Middle School

Book Review: National Geographic History At A Glance

Book Review: National Geographic History At A Glance

We often say that history repeats itself. Which is something we try to avoid by learning from those who came before us. Some ways we can do this are by learning about the people, places, and movements in history through reading, discussions, videos, and museums. National Geographic History at a Glance National Geographic History at(…)

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Online Homeschooling with Study.com

Online Homeschooling with Study.com

Online homeschooling has become more and more popular as our digital capabilities and resources explode! Homeschooling has been made infinitely more accessible due to the availability of so many online homeschool resources.  Throughout my years of homeschooling we have used many online homeschooling curricula, programs, and resources. One of the resources we have used for(…)

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Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

Addressing Rumors and Myths About Teaching Textbooks

I have been homeschooling since 2006 and using Teaching Textbooks since 2010. It is one constant curriculum I have used over the years and with all 3 children. With that being said, I’d like to address some of the rumors and myths about Teaching Textbooks I have heard and seen throughout the years. Before going(…)

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Homeschool Math Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 vs. CTC Math

Homeschool Math Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks 3.0 vs. CTC Math

Teaching homeschool math can be a stress inducing thought. Many of us were not strong in math ourselves, or have not done much of it since graduation, and worry about how we can successfully teach our children. Using a homeschool math curriculum is something I would strongly suggest! A good homeschool math curriculum can ease your(…)

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Homeschool Middle School Science – Exploring Creation with General Science

Homeschool Middle School Science – Exploring Creation with General Science

Homeschool middle school science can be tricky because you want something more than the elementary years, but not as in depth as might be tackled in high school. Homeschool Middle School Science Middle school is a time for transition from elementary school to high school. A move from everything being laid out for you to(…)

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Teaching Life Skills: Typing – Keyboarding Resources

Teaching Life Skills: Typing – Keyboarding Resources

One of the many things we include in our homeschool as a life skill is typing – keyboarding. In this age of technology it is ever more important that our children become not only familiar with, but skilled with a mouse and keyboard and their typing skills. To help you in your quest for typing(…)

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Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Teaching math, not wanting to teach math, thinking you aren’t capable of teaching math. These are all reasons not to homeschool that often pop into people’s heads. Good news! Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks 3.0 makes it doable! Homeschool Math with Teaching Textbooks I have been using Teaching Textbooks products for 9 years now, and(…)

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Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

As you know historical fiction is not only one of my favorite genres to read myself, but one of my favorite methods of teaching history in our homeschool. Teaching History Through Literature is a fun and engaging way to help your kids  feel and understand the plights of the people and times throughout history. Instead(…)

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Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

We all know that as kids get older, their school work gets harder and more involved. For us homeschoolers that can be intimidating for many reasons. Maybe you feel unqualified to teach it, or don’t have as much time to devote to helping your child with the work. For those reasons, and many more, you(…)

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Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool testing is a normal occurrence in our household. It’s something we have done with each of our kids once they hit around 3rd grade.  Not only is it required in our state, but we believe testing is something of a “hoop” you have to jump through in life. This year we used the Stanford(…)

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Homeschool Typing with Typesy

Homeschool Typing with Typesy

One of the reasons I love homeschooling is that I can take the time to focus on skills I feel my children need. Teaching life skills such as money management, typing, and home maintenance is something I think is missing in most public schools today. One of the skills I teach all my children is(…)

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Homeschool Planning Options

Homeschool Planning Options

I am a planner. Whether you are referring to homeschool planning options, meal planning, home scheduling, I plan and organize it all. I LOVE planners, schedules, checklists, etc. Homeschool Planning There are endless homeschool planning options. It starts with the method in which you homeschool (Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, School at Home), and then(…)

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