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I was so excited when I found this link that I had to share it with everyone. Have you ever heard of a program in the school system called “Take a Veteran to School Day”? In all honesty I can not say that I was familiar with this program myself. However as homeschooling families we have the ability to expand on topics that are important to our daily life or child’s upbringing. We have the time and resources to go and speak with a Veteran (whether you personally know someone or not). This wonderful program is on the History.com...

I wanted to share with everyone my new classroom timer. The last few years I had one that looked like a stoplight. Unfortunately it was so loved that it stopped working. Although I have a timer all throughout our kitchen I find that having one that is portable that can go anywhere inside or outside of the house makes a huge difference. I hunted and searched and stumbled across this one: Click here to go to Really Good Stuff’s website It looks just like a coffee cup and has a little boy as well as little girl on it (the images look...

I wanted to show my kids how much they change just over the course of one school year. So I decided to make little homeschooling time capsules with both of our kids. Here are the materials that I used: –         Small brown paper bag –         Index card –         Empty toilet paper roll Start by writing “My Favorite Things” at the top of the index card. Leave them space to write their 3 favorite things right now. Measure your child and write their height on the back of the index card....

A few weeks ago April over at Learning Alongside wrote a wonderful post about the cost and common pitfalls of homeschooling. 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. I figure that if I still find myself going back to an item five times than I should...

I know I showed everyone this handwriting tool that my kids used this past school year but since I am in the middle of prepping for the upcoming 2011 – 2012 school year I thought that I would share this years handwriting tool with you. The general purpose of this tool is to help children with spacing. I know that the rule of thumb is to teach children that they...

Here is an inexpensive yet highly effective way to teach your child the months of the year. I purchased this teaching/classroom poster at our local Lakeshore Learning store (if you do not have a Lakeshore Learning store near you I would imagine that you could find this item at any local teaching store or perhaps Amazon): I cut the months out and then laminated...

Are you looking for a fun way to make learning new words fun? With spring here we are headed outside more and more for our learning fun. With so many dogs and open areas, my children and our dogs love to play with balls of all sorts, so I decided to bring a little fun with balls into our lessons with a fun game. This game is very fun! I found these beach balls at...

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