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Tips for Teaching Multiple Grade Levels

One of the challenges when homeschooling more than one child, is figuring out how to juggle different grade levels. One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is how to use one grade level with multiple ages.  If you have … Continue reading

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Build Your Library Holiday Gift Guide

Are you still scrambling to find the perfect gift for your child? Do you want to inspire a love of learning? Then you have come to the right place. I have compiled some of our favorite educational and fun gift … Continue reading

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Favorite Fall Reads

The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I … Continue reading

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Summer Learning

We are deep into summer mode right now. The days are hot and lazy, perfect for curling up with a good book or spending afternoons in the backyard catching frogs and worms. It is also birthday season around here – … Continue reading

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Teaching With Living Books: A Tutorial

You often hear the words “living book” tossed around in homeschooling circles, but what constitutes a living book? Can it be subjective? What are spine books? Do we have to read only literature that was written over a hundred years … Continue reading

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A Hint of What’s to Come – Grade 8

For the last month or so, I’ve been on a book-collecting spree. I knew for a while that I was going to do World History for the Grade 8 plans. Then, I got my hands on a copy of The … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I am so excited to finally present the Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets unit study! Welcome back to the exciting world of wizards, mythical creatures, magic and danger! Harry’s second year at Hogwarts gets off to a rough … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Cook Family Favorites

This is going to be the final post in the Educational Gifts series, but if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, there is still plenty of time to shop. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing some … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Art Edition

We’ve been exploring ideas for educational gifts for the holidays. I’ve already shared ideas for language arts, science, history/geography and math themed gifts. Today, I’m going to share some ideas for art inspired gifts. This is actually a pretty easy … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Math Edition

This is the fourth post in the Educational Gifts series – Over the last few weeks I’ve shared ideas for  Language Arts, Science and History/Geography. Today I want to share some fun ideas for Math inspired gifts. One of my … Continue reading

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