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Easily Using Sonlight With Multiple Children

This year we have partnered with Sonlight curriculum to share our journey. We’re using their level 3 complete curriculum with both Ethan and Gabe. We are about 2 weeks into our year with the program, and it is going great so far. I have always loved teaching our children using great literature, and that is just what Sonlight believes too! I have used Sonlight in the past with Ethan during Kindergarten. We loved the program,  but at that time I never realized how simple it was to use Sonlight with multiple children. Purchasing individual grade levels for each of our 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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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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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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50+ Terrific Activities To Get Kids Super Excited About STEAM

Did you know that only 36% of kids graduating are ready for college level science? By 2018 the United States will be 3 million high skilled workers short in the science field. Our country is falling further and further behind in educating children in the science. In my opinion this is because we are not sparking the love of learning in our children. We are teaching many of our children to take a test, and not to enjoy and retain what they are learning. No matter if you homeschool your children or if they go to public schools, you can instill a Continue Reading…

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Amazing STEAM Activities That Will Intrigue Your Kids

Trying to fit in fun, memorable, hands on science ideas is something I am always looking to do in our homeschool. If there is 1 thing that I have learned over our 12 years of homeschooling our kids, its that kids learn best by doing hands on projects instead of just reading something out of a boring ol’ science book. Unfortunately science was never my strong suits in school, so coming up with the ideas on my own doesn’t work so well. That’s one of the reasons we are loving  STEAM Kids!! They have put together over 50 different STEAM Continue Reading…

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Our Homeschool Room 2016-2017

This week for the Back To School Blog hop being hosted by iHomeschool Network the topic being shared is School Room Week. So of course that means we are going to give you a look into our homeschool room. If you are looking for how we store all of our homeschool things you can visit our previous posts.   Great Homeschool Organization and Storage Ideas. A look into how we store all of our homeschool curriculum, supplies, some great organization ideas, and more. Our Homeschool Library, well this is just one of them. In the post you will get a Continue Reading…

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Mixtures In Science

This month in our science lab unit we have done many fun activities. We have had fun learning about different states of matter we also had a fun time mixing different things together. Mixtures In Science To start this theme we sang a mixing color song to the tune of “Frere Jacques.” The kids always have a great time singing the daily song and going over our circle time board before starting for the day. Mixing Experiment Before we started this activity the boys had to predict what they thought would happen when they added certain ingredients to their water bottles. Continue Reading…

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States Of Matter Learning Ideas

Out theme last month for our Mother Goose Time was Science Lab. Both of the boys were so excited to be starting this unit all of my kids love all things science. As we have gone through this unit we have had a lot of fun learning all about different science topics. Fun Learning About States Of Matter One day we spent focused on the topic of states of matter. We actually continuously talked about different states of matter for quite a while after learning about it. Liquid / Solid Blob Starting out this activity the boys had to find Continue Reading…

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1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

The last couple days I have managed to get all of this years homeschool choices posted except for Gabe’s 1st grade homeschool curriculum choices. So here is the final individual post of our curriculum choices of the upcoming year. Last year we graduated our first homeschool kiddo, so this year we are down to 5 kids in our homeschool. Each week we fit in competitive gymnastics for 3 of the kids, therapy for a couple special needs kids, regular doctor appointment, and everything else life throws our way. On top of all of that I am babysitting a 5 month old full time, Continue Reading…