How to Use Free Online Resources to Develop Personalized Curriculum

You want to have in depth lessons that tailor to your child’s learning style and interests.  It’s part of why you started homeschooling.  But how to do this on a budget without spending a fortune on expensive textbooks and curriculum packages that your child complains are “boring” even though it cost more than your first …

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Free Division Worksheet from Education.com

Our friends at Education.com are sharing a free summer-themed division worksheet with Today’s Catholic Homeschooling readers. Make math a part of your summer fun with this themed worksheet. Slide down to Education.com for more math games, worksheets, and resources. Download Worksheet: Division Worksheet PDF Download Worksheet with Answers: Division Worksheet with Answers PDF  

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Free Winter Wordsearch

Just in time for the official start of winter, Education.com has offered Today’s Catholic Homeschooling readers the following free winter wordsearch. Education.com offers over 30,000 resources for grades Pre-K through 5. Download it here: spelling_wordsearch_snowman Warm up reading skills this winter with this fun word search! Be sure to check out more academic activities at …

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“My Favorite Place” Poems

Help your children to create poem memories of their favorite places. They can use all of their senses to give friends and family a feeling of really having been there. St. Thérèse of Lisieux and the Martin family did just the same. As a young girl, St. Thérèse loved to walk in the countryside around …

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Five Lessons from Fatima for Children

One of the most fantastic aspects of Our Lady of Fatima’s message is that she entrusted it to children. Here are five lesson ideas to share and discuss with the children you know. The importance of praying the Rosary for peace One of Our Lady of Fatima’s central messages was to pray the Rosary every …

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Fun Science: Create a Borax Snow Crystal

Looking for an easy, fun science experiment? You can create a crystal snowflake using a pipe cleaner, string, a glass jar, water and Borax. You can find the instructions for the experiment at https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/magic-crystal-snowflake/ One caveat – whatever jar you use to make this will be covered in crystals as well. I wasn’t able to …

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Global Perspective in the Homeschool

2017 is bearing down on us.  Christmas holidaying is once again threatening to turn my kids into self-centered brats (threatening;  they’re still pretty amazingly caring people, even after a lot of chocolate and no alarm clocks for a week])  We are so behind on school that I almost skipped our January Month of Service.  Almost.  I’m …

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Who is Jesse and Why Should We Care About His Tree?

Hanging one ornament a day during Advent for each of these figures allows us to walk with all those who came before Jesus and waited for him

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Homeschooling, Simplified

Bonnie Landry, a Canadian homeschooling mother of seven, has written a series of books which aim to simplify homeschooling. These books are short, but packed with useful information. Each one can be read in an hour or two which is perfect for busy moms. Homeschooling, Simplified: Chocolate Chip Math shows you how to teach math …

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Innovative Ideas for Book Reports

It can be a challenge to have students read and then engage with the text to create a meaningful product and demonstrate evidence of their learning. Web English Teacher offers a whole host of ideas to use in place of the traditional book report. While these are designed for students in a classroom, many could …

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