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Learning About Spiders

A Guest Post Spiders. Right now it is the season for spiders! I’m not a huge spider fan but can tolerate them from a distance. This past week we had a couple unplanned opportunities to study spiders.  I capitalized on that and we went on a little bunny er spider trail this week! Spider Spinning…

5 tips for a happier homeschool

  Written by contributor Rachel Wolf of Clean and Lusa Organics Skin Care Homeschooling can be such serious business. Each day you juggle more tasks than a CEO. Learning styles, lunch, and laundry. Geometry, groceries, and gardening. Disputes, diapers, and long division. It’s a big job you’ve taken on.  And yes, also the most rewarding. Even so, sometimes…

I Don’t Love Math, So How Can I Homeschool My Child?

I Don’t Love Math, So How Can I Homeschool My Child?

  Susan, a homeschooling mother, hated math. She always had. She said this in front of her children. As a result, Susan’s children hated math. They consistently scored below grade level on standardized tests. Quite often, they did not get through their math curriculum because they chose to skip math whenever possible. Eventually, all of…

American Sign Language

By Renée K. Walker Foreign language credit for high schoolers can be a nightmare for many homeschooling parents and students. Many public and private school students feel they are lucky when their state does not require it for high school graduation. Homeschoolers also often try to avoid it, but many find that colleges will not…

20 DIY Halloween Project Ideas

  My kids love crafts and they love Halloween. They are always begging me to buy more supplies and do more things every year. Here are a couple of ideas of fun things that you can with kids of all ages: 1. Hanging Fall Wreath Chandelier from Practically Functional 2. Fall Owl Wreath from Glued…

{Infographic} How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

This post was written by: Lindsey Clair Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She has been married fourteen years to her best friend Ron where he is currently a Solutions Engagement Supervisor for the State of Michigan at UPS. Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development. She hopes to pursue a degree…

Top 5 Learning Software and DVD’s for Kids

As homeschoolers, technology has become a big part of our children’s learning experience.  Kids are learning through a variety of ways and some of them being all online or through television. If you are like me, you tend to limit your child’s screen time so that they learn to explore traditional tools like library books…

Resources for Teaching About Civilization

Resources for Teaching About Civilization

Every child will benefit from the opportunity to learn about society, both the origins of their own civilization and other civilizations which existed in the past and around the world. With many online resources and Detroit’s new museum now open, there are plenty of opportunities for parents to get the help they need in order…

5 Websites for Summer Education

I have decided that I will be utilizing educational websites and the library this summer as our summer sharpeners.  It’s nice to mix things up so we will do this up to 3 days a week.  Don’t want to lose all the skills gained throughout the year. I have compiled a list of 5 educational…

Art Journaling for Everyone

With art journaling there is no pressure to have a finished, polished piece of art. Anyone keeping an art journal can decide not to share it with others, therefore creating a stress free space where mistakes can be made and even embraced. Art journals are about exploring yourself through personal expression and trying out new…