Homeschool Planning Options

Homeschool Planning Options

I am a planner. Whether you are referring to homeschool planning options, meal planning, home scheduling, I plan and organize it all. I LOVE planners, schedules, checklists, etc. Homeschool Planning There are endless homeschool planning options. It starts with the method in which you homeschool (Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, School at Home), and then(…)

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HUGE List of Easter Books for Kids

HUGE List of Easter Books for Kids

You are sure to find something for your children to delight in this Easter with this HUGE list of Easter Books for Kids. Whether you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, or delight in that funny bunny the Easter Bunny (or maybe both) there are books for all! Through the years we have read so many(…)

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10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This is our second child to be homeschooling through high school – 10th Grade. While so many things have changed (even our 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices from the first child), one thing remains the same, I am honored to be a part of his high school years. We have always given our children the(…)

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Another Not Back to School Year

Another Not Back to School Year

During the late summer months there is so much talk of the coming school year here in our area. From teachers to supplies and talk of what grade everyone is entering. Little do many of them know that it will be another Not Back to School Year for us. The anticipation and bustle of when(…)

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Home School Math Curriculum: CTCMath vs. Singapore Math

Home School Math Curriculum: CTCMath vs. Singapore Math

Home school math is often one of the reasons people worry about home schooling. They worry, especially at the higher levels, that their abilities to teach will be surpassed by what their children can and need to learn. Finding a home school math curriculum that works for your children can be an instrumental step in(…)

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5 Fun Back to Homeschool Ideas

5 Fun Back to Homeschool Ideas

Tis the season of starting back to school, either public, private, or homeschool. In our case it will be back to homeschool, but not until after Labor Day! It can be fun to do something different or special to kick off your new school year. Here are some fun back to homeschool ideas to spark(…)

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Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

Homeschool Resources for Teaching Ancient Rome

For whatever reason I love teaching Ancient History. Maybe it’s the incredible way they built things like the pyramids, or intrigue with how different things were then, whatever it is, Ancient History can be a really fun and hands on learning experience. Here I have collected some fabulous resources to get you starting on your(…)

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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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