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I homeschooled my kids and recess was our curriculum

The other day I heard about a bill to mandate recess in my state. The proposed law would require elementary school students to have at least 20 minutes a day of  “supervised, safe and unstructured free-play recess.” 337 more words


Why We're Practicing for Standardized Testing Now

I could rant and rail for a little while about standardized testing and how much I can’t stand it and how detrimental one size fits all approaches to assessment make me nuts, and how most multiple choice tests are the equivalent of a broken thermometer in terms of assessing student learning and potential, but I’ll just leave it at this… 601 more words


Our 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Here we are: the fifth grade! I guess you could say I “officially” started 5th grade on September 1st this year, but truthfully, I started some of this curriculum a little earlier, and some of this is just a continuation from last year. 955 more words


A Musical Trip Through the Decades

Last night, we chose to go to Mel’s Diner for dinner.  If you’re unfamiliar with this restaurant, it’s reminiscent of a 1950s diner.  Many tables have small jukeboxes you can request songs on.  335 more words

Writings By Lynn K. Scott

Taming the Whirlwind: Tips For Training Boys

Dear Groovy Mama,
Do you have any tips on how to parent wild boys?   –Melissa

Dear Melissa,

As a mother of three girls and one boy, I can attest to the fact that boys are altogether different creatures! 1,215 more words


Our Homeschool Afternoon Basket for Pre-K, 1st, and 2nd Grade

Don’t you just love the freedom we homeschool moms have to tailor our kids’ education to meet the needs of both them and our families? 734 more words


Native America Unit Study

We finished our Native America Unit Study which I bought from Homeschool Legacy. I am really impressed! It is a six-week study, but I stretched it out to eight weeks. 163 more words