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Homeschool Kids Have Prom!

Every time someone finds out that the girls homeschool, the first thing they ask me is “What about socialization?” or “What about sports?” sometimes even “What about Prom?”!  Seriously, my girls do not live in a bubble! My kids are well socialized!  I do have one very shy girl, but that has nothing to do with homeschooling.  My girls can…

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5 Ways to Take Science Outside

Scientific activities are great ways for kids to build analytical and creative thinking skills, and the great outdoors offers all kinds of opportunities when it comes to children’s science. Making predictions, testing out hypotheses and experimenting with ideas and objects all stimulate natural curiosity, leading children to a better understanding of both the scientific method and the world around them. As spring approaches and warmer…

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Around the World Game

Education is best when it is fun!  I have said it time and time again.  If you make it fun, they will learn.  Very few people actually like to sit down and read a text book.  So dry, so boring, such a waste of time!  We are homeschoolers and we choose to keep education natural and fun.  Thankfully there are…

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GEODice, Games for Education! #Homeschool

As you know, we are a homeschool family and lean strongly towards unschooling.  We are always looking for fun ways to learn.  Games are a great tool for home education, as well as a great tool for expanding on public education. As I have said a million times before, if you make it fun they will be more willing and…

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Curriki Online Geometry Course Free to Teachers & Students

AT&T Funds Interactive Course for Geometry that is free for teachers and students.  You can read the full release here. The online Curriki Geometry course will be available in September 2013. To participate in the beta launch, sign up today http://link.curriki.org/PBL-Geometry-Signup and we’ll notify participants when the course is available. About Curriki A non-profit organization, Curriki is the leading K-12 global community…

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Reading Kingdom, an Educational Website for Kids #Review

As you know, we do not use traditional school.  We are considered homeschoolers and very much lean towards the ways of unschooling.  In my opinion, if you can read, you can do anything!  Reading is the key to learning and doing. Most schools teach kids to read with phonics.  But, did you know that in English, only 20 percent of the…

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Fun History #Homeschool

I decided to do something fun and different with the girls… fun history!  I purchased The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories to use.  It just arrived the other day and I am anxious to get them started!  I will also be getting The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set. Normally I would just do the library,…

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Free Reading Eggs Membership!

My girls have a lot of fun with ReadingEggs.com.  It is a great online reading program that can be used by homeschoolers or just for extra help for traditional school.  The Reading Eggs program was developed by great team of teachers, educational writers, animators and web developers.  The kids feel like they are playing games which opens up those little…

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Thoughts on Unschooling by Quinn Cummings

This is a guest post by Quinn Cummings, author of The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling. Our species has been recognizably human for 130,000 years, give or take, and for all but the last 400, no one has learned a classroom. Even with these last 400 years, education as we would know it was a very small part of…

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Gearing up for School? Check out these Printables!

I can not believe the summer is almost over!  It is flying by!  Here at our house, school never really ends.  We look for the educational value in everyday life. My kids really love worksheets, I think they are almost like a game for them.  You should check out the scholastic worksheets.  They have hundreds of multiplication worksheet printables.  They range…

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America’s Public Education and The Rise in Homeschooling

Now, before anyone get’s mad and says I’m a “hater” or any of those other ignorant words that are thrown around when someone doesn’t see eye to eye…I do not hate Public School kids, I do not think you are a crappy parent for using the Public Schools. I have a lot more to say on the matter, but am…

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Summer Reading Challenge with Pottery Barn Kids!

The Summer Reading Challenge is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! From May 17 through Aug. 22, Pottery Barn Kids is rewarding little ones who read 12 recommended “Award-Winning” books or 6 “Early Reader” books with a free book and completion certificate, as well as the chance to win a backpack full of books. Your kids can track their progress…

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Pizza Hut BOOK IT! For Homeschool!

It’s that time of year!  Time to sign up for Pizza Hut BOOK IT! for your homeschool children grades K-6.  This is a free program!  Just fill out the form, that is it! The 2012 enrollment deadline is September 1st.

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Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE Free Educator’s Guide!

CHIMPANZEE is opening in theatres next week (April 20th)!  Check out this free downloadable CHIMPANZEE Educator’s Guide!

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$37 for a 1 Year Subscription to Reading Eggs Online Interactive Children’s Reading Program

Lauren and Emma absolutely love Reading Eggs.  It is a great online interactive reading program for kids.  It’s fun, like a game…but they are really learning while using it. Today through Juice in the City you can get a one year membership for only $37!  That is normally $75!