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Learning with Legos

Learning with Legos

Legos are not only fun for kids but can also offer a host of learning with Legos as well. From creativity in building, to math, science and more! If you have a Lego lover there are many opportunities for learning with them. We recently acquired the LEGO NINJAGO: Fight the Power of the Snakes Brickmaster set in(…)

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Homeschool Curriculum Planning in 3 Steps

Homeschool Curriculum Planning in 3 Steps

Each year around this time we really being to see the effects of homeschool curriculum planning for the coming year.  From Homeschool Conventions, to planning sales, photos of all the new curriculum purchases and the scores of new people asking the important questions about how to go about doing it. As you may very well(…)

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft ~ Tissue Paper Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day Craft ~ Tissue Paper Shamrock

Every year in March St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated.  Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.  This is a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft called(…)

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A Teen Writer’s Fiction Proofreading Checklist

A Teen Writer’s Fiction Proofreading Checklist

As my children get older I find it very difficult to grade their writing.  The written word can be so subjective.  To help not only myself, but my children as well, to be more methodical and critical of their own written works, I created checklists.  This is my Fiction Proofreading Checklist.   As I previously(…)

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3 Helps for Learning the Spanish Alphabet

3 Helps for Learning the Spanish Alphabet

Our youngest child has taken an interest in learning Spanish this year. One of the first things we started out with was learning the Spanish alphabet. The Spanish alphabet is slightly different than our English alphabet and therefore is the foundation of learning the Spanish language. From young to old these are great resources for(…)

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Plan Your High School Electives ~ FREE PRINTABLE PACK

Plan Your High School Electives ~ FREE PRINTABLE PACK

Since entering the homeschool high school years with my first child, I have done a lot of research and learning.  There are so many things to think about and so many options to choose from! Breaking things down into more manageable steps can help to keep the process from feeling totally overwhelming.  Today I want(…)

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A Teen Writer’s Non-Fiction Proofreading Checklist

A Teen Writer’s Non-Fiction Proofreading Checklist

Through the years I have struggled with how best to handle assigning and grading my children’s writing. I created this Non-Fiction Proofreading Checklist to help not only myself, but also to help my teenager look more critically over her own writing. Judging the written word can be daunting and scary. Are we being to hard?(…)

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Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and(…)

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A Book and a Big Idea: Rattletrap Car ~ Craft, Snacks & A Printable

A Book and a Big Idea: Rattletrap Car ~ Craft, Snacks & A Printable

Many many years ago when my now teenager was a baby, I was part of a book club called Baby’s First Book Club where we had books mailed to us each month.  One of the books from that short endeavor became a favorite of all little people (ok maybe the big people too) in our(…)

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Balto and The Iditarod Trail Unit – Includes Free Printable Notebook Page

Balto and The Iditarod Trail Unit – Includes Free Printable Notebook Page

In 1925 the world was blessed with a dog named Balto and other sled dogs.  Below is their story and many resources to learn more about what these amazing sled dogs accomplished. In 1925, a life-or-death race to rescue the children of Nome, AK, from disease made an international hero of one sled dog —(…)

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FREE Educational iPad/iPod/iPhone Apps!!  Good until 3/11/13

FREE Educational iPad/iPod/iPhone Apps!! Good until 3/11/13

Lakeshore Learning is offering 7 new educational apps for FREE until 3/11/13.  They have apps for kids from toddlers – 6th grade! CLICK HERE TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD THE & FREE APPS (expires 3/11/13) ** On 3/6 when I downloaded the Math & Language ones for grade 1-3 & 4-6, all four were full versions(…)

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Harold and the Purple Crayon Unit ~ Discussion Questions & Activities

Harold and the Purple Crayon Unit ~ Discussion Questions & Activities

Ava and I spent a week in Harold’s world! The drawings are so simple, yet the story elicits such a large amount of imagination! We talked about what we would draw and how cool it would be to be able to draw in our life whatever it was that we needed. I have compiled a(…)

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