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My husband and I love Shakespeare.  We went to see two plays at the Globe on our honeymoon, and we regularly go to see the various Shakespeare in the park venues that are available in our area. This past year we decided our kids were old enough to try out Shakespeare.  My boys are 8 and my daughter is 6.  I know, you’re probably thinking, “She’s crazy!” ...

I have teamed up with the super fabulous Free Homeschool Deals where each month we will bring you a monthly blog series called Book Marks The Spot! Each month we will share with all of our readers a list with a variety of different storybook from our chosen month’s theme. This month’s theme is back to school! To download your free bookmark with this month’s...

One trick I have found that has worked over the years is keeping an ongoing library book list for the entire school year.  I also keep this list broken down by months. So as the month comes up I can easily use my list to go to our library and request all of the books that we like or are relevant to the time of year.  Every year I share with my readers a...

Sidewalk chalk! The wonderful toy we love to break out as soon as the weather permits it.   This Summer I decided to squeeze a little more fun out of our chalk by setting up some simple and educational games for my kids!    Sidewalk Chalk Sudoku I saw this idea first over at The Usual Mayhem and knew it would be perfect for my 5 year old. I ended up using...

I have teamed up with the super fabulous Free Homeschool Deals where each month we will bring you a monthly blog series called Book Marks The Spot! Each month we will share with all of our readers a list with a variety of different storybooks from our chosen month’s theme. This month’s theme is heroes! Click the link below to download your free bookmark with...

Do you have a young child just learning their ABC’s or perhaps a young fan of animals? Just in time for summer and all of our trips to the zoo, I was inspired by my review of Wild at the Zoo and decided to put together this animal themed Alphabet Wall Card Set for anyone to enjoy. In it you will find a set of 26 letters with a corresponding animal that starts with...

Next year we are venturing into what I consider to be new and unchartered territory for our family in our homeschooling journey. We will have a 4th and 2nd grader (yikes when did the kids grow up so quickly!). I always like to have the basic forms on hand to use throughout a school year so that I am not spending limitless time searching on the computer for a form...

I have teamed up with the super fabulous Free Homeschool Deals where each month we will bring you a new monthly blog series called Book Marks The Spot! Each month we will share with all of our readers a list with a variety of different storybook from our chosen month’s theme. This month’s theme is ponds! To download your free bookmark with this month’s theme...

One of the most common pitfalls of homeschooling is overspending when it comes to your homeschooling budget. Overspending or staying within our homeschooling budget is something that we all have to do. I have created this form for all of the items that I come across over the school year. After using this form for several years now I find that it saves me a tremendous...

As we all know, homeschoolers are mostly responsible for keeping their own records.  One of the records that I have Beck and Elizabeth help me keep track of is their reading logs.  Each time they start or finish a book I have them place it on their current reading log sheet.  In advance of the new school year I have added a pinch of magic and a smidgen of fun to add some variety in their reading logs and continue to break-up to the dull paperwork monotony.  Each new themed book log includes all of the necessary information...

I have had my Mailbox Magazine calendar for almost 5 years now and amazingly there has been no damage done to any of the pieces! I believe I paid $25.00 for it back then.  Considering all of these years later we are still able to utilize it every school day in different ways I would say that this is an investment worth looking into if you are entering the homeschooling...

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