The "I'm Bored" Phenomenon

The "I'm Bored" Phenomenon
How did I cope with boys in the summer? I made an "I'm bored" list for my kids to use. I posted a list of things to do on the fridge. The lists were labeled "inside", "outside", "for money" and "special request". Any whining, or other expressions of boredom were directed there. The following is about 1/3 of each list from my fridge. I included every activity I could think of, and every toy in the...
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Thanks, Kela! When I made this list, I went through every closet and the garage, looking for things they like to do, and added so... Read More
Monday, 04 August 2008 05:48
Guest — Kela
Wonderful list. With six children constantly telling my that i'm bored (no matter what the season), its really easy to get frustra... Read More
Monday, 04 August 2008 05:42
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Homeschool + Game Shows = Learning Fun

Homeschool + Game Shows = Learning Fun
My husband and I were creating some games for my Father's 85th birthday and we found a fantastic website!  This school district has compiled links to different game shows that can be used for education.  We used the Jeopardy show for our party game, and created questions about my dad for people to answer.  VERY fun, and it was just a PowerPoint presentation. Game Show Templates They have 3 templates for Family Feud, Survivor, and many...
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Guest — Lee
Sharon, Here is the link to that article for you: http://www.thehomescholar.com/need-ideas-for-christmas-presents.php I hope that... Read More
Monday, 31 October 2011 06:52
Guest — Sharon - Homeschool Boys
Hi Lee, I am on my annual hunt for a new game for my family for Christmas. I remembered a post from you (quite some time ago) w... Read More
Sunday, 30 October 2011 18:11
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Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy!

Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy!
Looking for a fun read?  If your child is in high school, consider looking at one of the reading lists intended for college bound students.  Fun summer reading can help prepare children for college and improve vocabulary. Here are some popular reading lists for the college bound suggesting great literature: College Bound Reading List (by The HomeScholar) Printable Reading List for High School (by The HomeScholar) 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School (by The...
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I like the summaries on the Arrowhead list! It's also good to know that a lot of them are books I've read and liked or books that... Read More
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:37
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