Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Podcast #59

It’s Fall! Time to look at a Fall Bucket List. This is a favorite season is to get outside and explore. Find some great Fall crafts, and participate in many community events. We discuss some of these things and give you some ideas to get your Fall bucket list started. Let’s look at some ideas for little ones and the whole family!

  • Apple picking
  • Game Night
  • Fall Festivals
  • Community Farms
  • Cooking Fall foods
  • Hay Rides
  • Church events
  • and more!

Enjoy seasonal scents in your home or school room? Do you use a diffuser or simmer pot? Here are some essential oils recommended for the Fall season

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove Oil
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sweet Orange
  • Citrus oils
  • Pine Oil
  • Ginger
  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Clove
  • Frankincense

 

Find great Fall blend ideas here

Essential Oils Blends Perfect for Fall

Fall Diffuser Essential Oil Blends

How to use essential oils to create amazing fall scent recipes for your home

See our Fall Pinterest Board Here

 

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Books we mentioned on our show:

How To Make An Apple Pie and See the World

The Bernstein Bears and the Prize Pumpkin

Apples, Apples Everywhere

 

The Berenstein Bears Harvest Festival

 

 

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Incorporating Life Skills

Incorporating Life Skills

Podcast #58

In this epidsoce, we discuss incorporating life skills into your homeschool day. It is so important to pass on those life skills to our children. Homeschoolers have a unique opportunity to learn life skills in the home on a daily basis. Incorporating those lessons throughout the day in your homeschool lessons, will help your children be better prepared for adult life.

Some topics we discussed:

  • Time Management
  • Car maintenance
  • Sewing
  • Cooking
  • Personal Finance
  • Meal Planning
  • Grocery Shopping
  • and more!

 

Books we mentioned on our show:

Clean My Space by Melissa Maker

The Organized Homeschool Life: A Week-By-Week Guide to Homeschool Sanity by Dr. Melanie Wilson


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Our Morning Time Basket

Morning Time Basket

Morning Time Basket|Our Morning Routine

Our Morning Time Basket

Podcast #57

We look at using a morning time basket in our homeschool routine. What is a morning time basket? How is it used and why?

We have lots of morning time pins on our Pinterest board here

 

Books we mentioned on our show:

Piecing Together The High School Puzzle by Joanne Mastronicola

Celebrate High School: Finish with Excellence by Cheryl Bastian

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Introducing: FPEA’s Florida History Adventure+ Bundles

Florida History Adventure BundlesIntroducing: FPEA’s Florida History Adventure+ Bundles

Podcast #56

Homeschooling in Florida? Don’t forget to include Florida History as part of your students curriculum. This may not be so easy! Until now! We are SUPER excited to offer our NEW Florida History Adventure+ Bundles! This episode we will go over some of the details you can look forward to with these Florida History Adventure+ Bundles.

Join us over the next 12 months and learn so much more about the state you live in. We will cover Florida History, but so much more. While these bundles will satisfy your your Florida History credit, these bundles will not just cover History, but will include so much more. Get out and explore some of the excursions we will have listed in the bundles. Science and Literature will be part of some of these bundles. These will be rich with information and many things for all ages to learn and do.

These bundles will include many different items for both young and older students! This bundle will fulfill your Florida History credit. We are making this awesome bundle available FREE to members! There will be a new bundle available each month.

Things you can expect to see in our bundles:

  • Florida History
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Craft/Project Ideas
  • Vocabulary
  • Excursions
  • Field trips
  • and so much more!

Each bundle will feature a related Florida field trip and local excursion suggestions. Some of these field trips will be FPEA excursions! And we hope you will join us. Some of the excursions will be suggested places to visit in Florida and in your local area.

We will also include a Road trip Tracker! Complete 7 of the field trips and there will be a special surprise for you at the 2019 Convention! Watch for more details on this later!

Join us this September in Sanibel Island for both fun and learning. Make a stay-cation of of this FPEA STEM Conference. Sanibel is a beautiful area with lots to explore. Learn more at www.FPEA.com/events

 

Sanibel STEM

Tool Time

Tool Time|Back to HomeschoolTool Time

Podcast #55

It’s that time of year again! Back to Homeschool!  This makes it Tool Time.. Who else is excited? It’s always fun to get ready for the new year. Kids enjoy it as much as parents! Don’t go into the new year unprepared! In this episode, we take a look at the tools you need to get ready to tackle the near year. Whether you are new to homeschooling, or a veteran, we have you covered. What should you fill your “tackle box” with? What do you need to do to get ready? We go over the list of items you might want to have in your arsenal.

Plus, there is something so fun about picking out new school supplies and having all of your household areas covered and ready to go! Get the kids involved. Let them help make a list of items you need to pick up. It is fun for younger kids to pick-out their own supplies (with mom’s help, of course)

Some of the tools you may need:

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens – colored and black/blue
  • Pencil pouches
  • Notebooks
  • Notebook paper
  • Graphing Paper
  • Construction paper/Colored Paper
  • 3×5 cards
  • Binders
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Laminator and laminating sheets
  • Backpack
  • Glue/Glue Sticks
  • Folders
  • File Folders
  • Tape
  • Staplers
  • White Out
  • Post-it Notes
  • Journals
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Planners
  • Calculators – graphing or regular
  • Laptops/tablets/Computers
  • Appropriate software and apps

Also important tools:

  • Co-op and support group memebrships _ You can find co-ops and support groups here www.FPEA.com/groups
  • FPEA Membership

Here are a few links that can help you with your shopping:

https://www.walmart.com/cp/back-to-school/1071204

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/tips/a17427/school-shopping-lists/

https://www.target.com/c/school-office-supplies/-/N-5xsxr

The above lists should give you the help you need to find the right tools to get you on the right track this year! We hope that you are as excited about the new year, or refreshing your year, as we are!

