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Homeschool Together Podcast

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A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.
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How good is your aim? Can glide (or jump!) your penguin to victory? Today we're talking about the cute and super fun dexterity game Ice Cool. Join us as we chat about this well made, wacky, and often surprising game our kiddo has fallen in love with! FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Ice Cool - https://amzn.to/33zsb0n Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
‘Tis the Season! As we’re getting ready to celebrate the winter holidays, we wanted to bring out our first (and hopefully annual) Homeschooling Gift Guide! We’ve compiled a terrific list of gifts that are super fun, but also very educational. We’ve broken up our recommendations by subject to help you find the perfect gift for your homeschoolers! Show Notes Links to all our recommendations are below. Please consider using one of our links for any of your holiday shopping (even if it’s not these items specifically). They’re affiliate links and while they don’t cost you anything extra they do help support our show costs. Thank you! Blog Link - https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/articles/homeschoolgiftguide Language Arts Math STEM Geography Paractical Skills Games Stocking Stuffers What are we into this week Emily's Wonder Lab - https://www.netflix.com/title/81128389 FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Morning Routines vary wildly. All this week we will ask a number of homeschooling parents, "What is your morning routine?" We hope that you find some inspiration for you and your family! Spoilers the solution to a good morning is suffcient caffiene. FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Morning Routines vary wildly. All this week we will ask a number of homeschooling parents, "What is your morning routine?" We hope that you find some inspiration for you and your family! Spoilers the solution to a good morning is suffcient caffiene. FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Morning Routines vary wildly. All this week we will ask a number of homeschooling parents, "What is your morning routine?" We hope that you find some inspiration for you and your family! Spoilers the solution to a good morning is suffcient caffiene. FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Morning Routines vary wildly. All this week we will ask a number of homeschooling parents, "What is your morning routine?" We hope that you find some inspiration for you and your family! Spoilers the solution to a good morning is suffcient caffiene. FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Morning Routines vary wildly. All this week we will ask a number of homeschooling parents, "What is your morning routine?" We hope that you find some inspiration for you and your family! Spoilers the solution to a good morning is suffcient caffiene. FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
The winter holidays are almost here! As wonderful as this time of the year is, it also kicks us out of our routines and can cause a bit of backsliding for our homeschools (and waistlines!) that we'll spend most of January trying to recoup from. So, join us today as we chat about our strategies to embrace the holidays with your children and stay on track with your most important homeschooling goals! FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Felt Wall Christmas Tree - https://amzn.to/2ImMl6f The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs - https://amzn.to/35cOBpw The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs - https://amzn.to/3pfE3hm Velo Bike - https://amzn.to/3pbgk1D What are we into this week Early morning exploration walks Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Who or what am I? In today’s Short Bite we’re discussing the silly and sometimes surprisingly difficult Hedbanz! This is great at dinnertime or as an icebreaker when having new people over (when we’re allowed to do that again!). So put on a headband and join us! HedBanz Ages 8 and up HedBanz Junior Ages 5 and up HedBanz Disney Ages 5 and up 2-4 players 20 min playtime Skills: strategic thinking, deductive reasoning FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes HedBanz https://amzn.to/31W8q2f HedBanz Junior https://amzn.to/2GboVjn HedBanz Disney https://amzn.to/2Tyov9Q Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Today we delve into the terrific Khan Academy Kids App! It's completely free, without ads or upsell, and contains engaging learning content for preschool through early elementary kids. There are so many learning apps to choose from that it can be overwhelming. Join us as we take a look inside Khan Academy Kids to see if it might be a good fit for your young learner! Show Notes Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org Khan Academy Kids iOS - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217 Khan Academy Kids Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.khankids.android&hl=en_US&gl=US Khan Academy Kids Setup - https://youtu.be/GbrtpAd-fVE Khan Academy Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke What are we into this week Great Illustrated Classics Anne of Green Gables - https://amzn.to/3k5E4AE Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Today we sit down with Kate Scott, a public school educator, a future principal, and now a homeschooling mom to discuss her journey into homeschooling, how her work in the classroom informs her approach to homeschool, how homeschooling will in turn inform her future work in the public school system, and how we can become better educators for our children at home. She provides a wealth of knowledge and information so don't miss this episode! Show Notes Words their way - https://www.savvas.com/ Handwriting without tears - https://www.lwtears.com/ Jump math - https://jumpmath.org/ Dreambox - https://www.dreambox.com/ Homer (App) - https://learnwithhomer.com/ Osmo Starter Kit - https://amzn.to/3jBB0Mo Snohomish County Parent Partnership - https://www.sno.wednet.edu/Domain/22 How to be better educators John Hattie Visible Learning - https://visible-learning.org/ Nancy Frey, John Hattie, Douglas Fisher The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents - https://amzn.to/3pfotCm Jigsaw Teaching Method - https://youtu.be/euhtXUgBEts Total Participation Techniques - https://amzn.to/3jG63GP Bloom's Taxonomy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom'staxonomy Lower Order vs. Higher Order Questions - https://www.redhookcentralschools.org/cms/lib/NY01000233/Centricity/Domain/3/Bloom.pdf Restarting and Reinventing School in the times of Covid - https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/sites/default/files/product-files/RestartReinventSchoolsCOVID_REPORT.pdf Social Emotional Learning Standards, Benchmarks, and Indicators https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/studentsupport/sel/pubdocs/Appendix%20D%20Standards%2C%20Benchmarks%20Indicators.pdf Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
