Category Archives: secular homeschooling

December Printables and Activities

We are going to start this week off with The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. I made these picture cards:   These are mainly sight words for my kindergarten-aged daughter but you can bet her older and younger brothers will want … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Advent Calendar

In addition to our secular holiday Advent calendar we’re adding something new this year.  I couldn’t pass up this adorable hat and mitten string Advent Calendar at an after-Christmas sale one year, but have never used it.  Then I had … Continue reading

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PBS Kids Lab Brings Advanced Technology to Kids’ Learning Games

There are a lot of free things out there that you can use to teach your kids stuff.  In fact, combing through them all just might qualify as a part time job.   A few are true gems.  The PBS Kids … Continue reading

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Announcing Next Year’s Curriculum

I just know you all have been on the edge of your seats waiting to hear what curriculum I’ve chosen for the Creekside Kids for next school year. So, without further ado, here it is.  Keep in mind, this is … Continue reading

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Secular Advent Calendar Ideas

The Creek Kids love our Advent calendar, almost as much as I enjoy filling it’s little doors.  Sometimes we do very elaborate activities, but mostly it is one simple, but fun, thing each day.    I fill only a few … Continue reading

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