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Four Keys to a Successful First Day of (Home)School

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when…*school supplies are set out in the front of every store*parents fight the crowds with a supply list in hand*children’s wardrobes are spruced up with new school clothes/shoes…or uniforms*parents...

5 Catergories of Screen Free Summer Fun

Media, ah media.  What a great babysitter it can be.  Right?  I have to admit that I do use movies to babysit my kids every now and then.  It’s important to note that media is not inherently evil but amoral.  Some of my children use ipods for daily devotions. ...

Homemade Puppet Show

Sometimes in the heat of the summer, we all need some fun and entertainment.  My kids love putting on puppet shows and today we made one by hanging pool towels over the baby gate at the bottom of our stairs and using stuffed animals for puppets.  Hours of fun for...

Family Olympics

This past week we completed our theme unit study that the kids and I work through as a family.  So, on Friday, we had a celebration to mark the end of this school year.   (We will continue with morning Math and Language lessons through most of the summer as a year...

Science at the Zoo…classification

Today was another zoo day. We love to use the zoo as a resource for learning and this year it actually fits nicely with the Science that we are already studying.   On this trip, I decided to have the kids classify animals. I found this great site for classifying...