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Bottle Bucket Craft Tutorial

We have a handful of these cute little bottle buckets, made from old juice or soda bottles and topped with a rim of crochet and a long looped handle. They come with us when we are out nature-walking, to collect...

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Astronomy Word Searches

We’re doing the solar system around here, and I always find that puzzles are a fun way to reinforce some new terms and vocabulary on any subject. So I have done up a small set of 4 pages with spaceĀ and...

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Secular Evolution Books for Kids

To go along with my earlier lapbook on evolution, I’ve put together a collection of possible books that approach the topic from a scientific and secular perspective. Teach your kids about where we all came from with fun picture books...

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Evolution Lapbook

Evolution and natural selection can be a tricky topic for secular homeschoolers because so many religious sources have material on this that doesn’t really suit our needs (like proving it’s not real). Anyway, I thought it was time for a...

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Getting Bored with Book Reports

I always loved doing book reports when I was in school. I already loved to read, and the reports were a way to show that off. But I’ve learned from my own homeschooling experience with my daughter that not every...

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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...