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Vocabulary Activities for Teens and Tweens

He opened a clean notebook, lifted his quill pen, and wrote: "A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth......" Meet Noah Webster. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on October 16, 1758. Outspoken, opinionated, socially awkward, some say an incurable lunatic. He irritated others, and he… Continue reading Vocabulary Activities for Teens and Tweens

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The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Last year, I did something that really worked well for our family: I replaced our morning basket with a lunch crate. In preschool, we called it "Circle Time". Early on in our homeschool, we called it "Learning Together Time". It later morphed into the popular "Morning Basket", and now it's a "Lunch Crate", a.k.a. circle… Continue reading The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

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Tenzi Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product from Timberdoodle in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  Four words can describe my very first product review from Timberdoodle: Simple. Fast. Versatile. Fun. What is Tenzi? It all started… Continue reading Tenzi Review

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2020 Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Program at our local library is something we loved during the summer. It seems like yesterday we would go to the library, listen to Ms. Pam read and sing with us, and leave with a tote bag of books. Now that my kiddos are big, that is a sweet memory of the… Continue reading 2020 Summer Reading Challenge

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Noticing Nature – March

This is a special edition of Noticing Nature! In a time of social distancing, practically everything is closed, and people are going stir crazy - I've got the perfect outdoor activity that can meet all the requirements for everyone's new normal. Would you believe there are millions of treasures hidden all over the world, just… Continue reading Noticing Nature – March

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Continent Race by Byron’s Games Product Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. I absolutely love using games to teach! Games are especially a fun way to learn geography. If I… Continue reading Continent Race by Byron’s Games Product Review

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Buh-Bye February Blahs

Every year around this time, there's something that may creep in slowly, or march in and stay awhile like an unwanted house guest. That unwelcome guest is known as the blahs, also known as the February Funk. Banish the blues with these tips and ideas! This post contains affiliate links, which cost you nothing extra!… Continue reading Buh-Bye February Blahs

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Noticing Nature – December

What are you noticing this month? With all the business of the season, it's difficult to stop and take notice. Take just a few minutes, and I'm positive you will notice something! I have been guilty myself this month of not enjoying as much time outside as I'd like to. I have noticed that the… Continue reading Noticing Nature – December

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Upcycled Tutorial

A couple of years ago, I came across a neat paper craft on Pinterest.  It was making Christmas trees from old catalogs/magazines.  I decided to try a couple, and they were so easy and fun to make!  I then used the trees for props in my craft show displays (I am an Usborne Books Consultant). … Continue reading Upcycled Tutorial

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Weekend Wandering – Lazy 5 Ranch

Cattle, giraffes, and zebras - oh my! Find out about our most recent NC adventure! Recently, our family was in Concord, NC for a Bible Conference. With a few hours to kill, I did a Google search of nearby attractions. We could go to Concord Mills on a Saturday, or visit an exotic animal park.… Continue reading Weekend Wandering – Lazy 5 Ranch