3 Ways to Use Smilebox in Your Homeschool

I am a grandma. All eight of my grandchildren live at least a day’s drive from me. I don’t get to see all of their accomplishments and milestones. My daughter-in-law has found a fun way to keep all the long distance relatives up to date on the kids’ activities. I regularly get emails from her […]

4-H: A Great Addition to Your Homeschool

This time of year I am always reminded of our years in 4-H. When my boys were young we had a 4-H club that met in our home for nine years. We started with about eight members and when we moved to Iowa the club had grown to over sixty. This week our club back […]

50 States Notebook

If you are familiar with the concept of notebooking, you will enjoy this website full of ideas for creating a notebook of the 50 states. If you have never considered doing notebooks with your students, this topic lends itself very well to learning the ropes.

By doing one state at a time, you can easily […]

What I’ve Been Reading

You would think with the busyness of the holidays that I wouldn’t have time to read. Wrong! I always have time to read. It is definitely my sanity safety net. This month I have been reading a variety of things. Sometimes whole books, sometimes just portions of a book. Either way, I have found some […]

Creation Science Resources

This year marked the 100th birthday of Charles Darwin. With that fact drawing attention again to his work, there has been a renewed interest in the age old conflict – Evolution vs. Creationism. My older boys have shown an interest in this topic and have read several books about the subject. We have had an […]

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