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Our Favorite Read Aloud Books for History and Science I've found that while my boys are young, my favorite way to study history and science is with read aloud books. These are a few books that we've read and really loved! This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Fun, Easy, Colourful Paper Pictures We have been having a super chilled few days and had some fun playing around with some new colourful paper that we bought. We started off with a few colouring pages and we selected the paper that we wanted to use. We turned the colouring page over and shaded over the lines.

The Big Easy Our second major detour en route from Colorado to Florida was New Orleans. Even weeks after Mardi Gras, beads were still visible in the trees and tourists were inebriated before noon. But we focused our afternoon's stroll on the beauty of the buildings in the French Quarter, eating beignets, and checking out the waterfront.

Being Healthy As a Stay at Home Mom When most people think of stay at home moms, they usually imagine someone who is always home cooking and cleaning and changing diapers. But, chances are that they also imagine the mom is probably not taking good care of herself because she is always taking care of her family.

Week 31 I can tell it's Spring around here. This is usually the time each year when outings ramp up and structured lessons begin to wrap up. This week, we visited the local conservatory for some flower and butterfly learning, explored one of our favorite natural play areas, and held snakes and spied on minnows at a new favorite spot.

Homeschooling Book for New Homeschoolers - When You Don't Know Where to Begin Homeschooling 31 Day Boot Camp for New Homeschoolers: When You Don't Know Where to Begin is a book I wrote especially to help new homeschoolers get started with homeschooling. Look at the 4 ways this book is unique from other homeschool books:. You'll love these 3 special features in my new book:.

Second Grade Reading Lessons & Activities by CoreKnowledge Second Grade Reading Lessons and Activities by CoreKnowledge. This is the set of reading and language arts lesson and teaching modules for the second grade published by CoreKnowledge. Grade 2 Reading, Literature and Language standards covered by these units, workbooks and readers include the following:.

Free Preschool Printable: Counting Trains Worksheets This weeks' FREE Preschool Printable is a great one for your Toddler, Preschooler, or Kindergartener who is learning about counting and recognizing numbers. These Counting Trains Worksheets come with :. Suggestions:. Check out the pictures below. Download your FREE Counting Trains Worksheets and Cards by clicking the link below the pictures.

Remembering Our Ancestors: Steward Leslie Denney Today, we wish to remember our great-grandfather Steward Leslie Denney, who would have celebrated his 143rd birthday earlier this week. We wonder if he spelled his name Stewerd, as it says on his headstone, or Steward, as it says on several documents, but it probably doesn't matter a whole lot.

4 Music Textbooks and Note Reading Worksheet 4 Music Textbooks and Note Reading Worksheet. Here are four well written and easy-to-understand Music texts for beginning music theory students, for all grade levels, along with a good, fundamental Treble Clef Note Reading Worksheet that will help those just learning their musical notes in the treble clef.

CTCMath Is a MUST for Your Relaxed Homeschool Hi, my name is Shelly, and I homeschool eight kids. Do I have your attention now? I'm going to admit, as a mom of eleven, eight isn't really all that difficult to handle. I mean it! After graduating my three oldest, I finally feel like I've got the hang of this homeschooling thing.

Time, money and method: three things to consider if you're thinking about homeschooling your child Homeschooling can be worth it if parents or guardians who choose to educate their children this way know the challenges. Here are the three main ones.

Ideals vs. Reality I had grand visions of what life and school would look like when we started homeschooling this year. We would all wake, dress, make our beds and the children would happily gather at the breakfast table for a hot home cooked breakfast. After morning chores, I would guide them through their school work with a smile and kind, gentle instruction.

Students Take Home Top Awards in 'The Color of Music' Art Contest The Faith Homeschool Tutorial community is thrilled to celebrate with K-8th grade art students for winning numerous awards at The Color of Music awards ceremony held on April 13, 2019 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Back to Our Saigon Life It was an amazing trip, and I look back on it all fondly, but for some reason, my heart is just so full when I see these photos of our time in Saigon.

12 Personal Goals For 2019 and How I Established Them Do you ever get tired of setting the same goals year after year, only to let them taper off somewhere between months three and five?

What Do I Mean By Secular? The definition of secular is to have no religious or spiritual basis. So, in reality, I'm stretching it a bit by using the term here. Because for me, secular means something closer to omnist. We are homeschooling with secular curriculum and leaving spirituality up to our kids with some gentle guidance.

Crosswired Science: Learning Online for Homeschoolers Crosswired Science offers a great platform for homeschool families learning online. Material is written for multiple ages.

Mother's Day Gifts for Homeschool Moms What does a homeschool mom want for Mother's Day? Mother's Day gifts for homeschool moms can be a little more focused on making her days a little more fun, a little easier on her, and just plain special for her. It doesn't have to be extravagant, just something special that you know she will enjoy.

Homeschooling and Supporting a Child with a Chronic Illness Supporting a child with a chronic illness can be a daunting experience for the whole family. Read our story and the 6 things we kept as normal as possible.

7 Ways to Declutter: A Decluttering Guide for Homeschoolers Which feels better to you? If you really want your children to use or play with a certain toy or supply, use it. Put it somewhere your kids will discover it and make using the things you keep a priority.

How to Embrace Rabbit Holes with Lazy Unit Studies He goes for the more obscure. Cuttlefish. Ring-tailed lemurs. Crayfish. Bushbabies. Caddisflies. Phyllobates terribilis. Pronghorns. You get the idea. When he was six-years-old, he was obsessed with the Humboldt squid. He talked about it all the time and often pretended to be a Humboldt squid.

Free 2019-2020 Academic Calendars - Homeschool Planner Grab these beautiful colorful academic year calendars for your homeschool planner. You'll want to add one to the front and one calendar to the back.

Sea Turtle Release Early in the morning at Stewart Beach in Galveston the Houston Zoo, partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, released 11 sea turtles in to the gulf. These turtles had been rehabilitated due to being stunned by the cold water, one was hit by a boat, and I think a few were misplaced by Hurricane Harvey.

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