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3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

Ava has been schooled in our home since the beginning, just like her brother. Unlike her brother, and their sister before them, Ava has been schooled differently. She is the most “unschooled” child of the three of them. She is also the youngest .  This is what our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum for 2014-2015 looks(…)

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5+ Reasons Teaching Textbooks Works for Struggling Math Students

5+ Reasons Teaching Textbooks Works for Struggling Math Students

Teaching Textbooks is a computer based math program for grades 3+.  It is a program I highly recommend if you have a student struggling in math and today I will tell you why. I have been using Teaching Textbooks for four years now with my oldest daughter.  She began at Grade 7 and is now(…)

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How I Teach Homeschool High School Math

How I Teach Homeschool High School Math

As the high school years approached with our first child, I was very nervous about how I would manage her homeschool high school years. I was a top of the class student in high school and graduated with honors from college, but many years have passed and with that many things have been forgotten. In(…)

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20 Fun Educational Games To Play With Your Kids

20 Fun Educational Games To Play With Your Kids

Looking for a Christmas or Hanukkah gift? Got a birthday party coming up to attend? Or maybe you just need a new fun educational games to play at home with the kids? This is the list for you. These have all been hits in our house. Some a geared for younger, some older, but most(…)

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7 Top Building Construction Sets for Kids

7 Top Building Construction Sets for Kids

Through the years our children have amassed a large number of different building/construction sets. From the classics like Legos to new favorites like Keva Planks they are all unique and fun in their own way. The following list of building construction sets are great for any gift giving occasion. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah,(…)

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Online Math & Science from Uzinggo for the Middle & High School Student

Online Math & Science from Uzinggo for the Middle & High School Student

If you were to glimpse into our home at any given time during the day you would most likely find one or more of us in front of a computer. Unlike when I was a child and you had to go to the library, or talk with a teacher at school, now you can hop(…)

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5th Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

5th Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

English/Language Arts: You will see that this plan does not include any formal writing. When my oldest was younger, writing was nothing but a fight. Finally I made the decision to go all unschooly and leave it alone for awhile. 🙂 When I decided to try and pick it back up in 7th and 8th(…)

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2nd Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

2nd Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

  Ava has been schooled in our home since the beginning, just like her brother. Unlike her brother, and their sister before them, Ava has been schooled differently. She is the most “unschooled” child of the three of them. She is also the youngest . I am looking to bring a little more structure to(…)

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Money Management For Teens

Money Management For Teens

Instilling good money habits in our children is one of life’s most important lessons. Money sense can be taught from an early age with coin counting, play store, and more. As kids grow into the middle and high school years money management should be an important part of their learning. I recently wrote an article(…)

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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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Thirty Days Has September ~ Cool Ways to Remember Stuff

Thirty Days Has September ~ Cool Ways to Remember Stuff

I stumbled upon this book Thirty Days Has September – Cool Ways to Remember Stuff, a few years back and just loved some of the little mnemonic devices (A mnemonic device is any learning technique that aids information retention. Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that the human brain can retain better than(…)

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Teeth Unit ~ Week 2 ~ Science Fair Bunnies

Teeth Unit ~ Week 2 ~ Science Fair Bunnies

  Ava and I just finished our second week of 3 on a tooth unit study. I found a tooth unit from HomeSchoolShare to use as my starting point and then I am adding and subtracting as I see fit. During our first week, we read Throw Your Tooth on the Roof and started some(…)

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