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Growth Mindset: A Goodbye Party

As our homeschool day comes to an end, I wanted to do a quick post about a “goodbye party” that we celebrated today.  We wanted to say GOODBYE to all the words that I hear way too often from the kids, “I can’t”, “too hard”, “I won’t”, and “I’m no good”.  I told the kids Read More

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DIY Bulletin Board for Under $7

  One of the things I really wanted in homeschool was a bulletin board.  I have a great place to hang artwork in my house, but I also wanted somewhere to put their work, brag tags, and display my teachers pay teachers products if needed.  I decided to make a bulletin board.  I wasn’t sure Read More

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Glue Sponges

  All teachers know the struggle of the glue.  It runs out quickly, it’s a mess, glue caps are lost, etc.  Anything that can go wrong with glue, will go wrong.  It never seems like there is enough and I know personally I’m always running out to get more, not matter how much you have. Read More

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Mom or Teacher? A reversible sign for homeschool

One of the biggest challenges is for my kids to see me as their mom or teacher.  I’m very happy that my children know that I love them (must be doing something right), but they also tend to walk all over me because of it.  I know you other moms know what I’m talking about Read More

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Sidewalk Chalk Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe

My little cherubs were out for the afternoon and I decided to set up a surprise for them – Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe!  I moved the car out of the driveway and went to work. I made tic-tac-toe boards and wrote two sight words beside or above each board.  One sight word would represent the X Read More

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Fingerprint Art

As one of our art projects, we took out fingerprint art books from the library. I got an inkpad and the kids followed the directions in the books. I highly recommend these books. It was so much fun. They reinforce reading, following directions, and incorporated art! The kids had a blast making them. It was Read More

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Park Science Experiments: Friction

As the weather gets nicer, I’m trying to get out as much as possible. We recently took our science to the park. We read a book about friction and the decided to test it out. Our experiment was to see if we could slow down or speed up a quarter by putting different materials on Read More

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Public School To Homeschool: Rethinking Education

Mother’s Guilt Education is the most important thing to me. As a parent, it’s important to me that my children understand the importance and value of education. Education is the only thing that no one can take from you. I’ve really been questioning my decision to homeschool. I’m not sure if I’m made out for Read More

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The First Rule of Homeschool is…..

The first rule of homeschool is you don’t talk about homeschool. Just kidding, but the first week of homeschool could definitely be compared to fight club. I fought to get the kids to cooperate, I fought to figure out how the hell to start, I fought to handle my two year olds needs while teaching Read More

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GO NOODLE – AWESOME for Parents and Teachers

Impromptu dance party?  Brain break in the classroom?  Something fun to defer the bedtime meltdown time???  Gonoodle.com is a great resource for parents and teachers. Of course, we used it to survive the first day of homeschool, with all its successes and failures, but we made it! My kids were already VERY familiar with gonoodle.com, Read More