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2016 Curriculum Roundup: Group Subjects

Yesterday I shared with you all of the books & curriculum we are using with our kids for the subjects they do individually — on their own. Today, I’m going to tell you what we’re doing this year in our group subjects! These are always a lot more fun, and the kids enjoy them more! Our Schedule Before I tell you what we’re learning, I wanted to give you a quick rundown on what a typical school day looks like (excluding #FieldTripWednesday): 6:30 – I get up and start getting my stuff done (devotions, online stuff) 7:15 – I wake up kids to get showered and breakfast Read More

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Educational TV Shows for Big Kids

It’s hard to face this reality sometimes, but my babies are growing up! *sniff, sniff* Gone are the days of Dora the Explorer and Veggie Tales. They don’t want to watch “baby” shows any more. But I still want them to be exposed to quality, educational content at every opportunity. Luckily, I have been able to find some great shows that are packed with learning (shh!!!) and the kids LOVE them! We don’t have a cable subscription, but we do have Amazon Prime, so all of these shows are available for free to Amazon Prime members. (If you’re not already a Prime member, start with Read More

Homeschooling Elementary Home Economics ~ Our Cozy Den

Homeschooling Elementary Home Economics

This post is a long one, but it’s PACKED with goodies! Scroll down for both a FREE printable {Marketing Scavenger Hunt} as well as a GIVEAWAY!!!  I’ve shared in the past a little about how we homeschool. One of the things we do in our homeschool is that we have 1 elective each year that rotates. The reason I do this all goes back to my first year of homeschooling… Connor was 5, and we were doing Kindergarten. I also had a 3 year old, a 1 year old, and I was pregnant with Finn. In addition, it was the year we moved from Tennessee Read More

How we go to the zoo (with FREE printable activity sheets!) ~ Our Cozy Den

How We Go to the Zoo (with FREE printable activity sheets!)

In our homeschool this year, we’ve been doing Field Trip Fridays – with a fun educational outing each and every week. We’ve been to some pretty neat places, but one of our favorites is the zoo! I don’t know about you, but a trip to the zoo with a vanload of kids can be pretty stressful for me. That is, until I changed the way I did things! Here’s my failproof, stress-free zoo plan! 1. Break it up. Don’t try to see the whole zoo in one trip. There’s no rule that says you have to look at everything every time you go! For our Read More