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From Picture Books to Chapter Books: Transitioning Read Alouds

The following guest post is from Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas: From Picture Books to Chapter Books: Transitioning Read Alouds I couldn’t wait for the day when our firstborn was ready to enjoy some of my most beloved books. I daydreamed about snuggling up at bedtime reading The Chronicles of Narnia while my little one…

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Free Personalized Teacher Note Cards Printable!

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Free Personalized Teacher Note Cards Printable! If you're thinking back to school (or if your family is already back to school), you might be thinking about how to start the year off right with your child's teacher. Teachers write a lot of notes…

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Back-to-School Tips, Tutorials and Free Printables

It's hard to believe it's back-to-school time already, but schools in our area start back in less than three weeks! (Those of you that still have a month or more of summer might want to bookmark this post for later.) We'll be sharing back-to-school tips and ideas in the coming weeks, and to kick us…

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Printable To-Do Checklists for Kids

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Summer is in full swing at our house! You'd think that the summer break from our school routine would have our eight-year-old daughter in relaxation mode. Instead, I noticed that she was antsy and unsure of what to do with herself during the…

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Summer Games: Water Balloon Learning

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: As a parent, there really isn't a start or end to when we can create learning time with our kids. We can find ways to help our kids learn new skills (or review old ones) through the simplest tasks or activities. I love to find ways…

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Keep Your Kids Reading with This Book Report Printable

The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama: Keep Your Kids Reading with This Book Report Printable These days, there's no shortage of distractions to keep our children occupied -- video games, social media, TV, computers, smartphones, sports leagues, and on and on. However, with benefits like increased vocabulary, improved writing skills and…

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Read more about the article Five Simple Steps to a Better Homeschool Day
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Five Simple Steps to a Better Homeschool Day

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Five Simple Steps to a Better Homeschool Day Mornings are not my forte, nor have they ever been. Deciding to become a teacher and then ultimately to stay home with my children to homeschool has always proven a challenge for my night owl tendencies. I…

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Learning Activities for the Book If You Give a Pig a Pancake

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Learning Activities for the Book If You Give a Pig a Pancake One of my favorite things, when I was teaching was the years that I spent as a school librarian. Not only did I enjoy ordering books and reading to students, but I loved…

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12 Ways to Make Social Studies Fun

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: 12 Ways to Make Social Studies Fun See all of the Homework Helps posts here. History and geography (Social Studies) are a passion for some and a pain for others. Most children are somewhere in-between and need a little boost when learning about the world.…

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Planning a Homeschool Calendar with Six Week Terms

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Planning a Homeschool Calendar with Six-Week Terms I felt stuck in a traditional homeschool calendar mentality when I began homeschooling. While I thought year-round schooling sounded like a good idea, I just couldn't imagine giving up our long summers. However, having taught for two years…

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