Why We Love Homeschooling Using Montessori

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Before I was even married to my husband, I had gotten a degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in School Administration. I KNEW I loved teaching and I knew I was always hungry for new creative ideas and methods to use. It wasn't until I was introduced to The Montessori Method that I realized how different and unique learning could be and how little the teacher matters. What truly matters is the child and how she learns at her own pace. I think that the post would be extremely … [Read more...]

SHARKS! SHARKS! SHARKS! Awesome Shark Week Ideas & Free Printables & Linky #47

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Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #47. We have so many fantastic bloggers out there that are writing some fabulous posts and we would love for them to share what they’re most proud of. Here are our awesome featured posts this week: SHARKS! SHARKS! SHARKS! Awesome Shark Week Ideas & Free Printables 1. Sh Sound Digraph game by Sight and Sound Reading 2. Shark Cootie Catcher – Origami … [Read more...]

The Life Stages of Human Beings Unit

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We are absolutely loving our Science curriculum! It is the Nancy Larson Complete set for First Grade. You have go to try it! Here are some of the things we did for Unit A: The Life Stages of Human Beings. Since this is the beginning of the curriculum, we wanted to establish who scientists are and that we are scientists. It puts us in character and we take everything we study seriously, asking questions and learning something new every time. We read a book about scientists and also tested … [Read more...]

Getting Smart about Sharks (Free Printables)

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Is anyone out there a bigger fan than our family of SHARK WEEK? Probably not. Anyway, we did a thorough study of sharks and we had SO MUCH FUN! We have lessons, books, activities, a set of free printables and even a free game for you to play with your littles! You will all love it! Don't forget to visit the links at the end of the post for more Shark Week ideas and printables! Books About Sharks We read about shark. Boy, did we read about sharks? Take a look below! Here is a list of some … [Read more...]

An Alternative to Netflix for your Homeschool

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Have you used Netflix for your homeschool? Do you watch documentaries or historical short films? SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers offers videos, interactive movies and documentaries that can be used for a number of subjects in your homeschool. Here is a review of this product. Alternative to Netflix SmartKidz Media has a product that is called SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers. It is basically the same concept as Netflix and easy to use on a desktop, a laptop, an iPad or … [Read more...]

5 Energy Burning Fun Indoor Activities For Your Kids

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It’s no mystery that little kids are great bundles of energy! As a mother of two, I never feel guilty about missing a workout because keeping pace with my teeny brats is some heavy-duty exercise in itself. On regular days, my little ones enjoy exploring the outdoors and come back home exhausted enough to hit the bed quietly. On days when the weather is not favorable, however, it’s rather hard to keep them calm. They continue to scuttle between video gaming and TV watching, and when they’ve … [Read more...]

Differing Homeschool Perspectives & Link Party #46

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Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #46. We have so many fantastic bloggers out there that are writing some fabulous posts and we would love for them to share what they’re most proud of. Here are our awesome featured posts this week: Differing Homeschool Perspectives! 1. Did your Homeschool Year Feel Like a Total Flop? by Hip Homeschool Moms 2. Why We Don’t Do Homeschool Co-ops by Royal … [Read more...]

Awesome U.S.A. Studies (Activities & Free Printables)

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Here is more information on our studies about the United States. We will be looking at some awesome books, resources, lessons and fun activities about the U.S.A. Be sure and read to the end of the post to find out how to get some cool printables that you can use. These are great lessons, around any holiday (like the 4th of July) or anytime you study about the U.S.A. Books Here are some books that we enjoyed reading about the United States. In these books, we found information about United … [Read more...]

Tour of the U.S.A.: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

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Oh my! Here it is! Our long-awaited tour of the U.S.A. In this lesson, we read books about the U.S.A., used our set of printables cards (free to you) and learned so much about this country that we love. Be sure and take a look at what we did and feel free to grab the awesome free printable set, just in time for the 4th of July. Ready for the tour of the U.S.A.? Let's get started! These are the places we have listed in our tour: The Alamo The American Flag Bald Eagle Capitol … [Read more...]