Middle School

40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

When children start to enter their tween years it can be hard to find engaging books for them. They are growing and feeling as though they are too old for the beautiful picture books, and basic chapter books of their younger years. On the other hand you aren’t ready to have them tackling some of(…)

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Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

YES you can do science labs at home! In this Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab we are going to not only talk about DNA but your student is going to be able to extract DNA from a strawberry and even from themselves! One of the big concerns about homeschooling for people is science, how(…)

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Homeschool Middle School World History for Free

Homeschool Middle School World History for Free

This business of homeschooling can get mighty expensive! It can be so hard to find quality resources at no (or low) cost. There are often freebies out there but they are incomplete, or not enough, or just not what you are looking for. I was so excited to come across these FREE Homeschool Middle School(…)

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Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

While I don’t like to put things in boy and girl categories, the reality is that this naturally occurs in our everyday lives. We often view boys as the tough, rugged, adventurous ones (and often read adventure stories featuring boys), and girls are viewed as more dainty –  having tea parties and playing with dolls.(…)

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How to Find Free Homeschool Learning Resources for Middle School

How to Find Free Homeschool Learning Resources for Middle School

As homeschoolers a big concern is often finding the money for curriculum and resources. Finding FREE Homeschool Learning Resources can be imperative to maintaining our homeschool budgets. It can also be super time consuming! What if I told you there was a place where you could search for FREE Homeschool Learning Resources and only come(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: Colonial America

American History Timeline Resources: Colonial America

Stop number two on our American History Timeline Colonial America. This period of time covers the first Thanksgiving as well as early life in the first colonies. 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. In our first installment,(…)

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100 Secular Homeschool Curriculum Options

100 Secular Homeschool Curriculum Options

Are you a secular homeschooler? Looking for non faith based homeschool curriculum? Then this list of 100 Secular Homeschool Curriculum Options is for you! Come take a look at all the options available for every subject and age! What Does Secular Mean? I am going to try and start with a brief discussion of what(…)

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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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