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2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum Choices

  This year I decided to go with some things that were already laid out for me. While I enjoy the process of piecing together my own curriculum, I’ve learned I’m not that good at it. Last year we…

2017 homeschool book picks

My 2017 Reading List, Part 2: Homeschooling Books

Yesterday, I shared my list of home business / blogging books that I plan to read this year. Today I continue my 2017 reading list with a collection of homeschooling books. I am always looking to learn how to…

The Rag Coat Unit Study

I’ve been working on our plans for our unit study based on The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills. This is a wonderful book about a little girl whose daddy was a coal miner but has passed away. Her mother…

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Summer Activities Series – Outer Space Unit Study

Here’s week 2 of our Summer Activities Series, Outer Space. Although this is created as a week of summer activites, of course it’s a perfectly wonderful unit study theme that could be used any time of the year. There…

Summer Activities Series – Dinosaur Unit Study

What do you do to fight the summer slide? How do you combat the inevitable summer boredom syndrome? With planned activities, of course. I’ve planned a series of themed weeks filled with fun and educational activities to ward off…

$1.99 Homeschool Help Books

I love a bargain. Especially when I know it will help me improve my life. Right now, iHomeschool Network has some great books for only $1.99. They are downloadable files, not physical books, but I like that better because…

Unit Study: Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark

  I like planning unit studies. It’s fun and it allows me to tailor our studies to fit our needs. Rather than just reading from a textbook, we┬áincorporate hands-on activities, videos, living books, notebook pages and other stuff to…

Homeschool Lesson Planning with Spiral Notebooks

Lesson planning. Ugh. Some of us love it and some of us, not so much. It’s a necessary part of homeschooling our children, though. How can we know where we’re going if we don’t have a plan? Whether you…