Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool testing is a normal occurrence in our household. It’s something we have done with each of our kids once they hit around 3rd grade.  Not only is it required in our state, but we believe testing is something of a “hoop” you have to jump through in life. This year we used the Stanford(…)

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Homeschool Typing with Typesy

Homeschool Typing with Typesy

One of the reasons I love homeschooling is that I can take the time to focus on skills I feel my children need. Teaching life skills such as money management, typing, and home maintenance is something I think is missing in most public schools today. One of the skills I teach all my children is(…)

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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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Planning a 4 Day Homeschool Week

Planning a 4 Day Homeschool Week

Each and every year something in our homeschool changes. We ebb and flow with our needs (both academic and personal) at the time and based on our previous experiences of what is working and what isn’t. I have used SO many different planning methods and planners as our needs have grown and changed. For this(…)

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Famous Artists Online Unit Study Volume 2

Famous Artists Online Unit Study Volume 2

Are you looking for an easy way to add art into your homeschool? Or maybe you are in need of something to revitalize your homeschool this spring?  Then you want to check out this Famous Artists Online Unit Study! Let me start by telling you a little bit about these Online Unit Studies in general. What(…)

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Online CLEP Test Prep with Study.com

Online CLEP Test Prep with Study.com

The cost of college grows exponentially each and every year. In our house we ensure each of our children can complete at least a two year degree without debt. One of the ways we do this is by using CLEP tests as a means of earning college credit for less. Want to know what a(…)

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4 Rainy Day Games You Can Make Yourself

4 Rainy Day Games You Can Make Yourself

Spring is coming! That means the snow might be melting but that also shuffles in April showers! With still more time inside, how we can we find new ways to entertain our restless kids? How about with rainy day games that you and the kids can make yourselves? Rainy Day Games You Can Make Yourself(…)

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75+ Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

75+ Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

It seems as though every holiday we celebrate comes with its own plethora of customized food and candy. From Halloween to Easter the candy holidays just keep rolling in! There is good news though, if you are in need of Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas then you are in the right place! Non Candy Easter(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: American Revolution

American History Timeline Resources: American Revolution

Is it the American Revolution or The Revolutionary War?  I used to be so confused by the terminology surrounding the American Revolution since it has more than one name (including the previously mentioned ones, plus the U.S War of Independence). Truth is it’s both or either. Revolutionary America is a period of American History from(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Wood Working Projects

Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Wood Working Projects

Back when I was in middle school I remember taking what was called “Technology” or “Shop Class”. In that class we worked with our hands on basic wood working projects. I seem to recall an owl shaped bank, and a simple notepaper/pencil holder. While technology may have changed over the years, the need for kids(…)

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The Melody of the Soul Book Review

The Melody of the Soul Book Review

What Nazi officer Horst Engel reveals might stop Anna Zadok’s music forever – meet them both in this new novel, Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma set during WWII. About The Melody of the Soul Anna has one chance for survival-and it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy. It’s 1943 and Anna(…)

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Winter Olympics Resources

Winter Olympics Resources

The Winter Olympics are fast approaching!  I remember doing a unit study with the kids for the last Winter Olympics and I loved it so much – More than they did I am pretty sure! One thing I love about unit studies is the chance to spend so much time on a subject, really getting(…)

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DIY Valentine: Paper Heart Books

DIY Valentine: Paper Heart Books

Every year I try to find a new DIY Valentine for us to create. What I love about these DIY Valentine Paper Heart Books is how flexible they are to adjust the colors and the ability to make them longer or shorter based on what message you want to create. DIY Valentine: Paper Heart Book(…)

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Homeschool High School American Literature

Homeschool High School American Literature

Getting in to the high school years means delving in deeper into subjects you may have already covered.  It means reading relevant works of literature and understanding their place in history. One of the subjects I cover with all of my kids in high school is Homeschool High School American Literature. I received this product(…)

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