5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool1

Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool Day 5: Utilizing Technology & Making Room For Fun Different ways you can use technology in your homeschool. Creative ideas to bring more FUN to your day. Utilizing Technology There are so many ways that you can weave technology into your homeschool day. Computer Station At our computer station the kids can: search the internet using a variety of search engines –  Google, Bing, Dogpile, and DuckDuckGo use Libre Office for basic word processing learn the basics of blogging create graphics with Inkscape create basic animations using Anime Studio  educational software watch videos on Netflix watch educational …

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Frugal Fall Family Fun

My guest poster for today is Ashley Pichea and she blogs over at AP Freewriting. (photo credit winjohn) Can you say “Frugal Fall Family Fun” five times–fast? Fall is definitely my favorite season, and there are some great “frugal” activities you can do to have some fun with your family! One of my all-time favorite fall activities is going to a football game. I grew up going to our local high school’s football games every Friday night. Many schools have family passes you can purchase if you’ll be attending multiple events, but a one-time ticket is usually only $4 or $5 for …

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Cooling Off!

It has been very hot here over the past few weeks and we have been cooling off by playing in our kiddie pool. We love playing in the pool, but for the safety of all the kids an adult is always in the pool and we drain it after each use. When we drain the pool, it floods our backyard, which means that we can only use the pool every couple of days or so. It also means that we can’t really use the backyard in between pool uses because it creates mud and attracts mud dabbers. If you remember …

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Homemade Fizzy Soda, Blanket Tents, and Loads of Giggles

What a great day we had yesterday! Homemade Fizzy Soda After each of the boys completed their school work, we worked together (one-on-one) to make homemade fizzy soda. We had a great time making lemon soda. I found the original recipe on-line somewhere, but it was yucky (I tried the recipe first and down the sink it went). We came up with a recipe that worked well for us. It is still a bit different than what you might expect, but it worked for us. 1/4 lemon juice 1 cup cold water 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 cup sugar Pour …

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