• 10 Good Middle Grade Historical Fiction Novels for Kids
    book lists,  middle grades

    10 Historical Fiction Middle Grade Books

    A good historical fiction book makes me want to learn more about the time period and topic it covers. I love how great middle grade is at this. Even as an adult I enjoy a lot of middle grade historical fiction books. This list includes some good historical fiction middle grade books. Also, I purposefully did not include any of the books I already included in my round up of WWII historical fiction that I have on this list here. What are some of your favorite historical fiction middle grade books?     10 Historical Fiction Middle Grade Books The Great Trouble Eel has troubles of his own: As an…

  • Fall Family Bucket List: lots of fun family activities to do together as a family in the autumn
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    FALL FAMILY BUCKET LIST: fun family things to do in the autumn to celebrate the season

    Autumn is my favorite season and this year we made a fun family fall bucket list and I thought I would share the ideas with you!       Caramel Popcorn 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup margarine 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup popcorn kernels 1 tsp vanilla Pop the popcorn kernals. Cook the brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup and salt together for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and put on a cookie sheet. Once cooled, pull apart and put in an air tight container.   Citrus Cider 2 quarts apple…

  • Our favorite science resources in our homeschool as well as how I teach science without a curriculum
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    TEACHING SCIENCE WITHOUT A CURRICULUM: and some of our favorite homeschool science resources

    Welcome back to the last official installment in the Homeschooling Without a Curriculum series! If you’ve missed the series you can see all the posts here. We’ve already covered language arts, math, history and now today is science!       Book Outlet Referral Code (get $10 off your first order).   OUR FAVORITE SCIENCE RESOURCES      

  • How we teach history without a curriculum in our homeschool and our favorite homeschool history books and resources
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    TEACHING HISTORY WITHOUT A CURRICULUM: and some of our favorite history homeschool resources

    Today I’m continuing the homeschool without a curriculum series and we’re chatting history! I thought history was incredibly boring as a student but now I love history. I have some fun history resources to share that we really enjoy. You can see the entire homeschooling without a curriculum series here.       HISTORY RESOURCES WE LOVE           HISTORY VIDEOS & CHANNELS WE LIKE           Homeschool Pop History videos:     A Kid Explains History Simple History

  • math,  resources,  unschooling

    TEACHING MATH WITHOUT A CURRICULUM: plus our favorite fun math learning resources

    Welcome back to the homeschooling without a curriculum series! Each week I will be breaking down one subject and sharing how we teach our children that subject without using a curriculum. Last week I kicked things off with Language Arts and this week we are onto Math! I did not enjoy math in school and really want to show my kids that math can be fun. Today I am sharing some of our favorite way to learn about math in our every day plus some favorite resources. You can check out the full homeschooling without a curriculum series here.         You can see a list of our…