homeschooling resources

Seahorse Unit Study

We’ve been studying different sea creatures lately, and another amazing animal we’ve been learning about are seahorses. Who knew these tiny animals were so incredibly fascinating? There was so much to learn, in fact, that we developed a seahorse unit study. About Seahorses Here are just a few of the interesting facts about seahorses. The largest seahorse (the Pot-bellied Seahorse) is just over a

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Teaching Art

Homeschooling offers advantages that traditional schooling cannot: flexible schedules, more time with family members to build relationships, and instruction tailored to each student’s needs. But homeschooling has its challenges as well, and one of those can be teaching art. If a parent doesn’t have a lot of background or experience, they might be at a loss about where to begin. Here are some ideas

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Schooling through the summer…Are we crazy?

Summer is our favorite season. This family loves some sunshine, sandy beaches and warm weather.  And now we’ve added school.  That’s right.  This family is schooling through the summer.  Are we crazy? School’s out! Or is it? As the school year has recently ended for our friends and family, we here in the Huggins household are plowing through our third semester.  Having just started our curriculum in January, we’re approximately half-way through

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High School Exit Exams

If you have a homeschooler teen,chances are you are thinking ahead about “graduation”.  If you are, you are in luck.  Nowadays, 26 states currently offer a high school exit exam. The exit exam varies from state to state in content; each state also has individual do-over requirements for those students  who do not pass. As a homeschooler, this makes a difference since we do

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Human Development and Reproduction

Puberty is a normal and important life stage. As homeschoolers, what do you teach your child and at what age to ensure your child feels good about their body?  The approach and age are important factors when deciding to decimate information.  As early as preschool, human development is an important part of their world. Across the line, experts tells us to refer to body

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Fun Cool Sites for Kids

Sometimes you can hit a rut. It happens.  Activities you do regularly can become boring.  Homeschooling is entrenched in routine for us and so sometimes it’s good to shake things up. I like to do that sometimes by bringing up a fun cool site we have never explored before on the laptop. It helps if I know a little about the site first so

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Four Must Have Magazines for the Homeschool Environment

Magazines in our house served only two purposes for many years unrelated to reading- fodder for art projects and pet bedding.  They were good only to cut out pictures out of or to shred for the long line of small caged pets. Nowadays, it seems they are starting to be read by my son. Pages are turned slowly to peruse the articles or read

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Society for Creative Anachronism

We recently started a study unit about the middle ages. My son became instantly fascinated by the weapons used at that time. He had so many questions! After exhausting our library, I did some research to find out if there were any experts in our area who could share more information with us about medieval weaponry. A local blacksmith suggested we check out the

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