If you ever dreamed of creating your own world then today's the day! We're talking about the fantastic "board" game Planet by Blue Orange Games! Using your own 20-sided sphere and magnetic terrain tiles, you will terraform your planet into the best environment for all sorts of animals. A beautiful game with a great mechanic, this is a unique and engaging add to your game collection! Planet Ages 7+ (but can be played with younger kids) 2-4 players 30 min playtime Skills: strategic thinking, deductive reasoning, logic, math, grouping FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Planet - https://amzn.to/2U9Lp7z Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Subscription boxes are the latest craze. There are now so many that’s it’s difficult to choose! We’ve decided to try a few out for ourselves so that we can help you make an informed decision. Today we’re discussing a popular subscription box called Universal Yums which features snacks from different countries each month. Show Notes Universal Yums https://www.universalyums.com/ FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke What are we into this week Build It! Volume 1 https://amzn.to/2TuimeG Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Join us as we sit down with Emily Cook, creator of Build Your Library Curriculum! This is a terrific secular option inspired by Charlotte Mason and full of amazing books to enjoy with your learners. We discuss how Charlotte Mason principles have been incorporated into this curriculum, what led to the creation of Build Your Library, Emily's recommendations for supplements, and what's on the horizon for Build Your Library families! Show Notes Build Your Library Curriculum www.buildyourlibrary.com A Literary Education: Adapting Charlotte Mason for Modern Secular Homeschoolers by Emily Cook https://amzn.to/2TzGpJj Build Your Library University (for Parents) https://buildyourlibrary.com/build-your-library-university/ Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club https://buildyourlibrary.com/bookclub/ Build Your Library Unit Studies https://buildyourlibrary.com/purchase-unit-studies/ Explode the Code phonics instruction https://www.explodethecode.com/ Handwriting Without Tears https://www.lwtears.com/hwt Growing with Grammar and Soaring with Spelling https://jackrispublishing.com/ Writing With Skill by Susan Wise Bauer https://amzn.to/3e1Y066 Mad Libs https://amzn.to/35GOGAD History Quest by www.pandiapress.com https://amzn.to/34zaper The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer https://amzn.to/2HywjWQ A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola https://amzn.to/2TwMlmb Mellisa Wiley Blog - Here in the Bonny Glen http://melissawiley.com/blog/ Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence Goldstone https://amzn.to/34zHsPv FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Pass the sushi! On today’s Short Bite episode we take a look at a terrific pick and pass card game that flexes the skills of strategy, basic probability, and addition. Sushi Go! is fast, fun, portable, and a must have family game! Sushi Go! Ages 4 and up 2-5 players (up to 8 with Sushi Go Party!) 20 min playtime Skills: strategic thinking, probability, addition FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Sushi Go! - https://amzn.to/37TjNf8 Sushi Go Party! - https://amzn.to/3ozfGLj Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
There are lots of options when it comes to homeschool planners. Even the best paper planners are wrong practically from the start, but with a digital planner option you can easily adjust your flex your schedule when needed. Our favorite planning option is the free online tool Trello. Today we break down Trello, the features we love best, and how we use it to effectively manage our homeschool plan! What is Tello? Why we love it! How our Trello boards are organized Advanced Users FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Trello www.trello.com Facebook Group - Trello for Home Educators https://www.facebook.com/groups/898227893938833/ Using Trello for Homeschool Demo Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cedb3XpSCjI https://youtu.be/_vo1Ae16raY Common Sense Media www.commonsensemedia.org Word Swag http://wordswag.co/ What are we into this week Kingdom of Wrenly (Book 1) - https://amzn.to/35FNVrE Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
With most businesses supporting family entertainment currently closed, there aren’t many sources of new content. So when Mulan appeared on streaming we had to take the opportunity to see something new. Today we discuss our family’s review of Mulan on Disney+ and whether it’s worth the price of admission. FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Mulan - https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/mulan/2jlgPK4K0ilR Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
“Awaken my love!” By popular demand, we’re discussing a family favorite and perfect gameschooling example, Sleeping Queens! Featuring adorable artwork, engaging gameplay, and a little hidden math, it’s the game our daughter can’t get enough of. Another winning title from Gamewright! Sleeping Queens Ages 4 and up 2-5 players 15 min playtime Skills: strategic thinking, addition FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Sleeping Queens - https://amzn.to/340wcM9 Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
As we prepare to study the countries of the world with our Kindergartner, we found many amazing resources that we want to share with our listeners! We've compiled extension books, movies, documentaries, videos, games, and recipes for the countries in North America and we want to provide it free to our listeners! We hope that these resources will be helpful as you embark on your own global journeys! Download the FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes IMDB For all movie listings and general ratings www.imdb.com Just Watch to find if a movie is streaming www.justwatch.com Common Sense Media Reviews for Parents https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reviews Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
Today we sit down with Drew Badger, creator of the reading app Frederick: Learn to Read to discuss ways we can help our children learn to read, common mistakes parents make, and why discovery is such a powerful tool in learning a new skill. Show Notes Frederick: Learn to Read https://englishanyone.com/phonics-iphone-app iOS https://apps.apple.com/app/id1032546853 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.englishanyone.frederick2 English Anyone YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/EnglishAnyone A full transcript of the interview is available on our website https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/drewbadger Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Connect with us Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com
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