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It's not up to me - I can't grant forgiveness. I know it seems silly but it's what is going on right now. We discuss this every so often - "do you want to forgive them?" and I get a "Not yet" or a "No I am still mad at them." Recently I got a, "They don't treat you right, they never have…" kind of response.

Kitchen philosophy Belle, age 2, loves to get involved in the kitchen, and to keep her occupied and away from breaking dishes, Mommy has started teaching her to cook and bake. Developmentally, this is surprisingly appropriate for a toddler.

9 Reasons To Let Children Try New Things New experiences are good for everyone, regardless of age! But for children, there are some significant benefits that come with saying "yes" to their requests:. These are the reasons why I encourage my son, Legendary, to try new things, especially when he requests them:.

Addressing College and Food Allergy Concerns When I say I went to college, I mean I went on a campus tour and had the opportunity to ask about the college's accommodations for food allergies. So, we had a chance to go into a dorm and into a sample dorm room. The first thing I noticed was a sign on the wall that said "allergy-free zone," with a picture of tree nuts crossed out.

In Over My Head?? I may have bitten off more than I can chew this year. I have always homeschooled my son. I am not sure when I started planning out my own curriculum. I did a time travel unit once. Last year we did an explorer unit and investigated things like Atlantis and Big Foot allowing him to come up with his own opinions.

Home ed to college ed - Part 2 September 2019 As I walked along the promenade of this particular Victorian sea side town last week, my heart and prayers were spilling over with thankfulness. This is the place where Lanky Dude and I sat outside a cafe two years ago, marking the occasion of his enrolment to college.

Register here for Tolstoy's War and Peace for teens - Winter / Spring 2020 Designed for teens who love literature and writing, this online course will introduce students to the amazing world of Russian fiction of the 19th century and Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Our class wil…

Report: Homeschoolers Much More Diverse Than Previously Thought "Black families are increasingly rejecting traditional district schools in favor of homeschooling," writes Aaron Hirsh in his CRPE policy brief on "The Changing Landscape of Homeschooling in the United States," released July 22. About 26 percent of U.S.

Turing Tumble: A Timberdoodle Review In a generation of computers, coding, and engineering, Turing Tumble appears to be a wonderfully fun and unique hands-on learning experience for our children. I was given the opportunity to review this product and am eager to share what the Beans think.

Why did we decide to homeschool? Deciding to homeschool was a decision that was heavily contemplated. As a parent I wanted to ensure my kiddos received the best individual education experience possible. I made pros and cons list, prayed, and researched extensively before making the decision to homeschool.

Chocolate-Crinkle Cookies Sift powdered sugar into a bowl, set aside. Whisk together flour, salt and cocoa powder. In a different bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Then beat in eggs, one at time, and add vanilla. Preheat oven to 350º F. Roll small portions of dough in your hand into balls of desired size.

The Beginning Welcome to Star Spangled Home! Along with the home comes the schoolhouse I began Star Spangled Schoolhouse to have somewhere to share everything I've learned and created. When I started my college education my major was Education K-12. After receiving my associates degree I decided that being a public school teacher was not the profession for me.

Homeschool week 3 This has been an exciting and busy week! We have been working as diligently as ants at our academics, and I am happy to report we are getting into a rhythm. Caleb has been doing very well in his math and language arts, he even did two math lessons in one day this week… His idea!

Week 8 When math starts like this at the beginning of the week, and ends like this, I’d call it good. Twice this week, Judah chose to do a lesson differently to fit himself better. This was one of…

Aristotle's Impact on Today's Society Aristotle was a very influential philosopher from 384-322 BC. He had many writings on his beliefs and many of them have been preserved until today. Some of these works had topics like Greek constitutions, animals and their organs, plants, politics, the history of science and philosophy, and even meteorology.

The Wonderlab at the Science Museum We bought a year's membership to the Wonderlab at London's Science Museum which means we have been a few times so I thought I should write something about the experience.

Spartan Society In the late eighth century, Sparta took over the land of Messenia. The Messenians were reduced to slaves, out numbering the Spartans ten to one. As the slaves worked the land and cleaned houses, but Spartan men and women had time to train as soldiers.

New Puzzles For Our Five Senses Topic We've just added 7 new puzzles to the website - one crossword and 6 word search puzzles - all around the theme of "five senses". Two are suitable for introducing the five senses in Year 1; the other 5 are great for building vocabulary. Find them here: Five Senses Puzzles.

A Fun Grammar Curriculum from Easy Grammar Systems We received this product to review! Is your family struggling with grammar? Or do you have a 7th grader who needs a little bit more help with grammar? Daily GRAMS: Grade 7 from Easy Grammar Systems could be what you have been looking for.

College Proof Your Faith with Jay Seegert So he learns to hide that. And then he’s going to do something with his friends from let’s say the local junior high or high school public school. And his parents Oh, no, no, you you gotta hang out with the kids from the youth group.

Homeschool Take 3? As mom's contemplating homeschooling we have a million and one questions and uncertainties swarming around us.

My Mad Methods For Picking Curriculum Picking out which curriculum to use with your kids can be overwhelming and exhausting. Especially if you have made the decision not to go with an entire grade-level package. In this post, I will share my process for selecting the materials and curriculum my kids will use each year.

Remembering Our Ancestors: Gertrud Kappius When Gertrud was born on 8 September 1909 to Josef Kappius Sr. and Antonie Lingemann, who were living in Bochum, Germany, she already had a brother that was just about turning two. After her, another girl was born, Elisabeth, and that comprises the entirety of Josef Sr.

Homeschool week at LEGOLAND Discovery Center & SEA LIFE Aquarium Educational workshops include:. Learn about the transfer of kinetic energy and make a Rube Goldberg Machine. Named after the engineer, inventor, cartoonist and sculptor, a Rube Goldberg Machine is one that is designed to perform a simple task in an over-complicated fashion!

Five Senses Worksheets We are starting a brand new topic at Activity Village - the Five Senses. And to kick it off, we have this brand new collection of Five Senses Worksheets.

Maritime Aquarium Offers Discounts To Home-School Families Oct. 2 From the Maritime Aquarium:. September 12 2019. NORWALK, CT – Homeschool families can take a special educational dive into the marineworld through discounted admission and grade-appropriate programs on Wed., Oct. 2 during"Homeschool Day" in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Guest Post - Autumn Words Over the weekend my daughter and I had some autumn themed templates out for an art session. My son like the look of the autumn templates and wanted to join in but he was not in an arty mood. So we suggested he cut out a bunch of templates in coloured paper and create an autumn themed board with different words on it.

Washi Tape School Supplies for Your Homeschool Washi tape is a fun way to make your school supplies unique and reflect your own personality. Which is exactly what I wanted my kids to do. It's a great perk of homeschooling, getting to be unique and embrace their personality. Washi tape school supplies is just one way to do that.

Medieval Activities for Middle School If you're studying the Middle Ages in your homeschool, don't just teach your older kids about this era, engage them by adding some fun medieval activities for middle school to your lesson plans. It's easy to make history interactive when you're learning about this time period.

Art Study of Red Today, after we completed math, language arts and science we decided to do some art. We have been doing a lot of yellow wet on wet watercolour. Today the kids wanted to work with tempera paints… honest reaction - boooring… however, they were inspired, so I went with it.

