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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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Super Easy Ornaments Christmas Kids Craft Ideas

Christmas time is a big time for different crafts in our house. We take the whole month of December off in our homeschool from our regular studies and add in different baking, crafting, and hands on learning ideas. These super easy to make ornaments Christmas kids craft ideas was a perfect fit for our first week off. We invited some friends over to make them with us, the craft was easy enough for little ones, and fun enough for the bigger kids to enjoy. Even if the big kids waited to make their until after their friends left so they could 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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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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Sensory Resources Gift Basket Giveaway

If you have been a follower of the blog for a while you might remember our great giveaway 2 years ago of a basket full of sensory resources. It was part of the back to school gift basket giveaway along with 27 other bloggers from iHomeschool network. Well this year we are back with another gift basket giveaway full of great sensory resources again. The resources are different from last years so you will want to make sure to get entered for your chance to win!! There are 51 other bloggers participating in the back to school prize basket giveaway, each Continue Reading…

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3D Pens For Kids

Disclaimer: I was given this product for free for review purposes, and was compensated for this review. I was not required to write a positive review only to give my honest opinion of the product. Read my Full Disclosure policy for more information. We don’t really use an art curriculum for the kids, however, I love teaching my kids how to do different arts and crafts projects. They often do free form art and make whatever they want to. Sometimes we choose a project from a list of seasonal or holiday round up post but that is usually it. Something my 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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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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Chapul High Protein Energy Bars and Flour Giveaway

Happy Earth Day!! Today I have a great product to introduce to you that is made using sustainable materials and the proceeds help to conserve water in the Colorado River. It is a perfect product to share with you on this Earth Day. My first experience with Chapul was on Shark Tank. Honestly I kind of thought it sounded disgusting to eat energy bars that were made with cricket flour. On that episode of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban signed a deal with the company, because he believed in their product. Since the show they have redesigned the packaging of their product Continue Reading…

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Memorable and Personalized Graduation Gift Ideas

We will be graduating our first homeschooler this year. It is such a special time for all of us, knowing she has worked so hard to get to this point and she will soon be going out into the world on her own, that part is bittersweet 😕 . I had been trying to think of a great graduation gift idea that would show her how much she is loved and remind her of the wonderful memories of the many years she has spent home with her family. I couldn’t think of a more perfect gift then the wonderful memory quilt Continue Reading…

Homeschool Elementary Music Appreciation

Homeschool Music Appreciation for Elementary

I received this product and was given compensation for this review. All opinions are the honest opinions  of my children or myself. During the next 2 years my 4 youngest children will be going on a journey back in time to learn about 7 different well known musicians and composers (Bach, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Paganini, Mozart, and Schubert). They will learn about their lives, how their songs came to be and really get an in depth look into their lives all while having fun learning. Teaching Homeschool Music Appreciation in your Homeschool I will be the first to admit that Continue Reading…