Presidents Day Resources — A Collection of Ideas for Your Homeschool

Presidents Day Resources - A Collection of Ideas for Your Homeschool

Presidents’ Day originally started out as Washington’s Birthday. The holiday gained special meaning during the difficulties of the Great Depression, when portraits of George Washington often graced the front pages of newspapers and magazines every February 22. In 1932 the date was used to reinstate the Purple Heart, a military decoration originally created by George Washington to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces. Did You Know? President’s Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president. Four chief executives—George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were born in February, but Continue reading

The Perfecting of an Imperfect Day

The Perfecting of an Imperfect Day

Have you ever had something like this happen to you? I am starting what seems to be an endless day of errands and activities. The day itself is miserable. Gloominess seems to hang off of every street pole and tree branch. I am already tired and it’s not even 9:00am. But…I know what will fix it. A nice cup of coffee. My mouth has been ready for it since I pulled out of my driveway. I like my coffee sweet and creamy. I can almost feel it running down through my fingers and toes. I pull up to the drive-thru menu. I ask for a small Continue reading

Living Frugally {a collection of ideas to save you money}

Living Frugally A Collection of Ideas to Save You Money

Have you ever wondered what the word Frugally means ?  It’s defined as an economical use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.  Some helpful synonyms to more fully understand it are: thrifty, chary, provident, careful, prudent, penny-wise and scrimping. When  I first embarked on home educating little did I know I would be having to learn many more skills in order to keep on home educating. This week the Schoolhouse Review Crew would like to share with you some of the things they have learned along the way. Tara from over at This Sweet Life shares some ideas Continue reading

Winter Nature Study {A Collection of Ideas for Your Homeschool}

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Winter Nature study is not impossible it simply requires a little bit of foresight planning and a thermos of something warm to drink.  Taking children out to experience the variation of temperature, the winter birds who flit about here and there seeking some shelter and food, or simply visiting the park to sit a while and appreciate the tree architecture in all it’s perfect glory are all a wonderful part of creating memories of Nature Study during any time of the year. Knowledge in one “subject” helps us to understand another. All the information your children are gathering in their Continue reading

Word of the Year 2015 {Link-Up}

Word 2015

Happy New Year! Resolutions. Goals. New Year’s Plans. Call it what you will, but this is the time of year when many of us are reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next one with great anticipation. I recently read that the reason resolutions don’t work is because the focus is on the person we’re tired of being (overweight, procrastinating, unfocused, lazy, disorganized), instead of on the person God wants us to become and the process needed for that transformation. I think that’s why the idea of choosing a word for the year has become so popular. Continue reading

Using the Jesse Tree as a Celebration of Advent

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One tradition that we have enjoyed as a family during the Christmas seasons is the Jesse Tree. A Jesse Tree is a great way to keep the focus on Christ and His plan for us as we are in the midst of a busy holiday season. In this post I’ll share what the Jesse Tree is, how we use it as a holiday tradition and some resources to help you begin your own Jesse Tree tradition. What is the Jesse Tree? The Jesse Tree is a visual representation of the history of Jesus Christ and His plan of redemption. Instead Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guides

Holiday Gift Guides

  15 Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Men 10 Gift Ideas for Techy Kids Gift Ideas for Bloggers 12 Lovely and Affordable Gifts for Christian Women Ultimate Minecraft Fan’s Gift Guide Holiday Gift Giving for Girlfriends Holiday Gifts for Homeschool Families For the Foodie In Your Life {a holiday gift guide} Holiday Gifts Ideas For Your Video Game Lover Gift Ideas for Encouraging Nature Study Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Tween Girl

Thanksgiving Recipes Round-Up

Thanksgiving Recipes Round-up

A Vegan Thanksgiving Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Amazing Pumpkin Bread Leftover Turkey and Biscuits (Pot Pie) Cranberry Bread Turkey Cookies Oreo Turkey Cookies Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes Thanksgiving Food Gluten/Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins Sweet Potato Casserole A Yummy, Gluten Free Holiday Yummy, Gluten Free Fall Recipes Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Company’s Coming French Toast Casserole {Almost} Dairy Free French Toast Casserole Cozy Fall Recipes Aunt Ruth’s Garlic Cheese Grits Casserole  

Autumn Homeschool Studies

Autumn Homeschool Studies

  Tere @ Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool – Perfect Pumpkin Pictures and Printable Lesson Plans Smile – O.K. – Say cheese! No, no – Look at mommy! Smile! Run, run, go get little Joey. He just ran off! Everyone at the same time – Smile! Put the pumpkin down! Now, put your hand down. Move your head out of the way of your sister’s face. Look at the camera, look up here, up here! Squash! Mommy, Jimmy just sat in a rotten pumpkin! If any of these sound familiar, you know you have tried to capture a special moment of your children Continue reading

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Kate @ Under the Sky There be dragons! G is for Grotto K is for Konstantin Korovin Marcy @ Ben and Me Google Art Project X is for Xerxes Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity How to Homeschool Art on a Shoestring Budget Playing with Picasso Dripping Paint with Pollock Melanie @ finchnwren 5 Days of American Art: John Singleton Copley’s “Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: Grant Woods’ “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: “Silver of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries” Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement Charlotte Mason Resources: An Ultimate Homeschool Resource List Continue reading