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Jackpot Show – 8/10/2019

Throughout our lives as homesteaders, I wanted to make sure that my family were able to know all about the animals that we have, both large and small stock. Last night, we were honored to be a part of a local jackpot show. We are proud members of the Chino Valley FFA Pals group for all of my younger kids….

Junk Drawer Physics
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Homeschool Curriculum Review – High School Physics

#homeschoolreview #twothumbsup #krisandlarryhomeschoolapproved #homeschool #highschoolscience #amazoninfluencer KrisandLarry.com homeschool Approved. High school Physics, homeschool curriculum – GuestHallow.com After 16 full years of homeschooling up to 8 children at a time, this mama knows what she is looking for and that is normally the easy button. The site GuestHallow has some amazing year long curriculum available to purchase. They are full everything…

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End of Summer Projects

It is that time of the year. The summer for public school kids in our area is coming to a close. I love that we have a bit of freedom in our homeschooling. We have a handful of projects to still get worked on our homestead for this summer season Our aquaponics system is being put back up. In this…

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What can you do as a homeschooler?

As a homeschooling family, I try to think outside the box. I have 4 who are ages 9-13 and several are special needs. We have a great little chunk of land, many animals, homesteading, cooking from scratch. But how do I tap those needs in a different way, OUTSIDE the BOX? We are taking a different approach this year. For…

Homeschool Approved - Game "This Belongs in a Museum"
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Homeschool Approved – Game “This Belongs in a Museum”

We recently picked up a new “board game” by Rather Dashing Games. This game is a GREAT quality, with heavy duty pieces and box so it is bound to last with the many hands in our family. You build your board while you are playing gathering points and stealing points with your archaeologist and mummy. The artwork on the game…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 6, Nativity Color Sheet

Luke 1:37 -For nothing is impossible with God. [download id=”5949″] Every day, I try to take time out for me. …. Reading a book or magazine, writing a note to a friend or even coloring. (Yes, mamas can still color and this one does. Here is a FREE download of a Nativity color page for you today. Enjoy the Day! 

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 5, Pine Cone Ornaments

Luke 1:32 -He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,  I love creating inexpensive (and free) projects with my crew. We gathered pine cone from Nana’s yard and took school glue and glitter powder and made a dozen new ornaments for our Christmas tree….

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 4, Discovering Education – Creating a Nativity craft

Luke 1:31 -You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. Time for a little creativity. We are using Dollar $$ store tongue depressors and twine, paint and pipe cleaners out of our craft stash.   Every item that we used (minus the hot glue gun) can be picked up…

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Discovering Education – Grand Canyon

Discovering Education – Grand Canyon We love to take field trips and learn about new (and old) places. This week on Discovering Education, we took a trip up to the Grand Canyon.   

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Discovering Education – Geocaching

Getting your homeschooled kids up and active can sometimes be a  daunting task. We discovered geocaching almost 10 years ago and are still having fun. Now that the kids are bigger (and some are driving), they like to go out and some of them have created their own geocaching profiles too. Geocaching is basically a GPS “treasure-hunt”. You are looking for…

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Discovering Education – Field Trip – Bearizona, Williams, Arizona

****Note: It is a RIVER OTTER, not a SEA OTTER in the video**** What a fantastic time we as a family had up in Williams, AZ visiting Bearizona for their fall homeschool day.  Bearizona is an amazing zoo type park in Northern Arizona. It is on 160 acres and comes in 2 parts. The first is a 3-mile drive through where…

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Discovering Education – Product Review Science Kit

We absolutely love the groovy lab in a box science kit. This kit comes once a month for $30 through Amazon.  Click here: https://amzn.to/2yQWj7Z

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Discovering Education – Field Trip to Jerome, Arizona

 Watch us this week as we Discover Education in Jerome, Arizona and find something special on the dirt back road that we took.  Discovering Education – Visiting Jerome, Arizona and traveling the back roads, Verde Valley, Jerome Historical Museum, Haunted Hamburger   www.DiscoveringEducation.us   KrisAndLarry.com, homeschooling, homeschoolers, krisandlarry   Be sure to like and follow our YouTube channel and…

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Review: MunchPak

Click on the banner below to get started!!! International Snack Subscription Box Today’s review is on the MunchPak. It is a snack delivery program that contains snack foods from around the world. We chose a monthly subscription and chose the original box which contains 10+ items. It was the perfect size for use to try everything.  We didn’t wait long…

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Discovering Education – Creating Lapbooks

Creating Lapbooks for your child’s homeschool program is a GREAT way to bring out that budding crafter in your house.  Lapbooking is a creative way to use a file folder and create a “book” or research report.  Our house tries to break out of the normal routine by creating a lapbook and presenting an oral report on the topic.    [download…

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Cricut Explore Air 2 – Game Changer for our homeschool and other projects

I have always been a crafter, but most of that has gone the wayside with 7 kids in the house and working, homesteading, etc. And not wanting to scrapbook and see all of the memories of Breckin. That was way too hard in the beginning of the grieving process. Pictures are coming out, Albums are being put together and memories…

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Science for this year in homeschooling

I was struggling to find a curriculum that I wanted to use for Science for my younger crew. Eureka! I have found it!!!  This hands-on box called the Groovy Lab in a box is available on Amazon as a monthly kit order. We signed up for the auto order. August is all about PULLEYS. There are 6 projects in the 24…

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Homeschooling 2018

  This is year 14 for our family homeschooling and I personally feel that it has been a huge success. I am often asked, “why?” I homeschool because I can give my children a quality Christian education that the public schools can not.  I can work one on one with the kids that need the extra help ( and the…

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Little House in the Big Woods LAPBOOK

This summer, we are reading the “Little House on the Prairie” series and watching the TV show for some of our homeschool projects. We found a premade lapbook project for FREE online for the Little House in the Big Woods, the first book in the series. The free lapbook is located at: http://www.homeschoolshare.com/little_house_in_the_big_woods.php  

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Amateur Radio and NATO Alphabet

Griffen has been very excited to get involved with the communications team with our local Oath Keeper’s group. He just picked up a handheld radio and was able to sit and listen to the check in for all of the local members for the Sunday night check-in.  If you are not familiar with OathKeepers, check out their website at www.arizonaoathkeepers.org. …

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Homeschooling REVIEW – “Mapping the World with Art”

  We have been meaning to get started on this new curriculum. We had been eyeballing this book for a while and I overheard another mom talking about this class that her kids were signed up for… I thought, well, WE can get the book and do this… And so far, WE LOVE IT! The book is divided into 3…