An American Girl History Book Homeschool Year – American Girl Lesson Plans

My girls are having their best homeschool year ever using the American Girl history curriculum that I planned for them. I’ve been in education for 18 years and have planned out curriculum before, but I have never had so much fun doing it. The links to all of our finished units are at the end

American Girl Teacher Guide – Kirsten Larson – Literature-Based Unit Study

Introduction to Using American Girl Doll Books as Part of Your Homeschool Curriculum Welcome to the Teacher’s Guide for Kirsten Larson’s American Girl Doll Unit Study. I made these teacher’s guides to use myself with my own kids because we needed a “gap year” in between our regular history

American Girl Teacher Guide – Kit Kittredge – Literature-Based Unit Study

Introduction to Using American Girl Doll Books as Part of Your Homeschool Curriculum Welcome to the Teacher’s Guide for Kit Kittredge’s American Girl Doll Unit Study. I made these teacher’s guides to use myself with my own kids because we needed a “gap year” in between our regular history

Lingo Bus Review – In Depth and Long Term

Long-Term Lingo Bus Review – After 20 Lessons My kids have been learning Chinese for six years now, and I have researched and experienced so much through this process. When I first heard about Lingo Bus, I was skeptical about online Chinese lessons. I have wasted a lot of money on Chinese tutoring

American Girl Teacher Guide – Josefina – Literature-Based Unit Study

Introduction to Using American Girl Doll Books as Part of Your Homeschool Curriculum Welcome to the Teacher’s Guide for Josefina’s American Girl Doll Unit Study. I made these teacher’s guides to use myself with my own kids because we needed a “gap year” in between our regular history curri

Fear and Loathing in Standardized Test Land

That one simple reason why she’d write a post about standardized tests in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day…. Well, I’m being funny (I hope, ha ha ha) with my opening sentence, but I promise I really will tell you why standardized tests relate to MLK Day. If you are homeschoolin

Buying a Cow to Save Money – Is it Worth it to Buy a Quarter Cow?

Does Buying a Quarter Cow Save Money? The topic of buying a cow directly from the farm comes up fairly often in the homeschool world. #1, a lot of homeschool families have plenty of kids, and #2, a lot of homeschool families are single income families who are on a grocery budget. So. I’ll give

American Girl Teacher Guide – Kaya – Literature-Based Unit Study

Kaya Three to Four Week Instructor’s Guide Introduction to Using American Girl Doll Books as Part of Your Homeschool Curriculum Welcome to the Teacher’s Guide for Kaya’s American Girl Doll Unit Study. I made these teacher’s guides to use myself with my own kids because we needed a &#

Guitar 360 Method Semester 1 Bundle Review

Guitar 360 Method Semester 1 Bundle Review My 11-year-old son and I have been taking some online guitar lessons, taught by Krisz Simonfalvi at Guitar 360 Method. Krisz Simonfalvi is a guitar teacher in real life and has many years of experience guiding students through the process of learning to pl

Kidzaw.com Master Kitz The Starry Night Review

Kidzaw.com Master Kitz The Starry Night Review   It’s art kit time! Woohoo! My 8-year-old is an especially big fan of art kits, so she was super excited to get this Master Kitz The Starry Night art kit from Kidzaw.com. There are other kits available. The kit comes in a really nice, good