Weekly Homeschool Resources Wrap Up – The Note with Bro and Rock On!

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Happy Friday, Y’all! Thank you for such a warm welcome back to our weekend homeschool resources wrap up this past Sunday! We appreciate you guys so much and hope that you loved the resources we found and shared!

This week has been filled with soccer. My youngest son has played on our community soccer league for over ten years… but this year is different. THAT is the understatement of the year! They decided to have a short intensive soccer season.

No practices.

Four games.

Two weeks.

But honestly, I’m so thankful for some sense of normalcy!

What is returning to normal in your world?

One thing I’m not so excited about is that it is getting darker earlier ALREADY! Y’all, where did the summer go?  And speaking of summer ending, is anybody else dreading the time change?


What wins did you have this week? I have to start my wins with helping Gran figure out what is going on with her dizziness. We have to be involved in our healthcare. Doctors and nurses are human. They miss stuff. Gran went the to the emergency room and they missed her having a UTI… and UTIs are super dangerous in older people. In older people symptoms include mimicking dementia! She literally didn’t remember where the bathroom was here at our house. I caught the signs on the labwork and sent them to her regular doctor and they agreed and got some antibiotics called in. So that was my biggest win this week.

Another win would have to be getting this note from my son. Yes, that is his professor speaking … (I know what you are thinking and all I can say about the professor is, right?!!) But I really can’t take credit for this! It all goes to IEW! If you haven’t checked into Institute for Excellence in Writing yet, you really should. This is not my first experience with a college professor bragging on one of my kiddo’s writing. My oldest son also received this kind of response as well! Gage snapped this message from his computer, so it looks pixelated.


Great Homeschool Resources:

This week has been a super busy one! We’ve gotten lots done, but we have also been taking care of Gran and nursing her back to health too. I consider those times as important to my kids as their academic education. Our children need to see us putting people ahead of projects.

Showing compassion.



I’m just going to keep it real; patience is not my strong suite. I struggle with this one mightily. I laugh when I hear someone say, “I could never homeschool! I don’t have the patience!” If they only knew my struggle.


Speaking of kindness, that is the Counter-Culture Character study this week by Rachael Carman. If you are not already doing this with your children, I would highly recommend you look into it!


Here are some of our favorite posts we found this week that we thought you would love!


Pumpkin School by our Journey Westward is great!

Are you still trying to figure out how to grade science? This might help!

Fall is when apples are being harvested, so to celebrate here are a bunch of apple educational resources!

Our favorite Spelling and Reading curriculum is having a giveaway. Be sure to enter! 

Fun Arts, Crafts, and Experiments:

When you think of pumpkins, art is not usually what comes to mind. But we are about to change that! Ever heard of pointillism?

Do your kiddos love slime?  Here is a fun recipe for fall!!

Do your kiddos love pumpkin spice too? Here is a pumpkin spice playdough recipe!

We did this craft on a camping trip. Even the boys got into making these! 


Do you have a resistant learner? You will want to read this article and grab her parent resource for this one!

Super sweet encouragement poster to hang in your homeschool / class area.

Have you ever wanted to throw the curriculum away? This article might actually help you do that!


All of the Amanda Bennett Download N’ Go Unit Studies are on sale this weekend! Over 60% off!

Christian Book is having a big sale this weekend. Save up to 40% off select homeschool curriculum and resources for a limited time only >> https://bit.ly/31yP6Iq Add FREE U.S. SHIPPING to orders over $35 with code HSFBOCT20

Real Refreshment Retreat Online is a 2-day Retreat for Christian Moms. BOGO. Buy one, get the second free. So bring a friend! The person who purchases the full price registration will then need to email Heather Bowen at [email protected] with the name and email address of the friend coming for free.

Off season deal! First Day Back to School Reusable Chalk Board is 50% off!

When you work a globe puzzle you interact with the location of the continents and countries on a different level than just looking at a globe. Active learning helps our children remember information better! This puzzle is 30% off!


I wanted to introduce you to another member of our family. This is Gracie. She is our oldest cat. She is 14 years old and is the mom to the rest of our cats (except G. Gordon, whom you met last week). Gracie is the most lovable of our cats. She is super fast to purr but does not like sitting in your lap. She loves to catch butterflies and eat Pringles…which my kiddos are not supposed to be feeding her! She needs to go on a kitty diet.

Flash Back:

I am a firm believer you can work paper mache into any study… and it is super affordable and easy to make! Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make it! 

Homeschool Resources


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…


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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