Middle School

American History Timeline Resources:  Before 1630 – Pre America

American History Timeline Resources: Before 1630 – Pre America

We are beginning our American History Timeline studies with Before 1630 or “Pre-America.”  This time period was filled with voyages of exploration into lands unknown. We are choosing to use a timeline format as the base for our studies. Each week will focus on a different section of the timeline. This time period was the(…)

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ShillerMath Review – An Unboxing & Review of Kit II

ShillerMath Review – An Unboxing & Review of Kit II

Are you looking for a complete, hands-on math program for elementary and middle school? Do you want something that is open and go, easy to use? Have you seen ShillerMath? If not, look no further! I have a complete Unboxing and ShillerMath Review of Kit II so you can get the inside scoop on what(…)

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Summary Writing How to for Kids

Summary Writing How to for Kids

While I have always had my children keep a book log, rarely have I had them do any summary writing. I have to laugh because of how opposite my two younger ones are when they do this. Not surprisingly, how they went about summary writing reflects each of their personalities. When I set about to(…)

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Patriot Day: September 11th Resources

Patriot Day: September 11th Resources

September 11th, 2001 started out as any other day for most of us. Everything changed at 8:45 a.m when a hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. It is a day that forever changed America, and is now known as Patriot day in(…)

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Homeschool Writing Curriculum: A Writers in Residence Review

Homeschool Writing Curriculum: A Writers in Residence Review

Writing is one of those things that homeschoolers often worry about teaching. It can be difficult to evaluate writing as it can be so subjective. Throughout my years of homeschooling I have taught writing both using a homeschool writing curriculum, and not using any curriculum at all. Teaching without can feel a little like being(…)

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Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Reading curriculum you say? Who needs a reading curriculum? Here’s the thing, reading goes way beyond just physically reading the words on the page. Reading involves knowing spelling, pronunciation, phrasing, context, plot, and so much more. Reading a book, really reading it and delving in, can take you to new places and teach you new(…)

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How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan

How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan

There are multiple ways to go about teaching history in your homeschool. We have often used a unit study approach where we focused on a specific event, person, or time period. Another way to teach history is chronologically through the use of a timeline. For my last go around with homeschooling middle school, I have(…)

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Middle School Homeschool Curriculum Giveaway

Middle School Homeschool Curriculum Giveaway

It’s that time of year again! Yes the big Back to Homeschool time has arrived and my fellow iHomeschool Network Bloggers (along with myself) are hosting our annual Back to Homeschool Basket Giveaways! I am pleased to be offering a Middle School Homeschool Curriculum Basket Giveaway that holds a few of our favorite (and current)(…)

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Weekly Assignments Printable Student Planner {Checklist Style}

Weekly Assignments Printable Student Planner {Checklist Style}

Finding a student planner that works for you and doesn’t break the bank can be a challenge! Throughout my years of homeschooling my needs (and the kids’ needs) have changed. We have tried all kinds of planners, both digital and printable. This Weekly Assignments Printable Student Planner {Checklist Style} is a no muss no fuss(…)

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Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

{UPDATED WITH TONS OF NEW ITEMS!) Having homeschooled for over 11 years now, and having done numerous curriculum reviews, I have accumulated an abundance of curriculum that I no longer need. I have one that has graduated, none of elementary age any more and two very different children from the first that are still homeschooling.(…)

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your Homeschool Curriculum

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Homeschool Curriculum

Keeping kids engaged can sometimes be difficult. Staring at textbooks all day can have an effect similar to a tranquilizer on a student. That’s why, for years, teachers have used activities, projectors, and other supplemental materials to keep students entertained while they learn. But what about homeschoolers? It can be difficult as a homeschool parent(…)

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Our 6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Our 6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

This is the third and final time I will be homeschooling 6th grade. I am surprised how much things have changed with each child’s needs, and as I find new things which seem to fit the bill! 6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum English/Language Arts We are switching things up big time in the English/Language Arts department,(…)

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