Creative Homeschooling

One of the main goals I set early on in our homeschool was to give my children a love of learning.  Creative homeschooling is the mode I’ve used to successfully do that.  Don’t think that you can never put your child in front of a textbook or computer screen to homeschool creatively!  Instead, think of it as offering your children curriculum and styles to meet their needs.  Sometimes that will be a textbook or computer class.  Other times, it may be a unit study, living literature, field trips, games, project-based learning, co-op classes, or interest-based studies.  These articles show you how.  Be inspired!

Thanksgiving Resources

We won’t be doing a Thanksgiving unit this year, but several books will be in books baskets and book nooks around the house.  Here are some of my favorites. Here are a few internet resources that have been useful in the past. Cindy Downes’ Pilgrim Unit The Homeschool Mom’s Links LaCelle Family Unit Study Eclectic…

US Geography Resources

US Geography Resources

We had a great time studying United States geography!  One of the coolest projects during the study included research, some technology skills, writing and a bit of art. US Geography We took some time to learn about famous national landmarks during the unit.  As a final project, I gave the kids a list of several…

A Tree House!

It’s been in the works for about 6 months (and actually still needs a roof), but the big kids officially have a tree house!!  It’s very rustic – which I love.  The kids are already planning to deck it out in Boxcar Children-style!  I’ll post indoor pictures when it’s complete. Have a very blessed Memorial…

Field Day

Field Day at our co-op is always such a fun day!  In their class rotations, the kids go around to seven different activities. Tug-of-war Long Jump Softball Throw 50 Yard Dash Three-legged Race Sack Race Obstacle Course The moms sign up to either work a station or escort classes from station to station.  Those who…

Co-op Talent Expo

This past weekend was time once again for our co-op’s talent expo.  It’s such a fun time of sharing talents and competing for ribbons in the areas of art, music, drama, spelling, Bible memorization, cooking, woodworking, science fair and/or sewing. This year’s projects for Caleb included two art projects, a *huge* birdhouse and a derby…

Published Books

Published Books

(This post contains affiliate links.) Published Books: Why They’re Important This week was our second round of book publishing this year.  Back in February, after the kids had written original stories from picture prompts, we took the stories through the entire writing process. Prewriting (brainstorming, story mapping, free writing, lists making, orally telling a story,…

Night at the Museum Party

Night at the Museum Party

(This post contains affiliate links.) Night at the Museum Movie: Watch and Learn Short and Sweet Version: Co-op Class Only Meets Twice First Meeting:  Everyone watches the movie, Night at the Museum, together.  This meeting is strictly for fun. At Home:  Each child chooses either an historical character from the movie, another interesting person from…

A Lot of Valentine Fun

Hubby and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Saturday, so I decided to do a family Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday.  To get the excitement rolling, we ditched the math books and used little sweethearts to create graphs and find the mean, median and mode of candy that I gave them. We spent much of the…

Winter Learning Centers

The time has come to set out some winter learning centers. Even though the kids get outside almost everyday still, it’s just too cold to stay out for long. Without friendly reminders around the house, one of my sweet children will do nothing but beg to watch the TV for hours. So, in different places…

December Reading

Great December Reading   Oh, and have you met God?  Apparently Eli has!  Every time he gets his busy little fingers on a Santa ornament he says, “God.”  (Very reverently, I might add.)  His innocent little eyes looking up at us with complete seriousness that he is holding God right in his chubby little hands. …

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