The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling at the Beach

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling at the Beach

We moved from Texas to Florida two years ago, and what an adventure it has been! Living just minutes from the beach means there is always something new to explore. We’ve seen dolphins, jellyfish, stingrays, starfish, sea turtle egg mounds, manta rays, sea urchins, puffer fish, manatees, crabs, and (sadly) one very old, very dead sea turtle. Thankfully, no sharks!

This Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling at the Beach is packed with lessons, experiments, worksheets, and activities.

Ocean Science

Sea Life











Sand Dollars

Sea Turtles




Tide Pools

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You Are An Artist 50% off SALE (Today only!)

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50% off ALL art curriculum

We love the chalk pastel lessons by Southern Hodgepodge. (Check out our colorful jellyfish.) EVERYTHING in the Southern Hodgepodge store is 50% off!! This is an inexpensive way to stock up on lessons for the school year, or for a fun summer activity.

The discount will automatically be applied to your cart at checkout. HURRY, sale ends today!!

Homeschool Freebies & Sales {4/14}

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It’s time for this week’s Homeschool Freebies & Sales! 

FREE “I Am” Poetry Prompts

FREE Bird Coloring Pages

FREE  Peace Bible Memory Verse Booklet

Weather Themed Word Tracing Printables
FREE Weather Word Tracing Printables

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Homeschool Graduation Ideas

homeschool graduation

We are graduating our oldest in May. (Woohoo!! HIGH FIVE!) She is participating in our homeschool group graduation ceremony, but there are still so many details to be worked out. I decided to hunt down some advice from those who have been there, done that.

Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus shares 10 days of planning a homeschool high school graduation.

7 Sisters did six posts on how to throw a great graduation party.

Teachers of Good Things offers great tips for planning a group graduation ceremony.

Homeschool Survival has a list of out-of-the-box graduation celebrations.

Let’s Homeschool High School created a helpful graduation planner checklist.

The Homeschool Mom gives ideas for 5 different types of ceremonies.

Free Diploma Templates @

[To Be Continued … I made the mistake of taking Benadryl before my list was finished  :) Zzzzzzzz….]


Spring Mad Libs

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Spring Mad Libs

The school year will be coming to a close soon, so what better time to test out those grammar skills? These spring mad libs are a fun way to review the basics.

Spring Garden

Bike Riding

Trip to the Park

Spring Is Here!


The Sky Is Falling!

The Surprise Garden

Special Spring Clothing Sale

Spring Is Here!

Happy Spring

grand slam mad libs  graduation mad libs

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FREE April 2015 Writing Prompt Calendar

Free April 2015 Writing Prompt Calendar

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Homeschool Freebies & Sales {3/24}

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It’s time for this week’s Homeschool Freebies & Sales! 

GoodFridayNature Walk
FREE Good Friday Nature Walk @ The Unlikely Homeschool

easter file folder games
FREE Easter File Folder Games @ Itsy Bitsy Fun

FREE Bird Record Book @ Buggy and Buddy

easter cross math
FREE Crosses Mystery Math Pictures @ Real Life at Home

Big Spring Sale at What’s In the Bible?:

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Amazon has some deeply discounted building sets that your family might enjoy:

(Prices can quickly change, so check before you buy!)

picasso tiles
Picasso Tiles – 60 pc.  $99.99  $51.79

Tinkertoy 100 pc. Essentials Set  $34.99  $19.99

Nanoblock Easter Island  $19.99  $8.84

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CitiBlocs 200 pc. Cool-colored Blocks  $49.99  $25.38

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Funschool: Eggs

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Funschool Eggs

Welcome to Funschool, a weekly list of FREE educational lesson plans and printables built around a seasonal theme!

This week’s theme is Eggs.

The Good Egg Project

EGGucation Resources

4-H Embryology

An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet Activity Guide


Egg Fun Activities

Egg Natures Perfect Package

Science of Eggs

40 Easter Egg Experiments


The Pinkish Purplish Bluish Egg

Exploratorium: Eggs

Egg Education Posters

Embryology in the Classroom

Rechenkas Eggs

Rechenka’s Eggs Unit Study

E is for Egg

Egg Worksheets

An Extraordinary Egg

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Eggs

Types of Eggs Fact Sheet


The Talking Eggs

Egg Geodes

Egg Grab ‘N’ Grade Game

Eggville Escapades

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Celebrating March {Subscriber Freebie}

 Celebrating March Printables

 I know March is half over, but hopefully this is a case of better late than never? The busyness of life has trumped blogging lately. The Celebrating March Printable Set is filled with Irish & Spring themed vintage prints and poems.

The Contents:

  • Baked Potato Soup – an easy but delicious recipe to make with your kids
  • Irish Blessing for your home
  • St. Patrick’s Breastplate
  • Vintage Letters C & D picture search
  • Book of Kells illustration

Celebrating March set 1

  • Coulour Poem & Writing Page
  • A Light Exists in Spring Poem & Writing Page
  • The Violet Poem & Writing Page

Celebrating March set 2

Vintage Coloring Pages:

Celebrating March set 3

Vintage Prints:

Celebrating March set 4

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Don’t forget that the March Writing Prompt Calendar and Nature Observation Calendar downloads are also at the bottom of each email.

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St. Patrick’s Day Research for Independent Learning

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St Patrick's Day Research for Independent Learning

My kids seem to really retain the info that they dig up on their own rather than being spoon-fed dry facts. A research assignment can easily overwhelm younger kids, however. They are unsure about where to start and what information is needed. Plus there is the matter of internet safety – you can’t just turn your kid loose on Google search!

I created some St. Patrick’s Day Research printables that will encourage independent learning while giving some guidance. This series of questions uses four articles to learn about the life of St. Patrick and the history of St. Patrick’s Day.

The articles are on these websites:

I use LiveBinders to organize links for my kids. Each link opens up inside the online binder. I put the above links into a St. Patrick’s Day Binder to provide a simple way for you to share them with your child.

If you want to take it a step further, you can assign a paper using the facts gathered on these worksheets.

–> Download Your St. Patrick Research Guide  <–


Additional Resources

The Legends of St. Patrick  free ebook

St. Patrick’s Journey  interactive website

St. Patrick  free audio story

Patrick: From Slave to Saint  told in 1st person

St. Patrick’s Day  free educational videos

St. Patrick’s Day Funschool


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