Homeschooling

The Best Activities for a Poppy Book Club for Kids

These Poppy book club activities will help you create fantastic memories with your kids and/or their friends. Using these ideas, you can plan a book club meeting full of fun activities, games, and treats. I can not say enough wondering things about this delightful tale. The descriptions are vivid and the characters are endearing and …

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How to Include Current Events as an Independent Activity for Teens

Including current events for teens in our homeschool routine has been an important part of our day for years, especially as my kids enter their tween and teen years. I want my kids to think critically about the world around them and become informed citizens. It has been a delight (and a challenge) to discuss …

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An April Reading Challenge for the Whole Family

Spice up your family’s reading this month with an April reading challenge! Join my family and me as we break out of our reading ruts and have a little fun along the way. The April reading challenge is part of our Year-Long Reading Challenge for Families. The concept is simple – read up to 4 books each month, …

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How to Teach Writing to Your Tweens and Not Lose Your Mind

Homeschool writing with tweens has always been a bit of a challenge in my house. It can be a struggle to find the right balance of creative freedom and formal skills. The tween years are a great time to incorporate more formal writing instruction so tweens can begin adding various skills to their writing toolbox. But …

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How to Easily Learn ASL 1 With Mr. D Sign Language Courses

When my kids entered high school and began researching their options for foreign language credits, I knew sign language would be a great fit for our family. I wanted to find ASL homeschool classes that would work for the whole family and fit our homeschool lifestyle. My mom was a sign language interpreter so I …

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