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Welcome to this week’s homeschool showcase, featuring tips and tricks from homeschool experts!
I want to thank everyone for hanging in there with me in October, which was an insane month where I had to go through a tax audit! It was not fun, but it’s done now, so things can get a bit more back to normal, which hopefully will include getting the showcase posted on the right day.
Today, there are some awesome posts from veterans of the showcase, and some newcomers, which is awesome! Welcome everyone and I hope you enjoy all of the wonderful posts shared today.
Tips and Tricks from Homeschool Experts
Pam from Zesty Mom shared important thoughts about perspective and how to appreciate our blessings- just in time for Thanksgiving! She also shared some thoughtful sentiments on how we can’t “make” our kids do anything or feel anything, particularly thankfulness. It’s not a perspective you hear often in articles, but it does bring up an excellent point! Our kids are individuals and teaching will only go so far. The rest is up to them!
Over at The Sunny Patch, you can find all kinds of fun ways to use a 100 number chart. As Monkey is still a bit wobbly with her math facts, I love these ideas!
If you want a fun twist on the Thankful tree, we made one with bright colored leaves and it was a refreshing twist on an old classic craft. You’ll have to check out the post to see what my kids were grateful for. Some were pretty amusing!
Sharla from The Chaos and the Clutter shares some of the benefits to reading to older children this week. I remember my dad read to us until we were 10 or so, and I loved hearing him read even as an older child (my mom read to us too, but when we got older it was mostly history, which I did not like as a child. Sorry Mom!).
At The Heart of Michelle, Michelle has a HUGE list of book recommendations for tweens. A lot of the books are overlaps from my favorite middle grade picks. Michelle also has a list of resources for homeschooling parents who are interested in the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling (which is one of my favorite styles).
Ann at Finding Joy in the Journey shares a list of five homeschooling moms you don’t want to be (but probably are) and how to fix it.*****************
I found photos of these cereal treat owls that we made years ago on my computer recently. It is probably my favorite “cute food” that we’ve ever made personally.
Just in time after Halloween, Cindy from Our Journey Westward is sharing her collection of candy-themed science activities! No kids, you don’t have to eat every piece of candy.
Christy is sharing a fun printable pack for the preschool/Kindergarten crowd that you can use on a field trip to the pet store.
And Heather from Running with Spears (and my real-life friend) is sharing her review of the card game Dixit, which is not only fun for all ages but has educational value!
If you’re already thinking about Christmas, I love the idea of creating a box of books for kids to read. This idea was inspired by a Read Brightly box I received in the mail and my kids had the best time opening it and playing with it.
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