Homeschooling has always been an option, it just hasn’t always been a viable choice for all families to consider. But now, at least temporarily, nearly every family in America is effectively a “homeschooling family.” We just saw a RealClear Opinion Research poll released their finding that suggests 40% of families may be more likely to … Continue reading "Turning Temporary “School at Home” to Permanent “Homeschooling”"
This is it! The final book in the series! I’m so excited to share this final Harry Potter unit with all of you! It has all been leading to this…Harry Potter vs. Voldemort. “Neither can live while the other survives...” Harry, Ron, and Hermione are off on an epic quest to find and destroy Voldemort’s … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s May 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 05/04/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "May 2020 Monthly Newsletter"
The 23rd day of April was William Shakespeare’s day of birth (1564), which consequentially is the day that gent hath kicked thy bucket 52 years anon in 1616. It hath eke been dubbed “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” In the present day’s blog posteth, I has’t ev’rything thee needeth to knoweth in ‘rd’r to bray out! … Continue reading "Talk Like Shakespeare Day"
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. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary … Continue reading "Earth Day Mini Unit Study"
Recently, we wrote a blog post about Homeschool Tips for Traditionally Non-Homeschooling Families. In that article, I discussed how to school your children at home during the COVID-19 quarantine while normal technological advances still exist. You can still order books from Amazon or your favorite independent bookstore. You can still research topics on Google and … Continue reading "Apocalypse Schooling"
Homeschooling while social distancing? I won’t lie – we are a family of homebodies. Besides a few classes and activities being done online, not much has changed for us. We have literally been training for this our whole homeschooling careers! With the exceptions of our occasional co-ops or field trip outings that have been interrupted, … Continue reading "Homeschooling While Social Distancing"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s April 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 04/01/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "April 2020 Monthly Newsletter"
Welcome to the 7th installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The July 2020 theme is “Haints and History“. The July book is fantastic – it’s a debut, a southern ghost story, and oh so relevant to what is happening right now in our country. This curated reading selection will be one … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"
Googly eyes make everything better. We have always had odd household items decorated with googly eyes. We have spice jars in the cupboard with googly eyes. Our Amazon Echo is adorned with googly eyes. The step-open garbage can in our kitchen has googly eyes on top of it. Even our Christmas tree has a set … Continue reading "Project: Googly Eyes on Book Covers"