Does your kid hate to write?

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Steam is starting to come out of your ears as you listen to the tap, tap, tap of your son’s pencil on that blank page as he sits there… groaning and sighing, staring at the ceiling fan going around… and around…and around. When is he going to get started with that writing?!        …

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Mini Valentine’s Day Unit Study!

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mini valentines day unit study valenines cookies

Vary your homeschooling! Here’s a Mini Valentine’s Day Unit study, broken down by subject, to add some pizazz to your homeschooling day. Whether you’re baking your kids heart-shaped Valentine’s cookies (my son’s favorite!) or taking an afternoon off to make Valentine’s cards for your family, local librarians, nursing home, or neighbors, this mini Valentine’s Day…

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Why Literature is essential to Learning

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literature is essential to learning

Did you read  Old Yeller as a child? Remember your terror when the enraged momma bear charges little Arliss and your rejoicing when the “yeller dog” attacks the bear to save his life?  How about Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates? Did you cheer when Gretel won her race? And when their dad miraculously regained his…

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