Odds and Ends

Layers of Learning odds and ends.  Here you’ll find lots of holiday ideas and some other random gems to make your family and your homeschool stronger.

Homeschooling an Extrovert

Public school is tailored quite well for extroverts, but homeschool can provide a unique challenge for an extroverted kid.  Extroverts get energy from people, so being home and quietly tending to the tasks of schoolwork can feel draining for an extrovert.  While your introverted child will sit quietly with a book, doing research, and writing …

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Homeschooling An Introvert

I am the parent of six introverts.  I am strongly introverted so it’s no surprise that my kids are too.   Homeschooling an introvert is, in general, easier than homeschooling extroverts.  This is because two of the hallmarks of introverts are quietness and a desire to be at home.  Your extroverted children may clamor to go …

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Veterans Day Poppy Craft

Veterans Day and Remembrance Day are observed on the 11th of November every year to honor those who have served in the armed forces.  The 11th was chosen because it is the anniversary of the day the armistice was signed ending World War I. Because the red poppies really did cover the graves of the …

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Pi Day Activities

Happy Pi Day!  It’s 3.14, so today, you’ve got to teach your kids about Pi with these Pi Day activities! For every circle, no matter it’s size, the distance around the edge (the circumference) is about 3.14 times longer than the distance across the circle (the diameter).  Pi = 3.14, that amount that it is …

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Presidential Fact Finders

To celebrate President’s Day this year, we’re playing Presidential Fact Finders.  The game involves finding fact cards about two of our presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, determining which fact applies to which president, and then gluing them on to the correct silhouette first. Presidential Fact Finders Game Here’s how you’ll play the game.  Copy …

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Presidents Day Activities

Celebrate Presidents Day by learning about some of our great presidents!  Learning about our past leaders gives great insight and understanding into who we are as a nation. Looking at past leaders, their strength’s and weaknesses, their characters, their triumphs and failures also helps us make better decisions about our future leaders. Besides, teaching around …

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