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11th Grade Curriculum Choices 2016-2017

I will be working on getting posts up over the next week sharing our curriculum choices for the 2016-2017 year for all the kids in our homeschool this year. In this post I am sharing our 11th grade curriculum choices, for our now oldest homeschool student. Last year we graduated our first homeschool kiddo, so this year we are down to 5 kids in our homeschool. 2 of them are in High School. Matter of fact for the next 4 years we will be constantly homeschooling 2 kids in High school. For anyone worried about homeschool high schoolers, don’t worry it is so much Continue Reading…

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Bring History To Life With Heirloom Audio ~ Giveaway

One of the things we LOVE to use in our homeschool is audio books. It makes the countless number of drives back and forth to therapy, gymnastics, and doctors appointments a little more fun. We usually just use audio books we have got off of Audible. We were recently able to try a whole other kind of audio book that was simply, the best audio books we have ever used, they really bring history to life for kids. These audio books are made from the designers of the well know Adventures In Odyssey series. Heirloom Audio Will Bring History To Life Continue Reading…

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Fun Duck, Fish, and Alligator Activities Oh My

This month we have been working through a fun theme, Bubbles, Boats, and Floats. The boys have been having such a great time with this theme. I previously shared about our beaver theme and all the fun we had with that. Today I am going to share about some of the fun Duck, Fish, and Alligator themed activities we did. Duck Hats Our duck hats were so adorable and a fun activity to do. While all the materials were provided by Mother Goose Time as usual, it would be quite easy to adapt it to make your own. This picture Continue Reading…

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Hands On Learning Fun with Beavers

Our Mother Goose Time curriculum theme this past month was Bubbles Boats, & Floats. What boy doesn’t love boats, bubbles, and water themed activities? We have had many fun topics while doing this unit, today I am going to share with you our “beavers” topic. Beavers Song Every day starts out with a song and this day was no different. We sang Have You Seen the Beaver” to the tune of “The Muffin Man.”  They boys always love our song time, but Gabe especially loves the songs. He is a kid that just loves music adding motions and actions to Continue Reading…

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Math-U-See Algebra 1 Review and Your Choice Level Giveaway

When we reviewed Math-U-See years ago I fell in love with the program. It was able to teach my daughter math concepts that she was really struggling to pick up. Math became a subject she dreaded doing, until she did Math-U-See. Since then it has been the only math program we have used for all of our kids. I even have our high school students take the Stewardship class for their 4th year of high school math to understand savings, interest, how to balance a checking account, and more. The Math-U-See curriculum is a little different then most math curriculums, the way Continue Reading…

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Amazing Completely FREE Homeschool Resources!! ***Limited Time***

FREE Homeschool Resources, No sign ups, No strings attached!! This offer expires Sunday at Midnight, so head over and get your FREE samples before it is too late!! A few of the authors have been so amazingly gracious enough to share some free sample of a few of the products that are included in the years Omnibus and you won’t want to miss them. These COMPLETELY FREE homeschool resources, there are no strings attached, no sign ups, no hoops to jump through completely FREE. Please note these samples are ONLY available until May 8, 2016 at Midnight. You DO NOT want Continue Reading…

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How to Solve the Biggest Problems Homeschooling High School

Today I have an amazing deal to share with you that you will NOT want to miss!! It is only available for a short time (10 days), so you won’t want to delay in getting it. Together these resources would normally cost you $36 but during this 10 day sale they will only cost $25 plus you will get 78 other amazing homeschool resources too. These resources will help solve the biggest problems when it comes to homeschooling high school students. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission for purchases you make using these links at no added cost Continue Reading…

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By Design ~ Inquiry Based Science Review

Finding a science program for my upper middle school and high school kiddos has been a struggle. One of the big issues with most science programs I find is that they are not creation based, but teach evolution. I don’t want my kids to have to filter through all the evolution based parts in the curriculum. When you do find a creation based science program it is a struggle to find one that is more hands on verses reading and testing over and over. I don’t want my kids just filling up their time with curriculum, I want them to actually Continue Reading…

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How to Make an Excellent Grass Hat Kids Craft

This simple to make kids craft was a hit this month with our Mother Goose Time Curriculum!! These grass hats were not only simple to make but were so much fun to play with too. Supplies Needed for Grass Hat Kids Craft Green Construction Paper Bug Stickers ~ (ours came in our curriculum, these are some similar ones on Amazon) Scissors Stapler We started out cutting the green paper strips in half to make sure we would have enough to fit on the kids heads. Then they used their scissors to cut along the top to look like grass. Once they Continue Reading…

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Amazing and Exciting African Safari Animal Challenge

This month we have been working through “going on a Safari” in our Mother Goose Time curriculum. One of the games we play using our African Safari Animal cards provided in the curriculum was a huge hit with my boys this month. Exciting African Safari Animal Challenge One of the great things about Mother Goose Time curriculum I really love, is that instead of using cartoon images on many of their cards they use real life images. I think this is better for kids, they can then see what the animals or people really look like. We took one set Continue Reading…

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Going On A Big and Fascinating African Safari

This month in our Mother Goose Time curriculum our theme has been Going On Safari. The boys have really enjoyed using our African Safari sensory bin this month, it has been such a fun sensory idea for the kids. At the beginning of our unit the boys had a great time making a Safari hat and then going on an African safari looking for animals. Safari Hats The boys worked hard to make their African Safari hats. Ethan decided he was not cutting his tissue paper and glued the entire thing on his hat. He found a paw print stamper Continue Reading…

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Homeschooling High Schoolers, It’s Easier Then You Think

One of the questions I often get asked is about homeschooling high schoolers. I remember when we first started homeschooling our kids, we said we would follow God’s lead on what to do with our kids when they started high school. I was worried that it would be out of my league to teach them, since I don’t have any type of teaching degree. I was also worried that they wouldn’t get into college without a diploma from an “accredited high school”. Little did I know at that time that this was very far from the real truth about homeschooling Continue Reading…