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Life Skills as High School Electives: Home Economics and Shop Class

Life Skills as High School Electives: Home Economics and Shop Class

One of the most important subjects in your child’s education are those things that fall under the category of “life-skills”. Many of these skills used to be taught in Home Economics and Shop Class, but seem to have fallen by the wayside in lieu of things like standardized testing. Teaching Life Skills as High School(…)

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Homeschool Standardized Testing: Testing Tips & A Review

Homeschool Standardized Testing: Testing Tips & A Review

Many frequently asked homeschooling questions pertain to homeschool standardized testing. Do our children take the same tests as the public school kids? Do we have to test our children? How and with what to do we test them? We as homeschoolers often wonder some of these same things. On top of that we often question,(…)

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Books That Feature Homeschoolers

Books That Feature Homeschoolers

You can always find books about riding the bus to school, books about Kindergarten, books about your first day of school, and just plain books set in public school. But what about books that feature homeschoolers? Finding books that have homeschooled characters is a much more difficult task. Throughout the past year I have made(…)

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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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Homeschool Art Lesson: Shading Using 5 Values

Homeschool Art Lesson: Shading Using 5 Values

Why do your teen’s drawings lack depth? Has your teen artist ever said in a self-deprecating way, “I’m not very good at shading.” Now I know, as a parent, you will want to soothe their little ego and reassure them that their drawings are amazing. Which they are, compared to last year’s drawings. Certainly remind(…)

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Memorize English Grammar

Memorize English Grammar

I was just having a conversation with some homeschool moms about trivia and knowing facts. As I sat and talked about all the little jingles, rhymes and songs I used to teach my children things like the American Presidents, Periodic Table, Parts of Grammar, and more I realized how much those things help! Taking the(…)

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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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Light Bulb DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Light Bulb DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Welcome to Day Five of my 5 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids! Today is all about Light Bulb DIY Christmas Ornaments. Take your burnt out or old light bulbs (or buy new if you wish) and turn them into fun ornaments! Light Bulb DIY Christmas Ornaments Supplies: light bulbs acrylic paint glitter buttons(…)

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Homeschool Art Lessons ~ Fall Art Project

Homeschool Art Lessons ~ Fall Art Project

I am art challenged. Because I am art challenged I need all the help I can get to provide a quality art education to my children!  I have found that finding and using homeschool art lessons is a great way to take some of the pressure off me! Doing this affords me a solid art(…)

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Guide to Memorizing Geography

Guide to Memorizing Geography

I wasn’t very interested in history or geography when I was in school. As an adult I can easily see what I missed out on by not committing to memory some of the basic geography fact and history dates. This Guide to Memorizing Geography will help you teach the basics to your children in fun(…)

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It Helps to Memorize History – Lists & Resources for History Memorization

It Helps to Memorize History – Lists & Resources for History Memorization

When it comes to memorizing history, it’s not so much that you need to memorize every date and detail, but that knowing the order of events, or the highlights of important documents helps you to understand history more easily and creates “pegs” for you to hang information on in you head for later. In this(…)

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The Skeletal System: Hands-On Learning Resources

The Skeletal System: Hands-On Learning Resources

One of my favorite science topics is the human body. I am so fascinated with how it all works. The Skeletal System is one of the body systems that is so fun to play with and learn about in a hands on manner. I have gathered tons of resources on the Skeletal System throughout my(…)

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