Category Archives for "Homeschool"

Aug 05

Ten Commandments Printable Craft

By Anna Lowell

Are you teaching your kids the Ten Commandments? This free printable Ten Commandments Craft allows kids to match the commandment number with the commandment. Each “door” includes the commandment number on the outside and the words of the commandment plus a picture representing the commandment on the inside.

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Sep 14

Spelling Practice Printable

By Anna Lowell

With twins in fourth grade and my son in second grade, I often feel like we are drowning in spelling word practice.

My kids hate writing spelling words over and over on lined paper (and I can’t really blame them!) Somehow, dry erase boards make spelling practice a lot more fun.

These spelling boards combine the fun of dry erase markers with Scrabble letters and a mini-challenge at the end to help make spelling practice enjoyable.

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Aug 31

14 Fun Easy Readers to Try When Your Curriculum Readers Aren’t Working

By Anna Lowell

My son struggled with reading through kindergarten and first grade. He quickly grasped the concept of reading, but simply wasn’t interested in reading for himself. I tried everything to get him interested in the curriculum readers I was using, but he hated reading and refused. He frequently told me he “couldn’t” read. This summer, I stopped trying to get him to read the curriculum readers, and we went to the library in search of easy-reader books that he would actually enjoy reading.

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The result? My son is now picking up books and reading them for himself, with no prompting from me! Here are some of the easy readers that my son and I have been enjoying together: (Note – I tried to put these books in order from easiest to hardest.)

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Aug 12

7 Homeschool Blogs and Posts You Won’t Want to Miss!

By Anna Lowell

Are you a homeschooler? Could you use some inspiration or encouragement right now as you start a new school year? If so, grab a cup of coffee or tea and come visit some AMAZING homeschooling moms with me!

These homeschool posts offered so much encouragement and help! I will definitely be coming back to this list again.

Whether you are a first time homeschooler or a seasoned veteran, whether you are excited about the coming year or dreading it, these homeschool blogs and posts will offer you support and encouragement, as well as practical tips and tricks to keep you going when you are feeling less than confident.

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Aug 10

My Favorite Homeschool Supplies

By Anna Lowell

I am getting all geared up for the coming school year. How about you?

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Which brings me to the subject of school shopping and homeschool supplies. Isn’t there just something thrilling about the smell and look of a new box of crayons, pencils, or pack of paper? Oh, the possibilities…. It makes me feel like a kid again!

Here is a list of some of my favorite homeschool supplies:

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Apr 24

Jive and Wail

By Anna Lowell

Has all the joy of learning flown out your homeschool window? Are you and your children enduring day after day of drudgery? School can be difficult. Multiplication tables have to be memorized and spelling tests must be completed. But school shouldn’t be ALL drudgery! Try implementing a few of these ideas to liven up your homeschool routine.

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