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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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Raising Map Nuts: Learning Geography Naturally

You might be a homeschooler if… Your family quizzes one another on what state their cracker or tortilla chip looks like. Actually that probably makes us weird among homeschoolers. We are a family who really likes maps. Before we were married, my husband and I

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now about Math

It’s time for the next topic in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week’s topic is Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Mathematical Understanding or Memorization? I think I have pretty thoroughly shared my thoughts on teaching math. Here’s How I choose Math

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It Starts with the Alphabet

Welcome to the Virtual Curriculum Fair! This week’s topic is Playing with Words. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I only link to products that I have tried and found to be of high quality. Every child is different, and some of the resources that

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The Year So Far

*This post contains affiliate links. October is almost over! I can not believe it. This 1st quarter + has just flown by. But I’ve made it through the extra busy beginning of the school year. So now it’s time to look at how things have

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1 Week Down, 35 to Go

No, I’m not really already counting down to the end of the school year. Our first week actually went fairly well. The big hits so far are— David taking Pre-Calculus in an outside class The block scheduling of science/geography. This first month is a science