The Bean Jar

The Bean Jar

I have been reading a great homeschooling book called Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning by Oliver DeMille. I’ll talk more about that in another post, but I wanted to share a great idea that was in that book that rewards your children for good behavior.

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Classic Read-a-Loud’s for 7- to 11-Year-Old Boys

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Sometimes it’s hard to get young boys to pick up a book to read. One way to encourage young children to read is to read to them. Start a family story time, and in time your boys will want to read great stories like these on their own.

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Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling Kindergarten

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This year my youngest son and I have embarked on an adventure together–homeschooling kindergarten. I brought my older two boys home from public school after second grade, so this year is my first year to homeschool kindergarten.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Stamp

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I am always looking for fun, easy Valentine’s Day crafts to do with my kids. I saw this easy DIY heart stamp on Pinterest and just had to give it a try. It is such a cute idea. I mean who thought to turn an empty toilet paper tube into a heart stamp?

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Bubble Snake

Bubble Snake

My boys have been having a lot of fun trying out science experiments that they have seen on YouTube. Just search “bubble snake” on YouTube and you will see bubble snakes of all sizes, shapes and colors.

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