Homeschool blog

For the Love of Reading

Do you know what it takes to become an Eagle Scout? Andrew sure does. Just 4 short months away from his 14th birthday, he is already doing big things. Andrew is a student at Bingham Middle School in Independence, Missouri. In January, he’ll become an Eagle Scout for the Blue Elk chapter of the Heart of America Council, Troop #1446.

A Homeschool Halftime Pep Talk

As we approach the middle of the traditional academic school year, let’s take a moment and review some important concepts about learning. Make time to pause and reflect on your homeschool endeavors so far, and take a winter break to recuperate and prepare for the next semester. 

Sensible Seasons

I was researching some information for science class on and came across their list of American holidays and national observances. It was interesting to note that there are 200 national, state, or religious observances each year. Between Halloween and New Year’s Day alone, Americans celebrate 16 holidays. Sports fans would add a few more to the list. Our family has five birthdays to fit into the month of December, too! Yikes! Is anyone else out there feeling like their treadmill is starting to speed up?!  

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