The Art of Strewing ebook

With The Art of Strewing you will learn:

  • When and where to strew
  • Strategies to avoid
  • How to keep things simplified and not go overboard
  • The importance of attitude in strewing

Every parent wants their child to have a passion for learning, not just because study is demanded of them, but because they possess a drive for richness and diversity in life.

Unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers accomplish this through strategic placement of resources and opportunities that they believe their children will benefit from and enjoy.

Notebooking Examples & Freebies

We love notebooking in our house. It’s easier to plan and set up than lapbooking, and it can be used with virtually any subject.

When we started moving towards unschooling, I was pretty sure that notebooking would fade out of our home. To my surprise, the girls still enjoy having a notebooking page to doodle, draw, and jot down thoughts on while we read and explore topics. They find it helpful to focus, listen, and interact with the information.

It also makes a pretty impressive portfolio for our records. We can flip through our binders and immediately see what the girls read, heard, and understood.

Strewing Inspiration Through Technology

Today is the last day of the iHomeschool Network Hopscotch! I just want to thank all of you for your greats comments and feedback on here, Facebook, Google+, and in person. You guys are great and I had a blast. I hope you have enjoyed The Art of Strewing! From Africa To Korea – Through Space And […]

The Nation Divides – Civil War {Blood On The Border}

Welcome to the next installment of our Blood On The Border study, where we are learning about how the Civil War played out in the state of Kansas. We have finally made it to the beginning of the war! If you have missed out on all the fun, so far we have studied: The Western Expansion (which explains how Kansas became a territory) Slavery In Kansas and don’t miss out on the FREE Notebooking Pack that goes […]


If you are a newcomer to my blog- Welcome!  I have recently been moving my blog from a free account to my own server-hosted domain.

In that process I have revamped my theme and blog name.  These Temporary Tents is what I have decided to call this blog.

Why tents?  Well, there are several reasons.

First, we are a military family.  That means we move- a lot.

Secondly, we are Christians and believe that life on this earth is only temporary- it doesn’t end here.

Finally, we are homeschoolers/unschoolers who believe that learning is best done as a family or community (a gathering of tents).

Christmas Gift Ideas (Under $20) for Scouts, Campers, Backpackers, and Outdoorsy Types

Gadgets and gear for people that love the outdoors

This past year  both of the girls have become involved in scouts, which means that I have stepped up to help. We’ve had an exciting year of camping, hiking, and adventure.

Even before scouts, we have always loved the outdoors. Hiking and nature walks were a large part of our life in both Washington state and Kansas.

This year for Christmas I have decided to do my gift shopping in three areas: books, games, and scouting gear. The girls are getting too old for toys, and they have plenty of electronics.

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Outdoor gear and gadgets make great Christmas gifts because most people enjoy getting something useful. Plus they will be amazed at all the cool new tools out there that solve the same old outdoor conundrums.

Our Mostly Free Summer Adventure

As you may have noticed I took a break from blogging this summer. Now that we are getting into our groove here in Oklahoma we have found our schedule increasingly busier. We have a local homeschool co-op, monthly art workshops, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church, choir, and more!

But the main reason that I haven’t blogged is because we simply weren’t home. We took a 3-week, 3,000 mile road trip to visit family and have some free fun!

Introducing Algebra Concepts in a Fun Way with DragonBox 12+ App

 Feed dragons and solve equations – DragonBox 12+ app

I think all parents want to find quality apps and games for their child that will engage them and help them learn in a fun way. There are thousands of websites and apps that promise to do just that. However in my experience many of them turn out to be simply drills disguised as games or they don’t provide enough information for a child to really grasp the concepts.

Excellent, engaging apps are not rare, but they are the exception. Today I’m excited to share our experience with DragonBox educational apps.

Make a Dollar Store Botany Kit

One of my favorite subjects to teach at our homeschool co-op in the Spring is botany! Studying plants and flowers goes right along with the blossoming fields of the season.

In the past I have taught a simple plant study to younger kids, but this year I decided to try an older group. We watched videos, did hands-on dissection and experiments, and made a lapbook.

Children’s Books About Korea! Review and Giveaway

Are you ready for our second review from Tuttle Publishing?

These books are going to appeal to way more of my readers because they are. . . . children’s books!

Children’s books about Korea from Tuttle Publishing

Along with the language phrasebooks, Tuttle was gracious enough to send us some gorgeous hardcover children’s books to review.

Just ask me how difficult it can be to find quality books about Korea to use in your homeschool. There is a plethora of materials out there for China and Japan, but Korea seems to be overlooked by most English speaking companies.