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Homeschooling

Sixth-Grade Recap

We’ve had a pretty busy sixth-grade year of homeschooling and it’s not over yet. In fact, won’t be done with sixth-grade until mid-October. However, we are starting a few 7th Grade activities, so I wanted to recap the year. “The only true law is that which leads to freedom,” Jonathan said. “There is no other.” […]

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Curriculum Sixth Grade 2017 -2018

6th Grade Curriculum 2017 – 2018

Yikes! This is way overdue, but we’ve had so much going on this year. I went back to work full-time for Automattic Inc., the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce and more. As expected, my contract with GameTruck was not renewed when they decided to go with an agency for their social media needs. For the […]

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History and Geography Homeschooling

10 Black Women Pioneers You Should Know

Looking for a different activity for your children this Black History Month? I recently wrote a lesson for WooJr, an amazing resource for educators and parents alike, that takes a look at a very different group of women in history. Titled “10 Black Women Pioneers to Know for Black History Month” this lesson provides an […]

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STEM

Challenging Ourselves to Challenge Our Children

Sometimes we forget to challenge our children when we homeschool. Unlike the more common form of schooling, homeschooling affords us the opportunity to take things slowly. We can reassess methods as necessary, and because we have more time to do so, we do not have to rush to get through the material. It is much […]

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Curriculum Fifth Grade 2016 - 2017

5th Grade Curriculum 2016 – 2017

Language Arts Reading Interactive Reading Literature Notebook and Novel Notes for Any Fiction Book Discovering Fiction Student’s Book 2: A Reader of American Short Stories Build Your Library Grade 5: Various Novels, Short Stories, and Poems Spelling / Vocabulary All About Spelling 5 Grammar and Writing Fix It: The Nose Tree Journaling Blogging at The […]

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Books Language Arts

14 Recommendations to Use for Read Alouds

Read Alouds are all the rage in homeschooling circles, but the truth is that reading aloud to your children should be a priority even if your children attend school outside of the home. Many write off picture books because they believe that they are too easy/young for older children. However, when I was teaching High […]