Voting Booth for Kids for the 2016 Presidential Election

Ready or not, the  2016 Presidential Election is almost here. If you’ve been following along with your children or students, learning about the candidates and the process of electing a new United States president, having a kids voting booth is a great way to extend that learning. This activity also incorporates math skills by tallying votes, collecting statistics of voters and averaging those stats to figure...

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Motivational Learning Quotes

This quote by Carol Dweck was so popular on the Creekside Learning Facebook page, that I made it into a pretty printable that you can download, print and hang up in your home or classroom.  This parenting gig often calls for a lot of cheerleading–enthusiastic encouragement when our kids need it most.  That’s why I love “The Power of Yet.” This is hanging up on our wall right now and we are referring...

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Homeschooling is a “Road Less Traveled”

Homeschooling is a “road less traveled.” It’s that simple. Everyone has something about their life that is just a bit different than everybody else, just a little outside of the main stream. Think about it. You choose a career path that was different or  didn’t go to college right after high school. You married someone that others thought was not going to be a good match for you. You have identical...

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10 Tips for Starting the Perfect Homeschool Group

You’re searching for that perfect homeschool group. That co-op that will fit perfectly like your favorite pair of shoes. That class that will be just right for your child. The perfect book club. A group build around your child’s passion for art, Minecraft, sports or– I don’t know– basket weaving. But you just can’t seem to find it. Can’t find it? Then start it!  If you build it,...

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What Every Homeschool Mom Wants to Hear

As homeschool moms, we get a lot of questions and comments. Well meaning folks often don’t understand. Others are kind of mean. “How can you stand being with your kids all day?” “How will your kids be socialized if they don’t go to school?” “Do you think you’re qualified to teach your kids?”   That got me thinking. If I could choose, what would I want people to say?  What...

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