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Schooling Through the Summer

Every year, I have the best intentions of finishing up in a timely manner. Sometimes we start after Labor Day; other years we start in the middle of August. But no matter when we start the school year, we never finish by June. Unexpected life events seem to throw us off “the schedule” each time, no matter how prepared I am. So now, it’s part

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Middle & High School Geography Online for Homeschoolers

If you’re looking for a fun (and easy!) way to teach geography, SheppardSoftware.com is a site to bookmark. I was first introduced to the site when my eighth-grader was taking a geography class at our co-op about five years ago. It was very helpful in helping him remember the locations of the all the different countries. But at the time, I didn’t even consider

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Hula

It’s sometimes easy when homeschooling to stay indoors. There is always so much to do its tempting to forgo outings that, let’s face it, can be stressful.  So it’s really great if you have a fun way to engage the kids to just move and be active without ever leaving the house. Hula is something that provides this for us. We studied Hawaiian culture

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50 States

We just returned from a three-week trip to the northeast of the country. We explored a lot, enjoyed a good bit of it and walked away with some new knowledge.  The exploration was fruitful in part because of the help of a a site I heard about through a friend. We visited so many places, a lot of them off the beaten path, that

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Exploring the World

Now that Spring is here, it’s time to get back out there!  Take your child outdoors and Explore the world around you. Even cities have wild places around them. Locate those spaces and head out any one afternoon for some great quality time with your kids. Go prepared and you will sure to make some much needed fresh air fun.   Things to keep

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One Man’s Treasure is Another Man’s Game!

I can still hear my son’s little voice begging me to play “Grandma’s Treasure” just one more time. Over and over we played it until I started to dread it, like when your favorite song gets played out on the radio . This game would keep him enthralled for hours – the deck of cards enable you to set up a treasure hunt with

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Geography with Postcards

Here’s an activity you can do with children of any age. It’s fun, educational, and it helps build relationships! With your child, make a list of all of your relatives and family friends who live in other cities or out-of-state. Write down their addresses on a piece of paper. Show your child how to write a friendly letter, and instruct him to write a

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