Need a little inspiration?

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Today I put up this inspirational (I hope) decal on the wall, above where my boys work on a lot of the schoolwork and online hobbies. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I hope it inspires them to think big! Here’s what I had to say about it: I think it came out … Read more

STEM Concepts for Girls – Nancy Drew, Code and Clues

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This is a sponsored post. I don’t know a girl who grew up on the U.S. who doesn’t know who Nancy Drew is. Girl detective, Nancy and her pals, Bess and George, filled many an afternoon for me. As a child, I had at least two dozen Nancy Drew titles on my shelf at home, … Read more

FanTABulous Geography Learning Resource Bundle

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This post contains affiliate links. I so excited to share this opportunity with you This is one of the most comprehensive, yet most flexible geography learning resource bundles I have ever come across. I’m really stunned by the amount of work that Sandra at Little Learning Lovies put into it. It’s absolutely huge. The bundle contains twelve … Read more

Monster Mob- Fun Preschool Math “Tutor”

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Monster Mob is a fun card game for the younger set – and Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa will all have fun playing along while helping the littles with their preschool math. Basically, you have a deck of (very thick) cards. Each cards is either printed with a monster, or is a “catch” card. … Read more

What to do after visiting Egypt via Minecraft? Party, of course.

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Why have a Minecraft party? My kids love Minecraft. Anyone else?  Like many other parents, I’ve been converted. Not to being a player, no. I’m afraid it’s been years since any true video game has appealed to me. I’m much more of a puzzle girl (crosswords, sudoku, logic). But, I am seeing the value of … Read more

The League and the Lantern

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The League and the Lantern is a thoroughly enjoyable adventure style novel, about (and geared to) tweens and teens. The main character, Jake, is entering 7th grade in a new school, with a a 6th grade history of being unpopular. But it’s okay, because he has a plan to meet and make new friends and … Read more

Homeschool Spelling

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Not everyone studies spelling as a separate subject. As a rule, I prefer integrated studies, and I like them to come up in a natural way. We haven’t had a lot of success with me “staging” scenarios where the kids study a topic and then we write about it, study vocabulary from it, learn math skills … Read more