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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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Field Trip Friday: Turkey Creek Sanctuary

The weather has been very warm lately so for out Field Trip Friday outing this week we loaded up and headed to Turkey Creek Sanctuary.   We discovered this hidden treasure last year (thank you Kristi!) and it has become one of our favorite places to explore. Turkey Creek Sanctuary is located at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, […]

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Homeschool Helper: Reading Eggs

I recently posted about our daily learning drawers.  In that post I included what a typical learning drawer for Alex contained.  I now realize that I left something out.   Alex and Ava’s daily learning drawers contain a laminated computer card.  They look something like this (these came from KinderTastic): At some point during the day they bring […]

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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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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Fall is here.  We live in Florida and I am having a hard time getting into a fall-ish mood with temperatures in the upper 80’s.  I haven’t always lived in such a tropical climate so when this time of year rolls around I miss the cool crisp air and beautifully colored leaves.  I decided that if I can’t have the fall that I […]

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Homemade Moon Sand

We are currently learning about space and we were due for a new sensory bin.  It seems that it was the perfect time for a homemade moon sand sensory bin! Making homemade moon sand is super easy and you probably already have the two ingredients in your home.  All you do is mix up, I […]

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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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Field Trip Friday: Sebastian Inlet Tide Pool

This week marked the beginning of Autumn.  I have been jealous of all of the blog posts and Facebook status updates about the cooler autumn weather.  I live in Florida.  The temperature is still in the mid 80’s and there are no leaves changing their color much to Ava’s disappointment. I am actually contemplating a […]

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Audrey Violet Turns Two

My sweet Audrey Violet you were a surprise from the moment I found out you were growing inside of me to when you decided to make your arrival one month early. My sweet Audrey, you are loved….. you are happy…. you are independent….   you are peace…..   you are amazing…. you are two….I love you with […]

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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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Field Trip Friday: Melbourne Police Station

Alex was super excited about our field trip to the police station.  It is not so much the police that excited him it is the actual physical police station.  He is most interested in the design and layout.  I am sure this has to do with his favorite Lego set ..the police station!  I think he really wanted to […]