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Sunflower Batik Art Project for Kids

This Sunflower Batik Art project is perfect for kids of all ages!  The final product is a unique and aged look to a beautiful sunflower print.  Each child's artwork will be unique and different!     "Home, home on the range!  Where the deer and the antelope play..."  Our state turned 160 years old yesterday on January 29th!  The Kansas state flower is the Sunflower, so we decided to create some art to commemorate our home state ...

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Beast Academy Review: Why We Switched from Singapore Math to Beast Academy

Beast Academy is a comprehensive math curriculum for grades 3-6 that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking.  Below you will find my Beast Academy Review and why we switched to this program!   When I first made the decision to homeschool our three children this year, I knew that one of the major predictors of our success as homeschoolers was choosing high-quality curriculum.  At this point in time, my kids want to return ...

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September 11th Remembrance Art Collage

  As we are homeschooling this year, I wanted to take the time on September 11th to remember and honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks.  Most of us Americans (who are old enough) can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first learned of the September 11th attacks.  We vowed we would never forget...and part of that is sharing this tragic part of our past with our children.   I came up with this ...

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Homeschool Lesson Plan Printable

  Once we made the decision to homeschool this year, I knew I wanted to make a super simple at-a-glance lesson plan.  I was already overwhelmed with choosing curriculum and I wanted to be able to look at ONE page for all THREE of my children, rather than having different lessons plans for each child.  I  searched online and couldn't seem to find one that fit my needs nor did I want to pay for one.  So I made my own and decided to share it ...

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Morning Checklist Printable

  One of my big fears about homeschooling this year is that we will all be unmotivated and still in our pajamas at noon.  While that might work for some families, we simply don't function well without some structure (as the last five months can attest to).  I am not a morning person, so getting up and going in the mornings is a challenge for me.  Thankfully, my kids are more "morning people" than I am so the hardest part this year might ...

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Our Homeschooling Curriculum Choices for 2020-2021

  I shared in Instagram stories recently about our decision to homeschool this year.  This is our first year to ever homeschool!  My children have attended our local public school since kindergarten and we have always felt confident in this decision.  This year, however, we made the decision to homeschool in light of the pandemic and all of the uncertainty it brings.  When I shared on Instagram about our decision, I received many messages ...

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