Homeschool inspiration: The smoothie edition

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We’ve been into smoothies these days – my current fav is two bananas, a cup of pineapple, a cup of mango, a cup of orange juice, and a cup of almond milk!

Enjoy this week’s homeschool inspiration:

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Giveaway: $120 package from World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection

boy loving rocks

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Welcome to today’s giveaway–sponsored by The World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection:

From Kelli of The World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection:

“Maybe you find rocks in your wash every time you do laundry. Maybe you can’t walk through a parking lot without your child stooping to study the scattered pebbles at your feet. Maybe you have a child who is fascinated by rocks.

Lucky you! You might not know it, but rock collecting is a great base for studying many earth science principles in a concrete and hands-on way.
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Best books of the month

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best booksJamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Sometimes the hardest part of choosing books for myself or my kids is the process of sifting through the thousands of choices available. But I find I’m much more likely to pick up a certain title if someone I know recommends it.

Maybe we can help each other with the book selection process. I’m introducing a new series today, and if you find it helpful we can do it on a monthly-ish basis.

book-buttonIt’s called Best Books of the Month.

Here’s how it works:

I’ll share a few of the titles we’ve enjoyed in our family this month, and I’ll ask you via social media what books you loved. Then I’ll compile the results into a handy list for you to bookmark and come back to when you’re in need of a good title.

So let’s get started! Here are a few recommendations from our family: (with short descriptions)
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Midweek homeschool inspiration: The slow edition

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Jonathan’s yard sign feels like God’s chosen word for our family’s new month: SLOW

Enjoy this midweek homeschool inspiration:

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3 kids, 3 journeys to reading

3 kids, 3 journeys to reading
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Learning to read. It’s a big deal, isn’t it?

I know it often feels HUGE to us as homeschooling parents. It’s kind of the first thing we don’t want to mess up, ya know? But in our eagerness to prove ourselves, we sometimes end up rushing these little people we love more than anything.

I thought it might be helpful if I shared the way my three children learned (& are learning) to read. It amazes me that with three kids, the process has been different every time.

That’s why a cookie cutter approach to education just won’t work. We need to treat our kids like individuals–because they are!

Here’s what the road to the written word has looked like in our home.
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