Homeschool

Cursive and Copywork – Why are They Still Important

I am a big supporter of children learning cursive handwriting. In fact, I have a hard time understanding why folks would think the ability to communicate with paper and pen is a skill our children no longer require. I remember hearing about a 17-year-old who couldn’t sign his passport application. His father was incredulous, how can you be graduating from…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

All About Snow {My Review of Creation Illustrated Unit Studies}

  During one of the coldest years in recent memory, Creation Illustrated provided us with two of their unit studies plus access to the magazines to go with for us to review. The amusing part? One of those unit studies was The Intricacies of Snow!   You would think that we folks living in southern Alberta would know pretty much everything there…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Carole P. Roman Book Review

How many of us have wondered what it would have been like to live in a different era? Perhaps even in a different country. This month we’ve been reviewing some books from children’s author Carole P. Roman that help our imaginations along in this direction.Carole P. Roman books and collections are a fun way to explore history and culture and…

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Five Minute Friday

Who Says Routine Can’t be Special

This week’s Five-Minute-Friday prompt is Routine. I had a tough time getting started so I decided to check the dictionary definition: After reading the second definition I knew what I would spend my five minutes writing about this afternoon. Start How many of us see the word routine and right away think of the mundane parts of our lives like…

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Disney, Family Travel, Wordless Wednesday

Wilderness Explorers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As frequent visitors to Disney Parks, we appreciate the “bonus” programs they run at various locations. T he Wilderness Explorer program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of our favorites. Not only is this a fun activity for the whole family, it’s free so your budget will love it. Kids (and adults, there is no height restriction) can sign up…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Our Review of À La Carte Projects from Home School in the Woods

We’ve recently had the opportunity to review a selection of Á La Carte products from Home School in the Woods. I wasn’t familiar with these products before we did this review so I did some research on their website and found that Home School in the Woods now offers many of their hands-on history projects Á La Carte. The Kemet…

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Five Minute Friday

Provide

This weeks five minute Friday prompt is provide. As soon as I read this it took me back to my grandmother’s kitchen where I remember listening to my mom and her sisters talking about a cousin who had, “married a man who never provided for her or their children.” This was something I heard repeated over the years of my…

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