Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #15

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #15 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt (usually).  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.  I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool!  Thank you all for being a part of … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

No Linkup this week!

Sorry guys ... I forgot to tell you we are off for spring break / Passover this week.  So, we won't have our next linkup until Monday, April 21st. Be watching for it! We hope you have a great week!!     Trish, Chase, Gage and Blake Live and Learn Farm … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #14

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #14 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques. Although most of the moms seem to be so busy, we just don’t have time to pull this off.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.  I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #13

Wow, it is our Middle and High School LinkUp #13 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques. Although most of the moms seem to be so busy, we just don't have time to pull this off.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below. You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites: Amy at Homeschool Encouragement Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host) DaLynn at Holy Splendor Jennifer at Royal … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #12

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #12 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below. You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites: Amy at Homeschool Encouragement Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host) DaLynn at Holy Splendor Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs Laura at Day by Day in … [Read More.]

skydiving

Skydiving

I am taking part in a homeschooling creative writing linkup for tweens and teens.  This post is for the 11th linkup and will be using the "He had two thoughts before jumping out of the plane" writing prompt.   He had two thoughts before jumping out of the plane. "This is crazy" and "I should stop thinking".  Last week, John had finally made the decision to go skydiving.  Now, he's having second thoughts.  "Relax," the pilot told him "You're over thinking it. Just step out." That was the last thing he heard before he willed his legs to move, and jumped. The next thing he knew, he heard a deafening roar in his ears, and he saw a row of clouds rushing towards him. Instinctively, John … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #11

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #11 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below. You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites: Amy at Homeschool Encouragement Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host) DaLynn at Holy Splendor Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs Laura at Day by Day in … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #10

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #10 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog on their mom's blog and then link their articles below. You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites: Amy at Homeschool Encouragement Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host) DaLynn at Holy Splendor Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs Laura at Day by Day in … [Read More.]

soccer

My Love for Soccer

Hello!  This is the seventh linkup post!  This will be easy because of my subject, my love for soccer!  I've played it since I was three and I just love it. I really enjoyed writing this post!   First, let's cover some of the things I like about soccer.  I like having competition, because in my opinion without any competition there is no fun. Meeting new people, making new friends, and the tournaments are all things I really enjoy. I love tournaments because you can figure out which team is usually in the finals!  I love the challenge of making a goal, weaving my way through the defense and getting past them to score. You get the first kick off, and … [Read More.]

The worlds biggest cave

I Want to Go Caving

Hello! Sorry my linkups are a little behind, I've been busy and every chance we've had to work on them it slips by or something else comes up. This link up is the 7th one and it is the one where I tell you about something I like or am interested in. So, I'm going to tell you why I want to go caving!   Caving is a bit of an extreme sport for some, but for others, like the people from my Amazing Caves post, caving is a way to find cures for diseases or fossils. I am really interested in caving for archaeology, but I've never been in a real cave. I've been in one built at a place high in the mountains called Rock City. It was obviously fake having huge gems in the walls and ceilings, … [Read More.]

World without light button

A World Without Light

This article is written by me, Chase.  I am 14 years old and am writing this post in response to our creative writing blogging class. The topic for this article is "An Invention that Could Change the World."  There are many problems in the world.  Some of them are small and hardly even problems.  But others are true problems, problems that could hurt people and sometimes even take their lives. When I began writing this post, I wasn't sure what to write about, but then something came to me. We all use electricity, and we use it quite regularly.  But as you well know, there are parts of the world that simply cannot get electricity. This means that those parts of the world have to go to great … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #9

Welcome back to the Middle and High School (tweens, teens & moms) Creative Writing LinkUp! Well last week was not a stellar week here at Live and Learn Farm… I didn’t get a single post up from the Corlew boys. The sad thing is they are all written, they just need editing (mom) and I didn’t do it. So, I’m being real here… sometimes it is mom that slows progress down and not the homeschooled children.  Can you relate?  If that sounds like something you read before... you have.  Week two of not getting posts up.  But, we will this week.  All.of.them!  Hold me to it too! We are so excited to have this linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet! … [Read More.]

What Year is it

In twenty years…

Hello. This will be our sixth linkup post! Today's topic will be "In twenty years..." This will be different because I am used to "what if I" kind of posts. But this is not one of that kind, so it may be more of a challenge.   "Huh, where am I?" I asked, as I woke up. I looked up to see a huge crowd of people with odd clothes and there was a peculiar terrain around us. I asked again "Please tell me where I am."  I only remember going to bed and falling asleep. Then a man from the crowd walked up to me and said something I could not understand.  Right after that, I passed out. I awoke again to find myself this time in a small but technological home. … [Read More.]

