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15 YouTube Videos that MUST Be a Part of Your School Day

15 YouTube Videos that MUST Be a Part of Your School Day

By now, after reading through some of my posts, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I like to include YouTube videos in my school plans. Because the videos are enjoyed by my kids, I wanted to share them with you in hopes that your children will enjoy them too! We have music as part of our morning time. After singing songs that we already have the lyrics to (and know the tune of the song), we watch some videos and sing…

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Morning Basket – Including the Toddler

Morning Basket – Including the Toddler

*While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!*   While we’re on a little break, I’ve decided to change up our routine a little bit and create a more official morning time. I’ve been listening to some of Pam Barnhill’s podcasts about morning time and morning baskets and I think that this sounds like the best way to go about this time of the day. So…

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Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

*While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!*   As kids, we’ve all read Roald Dahl books. We all had our favorites. [Not to mention that some of my favorite movies growing up were the ones based on Dahl’s books.] As a kid, my favorite was Matilda. As a parent, I’ve loved reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my girls and also to Rosie’s class when…

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Friday Favorites – The Red Scarf Project

Friday Favorites – The Red Scarf Project

*While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!*   Did you know that I like to knit? Probably not since we are still getting to know each other. 🙂 Well, I do like to knit! I find it very enjoyable, and relaxing even…except when I mess up. haha Then it’s frustrating. But mostly, it’s enjoyable. For today’s Friday Favorites, I wanted to share a different side…

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North Carolina State Project

North Carolina State Project

  *While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!* Today I wanted to share a project idea with you that we’ve done. We’ve spent some time doing a unit study of the history of North Carolina. I figured our state was as good a place as any to start with when it came to history. {By the way, if you are trying to help your kids learn…

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Our Schedule & a Freebie!!

Our Schedule & a Freebie!!

We are half way through our first six-week session now and I’m going to be honest with you, it hasn’t been easy. There have been days where I’ve questioned my life choices. But thankfully, my husband has been there at the end of the long days telling me it’s okay and we’re all doing just fine. So far, I’ve learned that homeschooling with a toddler (a run-full-tilt-till-you-crash-into-something all-boy two year old) is no picnic. But I think we’re on the…

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Friday Favorites: Field Trip Ideas

Friday Favorites: Field Trip Ideas

Hey everyone! We’ve made it through another week! Feels good! 🙂 Earlier this week, I was chatting with a fellow homeschool mom and we got around to talking about the new school year. After comparing some of our new curriculum choices, we got around to talking about field trips. Ya know, it’s funny. Somehow, I don’t know how it happens, but it happens that along the way we forget about going out on just for fun field trips. (It’s funny…

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First Day of School Activities

First Day of School Activities

  *While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!* We started up school again last week! I know, it seems really early. However, we wrapped up our year in the middle of May. We’ve been on vacation for awhile. Plus, it’s really really hot here right now so we won’t be going outside very much right now anyway. [I spent a good portion of my break…

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Top 10 Instagram Accounts

Top 10 Instagram Accounts

It’s Friday! Hallelujah we made it to Friday! While our week wasn’t quite that bad, it was interesting. We started school back up this week and, well, let’s just say it takes us a little bit to get back in the routine of it all. Totally understandable. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need moment. 😉 Do you use Instagram? I started using it a couple of years ago. I like it because it’s all about the pictures. I love…

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Planning for Another School Year: Combined Subjects

Planning for Another School Year: Combined Subjects

*This post does contain affiliate links. Read my disclaimer policy here.* On Monday I shared how I plan for the new year.  I outlined how I determined which subjects and topics I plan to teach for the upcoming year. I also shared some of the tools I use to get that done. Then I shared all of curriculum choices I made for the core subjects. Today, I want to take some time to share what I’m planning for the subjects…

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