The Arts: Patriotic Music This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The first two weeks of school we did unit 1. Our arts topic was patriotic music. We watched several YouTube videos of Patriotic Music including the Battle Hymn of the Republic by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Guest Post - Autumn Tree Maths I love autumn and there is just something about the change in colour that always makes me think of themed learning activities. I knew there was a pageat Activity Village with an empty autumn tree waiting for kids to decorate with leaves so I downloaded that and started looking for leaf templates, thinking I would make my own leaves.

Apple Art: Preschool and Up Apple art projects and fall go hand in hand, right? It’s that time. I was in full denial that summer was coming to an end. And then the clouds covered the sky, rain began to fall and I needed to pull out an extra blanket for my bed. Gotta love the wet side of Washington State!

4 Prayers for an Amazing Homeschool Year 4 Prayers for an Amazing Homeschool Year - April Motl - Read Christian homeschooling help and advice with home school resources and Biblical guidance for home education.

How to Make Money from Home with Flexible Hours Want to work around your family schedule? These opportunities provide FLEXIBLE HOURS and lots of earning potential! eval;. Staying home to raise children is a noble task. It's wonderful when moms are willing to give up their jobs, at least for a time, to stay home with their children rather than putting them in daycare.

Dinosaurs First Grade Homeschool Lesson 3: Velociraptor Purpose: To explore and know more about God's creation of Velociraptor. Book read:. Daniel Nunn's Velociraptor. Joanne Mattern's Velociraptor. Other tools:. Paper. Pencil. Crayons. Pictures of dinosaurs. Learning Objectives:. Learn general knowledge about Velociraptor.

Cultured Wednesday: Gifford's Kauterskill Falls This painting is a good example of Luminism, an offshoot of the Hudson River School.

Apple Christian Homeschool group to hold kick off October 4 The Apple Christian Homeschool group will hold a party / kick-off event on October 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Alma, Michigan. Parents who home school their kids and are interested in learning more about the group are welcomed to attend. The group meets on Friday from 2 p.m.

Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2019/20 I love, love, love hearing about what other homeschool moms are using for curriculum. I will never tire of this conversation. And I have a hunch that I am not alone. So without further ado, here's what we have going on this year. So, the bottom line is, I LOVE everything that we're doing this year.

Pungent Phonics Teaching children to read is a joy. As they get bigger, they are less willing to snuggle… but are usually willing to suspend this prejudice during reading. Homeschooling means getting to spend lots of that up-close-and-personal quality time with my youngest, who is learning his phonics.

That's Life! Weeks 35 - 36 Well…it's about that time. We finally started school, but it wasn't a traditional week of school in any sense of the word. In fact, not only did we not crack open a single textbook or fill out any worksheets, we weren't even in a classroom!!! Here's a sneak peek at how our first week of school was one for the record books.

Homeschooling: out of my depth Going into my twelfth year of homeschooling with three kids, not four, because our eldest daughter, 18, just began her university social sciences program across the country. Our three youngest kids 10, 14 and 16 are at home. Homeschooling looks a whole lot different than it did when we started.

Oh, To Be Organized… Today, I'm joining in with Timberdoodle's Home Organization Blog Hop. I am probably the last person who should write a post about organization! I have great intentions. I feel so much less stress when the clutter is gone and my home is organized.

Doing What's Necessary When I had children I had no idea if I wanted to send them to school or keep them home. I figured I would play it by ear. So that's what I did. When my daughter was two and a half she started speech therapy because she wasn't talking. She wasn't talking, she wasn't responding to her name, she wasn't reacting to pain, and so forth.

State Flags & Symbols Worksheet Bundle Each state has its own unique culture and customs. Learn about the states by using this free printable State Flags and Symbols Worksheet Bundle.

New Writing Prompts for Autumn These new autumn writing prompts are just the thing for encouraging children to "put themselves into" a scene and think about what they might see, smell, hear, touch and feel, before making a story plan an.

Some Clarifications Based on a few messages I've gotten, let me clarify a couple of things. I am NOT against homeschooling if it is done correctly. Again, I have several friends who are homeschooling and I think that is awesome for them.

Homeschool Moves Ahead After Family Trauma After her husband died, this widow started homeschooling to help her sons cope with their loss. Then she found help through some unexpected circumstances.

New Autumn Vocabulary Resources Our brand new collection of autumn vocabulary resources includes flash cards in various shapes, sizes and styles, labelling worksheets, word cards, word scramble puzzle.

Learning about the Human Body: Digestive System The next system of the body in our Real Science Odyssey curriculum is the digestive system. The vocabulary for this was esophagus, intestines and anus. Ofcourse once Beau found out what anus meant that was his favorite word! We already had the esophagus on our body from when we made our lung model from the respiratory system unit.

5 Reasons You Should Consider Homeschooling at Night If a packed or unusual daytime schedule is derailing your homeschool, try homeschooling at night to maximize your schedule. Bethany has five reasons why a schedule change may be just what you need! So often we embark on this homeschool life with the idea that learning happens between 8 a.m.

Give yourself permission to do this today Not tonight." I have plenty of experience with deciding who has permission for what. I bet you do, too. What's harder is to remember to give OURSELVES permission. And if we don't give ourselves permission to try new things, to experiment, to maybe even be a little weird, we can't be all of who we were made to be.

The freedom to choose creates competent kids The short answer is an absolute "yes." However, I think the question is interesting enough to sit down and have a heart-to-heart about what center-based play and learning is all about. A secondary purpose is to be able to effectively accommodate and manage the varying needs, ideas, interests, skills, and abilities of a large group of children.

Create a Unique Homeschool to Reflect Your Unique Family Rather than creating a unique homeschool that reflects our individual families, we can put an inordinate amount of pressure on ourselves to "measure up"-to follow certain models of education and to create a picture-perfect homeschool. But momma? A picture never tells the whole story.

4 Ways I Customize Homeschool Curriculum for My Special Needs Child The perfect curriculum is not necessarily the curriculum you don't have to change. The perfect curriculum is the one that provides you with plenty of wonderful options to choose from-the one that allows you to create and customize to match your child's specific needs.

11th Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule I can't believe we have an 11th grader, it seems like she just started preschool yesterday! My oldest has hit her junior year in high school and man am I proud of everything she's accomplished so far! Today I'm sharing our 11th Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule with you.

Learning vs Schooling My son was picked on by one kid last year. Repeatedly. It never got physical, but it was a daily torment. People with Aspergers or HFA can come across to us neurotypicals as abrasive, headstrong, disruptive, etc. That never excuses name calling, being picked on or having teachers turn a blind eye.

First Things First In the beginning, middle and end, God is in control of your homeschool journey! Homeschooling is filled with wonder and many surprises. You’ll need some goals, materials, books and pencils for sure. Related: What you really need to homeschool. But you’ll also need:.

Easing in It can be a stressful time, trying to sort out curriculum / themes/focus, how to make the most of funding, decision making, all the doubt - am I doing enough? Is this the right choice for my child? Or the idea that we should replicate school at home. It can be so draining.

B is for Bird Here is a list of some books we enjoyed for B is for Bird! Fiction. Non-Fiction. Literacy. Science and Math. Field Trip. Happy Reading! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 16 other followers.

