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Megan Zechman
Helping you get out of the curriculum box for learning
Helping you get out of the curriculum box for learning

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A Simple & Unique Painting Technique your Teen will Love

Yesterday, my teen and I made these amazing note cards, by using blueberry juice and a rubber stamp! We loved how they turned out. Very elegant, yet incredibly easy to do. My favorite kind of project!!


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FREE 30 Day Summer Art Plan

Looking for a way to keep your teens engaged and learning this summer? Feel like you didn't get quite enough art in this year?

We’ve developed this convenient calendar with links to 30 different art projects, so you can let your middle schooler's creativity run wild these next few weeks.

There are a wide variety of art mediums represented - something for everyone!

What did we include?
✒ watercolors
✒ mosaics
✒ chalk pastels
✒ clay
✒ bleach tie dying
✒ marbling
and more

We hope you'll get creative with us!
#homeschool #EPSummerArt #summerfun

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Challenge your Teens with this Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

As homeschooling families, we spend a lot of time in the car. A LOT of time. For longer road trips, it's easy to have your teen plug-in" for the duration. But what if you want some family bonding time you remember from your childhood vacations? 

If you're traveling with older kids, then you know how difficult it can be to find things to do in the car that don't revolve around electronics. That's why we created this Road Trip Scavenger Hunt with 50 things to search for that will challenge your middle school student.

Before your next long car trip, download copies for your family and challenge each other to see who can find the most items.

#middleschool   #roadtrip   #freebie  

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How to Make the Best Teen Summer Reading List (FREE Printable)

Are you looking for a way to keep your older kids reading this summer? +Susan F Williams has put together a great tool that will help motivate them. Add variety to their reading selections with this free printable.

After they're done with a book, use Reading Portfolio to track and verify independent reading. You can even use it to recommend books. It's an amazing site for teens!!

#summerreading   #middleschool   #ihnsnet  

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Are you homeschooling middle school? If so, then you'll want to check out our Ultimate Guide to How to Homeschool Middle School

+Susan F Williams has compiled a huge list of more than 100 tips, resources, words of encouragement, curriculum ideas, and more, to help you homeschool your teens.

#homeschoolmiddleschool   #ihsnet  

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Are chalk pastels a part of your art curriculum? If not, they should be!


≫easy to use

Want to give them a try? Right now, +Tricia Hodges is having a quick sale on ALL chalk resources. 50% Off!!

Chalk is an important part of our art curriculum and we love Hodgepodge's many books and helpful tutorials.

Chalk Art posts on Education Possible -

If you've ever thought of checking out her books, now is the time. (affiliate link)

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How to Be An Amazing Homeschool Geography Teacher


A Fabulous Geography Giveaway!

In today's global world, middle and high school students should take at least one year of geography.

Don't know where to start with teaching this subject?

With this post, you're covered!  +Susan F Williams has taken the time to gather helpful ideas and resources that will help you be an amazing homeschool geography teacher.

Enter to win some of them!

#middleschool   #highschool    #geography   #giveaway  

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What Older Kids Can Learn at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Is it finally spring where you are?

Here in Florida, spring is in full bloom at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival.

Not only is this special event beautiful, but it's extremely educational too. If you're planning to visit with teens, here are some tips for including some learning into your fun.

#springlearning   #middleschool  

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FREE American Pioneer Notebooking Unit for Middle School for all of our subscribers.

We've developed a 20 page guide for you to use as you study the Pioneers of the American Frontier. Use it as a way to record what you are learning or as a springboard to direct your learning. 

If you enjoyed our Exploring the 13 Colonies Guide, then you'll love this one!

#middleschool     #americanhistory    

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Not a fan of Shakespeare, but know you need to include his works in your home school?

Here are some great tools you can use. Be warned, you might find that you're more of a fan than you think!
I love Shakespeare.  LOVE Shakespeare, and I've been slowly working to introduce him to the kids, and this is a great resource (not to mention the super cool Shakespeare figure).  #homeschooling #ihsnet
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