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3 In Homeschooling

Fall Themed Books For The Whole Family – Picture Books & Read Alouds

Fall is right around the corner and it is my favorite! I love everything about fall… the leaves, the smells, the colors, the baking, the sweaters! As much as I don’t want to rush summer, I love when little pops of autumn start showing. To me, fall also means a fresh start. I know that is actually the opposite of what fall stands for, but with the beginning of a new homeschool year, fall feels like a new start to…

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Our Homeschool Room Tour || 2020 || Minimal, Large Family

  Hi friends! It is that time of year when all the homeschool moms are in planning and organizing mode. And we love it, don’t we?? I just finished organizing our homeschool room for the upcoming school year and thought I would give you all a peek inside. I haven’t shared a homeschool room tour in a few years, and things have changed since then! I have added children, changed curriculum, changed houses, and have definitely learned to live with…

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3 In Homeschooling

Homeschool Conferences in New England

Homeschool Convention season is upon us! This tends to be one of the more exciting seasons for us homeschoolers – and with good reason! The abundance of curriculum, expert speakers, the refreshment and fellowship with like minded people… it’s all so invigorating! Homeschool convenion are a great place to find encouragement, motivation and strength for the days and years ahead.   One of the things we look forward to the most is usually all the homeschool curriculum! We can peruse…

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Analytical Grammar || Curriculum Review

Review of Analytical Grammar Analytical Grammar is our favorite program for high school English. I met the late author of the program, Robin Finley at a homeschool conference. She spent time with my oldest son and I in showing us the program and how it worked. My son was hooked on her statement of “all you need is this program and finish it in one year and then you do not need grammar for the rest of the high school…

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Exploring Nature With Children || Curriculum Review

On a recent homeschool birding hike, we loaded ID guides, nature journals, and binoculars into our packs to eagerly trek through forest and field. Maybe we were noisy or it was too late in the morning, but we had yet to find a single bird! As younger children searched for muddy tracks by the creek, an older child moved to a quieter place for birdwatching. Her patience paid off. She spotted a large owl perched in the trees. Everyone took…

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Take Time For Art! || Curriculum Review

You’re in the middle of a history curriculum and you’re thinking to yourself, “Something is missing.”  Oh, the read alouds were really good.  And those suggestions for food and costumes were great.  But the art activities ended up being a bit confusing, you didn’t have all the right materials, and the art history was totally missing.  Sound familiar? Art!  It’s that activity that we all want our children to experience, and yet it seems to keep getting pushed to the…

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The Good And The Beautiful Level K Math || A Review

Curriculum is a big deal in the homeschool world and there are so many different options, it can become very overwhelming. However, I am so thankful to have found an amazing curriculum that gives me the extra confidence I need to teach my children and give them a well rounded education. So today I am going to share a review of our math curriculum we have been using for Kindergarten. We are using The Good and The Beautiful Level K Math. We use The Good…

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Bravewriter Help For High School || Curriculum Review

One of the most daunting challenges of teaching high school at home is writing. Maybe it’s because so much seems to ride on the all-important “College essay!” We certainly don’t want our kids to mess that up. Or maybe it’s because we remember the dreaded red ink pen markings all over the essays we submitted as teenagers, slashing and striking through our carefully crafted thoughts and ideas. Even now the thought of a teacher tearing through a piece of writing…

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Our Learning Curve || A Curriculum Review

Our Learning Curve is a resource for children of color, families raising children of color, and diverse classrooms. We provide impactful curriculum and unit studies that promote multicultural learning, self-reflection and self-identity, and self-esteem. We’re excited to be participating in the Wading in Curriculum Series at Just a Simple Home.   Culturally inclusive homeschooling is homeschooling that is culturally responsive. It facilitates the learning of all peoples. This means that it takes into consideration and includes persons of varying or…

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Apologia Botany || A Curriculum Review

My kids are budding scientists.  Nearly every afternoon you will find us carefully mixing household items, creating charts, or dissecting small bits of God’s creation.  From my four year old carefully putting paper clips onto a foil boat and watching them float to my 11 year old learning Greek and Latin roots describing plants, Apologia is hands down my favorite science curriculum. This post contains affiliate links. Presently, we are working through Apologia Botany and I am enjoying it just as…

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