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Valentine's Day free printable for middle and high school, for k-5, writing unit studies- monkey and mom
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Valentine’s Day Free Printables For Your Homeschool ❤️

Valentine’s Day is a special time of year when we show our loved ones how much we care. For homeschoolers, this is a great opportunity to incorporate fun and educational activities into their curriculum. If you’re a parent looking for…

Our Planning Secrets | Homeschool Student Planner & How We Plan Our Homeschool Year  (part 2)
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Our Planning Secrets | Homeschool Student Planner & How We Plan Our Homeschool Year (part 2)

Homeschool planning doesn’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time and I’ve discovered that including kids in the planning process will make them more involved in their learning, giving them the opportunity to take learning into their…

EdisonLearnNow review homeschool science classes
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Homeschool Science Curriculum – EdisonLearnNow Review

Science has always been M’s strong subject. He is devouring our homeschool science curricula and accelerating faster than with any other subject. While that’s amazing for him, it’s a constant source of stress for me because I always need to…

Homeschool history curriculum choice for 6th grade- BooKshark History Level F Review
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The Best Homeschool History Curriculum | BookShark Level F – Full Review (We ❤️ it!)

After 6 years of homeschooling, I can finally say I am head over heels in love with our curriculum choices, especially our homeschool history curriculum: Bookshark History Level F- Eastern Hemisphere. (Keep an eye out for the full reveal of…

Self paced,faith based classes for non science kids greg landry homeschool science membership review
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Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science Membership – Self-paced science ✞

Do your children take notes? Mine hates the idea. But I couldn’t learn any other way. And I am so grateful I can access resources like Greg Landry’s self-paced science that puts the accent on HOW to learn. Because once…

education perfect review supplement your learning
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Finding and Filling Learning Gaps- Education Perfect Review

Homeschooling, just like regular school, will inevitably leave some learning gaps. But how do we find these? And most importantly, how do we fill them? There are various ways to discover these gaps, from a casual conversation where you discover…

BrainPOP Homeschool Review
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Our favorite educational platform – BrainPOP Homeschool Review

One of the best homeschooling investments you could make is to get access to a good online educational platform. This would serve either as a launch pad for introducing new topics or starting new curiosities or as a supplemental resource…

10 Summer Ideas for Homeschooling Fun & Exploration Ideas
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10 Summer Ideas for Homeschooling Fun & Exploration – part 2

Because I promised we don’t only do academic stuff during the summer, here’s part two of our plans for the next couple of months. I condensed them into 10 summer ideas for homeschooling fun and exploration. You can read about…

independent hands-on science curriculum form heron books circulation of the blood review by monkeyandmom
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Independent Science Curriculum – Heron Books- Circulation of the Blood Review

Science isn’t an easy subject to teach at home. Many times parents place it at the bottom of the list because there’s not enough time for it or they don’t know how to tackle it. The perfect solution to this…

getting online high school credits and college readiness by monkeyandmom
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Getting Online High School Credits and College Readiness

Maybe I’m ahead of myself, but lately, I’ve started reading more and more about online high school credits, college credits, and AP courses in order to get a clearer picture of our path ahead. I know it all seems very…

Summer Homeschooling Plans for Academic Learning - part 1 homeschool year round
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Summer Homeschooling- Academic Learning & Planning -part 1

This will be the first summer since we started homeschooling that we will take a break from our regular schedule. It feels odd, but we will still be doing summer homeschooling in a different, more relaxed way. I felt that…

Easy to use writing curriculum Wordsmith Apprentice review by monkeyandmom
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Easy-to-use Writing Curriculum by Common Sense Press- Wordsmith Apprentice Review

Do your kids enjoy writing? I know a lot of homeschoolers are struggling with this subject, us included. That’s why I am constantly testing out programs and looking out for a writing curriculum that would encourage, hone, and teach proper…

Timeline Figures and how to use them – Home School in the Woods review
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Timeline Figures and how to use them – Home School in the Woods review

Over the years I’ve been hoarding a lot of materials to use for history. The problem I have now is tying them all up to paint a broader picture. This is where timelines and timeline figures come in. The latest…

Literature-Based History Curriculum – Level D Intro to American History from Sonlight
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Literature-Based History Curriculum – Level D Intro to American History from Sonlight

When it comes to history, I didn’t want to fall into the single-point-of-view trap. That’s why I decided to switch our whole approach to a literature-based history curriculum. Reading different accounts of an event would create a broader picture of…

Cursive Handwriting is important and you can teach it at home
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Why Cursive Handwriting Is Important – And You Can Teach It

