• How we Bible Journal with Kids
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    How We Approach Bible Time and Bible Journaling in our Homeschool

    Welcome to a new series where I am going more in-depth on all the different subjects we will be tackling this school year! If you want an overview of our homeschool day/week/month you can take a look at our three-part homeschool rhythm. One area I knew I really wanted to do better this year in our homeschool was the Bible. I have tried a few different things (plans, methods, children’s Bible’s, etc) in the past and have not really been very good with sticking with them. One of the ways I plan on making sure I follow through this year is by having our family Bible reading at the beginning…

  • Free Creative Writing Story Prompts - fun prompts for creative writing for elementary and middle grades
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    Free Creative Writing Story Prompts

    One thing I want to incorporate into our upcoming homeschool year that we have never done before is to add in some creative writing. My daughter does some writing on her own here and there, a couple of years ago she was dictating her stories to me while I typed them out on the computer and now she’s switched over to writing her own stories out. Recently she was working on creating a list of characters for a story, it included a family tree and short descriptions of each of the characters, too cute. And while I love that she chooses to write her own stories I wanted to be…

  • Famous Canadians Free Notebooking Pages - great for learning Canadian history
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    Free Notebooking Pages – Famous Canadians

    One of the things I love about homeschooling is following the interests of my kids. I am really looking forward to the day when they “know what they want to be when they grow up” (or you know, at least an idea. I’m not even sure if I know what I want to be when I grow up) and we can take those interests and run with them. Raeca has been wanting to create some printables/books with me and so the other evening we sat on the couch and did some brainstorming. We both came up with ten ideas and she narrowed it down to her favorite. The next day…

  • Free Printable Sight Word Flashcards
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    Free Printable Sight Word Cards

    Teaching my son to read has been an completely different experience than teaching my daughter. It is so much less frustrating in some ways and more frustrating in others. Pretty much exactly like parenting. One thing Ephraim has needed a lot more practice with than Raeca is sight words. I recently had a short but really eye opening conversation with a teacher friend who used to teach grade one. He mentioned that the biggest factor he has seen play a role in reading is memory. According to him, kids with a better memory learn to read quicker.     This comment on memory was a huge light bulb moment for…

  • Grab this pack of free printables for your elementary homeschool!
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    Free Elementary Homeschool Printables

    In just a few short weeks the Elementary Homeschool Bundle will be launching over at Intentional Bundles, this is going to be a great deal that you won’t want to miss if you homeschool kids from preschool through to grade four. But, before we kick off the bundle, there is a great pack of freebies that you can download!     These free printables are also for the preschool – grade four range and include: sight word cards Lego challenge cards under the sea fact cards famous European buildings fact cards     HERE’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE PRINTABLES: The Lego challenge cards are great to pull out on…

  • Free Printable Homeschool un-Planner Monthly Sheets
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    The Homeschool un-Planner – Free Printable Monthly Record Sheets

    I remember at the beginning of every school year in middle school and high school vowing to make that the year that I kept my binder and notes much more organized. That generally lasted about a month and by the time Christmas came my binder was a complete disorganized mess. Was I the only that went through this? This year I find myself making this same promise to myself as a homeschooling parent. Though the problem is not that my notes have gotten disorganized, it’s that I stopped taking any! And we’ve been doing some pretty neat stuff, so I want to make sure I keep track of it.  …