Our Choice for 5th Grade Home School Curriculum

It’s here already! It’s hard to believe that summer has passed and we are starting the 5th grade but the truth is, we are both kind of excited. Summer was great and we crossed almost everything off of our Summer Bucket List but as the weather cool’s down and we find ourselves inside more often […]

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Nat Geo -Around The World in 80 Days – 5th Grade Lesson

I wanted to share a piece of the curriculum we will be using as part of T’s 5th grade year. It is GIS Goes Around the World In 80 Days. To download the Teachers Guide click here. This includes the Teacher Instructions, Student Instructions, Student Answer Sheets and Answer Key. This wonderful lesson plan relates […]

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Summer Contests for Kids

T loves contests. It doesn’t really matter what kind of contest it is but his favorites are definitely the photo contests. He’s good with a camera. T photographs things most of us don’t notice and he manages angles I may only consider mid-yoga class. Here are some great contests you can have your kids enter […]

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Pinterest Mother’s Day Challenge

I love Pinterest and the latest mission they are on is outstanding! They are asking that in honor of Mother’s Day being 100 years old, we create pinboards about our Mom’s. Make the finals and you can be entered to win a Teleflora gift  card for your Momma. You need to submit by 5/7/2014. What […]

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Fourth Grade Field Trips

Homeschool Field Trips Worth Taking The World Is A Playground and Life Is Pushing My Swing!  ~ quote from Natalie Kocsis We love field trips. We try to get out and away from the kitchen table at least once a week but often more. That’s one of our favorite benefits of homeschooling. Back when T was […]

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Teaching Kindness

Inspiration for Teaching Kid’s Kindness While it’s easy to remember we have to teach Math, Science, English and the rest, it’s even more important that we keep Kindness on the list. Kindness matters. Kindness changes the world, transforms hearts, and inspires us all and it is accomplished in so many ways. Our family tries to put […]

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Which State Is Which?

    Geography… Yawn. While we love learning about the world and about different cultures and all about American History, we quickly discovered that learning the states wasn’t being much fun. We couldn’t have that. We don’t like flash cards. We really, REALLY don’t. Once you pull out the flash cards you have just sunk […]

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Where to Start Once You’ve Decided to Home School

Once the decision has been made and the anxiety level has become manageable it’s time to make some really important decisions. There are endless options and endless opinions and a quick Google Search can be very overwhelming. I decided to take the advice of a Mom I respect. She has brilliant children, all home schooled, […]

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