Science: Heat & Temperature This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The first two weeks of school we did unit 1. Our science topic was heat and temperature. We learned about the three temperature scales and where they came from, Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.

2019-2020 Ninth Grade Curriculum Choices One of my kids is starting high school this year. This post is about the 9th grade materials we are using this year. We are covering math, science, social studies, English, music, German, PE and health this year.

9 Ways to Learn Their Name We completed our first week of school and are having so much fun! It has been so nice getting back into our routine. For the first week of school I like to do an "All About Me" theme. It is simple enough to ease us into our routine and school year. We start with our back to school interviews and All About Me worksheets, that I make into a book.

Homeschool Group: Filling Out State Form Would Be a "Sin" The Home School Legal Defense Association is upset. Very upset. Why? It has to do with the Maine Department of Education's "notice of intent to provide home instruction" form. First, the form asks parents for their children's date of birth, while state law only says homeschooling parents are required to provide their children's age.

Your questions about home education answered It is true what's written in the poster! Although many parents don't realise, or begin to comprehend how this would work, conditioned as we are to believe that formal, school-style approaches to education are the only ones worth doing. They're not!

IXL Study in the Sun Contest: My Final Thoughts Welcome back to Blogging with Reese! If you have been following along for the past couple of weeks you'll know that from June 1st to August 31st I was doing a schoolwork contest. If you haven't been reading my posts then you can go here to see my original post about it, and at the bottom you'll find links to the leaderboard updates.

Back to School 2019 We started back to school a little later than usual this year. Moving pushed everything back, but isn't that the great thing with homeschooling - we can be flexible. We are very blessed that our house is just a block from the water's edge. The evening before school started we headed out to get our traditional back to school pictures.

Classical Sunday: Allegri's Miserere mei Deus I know it’s not Holy Week, but this is just too beautiful to wait for half a year or so to post it.

Scientific Illustration: Science and Art Big Sis combines her love for drawing and zoology with detailed scientific illustrations! I remember an online class I took which taught how scientific illustrations are done. I am personally interested in this field of blending science and art.

Why I have Chosen to take my kids out of Public School In my heart, I have always been drawn to homeschooling. I was a child that was socially awkward. Growing up in a small, Arizona town, I did not even know that home school existed until after I graduated high school. I just assumed that everybody went to public school or private school.

Back-To-School For Real A Back-to-School highlight for us is always our annual treasure hunt and Benediction. We like to invite other homeschooling families for the Benediction so the dads can pray over the moms and kids. This year's hunt was bird-themed just like it was 6 years ago, only the setting was VERY different.

Schooling Choice This post isn't going to be about sewing. It's going to address something that has been on my heart for a while. Recently I was having a conversation with someone who is currently homeschooling her children and I heard a statement that I've heard so many times in my life I'm pretty sure I'd be rich if I had a penny for every one.

Making The Choice The first notion for homeschool was about five years ago, when our oldest was in the second grade. The thought came to me as I finished reading the letter that I was holding in my hand.

What's Where on Earth Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life - a book review We recently went on a day trip to the Isle of Wight and while we were there we visited a Dinosaur museum. The kids were actually invited into a back area to see how they were busy rebuilding a dinosaur skeleton. It was an amazing day out and it naturally relaunched my son's interest in Prehistoric creatures.

Passport to Adventures Review and Giveaway! Hello fellow homeschoolers! We had the pleasure of reviewing Passport To Adventures by Jessica Waldock of The Waldock Way. Passport to Adventures is an elementary curriculum we have used since March of this year. We used it along with our core curriculum but at times it ended up being the favorite and only thing my children wanted to do.

Soup Beans Maybe it's a thing when you get older, but simpler food becomes more and more appealing to us. Here is simple staple in our diet:. Ingredients:. Directions:. Soak the beans over night in cold water. Rinse in the morning, add plenty of water, some salt and a beef bone if you happen to have one, and cook until the beans are soft.

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About Sol et Luna Homeschool Hi, My name is Tara and I am a working mama of two, wife of one :). Jaxon is in 3rd grade and he will be 9 this October of 2019. Kai is in 2nd grade and she will be 7 in October of 2019. This blog is designed to track our studies and educational journey for new homeschoolers.

Geography: United States of America This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The first two weeks of school we did unit 1. Our geography topic was the United States of America. We found the USA on the big wall map. They already knew where it was, of course, but it's always good to review.

Road School 101 Today's post is dedicated to our new adventure with homeschooling or as we are calling it "road schooling." With my background as a public school educator, road schooling was one aspect of this journey I was very excited about.

Why Teaching Filipino Is Important Growing up, I learned Tagalog through my everyday conversations but admittedly, I loved English more. I would choose Dickens over Balagtas. When I pondered why, I realized it's because English was living for me. Filipino was not. My Nanay filled our home with books, ranging from novels to Christian books to encyclopedias.

Remembering Our Ancestors: Margaretha von Reele She had always been interested in genealogy, first to find out more about the little family riddles one inevitably encounters when talking about the past with your relatives, but eventually she was most intrigued by the loss of the house name of the Cappius / Kappius family.

Should homeschool parents support school vouchers? While recent national data suggest homeschooling growth may be slowing, a report issued this week by the Cato Institute concludes that the homeschooling population is increasing many times faster than the K-12 public school population in a number of states with particularly favorable education choice programs, including Florida.

Printable Multiplication Table and Practice When I set out to teach Kid #1 the multiplication table earlier this year, I thought it would be pretty easy to download one off the Internet. But it turns out that Kid #1 had specific needs that no amount of Googling could cover:. So eventually I decided to make my own, and voila!

Manu VS Shardi I have two pets, their names are Manu and Shardi. Manu is a Cockatiel and Shardi is a Sharpei-mastiff. They have different personalities, and are like chalk and cheese!! Manu is a meany bird. He loves to bite our drums, and he always tries to bites us when we get too close to him.

The Homeschool Press "I don't have the patience to homeschool." What homeschool mom hasn't heard that? And you know what I've been thinking…. "Neither do I!" I've been homeschooling my girls for three years and this year Caleb is being added to the mix. I have a 7th grader, 6th grader, and 1st grader.

Easy Preschool Crafts and Activities If you’re like me, you’ll want some inspiration and a little bit of accountability… Moms know there’ quiet. And then there’s “TOO QUIET”. One mom shared, “My son siphoned chocolate milk from his sippy cup and put it into a squirt gun and sprayed the entire house!”🤣.

We Homeschool Hello and welcome to my website where I hope you are inspired, slightly entertained and find hope in your journey of homeschooling. Before you read on I want you to get to know me a little better. I am not a college graduate, in fact the only college classes I completed focused on secretarial and bookkeeping skills.

One Powerful Homeschool Hack that will Save your Sanity Then breathe.Inhale, then exhale. Evaluate the things that need to be unsubscribed from their lives and help them do it. Related: Homeschooling with Grace and Confidence. : Set a calendar reminder. Everyday 4-6 months Set aside ALL “school looking things” for a full week.

Homeschool hour Homeschool hour at 2 p.m. at the Powell Branch Library. Sign up at the children’s desk; for students in first through fifth grades. This group will meet monthly to read together, followed by 30…

Fall homeschool program for children and teens at Buffalo History Museum The Buffalo History Museum will host homeschool classes starting the week of Sept. 16. Two series of classes will be available from 1-3 p.m. Monday and Thursdays.

