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Printable Alphabet Bingo Cards

If you have little ones learning letters, this printable alphabet bingo game will be a fun addition to your school time. There are 3 bingo sheets to print, and then parents can call out letters, while little ones mark the ones they find on their sheets with Cherrios, pennies or something similar. Just like regular […]

Making Homeschooling Easier and More Fun With Electronics

There is so much available through the computer, apps and electronic devices to help us with schoolwork. We are heavy technology users, with an iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire and smart phone and we put them all to good educational use. Here are some ideas and sites that are great additions to your homeschool routines: […]

Encouraging Creativity in Education

As a rather “academic” person in my approach to education, this TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson is something I need to watch regularly. A few things we do (with varying degrees of success) to encourage creativity: Limit screen time- there is nothing that will suck creativity from a child than being endlessly entertained. Avoid […]

Homeschool Support Groups and Co-ops

As homeschooling continues to grow, so do the number of support groups, associations and co-ops. These provide excellent resources for enrichment opportunities, classes, field trips, park days and support for parents. There is a huge variety in the types of groups available, particularly the closer you live to a metropolitan area. So, what’s the difference […]

Staying Focused and Keeping the Sillies Away

If you have more than one child doing school in the same room, it can be so easy for the kids to lose their focus. Someone makes a rude noise, and suddenly everyone is giggling and it takes 5 minutes to get back on task. Then someone talks to his brother about the Lego ship […]

Blends, Digraphs and Diphthongs Printables Roundup is a wonderful site with tons of worksheets organized by subject and grade level. They have plenty of consonant blend and diphthong worksheets to help the kids learn. (You do have to join, but it’s a free membership.) Kids Learning Station has a nice set of consonant blend worksheets, including standard fill-in-the-blank, word searches […]

Virtual Dissection

Unless you have a budding biologist in your home, you may be wondering how important it is for your children to do an actual dissection on an actual formaldehyde-smelling animal, such as a worm, frog, fetal pig, rat, etc. Or, particularly for those more squeamish students, can they gain a similar understanding of anatomy by […]

10 Educational Apps We Love

When I first got the iPad, I knew we’d probably use it for some school related things, but I had no idea how much we’d find that would make learning fun and interesting for all ages of kids. Here are 10 of our favorite apps: MathBoard   this is a simply awesome app for math […]

Printable Schoolroom Quotes

I know many like to have pictures of some of our great presidents and founding fathers on their schoolroom walls. Here are 3 printable portraits with quotes – just click on the image to open the large version (about 8×10 inches) or you can right-click and download the PDF to your computer: Tell me and […]

Make a schoolwork memory book

We all have lots of work our kids have completed sitting around, waiting to be organized or thrown out, and the longer you homeschool and the more kids you have, the paper can really pile up. I tend to be rather unsentimental, almost to a fault and was throwing everything out, until a friend reminded […]