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Living & Learning With Love: August 2015

August was a fun and busy month!  I told myself that we would not be as busy this year but there are just too many fun things to do and see near where we live.  I am very grateful to live on the Space Coast of Florida, there are tons of homeschoolers and so many […]

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Interest-Led Learning with Structure: Our Children’s Involvement In Their Home Education

It’s that time of year again, time to decide what our we will be learning in the upcoming homeschool year. This is our fifth year homeschooling.  We have attempted many different approaches to how we homeschool. We have been very structured (that lasted about a week), we deschooled, unschooled, and finally found our groove as […]

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Homeschool: Learning About The Skeletal System

We are continuing along our human body learning journey.  We have already learned about skin and cells, this week we are discovering the skeletal system.  I am really excited about our human body learning unit, we did this a few years ago but they are older now and I know that I will be able […]

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Homeschool Lesson: Learning About Skin (Human Body Unit)

This week we are beginning two new unit studies in our homeschool learning.  In Science we are going to learn about the human body, we will begin the unit by discovering cells and skin.  We just finished the American Revolution in History and we are moving on to learn about Westward Expansion. This was a […]

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Our 5th Year Homeschooling: Changing It Up, Again! (Our Beginning Of The Year Curriculum)

I cannot believe that this is our fifth year homeschooling.  Alex is beginning 3rd grade, Ava 1st, and Audrey recently demanded to “start doing ‘stool’ right now!”.   Our homeschool journey has been amazing.  We have discovered what we like and what we don’t like as well as what works for us and what doesn’t work […]

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Homeschool: Colonial Life (American History)

There are affiliate links in this post, read more at the bottom. Alex loves History.  Currently, he is intrigued with American History.  One of our favorite things about homeschooling is the freedom that it provides us, one of these freedoms is deciding what topics we want to learn about.  I believe in following my children’s […]

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Field Trip Friday: Turkey Creek Sanctuary

The weather has been very warm lately so for out Field Trip Friday outing this week we loaded up and headed to Turkey Creek Sanctuary.   We discovered this hidden treasure last year (thank you Kristi!) and it has become one of our favorite places to explore. Turkey Creek Sanctuary is located at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, […]

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Homeschool Helper: Reading Eggs

I recently posted about our daily learning drawers.  In that post I included what a typical learning drawer for Alex contained.  I now realize that I left something out.   Alex and Ava’s daily learning drawers contain a laminated computer card.  They look something like this (these came from KinderTastic): At some point during the day they bring […]

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Learning About Planets: Fun and Free Activities

Our most recent learning topic has been space.  This is a topic that my little man has always been interested in.  I am not surprised as we live on the space coast! Of course a new learning topic means that we got to create a new lapbook.  I turned to Homeschool Share and found more than one awesome […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Fall is here.  We live in Florida and I am having a hard time getting into a fall-ish mood with temperatures in the upper 80’s.  I haven’t always lived in such a tropical climate so when this time of year rolls around I miss the cool crisp air and beautifully colored leaves.  I decided that if I can’t have the fall that I […]

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Homemade Moon Sand

We are currently learning about space and we were due for a new sensory bin.  It seems that it was the perfect time for a homemade moon sand sensory bin! Making homemade moon sand is super easy and you probably already have the two ingredients in your home.  All you do is mix up, I […]