Lewis and Clark:Cooking on the Trail and more...

{Please share my weekly newsletter with another homeschool mom who would benefit from it.} Newsletter Winter January 15, 2016.

(I don't have enough to do, so for 2016 I created a new Pinterest account, come on over and follow me there too.)

Slow uhmm Sweet Start to the New Year!

Look who came to visit, Mr. Senior 2013. I admit it, I have been playing hooky.


I haven’t seen my baby in 6 months since he left South America to move to New York.

And I had all my sweet men corralled in one spot, a favorite Japanese restaurant, so I grabbed a picture or two.

(Of course, I only took pictures of us after I stopped crying like a baby.)

He leaves this week, but I am so happy to at least be on the same continent with him again.

Back to reality, I need to scoot on with our homeschooling, so look what we have been up to.


If only magic fairy dust could be sprinkled in my fairy tale land that I like to escape to when the hard times of homeschooling hit. And then all my homeschool woes could go away. I’m still waiting for it to happen.

In the meantime, sharing 3 ways you’re making homeschool harder than it has to be, I hope these tried and true tips will help you make some changes and sprinkle a little magic fairy dust for you.

Creative Ways to Give Life to History

History field trips have a way of not only making history fun, but places have a way of helping a child remember important dates, important people and events.

Moving from the book to visiting historical places makes learning history memorable and engaging.

Look at this list of 22 places to visit for history and oh yes, be sure to print off some copies of my Homeschool Field Trip Journal Pages and my free Editable Field Trip Tracking Guide.


Homeschool Luv

Slapping down a map to label states and countries has never been an engaging way to teach my kids homeschool geography. Drill and kill of boring facts to remember only worked for a short time too.

I am sharing 11 awesome ways to learn geography that don’t include labeling a map because geography is so much more than writing out the names of states and countries.

Can you say snore? zzzzzzzz. (okay, okay)

Including ways to teach geography to a variety of ages, I hope some of these help you to get out of your geography rut.

7 Step Curriculum Planner.

Did you grab your 2016 calendars yet? I have two color options.

Here is Dreaming!

And here is Sparkle!

What's Coming Up!

You know my passion for hands-on activities.

I have a HUGE, HUGE resource coming, 365 Days of Hands-On Activities.

One for every day of the year! Stay tuned.

And I have some updates coming up for the planner including some 2017 forms and a fun twist on a new fun science curriculum we are using.

Don't Forget About Our Exclusive Facebook Group.

Be sure to read the guidelines because I want it to be a place that everybody feels welcomed.

Just Plain Fun Things

I love this reference, The Ultimate Guide to Ancient History.

And I love this reference too, Kids Learning to Code!

Check out all the other blog posts below!

Hugs and you know I love ya,

Lewis and Clark:Cooking on the Trail

Another reason for circling back to unit studies you have done before is that you can use resources you may not have had a chance to use the first time. We used one of those resources today when studying Lewis and Clark because we did some cooking on the “trail”. I have The Lewis and […]

Homeschool Art (Art Lessons From Home)

We have been using a new homeschool art program and I am tickled to give you a sneak peek. I always say this, but I choose which products I get to review in our homeschool. It’s important to me that you know that because I weed through a lot of useless programs, but when I […]

31 Days of Dinner Ideas for May

I am glad you are following along with me as I am finally sharing how I menu plan, which is 31 days at a time. Today, I have 31 days of dinner ideas for May. Here are my reasons why I menu plan for 31 days and how I do it so quickly: Dinner is […]

Lewis and Clark Expedition – The Ultimate Guide

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are two of some of the most well-known and famous explorers in American history. Every time I read about something or someone they encountered, I can wait to read about it and discover some other gem they uncovered. We never get tired about reading about their journey. So today, I […]

Ultimate Guide to Learning Activities in a Jar or Bottle

  Whether it’s a tiny ecosystem or a shooting rocket, anything learned in a jar or bottle is just so much more fun. When kids get to use their hands to make something, they learn the principle behind it so much better! Plus, there’s just something about creating something inside a jar that makes a […]

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Check out these other posts:

What is a Lapbook Video.

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Anatomy of a Well Laid Out High School Geography Curriculum

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North Star Geography Art History Family Time Fitness

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