Scoops: Winner, Maps, and Pumpkin Spice


Dear Homeschooler: Here’s the scoop!

October’s First 7 Giveaway

And the winner is Barbara from North Carolina! Congratulations!

Here’s a sneak peek at next months First 7 Giveaway:



Links to Free Resources

Zoo Report Writing Printables. Here.

Biology Coloring Sheets. Here.

10 Free Sites I Use in my Homeschool. Here.

Columbus Day. Here.

Resource Room: free downloads, links to free products, great products, etc. 



NEW! Check out this series of link-ups. Search great resources by subject and grade level. Bloggers, link-up your awesome posts.



Bargains, Discounts, & Great Deals

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 50% on a year’s subscription through Educents… and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. This deal is amazing… just $10 per month, DELIVERED!
If you have children (ages 5-12) who enjoy the Magic School Bus books or videos–and if you like doing science experiments with them–then you’ll LOVE The Magic School Bus Science Club!
Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators, the award-winning Magic School Bus Science Kits are delivered monthly right to your doorstep. Children will explore science through experiments that will spark an interest and curiosity in science. Each kit includes a colorful manual based on The Magic School Bus characters, as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme.
What is included? 1 year subscription includes 12 Magic School Bus kits + FREE SHIPPING in the Continental USA (Ships to Canada for $2/month). Each kit includes:
  • Detailed, large 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information
  • Each manual is based on the popular Magic School Bus books and TV series
  • Includes an adult section so that adults with no science background will find the kits easy to use
  • Materials and information necessary for a range of interactive experiments
  • Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each kit topic
  • Certificate of Completion

Great Ideas

Pumpkin Spice Play-doh. Here.

A Grid on Our Earth: An Exploration on Map Grids, Layers of Learning. Here.

Breakfast clouds. Here.


Add your themed posts to the link-ups below! Browse the wonderful posts for great ideas!






Articles and Interesting Reads/Views

Top 10 Middle School Vocabulary Tip. Here.

Number of Home-Schooled Students Increases in the District. Here.

So, You’re Scared to Homeschool High School. Here.

Read Your Way to a Love of Math: 50 Titles for ages 4-12. Here.


Dear Jennifer


  • Is your student having a challenging time acquiring a certain skill?
  • Do you meet with resistance during a particular subject?
  • Do you need some help brainstorming a solution to a particular issue?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, ask a certified teacher. Click on the ‘Dear Jennifer’ icon. Write me, and I will help you generate some ideas to support your struggling learner.


Link Ups

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