Welcome to the Finishing Strong Link-up!
Spring is here! For many families that means getting outdoors to explore nature, starting new homeschool projects, and planning for a new school year. We would love to hear about your adventures!
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Here are a few of our co-host’s favorite posts from last week:
We are NOT an artsy family. Painting, drawing, sculpting…it is a challenge for us. Heather, Tricia, and Nana make chalking look SO easy. This post has convinced me to give art another try! Pass the chalk pastels, please.
My blog name tells you that I am definitely a fan of cookies, so I immediately clicked over to see how Megan was going to creatively incorporate yummy cookies into her homeschool. Not only did I discover a new book about inventors, I learned the difference between baking with 3 different styles of chocolate.
Have you heard of Life of Fred? LOF is an innovative and unusual Math program written by a college professor who teaches math to children while they follow the Life of Fred. She uses it as her main math program and I use it as a supplement to our math program. This post provides a very detailed explanation of LOF, a unique and fun math program.
Kyle was also excited to see: Year Around Homeschool Planning Schedule by Tina
Maybe it’s just my personality but unless I plan it out it just isn’t happening. When I first began homeschooling I took a class from Tina IRL and ever since I’ve used her planner pages in my homemade planners. As we begin to school multiple levels from High School to preschool I’ve found planning is even more important and then ever!
Kyle also wanted to let everyone know how much she really likes the blog AngelicScalliwags!
This is one creative homeschool Mama as you will see. This woman used Playmobil to explain Dante’s Inferno to her students. This is off subject but in her post she has the biggest basket I have ever seen it almost engulfs her teenager.Back on topic….she created a Playmobil Diorama that does a better job explaining the rings of the inferno then my professor did at Berkeley! At the end she says “I’m not sure how we did it, and I’m certain I never want to do such a complex project again, but we did finish it and in the assigned week. Phew. Never again though.” What I want to know is how she thought of this in the first place?! If you are looking for creative homeschooling go no further stop and visit Angelic Scalliwags!
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- Link up to 3 posts from your blog. Make sure you use the exact URL to the post, not to your home page. You can add any post related to homeschooling middle and high school students. Posts unrelated to that will be removed.
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