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Grammar of Poetry – Flash Sale

Save 20% off the Grammar of Poetry Bundle February 12-14 only! Use coupon code LOVE20 Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  Are you like me and already looking for next year’s curriculum? Or maybe you need something new this winter to perk up your homeschool.

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Missing Art? Tips for Adding Art into Your Homeschool

Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links. This week’s topic for the Virtual Curriculum Fair is Seeking Beauty: The Arts. Our hosts areSusan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds  and Lisa @ Golden Grasses. Even though I’ve participated in the Virtual Curriculum Fair for several years, I have never written

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Unschooling Science

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of the links, I will receive a small commission. This week we’re talking about Math and Science in the Virtual Curriculum Fair hosted by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds  and Laura @ Day by

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Teaching Reading at Home: A Tale of 5 Readers

Other than answering the dreaded socialization question, teaching reading at home may be the scariest thing for a new homeschooler. This week’s Virtual Curriculum Fair topic is Loving Language Arts and is co-hosted by  Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds and Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses.

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Unpinnable – No Projects in Homeschool

Once upon a time, I posted weekly updates on our homeschool. And there were some pretty fun projects to mention. We made lapbooks, models, and lots of other creative projects.   All that was before Pinterest.  Photo credit  – akemp42 Now our homeschool is not

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Experience History Through Music by Diana Waring

It’s summer. We don’t have to do school, right? Maybe not officially, but I like to make sure we’re still learning. Recently, I’ve had a great opportunity to sneak a little history into my family’s day. Experience History Through Music I don’t know if your

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Third Grade Curriculum Choices

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It is hard for me to believe that my baby girl will be in the 3rd grade this fall! Lizzie is, for the most part, a cooperative student. She grasps new concepts quickly, and she doesn’t mind writing things

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Thoughts on Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum

I had the opportunity to talk with a friend at church who will be beginning to homeschool her oldest son for kindergarten this fall.  She was interested in hearing my recommendations for homeschool kindergarten curriculum. In my opinion, kindergarten should be kept simple. For formal

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Freedom from Distraction

Distraction As I set my goals this year,  I started by thinking about some of what I had been struggling with during the previous year. I was frazzled. I felt pulled in all directions. I lacked focus. I wasn’t paying enough attention to any of my children during