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In the beginning of a school year your lesson planner can easily bring a huge smile to your face. It is full of hope, dreams, and inspirations for the coming school year ahead. Whether you plan a year in advance like I do, or you are a fly by the seat of your pants kind of lesson planner as the school year progresses there will be days when your lesson planner can...

I cannot believe that I have a sixth grader this school year. Seriously, where does the time go?! I can remember when we first began our homeschooling journey with the intent to homeschool our children when our son was only 3 years old. Now he is 11 years old and turning into such a fine compassionate young man. Time truly does fly when you are having fun! Every...

I am so excited for my daughter to enter fourth grade this school year. Aside from the wee little ones in preschool and Kindergarten fourth grade is a huge milestone in our household because it tends to mean a little more responsibility and independent learning. Our daughter is certainly Miss Independence and has been since birth so handing over a lesson a day...

Sometimes selecting a book that you can dive into more learning fun with your children can be a very daunting task. I firmly believe in encouraging reading. My husband and I actually require our children to read a book of their choice for at least 30 minutes a day, outside of school lessons, before turning on a piece of electronics or heading out to play with friends....

Sometimes selecting a book that you can dive into more learning fun with your children can be a very daunting task. I firmly believe in encouraging reading. My husband and I actually require our children to read a book of their choice for at least 30 minutes a day, outside of school lessons, before turning on a piece of electronics or heading out to play with friends....

Are you looking to make the first day of school after your summer break fun? This can be essential to re-focusing your students and getting them back on the education train.  As homeschoolers, our children are no different, and need to be re-focused just as well.  To help make this a fun day I created these back-to-school grade level signs that you can use...

  Making the first day of school after your summer break fun is essential to re-focusing your students and getting them back on the education train.  As homeschoolers, our children are no different, and need to be re-focused just as well.  To help make this a fun day I created these back-to-school grade level signs that you can use for any child, in...

It’s that time of year again. The time when I receive emails from you all asking what materials I plan to use in our homeschool this upcoming school year. I always try to plan out the materials to purchase in March/April/May so that I can have an overall game plan and budget set in place well before the school year starts. Then, over the next few months I work on...

Are you the type of homeschooler or educator that needs strict organization or the type that thrives on a little bit of organized chaos? The common thread though, is that no matter what, we all need to be organized somehow.  Since there are all types of organizational skills, planners, schedulers, programs, ideas, theories and philosophies out there for keeping your organized, there is bound to be something that fits your needs in the way that you need to keep yourself organized.  I know that there are a lot of different ways...

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the month of May. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item. While I LOVE creating educational materials for my children...

I would like to take a moment and share with everyone some of the themes, topics and resources that I will be using for our children for the month of April. My hope in sharing these ideas is that perhaps it can help someone else find some new resources. Please note that I will not be mentioning every item. While I LOVE creating educational materials for my children...

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