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Homeschooling Resources: Who Doesn’t Love Dinosaurs?

Homeschooling Resources: Who Doesn't Love Dinosaurs? BY REBECCA RUPP Who doesn’t love DINOSAURS? Check out this for books and projects. (Bake a batch of 3-D dinosaur cookies and make a dinosaur out of chicken bones!) Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (Blue Sky Press, 2000) is a rhyming picture-book account of how [...]

Help Your Child Become a Better Writer with Six Powerful Revision Tools

Help Your Child Become a Better Writer with Six Powerful Revision Tools BY NIKOLAS BARON No one writes a fantastic first draft. Well, that's not entirely true. There are a select few who can spin gold, but they’re not the norm. For most of us, writing is a long and arduous process, filled with draft after draft, [...]

Homeschooling Resources: Archeology

Homeschooling Resources: Archeology BY REBECCA RUPP September is NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGY MONTH.  Bones, stones, treasure, and a chance to grub around in the dirt – how awesome is that? In Kate Duke’s Archaeologists Dig for Clues (HarperCollins, 1996), one of the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, three kids and their pets accompany [...]

Lesson Plans to Go for Families on the Go

Lesson Plans to Go for Families on the Go    BY LINDA DOBSON Author Nadine Slavinsky earned a Master’s in Education at Harvard and is a lifelong sailor who has enjoyed two long sabbatical with her husband and son, sailing the Atlantic and Pacific oceans while homeschooling. Lesson Plans to Go: Hands-On Learning for Active and [...]

Homeschooling Resources: COOKING!

Homeschooling Resources: COOKING!  BY REBECCA RUPP Any kids out there who like to cook? (Of course!) And, conveniently enough, it turns out that you can learn practically everything through cooking – science, history, literature, math, art – all while whipping up something yummy to eat. How good does it get? See below for books, [...]

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