5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

Besides all the fabulous learning reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS, another great reason is fun? These can help make learning (or review) more fun for our middle schoolers. Great for summer review, or for use in a homeschool setting, BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS are packed full of information and fun for middle schoolers.

Homeschool History With Netflix

Homeschool History With Netflix

There is something special about video that helps bring a subject to life. That’s why I love to use video streaming services, like Netflix, as a supplemental resource in our curriculum. It’s super helpful to have such a wealth of educational entertainment at my fingertips.

Gift Kits for Homeschoolers that Keep Giving All Year Long

Gift Kits for Homeschoolers that Keep Giving All Year Long

It's the time of year when you're thinking about what gifts to provide for your children and I'm sure as a homeschooling mom you are searching for ideas that are both fun, hands-on entertainment but also can be used for unexpected learning. Gift kits are a great way...

10 Thanksgiving History Conversation Starters for Kids

10 Thanksgiving History Conversation Starters for Kids

Cultivating an attitude of thankfulness is something we can work on all year long, but Thanksgiving provides an especially perfect platform to do so. Studying history -- at any point in time -- fosters gratitude by opening our eyes to difficulties, letting us step...

The Massive Homeschool History Guide

The Massive Homeschool History Guide

Whether you are teaching ancient history with its Egyptian pyramids, they mystery of Stonehenge, and Hammurabi's code or the castles and knights of the medieval time history is full of both legends and adventure. Seeing history through the excited twinkling eyes of...

How to Choose the Perfect Jean Fritz History Book

How to Choose the Perfect Jean Fritz History Book

“In my father’s study there was a large globe with all the countries of the world running around it”, beloved children’s author Jean Fritz writes in the opening lines of Homesick: My Own Story. “I was in China in city named Hankow, a dot on a crooked line that seemed to break the country right in two. The line was really the Yangtze river, but who would know by looking at a map what the Yangtze River really was?”

5 Favorite Ways to Homeschool With LEGO®

5 Favorite Ways to Homeschool With LEGO®

I’m not sure we could successfully homeschool without LEGO® bricks. (I write this jokingly, but there is some element of truth to the statement.) LEGO® learning can take place across all subject areas, ages, and interest levels. LEGO® bricks will speak to a child when nothing else will, and sometimes they help make a break-through to understanding in a critical math or science concept.

45 Black History Month Resources for Homeschoolers

45 Black History Month Resources for Homeschoolers

Each year during Black History Month, I search high and low for resources that will help me teach my kids about their culture and history. Although we talk about it often in our home, there’s just nothing quite like reading an account of our forefathers’ struggles and successes, watching a video, then creating a lapbook about it all. These kinds of hands-on activities make learning about our heritage come alive for us. Among these resources are printables, documentaries, video and audio clips, apps, and curriculum.

Seven World History Field Trip Ideas

Seven World History Field Trip Ideas

Taking field trips is a great way to bring history to life for homeschooling families. In addition to thousands of places around the United States where you can learn about U.S. history, you can also visit hundreds of sites in this country where you can learn about world history. Since the founding of the United States, Americans have taken an interest in the history and culture of other people and places.