A Collection of Thrillers and Suspense Books You Won’t Want to Put Down

While I love a good booklist or a book challenge that keeps me reading a variety of literature, I recently took a break to indulge my favorite genre – thrillers and suspense books. I absolutely adore a book that I can’t put down because I am dying to know what happens. I do not want …

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My Elementary Homeschooling Days are Over and It Feels Strange

This year is strange. Big transitions are happening in our home and the entire homeschool vibe has changed. If I am honest, after we make it through Morning Time, my day feels a bit scattered and disjointed. After that, I spend a lot of time jumping around and assisting very independent kids. And that just …

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Creative and Educational Ways to Celebrate Patriot Day with Kids

September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance, Patriot Day, in memory of those killed during the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. It is not a federal holiday so schools and businesses typically operate on a normal schedule, but many of us want to share a time of remembrance …

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Fantastic Learning Ideas for The One and Only Ivan

One and Only Ivan Learning Resources

Meet Ivan.  The One and Only Ivan.  The Mighty Silverback of Exit 8.  Whose tiny domain existed in a mall for 27 years. (This post contains affiliate links.  Read the full disclosure here.) His story is told in Katherine Applegate’s engaging book, The One and Only Ivan. Of course, Ivan isn’t just a character in her book.  He …

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Simple Middle School Plans for a Fantastic Homeschool Year

Our plans for homeschooling middle school include a year of American History, Earth Science, fantastic literature, and math. In addition, we have some fun electives planned to keep things interesting and keep the kids engaged in their unique interests. These particular plans are for my youngest two children – yes, my youngest is now in …

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