• Homeschool Day in the Life - A Peek into Our Unschooling Homeschool - January 2021
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    Homeschool Day in the Life – A Peek into Our Unschooling Homeschool – January 2021

    Hey guys, I am excited to be back with an unschooling day in the life today! In the last year I’ve shared a few of these in video format (like here and here) but this day in the life is coming at you in pictures and written word. I realized, it’s as lot easier to share an unschooling day in the life this way because nothing is planned out (generally). This way I could do what I usually do: observe my kids learning what and how they like to. For the most part I just let them do their thing and snapped a photo of it. With video it’s a…

  • Great Middle Grade Books - books to read for grade 4, grade 5 and grade 6!
    book lists,  middle grades

    14 Great Novels for Middle Grade

    A couple times a year I like to make a list of the books my kids have each been reading in the last few months. Today I’m going to share some great middle grade books. These are some that my daughter, who is in grade five, has been enjoying lately. Some of these she’s on to the second, third or fourth book in the series already but I’ll just share the info for book one since it doesn’t make sense to share about books that are later in the series. I think these books would be good for most kids from grade four through six (and up, honestly, I’m an…

  • January 2021 New Picture Book Releases - Anticipated Picture Book Releases we are excited about!
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: January 2021

    Last week I shared a list of middle grade books coming at in the first few months of the year and this week I thought I would share some new picture book releases that sound really good. Originally I was going to make this list include picture books that were coming out January through to March but I got started with the list and realized there were enough good sounding books to make separate monthly lists! I actually did this a few years ago and so I guess this year I am bringing back the monthly picture book releases lists. I’ve spent quite a bit of time sifting through picture…

  • Middle Grade Books Coming Out in 2021 That I'm Looking Forward to! Middle Grade Anticipated Releases for January-March - Middle Grade books coming out in January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021
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    Anticipated Middle Grade Releases in 2021: January-March

    For the first time this year I am paying attention to release dates of new books. I am blaming it on the fact that for the last year I have been in the depths of BookTube sharing about what I’ve been reading and hearing about the books everyone else is excited about. I shared on my YouTube channel about some of the books I am excited to read in the first bit of this year and I thought it would be fun to make a list of solely middle grade books that are coming out this year that I am excited about. Obviously I’ve never read any of these books…

  • Homeschool Resource Haul - books, games, workbooks, curriculum and more!

    ANOTHER HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE HAUL πŸ“š books, games, bundles, curriculum & more! πŸ“š

    We recently got some more books, a game, and other homeschool resources so I thought I would share them!       Get $10 off your first Book Outlet order when you use this link!   FOLLOW Sodbuster Living   RESOURCES MENTIONED Chicken Squad Investigators Encyclopedia of Animals Pocketful of Pinecones Gridopolis Google Home Mini Book Shirts Morning Time Bundles The Kind Kingdom   πŸ‘€WATCH MOREπŸ‘€ Family Read Alouds: https://youtu.be/P6qkk55oWdM Homeschool Books for Moms: https://youtu.be/dnFYorbhPZA Planning Our Homeschool Year: https://youtu.be/1cHenYYr2v4

  • Kids Reading Challenge - a month long readathon for kids - with a giveaway!
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    KIDS READING CHALLENGE & GIVEAWAY πŸ“• a month long reading challenge for kids with a giveaway too!

    I recently hosted a readathon and my kids wanted to get in on the fun by hosting their own month long readathon. Oh, and of course we’re doing a giveaway as well. Watch the video for the details and then read on below for how to join!       Here’s how to join the Reading Challenge #1 Go to Hey Reader and make an account #2 Join the Kids Hey Readerathon. #3 Add the books your kids want to read for each challenge. #4 During the month of November encourage your kids to read the books they picked and when they finish each book head back to Hey Reader…