Category: Curriculum

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16 Family Devotional Ideas to Engage All Ages

16 Family Devotional Ideas to Engage All Ages Family devotional time was (and still is) a cornerstone piece in our homeschooling and discipleship of our children over the past 22 years. These days, with two grown children and a large age gap, it’s getting trickier to balance schedules and individual needs. But we still make…

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Spelling Made Fun and Easy: Homeschooling Tips and Tricks for the Lifeschooler

Spelling Made Fun and Easy: Homeschooling Tips and Tricks for the Lifeschooler In my 22 years homeschooling (or lifeschooling, as we like to call it), we have never had “homeschooling spelling” as a formal subject. I’m such a rebel! But it’s not because I don’t think spelling is an important skill. It is. And it’s…

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The Very Best Homeschooling Kindergarten Curriculum

The Very Best Homeschooling Kindergarten Curriculum So you’re wanting to homeschool kindergarten, but you’re looking for the best homeschooling kindergarten curriculum? You think if you can only find that magic curriculum package with all the books, activities, and worksheets, you will be launched into a year of blissful homeschooling, right? Well, sit tight and don’t…

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Let’s Make a Newspaper Printable!

I’m so excited to share lifeschooling tips for using the newspaper printable! “Extra, extra! Read all about it!” There’s something fun and nostalgic about watching an old black and white movie with scenes of a newsboy shouting out this line. It brings to mind one of my favorite movies, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, where the…

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Help Your Children Fall in Love with Poetry

If you’re looking for ideas to help your children fall in love with poetry without killing their love of learning, keep reading this guest post by Angela from Schooling with Grace. One of my favorite early school memories is of our class memorizing one of Shel Silverstein’s poems. We laughed hysterically, as all first graders do, at…

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Country and Missions Study Printable

As we study various topics, we should always be considering how it relates to our mission here in this brief time we have on earth. It is important to give our children the eternal perspective that comes with a Christian worldview! To that end, I have created this Country and Missions Study printable to combine…

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Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible – A “Teacher’s Manual” for Teaching the Bible!

I’ll never forget years ago when my oldest son was about five and there was a special speaker at the church we were attending who put a strong emphasis on teaching the Bible to our kids and helping them learn to love God’s Word as the priority in our homes. He shared how his son…

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6 Book Series for Building Godly Character

Having reared two children to adulthood and almost-adulthood (19 and 17), I feel I have grown into authority on the topic and can now look back and see what helped to contribute to their strong love for the Lord and desire to serve Him. It helps on the weary days as I strive to bring…

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5 Ways to Encourage Writing in your Lifeschooling

What?! You mean, some people hate writing?! As a writer myself, it’s hard for me to imagine anyone not enjoying it! However, I know that for many kids (and adults, for that matter) it is not their preferred activity. Being a good communicator is an important skill, though, and I have often been grateful for…

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How to Incorporate Minno Shows Into 9 Homeschool Subject Areas
How to Incorporate Minno Shows Into 9 Homeschool Subject Areas

Special thanks to Melanie Rainer for writing this guest post. Whether your kids are homeschooling, remote learning, or in-person learning this school year, Minno offers dozens of shows to support your educational goals. Don’t miss your opportunity to WING a $250 GIFT CARD from at the bottom of this post! Sponsored by Minno and…

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