Middle School

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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Timeline Based Middle School History {A Two Year American History Plan}

Timeline Based Middle School History {A Two Year American History Plan}

I am so excited to be trying something new with my up and coming middle schooler! We have always favored doing unit studies for history, and as the kids have gotten older we have used a few various curricula.  For the first time this year I am going to try Timeline Based Middle School History.(…)

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Self Study vs. Group Study

Self Study vs. Group Study

As a homeschooling parent, you may sometimes get anxious that your child doesn’t have the same access to study groups as children at regular schools do. If you do get anxious, then you don’t need to, because there are many positive aspects of studying independently. Let’s examine the pros and cons of Self Study vs.(…)

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101 Reasons in Favor of Flexible Homeschooling

101 Reasons in Favor of Flexible Homeschooling

I am an off the chart, type-A personality. I love schedules, plans, lists, boxes to check, etc. When I started homeschooling many moons ago I brought this rigidity with me (I was definitely not flexible homeschooling). I was hard and fast to follow curriculum and adhere to schedules, even if it meant stress and misery(…)

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4+ DIY Fidget Spinners

4+ DIY Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners seem to be all the rage right now. Kids are loving them and teachers are loving to hate them. As homeschoolers we don’t have the kind of main stream pressure that public school kids do. Nonetheless we have seen the adds, watched them be given as birthday gifts, and heard all their friends(…)

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Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

Teaching Middle School History Through Literature

I hated history in school. It felt dry and boring, and I couldn’t relate or connect with it. One of my goals as a homeschooling mom is to help ensure my children will feel differently about their history studies, even if just a little bit. Middle school history builds on the blocks you stacked in(…)

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Homeschool Art Project: Draw A Castle

Homeschool Art Project: Draw A Castle

This year we have participating in a book club during the day with a few other homeschool girls. We meet weekly to discuss the book of the month, do projects related to things in the book, and complete art projects related to a topic in the book. I have been organizing all the art projects(…)

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