations here.) Whether your state requires it or not, homeschool high school health is something you may choose to incorporate(…)

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Why (and How) to Include Coding in Your Homeschool

Why (and How) to Include Coding in Your Homeschool

The world today relies heavily on the use of computers. Preparing our kids to thrive in this digitally focused atmosphere requires more than just a basic understanding of how to use computers. By introducing coding in your homeschool during the developmental years, parents can place their children at an advantage to thrive in a world(…)

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4 Year High School Plan FREE Spreadsheet Printable

4 Year High School Plan FREE Spreadsheet Printable

Planning for high school and college really ups the ante when it comes to what you need to do and know! While I was working out my curriculum plans for my oldest, I realized in order to accurately account for everything she would need, I would need to have a full 4 year high school(…)

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Spanish for Kids: A Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® Review

Spanish for Kids: A Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® Review

Did you know that most colleges want to see two years of a foreign language on your high school transcript? Did you also know that the younger you introduce a language the easier it is for kids to learn? For these very reasons I have spent a great deal of time throughout our homeschooling years(…)

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Help for Teaching Homeschool High School Writing Skills

Help for Teaching Homeschool High School Writing Skills

Just the words homeschooling high school can instill a deep seated fear in many. Then add words like math, or writing (even science) and the fear gets a little more intense. I am here to tell you that YOU CAN Homeschool High School! The key? You don’t have to do all the teaching! There are tons(…)

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Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

This certainly isn’t the first, and most definitely will not be the last time you hear me talk about historical fiction. In my mind, there is no better way to make history intriguing and emotional. Without interest and emotion we do not engage, and thus plain history books with facts and excerpts fall short in(…)

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Earth Day Resources for Kids – Books/Projects/Food and More!

Earth Day Resources for Kids – Books/Projects/Food and More!

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events worldwide in support of the environment, as well as to raise awareness for the environmental care and protection of our planet. This is a great time to celebrate nature, the earth, and teach our kids about how we can help preserve our planet. This Earth(…)

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