Gifts for Culinary Kids

A culinary kid is the one that meets you in the kitchen as soon as the coffee is poured each morning to see if there is something he or she can help make. Before you know it, they graduate from cookies and scrambled eggs to chicken marsala and enchiladas.

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Non-Toy Gift Ideas

I cultivated a non-toy gift list for different age groups and interests over the years. Some of the ideas remain completely physically object-free (like classes) while some incur a need to be stored or re-purposed/recycled. Below are some of our favorites non-toy gift ideas we have either given or received.

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Halloween Reading List for Middle School and High School

Pumpkins and mums are everywhere, night descends earlier and earlier, and tales of witches and monsters abound. During the Halloween season we read spooky stories and dark tales into mid November. Below are a few of our favorite classics along with some beyond the book suggestions.

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Homeschooling High School Chemistry

I'm not a fan of textbooks in general, but I especially don't like them for high school use (yes, I know this makes me the opposite of most people). If your child wants a textbook format, I recommend all of Prentice Hall's high school science textbooks. They are...

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Procrastinator’s Guide to Homeschooling the Solar Eclipse

Welcome to the Procrastinator’s Guide to Homeschooling the Solar Eclipse. Whether you are in the totality or participating from your living room, this post is for those of us who have waited until now to officially get ready. Below is a small list of resources to help you throw together your eclipse day quickly.

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Homeschooling Jazz: Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan died before his time. He was like other musicians that way. But, you only have to listen to a few minutes of his trumpet to understand what makes him different from other musicians.

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Homeschooling Shark Week

If your older kids really love Shark Week, the younger ones will want to be a part of it too. This list of homeschooling resources below will help you incorporate younger or more sensitive children into the excitement of Shark Week without the nightmares.

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Homeschooling Antarctica

Below I’ve put together some Antarctica resources for a variety of ages and interests. Hopefully you’ll find something useful here for either a unit study or a curious unschooler.

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9th Grade Course of Study-Updated

The Underling has a heavy hand in picking most of the curriculum and projects. We are fairly serious about math and science here because the Underling enjoys these subjects.

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