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Every Book List You Will Ever Need For Your Homeschool!

Sometimes, we just need a little help finding the right books for our homeschool. This compilation of book lists is essentially every book list you will ever need all in one place!

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Book Lists For Every Month Of The Year

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of January

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of February 

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of March

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of April   

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of May

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of June

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of July

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of August

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of September

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of October

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of November

Great Books To Read With Your Kids In The Month Of December

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12 Exceptional Book Lists To Help You Homeschool By Subject

Awesome Books For Kids Who Love Nature

Books For Animal Lovers 

Books For Insect Lovers 

Must Have STEAM Books

Great Books For Independent Learners

Great Math Books That Aren’t Textbooks

Finding Books For Gifted Learners 

101 Reasons You Need Audiobooks In Your Homeschool

Books To Help Kids Learn About Geology

Fantastic Books For Plant Lovers

Family Favorite Christmas Books

Activity Books For Learning History 

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8 Excellent Book Lists For Social Emotional Learning

Books To Help Kids Who Worry 

Books To Inspire Kindness And Thankfulness

Books With Quirky Characters

Books To Help Your Kids Learn Mindfulness At Home

Books That Teach Character

Books To Help Kids Learn About Autism 

Books To Teach Executive Function Skills

Books To Help Kids Learn About Anger

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In my homeschool, having access to book lists like all of these has made all the difference. I don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time I want to support reading together in our learning.

I simply pull up a book list by topic, subject, or time of year and we are essentially ready to go!

These books lists will help you find just what you need, when you need it, in your homeschool.

Take a trip to the library, load up, and happy reading!

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2021-2022 Student Planner

Hi friends! It’s time for my 2021-2022 Student Planner. This planner is specifically designed for students to help keep track of class schedules, exams, projects, assignments, grades, reading, and activities that you might need!

NOTE: This planner is a download and print type planner, it is not editable via computer at this time, sorry!

–>> Get the 2021-2022 Student Planner here!

NOTE: This planner is a PDF download. It is DATED for the 2020-2021 school year and is a full 8×10 sheet portrait layout planner with 180 pages.

What’s included?

This planner includes colorful weekly planner pages for the July 2021 – July 2022 school year. This planner is 8×10 portrait format for easier printing and binding. It includes 180 pages total.

  • Pre-dated July 2021 – July 2022 planner
  • Days run Monday-Sunday
  • Year-at-a-Glance pages
  • Monthly overview pages
  • Weekly planning pages
  • Weekly Overview pages
  • Class Schedule
  • Contacts
  • Activity tracker
  • Notes pages
  • Reading Logs
  • Assignment logs
  • Project planning pages
  • Annual grade tracking pages
  • Daily grade tracking pages
  • Attendance tracking

I’ve also added in a weekly overview page for each week. Students can keep track of assignments, exams, reading, as well as basic calendar activities!

There are also grade tracking, attendance tracking, and reading logs and a 2020-2021 year-at-a-glance page.

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I’ve also included student specific pages such as class schedules, project planners, and assignment and exam tracking pages.

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I’ve also included contact pages to keep track of all of your friends as well as an extra curricular activity tracker so you can keep track of where you need to be!

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There are also plenty of “to-do” lists and inspiration pages to keep track of things your ideas!

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This super fun planner is available right now! Click below to get it!

–>> Get the 2021-2022 Student Planner here!

Printing Tips:

I suggest printing the planner double sided. Then I take mine to a local office supply store and had it spiral bound. It cost approximately $5.00 for the spiral, plastic cover, and backing. I also suggest printing it on a light weight cardstock or higher quality copy paper for durability and to prevent ink bleeding through the pages.

If your printer doesn’t have double sided printing, you can simply print all of the odd pages, then flip and print the even pages on the back side. Just make sure you’re pages are set up in the right order to print the correct pages on the backsides.

Suggestions for use:

I get some colorful pens, I like Frixion erasable pens, and start planning! The dates are already dated along the top of each page, all you have to do is fill in your assignments!

You might even wish to use different colored pens for each subject to help keep things organized and easy to read.

Hope you enjoy this planner!

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The Ultimate Guide To Using Games In Your Homeschool

One of the best ways to help our children practice and retain what they are learning is through games. Adding games to our homeschool has helped my kids understand different topics and better engage in the learning. Plus, it’s a lot more fun.

This compilation of lists of games for learning is essentially every game you will ever need for your homeschool, all in one place!

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Games For Your Homeschool By Subject

Top 25 Board Games For Homeschooling

Nature Themed Games Your Kids Will Love

Amazing Science Games For Your Homeschool

Great Geography Games

Learning With Games 

Math Games To Multiply The Fun

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Games For Social Emotional Learning

Games To Increase Emotional Intelligence

Games To Help Kids Control Their Anger

Games To Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

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Homeschool Games By Topic

DIY Bowling

Games To Get You Moving

Math Games To Multiply The Fun

Learning With Games: Blocks Rock!

Great Games For Teens And Their Families

One Person Logic Games That Rock

Family Game Night Ideas

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The Ultimate Guide To Using Games In Your Homeschool

One of the best ways to help our children practice and retain what they are learning is through games. Adding games to our homeschool has helped my kids understand different topics and better engage in the learning. Plus, it’s a lot more fun.

This compilation of lists of games for learning is essentially every game you will ever need for your homeschool, all in one place!

games in your homeschool

Games For Your Homeschool By Subject

Top 25 Board Games For Homeschooling

Nature Themed Games Your Kids Will Love

Amazing Science Games For Your Homeschool

Great Geography Games

Learning With Games 

Math Games To Multiply The Fun

games for learning

Games For Social Emotional Learning

Games To Increase Emotional Intelligence

Games To Help Kids Control Their Anger

Games To Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

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Homeschool Games By Topic

DIY Bowling

Games To Get You Moving

Math Games To Multiply The Fun

Learning With Games: Blocks Rock!

