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Free Minecraft Printable: Keep Calm and Dig Deeper

Days the only thing that gets the kids through school is the promise of playing Minecraft after their lessons are completed. Even though Super G does some of his lessons through Minecraft, it isn’t quite the same as free play. To help encourage them to keep going, I created a Minecraft-themed poster for them hang above …

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September 17th is Constitution Day

September 17th marks the anniversary of the day when the delegates of the Constitutional Convention met to sign the Constitution of the United States. There were 39 members who signed the document that would change the country on that almost-fall day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They came from near and far to make their mark on …

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10 Books About Trains for Kids

All aboard! Our Time Travelers class is hitting the rails next week as we explore the history and impact of trains on civilization. To get in the spirit of these railroad marvels, here are some great children’s books to get your little ones excited about trains and train travel. This post contains affiliate links. 10 BOOKS ABOUT …

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Homeschool Free Blank Timeline Template Printable

My oldest is enrolled in an online charter school, so while he does his school work at home with us, he’s not technically homeschooled in the traditional sense of the word. The school provides great tutoring and accommodations to assist with his dyslexia, so we keep him there. Anyway, for his summer reading project he had to …

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Homeschool Reading: Free Printable Reading Bookmark

The youngest finished her first Magic Tree House book last week for her homeschool reading program and she was so incredibly excited. I was excited for her as the reading level for the Magic Tree House books is about a 3.0 and she’s just starting First Grade. Not bad, kiddo, not bad at all. However, I did realize that …

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Sidewalk Chalk for Gross Motor Skills Practice

The sun was shining, the summer air was a mere 77 degrees, and there was a light breeze rustling the leaf-heavy trees. Perfect. So, when Little Miss asked to play outside, we took full advantage of the weather with some sidewalk chalk and her bicycle. It wasn’t long before the sidewalk chalk turned into games …

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An Apple a Day – Free Printable Health Activity for Kids

There’s been a lot of discussion over what we eat and how it impacts our energy levels and overall health. Junk food definitely means lower energy levels and less happy campers. Since we’ve been talking and learning about health, I came up with a fun and easy free health printable for kids (aka an awesome …

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Using Minecraft Safely – Monitored Servers

Today I found this amazing article called “How to Set Up a Minecraft Server for Your Kids” from Whitney over at Mommies with Style. It’s all about setting up your own Minecraft monitored servers in about 5 minutes. 5 minutes. I know, right?! But she swears it’s possible and the best part is you don’t have to …

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Flower Color By Number Coloring Page

Okay, so I missed Friday for this free printable, but I was just so excited to show you the Chester’s Way Mouse Headband yesterday I couldn’t wait even a day to publish it. SO, that means that although it’s technically Saturday, here’s your Friday Freebie – a Flower Color-By-Number Coloring Page! My youngest loves coloring pages when they’re color-by-number …

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5 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

After all, homeschool kids are really no different than their public school counterparts when it comes to wanting a break after a long year.  Thankfully, there are plenty of businesses that offer incentives during the summer months for reading.  Need something to kick start your little (or big!) learner’s summer reading habits?  Try one of …

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8 Great Songs for Kids to Start The Day

Homeschooling can sometimes be challenging on those dayswhen no one seems to want to work, but with the right song to start the morning, it can make everything a bit better. “Our auditory systems, our nervous systems, are tuned for music. Perhaps we are a musical species no less than a linguistic one,” contends Oliver Sacks …

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Homeschool at the Beach: Money, Money, Money!

Since we vacation in a New Jersey beach town with a fabulous boardwalk, there are plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping. With souvenir shopping comes plenty of discussions about how much things cost. The children save their money for souvenirs throughout the year, so it’s the perfect time to talk with them about budgeting and …

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