Category Archives: homeschool

Poetry Resources

We study poetry several times throughout the school year.  Sometimes we read, occasionally memorize, and sometimes we create. The following is my resource list that I have used time and time again.

Poetry Terms                                                                   

Figures of Speech and Poetic Devices Printable Mini Posters 

Types of Poems Definitions and Examples     

Poetry for the Well Read Student (middle, high, and college)

Poetry for Children                                                                       

Printable Holiday Poems for Children                   

Writing Poetry Resources and Activities                                                

Activities, Reading Guides, and Articles about Reading, Writing, and Teaching Poetry

Find rhymes, synonyms, adjectives, and more!                                        

Creating Poetry and Interactive Tools  (my boys love using the interactives!)                             




August 20 is World Mosquito Day!  Here are some great free resources for learning about mosquitoes and some activities to try to get rid of them!

Fact Sheets and Anatomy Diagrams (for lower learning levels)                     

Structure and Life Cycle with  Diagrams (advanced level)

Fascinating Facts                                                                        

Under the Microscope                                                          

Make Mosquito Traps                                                              

Home Remedies to Repel  Mosquitoes                                       

Natural Bite Remedies                                             

Math Lesson                                                            



We’re Back At It!

The first Monday is August is always our start date for “Back to School”!   So, this past Monday we dove right into our family’s 22nd year of home educating. This is the beginning of high school for my youngest son! We accumulated 78 hours of summer school, so we’ve got a 13 day head start on the year.

My daughter blessed be (again) with personalized vinyl  for my new binder, coffee cup, and t-shirt! “I homeschool for the money and fame”!In case you want to order personalized gifts, she would love having your business!  Find Em’s Treasures on Facebook                                    


We put some graffiti style school supplies on chalkboard wall for our backdrop for “1st Day” photos.

Ha!  Check out our “school shoes”!

After our traditional “Back to Homeschooling” brunch, we sorted through our new supplies.

Lastly, we had a long talk about what our goals were for the new year and what they do and don’t like about the way we do school, and how we can adapt those ideas into this year’s school work.

Have you started your “school year” yet?  What do you do to make the first day back special?




Special Days in August, 2019


The 2019 August calendar has loads of special days!  The following list is made up of August’s holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , famous birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more.  So, if you want an occasion to celebrate, pick up some trivia, or add foods to your menu, this is the right place for you. And, of course you’ll find multiple opportunities for “on the calendar” themed studies for your classroom, homeschool,  co-op/support group, or club.

Resources for teaching throughout the month, including a free PDF of Special Days in August, can be found at the end of this list.