I teach my 2 teens at home and have one child at a public school. My 2 home schooled children learn by correspondence with a lot of supplementary work provided and taught by myself. A lot of this we call "Off the Page" work and are usually the most popular part of the week!
We recently built a lighted box community from boxes. It was a math lesson too!
We used this STUDY STAR successfully, you may find it useful too!
Using home made envelopes and a wide variety of non curriculum activities to avoid wasted time!