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Both of my kids from time to time can feel the need, the need to speed away from their desks when a writing assignment is handed to them. We are all busy as homeschooling parents, so this series is meant to bring a quick and simple homeschooling tip your way.  One quick and inexpensive way to solve those writing blues… simply use a scented pen or pencil! This...

  Creative Writing is a skill that comes naturally to some, but not so easily to others.  To help my son Beck and daughter Elizabeth I sometimes have to create prompts for them to use in their studies to help them practice their writing skills.  I would like to share with you all my latest writing prompt set with my Brick themed Descriptive Writing...

Throughout our journey into Greek Mythology this school year I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be assigning Beck some writing assignments. To make those writing assignments a little more fun I have tied in the Greek Mythology theme with this writing paper set. There is room on each page to include a picture as well as room to write 1-2 paragraphs.   My...

If your homeschooling days are like the ones in our family, you tend to have a few days here and there where you end up having a project by the end of the day that you little one wants to proudly display.  Now, at a brick and mortar school they would display a few, store some, and send some home, but when you homeschool you have them all. This brings up a few...

Each year I have made both our children’s (as well as for some of our homeschooling friends) helpful handwriting tools using their favorite characters (make sure to see the previous years of our helpful handwriting tools from 2012 and 2011). This year I decided to create a fun tree pocket that will hold the tree-mendous writing tool on the wall by the children’s...

Writing comes naturally to some children, while others can sit and stare at a blank piece of paper for what seems like hours. Over the years I have struggled with this, especially with my son Beck. I have always found that giving him a piece of paper that just has a simple frame on the page eases him into the writing process. I used these blank writing papers in...

My sweet loving son Beck has so many redeeming qualities that I could literally spend all day boring you to tears with details. He would rush to your child’s aid if they were ever hurt (whether physically or emotionally). So why do you ask am I writing this blog post then? Well Beck seems to have this “medical condition” that his father also shares where it...

I found this wonderful book,  Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs, at our local library and fell in love with it so we have purchased it. I have found that most children in Elementary School fall into 2 dinosaur categories: they love dinosaurs or could do without learning about them. At this point neither of our children seem very intrigued by the world...

Supplies needed: 3 outlines on colored construction paper of different shaped leaves, 2 pipe cleaners, 3 different lengths and colors of strings, 1 tree branch (roughly 12 inches), and a single hole punch. This was so much fun! I first explained to our son that personification is when you as the writer give a human quality to an object (such as “The leaves danced...

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...