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Read Aloud Sabotage

In case you just missed it, this past Thursday, February 16th was World Read Aloud Day. But I don’t believe we need a national day of recognition, everyday can and should be a read aloud day! The picture to the right is in … Continue reading

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Can You Teach Creativity?

Creativity can be defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Or the ability to make new things or think of new ideas. “Thinking outside the box” is a commonly … Continue reading

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Happy Darwin Day!

Today is Darwin Day (February 12), a day to celebrate scientific ingenuity and bravery. Charles Darwin was just one of many scientists who strove to change the way people think about the world. Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809 – … Continue reading

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Updates to Grade 2 – The Medieval World

Every now and then a book goes out of print – sometimes it happens to several books… It’s the downside of creating and using literature-based curriculum. But when that happens, I do my best to find replacement books that are … Continue reading

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How to Homeschool Art, Even if You are Not Artistic

General Tips for Incorporating More Art into your Homeschool There are tons of resources out there about how to do simple arts and crafts projects from popsicle stick houses to egg carton caterpillars… But what do you do when the extent … Continue reading

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School Choice Week Podcast: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

It’s National School Choice Week 2017! All week the SEA Homeschoolers has been sharing their School Choice Week Podcast series, and today is my interview with Mari Buckroth, in which we discussed secular homeschooling with Charlotte Mason and living books. … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box?!?

What exactly does the Build Your Library curriculum contain? If you are new to our curriculum programs, you may not yet be familiar with the layout of our secular, literature based homeschool products. Build Your Library prides itself on providing … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It is time to head back to Hogwarts for Harry’s fourth year with Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (Book 4)! I’m excited to share this newest unit in our Harry Potter unit study series. This time around, Harry … Continue reading

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Build Your Library on Tour 2017

Two years ago, we went to the 2014 N.A.S.H. (National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers) convention in Atlanta, GA. Since then there really hasn’t been a good opportunity for us to attend a secular homeschool convention within a reasonable distance to us. But … Continue reading

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About Build Your Library Curriculum

Build Your Library – secular homeschool curriculum, literature based – building young minds, one book at a time! Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and … Continue reading

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