Astronomy for Middle School

astronomy for middle school

The following post is from Christy of Eclectic Momma My son has loved astronomy for a long time.  He definitely knows more than I do about the subject.  Over the years, we’ve done several different unit studies with lots of hands-on activities.  But let me tell you, middle school astronomy has been quite a change. […]

Earth Day Activites for Kids

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The following post is from Jamie of See Jamie Blog: The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1 My Creation-loving dad was a very big influence on my love and appreciation of nature. I hope to instill the same in my own children. With […]

4 Things to Start the Year Before High School

4 Things to Start the Year BEFORE the First Year of High School - www.HSClassroom.net

The following post is from Shannen of Middle Way Mom This school year is my, and my daughter’s, first year homeschooling high school. The anticipation and fear was much greater than the reality of it all, but I do wish there were a few things I would have done her 8th grade year to prepare! […]

Homeschooler’s Guide to Standardized Testing

Homeschooler's Guide to Standardized Testing - www.HSClassroom.net

The following post is from Shannen of Middle Way Mom: Are standardized tests required in your state? According to HSLDA in 2012, 24 states require some type of standardized testing for homeschooled students. Some of these states require submitting the results, while others do not. Even if your state doesn’t require standardized testing, some parents […]

How to Make a Homeschool Writing Center

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The following post is from Kris of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers: photo credit: dotmatchbox on flickr We’ve used a variety of writing centers in our home over the last 11+ years of homeschooling. Many people think of writing centers as something for elementary-aged students, but they can actually be effective for middle school, high school, and […]

George Washington Crossword Puzzle Printable

George Washington crossword puzzle printable

The following post is from Homeschool Classroom founder, Angie Kauffman of Many Little Blessings and Catholic Printables Online: Last week, I shared a crossword puzzle with facts about Abraham Lincoln.  It seemed only fitting that with Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday coming up that I would also share a George Washington crossword puzzle this […]

Abraham Lincoln Crossword Puzzle Printable

Abraham Lincoln Crossword Puzzle Printable

The following post and printable is from Homeschool Classroom founder, Angie Kauffman of Many Little Blessings and Catholic Printables Online. With both Lincoln’s birthday and Presidents’ Day coming up next month, an Abraham Lincoln Crossword Puzzle could be a great educational addition to your kids’ day sometime in the next month.

Training Kids to Take on Responsibility

Training Kids to Take On Responsibility

The following is a post from contributing writer Shannen from Middle Way Mom Responsibility is a tough thing. We all want the freedom to have it, but don’t want the burden of it. A budding teen looks forward to the possibility of being able to make their own decisions on major items where their parent […]

Resources for Studying Verdi and His Music

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The following is a post from contributing writer, Mary.  Mention OPERA and most people won’t be beating down the doors to learn more. This is sad, really, because opera is full of wonderful stories that are enchanting for children and adults. When you think about it, an ENTIRE story being told through singing is quite […]

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids

The following is a post by contributing writer Jamie. Oh, y’all. I could’ve listed 100+ fun Christmas crafts here, but I refrained! Instead, I whittled the vast array of yuletide craftiness down to just a dozen (and a half!) truly delightful creations for kids of all ages. And if you’re like me, you might make […]

Duct Tape Crafts for Kids

Duct Tape Crafts for Kids

The following is a post by contributing writer Jamie. In this house 13-year-old Kathryn is the resident duct tape expert, so we have a running list of projects she’s either already made or is planning to make. For this list, I managed to find a few she hadn’t seen before, which is really saying something! […]