Using Lapbooks with Literature

Using Lapbooks with Literature

In our homeschool we prefer living books over textbooks.  Some of our favorite homeschool moments happened while snuggled up reading books together.   Two of the three children are fluent readers but we still enjoy reading aloud together.  We really enjoy using lapbooks with literature studies.  Using lapbooks is a fun way to record what […]

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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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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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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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Homeschool Learning: Discovering The Cell

This post contains affiliate links. This week the highlight of our home learning was discovering the cell.  I have been testing out the first few units of Science Odyssey.  Science Odyssey provides many learning ideas and opportunities that we are really enjoying.  After this week my children have a much better understanding of what a […]

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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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Our Homeschool Curriculum (Or Lack Thereof…)

My family lives in a state that is very relaxed in regards to homeschoolers.  We are able to decide for ourselves what we learn about and the manner in which we learn it.  I am so grateful that we have the freedom to create our families learning curriculum.  This year, our homeschool curriculum has a little bit of structure and a […]

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Learning With File Folder Games

Last week while searching for ideas for a 5-8 year old busy bag swap in I stumbled upon file folder games.  I could not believe that I had forgotten about file folder games.  I had made at least fifty of these games while pursuing my education degree. This week we started to make file folder games […]

Learning About the Food Chain

Tadpoles, Frogs, And Crickets: Learning About The Food Chain

We just finished up a mini-unit on the food chain.  As always, I look for fun and free learning activities.  This week was all about tadpoles, frogs, and crickets as we learned about the food chain.  The kids had a blast learning about the food chain through free activities, videos, and crafts. Learning About the […]

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A Is For Ants: Learning About Ants

We have gone a bit out of order while working on our Alphabug lapbook/notebook.  I was waiting for our ants to arrive in the mail to begin our A is for Ant page. While we waited we watched a few videos about ants: and We read a few great books (click on pic for information): Ava and […]

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C Is For Cricket: Learning About Crickets

We took a break from our Alpahabug lapbook/notebook for a while after completing our B is for butterfly page.  Ava recently asked to add to our notebook so we moved on to our C is for cricket page.  I found quite a few fun and free activities for learning about crickets.  Let the cricket learning begin! Of course […]