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Homeschooling with Netflix {American History}

I am doing a series on Homeschooling with Netflix. I will cover American History, Ancient History, Literature turned Movie, Math and Money, Health Class, Nat Geo, Science, Christian Viewing, and Documentaries. This are movies on American History that we have watched and enjoyed. I included the Netflix commentary, as well as our own, because some of these were watched ages ago Colonial & Revolution Era The Crossing "A stirring dramatization of George Washington's surprise attack…
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Homeschooling High School: Curriculum that Worked for Us

Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for High School Homeschool curriculum choices can be ! Like, over the top, make you crazy trying to choose which is best for your children, crazy. If you are like me, each child has a different learning style, but you can' justify 2 or 3 or even 4 different sets of books to cater to each child. I don't call myself an expert, but I have gone around the block a…
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Some of Our Favorite Educational Apps

Screen shot from my iPad. I have a folder for each subject. I got the iPad for school   Since my their (my kids) tastes change so often I am posting an update of our their favorite apps. Most of these apps are free. I sometimes will pay . more than, say, $ it is something I think they will love and Geography Apps Geo Walk HD - 3D World Fact Book - Vito Technology…
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7 Must Have Books for the Homeschool Mama

We are about to embark on our 9th year of homeschooling. I want to encourage you, whether just deciding to homeschool or you are also a seasoned mama. Here are the books I find myself turning to most often. Some more than others, but they are all on my bookshelf. Homeschool Mom's Bible ~ God First and foremost please make sure homeschooling is God's calling on your family. Seek His guidance in all of it.…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

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Nat Geo Almanac Review

With over million copies in print, the National Geographic Kids Almanac has long been considered the gold standard when it comes to nonfiction for both girls and boys aged 8-12. The updated 2016 version also includes free digital extras that allow kids to access National Geographic videos, photos and games which make it the only kids' almanac with mobile media features. We love Nat Geo on TV. I even have a Homeschooling with Netflix post.…
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Apps for Homeschooling Civics and Presidents

Our Favorite Apps for Presidents and Civics I wrote about our favorite apps for Geography last week. Today I want to share our favorite apps for homeschooling Civics and Presidents. These apps make learning fun and when my kids are having fun they retain more. US Presidents (Match'Em Up History and Geography) Presidents vs Aliens At first I was not ok with the title of this app. Then Boy Child, now 14, started playing it…
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The Spelling Apologist

The Spelling Apologist: Why Good Spelling Is Essential and How to Select the Right Curriculum By Ellen Barski “When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.” —Marilyn vos Savant Okay, I’ll admit it right off the bat. I’m a good speller. I’ve always been a good speller. I wince when I see misspelled words inflicted on the public at large: marquees, programs, websites, even magazines. I’ve witnessed…
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Frugal Living

Scotch Thermal Laminator

Laminates items up to 9 inches wide Two roller system with two temperature settings The TL901 is designed to be used in a home or small office environment. Will laminate pouches up to 5 mil thick Two ″ x 11″ laminating pouches included Why a Laminator? Great for homeschool math worksheets. Make them reusable. Have a map for your backpack or BOB? Laminate it to make it last longer.   This laminator is normally $80…
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Homeschool, History, and Happiness.

By Katie Follett “What is it like to be homeschooled for high school?” This question seems to be one of the most frequent ones that teens, and adults alike, ask me when they discover that I am homeschooled. From what other homeschoolers say, this isn’t the most unique question either; in fact, it seems to be very common. Many times I have found myself wondering how different my schooling would be if I were not…
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Standard Deviants Curriculum {Review}

**CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR THE FREE TRIAL** Are you looking for an online curriculum for your Middle or High school aged child? Do you want online without the red tape and public school commitment? Are you wanting something that keeps track of assignments for you? Standard Deviants may be just what you are looking for! I will say, up front, SDAccelerate is a secular, common core curriculum. I know many of my readers are…
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