Literature

The Secret to Creating Interest in Poetry Reading

Halloween is perfect to reveal this secret to creating interest in poetry. With a great poem for kids from Edgar Allan Poe and the poetry reading of his Gothic poem The Raven.  This classic poem, often read on Halloween nights, leaves much to talk about after it’s read by the candle light that flickers by …

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Winnie the Pooh bookmark with quote.

FREE Bookmark With a Quote From Winnie the Pooh

We love Winnie the Pooh at our house.  That inspired me to design a free bookmark with a literary quote from Winnie the Pooh. This happens to be one of our favorite quotes from Pooh and you can have it on a book mark.  Click on the link below to print your freebie. Click to …

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10 fun and thrifty STEM activities

10 Easy S.T.E.M. Activities for Your Homeschool

    Have you heard of S.T.E.M.?  I hadn’t heard of the term until my husband and I coached a F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League team in Alaska.  I wasn’t completely sure what it meant, you know, I know what the acronym stood for but didn’t understand why exactly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics needed to be …

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How Lesson Planning Can Save Your Sanity

How Lesson Planners Can Keep Your Sanity

It’s no secret that having a plan will get you where you want to go. When I first started homeschooling I never put much thought into lesson plans. I had focused on the approach versus the NEXT lesson. Actually, it seemed like a waste of time to lesson plan when the plan was to go …

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A Happy Boy Reading Books

How to Motivate Your Son to Read

After my oldest son moved away to college he confessed to me that classic books are a far better read than some of the nonsense published today.   My oldest son also told his Grandmother that he enjoyed poetry because I used to read poetry to him and his two younger brothers.  Yes, I did pat …

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