Great Games For Teens And Their Families

One Person Logic Games That Rock

Family Game Night Ideas

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How Many Students Will Be Forced to Repeat Courses and Grades Next Year?

An EdWeek Market Brief survey of district and school officials finds many predicting that the number of students being forced to repeat courses after this year will jump.

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Inside Khan Academy’s Expansion Into School Districts, and Online Tutoring

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Khan Academy educational videos have long been a staple of student learning away from school, but it is now ramping up its efforts to work directly with school systems.

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Creative Grids Ruler Review

Happy Thursday friends! I always get so many questions on my favorite quilting rulers, that today I wanted to do a review for my all time favorite quilting rulers, the Creative Grids Rulers.

I’ve gone through several different brands and these have quickly become my favorites due to their ease of use, and crisp clear lines.

Check out my full video review on the Creative Grids Acrylic Rulers here:

Here are my top picks for quilting rulers:

Of course I’ve also collected creative grids square rulers in 2.5″, 3.5″, 4.5″, 5.5″, 7.5″, 8.5″ and 15.5″. I love all of the square rulers because they make squaring up your quilt blocks a breeze!

What are your favorite quilting rulers? Leave a comment below letting me know which rulers you prefer and why!

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The Mother Lode of Father’s Day Ideas

Ask a random stranger in early May about plans for Mother’s Day, and he or she can likely give you a full itinerary for the day, including church with Mom, lunch with Mom, flowers for Mom, and gifts for Mom.

Ask the same random stranger in mid-June about plans for Father’s Day, and you’ll probably get something like this:

Awkward silence.  A contrived cough.  Crickets chirping.

Because, let’s face it: Father’s Day just doesn’t get the same kind of respect.

Now some will immediately chalk that up to a cultural assault on fatherhood, which I won’t dispute exists, though I don’t necessarily think the less-than-stellar celebration of Father’s Day is the best evidence of it.  Mom and home are always closely connected, and so I wonder sometimes if celebration of mom is also celebration of all things nostalgic.  Plus moms make gift-giving easy for their children!  Sappy tears and a bright, emotional response to kisses and hugs and simple gifts make celebrating mom pretty effortless in many ways.

Men, on the other hand, can be more of a challenge, only because they’re different from us in all the incredible ways God intended.  Though most of them don’t necessarily pine after fresh flowers or weep uncontrollably at the sight of a crayon-scribbled card, (not to say it could never happen!) they deserve all the love and appreciation we can shower on them on their special day.

So whether you’re in search of some information about Father’s Day or looking for simple gifts or easy crafts to commemorate the day, you’ve come to the right place!  Call this Father’s Day Central:

The Mother Lode of Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 

So you’re thinking a tie, right?  Maybe a coffee cup.  Argyle socks.  I’m not knocking those choices (I’ve pulled out a couple of them myself a few times), but you can probably come up with some more original ideas.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads at Church, Co-Op, Etc.

If you’re buying Father’s Day gifts en masse, for all the fathers in your church, for example, or those in your homeschool co-op, you’ll need different gift suggestions than if you’re buying only for your own father. Here are some suggestions for “group” gifts that are fun and inexpensive. (Some are more expensive than others. Of course, you’ll need to choose based on how many dads you’re buying for and how much you have to spend.)

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Own Dad or Your Children’s Dad

Edible Tackle Box

But when you’re looking for a gift for your children’s father, (or maybe even your own,) here are a few gift ideas I count among my personal favorites is this Edible Tackle Box Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? And it’s easy to assemble and tasty too! Below is a link to the box and to some candies that are perfect for filling it!

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Dad’s Stache Jar

And I mustache you a question.  (And, yes, that’s a bad joke. An old, bad joke even. Forgive me.)  But have you ever seen a cuter idea for Father’s Day than this Dad’s Stache jar? I also like using these wire clamp jars too.

Father's Day Ideas. Father's Day Gift Jar: Dad's Stache
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Mini Toolboxes

And I adore these Mini Toolboxes made from old mint tins using mini tin boxes

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Father's Day Ideas. Mini toolboxes
From AlphaMom.com

I always have such a hard time throwing away mint tins.  I mean, they’re reusable!  Well, this is a great way to put them to use.  Just follow the step-by-step instructions, then fill with nuts and bolts, screws or nails, or any other useful things Dad might need to keep on hand.

But there are literally hundreds more ideas where these came from!

More Gift Ideas

Free Printables

If you’re looking for simple printables for Father’s day, you may like some of these:

History of Father’s Day

Maybe you were hoping you and the kids could learn a little something about Father’s Day.  Did you know Father’s Day actually began in Spokane, Washington?  Believe me, the Spokanians (if that’s a word) have not forgotten!  Check out the Father’s Day Birthplace website for a history of the founding of Father’s Day.  Find even more information here, including poems and quotes about Father’s Day as well as info about how fathers are celebrated around the world.

Unit Studies and Book Lists

  • Interested in doing a unit study related to Father’s Day?  Try out Whales Passing, a literature-based unit study dealing with the relationship of fathers and sons.
  • This Father’s Day reading list offers even more great book options.

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There’s no excuse for neglecting Dad this Father’s Day!  With a little time and forethought, we can come up with just what we need to make the dads in our lives feel as loved and appreciated as they are. Now.  It’s time for this mom to get busy on gifts for a couple of very important dads…

How will you celebrate Father’s Day this year?  What do you do to make the fathers in your life feel special?

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