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Story Time: The Grumpy Easter Bunny

This Story Time picture book unit study has Easter Bunny activities that include language and science lessons, a fun Strawberry-Filled Easter Egg Cookie recipe,, and a paper Easter basket craft

Even Easter Bunnies have bad days!  The Grumpy Easter Bunny,  a sweet story about a grumpy bunny who wants to keep all his Easter treats to himself, is great for having some Easter fun while teaching your littles not to be greedy.

It also offers lots of opportunities for educational fun.  Not making it up, some of the most awesome Easter activites we’ve ever done were inspired by Justine Korman’s adorable picture book.

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The Giver Activities for Learning

The Giver Activities include over 100 ideas for close reading and lessons for the award-winning Lois Lowry Dystopian novel. Grab a free printable, too!

The Giver is the perfect book with which to introduce your kids to Dystopia and begin to have conversations about what can happen when government gets too involved in daily life.

Jonas’s world seems perfect–perfectly matched couple raise 2 perfect kids who grow up to work at perfect job assignments.  The elderly live in group homes until the day of their ‘release.’  Babies are released if they aren’t developing correctly.  There is no pain.  Adolescent sexual impulses are quashed by drugs.

So there’s basically nothing to worry about.  But when Jonas is assigned the job of Receiver, he has to learn about society’s collective memories, including the flawed world that existed before.  As he learns more about the hypocrisy on which his society is based, he will have to choose whether to accept the status quo or fight the system.

 

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Conquering Your Homeschool Fears

Recognize your homeschool fears and learn how to conquer them to make it easier to start your homeschool journey

Staring down the end of our homeschool year always makes me think about the mamas out there who are still on the fence about homeschooling. Spring is crunch time for us mamas.  Are we going to enroll our littles in public school or take on their education ourselves?

The summer 2018 session will begin our 8th year homeschooling–my boys are now in middle and high school–and I’m totally willing to share what I’ve learned with you.  Maybe it will help you choose homeschooling more easily.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a hard decision and a scary one.  You probably have valid reasons for considering homeschooling your kids, but chances are you’re struggling with the same fears I had in the beginning
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