Easter Resources Round-Up

easter resources

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — Easter Book Basket and Unit Studies, Tie-Dyeing Easter Eggs, and Our Table-Top Easter Garden Jennifer @ Home Grown Hearts Academy — Great Activities for Easter Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy — Easter Week: Preschool Workboxes, Spring/Easter Wreath, and Christ-Centered Easter Lexi @ Lextin Academy — Easter Decorations and Art and {Book List} Easter Time Lisa @ A Rup Life — Easter Lay-Out Using Easter 2010 Cricut Cartridge Jennifer @ Royal Little Lambs — 50+ Easter Basket Ideas Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement — He Is Risen: Resurrection Resources for Your Celebration Gena @ I Choose Continue reading

Homeschooling with Pinterest

homeschooling with pinterest

  Tere @ Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool – Pinterest Homeschooling Day 1: Dictionary Paper Snowflakes Since I cringed at the idea of tearing apart a book, I journeyed off to Goodwill to find an old book I wouldn’t feel guilty about destroying to create. What better book to start with than a dictionary! I picked up this old dictionary for $1 at my local Goodwill. And, then I began to search for craft ideas.   Meg @ Adventures with Jude — Lesson Planning and Assignments with Pinterest Up until recently, I would pin a video or journal article that I wanted Continue reading

Homeschool Conventions Round-Up

homeschool conventions

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — Top 15 Sessions Not to Miss at Teach Them Diligently Nashville and What To Bring To a Homeschool Convention Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy — It’s Convention Season! Dawn @ Double O Farms – Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool Convention Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road — Why Should I Go to Homeschool Conventions Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break — My Favorite Homeschool Conventions Speakers and H is for Homeschool Convention Lexi @ Lextin Academy — The 5 Cs of Homeschool Conventions and Dads and Homeschool Conventions Christine @ Our Homeschool Reviews – FPEA Homeschool Convention and Homeschool Conventions Lisa Continue reading

On Being Frugal Blog Carnival

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  Jennifer @ Royal Little Lambs — Losing Control I needed to lose control. Of my selfishness. Of my finances. Of my demand. Of that blasted Excel spreadsheet with its numbers and formulas and figures in black and white that don’t necessarily add up to God.   Annette @ A Net in Time — First Things First How does one homeschool and watch one’s pennies at the same time? I have to admit, I often struggle with this. There is so much I think.. I can do that with the lad or I can do this with the lad or… Continue reading

Toys and Games for Homeschool

toys and games for homeschool

This week, members of the Crew share a round-up of posts with great ideas for how to add toys and games to your homeschool.   Tawnee @ Adventures in Homeschooling – Play an Educational Game or Review and Drill and Play a Game Beth @ Ozark Ramblings – Math Facts or Fun? Why Not Both! Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – Top 10 Math Manipulatives for Elementary Kids, Top 10 Educational Toys for Toddlers, and Top 10 Science Toys for Kids Laurie @ Grace-Filled Moments – Top 5 Toys and Games for Homeschooling Boys Dusty @ To the Moon and Back – Educational Toys that Will Last from Continue reading

Using Technology in Your Homeschool

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  Kristi @ The Potter’s Hand Academy — Technology in Homeschools: Necessary or Not?  How do you responsibly use technology (which I believe that kids need to know, in our current technology driven society), and not go overboard (which is SO easy to do!)? Here are some of my best tips.   Annette @ A Net in Time — Computers and Learning for Children. Can it be true?  Whenever we go out for walks or just out for whatever reason I tote along my phone so that when he asks a question I can immediately look it up if I Continue reading

Virtual Field Trips Round-Up

virtual field trips

  If you’re anything like us, then winter is long this year. Constant snow and freezing tmeperatures have kept us indoors much more than usual, huddling near the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate. We are missing our usual field trips. No worries, friends . . . we’ve got you covered. This week, members of the Crew are sharing their ideas and resources for virtual field trips. Nothing will get rained (or snowed) out. And even if someone in the house isn’t feeling well, you can still go! Enjoy!   Chris @ Campfires and Cleats – Forever West: Sourdough Bread Bowl Clam Chowder Continue reading

The Subject I Struggle Teaching Most

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Marcy @ Ben and Me — 5 Ways to Make Teaching Math Easier What do you get when you cross a right-brained mom with a right-brained child? Besides a lot of creative, messy stuff? I can promise you it’s not a propensity for math.   Lisa @ A Rup Life – Grasping at Grammar ~ Tips for Teaching a Subject You Struggle With Sometimes we need to prove to ourselves (and our kids) we can accomplish a task that is not our strong point.   Ellen @ Grace Tells Another Story – The Subject I Struggle Teaching Most – Middle School Writing Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Resources Round-Up

Valentine's Day roundup

The Old Schoolhouse has a great bouquet of Valentine’s Day freebies from some of our great friends at A Journey through Learning, In the Hands of a Child, the HomeScholoar, Raising Real Men, and more! Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses – 70+ Resources for Valentines Day 2014 and ♥ Valentines Day Resources ♥ Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity – February Pocket Chart Calendar and I *Heart* Math Addition Facts Unit Chris @ Campfires and Cleats – Lenten, Papal and Valentine Crafts Jenn @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Strawberry Cream Cheese Crescents and Valentine’s Day Activities (ReCap) Brandy @ Kingdom Academy Homeschool – Candy Hearts, Sticky Fingers Kristi @ The Potter’s Continue reading

Winter Olympics Resources Round Up

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  The 2014 Winter Olympics, being held in Sochi, Russia, are just around the corner. From geography to sports science, ancient Greek history to foreign language, the Olympic games are a great time to take a break from the daily grind and homeschool in a fun, hands-on way. Today, members of the Crew are sharing resources they have gathered together for exactly that.   Marcy @ Ben and Me — O is for Olympics (A Collection of Resources for Homeschool) Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement – Winter Olympics: Ultimate Homeschool Resource List Kemi @ Homemaking Organized – Incorporating the 2104 Winter Olympics into Continue reading