Top 5 Tips for Scheduling Your Homeschool Year

Homeschool ScheduleHave you planned your homeschool schedule yet?  I’m looking at it this way:  remember when you were pregnant and didn’t feel like doing anything late in your pregnancy, and then right before you gave birth you went into hyper-everything-mode and got the whole house and universe ready? That’s gonna be me this year.  I’m just enjoying summer too much. Continue reading

Easy Craft Project – Bamboo Wind Chimes – DIY and Cheap

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Bamboo Wind ChimesI love the sound of bamboo wind chimes.  I’ve been wanting one for a long while.  Being a DIY-er, I’d also been eyeing up some bamboo growing at our local ball field.  Everything came together when I decided that this could be a great project for my Craft/Shop class last year at our homeschool co-op.

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15 Ways to Infuse LEGO into your Homeschool


LEGO ClassI don’t know if I had more fun with the Inventions Class, or this LEGO Brainiacs Class this year at co-op.  They were both loads of fun.

You can use this LEGO Class as a summer program, part of a kids club at church, in your own homeschool, or in your co-op.  Everything is laid out for you.  Lessons, links, list of supplies needed. Continue reading

How to Make Your Own Stop Action Film with LEGO!

Stop Action FilmAre your kids really into the LEGO stop action films?  How would they like to make one of their own?  Stop action films have always fascinated me.  I think it goes back to making flip books when I was younger.  Well, this past semester we actually made a little stop action film in my LEGO Brainiacs class at co-op. Continue reading

How to Teach Economics to Elementary and Middle Grades

EconomicsPlay Dough Economics a cool little class that I happened upon last year that was written back in 1988!  Economics being what they are, all the principles still apply today.  I don’t even remember how I came to know about it, but I think another homeschool mom may have pointed me in it’s direction.  I have the PDF for you FREE below.

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Can I Help You With a Homeschool Class?

Inventions ClassI am so super excited (and a little nervous) to offer you guys my “Inventions – It Was Intended for What?!?” class. This is a tried and true, one semester class that I put together for our co-op last semester.

This class incorporates science, history, cooking, crafts, patent knowledge and more!

You can use this as a summer program, part of a kids club at church, in your own homeschool, or in your co-op.  Everything is laid out for you.  Lessons, links, list of supplies needed. Continue reading