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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 – 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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Unit Study: Prehistory

I don’t know about you, but at some point all four of my children have gone through a dinosaur phase. For one, it was a passion that lasted for many years. Over the course of these obsessions, we have collected an obscene number of … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Notebook Freebie

One of the questions I get asked the most is what to do with the vocabulary words that are scheduled in the instructor’s guide. I’ve spoken about learning vocabulary in context, and I still believe that this is the best … Continue reading

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Unit Study: World War II

Teaching World War II can be intense. There is an overwhelming amount of material to cover! From the European war, to the Pacific Theater to the American Home Front; the Holocaust and Japanese Internment camps, Axis and Allies, and D-Day, … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing – Reading

When I first began homeschooling, I fell in love with the idea of a book based education. I daydreamed about reading aloud beautiful literature to my serene children, as they snuggled close to me on the couch, their little eyes … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Darwin and Evolution

Evolution is a tough subject to find materials on in the homeschool world. So many science texts overlook it, for fear of offending someone or they are actively trying to disprove it. The theory of evolution is often misunderstood, or … Continue reading

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