My two favorite hobbies coding and photography

An Odd Combo – Photography and Coding

This week's topic is going to be fun, because it can be about anything I want. So I decided to write about two of my favorite topics right now, an odd combo - Photography and Coding. Actually, in a way they're related.  I mean, unless you happen to be using film, your camera (whether you're using a high quality DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or even your phone) is a computer. And for a computer to work, it has to have code. I'm not going to go into a whole lot of detail, because I don't want to scare anyone off with crazy code and text.  Instead I'm going to talk about why I love to do these things, and why they interest me. To start off, I want to talk about photography. I first … [Read More.]

In 20 Years

The World has Changed in 20 Years

The world has changed in 20 years... This is our 6th Linkup and it is a really open topic about 20 years from now. One of the most exciting changes is we now have deep space exploration ships! And they have discovered seven new galaxies. One was inhabited, and that is where our trouble and discoveries began! The galaxy had six planets and two were extremely close together. Both of those planets were inhabited. The creatures that were occupying these planets were intelligent and humanoid, but their appearances were quite different. Indigenous to one of the planets were reptilian scaled humanoids that were green, had tails, and strange crown-like formations where scales had grown … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #8

Welcome back to the Middle and High School (tweens, teens & moms) Creative Writing LinkUp! Well last week was not a stellar week here at Live and Learn Farm... I didn't get a single post up from the Corlew boys. The sad thing is they are all written, they just need editing (mom) and I didn't do it. So, I'm being real here... sometimes it is mom that slows progress down and not the homeschooled children.  Can you relate? We are so excited to have this linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet! And, of course, it is a place for us moms to sometimes share middle school and high school homeschool articles we write.  We have had some extremely successful writing prompts and … [Read More.]

Boost Your Blog

Boost Your Blog in 100 Days Challenge

Boost Your Blog in 100 Days Challenge How exciting!  I am taking part in a fantastic challenge for the next 100 days,  if you are a blogger interested in growing your blog, I hope you will join us! It is an opportunity to work together to learn how to grow your blog with social media channels like Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.  I'm sure you have heard as many times as I have, content is king ... and, to be honest, it is true.  Content IS king!  But we all know that getting the content in front of people who actually want to read it is just as important. So, meet the Queen of the Kingdom, Social Media. Once you are being just plain great with fantastic content, it's time to … [Read More.]

Middle / High School Linkup

Middle and High School LinkUp #7

Welcome back to the Middle and High School (tweens, teens & moms) Creative Writing LinkUp!  This past week got completely away from me and two of my boys' posts didn't even get added to the linky. Seems this mommy has so much going on I can hardly keep up. I know you understand and have felt the same way!  But it's a new week and here I am behind again.  I really do need about a week to catch up... I need a teacher workweek please! Well, since that isn't happening for a couple of months, I better get to the linky, or it won't get done tonight either! Thank you for coming back to the LinkUp! We are so excited to have this linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet! And, … [Read More.]

In Twenty Years

Dear Chase in Twenty Years

The future is always something that people think about, whether it's what's for dinner tonight or how the world will look in a thousand years.  So today, I'm going to write about what the future will be like in twenty years.  I might go a little crazy with my imagination, so everything in here might be a BIT far-fetched.  But that's what I like about this subject, I can take it anywhere I want. To start off, I'll give a quick overview of what's happened in the last twenty years, then how life is now. Finally what I think life will be like after twenty years. Oh and one more thing, I will be writing this like a story so keep that in mind while reading. April 5, 2034 Dear … [Read More.]

Almost Montessori Unifix Track

Almost Montessori Unifix Cubes and Mathematical Patterns

One of the concepts that is so foundational and part of the very core of Montessori is teaching abstract math concepts with concrete materials.  I'll be introducing you to Almost Montessori Unifix Cubes. If you are enjoying this post and want to see more, please sign up for our newsletter, join us on Facebook and Google+, follow us on Twitter and Pinterest or sign up on the right to follow our blog. All of my boys are extremely advanced in math (seriously, my 10-year-old is doing Algebra) and I give 100% credit to the way Montessori teaches Math.  This approach to math is so very logical, clear and highly effective. The students internalize math skills with these concrete materials and the … [Read More.]