Author - Valerie Mcclintick

George Washington Craft

Did you know when George Washington was born? He was born Feb 22, 1732. That was a long time ago! He was the first president of the United States and was considered one of the reasons why we enjoy our freedom today. In celebration of America's Birthday, here...

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Backyard Ideas for Kids

Homeschooling shouldn't mean you are stuck in your schoolroom. The world is full of opportunities and lessons waiting to be learned. We have all heard of the phenomenon of road-schooling and world-schooling where the classroom becomes wherever you are. The possibilities are endless. However, that is not feasible for...

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Homeschool Year-End Assessment Guide

The end of the year is coming and it's time to wrap up homeschooling. Before you rush off to your much-deserved summer break, take some time to assess your homeschool. Here is a homeschool year-end assessment guide to help you can finish out the year strong. Setting and Meeting Homeschool...

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How to Memorize the 50 States

Memorization is an important technique for homeschool families. It helps students to build knowledge, while also exercising the brain. As homeschoolers, we want to provide better educations and opportunities for our children. Memorizing the 50 states and capitals can actually put your head and shoulders above the rest. In...

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How to Teach Cursive Writing

As homeschool moms, we teach our children so many things to give them the best education possible. Across the board, teaching cursive penmanship is a dying art. Many schools no longer teach cursive. However, it is a valuable skill that helps to build your brain and develop cognitive abilities....

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Keeping Christ at the Center of Easter

Easter is on its way, and the stores are full of chocolates and bunnies. As Christians, we know what Easter is really about. We want our children to focus on Christ's resurrection, not just the candy. Here are some fun ways to keep Christ at the center of your...

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How to Start a Kids Weather Station

Homeschoolers don’t get snow days (most of the time) but the weather is still a part of their learning. Meteorology is an engaging science with plenty of hands-on learning opportunities. Let’s face it, the weather is always there! No matter where you live, you experience weather first hand, on...

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Homeschool Conventions by State

You have made it through the dead of winter and are eagerly looking forward to spring. You are probably also starting to think about next year. Homeschool conferences offer the opportunity to meet other homeschool families, hear inspiring speakers, and browse through curriculum. It is important to fuel your...

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DIY Homeschool Spelling Curriculum

Spelling is a skill that we all need. It’s the first step in effective written communication. However, does that mean you have to buy a complete spelling curriculum? The answer is no. You can easily design your own homeschool spelling curriculum. The key is knowing how to collect, curate,...

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14 Acts of Love for your Homeschool Classroom

Valentine’s Day commemorates a 3rd-century monk who sent letters about God’s love from his prison cell. He could not stop sharing the Good News, even after being arrested for his faith. Over the year, Valentine’s Day has become commercialized and lost its Christian roots. So here are 14 acts...

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Editable Sight Word Worksheets

Wondering what the fuss is all about with editable worksheets? You'll be surprised to discover how much easier life is with their versatile and interactive features. Editable worksheets are great for creating customized word lists, spelling sheets, games, and more! And, you'll love our new editable sight word worksheets...

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Homeschooling Through The Winter: Tips & Tricks to Make it Through

Winter is here and the homeschool year is beginning to drag on. With the colder temperatures and shorter days, homeschooling through winter can be a challenge. This is the perfect time to have some fun, experience new things, and build precious memories. Here are some tips and tricks for...

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January Homeschool Checklist: Taking Inventory

The new year is here, and even though it isn’t a new homeschool year, there is some housekeeping to be done! January is the perfect time to do a mid-year review of your homeschool, assess your progress, and set goals for the rest of the year. This ultimate January...

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