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Flying Kites: When learning happens

When I was a child, I loved flying kites.  I can remember evenings when my parents would meet up with fellow homeschooling friends and mentors (there weren’t many of us back in the 1980s) to walk and talk at a local park.  Many times I would bring my kite and...

Schooling outside the four walls

It’s finally here!  Fall.  And with it is cooler (notice the -er) weather and the chance to get out of these four walls and learn. Today we did just that.  Because we are studying birds this week, we had a super-sleuth, bird, scavenger hunt.  Because I love...

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. ...

Encouraging Literacy Through Play

One of the foundational elements of our children’s education is their literacy.  If they cannot read with understanding and communicate in written form, they will have difficulty with most any business or job that they pursue. Because I believe this to be true,...

First Day of School Fun

Because we homeschool, we end up missing out on some of the excitement that surrounds the first day of school…a new class…new teacher…etc..  So, I really like to create our own first day fun:)  Each year I look for some fun project that we can do on...