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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 Day in Our World. I’ve spent an interesting couple of hours going […]

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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 down. She liked having her own school desk in the […]

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Creation Illustrated Review

There are some days when I’m really discouraged about our homeschool. I feel like we’ve not accomplished any of the goals we set for our family. On other days I know that I’ve allowed doubt to creep in. I’ve allowed myself to listen to Satan’s lies. But on those days when I feel like I’ve […]

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Dive into Your Imagination – What Makes a Fish a Fish? Review

As homeschoolers we have the ability to take time out and go down rabbit trails with our children as they discover things that interest them. I want my children to find something they’re passionate about and hopefully be able to convert that into a career. And even if they aren’t able to use their passion […]

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Go Science at Library and Educational Services

Science experiments. We really don’t get along. It all started in the 9th grade when I caught the towel on fire in the lab. I seem to have struggled with science labs ever since. And I’ve taken a lot of lab classes. I don’t know what it is about me, maybe I’m just bad luck […]

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REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry by Pandia Press

Chemistry is one of those subjects that people seem to either love or hate. And I think most people hate it. I say this because my husband is a chemistry teacher, and after he meets someone and tells them he teaches chemistry, over 75% of them say “Yuck, I hated Chemistry.” OK, so maybe not […]

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Apologia Elementary Science

Apologia publishes a full-range of science texts for the Christian homeschool. They began with high school science texts which have been very popular with homeschoolers for many years. More recently, Apologia began publishing elementary texts. Currently, the Apologia Elementary science series includes five titles: Astronomy, Botany, Flying Creatures, Swimming Creatures, and Land Creatures. These texts […]

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Heat and Energy Lapbook

We completed our Heat and Energy lapbook last week. This was the first lapbook that really made sense to me. I have liked the idea of lapbooking since I heard of it about a year ago, but most of the ones we have done seemed somewhat awkward to me.  I guess I’m not really a […]

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