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Middle School Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Middle School Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Summer is here and kids are in full summer mode. As a parent and home educator I worry about the inevitable “summer slide” where our kids can lose information during the lazy months of summer. One way we can combat this is by keeping our children engaged in summer reading. Summer reading can help keep their(…)

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Dollar Store Summer Fort Fun

Dollar Store Summer Fort Fun

Summer is here and the weather is nicer. The kids have more free time to explore and play. As a mom I have been collecting ideas for fun and different things to do throughout the summer. I came across an idea for a summer fort that I knew the kids would love! I have seen(…)

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Grades 3-5 Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Grades 3-5 Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Summer is upon us and kids are gearing up for their summer of freedom from the confines of school. As a parent and home educator I worry about the inevitable “summer slide” where our kids can lose information during the lazy months of summer. One way we can combat this is by keeping our children(…)

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Celebrate Summer with Art

Celebrate Summer with Art

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! With that said I am making a push this year to prevent “summer slide”. What is “summer slide” you ask? It is that amount of learning/knowledge that kids lose over the summer months while their brains aren’t actively engaged. I want my kids to be able to do fun(…)

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K-2 Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

K-2 Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

School is nearing its close, and summer is approaching, kids are rejoicing! The much anticipated break is near! Problem? There can be a major loss of information during the summer months. (Otherwise known as the “summer slide”) Solution? A summer reading list to help keep their minds in motion and promote a love of both reading(…)

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Homeschool Phys Ed: Summer Edition

Homeschool Phys Ed: Summer Edition

As homeschoolers physical education can be a school requirement that seems illusive, and maybe even hard to fulfill. I bet, like many, your kids/family get in more physical education than you think, without even knowing it! Homeschool Phys Ed is easier than you think! As my family and I sat around the dinner table we(…)

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Fair Weather Fun ~ Bubbles Edition

Fair Weather Fun ~ Bubbles Edition

Due to the weather getting nicer here in NY I am running a series of posts on fun, inexpensive things for the kids to do outside.  This is the third post in the Fair Weather Fun series and I am focusing on BUBBLES today!   Fair Weather Bubble Fun 1. Make Your Own Bubble Wand(…)

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Creating a Square Foot Garden

Creating a Square Foot Garden

Here in NY the weather has been a bit of an issue for gardening. We finished out May with rain every day and multitudes of flooding in our yard. June has been better so we were able to get going on our garden expansion. This was a much bigger task than we anticipated. We ended(…)

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Fair Weather Fun ~ Water Edition

Fair Weather Fun ~ Water Edition

Due to the weather getting nicer here in NY I am running a series of posts on fun, inexpensive things for the kids to do outside.  This is the second post in the Fair Weather Fun series and I am focusing on water fun today! Fair Weather Fun Water Activities 1. Slip n Slide You(…)

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Fair Weather Fun ~ Chalk Edition

Fair Weather Fun ~ Chalk Edition

As the weather outside is finally improving here in NY I thought I would do a series of posts on some fun, inexpensive things for the kids to do outside. For this first one I am going to focus on chalk.  Sidewalk chalk is a great fair weather fun activity. The question is, what do(…)

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Beat the Heat on a Hot Summer Evening

Beat the Heat on a Hot Summer Evening

Did you know that milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a bag?  Use the following few ingredients and the 5 simple steps to make yourself the equivalent of 2 scoops of ice cream and some fun on a hot summer evening! What you’ll need: 2 tablespoons sugar (Splenda works too!)(…)

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