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B2HS: Tips for Avoiding Homeschooling Burn Out

This is the third post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. I’ve given some advice to new homeschooling mothers and helped you to get your materials organized for a great year. Today, I’m going to give you some … Continue reading

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B2HS: Getting Organized for the New Home School Year

This is the second post in the Back to “Home” School series. Yesterday I gave some advice to new homeschooling mothers, and today, we’ll be discussing how to get organized. So you bought your curriculum and you went school supply … Continue reading

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B2HS: Advice to the New Homeschooling Mother

This is the first post in the Back To “Home” School blog series. Stay tuned this week for more inspiration for the new school year. I remember back when I first started homeschooling my children… I was in my 20s … Continue reading

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How to Hook a Reluctant Reader

Do you have a child who just doesn’t like to read? Maybe they had a hard time when they were learning to read and it burned them out, or perhaps they had a bad school experience with boring reading material. Whatever … Continue reading

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Free Earth Day Mini Unit Study

April 22nd is Earth Day, the annual celebration to inspire awareness about pollution and appreciation for protecting the health of the environment. This is a great reason to get outside, especially if you’ve had a long winter. I know you can probably all enjoy a little fresh … Continue reading

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Learning Vocabulary in Context

“I would have children taught to read before they learn the mechanical arts of reading and writing… A child does not lose by spending a couple of years in acquiring these because he is meanwhile “reading” the Bible, history, geography, … Continue reading

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Can I Combine My Children in One Program?

Many homeschool parents have asked this question, so I thought I would do a blog post to further explain my usual answer. I have often found that our easiest school years were those when everyone was studying the same historic period … Continue reading

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Homeschooling with Puppets!

From the beloved Kermit the Frog to the wacky Oobi, kids love puppets. It can be a full-blown puppet show with a whole cast of characters or a single puppet assisting during a read-aloud. Puppets are a great way to … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Training 101

bibliophile – noun |  bib·lio·phile | \ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l\ Definition : a lover of books; one who loves to read, admire and collect books. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald    I saw a meme the other day that … Continue reading

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Nature Study When It’s STILL Winter

[Original: March 2014] It may be March, but in many states, it’s still very much winter. If you are anything like me, you are dreaming of the day when you can throw open your windows to let in a warm … Continue reading

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