Join us this September in Sanibel Island for both fun and learning. Make a staycation of of this FPEA STEM Conference. Sanibel is a beautiful area with lots to explore.

Sanibel STEM

Get Out the Vote

Get Out the Vote imgGet Out the Vote

Podcast #54

In this podcast, Suzanne and Sharon look at the importance of voting. We look at ways to be more civically involved and why it is important. Get out the Vote! As Florida’s homeschooling association, we recognize the importance of knowing about who our representatives are. Who will be writing and passing future legislation that could impact homeschooling families. It is both important and our responsibility as homeschoolers to vote with an informed education on who is running and what their platform is. Not sure how to become more involved and informed on the candidates? Listen in and learn about some tips and strategies to be more informed.

  • Learn who the candidates are
  • Know their platform
  • Know about their voting history
  • Know where they stand on home education
  • Get involved with a candidates campaign
  • Educate other homeschoolers about the candidate
  • Incorporate civics in your homeschooling studies
  • Involve your students in youth programs

And more importantly – Get out the vote!

 

Join us this September in Sanibel Island for both fun and learning. Make a staycation of of this FPEA STEM Conference. Sanibel is a beautiful area with lots to explore.

Sanibel STEM

 

Staycation

StaycationStaycation

Podcast #53

It’s Summer time!! In this podcast, we look at ways to take a vacation without leaving home! Take a STAYCATION. There are many great ways to enjoy your time off while not leaving home. A staycation is friendly on the family budget too! Explore your area and get to know your state better. You don’t need to go far to relax and have a fun time with family. Florida is possibly one of the best places to take a family staycation. We have so many parks, springs, historical sites and of course, the beach. Florida is blessed with many bodies of water, to get out in the summer time. Florida also has a very rich history, and many locations across the state have places to explore Florida’s past.

Central Florida is the tourist capitol of the world! we are blessed to live in a state that people vacation in! We don’t have to go very far to have a fun time!

 

Suzanne and Sharon discuss ideas for taking a family staycation in their areas.

Brevard County and the Tampa Area.

 

Join us this September in Sanibel Island for both fun and learning. Make a staycation of of this FPEA STEM Conference. Sanibel is a beautiful area with lots to explore.

Sanibel STEM

 

Summer Unplugged

Summer UnpluggedSummer Unplugged

Podcast #52

It’s Summer time!! And it’s time to get unplugged!! Remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? Before the time of all the electronics and devices? Want to help your kids create some lasting memories? Help your kids unplug this summer! Listen in as we talk about a Summer unplugged.

Suzanne and Sharon reminisce about past childhood summers!  We take a walk down memory lane and look at some fun, old fashioned summer fun! There are many ways to have fun in the Summer outside and inside, for those rainy days!

We also look at some good summer reading books. Get outside and have enjoy your SUMMER UNPLUGGED!

 

 

 

Ways to get unplugged this Summer:

  • Ride bikes
  • Play board games
  • Make fresh squeezed lemonade.
  • Find old games that todays kids might not know – pick-up sticks, jacks, old card games.
  • Read some classic books on rainy days.
  • Make homemade ice cream!
  • Play with sidewalk chalk – hopscotch
  • Jump Rope
  • Take some beach days!
  • Catch fireflies
  • Find a family favorite movie and do a movie night.
  • Find a local drive-in theater
  • Explore your town parks
  • Go camping
  • Do backyard camping

Enjoy your summer – away from the electronic devices and make some great family memories. And don’t forget the SUNBLOCK!

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.
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Unpacking After Convention

Unpacking after Convention

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Unpacking After Convention

Podcast #51

We hope you attended the FPEA Homeschool Convention this past Memorial Day weekend. If you did, you may understand just how overwhelming and FUN it can be! Suzanne and Sharon discuss things to do when you come home from Convention and you need to unpack! You may have made many purchases, or listed to many inspiring talks. Take some time to process it all and enjoy it. You will be more prepared and ready for the new school year when you have properly unpacked convention!

Unpacking after Convention is the most effective way to make the most of what you got at convention, whether it was actual purchases or nuggets of inspiration. Join us for tips to get you unpacking!

 

 

 

Takeaway Tips:

  • Take some time to look through your convention materials
  • Take it slow.
  • Listen to the convention audios ( you can purchase them at www.fpea.com/store)
  • Get rid of the things you don’t want or need.
  • Read through your notes.
  • Take some time over the summer to just enjoy the slower time.
  • After you have unpacked your purchases and materials, put it away for a later time.

Enjoy your summer. Be refreshed and ready for the new school year! Look forward to more FPEA fun events!

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.
Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

 

What Does Homeschooling Look Like?

What does homeschooling look likeWhat Does Homeschooling Look Like?

Podcast #50

Wondering what homeschooling looks like? Join Suzanne as she discusses what it does and does not, look like.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.
Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Join us this May for our annual homeschool convention!