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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...

The advantage of hands-on learning

As an education student (many years ago…haha) I was introduced to “hands-on” learning or learning through experience. As I searched for my first teaching job, a few years later, I looked for a school where I could teach, at least in part, by...

Homeschooling…You’ve come a loooong way baby 3. Co-op

I just found this post that I wrote back in November and thought I had published but hadn’t.  Guess that’s what happens when you are homeschooling with six little ones…haha. When I was a child and homeschooling, there were not many options for local...