Homeschool Clay Class-Wednesday-12:30p-1:30p Homeschool Clay Class: This class was designed to be focused on wheel ceramics and learning about hand building with clay. Throwing on the potters wheel is exciting and a skill that is the ultimate in ceramic work. Learning about the properties of clay is discovered while working on hand built pottery pieces.

First Day at College Boys donned their suits - formal suits unrestricted by colour are worn in this college, not bog-standard school uniform - and we headed off.

Creating a World Geography Curriculum Create your own world geography curriculum using these easy tips and tricks! It will change the way you teach geography and social studies!

Guest Post - Revising With Maths Cards After having a bit of a break over the summer I always like to revise a few maths facts before we start learning new concepts. For my youngest I was wanted to revise doubling and halving and some of his times tables but we are not in “worksheet mode” so I thought cards would be better.

Bring your basket? Jesus said… “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for…

Guest Post - Mix and Match Maths I was recently on the site looking for some doubling and halving cards for my son when I ended up in the mix and match number card section and I stumbled upon two different sets which I think work perfectly together: the mix and match number symbol cards and the mix and match dot cards.

Homeschool Confessions A while ago, I was sitting around with some extended family and a new friend. We have homeschool over breakfast and over dinner or in the parking lot at Target. Because 5 years into our homeschool adventure, I am FINALLY figuring some things out about myself and my little family.

History: American Government This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The first two weeks of school we did unit 1. Our history topic was American government. We added to our timeline. 1780-1800 is just covered in timeline pieces. It was just a tad busy of a period of history here in the US.

Learning About Andy Warhol The latest addition to our "famous person" section is Andy Warhol - illustrator, artist, photographer and celebrity.

Our Planner Pages for 2020 We've just added our 2020 planner pages - perfect for keeping track of engagements and plans right the way through next year, whether at school or at home.

Homeschool Tips - Website Feature Today is our first day of school. One 2nd grader and a preschooler. Being this my 3rd year of schooling, I have absolutely gained wisdom and experience. Tips:. Well break time is almost over for us! I hope you all have a great homeschool year, and GOD BLESS!

How to help children learn through play On the second day of school, one of my Pre-K students asked me, “Mrs. Stewart, can I play over there?” He was pointing to the science center where there were cups, pipettes, measuring spoons, trays, vinegar and baking soda strategically set out on a shelf.

The Dog Ate my Homework In my case, it was actually true once. I scotch-taped up the tattered remains of my worksheets and turned them in with this time-honored excuse - luckily, my teacher was both amused and forgiving, despite the missing sections!

Dinosaurs First Grade Homeschool Lesson 2: Tryannosaurus Rex Lesson 2: Tryannosaurus Rex. Purpose: To explore and know more about God's creation of Tryannosaurus Rex. Book read:. Other tools:. Learning Objectives:. Learn general knowledge about Tryannosaurus Rex. Tool 1: Read Daniel Nunn's Tryannosaurus Rex and Joanne Mattern's Tryannosaurus Rex.

FREE Homeschool Martial Arts Class FREE classes: Friday, September 6 Friday, September 6. Planning fall activities? There will be FREE Homeschool Kung Fu Classes at Jing Ying Institute the first Friday in September. The new sessions start September 13 and run for 9 weeks $99/1st student, $88/2nd family member $68/3rd family member $58/4th and subsequent family member.

Try This When Your Homeschooled Kids Hate Writing Not sure what to do when your kids hate writing? Learn how to put the focus back on them and help them enjoy the process! "Why do I have to do this?" "What's the point?" "Ugh! Another essay?!" If you're hearing these complaints disguised as questions at your house, you're not alone.

Cultured Wednesday: Spitzweg's Poor Poet Meet one of Spitzweg’s fine eccentrics.

First Day of A New Homeschool Year Two days ago was our first day of our new homeschool year. This started our fifth year of homeschooling. I definitely didn't handle the first day the way I did our first year. Things change, you become more relaxed as you go along, I'm not just speaking just from experience, but because I've also heard it from other homeschool moms as well.

Planning Junior High Homeschool My son has finally reached junior high school or 7th grade. I won't dwell on how quickly this happened. I spent the better part of last year thinking about his junior high level work….That is, 7th and 8th grade. It's my goal to prepare him for high school level work by the end of 8th grade.

Grandpa's Visit Mike had another two weeks of travel at the beginning of our school year, so we flew my Dad out to help again. I was so thankful to have his company and help. And the boys LOVE spending time with him. We had a softer start to the school year, but still got a lot done in that first week.

What You Really Need to Homeschool When we had our first son, we had all the gadgets. Bassinet, stroller, carrier, car seat, bouncy seat, playpen, baby gate, huge diaper bag, and a baby monitor for our 425 square foot apartment. By the time we had our fifth son, we had narrowed down what we really needed: a crib, a car seat, a diaper in my purse, and a fun toy for him to play with.

Easy Ways to Include Nature in Your Homeschool Routine Nature study doesn't have to be a production. In fact, child-led exploration and play in your own backyard or local park are some of the best ways to establish a nature study routine and get the healing benefits from time outdoors.

A New Batch of Dinosaur Posters… We've made this latest batch of dinosaur posters as "real" as we can, taking into account all the latest information about dinosaurs from the experts. There are some really interesting dinos here - including some that I had never heard about before. You can find them here: Dinosaur Posters.

Interest-Led Learning When Your Child Only Likes Video Games Frustrated and discouraged, she replied, "How can I take an interest-led approach when his only interest is video games?" I understand her concern. We tend to view video games as a sort of enemy of education and learning, especially in the homeschool community.

Nature is the New Preschool Is nature preschool right for your family? Learn the ins and out and why you might want to consider it! A movement is sweeping over the US and other parts of the world.

9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks The fact that we've already had two kids in the ninth grade would make it appear that picking out curriculum would be a piece of cake. But one of the huge benefits of homeschooling is that we can tweak programs, switch up the grade level we teach a program, or even completely change to a different program.

Curriculum Plans for High School…11th Grade I chose the picture above of Sarah Beth and Snowflake the "unicorn" as a reminder to myself to not forget to make room for the magical parts of education. Often, I get very bogged down by all of the requirements and "have to do" and the fun stuff and creative stuff gets pushed to the side.

First days of school We started our school year on August 19th this year, starting with a full day at CC. Both of the boys had new tutors this year and I am the Director for our community for the first time. Ethan has most of the same kids he was in class with last year, but has a couple new ones.

4 Tips to Homeschooling Multiple Grades Simultaneously. Inside: 4 Tips to help you homeschool Multiple ages and grades without losing your sanity. When I entered the water bumper boats with my boys I had no idea that I had a big target on my back. My husband decided to sit this ride out and let me take all five of our sons onto those little boats with water guns mounted on the front.

How to Trim the Fat out of Your Homeschool Lessons You thought this was a homeschooling article? Well, it is. When I saw that I had gained about 30 unwanted pounds, I stopped immediately and made effective changes. Quite a bit. As the years go by I tend to glean advice and curriculum from others around me.

Learning about the Human Body: The Skeletal System We have been learning about the human body in our Real Science Odyssey curriculum. We are learning about all of our systems as well as genetics and what makes us who we are. For each system, we learn new vocabulary words and complete two labs - some are the ones provided in the curriculum and some are ones I found on Pinterest.

