Art lessons with Geography, History, Nature Studies, Astronomy & More!

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Chalk PastelsLast year I was looking for something a little more unique or “meatier” when it came to art in our little homeschool.  Drawing, painting, clay work we had done.  I happened upon this site for chalk pastels.  ChalkPastel.com 

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Do You Let Your Kids Write in Colored Pens on their Schoolwork?

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Colored Pens
Do you let your kids write with colored pens on their schoolwork?  GASP!  Well, never fear – erasable pens are here!!

Why is that a rule anyway in public school – blue or black ink only –  #2 pencils only?  I think the #2 pencils are for those lovely bubble sheets to be read by a machine, but what’s up with the pen color?

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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