A Healthier You by A Beka Books

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It seems to be that time of year again, when we begin to think about the coming year, and our children's needs for curriculum.  One of the areas that I sometimes have missed in our homeschool has been in health education.  We have always added PE into the mix, but did not start working with [...]

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My son is five years old this school year and I decided at the beginning of the year to include science into our curriculum plans.  We had done lots of Charlotte Mason style nature studies in his preschool years, but I wanted to be a little more formal this year.  At the same time, I [...]

Stack the States {Kindle App}

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Did you know that Tennessee is nicknamed the "volunteer state"? Can your child identify his states and capitals with ease? What about the state flags, any of those looking familiar?  States and capitals are something we want our kids to know. But, we don't want to make a big fuss over it and have it [...]

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“Your kids must learn how to code!” Read any education or technology blog on a regular basis, and I guarantee you'll hear that at least once. The reality is that not every child will grow up to become a computer programmer. Saying that every child needs to learn to code is like saying that every [...]

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There are so many ways to introduce technology in your homeschool whether it be science oriented, user oriented (like tablets and computers), or even assistive devices for special needs students. Today Curriculum Choice authors are sharing how we use technology in our homeschools. Heather Woodie: Ten Reasons to Use a Kindle in Your Homeschool Part [...]

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting Review

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Do you have any budding meteorologists in your home?  Have you been taking extra notice of the weather lately due to unusual storms or frigid temperatures?  Are you trying to find ideas for nature study when it's too cold to be outside, or maybe looking for a fun science unit study?  Well, this book might [...]

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There are plastic sea creatures in my bathtub – an octopus, several sharks. There are also family passes to the Georgia Aquarium in my wallet. And, thanks to Apologia, we have wonderful textbooks, a multimedia CD and elementary level journals at the ready in our homeschool. I've shared before how we are doing a family [...]

Habitats Study by Evan-Moor

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Are you looking for something new to change things up for the New Year?  One year, at this time, my family took a break from our regular routine and worked in a book from Evan-Moor's Science Works for Kids series.  We chose their book, "Habitats".  This book taught my younger one simple science concepts, while [...]