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What’s New at Build Your Library

You’ve probably noticed that it has been quiet around here lately. I never mean to neglect social media and my blog, but life takes over and projects happen, and well…you get the idea. So I thought I’d take a moment … Continue reading

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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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Beating the Winter Blues

It happens every year, right around February. The thrill of the shiny new school year has worn off, the daily grind has started grinding on your nerves – maybe the cold weather is keeping you inside and your family is … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Education: Teaching Academics

This is part 3 of the Literature-Based Education series. Follow these links to read Part 1 and Part 2. It may sound obvious enough – but any school subject can be taught with living books. Science, history, art, grammar, even … Continue reading

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Summer Sale!

Summer is upon us, which means one thing to homechoolers – planning for the next school year! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been busy making lists of books and school supplies we’ll need for this fall. I have … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Early Learning

My youngest child, Regina, is 4. I am often asked by well meaning strangers and family members when I’m going to start teaching her. I usually say that I already am – but it might not appear to be true. … Continue reading

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New – History and Science Based Narration Cards

One of the staples of Build Your Library curriculum are the Narration Cards. Narration is really the foundation of my program. Narration builds thinking skills, writing skills, vocabulary, listening skills – it is such an important part of your child’s … Continue reading

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Back to Homeschool Series – “Book Organization”

It’s that time of year again! By the end of August, I’m usually just about ready for autumn to begin. I love this season – the leaves changing, the cooler temperatures, the brand spanking new school supplies, and the excitement that … Continue reading

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Is Homeschooling Expensive?

Homeschoolers today have the benefit of an abundance of curricula to choose from. There are programs out there for every style of homeschooling, for every type of learner, and for every budget. It’s extremely easy to become overwhelmed and it’s … Continue reading

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Unit Study: The Hobbit

       When most people think of J.R.R. Tolkien, they think of the Lord of the Rings, especially since the release of Peter Jackson’s movie version several years ago. However, Tolkien wrote The Hobbit first, and it is a reading experience that … Continue reading

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