1. Find the Difference Face Off! A Fun Subtraction Game

    Here's a subtraction game that kids will love, and it involves very little prep work. This hands-on math game is perfect for first graders who are learning subtraction and second…

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  2. Five Things Not to Stress About this School Year... And What to do Instead!

    Summer is drawing to a close, and a new school year is beginning. I don't know about you, but a sense of pressure can accompany the start of a new…

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  3. Cereal Box Name Project for Preschoolers

    This name project was so simple, but it was Owen's favorite out of everything we've done recently!  He has been becoming increasingly aware of letters that he knows on books…

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  4. Engineering for Kids: Build a Bridge with Straws and Straight Pins

    Last week, one of Aidan's history lessons was about advancements in bridge building during the 1800's.  We are reading Landmark History of the American People as part of Sonlight Core…

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  5. Learning about Dragons from a Creation Perspective

    Gresham has loved dinosaurs since he was about 4 years old, and now that he is a little older, he really enjoys dragons as well.  Last month, we went to…

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  6. Setting Goals for Homeschooling (Plus an idea for the unmotivated learner)

    This semester, I am setting goals for homeschooling for the first time, and I think it's going to help me simplify and focus my homeschooling priorities.  I got this idea…

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  7. Homeschooling During Difficult Seasons

    The start of a new semester is a great time to step back and assess how things are going with homeschooling.  We're in the midst of some challenges right now,…

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  8. Raising a Hatchling Box Turtle

    Yesterday we gave the boys an early Christmas gift... It's a baby box turtle! Our science curriculum, Exploring Creation with Zoology 3:  Land Animals of the Sixth Day, recommends raising…

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  9. Easy Science Experiments with Momentum

    Lately, I've been doing a unit on physics with my boys that I prepared years ago when I taught science classes for homeschoolers.  Of all the physics experiments we did,…

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  10. Simple Science Experiment with Inertia

    We had a lot of fun exploring Isaac Newton's first law of motion with a simple science experiment! Newton's 1st Law of Motion states that an object at rest tends…

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