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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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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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OverlapMaps – Fun Geography Resource

Have you ever wondered if Australia would fit inside the state of Texas? (It doesn’t) What about Brazil? I’ve always thought it was smaller than the continental US. It turns out it’s very similar in size. I have just been introduced to a fun geography

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Memorize Galatians Review

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of memorizing large passages of scripture. But I’ve never been able to do it. Honestly, I haven’t tried very hard. We have memorized a few chapters of the Bible as a family – Isaiah 53, Luke 2, Psalms

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Alpha-Phonics Review

Eleven years ago I attended my very first homeschool book fair. We had a just turned 4 year old boy, a 2 year old girl, and a 2 month old baby. Like many new homeschoolers, I was very enthusiastic about starting homeschooling, and I wanted

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Fourth Grade Evaluation – Fifth Grade Plans

A month ago I shared my evaluation of 1st grade with Lizzie. Today I’m moving on to the next oldest student, William. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. William is 11 years old. He is finishing what I am calling the 4th grade, though technically,

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Eggy Apps are Fun #homeschool

I had the opportunity to review the on-line reading program, Reading Eggs, last spring. My daughter Lizzie, really enjoyed the program and played it every day. Since then Reading Eggs has expanded. Now they have Eggy apps! These include Eggy Words, Eggy Alphabet, Eggy Phonics, and