Princess Jamaica Rastafari Academy, A Holistic Child Development Homeschool. Princess Jamaica Rastafari Academy is our Rastafari Children Academy for African-centered homeschooling and camping programs. It is a holistic child development homeschooling programs academy. We will update the information with the gradual implementation of our operation, management and administration systems.

State Geography Worksheet Bundle The map pages each have a key for the student to complete and instructions specific to each state. The cover page has a blank United States map and a place for their name. You might have the students color in each state on the cover page as they complete the same state's worksheet in the State Geography Worksheet Bundle.

Nouns Worksheet This free printable nouns worksheet will teach your students that a noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.

Our Latest Maths Facts Colouring Pages! Our latest "maths facts" colouring pages provide fun practice for the kids in addition, subtraction and multiplication and are perfect for "Back to School" too! Find them here:. You might also like to explore:.

Living in His Grace My life as a wife and a mom of 5 can be hectic, but my days are full of evidence of God's Grace. It overflows in my children when they laugh, when all our needs are met, when someone praises my children while out and about, and much, much more.

Paul Smith Children's Village & Lion's Park Treehouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming E had to work this weekend because of hurricane Dorian potentially causing problems for the company he works for. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this storm. While E spent Sunday behind his "desk" in the passenger seat of our Winnebago, my folks, the kiddos and I went playground hopping all over Cheyenne.

Hello September and Homeschool! The excitement, planning, and prayers have all aligned! We officially start homeschool on Tuesday, September 3rd 2019. Even though we are just now official, we have been doing schooling since our youngest son with autism was younger. If you're new here, WELCOME!

Waiting for 'Real' Ministry to Begin Do you ever feel as if you're not moving forward in ministry? You desire to serve the Lord, but where would you find the time? There's learning which needs to be done, a house which needs to be cleaned, meals which need fixing, and a world of responsibility sitting at your feet the moment you open your eyes each morning.

How kids learn from living - more than from schooling! Another exclusive from 'A Home Education Notebook' that illustrates so well how home education works:. …Sometimes when we were home educating I got the feeling that education was taking over my life. I remember one incident when I felt rather near the end of my tether.

LOOK: Chesca Garcia’s homeschool classroom in dream house Chesca Garcia proves to be a hands-on mother as she chooses to continue her children's studies in their new home. She shared parts of the homeschool classroom in an Instagram post yesterday, Sept. "One of my favorite spaces in our house is our homeschool classroom," she said.

A Letter to the Editor There are children yet who need to discover the wonders and excitement with the responsibilities of borrowing a book with the promise to return. Celina Easterling. Author / Blogger. If you want to support our local library, check out this Link Right HERE!

Learning about Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science For history we are use History Odyssey. This year in this program we are learning about Ancient History. We started out learning about the first civilizations, the Sumerians and Mesopotamia and the early forms of writing. Last week and over the next few weeks we will be exploring the Egyptians.

Weekends are just as good as Week Days There seems to be a thought that home education happens during the week but it doesn't. Yes the kids and I do activities during the week, yes we work through Maths and projects, we read educational books and watch documentaries, we visit museums and go to workshops and the kids have their "physical" activities.

Curt Gowdy State Park - Wyoming Wyoming is high prairie with rolling hills of tall grass that ripple in the wind. It looks like something from a Laura Ingalls Wilder Book. We have actually seen antelope playing in Wyoming but I didn't get a photo yet… maybe we will see more next week… "Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play…".

Our Homeschool Statement 2019-20 Early August mornings are some of the best. The sunrise is peaking through the trees and sending beams across the dewy grass. The fog is just lifting up from the low places in the fields and from my chair I can see a spider web with silver droplets of dew.

September Science Calendar 2019 Download the September Science Calendar to add a little science to everyday! Each day on the calendar has a link to fun science projects, interesting science information. and engaging lessons. It's a great resource to kick start your homeschool day or to use as an incentive when then kids get their school work done.

Yes, There ARE Things Every Kid Should Know: Social Justice and Self-Direction I've seen some interesting discussion from fellow leftists in and around the unschooling world in regards to social justice and the importance of children - all children - knowing certain things.

Raising Sahabas Weekend School in Jeddah So after two years break, I have decided to run the weekend programme again. This time in Jedda inshaAllah. Alhamdulillah, by Allah's permission, we have had great success with this programme in Riyadh and to this day I miss the children and families I had worked with back in 2015-2017.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta to host Homeschool Week LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta invites homeschoolers to Homeschool Week on September 9 – 13! The week is complete with free LEGO Education Workshops and activities that address curriculum standards.

The Donut Shop On Central - Cheyenne, Wyoming I am beyond thrilled to be homeschooling with South Sutter Charter School right now. We are able to homeschool with them because we currently claim residency in Paradise, California. We still own a piece of property there and we haven't officially relocated yet.

Use music in your classroom to create a magical experience In the early childhood classroom, the use of music and fingerplays has a way of capturing children’s attention and leading them towards success throughout the day. Let me tell you why music and fingerplays are magical in the early childhood classroom.

Choosing a Chore System that Works for Your Family We have always believed in the philosophy that children are a welcomed addition to our family. We love, eat, live, play and WORK together as a family unit. We also make messes faster than the chicken can cross the road to prove to the opossum it can be done.

Welcome to Mars Hall Legacy Academy If you caught my post about Embracing the Positivity last week you know that this school year we are on a mission to focus on the positive aspects of each week. This week I was reminded, simply by an off hand comment, of one area that often gets translated into the negative side of being a homeschool family.

Artrios Academies Adventures! Sofia and I are starting a new adventure together! She will be attending Artios Academy starting next week and I will be their new Public Relations Specialist! We are both super excited to be getting started on this new adventure! You may be wondering what Artios Academies is, so let me give you a little run down.

Rest + play snapshot The last two weeks have been filled with all kinds of adventuring, plenty of friending, and a heavy dose of Minecrafting. We squeezed in trips to some of our favorite spots as a sort of Farewell to Summer. Two different caving spots, one of the best natural play areas, and the beach all made the list.

Local Christian News: 5K, Homeschool Day At Cracker Country Homeschool Day At Cracker Country: Pioneers and Cowhunters. Visit for a special day designed for homeschoolers and their families.

How to Homeschool High School I thought it the perfect time to gather up some of what I've shared before and add new items as well to create an epic post on How to Homeschool High School and Keep Your Sanity. I do not claim to have all the answers. Rather, this is my sharing what I've learned from taking 2 boys through high school with a 3rd in the process now.

Chance For Homeschooler Group Recreation The program, Homeschool Day at Spins Hudson, will start Sept. 12. One of the concept's organizers is Victoria Serafino, a homeschooling mom. "Homeschool families are often on tight budgets and finding affordable activities is not so easy," Serafino told Patch.

Remembering Our Ancestors: Priscilla Howlett Tomorrow 361 years ago our 11th great-grandmother Priscilla Akers, née Howlett died. A child of south-western England, she died in the New World.

Think Outside Boxes 2019 Silver Sponsor THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES is a year-long monthly subscription box service designed for children ages 7+ to promote exploration and survival in the great outdoors and together as a family. Every month has a new theme covering everything from first aid and outdoor nutrition to nighttime discovery and building shelters.

