Homeschool Summer Sharpener #2

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July with your friends and family.  It certainly was a LOUD one, haha!  It was great watching what was once illegal in our state be displayed in our neighborhood though I must admit, it was a little scary seeing fireworks you would normally see at say the Livonia Spree or Detroit Fireworks.  Hey, I will take free family entertainment any day.

Because the holiday was smack dab in the middle of the week, our summer sharpeners got slightly thrown off.  I tried mixing it up a little bit.  I found a great site that I am currently trying out for free called  It is a fun “learn and play platform for young girls.”  The educational team behind it are: “educational experts, teachers, and homeschooling parents.”  There are math challenges, United States map challenges, etc.  The monthly subscription based on type of membership doesn’t seem too shabby, but we are just going to give it a trial run to see how the girls respond to it.  Because I have all girls this is perfect, but if you have boys, they have a site designed specifically for them too called

This week for mini piano/theory camp, the girls are learning about George Frederic Handel.  Sweet Pea (9) is learning Messiah (Halleujah Chorus) and Cup Cake (5.5) is learning All the Pretty Horses (lullaby).  It’s fun mixing up their songs with different composers.  They are intrigued and seem pretty excited thus far so I am a pretty pleased homeschool mommy.

Next week we will be doing learning through recipes.  I will post our adventures next week!

~Stay cool and Happy Summer

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Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She has been married fourteen years to her best friend Ron where he is currently a Solutions Engagement Supervisor for the State of Michigan at UPS. Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development. She hopes to pursue a degree in Marketing and Advertising in the near future. She is currently a professional blogger and freelance writer for multiple sites and enjoys working from home while homeschooling her children. Lindsey is also a musician. She currently plays the piano and flute and sings. She was formerly the children's director at her parents church as well as on the praise and worship team. Lindsey and her family are currently in a new transition with another church and waiting on what their next move will be. Lindsey's hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.