Category Archives: Holidays

Educational Gift Ideas – History/Geography Edition

This is the third article in the Educational Gift Ideas series – we’ve already talked about Language Arts and Science gift ideas. Today, I want to share some great History and Geography related gift ideas. Typically, this is a rather … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition

Last week I shared some holiday gift ideas with a Language Arts theme. This week, I’ll give you some great science-themed gift ideas. Science can be so much fun, what kid doesn’t want to discover how the world works? Every … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Language Arts Edition

The holidays are nearly upon us, Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve started my shopping, and as I was planning out what my children will be receiving, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some ideas … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Winter Holidays Around the World

Why not take a break from your regular studies this holiday season and learn about Winter Holidays Around the World? This is a fun, multi-age unit study that is perfect for the whole family. You’ll travel the world while learning … Continue reading

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Birthday Sale

My birthday is on Monday, and I think this might be the first year that I’m not particularly looking forward to it. Suddenly, it’s hitting me that I’m getting older. I’ve always looked young for my age, but lately, no … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr. It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always … Continue reading

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The Year in Books – 2013

Every year, I like to keep track of what I read. I used to just jot it down in a spiral notebook, then I had a database in excel for a while. Now I keep track at Goodreads. At the … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Freebie

The 12 Days of Christmas is a popular carol, but what does it all mean? Why would anyone gift someone a partridge in a pear tree? Or Leaping Lords and swimming swans? It’s just begging to be updated.  So why … Continue reading

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Literary Gifts for Children

With the holiday’s upon us, everyone is busy shopping for the perfect gifts for their children. If you are anything like me, you want to build a love of reading in your children. So what do you do when their … Continue reading

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Unit Study – The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth … Continue reading

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