Homeschool Classes Begin at Firstenburg Community Center Vancouver, WA - Class is in session at Firstenburg Community Center thanks to a new program designed to serve families who homeschool their children. Starting in September, Vancouver Parks and Recreation will host engaging, secular classes for homeschool students ages 6-18 during the school year.

Going where they've never gone before I have friends that will think I've either lost my mind, my nerve, or my gumption. However you want to spin it, here goes: my two oldest are now in public school. Before you completely lose it, though, here are the details:. Natter, now 16 and driving, is entering Running Start at the local community college.

Study Guide September 2019 Here is a high level glance at what we're up to learning-wise this month. General themes are fall, gardening and plenty of outside time. We're studying at the first grade and kindergarten levels for most subjects. We are keeping with Oak Meadow for the bulk of the curriculum with supplemental materials from Education.com and personal interests.

Tot School - Swan Lake Ballet Learning Activities We've done crafts, games, videos, music, and even a science experiment with a Swan Lake ballet twist. Here are some of our favorite Swan Lake ballet inspired educational activities for toddlers.

Wisdom Seeker: Day 29 Today, I'm in a bit of awe over the mercy of my God. It's difficult to explain, but suffice to say that the last 2 days saw me in the middle of a migraine. And joy. Crazy, inexplicable joy. I could only feel thankful that my Lord suffered pain on purpose to pay the penalty for my sin.

Year 4 Resource Ideas But a few readers have asked so here are my plans. Maths and English I tend to do in a more structured manner whereas our other subjects are covered by topics / projects.

11th Grade Homeschool Curriculum The last few weeks have involved a bit of scrambling to pull together all of our curriculum for the upcoming year. As I mentioned in this post - each year for our various kids has been different. While we may use some core curriculum pieces from one child to the next, other components may be different.

Gentle Geography: simple ways to explore the map As I embark on my 6th year of serious homeschooling I am beginning to recognize my personal teaching style as that of lazy gentle. I like read-alouds, coloring, field trips, cardboard and glue and a good conversation. And if it's not holding interest I chuck it.

100 Books Made to Movies You Can Watch On Amazon Prime What are you reading this year? Add some picks from this mega list of books made to movies that you can watch on Amazon Prime. Enjoy! I don't want to sound like an overachiever or anything, but it's my goal to watch as many books made to movies as we can this year.

6 Back-To-School Rituals For Homeschoolers That School Kids Do, Too As kids across the country go back to school, parents and caregivers are finding new, exciting, and creative ways to celebrate for another school year. Of course, every family is different, and there are a slew of back-to-school rituals to choose from.

Three Easy Ways to Get Started With Literature-Based Homeschooling If you want to use a homeschool curriculum that is based on real books, but you don't know where to start, here are three simple ways you can begin using literature-based homeschooling. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links that will benefit the author.

Thinking of Homeschooling Your Child? Check Out the Philippine Homeschool Convention! "There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent." So goes a quote attributed to well-known nonviolence movement leader and Nobel Prize winner Mahatma Gandhi. Indeed, truer words have never been said.

A clean slate: One simple habit to help your homeschool this year But if you, like me, have struggled for years trying to successfully manage housekeeping with homeschooling, tune in. If you, like me, start each year fresh and optimistic, then somehow devolve into disorganization and discouragement, hang with me.

Homeschooling This year is busier than last year. I am being much more proactive with my kids’ schooling and life training. This has been a journey of improvement spiritually, physically and mentally that…

When your child doesn't want to read the suggested book? In our Charlotte Mason homeschooling, we followed literary-based learning curriculums, learning through recommended lists of living books. It is inevitable that not every recommended book in the curriculum will appeal to every child, and we have had our share of books that just didn't "fit" some of us.

A hand-washing lesson can FREE up your time! You don't have to add it all up because I already know that the answer is A LOT! That's at least 7 steps to complete one task. If you have 10 students, that's 10 trips times 7 hand-washing steps per child which equals 70 steps EACH time the children have to wash hands.

What we are using right now I just wanted to do a post on where all I am using for the boys schooling I'll start with the youngest who's doing prek/preschool work/follows along with his older brother when he wants:. Main: Gentle + Classical Preschool Level 1 with their Preschool Morning Binder.

School Patrol: Homeschool Day at Cheekwood - Homeschool students kicked off a new school year at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens' "Homeschool Day." Each year, the popular gardens, welcomes families of homeschooled children, to stop by and take part in activities.

Why I Love Harry Potter - A Conservative Christian's Perspective Six months ago, having worked slowly through all seven books over the course of a little more than a year, I finished reading the last book in the Harry Potter series for the first time. I laid down Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, my eyes a little crossed and blurry from having read half of the 750+ page book over the past three days.

Back to School Yesterday we went back to school for the 2019-20 school year. Predictably, the day went on for a really long time. In a couple weeks it should be much shorter as they get back into the swing of things. Cameron, Grade 12.

Advent's & Other Fine Adventures Two days until five years and I know they count too. My girl who loves music up before dawn and off to school. I hand her breakfast and coffee for the road - thrilled for this role I play. She's worked so hard… waited so long to be back to this life of normal.

Dinosaurs First Grade Homeschool Lesson 1: What is a Dinosaur? Lesson 1: What is a Dinosaur? Purpose: To explore and know more about God's creation of dinosaur. Book read:. Stephanie Turnbull's Dinosaurs. Other tools:. Paper. Pencil. Crayons. Pictures of dinosaurs. Learning Objectives:. Learn general knowledge about what is a dinosaur.

3-Back To School Traditions Three Back-To-School traditions for transitioning hesitant kids still wanting summer to linger a little longer. And for parents who are ready for routine again! That time of year when everything feels like learning…………What was your favorite back to school tradition?

Cultured Wednesday: Aivazovsky's Moon Night His most famous painting, The Ninths Wave, is very impressive, but for today, we picked a coast-scape, so to speak, titled Moon Night, painted in 1885:. Hovhannes Aivazian, later Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, born 29 July 1817, died 2 May 1900, is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art.

How to Create a Homeschool Unit Study Bring your child's education alive through engaging and immersive experiences! Creating a homeschool unit study to cater to your child's needs is the way.

Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids Kids love making ornaments to give to loved ones and to hang on the Christmas tree. These Christmas ornament crafts for kids are a great place to start! Add one or more of these ornament ideas to your preschool Christmas activities.

Updates Today we will be taking the final step to homeschooling both kids. Sun has already started his 2nd week, and Moon made her final decision today. She understands all of the ways this will change her…

Marine Biology Unit Study Every year we end our summer science lessons with the study of the ocean. This year we are studying Marine Biology. We are going to be using the The Good and the Beautiful Marine Biology unit study for grades K-5 as our guide, but we will be using other hands on and interest led activities.

September 2019 Free unless otherwise noted. Saturday, September 1. Portland Slavic Festival ~ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm ~ Gateway Discovery Park. Bunnypalooza ~ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm ~ The Oregon Bunny Palooza is a festival celebrating domestic pet rabbits and the people who love them.

Oops! Publicly Funded Homeschool "Partnership" Owes $1.2 Million Homeschool students enrolling in public school’s “partnerships” may want to rethink as audits by state officials undermine the legitimacy of the programs.

