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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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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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Homeschool Field Trip: Libraries Around the World

Homeschool Field Trip: Libraries Around the World

Full of stories and wonder, libraries are remarkably enchanting places of learning. There’s something decidedly intoxicating about the smell of books, and with many of the world’s libraries set in inspirational and beautiful buildings, there’s more than one good reason to pay them a visit. So beyond visiting your local library, consider a homeschool field(…)

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Homeschool Field Trip – Museums Help Teach Diversity

Homeschool Field Trip – Museums Help Teach Diversity

Museums can be one of the best ways to educate your children while the entire family has fun! Museums offer the opportunity to experience history, art, culture, and more in a hands-on, immersive way. This experience helps to make facts jump from pages for kids of all ages. Homeschool Field Trip – Museums There are(…)

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How to Plan a Learning Vacation

How to Plan a Learning Vacation

In 2013 we took our kids on their first visit to Washington, D.C. It was our oldest daughter’s “8th Grade Washington Trip”. We did a lot of research and preparation ahead of time to help make the trip both more affordable as well as enjoyable while still hitting as many of the sites as we(…)

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5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

Field trips can be a fun and interactive way to learn about things from science, history, art, and more! Especially when kids are younger, both public schools and homeschoolers alike seem to participate and put an importance on participating in field trips. But what about middle school? It seems as though more “academic” activities win(…)

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Ways To Keep Kids Happy In The Car

Ways To Keep Kids Happy In The Car

Traveling in the car, even for just 30 minutes can be an act of sanity testing for moms everywhere! My children will fight over everything and nothing, arugue about the music on the radio, complain about how long it is taking, etc. Here are some ways to keep kids happy in the car that just(…)

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Lockport Cave – A NYS Field Trip

Lockport Cave – A NYS Field Trip

The Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride is a journey back in time along a portion of the Erie Canal in Western New York. A cave of wonders where science and history combine. It takes approximately 70 minutes for the tour which includes a boat ride inside the cave. One of the first things you(…)

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3 FREE Apps For On The Go: Educational Fun For Field Trips & Vacations

3 FREE Apps For On The Go: Educational Fun For Field Trips & Vacations

Whether your travels are short or long, traveling with kids can sometimes be a chore.  Using our digital technology can be a great help in this case.  Here are a few apps that we love that can not only help make your trip educational, but it can make it fun as well! 1. Field Trip(…)

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Homeschool Field Trip Ideas & Tips Part III

Homeschool Field Trip Ideas & Tips Part III

Field trips are an important part of our homeschool plans. Field trips allow you time out of the house, a chance to experience something hands on, as well as to allow for fun social times.  Homeschool field trip ideas can vary by location, season, preference, age ranges, and the amount of time and money available(…)

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8 Places in Britain Every Homeschooler Should Visit

8 Places in Britain Every Homeschooler Should Visit

Planning a trip to Britain is exciting for any potential visitor. From beautiful castles to enchanting villages, England is full of rich history and is a tourist’s dreamland. However, for the homeschooler visiting from the States, Britain holds a special draw: a country-wide field trip, bringing the stories of history off the pages of books(…)

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Rochester New York Field Trip Ideas ~ Part II

Rochester New York Field Trip Ideas ~ Part II

In Part I of the Rochester New York Field Trip Ideas we covered Museums, Historical Locations, Environmental Sites, Local Theater Opportunities, Indoor Physical Activities, and Community Resources. Welcome to Part II of my homeschool field trips series. In this part we continue with the Rochester New York Field Trips, and I will cover Nature Centers, Farm/Animal(…)

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