The Nut House Academy

Dissecting Crayfish at Classical Conversations Homeschool Group

    I was room mom for Wee Nut’s ABC class the day our Classical Conversations group dissected Crawdads. The group of 4-5 year old boys were all super excited and not one bit squeamish. My Little Owee was not really sure what to do, but when we found the Heart, his excitement level...
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Kids Earn a Free Book with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

We have been doing the Summer Reading Program at Barnes & Noble for years. This is Little Nut Nut’s first year and Wing Nut’s last year to participate, the program is open for kids in grades 1st-6th. My kids love to read and they have book lights or sit near their closet lights for...
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Batman Coloring Pages and Birthday Party Ideas

Batman, that mysterious Dark Knight that roams Gotham City. Created by DC Comics, Batman has been a hero for the young and old alike for over 60 years. Unlike Superman, also created by DC Comics, who can be found fighting villains mostly during the day, Batman finds most of his enemies lurking in the...
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Coloring is Not Just For Fun

Well…it sure is lots of fun, but coloring is so much more than just a fun way to pass the time. From the very beginning of a child’s coloring experience coloring is full of education. As they learn to hold a crayon and go from scribbling to controlled movements, they learn how to draw...
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Free Printable Easter Coloring Pages

Easter is as sure a sign that warm weather is here as Halloween is a sign that the warm weather is gone. It is a wonderful holiday, surrounded by blooming flowers, budding trees, kids playing in the back yard and relaxing walks after dinner. By the time Easter rolls around, the days are noticeably...
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The Big Kids Help Out with a New Flag for Memorial Day

After a quick Memorial Day homeschool lesson yesterday, we put up a new American Flag. Wing Nut and E Nut helped out and did a great job 🙂    
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StartWrite 6 Handwriting Software for Creating Worksheets

Startwrite Handwriting Software

It is true what they say about boys and terrible handwriting, my boys penmanship is atrocious! I have learned to decipher my 7 year old E Nut’s writing, and that was no small task, but it has been driving me crazy that half the time I have no idea what his homework says. He...
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Homeschool Spring Lego Competition Prizes

Yesterday I shared photos of Little Nut Nut with his winning entry for our homescchool Lego Competition that we had yesterday. I never did get photos of the 2 other entries from Wing Nut and E Nut, who also won by the way. The competition came about because of a trendy fad that has...
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Winner of the Best Talking Animal Spring Garden Lego Creation

Even though it was Sunday, The Nut House Homeschool was in session. Today’s assignment was to create a Lego creation based on Spring. The kids were asked to use as many Legos as the could to create a Spring setting. Little Nut Nut, Wee Nut and Honey Nut have a massive Duplo collection and...
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Working on the Addition and Family Workout

After opening up our addition in June of last year, we took a break from the constant work. It was getting to be too much physically, emotionally and financially. It was nice to take some time off, but now it is getting to the point where it is getting annoying that it is still...
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Reasons Why I Homeschool: Colonial Williamsburg

In September we went to Colonial Williamsburg for the Homeschool experience they have. There are special workshops and discounts for homschool families in September and then again sometime in the spring I think. If you know how we roll, it shouldn’t surprise you that we missed out on most of the scheduled homeschool activities,...
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Meet Maria Dobsonfly

You might remember last summer when I talked about the Dobsonfly that I found outside our back door. I have never seen anything like this thing before. I have lived in this house for over 7 years and I never heard of them either. I guess that they live near water and come out...
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Reasons Why I Homeschool: ADHD

The question mark after the diagnosis of ADHD is really how I feel about my oldest son Wing Nut’s situation. When it comes down it, I am really not sure I believe that is what he has. He has many of the classic symptoms of ADHD, but on top of that he has also...
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