Virtual School to College Bound One of the topics In my group home school is going to college after being schooled at Home., College admittance will very with school and State requirements for your student. So contact schools you are interested in early and find out there admittance rules.

We Still Haven't Officially Started We are getting closer to our official first day of homeschool, which is September 1st. I can't wait! We are starting to settle into a bit of a routine and figure things out. This morning we read "Brave," did some Reading Eggs worksheets, and now she is doing a hidden picture puzzle from Highlights magazine and coloring.

Homeschool Talks - Ideas and inspiration for your homeschool Homeschool Talks is an informative podcast about all things homeschooling. We feature exciting interviews with homeschoolers from all walks of life, and each episode is packed with down-to-earth guidance, inspiring stories, and more.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Dog swimming at park; Y homeschool activities; learn mountain biking State park pool to be open to pet swimmers. The Brown County YMCA and Brown County Humane Society have partnered to host Paws in the Pool at Brown County State Park pool on Sunday, Sept. 8 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The pool will be closed for humans, but open for two hours for canine companions before it is drained for cleaning.

Santa Clarita Life Coach Opens Up Discussion About Homeschool Learning Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website.

The World is our school We always knew we had the option to home school and it's something we discussed since before the kids were even born. Most children in Ireland start school between the ages of four and six, and stay there until they are between 16 and 18.

A is for Apple I can't believe that it is the end of August and we have already started our Homeschool Preschool for the year. Sophie is 4.5 and Maggie is 1.5! Last week our theme was A is for Apple. A yummy beginning to the fall! Here are some books we enjoyed and some activities we did this year or have done in the past.

Poesie: Cowper's Poplar Field Trees aren’t just still standing timber. Not even poplars.

Homeschool convention to offer talks on parenting, money and growth mindset - Philstar.com Most, if not all, parents would probably agree that raising kids can be difficult these days. Many Filipino families have to deal with horrendous traffic situations going to and from work, school, home and other places.

Well done. A good finish. Having graduated homeschool high school in May, Bekka and I went to her college days event in June to register her for fall classes. It was such a special day for her, and she is more than ready to get to her college and move on to her next experience in life.

NOT Back to School Day 2019 Today we celebrated NOT Back to School Day. We decided to go bowling this year. Cameron was able to join us before heading off to work. This is his last NOT Back to School Day ever. The little guys had never been bowling before. Fritz especially really liked it.

Bluebird Music Lessons Looking for the perfect piano book series to start your kids with? The All-in-One piano book series from MakingMusicFun.net provides students with graded music that steadily increases the challenges as they improve week by week, but never so much that they don't feel successful.

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Beginning Sounds Coloring Pages Teach your child the beginning sounds of each letter of the alphabet with this free printable pack of beginning sounds coloring pages.

Weekend homeschool links A round-up of inspiring weekend homeschool links to keep you and yours inspired all week long. Grab your cup of tea or coffee and come for a read!

IXL Study in the Sun Leaderboard #3 Welcome back to Blogging with Reese! If you're new here you probably don't know what the contest is about, so I encourage you to read my first post that explains about it, and also if you want to see the first 2 leaderboards and here. But if you're not new here you have probably read the other leaderboard updates, so you know what's going on.

Starting Year 7 - Geography Resource Ideas Geography always seems to effortlessly slip in with our project work and I must admit I really like that. And this year I really want to keep that natural flow but add some more with in-depth learning for my daughter. We are currently in a slight map craze.

Homeschool, Private, or Public? Friends, homeschool isn't the only way. It's not the best way. It's a way. Private school Moms, I'm cheering for you! Public school Moms, I'm cheering for you! Homeschool Moms, I'm cheering for you! We can get so tightly wound in our circles that our vision blurs.

Homeschool Schedule - First week edition Getting back to doing "school" after a summer filled with sun, heat, swimming, hiking, park days with friends, gardening, exploring, building, birding and deer watching can be challenging… or feel about as much fun as a toothache. However, this year, I took a different approach.

New to Home Education? It's worth a look… You might be surprised to hear a former home educator say that home schooling isn't suited to everyone. But, of course, that's the truth because of the simple fact that every family is different, every child has different needs and everyone lives with different characters and in different circumstances.

Power in Prayer Ephesians 1:15 - 20 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

Our Own Dear John Ronald: Nothing Else Really Happened And after this, one might say, nothing else really happened. It was the ordinary unremarkable life led by countless other scholars; a life of academic brilliance, certainly, but only in a very narrow professional field that is really of little interest to laymen.

Letter 23 - Fears As I reflect on my 23+ years of homeschooling, I wrote my younger self several letters which I share here, hoping that my insights and advice will also be an encouragement to you in your homeschooling journey. Here's the next letter in my "Letter To My Younger Self" series - Letter 23 ~ Fear.

"Twas the day before a new year of homeschooling…" Perhaps you are about to begin a new homeschool year? Maybe you are seeking fresh courage in what God has called you to? As I have been praying, several verses, podcasts and videos I have encountered over the years have come to mind. I share them with you below, in hope they may encourage you, as they did for me.

Second year "The goal of unschooling is not education. It is to help a child be who she is, and blossom into who she will become. Learning happens as a side effect." -Joyce Fetteroll. We're starting up our second homeschool year soon, as September is quickly approaching.

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Homeschool Math: Grab your Roadmap to Success I have some great news for you: You can teach your kids math successfully. You may even use a bought curriculum if you need the extra help. But here’s a secret:. You may not even need a fancy curriculum! Homeschooling with Confidence. Your email address will not be published.

Free Homeschool Gymnastics Days Monday August 26 2019: FREE DEMO DAYS TO HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES!…

Cultivating our Hearts Our exceptionally warm and sunny weather gave me ample time to sit on my front porch early every morning to read, journal, grow, and be inspired. We are approaching a different season in which I will need to find encouragement from things other than the sun and leisurely mornings to drink tea and think dreamy thoughts.

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The Magic of Learning Do you know that feeling when you get so excited and involved in something that you just want to keep going, are thinking and talking about it often, and are mildly obsessed about building that new skill or knowledge? Or do you know that feeling of thrill when something you've been working on finally clicks or works out just right?

Week 3 of Gentle and Classical Preschool Level 2 Love getting our table set up. Morning basket. Math tray and wonder tale treat time for the afternoon. Handcraft time and handwriting with easy Peasy for S. Decided to start the level one with R feel like I haven't given him as much attention as I did when his brother was 3 so trying to make up for it.

4 Steps to Inspire your Reluctant Writer Writing was a real struggle in our home. Tears, strong words, frustrations, ripped papers, thrown notebooks and tantrums were are real results of me efforts to engaged my reluctant writer. Then a break through happened. It was so simple. Why hadn't I thought of this before?

Easy Mac and Cheese from Scratch Please, do yourself a favor and stop buying boxes of mac and cheese. It’s such an easy dish to make from scratch, and so much better that way!

Homeschool Learning - Alex Urbina Radio Show - August 23, 2019 Topic: Homeschool Learning. Guest: Erin Acquaviva. Acquaviva is an educational coach, and has been working with homeschool families for over six years. She talks about how she is credentialed to teach and also homeschools her own two children.

Homeschool Adventures In 2001, I began my career as a "brick and mortar" classroom teacher. I had dedicated the previous five years to my education, and I was finally settled into my first classroom, ready to begin a long career in formal education. Fast forward to 2006, I entered the world of Hospital Homebound with our oldest daughter.

