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Our Homeschool Plans for 2020-21

"Man plans, and God laughs" - old Yiddish Proverb This basically sums up my entire life (including homeschool) If you look at any of my personality types seeking input, planning, and trying to keep everyone happy always ranks in my top five attributes. Is it a coincidence that pride is my biggest downfall? Probably not.… Continue reading Our Homeschool Plans for 2020-21

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Learning with Pinterest-Chinese New Year Edition

**Since it is the Chinese New Year, here is a fun Learning with Pinterest lesson we did a few years back. Enjoy!   We love learning about other countries' cultural traditions and celebrations, so this year we decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  Luckily, the library had lots of cute books on the subject… Continue reading Learning with Pinterest-Chinese New Year Edition

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Learning with Pinterest – Middle Ages

We have been in a homeschool funk lately, so we decided to do something a little different and focus on the Middle Ages for history. Luckily there are a ton of fun ideas for activities/crafts inspired by the Middle Ages on Pinterest so that made lesson planning a breeze...and 100% free, once I found a… Continue reading Learning with Pinterest – Middle Ages

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Learning with Pinterest-Native Americans

A few weeks ago, we saw a wonderful production of Peter Pan at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama. Ben loved the scenes with Tiger Lily so much that we decided to study Native Americans during history for the month of April. Between Pinterest and the local library we found a lot of great books… Continue reading Learning with Pinterest-Native Americans

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Learning with Pinterest-Ancient Greece

This week, we continued our exploration of ancient civilizations by learning all about Ancient Greece.  As usual, Pinterest was full of great ideas to try out, so we picked a few and had a really fun, educational time.  Our library also had a nice selection of books on many topics related to Ancient Greece, so… Continue reading Learning with Pinterest-Ancient Greece

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How I Spend Less than $100 a Year on Homeschooling My Children(Part 3)

Today I am back to share with you some of the ways I save money while teaching my children the subjects of English and spelling.  Make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2 for ideas on ways to save on Science and History. K-2nd Grade The early years of elementary school are basically… Continue reading How I Spend Less than $100 a Year on Homeschooling My Children(Part 3)

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How I Spend Less than $100 a Year on Homeschooling My Children(Part 2)

In Part One of this series, I shared ways that I save money on homeschool science curriculum (generally spending less than $20 a year). Today, I will be sharing some ways that I save money on history curriculum. K-2nd Grade For K-2nd grades, history is basically full of learning about historical characters and holidays.  The… Continue reading How I Spend Less than $100 a Year on Homeschooling My Children(Part 2)

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Learning with Pinterest-Ancient Egypt

We started a new year of homeschool last week and now we have a 2nd grader and a high schooler in our house....which makes it all a little crazier! (Homeschooling in high school is way different than middle school...trust me..)  While Emma is trudging along with her massive high school course load, Ben and I… Continue reading Learning with Pinterest-Ancient Egypt

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How I Spend Less than $100 a Year on Homeschooling My Children(Part 1)

One of the most common concerns that parents have before they start homeschooling their children is how much it will cost.  Yes, there are some really expensive homeschooling curriculums out there (cough cough...Sonlight) that are considered to be complete curriculums.  These will include all the books you need plus a daily schedule to take the… Continue reading How I Spend Less than $100 a Year on Homeschooling My Children(Part 1)