Many experts say it, and I agree: cursive handwriting is an important skill to have. I am saddened to see that more and more US schools have given up on cursive handwriting. I have already written about how to turn…

unplugged computer science camp in bucharest iobotics 2022
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How about summer camps? – IObotics Unplugged Computer Science in Bucharest

This post will be different because it’s location-specific, but the idea behind it is so cool that it could serve as an inspiration for people worldwide: Unplugged Computer Science. We all know the woe with computer classes. They add up…

Allschool online live classes, highly interactive and gamified review by monkeyandmom
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Online, Live Classes for Homeschoolers with Allschool

Whether you’re a homeschooler that prefers online learning or not, you’ll inevitably end up with a couple of online live classes as your children grow. We don’t always find the classes we’re looking for nearby and some children want to…

Evan Moor History Pockets Review Ancient Rome by monkeyandmom
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Interactive History Lessons with History Pockets from Evan Moor

One subject I cannot recall much about from school is history. Boring textbooks and dry teachers didn’t help me develop an interest in it and I wish they had the materials to present an interactive history to us back then….

Science Lessons and Investigations grade 6 evan moor - project based science curriculum monkeyandmom review
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Project-Based Science Curriculum – Science Lessons & Investigations

A problem a lot of science programs have is that most lack critical thinking skills. This problem would be easily solved with a good project-based science curriculum, and that’s what we just found! Even if M is advanced in science,…

YouDance online dancing classes review by monkeyandmom
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Online Dance Classes with YouDance – PE at home

One of the struggles I’ve had in the last years, while homeschooling, has been keeping up with P.E. because anything I picked was boring and repetitive. But enter online dance classes – they changed our weekly routine completely! I was…

PAC review paradigm accelerated curriculum
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Gain English Communication Skills with PAC-High School Curriculum | Homeschool Review

The English communication skills curriculum I am writing about today is aimed at high schoolers and it’s not our regular choice. I know we only just completed our 5th grade and started planning for middle school, but I am always…

Easy Grammar Learning – Fix it! Grammar – 4th edition
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Easy Grammar Learning – Fix it! Grammar – 4th edition

I find writing about language arts hard because language arts has so many parts to it. Grammar learning, vocabulary, literature, spelling, and composition all sound like learning different subjects. And in a sense, it is. I’ve noticed early on, that…

Programming Skills with MYTEK LAB Online Classes
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Programming Skills with MYTEK LAB Online Classes

We all know that in today’s world, programming skills are an important asset, no matter the field you choose to work in. I know I am not the only one stressing out about my son’s readiness for the world. I’m…

Music classes online with Great Bend Monkeyandmom review
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Online Music Classes with Great Bend Center for Music HighKey Kids™

Music is uplifting and a necessary outlet for emotions at every age. But many communities don’t have access to quality music lessons. That’s where online music classes might be a good option for families worldwide. I’ve already written about why…

Homeschool Music Learning  with My Rock Online – Guitar Lessons
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Homeschool Music Learning with My Rock Online – Guitar Lessons

I recently realized that I’ve made a mistake by mostly ignoring homeschool music learning. Since M didn’t show any special interest in music, I just let it slide. Thankfully, it’s never too late to learn how to play an instrument…

Social Emotional learning with hey Kiddo Huddle monkeyandmom
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Social Emotional Learning at Home with Hey Kiddo – Huddle

We all know how important social-emotional learning is for our children. But even when we notice they need help, it might be hard for us to find ways to get through to them. What questions do we ask? Where do…

academic vocabulary evan moor review monkeyandmom
Elementary Homeschool | Homeschool Vocabulary Curriculum | Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum | Middle School Homeschool Resources | Offline Homeschool curriculum | Secular Homeschool Curriculum

Academic Vocabulary-Take Your Homeschool Vocabulary Further with Evan Moor

While we can learn new vocabulary by reading, and M is a voracious reader, I still feel that we need to work on it diligently, year after year. But an aspect that I feel isn’t covered enough by just reading…

stem at home with stemwerkz
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STEM at Home with STEMWerkz App

We’ve all heard about STEM/ STEAM/ STEMM, since these terms are being circulated quite a bit. It’s another matter when it comes to implementing them. That’s why I am excited to show you a new app great for kids as…

Daily Geography 6 review monkeyandmom homeschooling
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Homeschool Geography with Daily Geography Practice 6 from Evan Moor

I have to admit that our homeschool geography is mostly done on the fly. It’s not a perfect setting, but I didn’t feel the need for more so far. You can read about how we did it during 4th grade…

