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Fun & Educational In Tennessee: Darrell’s Place Playground In Warrior’s Path State Park

Although we’ve been visiting family in the Kingsport, TN area for years, we just recently found out about the wonderful playground at Warrior’s Path State Park. Darrell’s Dream is set in a beautiful wooded area, with a stream running through it.  Walk up to the tree house to the left, …

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Early American History: Squanto and Thanksgiving ~ Week 3 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about Squanto, the help he gave to the Pilgrims, and …

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Fun & Educational In Tennessee: Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City

I love taking M to hands-on children’s museums. They always offer creative, educational, and fun stuff to do that in most cases …

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Count My Blessings 1-2-3 ~ Children’s Book Review and Giveaway (U.S. – 8/26)

It’s time for another review and giveaway of a fun book for preschoolers from Tommy Nelson!  Little ones will love the bright …

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Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories ~ Children’s Book Review and Giveaway (U.S. – 8/23)

You really want to read to your kids, but the days don’t seem long enough to fit it in sometimes. Or perhaps …

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Early American History: The Mayflower ~ Week 2 Lesson Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and …

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Fun & Educational in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Pan For Gems

We did something different this year during our annual visit to the Gatlinburg area.  We found the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine in …

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Early American History: Jamestown and Pocohontas ~ Week 1 Lesson Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and …

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Early American History ~ Assembling the Student History Journals

This post describes how to assemble the Student History Journals for the Early American History lesson plans. For an introduction to this …

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Early American History ~ Timeline Folders and Poster with Free Printables

This post describes how to assemble the timeline folders and poster for the Early American History lesson plans.  For an introduction to …

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Early American History ~ Lesson Plans and Printables for Kindergarten and First Grade

Introduction It’s time for a new school year, and we are busy making plans for our homeschool coop classes starting at the …

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The Great Smoky Mountains ~ The Ogle Homestead and Roaring Fork Auto Tour

If you are planning a visit to the Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg areas, how would you like to incorporate some outdoor experiences …

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Bedtime Devotions With Jesus ~ Children’s Book Review

Good Night, Sleep Tight I go to bed and sleep in peace.  Lord, only you keep me safe. – Psalm 4:8 Disclosure: …

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Jesus Calling For Little Ones ~ Children’s Book Review

When we opened our package from Tommy Nelson, my daughter claimed this book as her new nightly devotional book.  She decided we …

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Noah’s Noisy Zoo ~ Children’s Book Review

Kids love animals!  Read them a book full of critters making funny faces and you will have their rapt attention.  Noah’s Ark …

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New Channing O’Banning Chapter Books For Early Readers ~ Review

This month Thomas Nelson is introducing a new chapter book series for early readers by Angela Spady, featuring a quirky 4th-grade girl, …