Homeschool History Helps: The Alamo

Homeschool History Helps: The Alamo

The Alamo was built as a Franciscan mission in Texas and later became a symbol of the state’s struggle for independence from Mexico. In late 1835 Texas volunteer soldiers of the Texas Revolution took control of Alamo. Less than two months later Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and several[Read More]

BrainPOP: Enhance your Lessons with Tim and Moby

BrainPOP: Enhance your Lessons with Tim and Moby

If you know who Tim and Moby are, then you're familiar with BrainPOP. If you've never seen these two characters before, then you're in for a treat. I'm over at The[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #35

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #35

Welcome to Finishing Strong! Finishing Strong is all about homeschooling middle & high school students. It's hosted by Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus. Two words sum up our[Read More]

Our Kids Were Struggling With Math So We Started OVER!

Our Kids Were Struggling With Math So We Started OVER!

Is math a friend or foe in your homeschool? Our kids enjoyed math when they were younger, but somewhere along the line things just didn’t “click” any longer and our kids[Read More]

Easy and Practical Fall Chalk Art Projects

Easy and Practical Fall Chalk Art Projects

Autumn has arrived! It is time for apples, pumpkins, cooler temperatures, and nature walks to enjoy the great outdoors. As a way to celebrate the season we have created a number of[Read More]

Geography Activities: Make a Homemade Weather Station

Geography Activities: Make a Homemade Weather Station

Do you live in a place where the sun is usually shining or do you see more days filled with clouds and rain? Does the average temperature change drastically between winter and[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #34

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #34

Welcome to another week of Finishing Strong! Finishing Strong is the place where parents can come together and share their thoughts and ideas for homeschooling middle & high school students. It's hosted by Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, Starts[Read More]

A Book and a Movie: Mary Poppins

A Book and a Movie: Mary Poppins

In our home school, we occasionally use movies as a learning tool. They’re a fun way to learn a story or a subject. Believe it or not, we frequently watch[Read More]

How to Raise a Science-Minded Child

How to Raise a Science-Minded Child

There is an old adage “you reap what you sow”. What this essentially means is that if you want your children to harness their inner scientist, you have to create[Read More]

Learning About Magnetism with Activity Stations

Learning About Magnetism with Activity Stations

With our science co-op kids getting older, I realized that it was time for me to step back a bit as the teacher so they could do more of the investigation[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #33

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #33

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the weekly link-up that focuses on homeschooling during the middle & high school years. Every Wednesday, readers share some incredible ideas and inspiration for schooling older students at[Read More]

DIY Fall Candy Corn Luminary

DIY Fall Candy Corn Luminary

Every fall, my family celebrates the season by creating homemade decorations. Last year my daughters and I made these beautiful autumn leaf luminaries. We liked the way they looked when they[Read More]

Middle School Science Without the Textbooks

Middle School Science Without the Textbooks

I teach my middle school children science without textbooks. I've chosen to forge my own path by setting my own syllabus. Instead of relying on one major book to provide all of[Read More]

Hands-on History: Early American Quilting

Hands-on History: Early American Quilting

This year, we attended a historical reenactment for our early American History studies. During our visit, the girls were intrigued by women quilting, so I decided to use their interest[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #32

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #32

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the place where readers like you share their experiences homeschooling their middle & high school students. Every week we are exposed to a new set of creative ideas,[Read More]

Bringing Classic Literature to Life with Unit Studies

Bringing Classic Literature to Life with Unit Studies

Don't Miss This GIVEAWAY & FREE Printable! Do you include classic literature titles on your family’s homeschool reading lists? When our children were young and we were just beginning our homeschool journey[Read More]