Homeschool Anatomy Curriculum Dr Robin School review monkeyandmom
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Homeschool Anatomy Curriculum- Dr Robin’s School Review

Are you on the lookout for a new, comprehensive homeschool anatomy curriculum? Then this post is for you! Oh, you will love this find! What I love about homeschooling is that there is no limit to what you can learn!…

Online or offline science labs for homeschoolers monkeyandmom
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Homeschool Science Labs – Online or Offline

Science isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But as many homeschool parents realize, it’s an important part of homeschooling. We might wing it during elementary, but what about those homeschool science labs for middle and high school? Fear not, for there…

daily science review middle school evan moor grade 6
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Homeschool Science Supplement- Daily Science 6 Review

Staying consistent with science can be a struggle, that’s where a homeschool science supplement comes in handy. Some days you just can’t stick to your plan no matter how much you try. Life happens, there are appointments, sick days, unplanned…

Evan Moor Building Spelling Skills Review mionkeyandmom homeschool spelling curriculum
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Easy-to-Implement Spelling Curriculum- Evan Moor’s Building Spelling Skills

Spelling skills are an important part of our homeschool. We’ve tried numerous programs over the years and all had good and bad parts. Despite the fact that M is a great speller, we will continue with spelling instruction because I…

CTC math curriculum review monkeyandmom
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Is CTC Math Right for You?- Math Curriculum for Homeschoolers K-12

Have you ever wondered if you could delegate math? What math curriculum is perfect for busy parents and large families on a budget? CTC Math might be the one for you. Read my full overview to find out if it’s the right fit for your family.

reluctant writers tips and tricks
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Writing- oh, the horror! Reluctant writers tips

I know some kids love writing… I know some are great story-tellers. This post is not for them. <3 This post is for the struggling parents and kids. You know who you are. You pull out a worksheet for your…

Mentor junior
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Mentor Junior review- a great option for finding mentors for free

Mentor Junior came to our life when M. started delving deeper and deeper into chemistry. I knew I was out of my league and I asked for help in my homeschooling group. They all helped me brainstorm and someone stumbled…

4th grade book reports
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How we do book reports- 4th grade literature

This year, instead of choosing a curriculum for comprehension, I discussed with our teacher and decided that we would do book reports instead. She helped us choose 4 books and we picked: Around the World in 80 Days (from Bookdepository-…

MEL Chemistry subscription review
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MEL Chemistry- subscription review

When M started getting more and more interested in chemistry I knew the time had come to look into MEL Science’s Chemistry kits. I was watching them for a while and I was fascinated by the idea! So for Christmas…

history quest review
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History Quest – a secular history curriculum review

Since Pandia Press just pre-released their second volume of History Quest, I decided to write about their history curriculum. I like it a lot and M is waiting eagerly for me to print the second volume and start reading. So…

Cuisenaire Rods review homeschool
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Cuisenaire Rods – awesome math manipulatives

One of the best math investments for us were the Cuisenaire Rods. You simply can’t fail with them.We’ve been using them successfully for most of our elementary years and you can even go beyond that if your kids still need…

4th grade curriculum picks homeschool 2020
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4th-grade Curriculum Picks for 2020

These are our 4th grade curriculum picks for 2020. Getting ready for a new homeschooling year is work in progress all year round. I am always on the lookout for new curricula, better programs and offers but the real prep…

Homeschooling in Europe – picking an accredited or an umbrella school
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Homeschooling in Europe – picking an accredited or an umbrella school

Homeschooling in Europe and particularly in Romania – picking an accredited school or going the umbrella school way? I will tell you about our choices and my research in the matter. If you are a complete beginner and unsure of…

bridgeway academy homeschool review
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Homeschooling with Bridgeway Academy Review- The Most Flexible School

We’ve been homeschooling with Bridgeway Academy for almost 2 years now and we couldn’t be happier. Here’s our review and experience with them. UPDATE 2022: Since this post has been useful to so many parents, here are some changes that…

3 best tools for homeschooling- printer, binder, laminator
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The 3 best tools for homeschooling – printer, binder, laminator

The printer, binder, and laminator are the best tools we use for our homeschooling. They help us stay organized and save time and money. 1. Printers First on the list are the printers. They are indispensable which makes them the…

picking the right microscope for your homeschool
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Picking the right microscope for your homeschooling

Picking the right microscope for your homeschooling depends on what you need. Here’s how we picked ours and what to look for when picking your own microscope.

4th grade language arts
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Language arts for 4th grade- homeschooling

Here are our language arts choices for 4th grade this year. I am including photos and details about each book and how we use them. To see our complete list of curriculum for 4th grade, please head on to this…


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