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Quote the Raven Nevermore

A few weeks ago, I posted a little note on Facebook about the anniversary of the poem “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe and it was really popular. We did a reading here, but the language of the poem was...

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Presidents Notebooking Pages

I will admit that learning the presidents isn’t a big thing in our house since we are Canadian. But with the election stuff going (OMG, you guys campaign forever!), we have been talking about elections and presidents on and off....

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Growing with Grammar – A Review

Growing with Grammar is a workbook program to teach the basics of proper grammar and sentence structure. I thought I would share my opinionsĀ on this homeschool curriculum option language arts. Things I Liked: The entire program was simple and right...

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Periodic Table Crosswords

We use crossword puzzles a LOT in our house because they combine the rather boring question/answer format of worksheets with a puzzle. As more words are solved, more clues are added. They can be tough to find on scientific subjects...

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Basic Geography Map Printables

  My daughter loves memorizing the locations of exotic countries around the world, and we go through a lot of map printables. It took me a long time to get a suitable collection, with the right level of detail, borders...

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Board Games in the Age of Apps

Yes, even in our technological age there is a place in the home for “old-fashioned” board games. Well, at least I think so. I’ll admit that they aren’t always educational though you can usually find a few good redeeming points...

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Planetary Notebooking Pages

Not much preamble needed for this. A set of free notebooking printables on the planets, a great place to start any study of the solar system. There are 9 pages (including Pluto), and there is a photo on each page...

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Writing in a Winter Wonderland

We do regular cursive practice here even though it’s not taught any more in our local schools. It can be tough to find decent resources for teaching or practicing cursive as more and more people consider it to be “useless”....

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Teaching What They Need

One of the things I wanted to do when we started homeschooling was to trim out all the useless fluff that always fills a traditional schooling day. I sat down to create a list of what you really need to...