Category Archives for Academic Subjects and Courses

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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The Hero’s Journey in Literature and Life

My hero’s journey as a homeschool dad has taken me from the ordinary world of the public school system into the belly of the beast of the special world of homeschooling and I’ve returned with a life-giving elixir to share with you to help see you through it.You’ve probably heard of the Hero’s Journey as […]

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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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Taming The Bully Between Your Ears

So many times, our worst bully lives in our own head. It’s time to tame those little voices that shut you down every time you want to improve. Jeanie’s five step method will help you create the life you have always dreamed of by improving your relationship with yourself and others.Hurt people hurt people and […]

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Finding (and Maintaining) Peace Amidst Your Homeschooling Challenges

Homeschooling is a great joy – and a great challenge. It brings out the best in all of us, but unfortunately, it can also bring out the worst. How can we, as parents, find and maintain peace within ourselves no matter how hard things get? What are the principles, practices, and tools that will keep […]

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The Importance of Counting and Place Value

Should we have our children count everything? What happens when they run out of fingers?And how in the world do we use counting with four-digit addition? Come to this workshop andlearn effective and efficient ways to recognize quantities, understand place value, and masteraddition and subtraction. More about Kathleen Cotter Lawler: Kathleen Cotter Lawler Kathleen Cotter […]

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Charlotte Mason’s Foreign Language Approach: The Easy Way

Want to incorporate a foreign language in your homeschool? Charlotte Mason has a gentle approach that will help your homeschooler talk in a foreign language. We’ll not only talk about this hands-on approach but how to implement it in your homeschool easily. Bookmark

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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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