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A Year of Picture Books (April)

We found quite a few gems to add to our picture book series this month. Every single book we picked out features a woman (which was not intentional!) We learned about an awesome female architect who used nature as inspiration for her designs, an invention that made the Queen of England more comfortable while sea… Continue reading A Year of Picture Books (April)

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A Year of Picture Books (Late February-March)

We had another great month of picture books. We learned about inventors, authors, human rights advocates, and naturalists. If you think that picture books are just for young children.....you would be wrong! I get just as much from these books as my nine year old does and we get to enjoy learning about these amazing… Continue reading A Year of Picture Books (Late February-March)

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A Year of Picture Books (January & February)

Here are some of our favorite picture books that we read in the months of January and February. Ocean Meets the Sky is a beautiful book that tells the story of a young boy who goes searching for a magical world that his grandfather told him about where the ocean meets the sky. The artwork… Continue reading A Year of Picture Books (January & February)

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Learning with Pinterest-Groundhog Day

**Reposting this cute post from a few years back. Happy Groundhog’s Day! Since Groundhog day was this week, we decided to learn all about groundhogs in science and make a few fun crafts for art. Interesting facts we learned about groundhogs: 1. We learned that groundhogs are related to squirrels. 2. The people who love… Continue reading Learning with Pinterest-Groundhog Day

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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