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While there are many accomplishments that George H.W. Bush achieved throughout his life, there can be little doubt that the outpouring of admiration, respect, and love that has burst forth like a torrent since his passing on November 30, 2018, has been especially poignant due to more than just respect for an office.

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Posted by Amy Pak on

A hundred years ago World War I ended on Armistice Day. This year we celebrate that important centennial anniversary with a holiday we're all familiar with ...Veterans Day! Here's my take on the whole story from the war to the holiday and everything in between.

Plus a really cool new WORLD WAR bundle of projects to boot!

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Anyone who’s studied history for more than a few seconds knows that there’s a lot going on. Between the countless names of famous people and places and the various dates and eras throughout which things happened, there’s quite a bit to keep track of! When you’re overwhelmed by the pure quantity of information being thrown at you, it can be really helpful for teacher and students alike to try teaching with timelines to help restore some order to the insanity and keep your history studies light and fun rather than sluggish and boring.   What are timelines? Simply put, timelines...

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Reminder: Don’t stress the schedule. With a new school year around the corner, the first days often comes with both excitement and trepidation. Day one generally starts with new books, a clean slate… and often a hefty planner with all kinds of goals to reach. Here’s my tip for you, though: if you don’t reach your goals, don’t beat yourself up.  The focus of the year is to be learning, but everyone progresses differently, and that’s one of the beauties of homeschooling! You can alter and adjust the timing to meet the needs of each individual child. It doesn’t mean...

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Posted by Amy Pak on

Hello, friends! Welcome to our new blog! We’ve been making some new changes this year, from revamping our website to expanding the “A La Carte” section, and now our communication with you! By offering a blog, I’ll have the opportunity to share with you nuggets of wisdom we’ve gleaned over the many years of educating our children as well as various tips and treasures we’ve discovered along the way.   There were times during our homeschool years where I felt discouraged, defeated, and disorganized — If only I knew then what I know now! But hind-sight is 20/20, eh? It...

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