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    Published on 03-01-2015 08:27 AM
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    Building a rich vocabulary is important for reading comprehension, speaking, and writing -- all key to your childís success. VocabularySpellingCity is an engaging game-based website and app used to build literacy skills with vocabulary and spelling for K-12 students.


    Your children can use VocabularySpellingCity to practice:
    • Vocabulary
    • Spelling
    • Phonics
    • Writing
    • Language Arts


    VocabularySpellingCity supports any homeschool curriculum, while giving you the freedom to customize word lists and activities towards your specific educational goals with an abundance of word study resources.

    For this monthís giveaway, VocabularySpellingCity is offering five lucky SecularHomeschool.com members a chance to win a Family Premium membership, each valued at $29.99.

    Keep up with the latest at Vocabulary Spelling City:





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    View the official rules of this giveaway.
    Published on 03-08-2015 12:08 AM
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    We're excited to share this great blog post reprint from SHS member Queenbee. Thank you, Queenbee, for allowing us to share this at SHS!

    Queenbee, mom to four daughters ages 10 to 14, is currently in her tenth year of homeschooling. In addition to wrangling and educating the children, she enjoys writing, painting, reading good books, spending time with friends, and lounging in the sun (it may never happen, but she enjoys it!). Please enjoy her blog post reprint here on SHS and if you want to check out her blog, you can visit it here: Lost Persons Homeschool.


    March is Women's History Month



    Yes, March is the month of St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish-American, the first day of spring, and National Nutrition Month... but it's also Women's History Month! If you're like me, you probably already try to incorporate women's history into history. But because of the long-standing disservice done to women (and especially women of color) ...
    by Published on 03-02-2015 05:40 PM

    March is Music for Schools Month so here is a collection of Musical Education Sites!
    by Published on 03-29-2015 12:13 AM
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    So, it is Spring Break time of year for public schools. Might have been a couple weeks ago, this past week or next week or even the week after depending on your area!
    And while we are not public school, we do still take a Spring Break at our house.

    We homeschool almost year round and when I plan out the calendar, I try to finagle it so that we get a break this time of year BUT it falls the week before or after the public school break so we don't have to deal with the excess out there.

    My boys usually head down to their grandparents(both sets live in the same town) for the week and this year is no exception!
    They are down there right now, enjoying being spoiled plus helping do some heavy work as both grandfathers have had surgery within the last week or so. Nothing major but enough that some of the normal Spring prep work is unable to be done by them. So, my boys are being good boys and helping out.
    We go down and get them next Friday, have a family Easter on Saturday before we head home.

    Gives us all a little break, just enough for the final push into late June.
    Do you take a Spring Break in your homeschool?
    If so, are you doing anything special or just relaxing at home?
    Click here to tell us!!! ...