Category Archives for Curriculum and Resources

Cows Unit Study

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.  And on that farm he had some cows… Here is an outline of my Cows lesson plan:PICTURE BOOKS: (links given are for reference only; these books are often found at your local library)- Click […]

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Cooking Up A Curriculum

Cooking Up a Curriculum By Jen Holmstrom Most of us didn’t take a cooking class until we were in high school and there was an option to take Home Economics. But as homeschoolers, we can determine to introduce these skills much earlier. Something as simple and useful as cooking skills can be introduced as early as 3-5. […]

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Home Not School

Tempted to recreate a classroom in your living room? Let’s embrace the properties of home in our children’s educations and watch learning flourish! What are the conditions of home that support learning? How can you design your house to enhance learning opportunities? Family culture, “hygge” (the Danish word for coziness), and nurturing connection between parent […]

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Pigs Unit Study

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool This little pig went to market, this little piggy was homeschooled.. Here is an outline of my Pigs lesson plan:PICTURE BOOKS: (links given are for reference only; these books are often found at your local library)- The True Adventures of […]

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Lambert the Sheepish Lion

     A dear friend of mine officially adopted her second son and we were thrilled to get an invitation to be at the courthouse on that special day.     As an unschooler, I immediately saw the educational benefits of attending with my kids.     When I was thinking of fun ways to teach this […]

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Mulan

     I confess, I hadn’t seen Mulan all the way through until recently.  My kids had asked to see it, and I realized it was one of the few Disney movies we didn’t own.  We took a trip to the library and checked it out.  I loved it! The kids did too, haha.  This […]

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The Little Mermaid

     This was my favorite movie when I was Marley’s age.  It was no surprise to me that she wanted to learn all about it. HISTORY (Myth/Legend) Marley wanted so badly to find out if mermaids exist. We looked up lots of claims and hoaxes, which was fun and interesting.  We read about the origin of […]

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Peter Pan

 Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust will spark a love for learning in any child or grown up with the heart of a child.  We were able to learn about many new subjects through the guidance of JM Barrie and Walt Disney.  Check it out and participate in the magical education of Disney.  GEOGRAPHYBig Ben Break out the […]

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Hercules

     We happened to be on the road from Utah to CA when I asked Marley which Disney movie she wanted to see when we got home.  She said Hercules.  Perfect! Greek Gods, Greek Mythology, the origin of the Olympics. I told my husband we needed to make a stop in Vegas to go […]

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The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing (2019)

Programs, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family…for good. In fact, you can turn your writing program around in […]

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