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 Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Natives who then celebrated with … Continue reading "Unit Study: The History of Thanksgiving"
This is the third post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. I’ve given some advice to new homeschooling mothers and helped you to get your materials organized for a great year. Today, I’m going to give you some tips to avoiding burn out. Whether this is your first year or your 13th, no … Continue reading "B2HS: Tips for Avoiding Homeschooling Burn Out"
April 22nd is Earth Day, the annual celebration to inspire awareness about pollution and appreciation for protecting the health of the environment. This is a great reason to get outside, especially if you’ve had a long winter. I know you can probably all enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine today. Hopefully your weather is cooperating. This day marks the anniversary of … Continue reading "Free Earth Day Mini Unit Study"
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 – April 19, 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He was best known for … Continue reading "Happy Darwin Day!"
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 and his friends see the Quidditch World Cup, meet wizards from around Europe at the … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
Not to alarm any of you, but there are only 50 days until Christmas! So that means there are only: – 22 days until Thanksgiving – 23 days until Black Friday – 56 days until New Years! We have been using these cool Countdown Clocks for Christmas for years. Every Christmas morning it goes off … Continue reading "Holiday Countdown!"
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 – my three eldest children all have birthdays within a week of each other. We have … Continue reading "Summer Learning"
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 about five major winter holidays – Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year. … Continue reading "Unit Study: Winter Holidays Around the World"
It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel this week, so you know what that means… It’s the perfect time to dive into the Sharks Unit Study! In between fascinating shows about Megalodon, Hammerheads and zombie sharks, you and your child can learn about shark anatomy, different shark species, how to be safe while swimming in … Continue reading "Shark Week Sale!"
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, you could easily spend an entire year just covering this topic. There are literally hundreds … Continue reading "Unit Study: World War II"