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Julie Kirkwood
Works at Creekside Learning
Attended Virginia Commonwealth University
Lives in Loudoun County, Virginia
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A humorous look at the fashion attempts of a homeschooling mom. At least they don't still making denim jumpers. Wait? What? They do? Hmmmm. Interesting.

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A humorous look at the fashion attempts of a homeschooling mom. At least they don't still making denim jumpers. Wait? What? They do? Hmmmm. Interesting.
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Spring Science Experiments galore! 
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Great list of simple science experiments for Spring. Garden science, Earth Day science, learn about weather and animals, experiment with eggs and seeds. Frog l
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Easter Science:  Grow carrots from scraps, walk on eggs, learn about baby chicks, melt Peeps and more.  #science #homeschool 
Cool science experiments for kids with a Spring and Easter theme. Make eggs bounce or sparkle, learn about chicks, grow carrots, crystal bunnies, candy experiments
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Science for St. Patrick's Day.

Can you engineer a leprechaun trap? What makes a rainbow? What are the chemical properties of gold?

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25+ cool science experiments for kids. Rainbow science, gold science, shamrocks and leprechaun science. Easy and fun experiments to demonstrate science concepts
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Step out of the workbooks and into hands-on, whole-body math learning with this ultimate list of math activities.  From kindergarten to 6th grade, we have ideas here for so many of the math concepts kids learn in those elementary to beginning middle school years.  We have new hands on math ideas posted here regularly on …
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Free printable Valentine hearts 1 to 100 for a Counting Scavenger Hunt. 
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Download and print Valentine numbers from 1 to 100, hide them, then have your child find and sort. We displayed ours on a long ribbon for a great visual display.
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Thinking of homeschooling for kindergarten? Here's how to get started. 

http://creeksidelearning.com/how-to-homeschool-kindergarten/

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How to Homeschool with a Really, Really, Really Active Toddler.
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Real life solutions for homeschooling families with an active toddler from an experienced mom of 3 with a sense of humor...how to homeschool with a toddler
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Cool Science Experiment:  Growing Crystals
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Growing crystals with borax...super easy, cool science experiments for kids. Use a pipe cleaner in any shape, lower it into the borax mixture. Crystals form within
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Recognizing when kids struggle with learning and honoring their path. 
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Reluctant reader or struggling learner? So why do we force feed learning? Is it the belief that children must be taught certain things on a specific timetable.
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Two out of three of my kids have been home for kindergarten. We rarely use worksheets.  I don’t push them to read. Or to practice handwriting. Or  skip count. And you know what? This isn’t a brand new concept. I am not a radical unschooler with my children’s kindergarten education. This is old school kindergarten. We play. And read. …
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Honor and learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. with these 6 books for kids: http://bit.ly/1BaC7sE
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Owner and Creator of Creekside Learning
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  • Creekside Learning
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Loudoun County, Virginia
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Tampa, Florida
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Homeschooling. Naturally.
Introduction
Sharing ideas and resources for hands-on learning for science, math, literature, history and more for preschoolers through elementary school. Sometimes I write about my kids and Sensory Processing Disorder. I also share resources local to Loudoun Co., VA for homeschoolers. Learning  every day alongside my 9, 7 and 5 year olds. Creekside Learning.
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Homeschool mom to 3, rescuer of dogs, explorer of suburban creeks, sipper of perpetually cold coffee.
Education
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Social Work, MSW
  • University of South Florida
    Psychology, B.A.
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Female
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Married