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Easter Ideas for Kids

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing Easter ideas for kids & resources that I wish were available when my kids were young. When I was a kid, we celebrated Easter on Sunday. When my kids were young, we celebrated Palm …..Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. When my kids were older, we celebrated… Continue Reading

Super Bowl Activities for Kids

Super Bowl Activities for Kids

It’s right around the corner, so why not have some fun in your homeschool with our Super Bowl activities for kids this year. Super Bowl Activities with History What’s the history of Super Bowl Super Bowl Activities – Art Fun with art during the Super Bowl Super Bowl Activities for Kids – Geography Use maps… Continue Reading

1 Day Giveaway – It’s Tomorrow

How was your weekend? Last week was cold & rainy, so I’m looking forward to this week with some sunshine. What about you? Have you ever considered or used notebooking in your homeschool? If not, I would encourage you to try it out. It’s so easy and Notebooking Pages gives you some freebies to dip… Continue Reading

The Best Topic to Teach Writing

The Best Topic to Teach Writing

Last week I shared a writing tip you could use to teach writing in your homeschool. Since that time I was once again reminded how important it is to let your children have some ownership over their writing topics. Let me share my story…. Hunter was 12 and working on the IEW Student Writing Intensive… Continue Reading

Motivating Your Children – How to Teach Writing

Motivating Your Children – How to Teach Writing

Do you have children that complain about writing assignments? A few summers ago, I discovered (again) that giving my children a purpose for writing increases their motivation and willingness to fulfill their assignments.  It is also a fantastic way to teach the process of writing format through publishing. Many years ago, all three of my… Continue Reading

Labor Day Super Deals

Labor Day Super Deals

You have 3 days for some awesome Labor Day Super Deals Homeschool Super Heroes Bundle 5 years of all Homeschool Super Hero interviews (all 74 of them) for only $37.That’s 50 cents for an interview/transcript/cheat sheet. What else can you buy for 50 cents.  One cup of Grande Starbucks coffee is much more … $2.17… Continue Reading

FREE Homeschool Interviews – BEST of Homeschool Super Heroes

FREE Homeschool Interviews – BEST of Homeschool Super Heroes

I’ve been waiting for a few weeks to tell you about some really cool Homeschool Interviews…that are free for you to listen. This is the perfect way to start the school year! Let me tell you about it… We are offering an entire week of homeschool interviews – to get your homeschool year off to… Continue Reading

How & Why to Use Unit Studies in Your Homeschool

How & Why to Use Unit Studies in Your Homeschool

I had this ready to go last week, but forgot to post it when I arrived in El Salvador.  Even if you don’t use unit studies as your primary approach to homeschooling, this can help you encourage a love of learning with ocassional unit studies. Why Use Unit Studies? Unit studies offer a break from… Continue Reading

How to Create Homeschool Unit Studies

How to Create Homeschool Unit Studies

I think the best way to explain homeschool unit studies is to share how I create them.  First, let’s start with what a unit study is.  Basically, it is a thematic study of a topic that integrates all the subject areas you normally teach in your homeschool. How Can You Create Homeschool Unit Studies For… Continue Reading

What is Classical Education {Approaches to Christian Homeschooling}

What is Classical Education {Approaches to Christian Homeschooling}

Great minds have been classically educated over the centuries.  Up until the nineteenth century, classical education was the primary means for educating children. Let me share recent history about classical education. In The Lost Tools of Learning, public school teacher Dorothy Sayers says public schools during the 1940’s were teaching children everything except “how to… Continue Reading