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History and Geography

First Americans on Amazon Prime

First Americans are those many people call Native Americans. We say First Americans because they were the first inhabitants of the land now known as America. The term is less confusing because anyone who is born here is actually Native American. First Americans is a less ambiguous term and pays homage to the fact that […]

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Planning

Online Homeschool Planner: My Search for Sanity

Finding an online homeschool planner should not have been so hard. It should not have driven me to the verge of tears. It should not have made me SCREAM multiple times, but it did. It was tedious to say the least.I didn’t think I had too many requirements, but it seems that I was asking […]

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Homeschooling Planning

Start Your Homeschooling Day When?

What time should you start your homeschooling day? This is a common source of anxiety for many homeschooling families. It was for us as well. Having come from a traditional school background (I was a teacher for five years before leaving to homeschool The Tornado), I was used to waking up at 5:00 AM to […]

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Planning

Three Free Homeschooling Resources

Free Homeschooling is possible! Welcome to my new series. I will try to post this weekly. The truth is that homeschooling can be very expensive if you get caught up purchasing tools and supplies. Luckily, there are numerous free resources available to help keep your budget from bursting at the seams. Here are are few […]

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Planning

Homeschooling: Changing Tactics

This has been an interesting year! When we began homeschooling this year, things were going rather smoothly! I even did a video about how I planned and shared my weekly sheets that I created to help keep us on track. However, the thing is, often, the best-laid plans go awry when life kicks it up […]

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Language Arts

Teaching Reading Comprehension

New YouTube video up on my channel. In it, I talk about teaching reading comprehension and what I do to ensure that my daughter is getting the whole picture when she reads. Check it out below:   Tools that I mention in the video: — Novel Notes (by me): http://ow.ly/101DVU — Reading Response Journal Questions:  […]