Homeschooling

Over 25 Biographies that will Inspire your Middle School Student

These middle school biographies are perfect to inspire your teen or tween.

Your tweens and teens can learn a ton by reading middle school biographies. Don’t let your middle schooler skip over this genre! There are just too many great books to choose from. Reading about inspiring lives from the past and present allows kids to learn about the world beyond their own experiences. In addition, reading …

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins Book Club Activities Your Kids will Love

Book Club Activities for Mr. Popper's Penguins

These Mr. Popper’s Penguins book club activities will help create magical memories any time of year, but it’s particularly appropriate for the winter. Using these ideas, you can plan a book club meeting full of fun activities, games, and treats. From penguin games to handprint penguin crafts, your book club for kids will have a …

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The Best Math Games that Your Kids will Love to Play

Math games your kids are goin gto love to play.

Find the best math games for kids that will help them with number recognition, counting, addition, subtraction and more!  These games will help you review math skills with your kids and have a ton of fun while doing it. Math games are the perfect break from worksheets yet still review many of the same math skills …

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A February Reading Challenge for the Whole Family

A collection of books and printables for the February Reading Challenge

Is your family ready to dive into reading this month with a February reading challenge? I hope you’ll join my family and break out of your reading ruts and have a little fun along the way. The February reading challenge is part of our Year-Long Reading Challenge for Families. The concept is simple – read up to 4 …

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Nine Thought-Provoking Questions that Compare the Book to the Movie

Use these 9 questions to compare the book to the movie version.

Who doesn’t love to compare the book to the movie after reading a engaging story? When a book is turned into a movie, everyone has a wide variety of opinions. There is no movie adaptation that captures the book perfectly so every attempt leaves plenty of room for discussion. And every now and then, the …

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Creative Writing for Teens: The Six-Word Memoir Challenge

Challenge your teen to write a six-word memoir each day.

Sometimes I stumble upon an idea or story that sparks a creative teaching idea to use with my homeschool writing students. The story of Ernest Hemingway’s six-word memoir was one of those stories that lead to a memorable and fun creative writing project for the teens. As soon as I read the story of the …

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