Weekend Homeschool Resources Wrap Up October 4th

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Happy Sunday y’all! I hope you’ve had an amazing weekend! We are super excited to restart this popular series to share our favorite homeschool resources for the week. It will include timely homeschool ideas, encouragement,  and freebies from the past week as well as fun crafts, experiments, and recipes you might want to try this next week!

My oldest two boys are in college, and both were home this weekend … but they have been so busy studying for mid-terms that we hardly got to even see each other! The good news is, that gave me time to go hunt for some great resources for you this weekend …  Homeschool Resources I think you will love!

Great Homeschool Resources:

Some weeks are just filled with good content, and this is one of those weeks.

Unit Studies:

We know you love to find great, timely, relevant unit studies, especially when they are FREE, because I do too! So I’ll help you find them! Here are a couple we think are perfect for this week!

Pumpkin Life Cycle Unit Study

Free Unit Study on the Election Process

Fun Crafts and Experiments:

Are your leaves starting to change yet? If so, it is time to get creative with those beautiful colorful leaves.

Fall Leaf Creatures

And speaking of colorful leaves, here is an experiment that will help explain the changing of colors.

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This time of year, candy and sweets seem to be hard to avoid. And, Girl, I love sweets as much as anyone… but I’m trying to NOT eat so much  unhealthy stuff so I can lose some weight.

Healthy Candy Corn Cups

This week is feast time for us! If you were not aware, my family is Messianic, and this week is the week of Sukkot (Feast of Booths). Unfortunately, we don’t have a sukkah this year. My mother-in-law is living with us and she is blind, diabetic, and in a wheelchair, so needless to say, we can’t just leave her here alone. She has been very sick this weekend too. UPDATE: Hubby took her to the hospital Sunday Night and they think it is vertigo. Prayers appreciated that we get this cleared up.

If you are interested in learning more about Sukkot, watch this video:

We love celebrating Sukkot. Our kids always called it the camping commandment! LOL!! If you want to learn even more, I can recommend this book by another homeschool mom, Robin Sampson, that is a great resource to dig into the Biblical Feasts.

If you are planning to go camping this fall, print out this recipe and take it with you! You will thank me later!

Bacon Ranch Foil Packets

Getting in the Homeschool Groove:

Every year, the hardest part for us has always been finding our homeschool rhythm. What works for my family might not work for you, so I’ve provided several different articles about schedules you might want to consider.

Homeschool Scheduling 101

How to plan your week so you can be more productive 

Loop Scheduling


Rachael Carman is creating a fantastic Counter-Culture Character trait study. Each week she is covering a new trait and providing lots of homeschool resources for cultivating these characteristics!

Speaking of family, I thought I would start introducing you to the family. This is the one and only G. Gordon. I’ve never had a tuxedo kitty before and honestly, I still don’t. This is my hubby’s cat!! He is a man’s cat. Strong. Independent. Somewhat feral. This cat is the least lovey cat I’ve ever seen. Are all tuxedo cats like that?

Flash Back:

Learning how to preserve fall leaves might even make the Leaf Creature craft above even more amazing!!

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Our friend Erin Vincent wrote this humorous article about how Homeschooling is Easier Than Keeping Houseplants Alive. I personally can vouch for this one because I do not have a green thumb!

Great Deals I Found This Weekend:

If you love saving money, be sure to join the Hip Frugal Mom’s Facebook Group for daily deals. And don’t forget to turn on all notifications for that group.

Lego Toy Storage Bag is 33% off!

Women’s Starter Jackets up to 85% off!

Hershey’s Halloween Candy is 25% off!

Men’s Doubleknit Starter Hoodie Certain Selections are up to 61% off! 

DIY Glow in the Dark Slime 60% off!

Robot Building Kit is 43% off! 

Flags of the World Puzzle is 33% off!

Learning Resources 4 Column Pocket Chart is 30% off!

Finally, If you are like me, my hair is not the top priority these days. So having a bad-hair-day baseball cap is considered a necessary homeschool resource in my book! If you haven’t found Homeschool Style yet, you are going to love their products. Here is my current favorite cap!

Let me know how I’m doing. Comment below and let me know which of these homeschool resources is your favorite. If you have one you want me to share next week, please reach out to us on Facebook. Until next week…



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Trish is one of the owners of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, Hip Homeschool Moms, Homeschool Road Trips and Only Passionate Curiosity. Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 23 years and they have three sons (ages 20, 18 and 16). She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures and growing in their faith. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, work in their garden, work puzzles, and play games with the family.

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  1. I wanted to let you know, not all tuxedo cats are “unloving”. We had one “Tipper” and he was the MOST loving cat I have ever encountered. He was also my husbands lap kitty. We were blessed to have him in our lives and miss him so much. Thank you for all of the information you send. MAny blessings to you and your family.

    1. Thanks Becky for letting me know that not all tuxedos are like G. Gordon. He is much loved by all the guys in the family! How ironic Tipper was a man’s cat too! Thank you for being a part of our community and joining in the conversation!! We are glad you’re here.

      1. I hope your mother in law feels better soon. I’ve always thought the festival of booths would be fun, but we’ve never done it.

  2. Thank you for all of your hard work pulling these resources together. We have done the pumpkin life cycle unit study and loved it.

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad you loved the unit study! We have created several life cycle unit studies over there with more to come!! Thank you for that encouragement and for being a part of our community!

  3. Thanks for putting these all in one place! And I can’t wait to try the bacon ranch recipe with my crew 🙂

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