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BookShark Homeschool Curriculum

You chose to homeschool so you can have the family life you imagine—full of good books, interesting discussions, laughter, and inside jokes. You want a flexible lifestyle that lets you sleep to a reasonable hour, sneak in some me-time, and still have energy to get the kids to their clubs, rehearsals, and co-ops. 


BookShark’s 4-day, literature-rich curriculum allows for this lifestyle while giving your kids a top-notch education so they can accomplish their dreams. 


Use it as scheduled in the 36-week Instructor’s Guide, or do your own thing and skip around, enjoying the books and hands-on Science activities whenever and however you like! Learn more: download samples or request a catalog.

Being Present

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Being Present

In today's world of gadgets and mobile devices being present with our families and friends becomes more and more difficult. It is so easy to become distracted from what is right in front of us with things that direct our attention to 'out there'. Join our host Janna and her guest Kelly O'Brien as they discuss how to stay in the moment, and set intentions with our homeschool and with our families.

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Building Trust Through Family Adventures

BUILDING TRUST THROUGH FAMILY ADVENTURES

BUILDING TRUST THROUGH FAMILY ADVENTURES

When we think of adventure we may think of big trips and foreign locations but adventure like families comes in many shapes and forms. Learn about the building blocks Ethan and his wife have employed to get to one of their priorities of teaching their kids to adventure. Join Janna and Ethan as they discuss adventure, priorities, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and more!

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Travel the World From Your Kitchen

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Travel The World From Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the part of the house where people gather. It's where we create the food that gives us feelings of nostalgia for grandma's cookies or Dad's Spicy Shrimp with noodles. Food is a universal need and one that allows us with a taste or smell to travel in time and location. Rowena S. took the idea of creating memorable food with an educating twist to create eat2explore. Join Rowena as she and Janna chat about the creation of Eat2Explore and how you can travel the world with cooking, and creating meaningful family time all within the comfort of your kitchen.

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Dad, How Do I? Encourage, Empower, & Edify

Dad, How Do I? Encourage, Empower, & Edify

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We don't pay attention to the little things until we suddenly need some quick or not-so-quick life skill that we realize we were never taught, like how to tie a tie, change a tire, or cook eggs. The list can go on and is different for each individual but all is not lost there are people out there who help people like Rob Kenney, the creator, and host of 'Dad, How Do I?' From 'how to' videos to chin up talks Rob imparts practical advice with a few dad jokes for levity to people of all ages. Join Rob as he speaks with Janna about his experience of creating 'Dad, How Do I?' and more.

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How to Understand Your Neurodivergent Student

How to Understand Your Neurodivergent Student

How to Understand Your Neurodivergent Student

Twice exceptional (2e) students have a foot on both ends of the bell curve. They are highly gifted in some areas and have huge challenges (are neurodivergent) in others. They are often described as "smart but lazy" or "bright but scattered." Join guest Sam Young, an expert on special needs education who is himself neurodivergent, as he provides a wealth of insights for homeschooling your 2e/neurodivergent child.

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How to Foster Your Middle Schooler's Blossoming Independence

How to Foster Your Middle Schooler's Blossoming Independence

How to Foster Your Middle Schooler's Blossoming Independence

In this continued conversation from ep. 114, special guest Andrea Thorpe and host Janna Koch pick up on part two of their discussion about homeschooling middle schoolers. These years don't have to be a season of gritting your teeth and white knuckling through. You can actually thrive when you shift your mindset from controlling your teens to preparing them for the next phase of life. Learn how to handle mistakes (theirs and yours), how to react to their bids for autonomy and alone time, and how to guide them into better decision making without using the phrase "I told you so."

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Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable Middle School Years

Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable Middle School Years

Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable Middle School Years

Join special guest Andrea Thorpe to learn how homeschooling the middle school years can be one of your best seasons yet! During middle school, your children transition from the cute years of elementary school to the independent learning years of high school. Because they are transforming, your parenting and teaching both need to flex as well.

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Why Guitar Is the Perfect Hobby for Homeschoolers

Why Guitar Is the Perfect Hobby for Homeschoolers

Why Guitar Is the Perfect Hobby for Homeschoolers

Learn what makes guitar (or any musical instrument) the perfect homeschool hobby and extracurricular activity in this episode with John Futch. John has been teaching music for over twenty years, currently via First Frets, an online guitar and ukulele program that takes students from beginner to advanced, one step at a time. If you have a musically inclined child, this episode will inspire you to imagine the possibilities playing guitar can open for your family.

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