My School Year Review Traditionally I like keeping written records of our homeschool year in my lesson planner. We received the Annual Membership Plan and I have been using My School Year Homeschool Record Keeping to track summer school and plan out our new school year.

14 Pros & Cons Of Homeschooling, From Families Who've Experienced It All Firsthand Being a parent means making a million and one decisions for your child, and one of the most important ones you'll make is about their education. You've got the natural worries that come with releasing your little one "into the wild," and you're determined to give them the very best… but is that public school?

Colorful Collage-Style Eric Carle Art Sweetpea has always been fascinated with the colorful collage-style art of Eric Carle. Her favorite among the books is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". It was windy and rainy this afternoon so it was a relaxing time to…yup, make some messy art!. If you were inspired by Eric Carle's art too, here is the simple process we followed.

Engineering and African Drumming Inspire Homeschool Graduate - HSLDA Zion Utsey overcame adversity to compile some impressive credentials as a homeschool graduate. He’s an athlete and a musician, and he’s traveled to Africa to explore his heritage—but a local university still wants him to take the GED.

Remembering Our Ancestors: Cousin Katharina On Monday, 19 August 2019, Cousin Katharina passed away at the good old age of 89. With her, we have lost a family historian to whom we owe much.

Autism: Weather Woes So most days doing lessons with Ry is super easy. Basically, I say all that to say this, our lessons are usually quiet, and he sits pretty still with me…unless there is a shift in the weather.

It's That Time of the Year! Summer has flown by and it's officially time for my babies to head back to school. Okay, they're not really babies anymore….Chris started his second year of college and Lola is heading into her senior year. The only one left to hang out with me is Bray, who's first day of fifth grade is next week.

First Week Almost Done! Well, we may be limping to the finish line… but we are almost done with our first week of the school year! We're limping because of a stomach bug that made its way through our house, but thankfully, none of the school girls caught it… Here is our first-day-of-school picture:.

With public school threats, greater flexibility, many parents opting to homeschool online Many parents are taking kids out of the classroom and bringing them home for online school. There are many reasons parents might choose to enroll their child in an online school. The biggest reason is for greater flexibility. That's why Samantha McClure schools her daughter, Abigail, at home and plans to do the same for her son.

Rolling with Resistance in Homeschool In counseling, there's a technique called "Roll with Resistance." The technique acknowledges that change is hard and often met with some resistance from Clients. In fact, some days, the Client might not even believe they need to change anything! If I go in there and try to force them to change, chances are, I'm not gonna have great success.

My First Time in "Real" School This week, I went to school for the first time. My entire life, I have been homeschooled, and that will continue this year too. But I also have to take a public driver's ed course, so I go to school for one class period. It's been really interesting! My teacher graduated from college just this spring.

What Is Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd? If you've been here awhile or just joining our journey, I wanted to take time to update our friends on where we are now! We have definitely slowed our work on Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd's facebook page. That happened mostly because of some shifts in our family.

Letter 22 Striving With my youngest child approaching her final year of homeschooling, I find myself once again reflecting on my thoughts, attitudes, ideas and approaches of the past 20+ years of homeschooling, writing letters to my younger self. I hope that these letters will also be an encouragement to you in your homeschooling journey.

Preschool Curriculum So now that I have shared our "Breakfast Basket" HERE and our Kindergarten curriculum for my daughter HERE. Now it's time to share all our preschool choices for my son! Although our preschool year mostly involves lots of playing, my 3 1/2 year old son asks to do school work just like his big sister.

Coming home after a year away It's been a while since we posted a blog. We set up this blog over a year ago to post about about our travels and lifestyle living full time on the road in a camper van but I hit a bit of a blogging block earlier in the year and just haven't come back to it until now.

The Best Way to Choose Curriculum for Kids Who Learn Differently If your children have learning differences, choosing homeschool curriculum can be a challenge. But Shawna shares one simple way to ensure you get it right. Nine years ago this month, I ordered my very first homeschool curriculum. It was an all-in-one, everything-you-need-in-these-boxes type of curriculum and I was so excited.

Adding to Our Collection of Dinosaur Colouring Pages We've got fun dinosaur colouring pages, we've got dinosaur "scene" colouring pages. and now we've got realistic dinosaur colouring pages!

New Release: Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book Today is release day for the activity book companion to K.A. Cummins’ debut novel, Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy! Get a peek at a few of the pages inside! It’s…

The Heart of Science in the Elementary Years: The Homeschool Science Advantage Is there such a thing as a homeschool science advantage? Learn why homeschooling can give kids an edge when it comes to all things science-related. In a 1996 interview in Psychology Today, Carl Sagan famously said, "Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them.

Busy Littles - Fine Motor Play I try to keep my littles busy during the day, but when it is so hot outside and we are stuck inside there are only so many activities you can do. To help extend play time I try to find as many was as I can to use the same materials. One of my favorite Instagram account to follow is Susie at Busy Toddler.

A Brand New Collection of Dinosaur Word Puzzles Get your thinking caps on and the printer out, ready to tackle this bumper new collection of dinosaur word puzzles!

Topping Up Our Family Certificates A member emailed in to ask if we could produce a certificate for "son" and "daughter". We got a little carried away!

Considering or Planning to Homeschool Your Children? Parents who are planning to homeschool their young children are often eager to get a jumpstart on the process by implementing a rigorous preschool curriculum. This is especially tempting when the grandparents are a little skeptical.

CTCMath Review Math is one of the areas I tend to have anxiety about every school year. This year my son is trying out lessons using CTCMath's full math curriculum and I love that we have access to all grade levels with the Family Membership. We were given a 12 month subscription from CTCMath and has been working out great.

Poetry Resources We study poetry several times throughout the school year. Sometimes we read, occasionally memorize, and sometimes we create. The following is my resource list that I have used time and time again. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Christian Kindergarten and First Grade Home School Lessons I'm glad for the internet and living in this time where there's so much information online and on my computer. For some of my homeschooling with my kids I've designed a few lessons of my own through other books and other resources. Next Wednesday we will pick up again our homeschool lessons here on this blog.

Perfect Motherhood magnifies imperfections. It names us imperfect at the time we are trying to be our most perfect selves. It makes a mockery of the image we so carefully cultivated during pregnancy. I cradled my tummy and whispered beautiful lies to my unborn child.

How to Cultivate an Unschooling Lifestyle in Your Homeschool Learn how to cultivate an unschooling lifestyle in your homeschool with these tips from a veteran homeschooling mom. If you've been around homeschooling long, chances are you have heard of unschooling. Sometimes it is spoken of in hushed tones or with eye rolls.

Cultured Wednesday: Alfred Jacob Miller Miller painted what he saw, and his firsthand works provide a window into a life and time long gone but essential to the very nature of what it is to be American.

PPLD Homeschool Resources Fair proves popular Increasing clouds with thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. High around 80F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Partly cloudy skies after midnight. Storms may contain strong gusty winds.

Ripple Effects-what you do affects others Author Pam Tebow is the mother of Tim Tebow, a football and baseball star. Tim uses his talents and fame as a platform to share God's love and to make a difference in the lives of those who can't help themselves through the many outreaches of the Tim Tebow foundation.