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My Kids Hated History…and Then I Tried This!

I’m the type of person that loves learning, no matter what it is. Well, let me qualify that…I don’t like a lot of science topics…but other than that, learning is something I love. With that said, I do understand that my children are not going to be just like me and there will be some subjects they just don’t enjoy. ...

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Christmas Crafts Your Kids Will Love Making!

Christmas Crafts your kids will love!!

Christmas is my favorite time of year! Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ always brings out the best in people, even those who don’t follow Jesus. It’s a great and happy time, and it’s my goal to build wonderful memories for my children to remember for years to come. Because my kids are so crafty, Christmas crafts are part of ...

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FREE Multiplication Worksheets

FREE multiplication worksheets to download and print

Looking for some practice worksheets for your student? Here are some great downloadable worksheets to help your kids practice their multiplication skills. 🙂

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FREE Bible Lesson Plans – Old Testament

163 Free Bible Lessons for kids

In our family, learning about the Bible is #1. We are always looking for some great lesson plans to help make the Bible more accessible to the kids, and applicable to their everyday life. Today, I found some great FREE (of course) lessons on the Old Testament.

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50 of the Best Homeschooling Blogs – 2014

Did you see our recommended list of homeschooling blogs from last year? Maybe you were a featured blogger? Whatever the case, it was so incredibly popular with y’all, so I figured it must have been super helpful. As a result, I wanted to update the list with this year’s favorites! Here is my updated list of MUST-READ homeschooling blogs for ...

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FREE Lesson Plan – Write Like the Mayans!

Yet another way to teach ancient history the fun way! Today’s FREE lesson plan features art activities that use Mayan heiroglyphs. Your kids can enjoy some “secret code” projects, all while learning more about this ancient society! Learning About the Mayans Through Hieroglyphs One of the things I remember about my Ancient Civilizations lessons in school were the hieroglyphs; not ...

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FREE Online Resources for Learning United States History

FREE Online History Resources

American History is a fascinating subject. Sadly, textbooks for United States history can be incredibly expensive. How would you like some FREE resources for teaching history to your kids? You’ve come to the right place! Learn United States History for FREE The first resource I would recommend is Guest Hollow. Their history curriculum was made by a mom just like ...

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Learn Spanish for FREE!

Foreign language can be a hard topic to teach as a homeschooling mom. How many languages do you speak? I only know a little French, even less Spanish and only a few words in other languages. Not exactly the best source of linguistics! Here in Texas, speaking Spanish is an extremely useful asset. But how do we teach it? Of ...

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Learn How to Draw Birds (and MORE) for FREE (FREE e-book download)

Are you studying birds? This e-book is a great addition to a bird unit study. It will teach kids how to draw birds, but that’s not all. You’ll also learn about bird anatomy, their skeleton and how their feathers help with flight. Using an art lesson to “disguise” a lesson on birds is a great way to make learning more ...

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How Do You Know if Your Child is Learning Enough?

measuring against the public school measuring stick

One of the questions I get asked most often is “how do you know if your child is learning enough?” To someone in the public school system, this seems like a valid question. It certainly did to me, as someone who attended public school as a child. But then you must ask yourself: who dictates how much a child should ...

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Tips to Get Your Child to Love Reading (Even if They Hate Reading)

How to Make Your Child Love Reading Time

Do your kids love to read? Do they hate to read? Reading leads to the improvement of so many different skills, from spelling to grammar and even creativity and imagination. If your kids hate to read, don’t despair! there are ways you can make it more fun. I actually have 3 children that don’t like to read. It’s weird for ...

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A New Source for Free Rubrics and Lesson Plans

The more the better, I always say. There’s a new resource for FREE rubrics to help you measure success, and lesson plans to get you there. In this post, I’ll tell you all about this new resource; where to find it, what you’ll get and more. 🙂 So get ready to take notes and get some great FREE resources for ...

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Studying Insects? Here are Some FREE Insect Lesson Plans for First Graders!

FREE insect lesson plans for first graders

Is your first grader studying insects? Then today’s post is for you! There are some great resources for learning all about bugs, but today I’m focusing on a specific set of FREE lesson plans on insects for first graders. Don’t miss out on these freebies! Insects are fun to study, especially if you’re able to get hands on! Kids in ...

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Give Your Kids a Sense of Accomplishment with These Free Reading Logs

Some children don’t like to read. It’s a sad fact, one I don’t understand, but there ya go. One of my children is like that; it’s so hard to get him to read! Giving him a sense of accomplishment really helps. I do this by giving him a reading log where he can write down how much time he spent ...

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