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Have you seen McFarland, USA yet? This movie released to theaters in February 20th, but is still going strong at the box office. This touching story about a new teacher at a school in an economically repressed portion of California’s central valley is sure to be a great character building movie. The characters literally run down the road to building strong bonds...

Are you ready to travel the world and learn about the various world landmarks out there? As part of Beck and Elizabeth’s school year they will be learning about some world landmarks. To accomplish this I have created a fun World Landmark Pack to help entice them to learn more about them, research them, and hopefully understand why these world landmarks are important.  This...

I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities around the topic of Pirates. This month’s new theme of ‘What Will I Be When I Grow Up’ is sure to get everyone thinking about what they want to be when they grow up with some fun projects too.  There...

Learning all about the community around you and your family is important. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to my next FREE printable, My Community Coloring Pack.  In this community themed coloring pack your child will find almost all the places they need to know about in their community from the police station to your house.  Each page is...

Has your child or student ever asked you who that was or what is that person doing when you are out and about in your community?  I know that Beck and Elizabeth do and I like to take those opportunities to discuss what those people are doing.  The communities that we all live in are filled with people that assist us from teachers to nurses to librarians,...

Are you looking to introduce a little geography based learning into your lessons?  Then look no further then my latest pack, the Children of the World Pack. In this fun coloring pack your child or students will be introduced to different types of children from around the world as they work on their geography skills of the globe and continents. Included are the...

As Beck and Elizabeth are getting older I have found that I am assigning them more and more biography reports during their homeschool lessons. To help make these reports more entertaining and fun I have decided that from time to time rather than give them a blank sheet of paper to write their biography reports I will give them a biography report form that I have created....

While teaching Beck and Elizabeth about some of the symbols of our country I decided to make some simple writing prompts.  I plan to use these writing prompts to help reinforce their lessons during the next few days about the symbols of America.  I have included short writing prompts for the American Flag, Bald Eagle, Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, the President,...

While most children begin learning about community helpers in preschool and kindergarten, I personally still feel that it is important to instill the importance of appreciating those around you and how they help to contribute to making your life better in both of my children. Now that Beck is in third grade he is starting to stretch his independent wings more and...

I am proud to present my next read with the topic of American Treasures. President’s Day is right around the corner. We celebrate the accomplishments of former President’s George Washington and Abraham Lincoln every February. I decided to make this reader not specific to President’s Day, but rather I included other American Treasure related items as well. This...

Our family has been homeschooling for 5 years now and sometimes when I am planning and setting up our lesson plans I find some topics that I need to update or upgrade to our new grade levels.  While I was planning for this November I realized that the way I teach the children about The First Thanksgiving needs a little refreshing and a jolt of new life. I created...

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