Summer Studies Round-Up

summer studies

  Lexi @ Lextin Academy — Summer Studies Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Earth Science Unit 4 – Seasons: Summer (preK-3rd) Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Fun Summer Holidays to Celebrate Michele @ Family, Faith, and Fridays – Summer School- Seriously? Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Fun Ideas for Summer Homeschooling Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break – The Benefits of Summer School Dawn @ Double O Farms – Learning in the Summer Lori @ At Home: where life happens – Math and Water Balloons? Marcy @ Ben and Me — Road Trip Kentucky: 10 Summer Field Trip Ideas Marcy @ Ben Continue reading

Free Printables Round-Up

free printables

  Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement – Free Printables for your Homeschool Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Life Cycle of a Caterpillar Chart and Mini Book to Color Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Nature Journal for Preschoolers Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Nursery Rhyme Rhyming Words Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – K-2 Ocean-Themed Learning Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – Pirate Learning Pack Tara @ This Sweet Life – Community Helpers PreK-K Learning Pack Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler – Number Words cheat Sheet Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler – My Home Town Pamphlet Dawn @ Continue reading

Summer Reading for High School Students

summer reading high school students

  Carol @ Home Sweet Life - Thankful Thursdays  - Summer Reading I am thankful that Arlene (& her older sister Emily) love to read . . . but it can be a real balancing act between getting them to read quality books, getting their chores done, and still having time for outdoor summer activities. Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Great Books for Summer Reading (High Schoolers) So I’ve become a “book hunter.” I’m always on the lookout for new books to recommend to my daughter and for fun books to recommend for my son. I’m sharing a Continue reading

Homeschool for Free Round-Up

homeschool for free

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — 175 Free Kindle Books for Kids Marcy @ Ben and Me — Appschooling Central — a comprehensive list of apps for iPad and Kindle Fire Marcy @ Ben and Me — A Frugal Family Homeschool Top Ten Diane @ Cabin in the Woods – Homeschooling for Free – The Extras and Fun Stuff Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – The FREE List- Free homeschooling Links and Resources Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – Homeschool Language Arts for Free Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – How to Homeschool Art without Breaking the Bank Jennifer @ Home Grown Hearts Continue reading

Summer Reading for Middle Grades

Summer Reading for Middle Grades

  Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy – Summer Reading for the Dialectic Stage My middle schooler has suddenly found a LOVE of reading! Really, it’s miraculous. I’m so excited for her, and to make sure that she’s encouraged in her reading, I’ve put together a reading list for this summer I REALLY hope she loves! Michele @ Faith, Family and Fridays — Middle School Reading OK, so I shared our summer reading with you for elementary age kids. But this list, well it was slightly harder for me. …However, in talking with my older girls I realized that some of Continue reading

Independence Day Resources Round-Up

independence day resources

  Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – 4th of July Workboxes Lisa @ Home to 4 Kiddos – What our Founding Fathers Had to Say About Our Freedom Dusty @ To the Moon and Back — Free Independence Day Copywork Printables Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road – Resources for 4th of July Unit Studies Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break – History Lesson: Philadelphia and I is for… Independence Day History Lesson Karen @ Tots and Me – Patriotic Ideas Roundup Marcy @ Ben and Me – W is Washington DC (a Comprehensive List of Resources to Study or Visit Our Nation’s Capital)  

Summer Reading for Elementary Kids

summer reading for elementary kids

  Melanie @ finchnwren – Five Days of Homeschool Essentials: Amazing Books Jackson was a very early reader, and I’m sure that our countless hours of snuggling and reading assisted him in that process….With both of these we were able to fill our days with wonderful stories….that were simply excellent pieces of literature.   Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart – Best ‘Ancient’ and ‘Middle Ages’ Historical Reads {Elementary Level} If you’re about to take a break from school for the summer, you might just be able to inspire your elementary aged children to keep learning through the break with these great Ancient Continue reading

Fresh Summer Recipes Round-Up

fresh summer recipes

  Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break – Eating the Americas: Perfect for Summer and Maple BBQ Cupcakes Kemi @ Homemaking Organized – D is for Dinner Salads Brandy @ Kingdom Academy Homeschool – My Favorite Summer Recipes Michelle @ Faith, Family, and Fridays – Bring on the Pie! Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy – Yummy, Fresh, and Refreshing Summer Recipes! Melanie @ finchnwren – 8 Things to Do With Your Tomato Harvest Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessings – Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll, Fruit Pizza, and Stuffed Zucchini Laura @ Day by Day in Our World –   Buffalo Chicken Salad Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life – Squash Continue reading

Summer Staycation Ideas

summer staycation ideas

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — Summer Staycationing 2014 To create this post, I’ve pulled some past blog posts I’ve written about some of our favorite spots, and I’ve asked some of my blogging friends to give me links to posts they have written on the topic. I think you’ll enjoy these awesome staycation (and vacation) ideas! Sarah @ Delivering Grace — Summer Survival Time at home can be quite challenging! As a home educating mother, I’m quite tired by the holidays. In September, when my Facebook feed is taken up with friends rejoicing that they can now go Continue reading

10 Tips to Help You Homeschool While Traveling

10 Tips to Help you homeschool while traveling

Are you planning a little vacation this summer?  Or maybe you are planning a bigger road trip for a month or more? I know you are probably thinking, “Why in the world would I want to home school on our vacation!??”  Well maybe you don’t and you need a break.  Maybe you are like me and love to turn every opportunity into a teachable moment. If you are planning a longer trip sometimes keeping the kids in a routine and continuing on with their school work prevents “the summer slide”. Here is a list of 10 tips I have found Continue reading