10 Children’s Books Worth Checking Out (and a give-away)

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It has been a while since I cleaned off my children’s book review shelf and I have a slew of good books to bring to your attention this time. Many of these were given to me by the publisher or author to look at because they felt we were a good fit as a homeschool, […]

Hope for the Night Owl: Why sleeping in is better for learning.

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Have you always kicked yourself because you weren’t a morning person? Have you secretly hated your alarm clock for most of your life? Do you look forward to sleeping in on weekends and feel better on Saturday and Sunday than you do all week long? Well, if this study is right, you may be feeling […]

Wrapping Up a Homeschool School-year and Grading the Teacher

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So the summer has begun. I officially quit adding to the weekly assignment list spiral over a week ago and we are in our first 2 month summer break in a long while. We have homeschooled year round by necessity for the past few years because of distractions (two of them who are 6 and […]

Field Trip Fun : Moody Gardens and Stewart Beach

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Each year before the Texas Homeschool Coalition’s conference in the Woodlands, TX (near Houston), they schedule a fun excursion field trip for families. This year the field trip was quite a ways away in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens®. Moody Gardens is a unique place with all sorts of educational promise: * over 5,500 animals […]

Win a Free Frog Dissection App for Your Ipad

I purchased a frog dissection app for my TEENAGERS and the 4 year old ended up becoming enthralled by it. Seriously! He likes to talk about what each organ does now that he has become our youngest “medical” student. He told his grandma we let him “cut up the froggie”. I’m not sure how that […]

Bluebonnet Time (every Texas spring)

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In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a native Texan… and we Texans have a little crush on our state. Especially lovely are the things we think make Texas wonderful: like bluebonnets, which happen to be the state flower. This year’s bluebonnets were THICK, y’all. Maybe it was the drought last year? That’s what we […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park

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This Field Trip Foto Friday happens to be a day late. It is part of my FTFF series and was taken in the 2006-7 school year while we were studying frontiersmen, native American Indians and explorers (Lewis and Clark). My kids were in Third and Fourth grades and we took this field trip with some […]