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 [...]

Homeschool in the Woods: Hands On History Artists Activity Pak

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"Hands-on" is the perfect description for this product because there really isn't much reading and text except for what is presented when doing the activities. That makes it ideal for the tactile learner. You can first do the learning projects and activities of your choice and then later use them to build the lapbook. The [...]

Charlie and Noel: An Advent Calendar Story

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It's time to break out those Advent Calendars and count down to Christmas. But instead of chocolates, why not count down with a charming story? Charlie and Noel: An Advent Calendar Story by Franziska Macur is a personal and inviting approach to preparing our hearts for the Christmas season. One objective the Lord has placed [...]

Home Field Advantage by Skyla King-Christison

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Over the years trial and error got me where I needed to be for applying methods in order to be the most effective teacher for my learner. But oh how I wish I had had Home Field Advantage  just given to me from the beginning! I have homeschooled for over 12 years. I first started [...]

Gardens Unit Study by Amanda Bennett

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Using Gardens by Amanda Bennett this summer has added the academic component I needed to compliment our garden project. It has four wonderful weeks worth of study to complete which made it a perfect study for our summer homeschool.  I would summarize them for you as: What is a Garden? History of Gardens: The Garden [...]

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Put a Catholic perspective into your next state geography study with Catholic Pilgrimage Press!  I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to review this mini unit study on Florida. It was the perfect way to begin our study of the 50 states: with a bit of Catholic culture and inspiration. Whenever possible I try [...]

Choosing Elementary Homeschool Curriculum

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Welcome back to Five Days of Choosing Curriculum! Every day this week we will be helping you with curriculum choices for specific age levels. Today is all about elementary resources. Don't miss our schedule at the end of the post. We invite you to stop by every day this week! Plus, today's post is sponsored [...]

The Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 & 2 by Franklin Escher, Jr.

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Sometimes I am looking for a book that holds all my creativity and tendency to wander through the fields homeschooling together. Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 and 2 were just the framework I needed to keep our history program on track this year. We tend to take history exploration literally and wander by adding [...]