• Home Education
  • Celebrate Cheesecake Day!


    Today is Blueberry Cheesecake Day! I know there’s an “official day” for just about everything and everyone. Yet, don’t you think it’s fun to add a bit of “out of the ordinary” to your homeschool day every once in a while? I sure do… which is why I love celebrating special “food” days! So, in […]

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  • Homeschooling Second Grade

    Second grade

    Second grade… definitely a magic year! I have always loved teaching 2nd grade, but do I say that about every grade? hmm… maybe! Of course, second grade is a year full of big things. Students are becoming more advanced and fluent readers, math skills are being sharpened daily, writing often moves to cursive (if you […]

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  • Printable Phonics Charts

        I know how difficult it can be to afford to buy curriculum, which is why I’ve made my own simple charts over the years. You can print these and have them laminated and they should last you for several children! Short Vowel Sounds Vowel/Consonant Blends Long Vowel Sounds   Help us continue making […]

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  • Homeschooling First Grade


    The first few years of schooling are my favorite to teach…how about you? Don’t you just love watching their faces light up when they get a new concept… it’s so worth it! So, we’ve been through first grade 5 times now… it’s an exciting year of learning with loads of interesting concepts and fun learning. […]

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  • Homeschooling Kindergarten


    You’ve made the decision to home school, now what? Start with your state homeschool regulations. Find out what they expect of you, and fulfill those requirements. Then, I always encourage my new home school friends to take some time to get to know just how their child learns. Each person has different learning strengths, and […]

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  • Let’s Get Started – Homeschooling Pre-K

    homeschool preschool

    I’ve never been a proponent of serious schooling at the PreK level. I believe at this age the child learns so much by playing, mimicking, and using their imagination. To push schooling would be a disservice to the child. However, with that being said some children are ready to get learning at this age and […]

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  • Homeschool Grammar… this is too much fun!

    homeschool grammar

    We’ve been studying the parts of speech with our fourth grader. She’s coming along, but some things are just not sticking. So, today – to help add that extra memorable detail to what I’ve taught her we reviewed our Parts of Speech with the School House Rock videos. I loved these as a kid, and […]

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  • How do I begin homeschooling?

    The best place to start when considering homeschooling, is to check out your state’s homeschool laws. Each state has different laws concerning homeschoolers. To be honest, most states are really quite homeschool friendly… but there are a few that can really put a homeschool family through the ringer! Of course, my first stop when helping […]

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  • Creative ways to Celebrate Pi Day

    Sure, you’ve met him before… that innocent little number that is used by so many mathematicians. For the most part, he lives a fairly uncelebrated life… but not this year. This March the numbers work out just right so that our dear friend Pi is recognized in number on March 14 – in fact – 3/14/15 […]

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  • Does your Education FIT?


    For most of us, there was something about typical education that just didn’t fit. For whatever reason, we felt that we needed something different for our children’s education. Education is all about a good fit. Like a pair of shoes that may be too tight – you want to get out of those as quickly […]