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Fun and Cheap Summer Activities To Keep Kids Busy

During the summer our homeschool schedule looks different from the regular school year. We don’t do all of our studies, but we do some of them. We also add in a bunch of fun activities on most days of the week to keep things fun and learn in a more “unconventional” way. Here is a look at some of the fun summer activities we will be doing this summer. What Our Summer Schedule Will Look Like I usually do certain activities on certain days during the summer. For example “What’s Cooking Wednesday” we would make something together. With me watching Continue Reading…

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20+ Free Summer Coloring Pages Kids Will Love

We all know the dreaded words from kids during the summer of “I’m Bored”. The first time or two isn’t that bad, after the 50th time, things can get a little redundant. This is part of the reason we have decided to homeschool our kids year round. During the summer months we don’t do a full day of school but do a shortened day. We also make sure to have plenty of outside time for the kids and other fun activities. Since ultimately summer is right around the corner and many kids already being out of school for the year. Continue Reading…

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American History and President Unit Study Resources

Building models, doing activity pages, making hats from a time era, and making replicas of the places we are learning about, are all fun ways we like to teach our children about different times and periods of history. After 11 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have learned that using resources like Dover Publications offers, along with great reading books the kids retain the information so much better. Its almost like bringing history to life for the kids and at the same time making learning so much more enjoyable for kids. I received this product for review purposes and was compensated for this Continue Reading…

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Powerful and Practical Reading Intervention for Special Needs

We have now put multiple special needs kiddos through reading with great success. We only had success after failure though. Luckily we have now found a method that is amazing to teach our struggling readers and poor spellers. I received this product for free and was compensated for this review. All opinions are my honest opinions, I was not obligated to write a positive review. Struggling Reader with Dyslexia We had some pretty big struggles with our first kiddo. We really didn’t know how to teach him how to read or spell because he was very dyslexic. All the regular Continue Reading…

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The Ultimate Guide To Field Trips In Michigan

Michigan is an amazingly beautiful state with a huge variety of places to spend the day learning about so many different topics on any field trips in Michigan. There are over 240 different lighthouses along the 3,288 miles of shoreline in the state making Michigan the longest freshwater coastline in the United States. There is so much water to be found in Michigan that over 40% of the state is covered in it. With that much water in 1 state and 1/2 the state being covered in forests, I’m sure you can guess that there is a huge population of Continue Reading…

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FREE Educational Spring Printable Pack For Pre-K-2nd Grade

With spring in full effect around here, I decided it was time to share some fun educational printable I created for you to use with your kids. This FREE educational spring printable pack is meant for kids in Pre-K – 2nd grade. It contains 24 pages of fun learning for kids of different ages. I mean who doesn’t love free printable right? Even better there is no strings attached, not sign up required, just click on the link to download it’s that simple! These printables would be a great way to keep your younger kiddos busy while you work on Continue Reading…

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How To Save TONS Of Money On Printing

Over the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have printed so many resources. One way we have save tons of money on printing, is when purchasing our homeschool curriculum for the year, we purchase PDF instead of books when available. I will then print off the books and bind them into our own books. We print off schedules, lapbooks, timeline figures, online printables, Montessori resources, workbooks, and even our own books for the kids to use really the list could go on and on. Once we started doing this for a short time, we realized that we Continue Reading…

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Guesstimation Game ~ Math Game For Kids

Guess-timation Math Game For Kids   Few kids would say no to a pocketful of cash (even if it’s fake!). Gather some friends from the neighborhood and challenge them to a game of Guess-timation. Your children will learn about budgeting while practicing their math skills! You’ll need to do a little prep work first. Before the game begins, take a trip to your local grocery store and buy fifteen common items: a bag of carrots, a carton of juice, a tube of toothpaste, a can of shaving cream, and similar things kids might have in the house on a regular basis. Continue Reading…

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Australia Unit Study Ideas

It’s been a while since I last shared one of our viewer favorite posts, a new continent unit study ideas. There are always so many great ideas around the web about each of the continent studies having them together in 1 place makes planning our units so much easier. Well and of course sifting through all the resources on the web can be quite time consuming, so I have taken all the hard work out of this task for you. I have already shared Arctic and Antarctic unit study and South America unit study, so today, here is our Australia Continue Reading…

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Teaching Accountability To Homeschool Children

One of the struggles we have had over the years is our homeschool kiddos trying to skip some of their work. In my experience it’s not like when they do it, they don’t work on their school at all. What they do is make it look like they did school for the day. But in reality they did some of their classes for the day and not others. This hasn’t necessarily been such a problem with the younger kids, because I help with their school and closely supervising most of their lessons. The older kids who are more independent with Continue Reading…

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50+ Colorful St Patricks Day Recipes You Need To Try

I am always on the lookout for some good and delicious recipes to make around our house for upcoming holidays. Due to the fact that searching around Pinterest or the internet can tend to suck me in and I end up spending way more time then I wanted to just searching for a recipe. I decided to put together a list of over 50 St Patricks Day recipes all in one spot so I can just scan through this list to find something yummy to make. I figured some of you might find this list useful too, since I’m sure Continue Reading…

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50 Festive and Delicious Valentines Day Recipes

Who doesn’t love making a delicious Valentines Day recipes for their loved ones for Valentine’s Day? Holiday’s are the one time of year we tend to splurge on sweets and treats that we wouldn’t normally eat in our house. I do still try to make sure it is made with the best ingredients possible and many of these delicious Valentines Day recipes can be made using them. I have put together this list of 50 of my favorite delicious Valentines day recipes that are really treats from bloggers around the web. Most of them have been posted on the linky Continue Reading…