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Living Literature Top 10 Index

Living Literature Top 10 Index

We love living literature! If you’ve been around at all, you know I LOVE living literature!  It’s been such a blessing to our homeschool.  Need to know more about living literature?  Start with my Living Books post. Our Favorite Books Not too long ago, I pulled together a 10-day series (that turned into an 11-day…

Winter Homeschooling

Winter Homeschooling

Winter: long days, anxious kids, homeschool monotony?  No way!  At least it doesn’t have to be that way.  There’s lots to do to keep your homeschool vibrant in the winter! This post rounds-up the the best of my winter learning ideas for you.  You really can enjoy the cold, gray days! Nature Study Fresh air,…

Cranberry Science

Cranberry Science

A little cranberry science is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. Grab a few books and a package of cranberries and have fun! This post contains affiliate links. Cranberry Science I love using literature to kick-off lessons.  These science lessons about cranberries were inspired by all three of the books below, as well…

Christmas School

Christmas School

Make December Homeschooling Different By December, we all need a bit of a break from the monotony of the regular homeschooling schedule, don’t we?  Some people choose to take the entire month off to focus on the preparations of Christmas and turning the hearts of their children toward the One that Christmas is all about….

Around the World: Australia

(This post contains affiliate links.) Around the World: Australia To see where all our “spine” learning comes from during this unit, be sure to check out our main resources for the Around the World Studies. Inspirational Books The Pumpkin Runner Katy No-Pocket Possum Magic Are We There Yet? This is Australia About Marsupials: A Guide…

2013-14 Curriculum

2013-14 Curriculum

(This post contains affiliate links.) I love homeschooling!  Even as we dive deeper into high school, I can honestly say that it only gets better and better.  Real learning, subjects that inspire my children’s passions and pointing the way to the One all make homeschooling precious. What do 11th, 8th and 1st look like at…

Homeschooling High School Science

Homeschooling High School Science

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business, Shining Dawn Books.) Is Homeschooling High School Science Intimidating? Yes, it can be.  I’ve found so many wonderful resources to make it easier, though! Apologia We now have two years under our belt using Exploring Creation with Biology and Exploring Creation With Chemistry from Apologia. …

Owl Moon Activities

Owl Moon Activities

This post contains affiliate links.  Read my entire disclosure policy here. Owl Moon with FIAR I’m so excited to be back in the swing of Five in a Row with my littlest man! My oldest two made so many good memories during learning time using this curriculum.  I likely won’t post about all our studies,…

Project-Based Learning Ideas

I’m a huge believer in project-based learning! Keep reading to learn why and to get tons of project-based learning ideas for your homeschool! Just what is project-based learning? Quite simply, it’s a learning method in which your children dive into a subject and complete a project to show what they know.  Projects can really be…

How To Plan A Unit Study

How To Plan A Unit Study

I’m an eclectic Charlotte Mason homeschooler – why would I be in love with unit studies?  They are wonderful modes for immersing children into real-life learning!  Not everything we do in our homeschool revolves around a unit study, just like not everything we do follows Charlotte Mason’s principles exactly.  We do what fits for our…

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