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HOMESCHOOL: August in Review

Here are some of the fun homeschool activities that we did during the month of August! We are using Math-U-See again this year and loving it! Here my daughter is learning rounding with some help from a chart I created. (I plan to post this and more materials very soon!) We continued with our cooking classes and here you can see my daughter learning to brown hamburger for Mexican Pizzas that she made as part of our...

HOMESCHOOL: July in Review

We started homeschooling earlier than normal this year in anticipation of some time off when our third child arrives near the end of September! Here are some of the fun activities that we did during the month of July! Well I forgot to take a picture of my daughter on her first day of school… So we reenacted the day about two weeks late! We will be learning how to cook as our life skill for this year. My...

Homeschool: October in Review

OK I said this last month but… the month has flown by! It seems like this month went even faster than last month! Here are some of the fun things we did during October! We have been learning more about plants, specifically parasites & passengers. Here you can see our model of a parasite plant using straws! We have been learning a lot about Egypt and early writing. Here you can see Alana’s hieroglyphic...

FREE Autumn Leaf Activites – Nature Detectiv...

Head over to the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives website and download some FREE Autumn Leaf Activities! You can find 25 different Autumn Leaf Activities such as leaf identification worksheets, games, puzzles and art activities. I love the Nature Detectives website! It’s packed full of creative activities and ideas to get kids outside. Do you have a website that you love to gather great resources from? Please share it in...

Homeschool: September in Review

I can’t believe it is already the second week of October! I am enjoying this beautiful fall weather and we are trying to get outside as much as possible! September went out with a bang as the last two weeks either the girls were sick or I was sick! Here are some of the fun things we did during the month of September! A crane fly got into the house when some of the neighbor kids came over. The kids were scared of...

FREE Fire Safety Lesson Plans, Printables & G...

October in National Fire Safety month and Scholastic has some great FREE Fire Safety Lesson Plans, printable and games for Pre-K thru Fifth grade. My daughter and I really liked the Sparky’s Match game as it presented a fun way to train children on what to do when the smoke alarm signals! We also found some additional resources at: Home Safety Council Code Red Rover Abc Teach Related posts: Learn how to Go GREEN...

FREE Environmental Health Curriculum PreK-5th Grad...

I happened to stumble across this curriculum one day and after skimming through it, it looks to be a very well planned and organized curriculum for many ages! Visit the EPA to download the Environmental Health Curriculum for children in Pre-Kindergarten thru the Fifth Grade. This curriculum was developed as part of the Children’s Pesticides, Asbestos, and Lead (PAL) Environmental Health Initiative. Let me know what you...

Museum Day = FREE Admission across US

This Saturday, Semptember 24, 2011 is museum day and you can get in FREE to hundreds of museums across the country. Visit Smithsonian.com to find a participating museum near you! Thank you Living as Mom! Related posts: FREE Admission to botanical gardens May 6! Upcoming Homeschool Discount Days EDUCATIONAL: FREE Book of Centuries...

How we organize our home library (Before)

Now that we are adding more books to our home library, we really need to get it more organized! We are now cataloging our books with the FREE online website, Library Thing. We are tagging and organizing our books just like you would find in a library. This is going to help us when we need to search for a book in our home library. Often times we already have a book that may be on our reading list but we just can’t find...

FREE Homeschool Curriculum

Are you wanting to homeschool… but are struggling with the cost of prepared homeschool curriculum? Last year we learned of a website called Ambleside Online that lays out all of the curriculum for you and most of the books can be read online for free or checked out from your local library. Ambleside Online is a curriculum guide and booklist designed to follow Charlotte Mason’s method of homeschooling. Charlotte...