secular homeschooling resources

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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...



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Holiday Homeschooling Poll

Trying out a new feature, and figured that that holiday homeschooling was a good place to start. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday, there is likely going to be some time off later in...



weekly homeschool to-do list printable 0

Weekly To-Do List Printables

I’m never that good at maintaining detailed daily schedules, and usually rely on more free-form to-do lists instead. This PDF has 5 pages, and you can just print out multiples of whatever design you like. Four of them have cute...



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Love Your Library

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: libraries are amazing resources for the homeschooler! Just because the current trend of ebooks and Internet research is growing doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to be found at your local library, particularly if...



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Secular Curriculum List

Though we seem to see references to loads of Christian curriculum, there are actually a very good selection of secular curriculum packages out there once you find them. You just don’t always hear about them. I have a list of...



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Try Afterschooling

I’ll be brutally honest right up front: we’re not currently homeschooling. There I said it. One of the central tenets of homeschooling is choosing educational pathways that work for your family, and right now we’re stuck with public school. We...



homeschool book log printable pages 0

Book Log Pages

If you have kids who are avid readers, it can be a great sense of accomplishment to see the book titles add up as books are read. In our house, it’s always about how big a book is, so page...



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What to Look for in a Homeschool Planner

Homeschooling planners are cropping up all over the place as more and more families are jumping on the teach-at-home bandwagon. There are some printables you can download to build your own, and there are also lots of great “real book”...



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Egyptian Mythology Lapbook

I love lapbooks,¬†as they allow for great creativity but still having some structure to create a neat visual project in the end. Today’s printable package is for a lapbook on Egyptian mythology. This set has 12 pages in it, and...